Darius Labanauskas won his seventh Nordic & Baltic Pro Tour title Saturday, and Daniel Larsson secured himself a spot at the German Darts Open.
If Johan Engström is a bit tired of losing against Daniel Larsson this weekend, it is hard to blame him. First he lost the final at Friday, when a spot for the Hungarian Darts Trophy was on the line, then he lost against Larsson again in the Pro Tour 3, and then once again in the final for a spot at the German Darts Open.
So maybe Larsson will have to buy a beer or two for Engström, when they will go and participate in the World Cup later this month – who knows?
But even though Daniel Larsson won against Johan Engström in the quarterfinals of the Pro Tour 3 yesterdy, the Swede did not go all the way, as he lost against Marko Kantele in a tense semifinal.
Meaning, the final was without any Swedes – only time this has happened so far this weekend – as Marko Kantele was to play Darius Labanauskas.
The Lithuanian quickly proved to strong for Kantele, meaning Labanauskas won the final by 6-3.
Yesterday – and today – the Pro Tour has also been lucky enough to have a visitor, as Joe Williams, who has been marking on the PDC Development Tour and Challenge Tour – had travelled all the way from England to Finland, so he could help mark some of the games.
“I’m doing it for the enjoyment. That is also the reason why I’m doing it on the Challenge Tour – I enjoy it,” said Joe Williams, who also have been marking in the Women Series.
“Originally my brother entered the PDC Q-School in January 2018, so I marked a few games and then it has just gone on from there really,” said Joe Williams, who has played the darts in his younger days.
Joe Williams also tells, that if people want to start marking, just as he did, then they should just do it.
“Give it a go. But it is not as easy as it looks. You might think it is easy, when you see it on TV, because it is like 140 and 100, but it is not all that. When they start going around the board, you got to be prepared. It is harder than it looks. But with experience you come a long way,” said Joe Williams.
And as mentioned, Joe Williams will also be marking today at the Pro Tour, when we are going to find out, who will go to the Nordic Darts Masters and who will get their hands on the fourth PDC Nordic & Baltic Pro Tour title of the year.