Denmark participated with two teams in Gibraltar, as the JDC World Cup and World Championship were being held. Iceland also participated with on team.
For the first time ever, Denmark participated at the JDC World cup and World Championship. Ronny Bech from Denmark was in charge for the two teams in the midweek.
“I had the goal at the World Cup, that our A-team should be among the best ten teams. They ended up in the field that was named “9-16″, so I say we became number nine,” Ronny Bech tells with a smile to pdc-nordic.tv.
The World Cup was being held at Tuesday, in which Denmark participated with an A-team and a B-team.
The Denmark A ended up in a group with Canada, Ireland B and Wales A. The Danish team won all of the three matches in the group by 4-1 against Ireland, 4-3 against Wales and 4-2 against Canada. Thus the Danish team advantaged to the knock-out stages.
Denmark B ended up in a group of five teams. The four opponents were England A, Gibraltar B, New Zealand B and Spain.
The Danish team lost their first match by 4-0 against England. Then they won 4-1 against Gibraltar, before losing 4-3 against New Zealand and 4-2 against Spain. Thus the Danish B-team did not advantage to the knock-out stages.
The Icelandic team lost all of their four matches and therefore didn’t advantage either. The team was in a group with China B, Gibraltar A, India A and Netherlands B.
In the knock-out stages Denmark A met Scotland and unfortunately lost. Thus they ended up as “9-16”.
The World Cup was won by Netherlands A, who did beat Netherlands B in the final by 4-0.
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At Wednesday the open tournament International Open was being held. Ronny Bech was also quite satisfied with the Danish perfomance at this event.
“I expected at least one of the Danish boys ending up among the best 32 players. And then it ended up with two plauers among them.”
Thus Nikolaj Jørgensen ended up among the best 32, as he did beat Reece Pauling by 4-0 in the first round, and Sean Mckeon by 4-2 in the next. He then lost by 4-1 against Henry Coates in the third round.
The other Danish player among the best 32 was Sebastian Bech. He started by winning 4-1 against Yile Liu in the first round. In the second round he won 4-2 against Ieuan Halsall, before losing 4-3 against Adam Gawlas in the third round.
Adam Gawlas would continue his run in the tournament, until the semi-final, in which he lost 5-0 against Nathan Girvan.
Nathan Girvan then lost by 6-5 in the final against Keane Barry. Keane Barry impressed in the final and averaged 100.5.
Thursday it was time for the official JDC World Darts Championship. The tournament started with groups of four players. 128 players participated overall.
The two best players from each group would advantage to the knock-out stages, meaning 64 players would go on and fight for the two places in the final, which will be played in December at Ally Pally.
“Just as Wednesday, I expected at least one of my players among the best 32. And we got one. Nikolaj Jørgensen got all the way to the round of the best 32.”
Of the eight Danish players, three of them advantaged to the knock-out stages. The big hope, Sebastian Bech, did not manage to do so.
“Sebastian ended up in quite a tough group, with the winner from Wednesday (Keane Barry) and Adam Gawlas.”
Robin Stegler, who won two of his three matches in the group stage, lost 4-2 against Tomas Houdek in the first knock-out round.
Sune Poulsen, who also won two matches in the group stage, lost 4-1 against Jack Sheppard, also in the first round of the knock-out stage.
However, Nikolaj Jørgensen won 4-2 against Faith Kainuku in the first round of the knock-out stage. The Dane, who also won two matches in the group stage, unfortunately lost 4-0 against Daan Bastiaansen in the second round. Meaning he ended up in the field of the best 32.
Unfortunately none of the Ieclandic players managed to advantage from their respective groups.
Keane Barry and Adam Gawlas ended up qualifying for the final at Ally Pally.
Barry & Gawlas to do battle in the JDC World Final at Alexandra Palace
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Ronny Bech, however, was really satisfied with the overall performance from the Danish Boys and the JDC events in general.
“We managed to reach the goals I had set before the events. And most of the boys were happy with their performances.”
“All the boys were happy with the events. I thought it was huge to be there. And it got a bit better, as of the visit from Michael van Gerwen.”
It was my pleasure to get here early. There are some phenomenal youngsters, and if I can help them in anyway I will. I was once in the same position as them, so to give back to the sport that has give me everything. Is the least I can do 💚 https://t.co/7HP8d2BRH2
— Michael Van Gerwen (@MvG180) September 26, 2019