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Darts:Malta Open 2015 to take place

Posted By Sportinmalta On November 2, 2015 @ 9:10 pm In Darts,Featured,Other | No Comments

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Gavin Muscat

The 28th edition of the Malta Darts Open will take place between Tuesday 10th – Thursday 12th November at the Topaz Hotel in Bugibba. This tournament is on the BDO and WDF Darts calendars and carries ranki ng points. Historically some top players have taken part in this tournament to ensure they have enough ranking points to take part at the BDO World Darts Championship which take place at the historical Lakeside venue in January.

MALTA DARTS OPEN 2014 – OVERVIEW

Last year`s men`s edition was won by the 2001 World Champion, John “Boy” Walton which has already registered for this year`s tournament as he aims to retain his title. The women`s edition was won by Vibeke Solvik from Norway, the doubles men`s title by Karsten Kornath (Germany)/Greek No.1 ranked player John Michael and Women`s doubles title by Cheryl McLoughlin/Ann Chilton (England). Local player Albert “Grizzly Bear” Scerri kept our local hopes alive as he was eliminated at the semi-final stage in a close encounter against Kostas Pantelidis from Greece.

Players from 11 countries took part in this event last year (Malta, England, Italy, Holland, Scotland, Greece, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Cyprus and Switzerland). In the 2015 edition majority of these countries will re-feature and we have already confirmed players from (Turkey, Wales, Sweden and Estonia) as well.

Malta Open 2014

Another record was broken during last year`s edition as a total of 255 players registered for this event which is an increase of 67 registration more than the 2013 Malta Open. This year we are expecting to increase on this number again.

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HISTORY OF THE MALTA DARTS OPEN – MEN`s WINNERS / FINALISTS

 

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2015 ENTRANTS – PLAYERS PROFILE

JOHN “BOY” WALTON (ENG)

Current World Ranking: 133
Home Town: Sheffield, England
Best major results:
2001 BDO World Champion
2000 World Masters Champion
19 tour events Winner
Other information: During the 2007 World Championship, round of 16 match against Martin Phillips he completed a televised 9-darter. In his career he has completed this feat on 3 occasions.

 

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DAVE PRINS (ENG)
Current World Ranking: 86
Nickname: The Badger
Best major results:
2014 BDO World Championship – Last 16 (4 appearances in the last 5 events)
2009, 2012 World Masters – Last 16
6 tour events Winner
Other information: Four months ago he won the Swiss open losing only two sets along the way.
Fun fact: Prins played with 40 year old darts handed down to him by his father although in the 2012 Worlds he played with new personalised darts.

 

 

 

 

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KOSTAS PANTELIDIS (GRE)
Current World Ranking: 120
WDF Ranking: 21
Country: Greece
Best major results:
2011 Mediterranean Cup Winner
2011 Greek National Championship Winner
2007 WDF Singles World Cup – Last 16
Other information: Last year`s Malta open finalist and has qualified for the 2016 BDO World Darts Championship.

 

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WILCO VERMEULEN (NED)
Current World Ranking: 82
WDF Ranking: 19
Country: Netherlands
Best major results:
2015 World Masters – Last 80
Official Website: http://www.wilcovermeulen.nl/

 

 

 

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RAYMOND VAN DEN ENDE (NED)
Current World Ranking: 223
WDF Ranking: 70
Country: Netherlands
Best major results:
2015 German Open – Last 32
Other information: Features regularly on the WDF/BDO tour events.

 

 

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ANDY KEEN (ENG)
Country: England
Other information:
Was ranked as high as 33 in the World on the PDC circuit.
Qualified to represent Malta in the 2015 Mediterranean cup.
Won the Malta Open on four occasions (2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003).
Quote: “I want to see a Maltese player win the Malta Open”.

 

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ALBERT SCERRI (MLT)
Country: Malta
Other information:
2014/15 Malta Player of the year.
Member of the 2014/15 Malta Darts League Champions.
2014 Malta Open semi-finalist.
2012 GDO Greek Open Finalist.
Qualified to represent Malta on numerous Mediterranean cup`s.
Quote: “I’m in the Malta Open to win it”.

 

 

 

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CONCLUSION

On behalf of the Malta darts association I would like to thank everyone who is involved in making this tournament the highlight of the darting season in Malta….from players to committee members to helpers to fans and more.
Note: As an association we are always looking for sponsorship deals and we offer a variety of options/packages tailor made to suit your needs.

If interested please contact Andre Zammit on:
Tel: +356 7905 2942
E-mail: fairplay1982@hotmail.com
Andre Zammit – Public Relations Office – Malta Darts Association

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Malti

MALTA DARTS OPEN 2015

It-tminja u għoxrin edizzjoni tal-Malta Darts Open ser tintlgħab bejn it-Tlieta 10 u il-Ħamis 12 ta` Novembru fit-Topaz Hotel, Buġibba. Din il-kompetizjoni tinsab fuq il-kalendarju tal-BDO u WDF fejn il-parteċipanti jistgħu jakkwistaw punti għar-rankings mondjali.

ĦARSA ĠENERALI TAL-MALTA DARTS OPEN 2014

Ir-rebbieħ tal-kompetizjoni tal-irġiel kien John Walton tar-Renju Unit. Dan il-player erbatax il-sena ilu kien inkurunat iċ-Champion tad-dinja u għal-edizjoni ta din is-sena rega` ser jikkompeti biex jiddefendi t-titlu li rebaħ ħdax il-xahar ilu.
Vibeke Solvik tan-Norveġja rebħet it-titlu tan-nisa u fid-dopji Karsten Kornath tal-Ġermanja u l-player klassifikat numru wieħed fil-Greċja, John Michael rebħu tal-irġiel u Cheryl McLoughlin u Ann Chilton tar-Renju Unit tan-nisa. Il-player lokali li l`aktar iprogressa kien Albert Scerri li tilef fis-semi finali kontra Kostas Pantelidis tal-Greċja.

Xejn anqas min ħdax il-pajjiż ikompetew fostom l-Ingilterra, l-Italja, l-Olanda, il-Ġermanja u aktar. Din is-sena ikonfermaw players’ min tnax il-pajjiż li-erbgħa minnhom huma ġodda…it-Turkija, l-Isveżja, l-Estonja u Wales.Rekord ieħor gie miksur fejn 255 players’ kienu rreġistrati. Din is-sena n-numru mistenni li jkompli jikber.

Għall-profili tal-players u storja tal-Malta Opens fittex fis-sezzjoni Ingliża

KONKLUŻJONI

F’Isem il-Malta Darts Association nixtieq nirringrazzja lil kull min jamel dan it-tournament il “highlight” tal-istaġun tad-darts f Malta….min players għal membri tal kumitat għal helpers, partitarji u aktar.
Nota: Jekk interessat tajn lil association bi sponsor ghal-Malta Open, Kampjonati lokali, tim Nazzjonali u aktar inħeġġeġ li tikuntatjawni fuq il-paġna l` ġdida ta Facebook (Malta Darts Association).
Andre Zammit – Public Relations Office – Malta Darts Association

 

 


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