A great weekend for Darius Labanauskas and Marko Kantele

The fourth weekend on the PDCNB-tour is over and it was a great weekend.

All the best players in the PDC Nordic & Baltic were gathered this weekend in Göteborg. As usual, there were three qualifications for the European Tour and two PDCNB tournaments. But this weekend had one tournament besides the five usuals. This was because, we had to find the two Nordic and Baltic participants for the U23 World Championship.

At Friday there were two qualifications for the European Tour. Darius Labanauskas win the first one, after he had beaten Madars Razma by 6-3 in the final. Therefor we will see Darius in Maastricht at the Dutch Darts Championship in Holland.

In the qualification for the International Darts Open in Germany, once again Darius reached the final. But this time he had to leave empty-handed, because he lost 6-3 against Magnus Caris.

Saturday started with the first of two PDCNB-tournaments. The tournament will especially be remembered for the “almost-9-darter” by Kim Viljanen. The unfortunate Finn missed D18 for the perfect leg.
Despite the missed 9-darter, Kim went to the final, in which he met Daniel Larsson. The Swedish proved to strong and won by 6-3.

Then it was time for the third qualification. This time for the European Darts Trophy in Gottingen. The final was a pure Finnish showdown, as it were Kim Viljanen and Marko Kantele who had to compete. Marko Kantele won by 6-4 and is ready for the 13th European Tour-event.

At Sunday it was time for the qualification for the U23 World Championship. Only eight hopefull players had signed up for the qualification. After six games it resulted in, that Danish Nicolai Rasmussen and Swedish Hampus Norrstrøm will be the two participants from the PDC Nordic & Baltic.

Sunday got wrapped up by the last PDCNB-tournament. Once again Darius Labanauskas found his way to the final, but so did Marko Kantele and it ended up with a 6-5 win for the Finn.

The results of the weekend means Darius Labanauskas and Daniel Larsson still is in the top 2 at the PDCNB Order of Merit.


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