Dean has a busy time coming up starting this Friday, as the PDC and it’s players head to Dublin for a packed week of darts! The Sky Sports televised Grand Prix of Darts starts on Monday, where Dean takes on one of the worlds in-form players,Dave Chisnall, in the ‘double-in in Dublin’ tournament. Before that though, is the (no so small!) matter of Friday night’s European Tour 5 qualifiers, and then two PDC Player Championship pro tour events over the weekend!
Dean already has a good record in his Euro Tour qualifiers, so he’ll want to make yet another – as the money available to those who get through makes a real difference to the rankings.
The two player championship events over the weekend will hopefully give Dean all the match practice he’ll need to be ready for his game on Sky Sports on Monday, and he knows there will be a lot of you cheering for him – it does make a difference!
A mixed start for Deano in Dublin. Friday night see’s him win a place in the 5th Euro Tour event, so job done! But a loss with a 95 average in the first round of player Championship event 13. So a good performance but a narrow 6-5 loss vs Johnny Haines.
Euro Tour Qualifier 5
Round 1: Dean Winstanley 6-5 Kevin McDine
Round 2: Dean Winstanley 6-3 Paul Barham
Player Champ 14 Results
Round 1: Dean Winstanley 6-2 Stephen Hardy
Round 2: Dean Winstanley 4-6 Raymond van Barneveld
PartyPoker.com World Grand Prix
Monday October 8 (7pm-12am)
Mark Walsh v Robert Thornton
Dean Winstanley (3-2) 1-2 Dave Chisnall (3-0, 3-2) – Dean showed true grit to come back to a last leg decider!
Simon Whitlock v Justin Pipe
Terry Jenkins v Mervyn King
Gary Anderson v Brendan Dolan
Phil Taylor v Michael Smith
Kevin Painter v Kim Huybrechts
Vincent van der Voort v William O’Connor