The BAUHAUS Dutch Open Darts 2018 started today, for the fifth time in Assen, with the pairs event. Early in the morning the doors opened to host thousands of players and spectators. The Dutch Open Darts is very popular and therefore we could welcome once again more participants. In total 1558 men’s and 175 women’s pairs competed for a place in the final.
Among the impressive amount of competitors the top ranked players all competed. Names like Martin Adams, Mark McGeeney, Glen Durrant and Lisa Ashton were all in De Bonte Wever in Assen. The spectators witnessed high quality matches in the spectacular new venue.
The men’s finals will go between the duo Wesley Harms/Richard Veenstra and Yoeri Duijster/Davy van de Zande. The first pair narrowly won the quarterfinal, after surviving nine matchdarts. In the semi-finals they won 4-0 against Stephan Knoop and Heine Uuldriks. Veenstra threw another good 121-finish.
For Duijster and Van de Zande, the semi-finals was a real thriller against Scott Waites and Scott Mitchell. They took a 3-1 lead, but then gave it away. After six legs, the score was straight again. In the decisive leg, both sides played well, but it was Duijster who finished the final double.
For the ladies, the final is between the duo Trina Gulliver / Paula Jacklin and Lorraine Winstanley / Corrine Hammond. The defending champions Aileen de Graaf and Sharon Prins were eliminated in the semi-finals by Gulliver and Jacklin. The Dutch couple were 1-0 ahead, then 2-1 ahead and got four match darts, but eventually went down with 3-2. Winstanley and Hammond defeated Danielle and Lisa Ashton 3-2 in the semi-finals.
Press Release Bauhaus Dutch Open Darts 2018 Nederlandse Darts Bond Assen – 02.02.2018
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