Reading Pro Tour weekend saw Dean throw some great darts, and miss d12 for a 9 Darter, but still come away with less than his form deserved!
Saturday saw Dean take on two big names, one in Klaasen a former Lakeside winner, and the other the former Lakeside finalist and PDC ranked five Simon Whitlock – so hardly an easy draw! Sunday hardly saw things improve, with a draw against ‘the man’ Raymond van Barneveld. Dean really should have won that game, and was winning throughout, the wire away from a 9 darter coming in the game. Doubles where the key, and Barney came back from behind to take the game 6-5.
Dean knows that his form is good, and scoring is right up there – so confidence is still high for the next event in Barnsley in two weeks time. Onwards and upwards!
Round 1: Dean Winstanley 6-4 Jelle Klaasen
Round 2: Simon Whitlock 6-1 Dean Winstanley
Round 1: Raymond van Barneveld (23) 6-5 Dean Winstanley