Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Brief ET3 roundup

So van Gerwen took it down, the final was a pretty decent performance but the other rounds can't really be counted as anywhere near his A-game, still it's another 25 large in the bank. Simon Whitlock was the surprise finalist, taking advantage of Max Hopp missing match darts in the semi final. Rob Cross was the other semi finalist, playing some exceptional darts until he ran into van Gerwen, which seems to be happening a fair bit, what with his 8-2 Premier League turnover days earlier. Props to Ted Evetts and Karel Sedlacek for making the quarters, while Joe Cullen continues to do work on this tour (how he'd like that poor game against Whitlock back) and Suljovic was solid as ever.

New FRH rankings:

1 Michael van Gerwen
2 Rob Cross
3 Gary Anderson
4 Michael Smith
5 Daryl Gurney
6 Gerwyn Price
7 James Wade
8 Peter Wright
9 Nathan Aspinall
10 Mensur Suljovic
11 Dave Chisnall
12 Simon Whitlock
13 Ian White
14 Jonny Clayton
15 Adrian Lewis
16 Darren Webster
17 Joe Cullen
18 Stephen Bunting
19 Max Hopp (NEW)
20 Jermaine Wattimena (DOWN 1)

Hopp's semi lifts him into the top 20 as Mervyn King falls out. No other movers in the top 20, although Whitlock's closed the gap to Chisnall down to less than 200 points. Further down, Ted Evetts enters the top 64, while Karel Sedlacek is closing in on the top 100. We go again on Friday in Saarbr├╝cken, will be interesting to see if Barney actually shows up, whether de Zwaan or van den Bergh can make an impact, and how a bunch of the other contenders do with Humphries, Aspinall, Lennon, Dobey and Henderson all making it through. Maybe by then this Development Tour bickering will have died down a bit...

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