Players Champs 1&2; Over The Top in Wigan
It’s been a tough start to 2013 for Dean – but with his recent late qualification for the Bolton UK Open finals, we’re sure that the form which saw him hit the 9 darter at the worlds is now starting to come back. Dean is one of the worlds greatest scorers – and when his doubles start to come back, every player in the PDC knows to watch out!
Player Championships Event 1, May 4th
Round 1: Dean Winstanley 6-2 John Henderson
Round 2: Dean Winstanley 6-5 Stuart Kellett
Round 3: Dean Winstanley 6-5 Raymond van Barneveld
1/4 Finals: Robert Thornton 6-1 Dean Winstanley
Player Championships Event 2, May 5th
Round 1: Joe Cullen 6-5 Dean Winstanley
A good run on Saturday for Winstanley, with wins against Barney, and team-mate ‘KO’ Kellett. Dean loses to the eventual winner, Robert Thornton, who has been having a fantastic 12 months.
A solid £1,500 won – with lots more events to come, including June’s UK Open finals – televised on Sky Sports. Before that Dean plays in the next Player Champs events at the end of May, once again in Wigan.