SCOTT MITCHELL BLOG – Tops of Darts Ghent at the Belgium Open
I travelled with couple of my Dorset county team mates to Tops of Ghent, where the venue was fantastic.
We were playing in an indoor Athletics area that was so well suited too us darts athletes!!
I had a good run in the singles but drew one of my mates Rich Perry 1st match, which is ironic after travelling all the way to Belgium with him.
Luckily I scraped by him 4-2 and then ended up playing and beating ex England international Steve McNally in last 64 4-3.
In last 32 I played Belgian International Stefaan Daenekint and won 4-3, which was great as I came back from 3-1 down.
In last 8 I played young Dutch lad Jeffery de Graff, and I got myself to 4-2 up on a 1st to 5 and then was hit by a whirlwind of 12, 13 and 12 dart legs to loose 5-4.
What made it worse was that on the 13 dart leg I^d left tops after 12 darts, so what a talent for the future Jeffrey is.
Overall really happy to get my 1st points for Lakeside 2013 qualification.
I’d like to say a massive thank you to the event organisers for a fantastically run tournament, and lovely meal in the Ghent Irish Bar Patrick Foleys.
The BDO Tour moves n to Czech Open in a couple of weeks in our quest for more points.