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Hamilton joins Hubbard and Monk in winners’ circle

Posted on by Tom Warrington

James Hubbard, Arron Monk and Sam Hamilton shared the spoils in the fourth weekend of the 2012 PDC Unicorn Youth Tour at the Barnsley Metrodome.

Telford’s Hamilton, 21, claimed his maiden Youth Tour title with victory in Saturday’s tenth event of the year, edging out Hull’s Reece Robinson 4-3 in the final.

Hamilton also overcame World Youth Champion Hubbard 4-2 in the semi-finals, and defeated Daniel Wood, Callum Carr, Curtis Hammond and Oliver Stell during the event.

Saturday’s second tournament saw Monk bounce back from his quarter-final loss to Hubbard earlier in the day by sweeping to the £500 first prize and claim his fourth victory of the season.

Monk – the 2011 World Youth Champion – defeated Jack Tweddell, Martin Heneghan, Martin Walker, Sam Hill, Matthew Dicken and Lewis Venes to reach the final, where he won 4-2 against Samuel Head.

Portsmouth’s Head defeated former Youth Tour winners Adam Hunt and Shaun Griffiths in his run to his maiden Youth Tour final.

Sunday’s tournament saw another player win through to his first final, with Sam Hill reaching the decider before losing out 4-0 to in-form Hubbard, who will compete in the Betfair World Matchplay in Blackpool next week.

World Youth Champion Hubbard’s triumph was his second of the year on the PDC Unicorn Youth Tour, and included early defeats of Josh Payne, Joshua Carter and Chris Aubrey for the loss of only three legs before he edged out Matthew Dennant and saw off Monk to reach the final.

Monk’s success over the weekend saw him pick up a total of £800 prize money as he extended his lead at the head of the PDC Unicorn Youth Tour Order of Merit, wit his total fo £3,025 seeing him sit clear of second-placed Hubbard, who moved on to £3,325 with his £775 prize money won in Barnsley.

The next PDC Unicorn Youth Tour events will be held at the Moorways Centre in Derby on August 4 & 5, when three £3,000 tournaments will be held.

 

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