In the last PDC UK ProTour event for a while, Dean joined the players travelling the well worn route to Crawley, for the Player Championship events 9 & 10. Each floor tournament event has £6,000 top prize, so the stakes are high. Dean is looking fairly ‘safe’ for the World Matchplay at Blackpool, but a good run would ensure he’s in the big money TV tournament.
Round 1: Dean Winstanley 6-4 Les Wallace
Hats off to Les, who was a true gent near the end of the game, correcting a score down nearly 40 points when the marker made a rare mistake. He threw some great darts too.
Round 2: Paul Nicholson 6-5 Dean Winstanley
Round 1: Dean Winstanley 6-3 Co Stompe (28)
Round 2: Dean Winstanley 6-0 Richie Howson
Round 3: Dean Winstanley 6-2 James Wade
Round 4: Colin Lloyd 6-0 Dean Winstanley
A good day for Over the Top – with a few good scalps (including premier league player and major winner James Wade), but he came up against the eventual on fire winner Colin Lloyd, and unfortunately the weekend was over. £800 added to the rankings pot too.