Darius Labanauskas and Madars Razma were drawn against each other at Players Championship 7, and Darius Labanauskas ended up winning 6-4.
At every Players Champiosnhip there is a whole of 128 competing players. Three of them at the Players Championship 7 and 8 came from our region, as all three Tour Card holders, Madars Razma, Darius Labanauskas and Vladimir Andersen were present.
And against the odds, Darius Labanauskas and Madars Razma were drawn against each other in the first round of the Players Championship 7.
By looking at the numbers of the season so far, Madars Razma were going into the match as the favourite, however Darius Labanauskas still managed to win the match by 6-4.
The victory however did not start that long of a run for Darius Labanauskas, who only has averaged above 90 on the PDC Pro Tour once this season, as he lost against Spaniard Jose Justicia in the second round.
Vladimir Andersen also followed Madars Razma in the first round, as he lost 6-2 against Damian Mol.
The event was won by Michael van Gerwen, who secured his first title at a ranking event in 2023.
Things then turned a bit for Madars Razma at Players Championship 8, as he won hist first round match against Jamie Clark from Scotland. But just as Darius Labanauskas the day before, he already lost in the second round, as he lost 6-4 agaisnt Scott Williams.
Darius Labanauskas and Vladimir Andersen both lost in the first round of the event.
At the end of the day, the entire event was won by Gary Anderson, which was his first ranking title in three years.
At Thursday it was also time for two European qualifications, and even though we saw no success for the three of them at the qualifier for Belgian Darts Open, both Darius Labanauskas and Madars Razma secured themselves two spots at the Czech Darts Open in May.
Players Championship 7
Darius Labanauskas 6-4 Madars Razma
Damian Mol 6-2 Vladimir Andersen
Jose Justicia 6-3 Darius Labanauskas
Players Championship 8
Madars Razma 6-2 Jamie Clark
Gabriel Clemens 6-2 Darius Labanauskas
Ricardo Pietreczko 6-1 Vladimir Andersen
Scott Williams 6-4 Madars Razma