Write up courtesy of ‘Bit of Bully Darts’.
Yesterday, Jack Male travelled to Chesterfield for the England Darts Youth event. Jack had already tasted success in these events, where he won one event out of the three he played last year, in Gateshead.
In his group stage, Jack won 2 of his 3 group games (3-0 against Eleanor Cairs and a 3-0 against Tavis Dudeney), narrowly losing to Henry Coates 3-2 after missing darts to win from 2-0 down. However, other results meant he still finished top of his group.
The last 32 saw Jack take on Holly Meadwell, who he despatched 3-0 with some high scoring and solid finishing. The same score lines followed in the last 16 and quarter finals, against Reece Pauling and Dalton Storr, respectively. Jack fired in finishes of 156 and 157 on the way.
In the semi finals, Jack faced Luke ‘The Nuke’ Littler, seeking revenge after Luke recently beat him at a JDC tour event. Jack moved past Luke 4-1 and moved into the final.
In the final, Jack faced JDC European Champion Brad Phillips, in a repeat of Jack’s final win last year. It was nip and tuck all the way through with both players at a very high standard, but just like he did last year, Jack emerged victorious with a 5-3 win. In his first England event of 2019, Jack masked the best start he could do in the hunt to make the finals at the end of the year, which he finished runner up in 2018.