Bialecki back to winning ways on Winmau Development Tour

Winmau Development Tour

Sebastian Bialecki overcame Dutchman Levy Frauenfelder to clinch his fifth Winmau Development Tour title in Wigan on Sunday.

Nijman & Rafferty extend Development Tour title hauls in Wigan

Winmau Development Tour

Wessel Nijman and Nathan Rafferty extended their Winmau Development Tour title hauls after sharing the spoils in Saturday’s double-header in Wigan.

Record-breaker Greaves storms to historic Development Tour success

Winmau Development Tour

Beau Greaves created another slice of history in Wigan on Friday, becoming the first woman to win a Winmau Development Tour title.

Super Springer wins maiden Development Tour title in Hildesheim

Winmau Development Tour

Niko Springer claimed his first Winmau Development Tour title on home soil in Hildesheim, as the year's second weekend of action concluded on Sunday with Event Ten.

Nijman & Rafferty share Development Tour success in Hildesheim

Winmau Development Tour

Wessel Nijman produced a sensational 113 average to clinch his sixth Winmau Development Tour crown on Saturday, as Nathan Rafferty also added to his title haul in Hildesheim.

Van Veen & Benecky claim Development Tour titles in Hildesheim

Winmau Development Tour

Gian van Veen clinched his second Winmau Development Tour title of 2024 on Friday, as Roman Benecky also celebrated a landmark victory in Hildesheim.

Superb Van Veen seals Winmau Development Tour Event Five win

Winmau Development Tour

Unstoppable Gian van Veen claimed his first Winmau Development Tour title of 2024 as the year's opening weekend concluded on Sunday with Event Five.

Barry and Van der Velde triumph on Winmau Development Tour

Winmau Development Tour

The 2024 Winmau Development Tour season continues with Events Three and Four in Milton Keynes on Friday.

Jansen & Barry star on opening day of 2024 Winmau Development Tour

Winmau Development Tour

Danny Jansen and Keane Barry claimed Winmau Development Tour titles on a thrilling opening day in Milton Keynes, as Owen Bates achieved perfection in Friday’s double-header.

Record entries for opening weekend of 2024 Winmau Development Tour

Winmau Development Tour

The 2024 Winmau Development Tour gets underway this weekend, with a record 365 players set to compete acros the opening five events of the year at Milton Keynes' Marshall Arena.

Josh Rock continued his magnificent form to secure a brilliant Development Tour double in Hildesheim on Friday.

The 21-year-old posted five ton-plus averages to triumph in Events 16 & 17, winning 15 consecutive matches to overhaul Keane Barry at the top of the Development Tour Order of Merit.

Rock produced a sensational 112.16 average to whitewash Dylan Dowling and claim the £2,000 top prize in Event 16, firing in six 180s and reeling off legs of 13, 14, 15, 13 and 12 darts to triumph.

The Northern Irishman, who posted an astronomical 121.86 average on the Pro Tour earlier this month, also registered a 102 average in his semi-final demolition of UK Open quarter-finalist Sebastian Bialecki.

Rock relinquished just five legs en route to glory in Event 16, seeing off the likes of Jarred Cole, James Beeton and Jitse Van der Wal to clinch his third Development Tour title of the campaign.

The 21-year-old was similarly dominant in Event 17, surrendering the solitary leg in his opening five matches, before denying Bialecki once again in a thrilling last eight tussle.

The young Polish star - who led 3-0 - stormed 4-2 ahead with a sublime 170 finish, only for Rock to reply with 115 and 104 checkouts in the closing stages to prevail with a 103.82 average.

Rock then defied a spirited fightback from Daniel Perry to run out a 5-3 winner in the semi-finals, before capping off a perfect day with a whitewash win over Scotland’s Nathan Girvan in the Event 17 showpiece.

The emerging star missed double 12 for a nine-darter in the opening leg, but back-to-back 12-darters catapulted him to victory with a superb 104.86 average.

Rock, who averaged 97 over the course of the afternoon, now moves £1,400 clear of UK Open semi-finalist Barry on the Order of Merit, after celebrating his fourth success of 2022.

The Winmau Development Tour weekend continues with Events 18 & 19 on Saturday, as the sport's brightest young stars compete for £20,000 in prize money in Germany.

The winner of 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.