Scotty the Dog’s Czech Blog
Had a great time at the Czech Open last weekend, as the event venue was first class as were all of the darts fans and people.
The Czech open was played in Prague which made travel to the event far more tempting for players to attend, which showed in the strong entry list with 414 entries.
I made it through my board, group 6 dropping just one leg beating Ryan Hogarth in the final which I was really pleased with, as National Darts Open can throw up so many tough games as darters have a purple patch and leave you out of the event.
In my last 32 match I played Mike Murray of England, but by his accent and the Scottish flag on his shirt I think that the organisers may have made a typing error……
I beat Mike 4-2 to take me to the last 16 and was playing some really steady darts and not missing too many chances.
Gary Thompson had won his 32 game and was there waiting for me.
I opened up with an 11 dart leg then a 13, but missed a single dart at tops to go 3-0 up which would have seen me safe.
However, Gary pulled back to 2-2 with some great darts of his own, and with the tension building we broke each others throw to go 3-3.
At this stage in the WDF ranking events there is the bull up to see who throws first, which Gary won, and importantly held his throw to win a good match 4-3.
The Czech Darts Open is a brilliant Open broad and I would recommend it to any travelling darts fans or players.