Van Peer & Meikle Take Development Tour Titles

Berry van Peer (PDC)

Berry van Peer and Ryan Meikle picked up titles on the opening day of the 2020 PDC Unicorn Development Tour season on Saturday in Hildesheim.

Halle 39 hosted the first two events of the weekend's double-header, with £10,000 in prize money on offer in each tournament.

Van Peer defeated Germany's Martin Schindler 5-1 in the final of Event One to take his career Development Tour title tally to four. 

The Dutchman earned a hard-fought semi-final success over 2019 Order of Merit winner Ted Evetts, winning 5-4 before sealing the £2000 first prize with a convincing final victory. 

Meikle clinched his fifth Development Tour title by winning Event Two, beating Niels Zonneveld 5-3 in the decider. 

23-year-old Meikle's run included wins over Geert Nentjes and Bradley Brooks before reaching the final with a 5-1 triumph over Dom Taylor, who had also reached the last four in Event One. 

The action continues on Sunday in Germany with Event Three and Event Four taking place. 

A total of five PDC Unicorn Development Tour weekends will take place in 2020, to be followed by the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship.

PDC Unicorn Development Tour Event One
Berry van Peer 5-3 Damian Mol
Ted Evetts 5-2 Brian Raman
Dom Taylor 5-3 Nico Kurz
Martin Schindler 5-4 Kevin Doets

Berry van Peer 5-4 Ted Evetts
Martin Schindler 5-3 Dom Taylor

Berry van Peer 5-1 Martin Schindler

PDC Unicorn Development Tour Event Two
Brian Raman 5-3 Lewis Williams
Niels Zonneveld 5-4 Keelan Kay
Ryan Meikle 5-3 Bradley Brooks
Dom Taylor 5-1 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez

Niels Zonneveld 5-4 Brian Raman
Ryan Meikle 5-1 Dom Taylor

Ryan Meikle 5-3 Niels Zonneveld