We are ready for the second day of the Danish Darts Open. The Baltics are still with us.
It was a magnificent first day of the Danish Darts Open. The crowd was absolutely amazing, especially when Per Laursen entered the stage. Unfortunately Per Laursen, Dennis Nilsson and Brian Løkken lost their games.
Per Laursen did the best he could and the crowd really tried to help him, but it was not enough. Steve West found that extra gear and secured af 6-4 victory.
I’m glad I was not in the head of Dennis Nilsson yesterday. He played fantastic dart against Ricky Evans and by no time, he was ahead with a 4-0 score. But suddenly, the darts did not hit the trebles and Ricky Evans took advantage of that. Suddenly the Swede was out with a 6-4 defeat.
Lastely Brian Løkken just met his superior. He made a decent effort, but Cristo Reyes was too good, even though the crowd got him out of focus a couple of times. The man from Tenerife won 6-2.
But luckily PDCNB had some succes after all. Darius Labanauskas fought very well against Richard North. And despite Richard North looking like the winner a lot of times, Darius used his strength and secured af 6-5 victory. Today he will face Jonny Clayton from Wales.
And then there is the boss of the first day, Madars Razma. He played absolutely magnificent. It was almost like a dream, he just kept hitting the treble twenty and even had six perfect darts, with the seventh to bounce out of the treble. Madars absolutely destroyed Jeffrey de Zwaan with the digits 6-0 and the highest average at the day, with 104,86.
“It’s unbelievable, I feel like it is home, it is Scandinavia”, Madars said after the game. Let’s hope the danish crowd will carry on supporting the great player from Latvia. Today he will face Joe Cullen.
You can see the full program down here:
Saturday June 23
John Henderson v Brendan Dolan
Joe Cullen v Madars Razma
Gerwyn Price v Jelle Klaasen
Jonny Clayton v Darius Labanauskas
James Wade v Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
Darren Webster v Cristo Reyes
Simon Whitlock v Jermaine Wattimena
Stephen Bunting v Peter Jacques
Mervyn King v Max Hopp
Mensur Suljovic v Ryan Joyce
Peter Wright v Barry Lynn
Michael Smith v Adrian Lewis
Rob Cross v Steve Beaton
Daryl Gurney v Ricky Evans
Michael van Gerwen v Scott Taylor
Ian White v Steve West