Barry & Brooks enjoy opening day wins on Winmau Development Tour

Keane Barry

Keane Barry and Bradley Brooks picked up titles on the opening day of the 2022 Winmau Development Tour season in Wigan on Friday.

Two of the sport's most renowned young talents, Barry and Brooks were victorious as players aged 16-24 competed in the first youth events of the year.

World number 67 Barry hit averages of 108.14 and 101.9 on his way to the Event Two final where he edged out fellow-Irishman Conor Heneghan 5-4.

Having featured in the last three World Championships, 19-year-old Barry now has three Development Tour titles to his name.

Event One saw Brooks produce a 105.47 average in his last 32 win over Danny Goddard, while also defeating Leighton Bennett and Sebastian Bialecki en route to the final.

The 2020 World Youth Champion then beat Christopher Holt 5-1 to claim a fourth Development Tour title of his career.

Saturday will see Events Three and Four take place in Wigan - play will begin at approximately 1030 GMT.

The top two players from the 2022 Development Tour Order of Merit will win a PDC Tour Card for 2023-24 and a place in the 2022/23 Cazoo World Darts Championship.

Click here to see full results from Winmau Development Tour Events One and Two

View match stats from both tournaments in DartConnect.

2022 Winmau Development Tour
Friday February 18
Robin Park Tennis Centre, Wigan
Event One

Bradley Brooks 5-2 Jacob Gwynne
Sebastian Bialecki 5-4 Justin Hewitt
Nathan Rafferty 5-2 Niels Zonneveld
Christopher Holt 5-3 Jurjen van der Velde

Bradley Brooks 5-4 Sebastian Bialecki
Christopher Holt 5-4 Nathan Rafferty

Bradley Brooks 5-1 Christopher Holt

Event Two

Keane Barry 5-0 Dom Taylor
Jarred Cole 5-2 Dylan Slevin
Jurjen van der Velde 5-1 Tomas Houdek
Conor Heneghan 5-4 Niels Zonneveld

Keane Barry 5-1 Jarred Cole
Conor Heneghan 5-3 Jurjen van der Velde

Keane Barry 5-4 Conor Heneghan