Alan Norris and Sharon Prins Catalonia Open Darts win the 3rd place this weekend in Calella, Barcelona.
The most important international competition dart held in Catalonia and the Peninsula took place Saturday at the old sports hall Gurí Calella, hosted by the Catalan Federation of Darts.
In the game room they have 41 draft lines to accommodate 149 male and 29 female athletes who attended the international event. Again the high turnout was a success and has once again surpassed the record of the previous edition, consolidating Catalonia Open one of the important competitions calendar World Ranking of the World Darts Federation (WDF) and British Darts Organisation (BDO).
This year 14 countries were represented in the competition, with the presence of the main leading countries in the sport of darts as England, Holland, Scotland and Belgium.
A new feature of this third edition has been release as a scoring category for the 2nd World Ranking of the World Darts Federation, which has become a great attraction for the major sports Top30 world, both in women and in men, because that means there are more points in the game and more options to score points for the final Ranking.
This appeal has led to the involvement of a greater number of the best athletes of the moment, as the men’s, with English Alan Norris, recently reached number 1 in the World Ranking who took part in the competition premiering the lead. Paul also attended the Scottish Coughlin, the Dutch Willem Mandigers Michel van der Horst and Jimmy Hendriks and the English Sam Head, Tony Martin and George Richie, to name some of the highlights seeded.
Box women have enjoyed the presence of the Dutch Prins Sharon, Anneke Kuijten Ijpelaar and Danielle, Paula Jacklin and English that have been seeded in the tournament.
In the first phase of the men’s competition ahead quickly with eight quadrants of 32 players where the winners of the quadrant to quadrant spent 16 final. The draw athletes Catalan fitted with high-level athletes and gave the maximum to move through the rounds, but on the way to the final quadrant of the first phase were eliminated some of the best Catalan and Juan Robles, Raul Invernón Ignasi Basulles Fernando Gavilan, Carlos Rodriguez and Angel Arola, to name a few, make a few games despite numerous bright maximum of 180 runs were not enough to overcome their opponents.
Meanwhile the seeded competition were beating their rivals and the vast majority came to the end of the first quadrant, where there were already beginning to make an appearance nerves and pressure, to add as many possible points.
After completing the initial quadrant, quadrant gave way to the end where they got Javier Velasco (CD Piritoño) that the knockout was crossed with a plethora Alan Norris (Eng) who won 4-0, and Antonio Munoz (CD Palafrugell) that was defeated 4-2 by Michel sells der Horst (Clean).
It also reached the second round of the Spanish players Javier Romero, Manuel Horrillo and David Moya, who also were eliminated by top athletes who were still struggling to win the title end.
In the quarterfinals came Alan Norris (Eng) (1) that was crossed with Willem Mandingers (Clean) player who leads the ranking of the British Darts Organisation and was defeated 4-1 by Alan intractable. • An excellent lens that party gave us Alan “Chuck” Norris with a closure made of 132 targets with two doubles and a double 16, only to pull a superb range of great athletes, and they clearly dominated from a Home.
The second semifinal played Paul Coughlin (Sco), for the second consecutive year reached the semis, and the young Samuel Head (Eng), who last weekend had won the French Open. The game was very even but Samuel took the lead in the first game of the match and ended up winning 4-2.
The final between Alan Norris (Eng) and Samuel Head (Eng) was triumphant for Alan who continue to provide a high level items, which achieves an almost perfect 9 dart game after making two three throws with 20 triples The seventh dart made another triple 20, triple 19 but failed because the square is tancmanet to achieve the following extraordinary dart game just 10 darts. The domain Norris was 3-0 with a strong interim net dropped one point he lost the final to finish won 6-1. Proclaims Alan Norris and 3rd Catalonia Open Darts Champion.
The senior final was seen throughout the competition again in a year where the level of participating athletes is much higher, the result of good time live darts.
Regarding the quadrant female had different champions Laura Damont Catalonia, Nuria Plaza, ISI Short, Loli Cascales and Yolanda Shore champions.
Indeed Yolanda Shore beat first round in Luxembourg Sabrina Hoor 3-2 but could not beat Sharon Prins (Clean) seeded number one tournament in the second round. In the quarterfinals were eliminated Loli Cascales 0-3 against Anneke Kuijten (Clean), Laura Damont 0-3 against Patricia peut (Bel) Short ISI and 0-3 against Danielle Ijpelaar (Clean).
In the semifinals llegaron the Dutch Prins Sharon won his compatriot Danielle Ijpelaar 3-1, and Patricia peut Belgian defeated the Dutch Anneke Kujten the tiebreaker 3-2, which would have been possible end if Anneke Dutch had won.
The women’s final was ahead of its time and Patricia and Sharon Prins peut began the match with Domain Sharon, who put the score 2-0. Patricia responded and took a couple of mistakes on both Prins to level the match, but Sharon Prins took a punch to the party won the next two games and revalidating the title winner of Catalonia Open Darts 2014.
The individual male and female winner will get a prize for participating in the 2014 World Masters (the Winmau World Masters in 2014) and to participate in the Playoffs for the World Individual Darts (Darts Lakeside World Professional Darts Organisation organized by the British).
A positive assessment by the Catalan Federation of Darts which again exceeded the previous year’s participation has significantly increased the level of athletes participating.
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Brackets: Womens Mens Early Rounds Mens Finals