Last weekend saw the PDC Challenge Tour make its long-awaited return after a 10-month absence from the darting world. The 3-day event is an opportunity for players who participated at Q-School earlier in the year to get their hands on some prize money as well as having a chance to win that all-illusive PDC Tour Card and a spot at the 2022 World Championship of Darts.
4 Team Target pros and 3 Elite 1 stars all competed across the 6 events last weekend as they looked to make a strong start to this year's tour.
Our stand out performer from the weekend was Elite 1's very own Nathan Girvan who managed a final run in the 5th event where he marginally lost out to Shaun McDonald in a last leg decider. The 18-year-old Scotsman managed to pick up £1000 across the weekend which leaves him sitting comfortably in 11th on the Order of Merit table.
'Quanny' produced a steady run of performances and was unlucky not to make the quarter finals in the second event where he lost a last leg decider vs James Richardson. However, he was rewarded £350 for his efforts and sits in 49th on the Order of Merit.
Team Target star Alan 'Chuck' Norris had a frustrating start to his weekend and didn't progress past the 2nd round in the first 3 events, but his persistence paid off as he managed 2x final 32 finishes across the remainder of the weekend which meant he picked up £250 in total.
Nathan Girvan: CT1: T128 / CT2: T256 / CT3: T128 / CT4: T128 / CT5: FINAL / CT6: T128
Chris Quantock: CT1: T64 / CT2: T16 / CT3: T128 / CT4: T32 / CT5: T128 / CT6: T256
Alan Norris: CT1: T128 / CT2: T256 / CT3: T128 / CT4: T32 / CT5: T64 / CT6: T32
Killian Heffernan: CT1: T128 / CT2: T256 / CT3: T256 / CT4: T16 / CT5: T128 / CT6: T128
Danny Lauby: CT1: T128 / CT2: T32 / CT3: T128 / CT4: T64 / CT5: T128 / CT6: T32
Lorraine Winstanley: CT1: T256 / CT2: T128 / CT3: T256 / CT4: T32 / CT5: T256 / CT6: T256
Jack Vincent: CT1: T128 / CT2: T256 / CT3: T256 / CT4: T256 / CT5: T128 / CT6: T256
11. Nathan Girvan
49. Chris Quantock
58. Alan Norris
65. Danny Lauby
75. Killian Heffernan
110. Lorraine Winstanley
Unranked: Jack Vincent
Our players will be back in Challenge Tour action from the 3rd of September as they look to continue their pursuit for a PDC Tour Card.