Parletti, Kleermaker & Greaves Triumph as Welsh Open Weekend Provides Food for Thought

Dave Parletti & Martijn Kleermaker claimed the main events over the Red Dragon Welsh Open Weekend. Meanwhile, Greaves claimed a hat-trick of wins and others indicated signs of progress. Here are a few of the talking points generated from a successful weekend:

Dave Parletti won through a tough final, against a resurgent Martin Adams, to add the Welsh Classic to his impressive list of recent event wins. Martijn Kleermaker then defeated Jim Williams and take his first Welsh Open crown. Martijn had also reached the semi-finals of the Classic.

DartsWorld noted a strong run from David Evans who reached the last 16 (in the Classic) playing some very strong darts along the way.

The ladies events were dominated by Beau Greaves who claimed three events over the weekend. Ladies clean sweep by taking the 2019 Welsh Open Ladies Singles title defeating the former four-time champion of the World Lisa Ashton of England 5-3 in the final. Beau had already won the Welsh Open 2019 Girls Singles title beating Tamsin Parr and the Welsh Classic Ladies Singles by beating former three-time World Champion Anastasia Dobromyslova. 

Duzza overcomes Williams in a classic to book semi-final place
JIm Williams (Right) reached the Open final. Photo: David Gill

Another interesting performance was that of Mathew Padgett. Reaching the later stages and generally looking more at home playing BDO/WDF style events. Matt’s Open Event form has been very strong of late and it appears he is beginning to transfer it to ranking events. DartsWorld will be following his progress.

Leighton Bennett, meanwhile, seems to accept no limits on what he can achieve. The fourteen-year-old reached the semi-finals of the Welsh Open before being defeated by eventual runner-up Jim Williams. If this carries on he could well reach the Lakeside look to break even more records along the way.