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Article: YDP Pro-am Knockouts 1, 2 and 3 reports

YDP Pro-am Knockouts 1, 2 and 3 reports

Knockout 1 Report

"Waynes on top of the World"

Ferrybridges Wayne Woodhouse was over the moon to become the winner of the first YDP Pro-am Knockout held at the Flag & Whistle in York.

Woodhouse will now play at the YDP Pro-am Grand Finals which take place on Wednesday 8th October 2014 at Huntington WMC in York where he will partner one of eight professional darts players who are James Wilson, Tony O^Shea, Glen Durrant, Martin Atkins, Gary Robson, Bob Anderson, Alan Warriner-Little or Peter Manley.

Wayne beat, newcomer, Spains Carlos Roman 2-0 in the Final with 20 and then a 180 for 13 dart leg.

Woodhouse played consistantly all night defeating Abbie Scott 2-0 with a 16 dart leg in the Semi^s, Joshua Craw 2-0 with 19 & 21 and Nick Harteveld (19) 2-1 hitting an 18.

Romams route to the Final was two 2-0 wins over Tony Rogers and Phil Good hitting 21-20 legs on the way then a 2-1 Semi-final victory over Jason Day.

Other legs of note were Jason Day 21, Mark Blundell 20 and a 115 finish for 18 by Joshua Craw.

Knockout 2 is on Wednesday 9th July at the Castle Howard Ox in York. Register by 7.45pm for an 8pm start.

Knockout 2 Report

"Harteveld Nick^s in to secure Pro-am Finals Qualification"

Yorks Nick Harteveld has become the second person to qualify for the 2014 YDP Pro-am Grand Finals. Nicks consistancey was a key factor in him earning his place amongst some of darts top names who will be appearing at Huntington WMC in York on Wednesday 8th October 2014.

Nicks trip to the final of tonights Knockout included legs of 19-20 and 18 before beating K...ieran Polker in 17 and 21 in the semi-final.

His opponent in the final Graham Steel from Norton hadn^t dropped a leg in beating Jo Hodges in 20 and 19 and Andy Harland in the semi^s by 2-0 scorelines.

The final saw Steel take the lead with a 16 dart leg before Harteveld bounced back with 19 and 21 to confirm his pace at the Grand Finals.

Would like to say a massive thanks to Graham Steel and Cheryl Mitchell who travelled from Norton, to Joshua Craw (Cawood), Andy Harland (Driffield) and Andrew Hanks (Drax) who took the time out to attend the event. Also to Jo Hodges, Nikki Johnson and Abbie Scott who made up the quartet of ladies who attended and to Keran Polkey, Mark Miller and Nick Harteveld who completed the line up. Thank you very much.

We also played a Blind Pairs KO which saw Graham Steel get revenge on Nick Harteveld when partnering Neil Hart to a 2-1 win in the Semi final before moving on to beat Kieran Polkey/Andrew Hanks 2-0 in the final. Beaten Semi-finalists were Jo Hodges/Joshua Craw and Ian Atkin/Nick Harteveld.

Knockout 3 Report

"Mcloughlin cleans up on route to Pro-am Finals"

Synergy Cleaning employee Mark Mcloughlin qualified for the YDP Pro-am Grand Finals, being held in October at Huntington WMC in York, after his 2-1 victory over Trevor Day in the third qualifying knockout which was held at the Green Tree in York. Day included a 19 dart leg in the final but missed doubles cost as Mcloughlin won in 22 and 24 darts.

Mc...loughlin had earlier beaten Selby^s Joshua Sabin 2-0, Drax^s Andrew Hanks 2-1 and Yorks Adam Wise 2-1 before defeating former PDC Player Chris Thompson 2-0 in the semi-finals.

Days route to the final was via a 2-0 over Kierran Polkey, 2-1 over Russell Sabin and 2-1 Semi-final win against Ian Revell.

Other legs of note came from Joshua Craw 19, Carlos Roman 16 and Adam Wise 21 whilst Roman included 2 x 180^s with Tony Rogers also hitting a maximum. Wise achieved the highest checkout of the night closing on 104.

The 4th of 8 qualifying knockouts will be taking place at The New Trinity Club in Hull on Friday 1st August followed by Seasiders Bar Bridlington Wednesday 13th August, Drax Sports and Social Club Wednesday 20th August, The York Pub Easingwold 10th September with the last qualifier being held at Clarence WMC in York on Thursday 2nd October.

Tickets for the Grand Finals which take place on Wednesday 8th October at Huntington WMC in York and feature darts professionals James Wilson, Tony O^Shea, Gary Robson, Glen Durrant, Martin Atkins, Bob Anderson, Alan Warriner-Little and the man they all love to hate Peter Manley, are NOW ON SALE.

Just £10 each direct from Huntington WMC in York or by contacting myself on 07921128063 or coming along and seeing myself, Neil Hart, at one of the remaining qualifying knockouts.

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