Nine-dart Menzies among seven double qualifiers

Cameron Menzies landed a nine-dart finish as he claimed a double success at the UK Qualifier for the German Darts Open & Austrian Darts Open alongside six other players.

 

The Scot achieved his first nine-dart finish since joining the PDC circuit in January as he overcame Jamie Caven in his deciding game to qualify for April’s German Darts Open in Saarbrucken.

 

Menzies then also qualified to compete in the Austrian Darts Open by overcoming Aden Kirk and Ricky Evans.

 

Luke Humphries, the 2017 PDC Unicorn Development Tour Order of Merit winner, followed up his success in qualifying for the year’s opening two European Tour events by extending his ever-present record.

 

Two-time European Tour event winner James Wade also ensured that he will compete in the year’s first four tournaments with a double success in Barnsley.

 

Essex ace Steve West, St Helens left-hander Alan Tabern, emerging Irish youngster Steve Lennon and Plymouth’s Simon Stevenson also qualified to compete in both Saarbrucken and Graz next month.

 

Former European Tour winner Robert Thornton defeated Mick McGowan and Lee Bryant as he earned a spot in the German Darts Open.

 

Veteran star Terry Jenkins will also compete in Saarbrucken, while former World Youth Champion Keegan Brown, 2010 Players Championship Finals winner Paul Nicholson and 2008 World Championship finalist Kirk Shepherd also qualified.

 

Irish ace William O’Connor sealed his spot in the German Darts Open with a narrow 6-5 win over Stephen Bunting, qualifying alongside Nathan Aspinall, Luke Woodhouse, Matthew Edgar, Richard North and Ricky Williams.

 

Former European Tour finalist John Henderson battled through to the Austrian Darts Open in Friday’s second UK Qualifier, while Stephen Burton overcame Adrian Lewis 6-5 as he sealed only his second European Tour appearance.

 

Welsh duo Jonny Clayton and Richie Burnett, Northern Ireland’s Brendan Dolan and Irishman Jason Cullen joined Wayne Jones, Michael Barnard, Ritchie Edhouse, Adam Hunt, Scott Taylor in securing places in Austria.

 

SEE FULL RESULTS IN THE MATCH CENTRE AT THIS LINK

 

ET3 German Darts Open

UK Qualifier

Final Matches

William O’Connor 6-5 Stephen Bunting

Terry Jenkins 6-4 Ross Smith

Kirk Shepherd 6-4 John Henderson

Luke Humphries 6-4 Ryan Searle

Nathan Aspinall 6-0 Mark Frost

Alan Tabern 6-4 Aden Kirk

James Wade 6-4 John Bowles

Richard North 6-2 Wayne Jones

Robert Thornton 6-2 Lee Bryant

Paul Nicholson 6-5 Justin Pipe

Steve West 6-4 Michael Barnard

Keegan Brown 6-4 Brendan Dolan

Ricky Williams 6-3 Scott Darbyshire

Matthew Edgar 6-4 Jamie Lewis

Steve Lennon 6-3 Mark Webster

Luke Woodhouse 6-4 Gary Eastwood

Cameron Menzies 6-2 Jamie Caven

Simon Stevenson 6-1 Chris Dobey

 

ET3 UK Qualifiers: William O’Connor, Terry Jenkins, Kirk Shepherd, Luke Humphries, Nathan Aspinall, Alan Tabern, James Wade, Richard North, Robert Thornton, Paul Nicholson, Steve West, Keegan Brown, Ricky Williams, Matthew Edgar, Steve Lennon, Luke Woodhouse, Cameron Menzies, Simon Stevenson.

 

ET4 Austrian Darts Open

UK Qualifier

Final Matches

Cameron Menzies 6-3 Ricky Evans

Jonny Clayton 6-3 Mark Wilson

John Henderson 6-2 Matthew Edgar

Stephen Burton 6-5 Adrian Lewis

Luke Humphries 6-2 Alan Norris

Brendan Dolan 6-5 James Wilson

James Wade 6-4 Ricky Williams

Michael Barnard 6-3 Ben Burton

Alan Tabern 6-4 Paul Rowley

Jason Cullen 6-2 Andy Jenkins

Steve West 6-3 Mark Webster

Wayne Jones 6-2 Martyn Turner

Simon Stevenson 6-1 Paul Nicholson

Richie Burnett 6-5 Josh Payne

Steve Lennon 6-4 Andy Boulton

Ritchie Edhouse 6-4 Ryan Searle

Adam Hunt 6-5 Peter Hudson

Scott Taylor 6-5 Chris Dobey

 

UK Qualifiers: Cameron Menzies, Jonny Clayton, John Henderson, Stephen Burton, Luke Humphries, Brendan Dolan, James Wade, Michael Barnard, Alan Tabern, Jason Cullen, Steve West, Wayne Jones, Simon Stevenson, Richie Burnett, Steve Lennon, Ritchie Edhouse, Adam Hunt, Scott Taylor.

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