Nentjes & Bialecki share Development Tour spoils

Geert Nentjes celebrates

Geert Nentjes and Sebastian Bialecki shared the spoils on Saturday, as the Winmau Development Tour weekend continued in Hildesheim.

Nentjes eased past Germany’s Niko Springer 5-1 to scoop the £2,000 top prize in Event 13, averaging 91 to clinch his fourth Development Tour title, and his second in 2022.

The 23-year-old accounted for Northern Ireland’s Josh Rock in a heavyweight round two tie, and edged out Conor Heneghan in the last 16, after the Irishman posted a mammoth 110.69 average earlier in the day.

The Dutchman then recorded a 5-3 win over Bradley Brooks in the quarter-finals, before seeing off Jarred Cole 5-2 in the last four.

Springer relinquished just three legs in his opening four matches, and after overcoming Owen Maiden and David Schlichting, he recovered from 4-2 down to stun Jurjen van der Velde in the semi-finals, wrapping up victory with a sublime 10-dart leg.

Van der Velde posted averages of 107.36 and 103.66 before succumbing in the semi-finals, although he responded by landing a nine-darter in his Event 14 opener, achieving perfection in a 4-3 success over fellow countryman Mark Tabak.

Sebastian Bialecki celebrates at the UK Open

Bialecki secured the Event 14 title, converting three ton-plus finishes in claiming a 5-3 win over Keane Barry, denying the Irishman a second title in as many days.

The UK Open quarter-finalist was dominant throughout Saturday’s second event, whitewashing David Zaruba and Jeffrey Ballast to race into the quarter-finals.

The 18-year-old, who will represent Poland at this year’s Cazoo World Cup of Darts, then swept aside Cole in the last eight, before dispatching Brooks 5-0 en route to sealing his second Development Tour triumph.

However, former World Youth champion Brooks denied Nentjes a Development Tour double, avenging his quarter-final defeat in Event 13 with a 5-2 victory against the left-hander.

Barry was unable to add a fifth Development Tour crown to his growing haul, although he breezed past Springer in round four and whitewashed Rafferty in the semi-finals, as Friday’s winners went head-to-head.

The Winmau Development Tour weekend concludes with Event 15 on Sunday, as the sport's brightest young stars compete for £10,000 in prize money in Germany.

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..

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PDC Winmau Development Tour
Saturday June 4, Halle 39, Hildesheim
Event 13

Jarred Cole 5-4 Lewy Williams
Geert Nentjes 5-3 Bradley Brooks
Jurjen van der Velde 5-2 Lewis Gurney
Niko Springer 5-1 David Schlichting

Geert Nentjes 5-2 Jarred Cole
Niko Springer 5-4 Jurjen van der Velde

Geert Nentjes 5-1 Niko Springer

Event 14

Sebastian Bialecki 5-2 Jarred Cole
Bradley Brooks 5-2 Geert Nentjes
Nathan Rafferty 5-2 Josh Rock
Keane Barry 5-2 Daan Bastiaansen

Sebastian Bialecki 5-0 Bradley Brooks
Keane Barry 5-0 Nathan Rafferty

Sebastian Bialecki 5-3 Keane Barry