LEWIS PIPS MONK TO CLAIM FIRST PDC YOUTH TOUR WIN
Red Dragon’s JAMIE LEWIS won his first PDC Unicorn Youth Tour title with a 4-3 defeat of Arron Monk in Sunday^s event at the Ramada Hotel in Bruehl, Cologne.
The Welsh youngster, 20, bounced back from losing out to Chris Aubrey in the final of Saturday^s second event in Germany by eging to victory in Sunday^s last tournament of the triple-header weekend.
Lewis defeated one of last year^s Youth Tour winners, Ryan Harrington, in his opener on Sunday, before seeing off Gino Vos, Jake Jones and Sam Davidson to reach the semi-finals.
There, he defeated Michael Smith 4-1 before edging out Monk to claim the £500 first prize.
Monk was denied his fourth title of the year with the defeat in the final, but the success saw him claim £300 as runner-up to follow Saturday^s runs to a quarter-final and a semi-final.
His run on the day included a second round defeat of new PDC Unicorn World Youth Champion James Hubbard, whitewashes of Josh Jones and Reece Robinson and a 4-1 semi-final win over Josh Payne.
Gravesend^s 18-year-old Payne won through to the last four to follow Saturday^s first appearance in a final, when he lost to Adam Smith-Neale, while he was joined in the semis by Smith.
Saturday^s winners Smith-Neale and Chris Aubrey were both defeated in the last 16 on Sunday, while Matthew Dennant and Ryan de Vreede joined Davidson and Robinson in the quarter-finals.
The next PDC Unicorn Youth Tour weekend will be held on July 14-15 at the Barnsley Metrodome. Entry costs £30 per event via the PDC Online Entry System accessed through www.pdc.tv.
PDC Unicorn Youth Tour Event Nine
Ramada Hotel, Bruehl, Sunday June 3
Darren Whittingham 4-1 Jake Pennington
Matthew Dennant 4-1 James O^Connor
Wouter Vaes 4-1 Oliver Stell
Adam Smith-Neale 4-1 Joe Davis
Michael Smith 4-1 John de Kruijf
Ben Songhurst 4-1 Hermie van Orsouw
Jamie Lewis 4-1 Ryan Harrington
Jake Jones 4-0 Adam Hart
Jack Hill 4-2 Brandonn Monk
Sam Davidson 4-1 Kevin Wensink
Matthew Dicken 4-1 James Young
Sam Hill 4-0 Kevin Knopf
Aden Kirk 4-2 Curtis Hammond
Josh Payne 4-1 Joshua Carter
Rainer Hofweber 4-1 Samuel Head
Nicholas Day 4-3 Mick Hasse
Steve Haggerty 4-1 Martin Heneghan
Ryan de Vreede 4-1 Jack Tweddell
James Hubbard 4-1 Mike Nissen
Josh Jones 4-0 Danny Slegers
Jake Patchett 4-0 Michael Blake
Sam Hewson 4-0 Ryan Sullivan
Reece Robinson 4-0 Anne-Kathrin Wigmann
Keegan Brown 4-0 Darren Whittingham
Matthew Dennant 4-3 Wouter Vaes
Adam Smith-Neale 4-1 Ricky De Vos
Michael Smith 4-1 Ben Songhurst
Jamie Lewis 4-2 Gino Vos
Jake Jones 4-1 Jack Hill
Sam Davidson 4-0 Shane Friedlander
Matthew Dicken 4-3 Sam Hill
Aden Kirk 4-0 Rico Dera
Josh Payne 4-0 Rainer Hofweber
Carl Draper 4-1 Nicholas Day
Ryan de Vreede 4-3 Steve Haggerty
Arron Monk 4-3 James Hubbard
Josh Jones 4-3 Jake Patchett
Chris Aubrey 4-2 Alexander Topper
Reece Robinson 4-1 Sam Hewson
Matthew Dennant 4-3 Keegan Brown
Michael Smith 4-2 Adam Smith-Neale
Jamie Lewis 4-2 Jake Jones
Sam Davidson 4-2 Matthew Dicken
Josh Payne 4-1 Aden Kirk
Ryan de Vreede 4-1 Carl Draper
Arron Monk 4-0 Josh Jones
Reece Robinson 4-2 Chris Aubrey
Michael Smith 4-2 Matthew Dennant
Jamie Lewis 4-1 Sam Davidson
Josh Payne 4-0 Ryan de Vreede
Arron Monk 4-0 Reece Robinson
Jamie Lewis 4-1 Michael Smith
Arron Monk 4-1 Josh Payne
Jamie Lewis 4-3 Arron Monk