Barry & Berry win Tour Cards as Development Tour concludes

Keane Barry

Keane Barry and Berry van Peer won two-year PDC Tour Cards, while Barry and Ryan Meikle booked places at the 2020/21 World Championship as the 2020 PDC Unicorn Development Tour concluded in Barnsley on Sunday.

Exciting Irish prospect Barry, 18, narrowly missed out on winning a Tour Card at Qualifying School in January but will compete on the PDC ProTour for the first time in 2021 and make his second World Championship appearance in December after finishing second on the final Development Tour Order of Merit.

A graduate of the Junior Darts Corporation system, Barry made his World Championship debut in December 2019, before returning to the Alexandra Palace stage days later to win the JDC's Junior World Championship final.

Barry, who also became the youngest winner of the Tom Kirby Memorial Irish Matchplay in 2019, picked up his first two Development Tour titles across Saturday and Sunday to secure his place on the professional circuit.

Dutchman Van Peer, who has battled through dartitis to continue his playing career, finished third on the Development Tour Order of Merit to win back his PDC Tour Card, having previously competed on the circuit in 2016-17.

The 24-year-old has four Development Tour titles to his name spanning a five-year period and reached the last 16 of the 2017 Grand Slam of Darts.

Englishman Meikle, a six-time Development Tour title winner, topped the final Order of Merit to ensure his World Championship return having made his Alexandra Palace debut at the 2019/20 event.

The 24-year-old, who reached the last 16 of the 2019 Players Championship Finals, was already assured of his PDC Tour Card for 2021, meaning Barry and Van Peer are this year's two Tour Card winners.

PDC Unicorn Development Tour
Final Order of Merit - Top ten

1. Ryan Meikle (£7,000)
2. Keane Barry (£6,000)
3. Berry van Peer (£4,250)
4. Damian Mol (£3,750)
5. Ted Evetts (£3,450)
6. Kevin Doets (£2,950)
7. Martin Schindler (£2,400)
8. Callan Rydz (£2,350)
9. Wessel Nijman (£2,250)
10. Niels Zonneveld (£2,200)

Two more £10,000 tournaments took place on Sunday, the last of six events to take place over the last three days as a shortened Development Tour season drew to a close.

Event Nine saw Barry make it back-to-back titles as he edged out Meikle in the final, before Callan Rydz picked up his second Development Tour win, defeating Hong Kong's Lee Lok Yin in the final.

The 96-player field will be published shortly for the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship Last 96, which will take place on Monday at the Barnsley Metrodome.

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PDC Unicorn Development Tour
Sunday September 27, Barnsley Metrodome
Event Nine

Berry van Peer 5-2 Mikey Rees
Ryan Meikle 5-4 Geert Nentjes
Damian Mol 5-3 Lewis Pride
Keane Barry 5-2 Harry Ward

Ryan Meikle 5-4 Berry van Peer
Keane Barry 5-0 Damian Mol

Keane Barry 5-4 Ryan Meikle

Event Ten

Callan Rydz 5-4 Keane Barry
Owen Roelofs 5-2 Thomas Lovely
Berry van Peer 5-2 Danny van Trijp
Lee Lok Yin 5-2 Joe Davis

Callan Rydz 5-3 Owen Roelofs
Lee Lok Yin 5-2 Berry van Peer

Callan Rydz 5-1 Lee Lok Yin