Kirk denies Jansen to clinch maiden Challenge Tour crown

Winmau Challenge Tour

Jan 21 2024

Aden Kirk rounded off the opening weekend of 2024 Winmau Challenge Tour action with Event Five victory in Milton Keynes on Sunday.

Lukasiak & Bellmont claim Challenge Tour wins in Milton Keynes

Winmau Challenge Tour

Jan 20 2024

Oskar Lukasiak and Stefan Bellmont each picked up titles as the 2024 Winmau Challenge Tour continued in Milton Keynes on Saturday.

Burnett & Jansen claim titles on 2024 Challenge Tour opening day

Winmau Challenge Tour

Jan 19 2024

Richie Burnett and Danny Jansen each picked up titles as the 2024 Winmau Challenge Tour got underway in Milton Keynes on Friday.

Van Peer & Bates confirm Ally Pally spots as 2023 Challenge Tour concludes

Winmau Challenge Tour

Oct 30 2023

Berry van Peer and Owen Bates will feature in the 2023/24 Paddy Power World Darts Championship after finishing first and second respectively on the 2023 Winmau Challenge Tour Order of Merit.

Boulton & Sedlak share spoils on penultimate day of Challenge Tour season

Winmau Challenge Tour

Oct 29 2023

Andy Boulton and Vitezslav Sedlak shared the spoils on the penultimate day of 2023 Winmau Challenge Tour action in Wigan on Sunday.

Emerging star Bates claims landmark Winmau Challenge Tour title

Winmau Challenge Tour

Aug 13 2023

Owen Bates defied a late fightback from Wesley Plaisier to secure a maiden Winmau Challenge Tour title in Milton Keynes on Sunday.

Crabtree & Grundy celebrate Winmau Challenge Tour success

Winmau Challenge Tour

Aug 12 2023

Cam Crabtree and Robert Grundy shared titles as the 2023 Winmau Challenge Tour season continued in Milton Keynes on Saturday.

Plaisier & Pilgrim pick up Winmau Challenge Tour titles

Winmau Challenge Tour

Aug 11 2023

Wesley Plaisier and Darryl Pilgrim each claimed titles as the 2023 Winmau Challenge Tour season resumed in Milton Keynes on Friday.

Whitehead wins maiden title at Challenge Tour Event 14

Winmau Challenge Tour

May 07 2023

The 2023 Winmau Challenge Tour continues with Event 14 in Milton Keynes on Sunday.

Resurgent Van Peer celebrates Challenge Tour double in Milton Keynes

Winmau Challenge Tour

May 06 2023

Berry van Peer continued his blistering form to celebrate a sensational Winmau Challenge Tour double in Milton Keynes on Saturday.

 Jurjen van der Velde and Christian Kist ensured a Dutch double at the PDC Winmau Challenge Tour on Saturday with victories in Leicester.

Teenager Van der Velde won his second Challenge Tour event of 2022 by claiming the Event 18 title at the Morningside Arena.

Van der Velde's opening round win over former UK Open semi-finalist Alan Norris set the tone for a dominant campaign, as he relinquished just ten legs in reaching the final. 

The young Dutchman posted 97 and 98 averages to see off Peter Jacques and David Pallett, before whitewashing St Helens veteran Alan Tabern in the quarter-finals. 

Van der Velde then eased past Germany's Daniel Klose in the semi-finals, before edging out his compatriot Patrick Peters in a nine-leg affair to clinch the £2,000 winner's prize.

Klose impressed in his run to the semi-finals, averaging over 100 to whitewash Jim Moston in the last eight, while Graham Usher averaged 104.38 earlier in the day, before succumbing to Peters in the semi-finals.

Kist, meanwhile, followed up his run to the Event 16 final by going all the way in Event 19 the following day to claim his maiden PDC title.

The former Lakeside Champion won seven games on his way to the £2,000 top prize, being taken to a deciding leg by Danny van Trijp in the last 64 in his toughest test.

He also overcame Ben West, Lukas Wenig, Matthew Dennant, Thibault Tricole and Karel Sedlacek to reach the final, where he saw off Danny Lauby 5-3.

The pair's success means that three of the four events staged so far this weekend have been won by Dutchmen, after Wesley Plaisier took victory on Friday alongside Robert Owen.

The year's penultimate Challenge Tour weekend concludes on Sunday with Event 20, with a further £10,000 in prize money on offer.

Scott Williams retained his lead at the top of the Order of Merit, with a quarter-final appearance on Saturday helping him move to £7,350 - with Owen on £5,500 and Van Trijp on £5,450 behind him.

Van der Velde sits fifth, while Kist moved up to eighth following his success.

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

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