Super Ted Dominates Development Tour
This weekend saw events 13-16 of the Development Tour take place with Geert Nentjes, Shane McGuirk and Ted Evetts emerging victorious in Hildesheim, Germany.
Over 150 of the best young tungsten talents from across the globe congregated at the Halle 39; standout names like Jeffrey De Zwaan, Harry Ward and Luke Humphries all participated but would leave Germany unsuccessful.
The opening event of the weekend had a final contested by two young Irishmen in Keane Barry and McGuirk with the former snatching the win in a last leg decider.
The unique final came courtesy of McGuirk running through the competition in inspired form knocking Evetts, Martin Schindler and Nathan Rafferty aside.
A daily double was on the cards for McGuirk as he reached the last 16 later in DT 14 but had his hopes halted by Mike De Decker.
It would be Evetts who reestablished himself as the man to beat by claiming his fifth title in ten attempts after Owen Roelofs failed to register more than a leg in the final.
During Evetts victorious run, Nentjes would fall to a 4-3 defeat to Levy Frauenfelder but would hit his third nine-dart finish of the season.
Sunday would bring Nentjes with better fortune as he turned his performances into results. Humphries would fall by the wayside in the quarter-finals to the Dutchman on his way to defeating Nathan Girvan 5-1 in the final of the penultimate event.
Rounding off the weekend was DT 16 where Evetts would claim yet another title making it six in twelve for the Englishman. Late runs for Niels Zonneveld, Lewis Pride and Ciaran Teehan were all abruptly stopped by the dominant force on the Development Tour.
With the weekend wrapped up, Evetts sits comfortably at the top of the order of merit with nine-dart superstar Nentjes resting easy in second.
With the top two on the order of merit earning tour cards at the end of the year, Ryan Meikle and McGuirk lead the race for earning a promotion to the senior tour; Callan Rydz and Rafferty are following closely behind with only four events remaining.
McGuirk, Rafferty and Rydz all trail Meikle and Nentjes when it comes to qualifying for the World Championships; assuming players such as Evetts qualify through other means.