Friday, 29 March 2013

Part eyes Further European Success

Three-time world champion John Part has been faced with a tricky opening round tie in the European Darts Trophy when he takes on Dutchman Vincent van der Voort on March 30.

Darth Maple has already tasted success so far this year on the European Tour. He won the opening event, the UK Masters, which brought up his first PDC ranking title since 2011.

Part met Stuart Kellett in the final where he defeated the Englishman 6-4. He had wins against Kim Huybrechts, Gary Anderson Mensur Suljovic, Simon Whitlock and Adrian Lewis before despatching Kellett to get his hands on the trophy.

In the 2013 World Darts Championship – the competition he won in both 2003 and 2008 - he was beaten in the second round by Terry Jenkins 1-4. That was after an opening round win over Joe Cullen 3-0.

Van der Voort is renowned among darts betting fans for being one of the fasted players on the PDC circuit. He has had a quiet start to his 2013 campaign. At the Alexandra Palace in December, he reached the third round of the World Championship.

He made easy work of Kellett in the first round of the competition in a 3-0 win. A Tougher game followed against Dean Winstanley but he managed to get past the former BDO man 4-2, despite his opponent hitting a nine-darter in the tie. 

His run was eventually stopped by the Machine James Wade in the third round where the Dutchman failed to win a set.

According to Betfair, the Dutch Destroyer has had success in Germany where he won a Players Championship event there in 2011.    

There were also wins in Austria and Holland that year in what has proved to be his best season to date with the PDC. His best appearance in a major came in the UK Open in 2007 where he finished runner up.

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