Mensur Suljovic is the cahmpion of the first ever Danish Darts Open.
The last day of the Danish Darts Open has ended and at the end it was Mensur Suljovic who won the first ever Danish Darts Open.
The day started with Peter Wright beating Gerwyn Price in impressive style. Then Mensur Suljovic, Joe Cullen and Adrian Lewis secured their spots in the quarter-finals, before Mervyn King surprised us all and eliminated Rob Cross. A win that really touched King.
Then we saw Simon Whitlock eliminate Ricky Evans after a tight game. And then it was time for the last PDCNB-player in the tournament, Darius Labanauskas. He would face Steve West, who sent out Danish Per Laursen in the first round.
Darius started absolutely fantastic. After the three first legs he had got made five consecutive perfect darts, a 103-checkout and got in front by 3-0. But then Steve West started hitting the trebles and maybe that affected Darius, because his average fell after this. Suddenly West were in front by 4-3.
Steve West then tried to put in the death blow with a 180 to start the eighth leg, but Darius just followed up with another 180 and ended up winning the leg. They each won a leg after this and for the third time in a row, Darius was in a deciding leg match.
Steve West took advantage of his outlay in that leg and made a 86-checkout for the match.
When you thought it could not be anymore exciting, Brendan Dolan took out Michael van Gerwen. Gerwen was far away from his toplevel in that match.
After the break it was time for the quarterfinals.
Mensur Suljovic started by eliminating Peter Wright, then Adrian Lewis took out Joe Cullen before Simon Whitlock could send Mervyn King out of the tuornament.
In the last quarterfinal Steve West won by 6-3 against Brendan Dolan.
The first semi-final was between Mensur Suljovic and Adrian Lewis, and what a game that was. Suljovic started by going in front by 3-1, then Adrian Lewis found some form and came up bu 4-3. After this the two players followed eachother alle the way to the deciding leg, in which Mensur Suljovic hit the double.
In the second semi-final Steve West tried his best to follow up with Simon Whitlock, but the Australian proved to strong and won 7-4.
So the final was between Mensur Suljovic and Simon Whitlock. Before the game the two of them had met eachother twelve times and had won six each. Mensur had the outlay and quickly won the first leg. Whitlock then won the second leg. Mensur checked out amazing 114 in the third leg and then he did not look back. Mensur quickly got up by 5-2 before Whitlock made it 5-3 with a 140-checkout. That should turn out to be the last leg Whitlock would win in the final, because Mensur won the three next and secured the title as champion of the first ever Danish Darts Open.