European Tour UK Qualifier 8 Review
The second Euro Tour UK qualifier was carried out today with Nathan Aspinall, Glen Durrant, Steve Beaton and Mervyn King among the double qualifiers for the Danish Darts Open.
Again the evergreen Steve Beaton continues his ever-present record of qualifying for all European Tour events this year after dispatching Adam Hunt in a 6-2 victory with a pretty impressive 96 average. Aspinall beat Devon Peterson 6-1 but Devon had a higher average of 99 versus 97.6 from Aspinall – finishing was the key in this match with Aspinall in finishing mode. Mervyn King achieved similar results seeing off Ryan Meikle in a 6-1 win. A good win for King with a 96 average.
Glen Durrant also secured double qualification by sneaking past Robert Owen 6-5 – finishing was paramount here, unlucky for Owen. The Australian Kyle Anderson, partnering Simon Whitlock in June at the PDC World Cup, had the best average in the final round demolishing The Mirrorman Simon Stevenson 6-1, with a 105 average.
Michael Smith, Steve West and Ryan Harrington (double qualifier) among others also all secured qualification and will play in Copenhagen. Ryan ‘got out the gate quick’ (no pun intended Rod!) to beat the much fancied Josh Payne 6-1.
Personally I am glad to see Northern Ireland’s Kevin Burness make it through the qualifiers this afternoon – he didn’t show his class in the first qualifier but made up for it with a 6-4 win over Jamie Lewis to qualify.
|96.5||Beaton, Steve||6||2||Hunt, Adam||86.7|
|90.7||Smith, Michael||6||2||Hudson, Peter||83.5|
|97.6||Aspinall, Nathan||6||1||Petersen, Devon||99|
|99.6||King, Mervyn||6||1||Meikle, Ryan||84|
|84.4||Shepherd, Kirk||6||2||Mansell, Mickey||77.3|
|87.8||West, Steve||6||5||Whitehead, Conan||85.2|
|86.3||Burness, Kevin||6||4||Lewis, Jamie||89.3|
|95.8||Dobey, Chris||6||2||Richardson, James||91.5|
|96.2||Robinson, Reece||6||5||Brown, Keegan||97.5|
|88.2||Todd, Mick||6||3||Smith, Ross||87.7|
|99.4||Durrant, Glen||6||3||Owen, Robert||95.3|
|94.8||Harrington, Ryan||6||1||Payne, Josh||83.9|
|84||O’Connor, William||6||5||Askew, Jason||89|
|86.6||Woodhouse, Luke||6||4||Searle, Ryan||86.3|
|105.7||Anderson, Kyle||6||1||Stevenson, Simon||96.1|
|89.3||Taylor, Scott||6||3||Dolan, Brendan||94.6|
|96.7||Lennon, Steve||6||2||Jones, Wayne||88.2|
|90.4||Joyce, Ryan||6||2||Wilson, Stu||86.8|