PDCNB: Larsson and Viljanen victorious in Copenhagen
Kim Viljanen and Daniel Larsson took the first two PDC Nordic and Baltic Pro Tour titles of 2018 in Copenhagen while Marko Kantele, Madars Razma and Larsson claimed qualification for the first three European Tour events this year.
The weekend began on Friday night in Denmark with Marko Kantele and Madars Razma earning qualification for the opening two European Tour events or this year.
Kantele will be representing Nordic and Baltic at the German Darts Championship at the end of March before tour card holder Madars Razma will participate at the German Darts Masters mid-April.
Kim Viljanen then took victory in the opening Pro Tour event of 2018 after winning the majority of the events in the Nordic and Baltic area last year. Viljanen attended PDC Qualifying School just a week ago but failed to grab one of the golden tickets.
The Helsinki-based ace began his campaign on Saturday afternoon with a 6-0 whitewashing of Søren Hedegaard before beating Edwin Torbjörnsson 6-3. Wins against Brian Andersen and Per Laursen sent the Finland World Cup of Darts participant into the semi-finals.
Two successive 6-2 victories followed, over Madars Razma and Ulf Cedar, as the Finnish star won the opening Pro Tour event of 2018.
Daniel Larsson then earned qualification for the third European Tour event of the year after beating Kim Viljanen in the final. The Danish-ace will compete at the German Darts Open in April.
Larsson began his campaign with a 6-2 victory over Mathias Arslev before a 6-4 win over Alex Jensen. The Danish-man then saw off Swedish legend Magnus Caris 6-2. A former European Tour final day qualifier Ulf Cedar was next to be defeated by Larsson before Edwin Torbjörnsson suffered defeat in the semi-finals.
Larsson saw off Lakeside qualifier Darius Labanauskas 6-4 to win PDC Nordic and Baltic Pro Tour event two on Sunday evening in Denmark.
The PDC Nordic and Baltic tour will return to action in Vilnius, Lithuania on the 23rd of February.
Photography courtesy of Lawrence Lustig and the PDC. Results can be found over on The Maximum Darts website or at pdc-nordic.tv