Atherton's Scott Darbyshire became the first player to qualify for the 2017 YDP Synergy Cleaning "Champion of Champions" Grand Finals which will take place at Huntington WMC in York on Saturday 2nd December 2017.
Darbyshire, who plays for Leigh in the Lancashire Super League and recently gained his PDC Pro-Tour card coming through the tough Q School system, beat Alan Wilkinson 2-0 in the best of three leg final. The losing Semi-Finalists were Mick Felton and Steve Hibbard.
Thirty players entered the event organised by Alan Hodgson at the 180 Club in Leigh which will see Scott go head to head alongside another 63 qualifiers to play off for the £5,930 Prize Pot with the winner walking away with £2,000 at the December finals.
All monies raised from each of the qualifying events will be shared between YDP's two charities which are the Smiley Riley Fun, a children's cancer trust and Prostate Cancer UK.
With Michaela Knight, owner of Synergy Cleaning, sponsoring the £5,930 prize money for this event plus a further £1,270 Prize Pot for a warm up competition on the night before the Grand Finals we are looking to raise a total of £20,000 by the end of the year.
Results from the 1/4 Finals at the 180 Club event are:
QF1.. Jonathon Kyles v Steve Hibbard... winner Steve
QF2.. David Evens v Alan Wilkinson ... winner Alan
QF3 .. Mick Felton v Stuart Stubbs SNR ... winner Mick
QF4 .. Scott Darbyshire v Ross Walker ... winner Scott
SF1 .. Steve Hibbard v Alan Wilkinson ... winner .. Alan
SF2 .. Mick Felton v Scott Darbyshire ... winner Scott
FINAL... Alan Wilkinson 0-2 Scott Darbyshire
Qualifier Scott Darbyshire
On behalf of York Darts Promotions, our sponsors Synergy Cleaning and our two charities we would like to say a massive thank you to Alan Hodgson for organising this and arranging other events for us. Also thanks go to the 180 Club in Leigh for hosting the event and to all the players and people who helped raise money for the two charities.
If you would like to host one of the 64 Qualifying Knockouts we have 31 spaces left so please don't hesitate to get in touch with myself, Neil Hart on 07921128063 or you can register your interest on our website at www,yorkdartspromotions.com by using the contact/register page.