Wednesday 29 March 2023


Saturday was a bit too draining so I couldn't get anything in place for Sunday's games. Price is looking super hot right now, probably the best player in the game. MvG is certainly close, Smith maybe a bit further back, Wright? How many people would you put as a favourite against Wright right now? I'd certainly go with Dirk at least, probably at least half a dozen players.

It's a horrid run of form - majors losing to Huybrechts (worlds) and Burnett (UK Open), Brown and Pietreczko in the Euros, a distant bottom of the Premier League. Have we already seen the best of him, or is this just a short blip? Who knows, we'll see if he rebounds, but in the same section of the draw as Dirk in round three and Humphries/Dimi in the quarter, I wouldn't be overly optimistic. That said, it sounds like some players may have withdrawn so that could all change.

New FRH rankings:

1 Michael Smith
2 Michael van Gerwen
3 Peter Wright
4 Gerwyn Price
5 Luke Humphries
6 Rob Cross (UP 1)
7 Nathan Aspinall (DOWN 1)
8 Dimitri van den Bergh
9 Danny Noppert
10 Dirk van Duijvenbode (UP 1)
11 Jonny Clayton (DOWN 1)
12 Ross Smith (UP 2)
13 Joe Cullen (DOWN 1)
14 Dave Chisnall (DOWN 1)
15 Ryan Searle
16 Damon Heta
17 Gabriel Clemens
18 Andrew Gilding
19 Chris Dobey (UP 1)
20 Jose de Sousa (DOWN 1)

Quarter finalist Rock is now up to 26 and is the highest ranked from Ireland (either), Meikle's final day appearance has him nudge up into the top 45, while Pietreczko is inside the top 75 for I assume the first time. Expect a post tomorrow evening with thoughts on the draw, with bets to follow soon, but updates for future rounds will be limited as I'm away for the weekend.

Development Tour going to be interesting though, will we see Littler and Greaves?

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