It’s time for the first Danish Darts Open ever.
Today the first ever Danish Darts Open takes off. Yesterday the PDCNB held their qualification and after the long tournament it was Dennis Nilsson, Darius Labanauskas, Brian Løkken and Per Laursen who had qualified.
Before the qualification, it was already known, that Madars Razma was qualified, because he is the best PDCNB-player on the PDC’s Order of Merit.
And now the draw has been made and we know the opponents for our PDCNB-players. Darius Labanauskas will be the first. He will play against Richard North at 3 o’clock local time. Then Madars Razma will face off against Jeffrey de Zwaan as the last game of the afternoon.
“I try to win every game. I’m happy i’m still in for tomorrow”, Darius Labanauskas said yesterday to PDCNB.
His good friend Madars Razma is also confident about today.
“You have to think you can win. You will not be a champion, if you think about the opportunity of loosing. Of course I can beat him.”
In the evening Per Laursen will have to beat Steve West, Dennis Nilsson against Ricky Evans and Brian Løkken will go up against Cristo Reyes.
Dennis Nilsson is more than ready. He is full of confidence after his games yesterday.
“I think I have a good chance. I’m playing good now and I’ve practiced a lot. I have a good experience about being on the stage, so I think I can play a good game, but I know he is a good player, so I have bring my best game. I hope the Danish will people give me some energy and get loud to get me through.”
Brian Løkken and Per Laursen had to play a little longer yesterday, because of the many Danish players, but they are also confident about today.
” I’ve played really good today, just not the last game. It’s also eleven in the evening and I’ve been to work before I came, so maybe I was the loss of effort, I felt that way. But I’ve played well up to the last game and the last was just pure will I think”, said Brian Løkken yesterday.
“I think the shape has been good today, I’ve been a bit lucky in a single match, but I’ve played well too. My form is upward, so it was fine”, said Per Laursen.
Thus, Per and Brian face Steve West and Cristo Reyes they believe in their own skills.
“I believe I can win,” says Brian, who is followed by Per:
“Of course we can win.”
See the full program of the day below:
Friday June 22
Afternoon Session (1pm local time, 12pm BST)
Rusty-Jake Rodriguez v William O’Connor
Ryan Joyce v Krzysztof Ratajski
Martin Schindler v Brendan Dolan
Jermaine Wattimena v Wayne Jones
Richard North v Darius Labanauskas
Steve Beaton v Adam Huckvale
Barry Lynn v Chris Dobey
Jeffrey de Zwaan v Madars Razma
Evening Session (7.15pm local time, 6.15pm BST)
Mickey Mansell v Jelle Klaasen
Robert Thornton v Scott Taylor
Per Laursen v Steve West
Paul Nicholson v Peter Jacques
Ricky Evans v Dennis Nilsson
Adrian Lewis v Ted Evetts
Brian Lokken v Cristo Reyes
Max Hopp v Dragutin Horvat