The ‘FA Cup of Darts’ saw Dean start on the Friday in the 3rd round, after qualifying with the top 32, which meant he managed to dodge the very dangerous early ‘first to 4′ rounds!
Round 3: Dean Winstanley 9-5 Jason Crawley
Dean played well, probably missing more doubles than he’d like, but still a fairly comfortable win, which see’s him go through to Saturday’s 4th round.
The open draw was made Thursday night after play, and Dean was drawn to play world number 10 Terry Jenkins, and they will play on board 2 (which isn’t the main TV stage, but does get some coverage). They play last, so watch out for Dean on TV (Sky Sports HD). There’s always a chance of the game being moved to the TV stage if the board is running slow.
Round 4: Terry Jenkins 9-3 Dean Winstanley
Not so lucky on Saturday, Dean loses out to a bullish Jenkins.