3 Mar, 2020
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Last weekend was the first weekend of the PDC Development Tour. The Tour gives players the opportunity to play on the PDC Pro Circuit by moving up the Development Tour order of merit. Last weekend's event was held at Halle 39 in Hildesheim, Germany.

Team Target had 11 players from our Elite 1 academy competing in the Tour, hoping to get off to a strong start in the first of 5 weekends;

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Wessel Nijman picked up his 2nd Development Tour title beating Martin Schindler in the Tour 4 final. He managed to reach the Last 64 in Tour 1, last 16 in Tour 2 and the last 128 in Tour 3. He now sits 2nd on the Development Tour Order of Merit. A fantastic start.

Wessel's Tour highlights: running average 87.38

DT 1 - last 128 won 4-3 (77.6) vs Danny van Trijp

DT 2 - last 32 won 4-3 (91.1) vs Henry Cutting

DT 3 - last 256 won 4-1 (102.2) vs Martin Schindler

DT 4 - final won 5-3 (90.3) vs Martin Schindler

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Keane Barry had a consistent weekend. Reaching the Last 16 in Tour 1, last 64 in both Tours 2, 3 and the last 32 in Tour 4. He managed to register a 100+ average in Tour 4 and currently sits 23rd on The Development Tour Order of Merit.

Keane's Tour highlights: running average 87.11

DT 1 - last 34 won 4-3 (81.2) vs Sebastian Oschitzki

DT 2 - last 128 won 4-1 (91.6) vs Piree Martijn

DT 3 - last 128 won 4-0 (88.4) vs Joe Usher

DT 4 - last 64 won 4-0 (103.7) vs Nico Blum

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Sebastian Bialecki showed consistent results in which he recorded a couple of 100+ averages along the way. Sebastian had two Last 32 finishes as well as a semi final finish in Tour 3. He currently sits 10th on The Development Tour Order of Merit.

Sebastian's Tour highlights: running average 85.23

DT 1 - last 64 won 4-0 (101.9) vs Levy Frauenfelder

DT 2 - last 64 won 4-2 (100.5) vs Phillip Hagemann

DT 3 - quarter final won 5-1 (93.2) vs Niels Zonneveld

DT 4 - last 256 won 4-2 (90.0) Ole Holtkamp

Rest of Elite 1 Development Tour results:

  • Bradley Brooks DT1 - last 128/ DT2 - quarter-final/ DT3 - quarter-final/ DT4 - last 64 (running average = 84.48)
  • Daan Bastiaansen DT1 - last 32/ DT2 - last 64/ DT3 - last 32/ DT4 - last 64 (running average = 76.68)
  • Dean Finn DT1 - last 256/ DT2 - last 128/ DT3 - last 128/ DT4 - last 128 (running average = 78.34)
  • Jack Vincent DT1 - last 256/ DT 2 - last 256/ DT3 - last 256 /DT4 - last 256 (running average = 71.98)
  • Katie Sheldon DT1 - last 256/ DT2 - last 128/ DT3 - last 256/ DT4 - last 128 (running average = 67.05)
  • Killian Hefferman DT1- last 256/ DT2 - last 128/ DT3 - last 128/ DT4 - last 128 (running average = 64.02)
  • Nathan Girvan DT1 - last 128/ DT2 - last 64/ DT3 - last 64/ DT4 - last 32 (running average = 74.07)
  • Nathan Rafferty DT1- last 256/ DT2- last 32/ DT3- last 256/ DT4- last 256 (running average = 73.09)

Development Tour Order of Merit:

2 Wessel Nijman

10 Sebastian Bialecki

13 Bradley Brooks

23 Keane Barry

40 Daan Bastiaansen

52 Nathan Girvan

86 Nathan Rafferty

Unranked: Jack Vincent

Unranked: Dean Finn

Unranked: Katie Sheldon

Unranked: Killian Hefferman

Overall it has been a very good start for the Elite 1 players. They will be back in action on 21-22nd, March for Development Tour 5-8 in Wigan.

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