Darts News - Beaton^s Blog
I qualified for the European Tour 4 in Austria at the beginning of the month in Wigan and had a great run to the Semi’s in it at the weekend.
I played Erwin Freidl in the first round and won 6-4.
I landed two 11 dart legs on my way to beating John Henderson 6-5 in the second.
A 6-1 victory over Kevin McDine in the third set me up for a clash against another World Champion Jelle Klaasen in the Quarters.
I won the battle of the Former World Champions 6-2 to reach my first European Tour Semi Final.
My opponent was Mervyn King and he punished me for missing four match darts in the deciding leg.
I was first to a double in the final leg but missed double 16 for a 102 finish and then three further darts at the bed, so Mervyn snatched the victory on double ten.
Michael Van Gerwen defeated Mervyn 6-3 in the final.
Congratulations to Michael who is a great player and is playing brilliant darts!!!
The previous weekend I made the Quarter Finals at the Pro Tour event on the Sunday by defeating Keith Rooney 6-4, Dan Russell 6-3, Ian White 6-4, Ronnie Baxter 6-0, then lost to Andy Smith 6-3.
Congratulations to Jamie Caven who had a fantastic double win over that weekend.
I also commentated for Eurosport on the first round matches of the Dubai Duty Free Masters.
I was part of a charity golf day in aid of the Afghanistan Trust hosted by The Wigley Group at the De-Vere in Staverton, Northamptonshire.
Shame about the weather, we all came in drenched but a big thank you to everyone who helped to make the whole day such a success.
I have also qualified for the European Tour 5 in Gibraltar at the end of June which is great news but first I am looking to take my present form in to the Speedy Services UK Open Finals at the reebok Stadium in Bolton later this week.
I would like to say a big thank you to my sponsors Winmau and The Wigley group for their continued support which is really appreciated.