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The Challenge Tour was back on the program this weekend and Sunday was a really good day for Niels-Jørgen Hansen.
At Saturday the Challenge Tour 9 started the weekend. The PDC Nordic & Baltic region was represented by Dennis Nilsson, Mindaugas Barauskas, Niels Heinsøe, Niels-Jørgen Hansen and Ivan Springborg.
Dennis Nilsson ended up as the only one of the five to gain some prize money in the Challenge Tour 9, as he got to the round of 64.
He won the round of 128 by 5-2 against John Bowles before losing 5-4 in a close match against Wessel Nijman in the round of 64.
The event was won by Cody Harris, who impressed with a 103.4 average in the final.
At the Challenge Tour 10 it was time for Ivan Springborg to get some prize money, as he also got himself into the round of 64.
In the round of 128 he won by 5-1 against Stefan Taferner. Unfortunately he did not get that much of a chance in the round of 64, as he lost 5-0 against David Evans.
Nick Fullwell ended up as the winner of the event, after he beat Cody Harris in the semi-final.
Sunday was by far the best day for the PDC Nordic & Baltic region, as the five players managed to get £450 overall.
Only Niels-Jørgen Hansen managed to get prize money in the Challenge Tour 11, as he reached the round of 32. He won his first two matches by 5-3 before striking out against Paul Rowley with a 5-4 loss.
The young Dutchman Berry van Peer won the event after a 5-2 win against Cameron Menzies in the final.
At the Challenge Tour 12 Mindaugas Barauskas won his first ever prize money on the Challenge Tour, as he reached the round of 64 and secured himself £50.
Also Dennis Nilsson managed to get some more prize money to the ranking, as he reached the round of 32. Meaning he got himself another £100.
But the best result came from Niels-Jørgen Hansen, who reached the round of 16. The best result for the Dane ever in the Challenge Tour, and the third best result for a player from the PDC Nordic & Baltic region this season.
He won his first two matches by 5-1, before battling a bit more in the round of 32 against Dale Everett. Fortunately he got himself out of that match with a 5-4 win. In the round of 16 he lost by 5-3 against Simon Preston.
Andy Jenkins ended up winning the event, and that concluded this Challenge Tour weekend.