It was a busy weekend for the whole team. The weekend started with an exhibition in Durham; all the team were there apart from Kyle. The night was fantastic, the team loved every minute and more importantly the crowd love every minute. While that was going on Kyle was in Barnsley, trying to qualify for the European Tour events 7-8. I’m pleased to report that Kyle did qualify for both, so that got the weekend off to a fantastic start.
On to Saturday. The first piece of amazing news was that Glen won both, BDO Gold Cup singles and pairs in Manchester. Congratulations from us all here Glen on a fantastic achievement. On to the PDC Pro Tour. Kim was seeded number one for the weekend, which is an honour for any player. Kim also got to the semi-final, before just being narrowly beaten by Steve Beaton. Kyle followed up his good form Friday night getting to the quarter-final when he was beaten by the eventual winner Dave Chisnall. The quarter-final spot all but cemented Kyle’s place at the World Matchplay. In the previous round Kyle had edged out Mensur, but Mensur had continued his run as the only player to pick up money at every ranking event this year.
On to the Sunday, and it was again Kim flying the flag in the semi-finals. Sadly, Kim was again beaten in a semi-final by Ian White; White did go on to win the final. Mensur and Ronny both made it to the quarter-finals. Mensur lost to Cristo Reyes but continued his remarkable record this year. Ronny was beaten by White, who completed the double over Kim and Ronny.
After the weekend the final line-up for the world Matchplay was reviled, and I’m pleased to say that; Jelle, Kim, Mensur and Kyle have all made the 32 man line-up for the second biggest televised ranking tournament.