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van den Burgh wins Youth Tour Merit Table

KEEGAN BROWN and Dean Reynolds shared the victories in the final two PDC Unicorn Youth Tour events of 2014, while Dimitri Van Den Bergh is celebrating topping the Order of Merit following 16 events.

The last of eight double-headers on this year’s PDC Unicorn Youth Tour saw almost 100 players competing at Wigan’s Robin Park Tennis Centre. Alongside the £5,000 up for grabs in each event were two PDC Tour Cards for 2015 & 2016, which would be awarded to the two players who finished first and second in the final Youth Tour Order of Merit after the day’s darts. Reigning PDC Unicorn World Youth Champion Brown was the Event 15 winner as he claimed his second Youth Tour title. Dean Reynolds, who went on to see off Josh Payne in another final which went all the way to a deciding seventh leg.

Welsh-born Reynolds, a Youth Tour winner earlier in 2014 who also qualified for the UK Open in March, overcame Harry Ward, Adam Smith-Neale and Jeffrey De Zwaan with 4-1 scorelines on his way to the quarter-finals, before a narrow win over Adam Hunt set him on course for victory. Payne’s run to the final saw him secure second place in the final Youth Tour Order of Merit on £4,125 for the year, just £200 behind Belgian Dimitri Van Den Bergh (£4,325), with both earning a two-year PDC Tour Card for 2015 & 2016 as a result of their success.

Youth Tour Merit Table

Dimitri van den Burgh won the YTOoM Table with Josh Payne runner-up. Former World Youth Champion James Hubbard finished third, picking up £3,050 during the year, while Brown was joined by Nick Kenny level in fourth place on £2,850. No 1 & 2 receive a 2 year PDC Tour Card and No 3 to No 8 receive a FREE Q-School place.

 

Position Name Total Prize Money
1 Van Den Bergh, Dimitri £4,325
2 Payne, Josh £4,125
3 Hubbard, James £3,050
4 Brown, Keegan £2,850
4 Kenny, Nick £2,850
6 Robinson, Reece £2,825
7 Reynolds, Dean £2,700
8 Hunt, Adam £2,550

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