Van der Velde and Greaves secure World Masters Youth titles
The Netherlands’ Jurjen van der Velde and Yorkshire’s Beau Greaves secured the youth crowns in Bridlington on Thursday afternoon.
Greaves, who made it back-to-back World Masters’ Girls titles courtesy of her victory on Thursday, defeated Canada’s Hayley Crowley 4-0 in a one-sided final, though, the score didn’t entirely represent the match with the Canadian youngster missing multiple darts at the outer ring.
Greaves has been dominated the girls game as of late; she has already managed to win the World Masters twice as well as reaching the semi-finals of the ladies’ Welsh Open at just 14-years of age!
‘Beau n Arrow’ enjoyed wins over Lerena Rietbergen, Emily Alford, Rosanne van der Velde and Ireland’s Katie Sheldon en route to the final – where she raced to victory.
Jurjen van der Velde produced a scintillating showing in the final up on the stage in Bridlington to deny Keane Barry the title. The Dutchman averaged 89 in a 4-3 win over the Irishman.
Van der Velde pulled off wins over John Gallazzi, Sean Negrette, Daan Bastiaansen, Brandon Stockings and Keanu van Velzen to reach the final – where he narrowly ended his opponent’s run.
Barry recorded some impressive wins throughout the duration of the week in Bridlington; he pulled off wins over JDC regular Mitchell McCarthy and 2018 World Youth Championship runner-up Killian Heffernan in a fantastic few days for the Irishman.
Two-time JDC UK Tour event winner Brad Phillips endured a whitewash defeat at the hands of JDC World Championship semi-finalist Daan Bastiaansen while Cambridge Open winner Leighton Bennett narrowly lost out to Barry in the last four, though, he will be back in action in January for the World Youth Championship final against Scotland’s Nathan Girvan.