Darius Labanauskas"Lucky D" Lithuania
There is not much luck about Darius Labanauskas, or “Lucky D”, who established his name in the PDC with victories against Matthew Edgar and Raymond van Barneveld at the World Championship 2019.
In 2014 Darius Labanauskas participated once on the Scandinavic Tour in Finland, and then twice on the Nordic & Baltic Tour in 2017. It was not until 2018 he began to participate regularly.
That was a wise decision for the Lithuanian, who ended up winning the two Pro Tours in Lithuania and saw himself being number one on the PDCNB Pro Tour Ranking at the end of the season, meaning he had qualified for the World Championship 2019 at Alexandre Palace.
Darius reached the third round after he had beaten Matthew Edgar by 3-1 in the first round and former world champion Raymond van Barneveld by 3-2 in the second round. In the third round he met another former world champion in Adrian Lewis and lost 4-0.
After the World Championship he went to Q-School and secured himself his first ever Tour Card.
In 2019 he won four PDCNB Pro Tour events in Sweden, Iceland, Finland and Latvia. He also reached his first final in a Players Championship event. He lost that final by 8-1 against Glen Durrant.
Darius Labanauskas was the first ever Lithuanian, to qualify for the Players Championship Finals. He did this in 2019.
The Lithuanian also qualified for yet another World Championship, as he qualified through the PDC Pro Tour Order of Merit in his first season as a Tour Card holder.
The World Championship proved to be the best ever result for Darius Labanauskas in the professional world of darts, as he reached the quarter-final, in which he lost 5-2 against Michael van Gerwen. On his way to the final he had beaten Matthew Edgar, once again, Ian White, Max Hopp and Steve Beaton.
At the end of the 2019 season, Darius Labanauskas was number 52 on the PDC Order of Merit.
PDCNB Pro Tour 2018
PDCNB Lithuania 2018 (x2) PDCNB Sweden 2019 PDCNB Iceland 2019 PDCNB Finland 2019 PDCNB Latvia 2019