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

Winmau Development Tour

Feb 23 2024

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

Feb 22 2024

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.

Teenage sensation Littler wins Winmau World Youth Championship thriller

PDC Winmau World Youth Championship

Nov 26 2023

Teenage sensation Luke Littler was crowned as the 2023 PDC Winmau World Youth Champion following a thrilling 6-4 victory over Gian van Veen in Sunday's decider at Butlin's Minehead Resort.

Littler: I've surprised myself with Development Tour success

PDC Winmau World Youth Championship

Aug 25 2023

Teenage superstar Luke Littler admits he has surpassed his own expectations, after sealing World Championship qualification and a PDC Tour Card following his sensational 2023 season.

Van Veen & Littler to contest 2023 Winmau World Youth Championship final

PDC Winmau World Youth Championship

Aug 20 2023

Gian van Veen and Luke Littler will contest the 2023 PDC Winmau World Youth Championship final in Minehead later this year, after coming through a star-studded 96-player field in Milton Keynes on Sunday.

2023 PDC Winmau World Youth Championship field confirmed

PDC Winmau World Youth Championship

Aug 19 2023

The 96-player field for the 2023 PDC Winmau World Youth Championship has been confirmed following the conclusion of this year's Development Tour season on Saturday.

Van Veen tops Development Tour Order of Merit as 2023 season concludes

Winmau Development Tour

Aug 19 2023

Gian van Veen and Luke Littler claimed a title apiece as the 2023 Winmau Development Tour season drew to a close in Milton Keynes on Saturday.

Rodriguez & Bialecki share titles; Littler seals Ally Pally spot

Winmau Development Tour

Aug 18 2023

Rusty-Jake Rodriguez and Sebastian Bialecki returned to winning ways on the Winmau Development Tour on Friday, as teenage sensation Luke Littler secured his PDC Tour Card for 2024-25.

Rock relishing Winmau World Youth Championship title defence

PDC Winmau World Youth Championship

Aug 17 2023

Reigning champion Josh Rock believes this year’s Winmau World Youth Championship field could be the strongest ever, as he prepares to begin his title defence on Sunday.

Rock headlines confirmed qualifiers for 2023 World Youth Championship

PDC Winmau World Youth Championship

Aug 16 2023

The field of international qualifiers & pre-qualified Tour Card Holders for the 2023 PDC Winmau World Youth Championship have been confirmed.

Gian van Veen and Lewy Williams celebrated maiden Development Tour titles on a thrilling day of darts in Hildesheim on Saturday.

Following Josh Rock’s heroics on Friday, Van Veen denied the 21-year-old in a dramatic deciding-leg clash to seal Event 18 glory, averaging 96 to scoop the £2,000 winner’s prize.

The 20-year-old fired in a 14-darter to deny Rock in a high-quality contest, to halt the Northern Irishman's incredible 22-match winning run in Germany.

Van Veen relinquished five legs en route to the quarter-finals, posting a sensational 115.92 average in his third round win over Cavan Phillips, featuring winning legs of 10, 13, 12 and 14 darts.

The Dutchman also accounted for his compatriots Kevin Doets and Owen Roelofs to set up a showdown against Rock, who kicked off his campaign with five straight whitewash wins.

The 21-year-old also demolished Keane Barry in the last eight to extend his lead at the top of the Order of Merit, before overcoming former World Youth finalist Adam Gawlas in the semi-finals.

Williams then claimed the Event 19 spoils after defying a spirited fightback from emerging Dutchman Doets to prevail in a last-leg shoot-out.

Williams opened up a commanding 4-1 buffer before Doets reeled off three consecutive legs to force a decider, but the Welshman kept his cool, completing the job with a classy 13-dart hold.

The 20-year-old also survived last-leg shoot-outs against Keanen Norris and Jonas Aplowski, before storming past Robin Beger and Daniel Perry in the latter stages of Saturday’s action.

Doets came agonisingly close to securing a fourth Development Tour crown on Saturday, producing a series of classy displays, which included a 98 average in his semi-final success against Barry.

UK Open semi-finalist Barry avenged his defeat to Rock in the quarter-finals of Event 18 by running out a 5-2 winner at the same stage of Event 19, despite 101 and 105 averages from Rock earlier in the event.

The Winmau Development Tour weekend concludes with Event 20 on Sunday, as the sport's brightest young stars compete for £10,000 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.

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