The new Finder Darts Masters 2018 champions are crowned after an exciting day started with the quarter finals men and later that day the youth-, ladies- and finally the men’s finals.
Englishman Glen Durrant won the men’s finals of the Dutchman Richard Veenstra with 5-3 insets. Veenstra reached the final by winning in the quarterfinals of Derk Telnekes and beated Welshman Jim Williams in the semi-finals.
Richard Veenstra had a good start in the match against two-time Finder Darts Masters champion, Glen Durrant who beat Conan Whitehead in the quarterfinals and beat Mark McGeeney 3-1 in sets in the semi-finals.
Veenstra was 3-1 up , but after the break Durrant came back to 3-3 and also won the seventh and eighth set in set 8 a 170 finish for a 5-3 victory. In this final Richard Veenstra had 92.11 dart average and Durrant 100.60 average. With this win, Durrant equals the record of Raymond van Barneveld, who until then was the only player who won the Darts Masters 3 times.
Results quarter finals men
|Jim Williams (1) – Wales||–||Wayne Warren – Wales||3||2|
|Derk Telnekes (5) – Neth||–||Richard Veenstra (4) – Neth||1||3|
|Mark McGeeney (3) – Eng||–||Scott Mitchell (6) – Eng||3||2|
|Glen Durrant (7) – Eng||–||Conan Whitehead – Eng||3||1|
|Jim Williams (1) – Wales||–||Richard Veenstra (4) – Neth||1||3|
|Mark McGeeney (3) – Eng||–||Glen Durrant (7) – Eng||1||3|
|Richard Veenstra (4) – Neth||–||Glen Durrant (7) – Eng||3||5|
The ladies finale between the English Fallon Sherrock and Lisa Ashton unexpectedly became exciting. Lisa Ashton, Darts Master champion in 2008 in no time won the first set with 3-0 from Fallon who won the Finder Darts Masters title in 2015.
Considering what Lisa had already shown on the way to the final, a 2-0 final score was to be expected, but Sherrock came back to 1-1 but in the decisive third set, Lisa showed why she is the 4 times ladies World Champion and won this set 3-2 t for her second title. In this ladies final Fallon had an average of 84.58 and Lisa 88.68.
|Fallon Sherrock – Eng||–||Lisa Ashton – Eng||1||2|
For Levy Frauenfelder, the Finder Darts Master Youth final against Irishman Keane Barry became one to be forgotten as quickly as possible. Levy, who had a perfect warming up, was bothered by dartism when he started to play the final on the big stage and so he was not able to play at his best to win the title Keane Barry who the entire youth tournament player well and even on the opening day produced the highest average of the day so easily won the final with 2-0 in sets (twice 3-0 in the set) Averages Frauenfelder 75.47 and Barry 80.52
|Levy Frauenfelder – Neth||–||Keane Barry – Rep Irl||0||2|
|PRESS RELEASE FINDER DARTS MASTERS 2018 |
Egmond aan Zee, Sunday the 9th of December 2018
WDF Tables updated with these results 11/12/2018
|MEN’S SINGLES||Country||Position||WOMEN’S SINGLES||Country|
|Glen Durrant||England||1||Lisa Ashton||England|
|Richard Veenstra||Netherlands||2||Fallon Sherrock||England|
|Jim Williams||Wales||3||Astrid Trouwborst||Netherlands|
|Mark McGeeney||England||3||Aileen de Graaf||Netherlands|