Sun. Apr 21st, 2019

Brendan Dolan qualifies for PDC Euro Tour 3

Brendan Dolan

The PDC Euro Tour 3 UK Qualifier was on today (ET4 on later!) and there were a good number of Irish lads on the boards.

Gavin Carlin and Nathan Rafferty were unfortunate to be on Glen Durrant’s board and even though Durrant won through he had a scare against Gavin who was 4-1 and 5-4 up in a race to 6 – Gavin should have put Durrant away to bed, but the resilient Durrant peeled off 3 legs in row to draw even 4-4 and then pull out the last two legs to win through 6-5. Durrant beat Rafferty 6-2 and then Kirk Shepherd 6-1 to qualify.

Kevin Burness went down 6-2 against Scott Taylor the same lad who put him out of the recent UK Open – maybe that was playing on his mind.

Steve Lennon was beaten 6-4 by eventual qualifier Nathan Derry in an average game. Both averaging 87 odds.

Mickey Mansell fresh from controversy regarding the DRA won his first game easily 6-1 but went down 6-4 to Ted Evetts in the last game on the board – he was always chasing in this game, Ted played well.

Limerick’s William O’Connor had a tense game against Aaron Monk. It went 5-5 and then the jelly legs must have been out as O’Connor couldn’t hit his double – I think he missed 9 darts at a double to allow Monk to fall over the line with double 10 and the qualification to ET3.

In the last game of the afternoon Brendan Dolan beat Peter Rock Hudson 6-2 with a 102.4 average. Dolan played great in this game and the winning leg was a 13 dart leg (100,100,136,125 and 40) finishing on tops to qualify.

So Brendan Dolan is the only Irish player through to the Euro Tour 3.

Congratulations Brendan Dolan.

Qualifiers list:

Keegan Brown
Ricky Evans
Alan Norris
Glen Durrant
Stephen Bunting
Steve Beaton
Nathan Derry
Chris Dobey
Ritchie Edhouse
Kyle Anderson
Josh Payne
Ted Evetts
Mark Barilli
Ross Smith
Aaron Monk
Mark Wilson
Brendan Dolan
Jamie Hughes