The season of 2023 is now at an end, and this means we now know, Jeffrey de Graaf will be going to Ally Pally.
Before this weekend in Latvia, it was already known, that Marko Kantele would be going to the World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace in December.
However the second spot was not determined yet, even though it seemed like, it was very likely to be Jeffrey de Graaf or Daniel Larsson, who would take the spot.
Almost like it was destiny, the two of them ended up against each other in the semi-final of the Nordic and Baltic Pro Tour 9 at Saturday. And what a match we were to watch. Both of the players was not going to make it easy for the other one, and by that the match ended with a 6-5 victory for Jeffrey de Graaf, even though Daniel Larsson averaged impressive 100.34 in the match.
In the final Jeffrey de Graaf went up against Dennis Nilsson, and as Jeffrey de Graaf won the match by 6-5, he also secured himself 1200 euros for the rankings, which meant no one could go past him at the event at Sunday and therefore he had secured himself the second spot for the World Darts Championship.
At Sunday at the Nordic and Baltic Pro Tour 10, Jeffrey de Graaf lost in the round of 16 against the surprise of Valters Melderis who went all the way to the final. In the final he had to face Dane Benjamin Drue Reus. It was the second final in the PDC Nordic & Baltic for the Dane and the first one for Valters Melderis.
However Benjamin Drue Reus proved to strong for the Latvian in the final, meaning Benjamin Drue Reus won his first ever title in the PDC Nordic & Baltic with a 6-3 victory.
At the two qualifiers for the European Tour this weekend, we saw Swedish talent Anton Östlund securing his first ever appearence ont the tour, as he won the qualification for the Hungarian Darts Trophy. Jeffrey de Graaf secured himself yet another spot at the European Tour, as he won the qualification for the German Darts Championship. The Dutch/Swede will also be participating at the German Darts Open in September.