Winmau Pair Claim Crowns at BDDA Eastbourne Open Darts Weekend.

Winmau’s Ricky Chilton and Vincent D’hondt both took titles at the first ever BDDA Eastbourne Open Darts weekend. Standing and Wheelchair clarification events took place for in both BDDA Eastbourne Classic and Eastbourne Open.

Chilton and D’hondt win at BDDA Eastbourne Open Darts Weekend 2020
Chilton and D’hondt win at BDDA Eastbourne Open Darts Weekend 2020

Winmau’s Ricky Chilton and Vincent D’hondt both took titles at the first ever BDDA Eastbourne Open Darts weekend. Standing and Wheelchair clarification events took place for in both BDDA Eastbourne Classic and Eastbourne Open.

The first ranking event for the “BDDA Road to Winmau” took place over the Sunday 26th January, as disability darts players look to qualify for the inaugural BDDA Winmau Masters 2020 at the Circus Tavern on the 7th November 2020.

18 players from England, Wales, Isles of Man and Belgium attended the weekend, all seeking to gain valuable ranking points, whilst over 10 other British players were unfortunately unable to attend due to playing the following weekend in the WDDA Winmau World Championships 2020 and the Dutch Open Paradarts 2020 tournaments.

Friday night was a friendly warm-up knock out with all the players entered into a FA cup style re-draw each round. Battling their way to the finals Winmau’s Jackie Goethals (Bel) beat Mike Callaghan (Eng) to win the tournament.

Saturday was the BDDA Eastbourne Classic 2020 where D’hondt took the Wheelchair classification title with a 3-0 win over Darren Kennish. In the standing category it was a 3-2 win for Ricky Chilton which was great preparation for the upcoming BDDA ranking event on Sunday.

There was a repeat of the previous day’s final in the BDDA Eastbourne Open tournament, once again it was Ricky Chilton that came out on top in a tight 4-3 win to claim the title. In the wheelchair Darren Kennish went one further than in the Classic as he took the title.

BDDA Eastbourne Classic

Wheelchair classification results:

Semi Finals

Vinnie D’Hondt (Bel) 3 Mar Dehar (Eng) 0

Kev Stringer (Eng) 0 Darren Kennish (IoM) 3

Finals

Vinnie D’Hondt (Bel) 3 Darren Kennish (IoM) 0

Full results available here.

Standing classification results:

Semi Finals

Ricky Chilton (Wal) 3 Matt Doe (Eng) 0

Michael Callaghan (Eng) 3 Ricky Snedden (Wal) 0

Finals

Ricky Chilton (Wal) 3 Michael Callaghan (Eng) 2

Full results available here.

BDDA Eastbourne Open

Wheelchair Classification results:

Semi Finals

Ian Lewis (Eng) 3 Snowy Dyson (Eng) 1

Amar Dehar (Eng) 0 Darren Kennish (IoM) 3

Final

Won by Darren Kennish (IoM) Runner up Ian Lewis (Eng)

Full results available here.

Standing Classification results:

Semi Finals

Ricky Chilton (Wal) 4 Ricky Snedden (Wal) 2

Frederick Maertens (Bel) 0 Michael Callaghan (Eng) 4

Finals

Ricky Chilton (Wal) 4 Michael Callaghan (Eng) 3

Full results available here.


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