LEWIS HITS THE JACKPOT AGINST RED DRAGON DARTS STAR CARLOS.
Adrian ^Jackpot^ Lewis capped a memorable few weeks by claiming the first ever Austrian Open Players Championship with a narrow 6-4 victory over Red Dragon^s Spanish star Carlos Rodriguez. ^Jackpot’ also hit a brilliant nine-darter in the final and immediately dedicated the win to his daughter who was born last month. ^Becoming a Dad has changed my life," he said. Adding, ^I am delighted with the nine-darter and full credit to Carlos for pushing me all the way, but this could be a turning point for me, said the Stoke based star who recently secured a sponsorship deal with gaming firmwww.180bets.com
It was also a great weekend^s work for Spaniard Rodriguez, whose final appearance secured a £3,000 prize and also sealed his best performance in a PDC ranked tournament. The former soft-tip darts star has recently signed a sponsorship deal with Red Dragon darts and a bright future awaits the talented arrowsmith as he makes his way in the professional game. ^ I am delighted with my weekend^s achievements and hope this is a sign of things to come^, said Rodriguez.
It was a great weekend for Team Red Dragon as Rodriguez overcame another of their sponsored stars in Alan ^The Saint^ Tabern in the semi-final. The St Helen^s based star continuing his great run of form in the PDC floor tournaments. ^I am really happy with a semi-final finish declared ^The Saint^ and I am just hoping I can take my floor form onto the big stage in the future^ he added. Meanwhile another Red Dragon sponsored star in the shape of Chris^ Hitman^ Thompson managed an impressive run to the last 16 - his best tournament finish for a while. ^I have been struggling a bit of late^ admitted the York based star, ^However I will take heart from this and I hope I can keep it going^.
Simon Hall Head of Marketing commented : ^It^s been a terrific weekend of darts for Winmau group of companies, we have had another succesful Winmau Masters at Bridlington and on the PDC front these results show that our commitment to sponsoring both established and up and coming players is bearing fruit - long may it continue.^