Fitzpatrick and Heta pick up DPA Pro Tour wins
Steve Fitzpatrick and Damon Heta were the two winners on a double header of DPA Pro Tour Events on Saturday defeating James Bailey and Haupai Puha.
Fitzpatrick, who was an early exit in Friday’s Event and who had played the final weekend of Development Tour Events in 2018 reaching two Last 16’s out of the four events, started the day having to play two Round Robin matches and came through them matches defeating Nathan Simpson and Emma Watkins both 3-1. Then went into the Last 32 and cruised his way to the final defeating Ryan Lynch, Mathew Leahy, Justin Thompson and Rhys Matthewson dropping just seven legs in those four matches. In the final, he played Friday’s winner James Bailey and a man who beat him in that Event. Fitzpatrick started the final winning back to back legs in 23 and 17 Darts before Bailey broke back with an 18 Darter and then held throw with a 19 Darter to make it 2 apiece. The Pair then shared the next four legs with Fitzpatrick hitting two 15 Darters and Bailey with a 13 and 11 to end up at 4 apiece. Bailey broke with a 17 Darter and was throwing for the title before missing 3 match darts and Fitzpatrick breaking back for a deciding leg which he went on to win for a 13 Darter to claim the title!
Friday’s winner Bailey started off the day playing three Round Robin matches and just dropping one leg in his wins against Paul Cotton, Clayton Collins and Cody King. Then he moved into the last 32 coming through some tight matches against Raymond O’Donnell, Rob Modra, Raymond Smith for the second straight day in the quarter finals and Koha Kokiri and was unable to pick up back to back titles.
In the Second Event of the day, Damon Heta came out the winner defeating Haupai Puha in the final. He stormed his way to the final defeating Brad Johnson, Event Two Winner Steve Fitzpatrick, Koha Kokiri, Tim Pusey and Rhys Matthewson and dropping just 11 legs overall. In the final, Heta stormed into a 5-0 lead in just 78 Darts and looked no way back for Puha before he pulled a leg back in 15 Darts before Heta claimed the title with a 14 Darter hitting a 180 along the way!
Puha reached his first final of the year defeating Graeme Lowe, Aaron Delvendiep, Raymond O’Donnell, Bill Aitken and Raymond Smith but was able to win the decider.
The Harrows Pro Tour Concludes at the Warilla Bowls and recreation Club, Warilla, NSW on Sunday with Event Four and all Results and Live Scores can be check out at tv.dartconnect.com.