Darius Labanauskas and Daniel Larsson secured their first prize money of the season this weekend at Players Championship.
The first two Players Championship events has been played this weekend. All four Tour Card holders from the PDC Nordic & Baltic region were present.
At Players Championship 1 Madars Razma and Darius Labanauskas was drawn against each other in the first round. After a close match, Darius Labanauskas ended up winning the match by 6-5.
‘Lucky D’ then went on and won 6-5 against Ricky Evans in the second round, before losing 6-4 against Joe Cullen in the third round.
Daniel Larsson was drawn against Jonny Clayton in his first ever Players Championship match. The Swede then went on and won by impressive 6-1.
Unfortunately the good debut was not to continue, as Daniel Larsson lost 6-0 against Conan Whitehead in the second round.
Marko Kantele also lost bu 6-0 this Saturday, as he lost against William Borland in the first round.
The tournament was won by Gary Anderson, which was his first title since the Champions League title in 2018. In the final he won 8-4 against Jeff Smith. Jeff Smith had impressed throughout the entire day, but could not continue his winning streak against ‘The Flying Scotsman’.
Throughout the tournament we also saw two perfect legs, as Mike van Duivenbode and Mickey Mansell both made nine-darter.
Today Labanauskas continued his fine start of the season, as he once again reached the third round at Players Championship 2.
In the first round he won 6-5 against Rob Cross, before beating Lisa Ashton 6-2 in the second round. Before that Lisa Ashton had won 6-3 against Christian Bunse in the first round.
Darius Labanauskas then lost 6-4 against Michael Smith in the third round, even though he got himself up on 4-4, after being down by 4-2.
Unfortunately Madars Razma, Marko Kantele and Daniel Larsson all lost in the first round, as they were beaten by Niels Zonneeveld, Peter Wright and Luke Woodhouse respectively.
Nathan Aspinall went on and won the tournament, after an impressive day at the oche. In the final he won 8-3 against Gerwyn Price, but the most impressing match was his quarter-final, in which he made a nine-darter and won 6-4 against Peter Wright with an 117.5 average.
Other than Aspinall’s nine-darter, two more were made this Sunday, as Scott Baker and Keegan Brown both did it.
With the results of the weekend, Darius Labanauskas has secured himself another £2000 for the Order of Merit and Daniel Larsson has secured his first £500.