May 25 2013

Player Champs 3&4; Jabba Does the Double!

Player Champs 3&4; Jabba Does the Double!

Jabba floor form right on the button!

Jabba’s floor form right on the button!

Jabba wins Saturday’s final, and then does something that puts him in an elite group, he goes on to also win Sunday’s final, giving him the special back to back wins on the tour!  Those wins also mean a huge £20,000 added to his rankings, which is going to be a massive boost.  Sunday’s final saw Jabba hit a MASSIVE 110+ average to win the game!

Players Championship 4 Saturday May 26
Robin Park Tennis Centre, Wigan

What a fantastic way to build upon Jabba’s semi-final in the recent European Tour event… with a run all the way to the  final of the Wigan ProTour event this Saturday, and then to win it with a 95 average.

Both Jabba and his great friend Paul Nicholson played their 11th ProTour final today. Jabba now has 6 wins so far and Paul has 4, and we are sure both those numbers will increase.

The £10,000 won today will be a big help in the rankings, helping his seeding in these floor events.

1st Round:  Jamie Caven (19) 6-0 Steve Coote
2nd Round:  Jamie Caven 6-1 Mark Frost
3rd Round:  Jamie Caven 6-3 Alan Derrett
4th Round:  Jamie Caven 6-2 Kim Huybrechts
1/4 Final:  Jamie Caven 6-1 Kevin Painter
Semi Final: Jamie Caven 6-3 Robert Thornton
Final:  Jamie Caven 6-4 Paul Nicholson

0-0 – Caven wins the bullseye and throws first.
0-1 – Nicholson fires in a 180 but Caven claims the leg with an excellent 114 finish.
0-2 – Caven records three ton-plus scores and breaks throw on tops.
0-3 – Caven wins a third straight leg to establish command over his opponent.
1-3 – Nicholson takes out a vital 66 finish to get a leg on the board, with Caven waiting on double ten.
1-4 – Caven restores his three-leg advanatge thanks to a clinical 13-dart finish.
2-4 – Nicholson continues to fight as he takes out 32 with his opponent waiting on tops.
3-4 – Nicholson kicks-off with a maximum and nicks the leg after Caven misses opportunties for a 5-2 lead.
3-5 – Nicholson lands a third 180 but three missed darts at double 16 prove costly as Caven hits double top.
4-5 – Caven fails with one dart at double to witn the match and Nicholson lands double 18 to set-up a tense finale.
4-6 – Caven fires in a timely 180 and takes out 76 with his opponent waiting on a two-darter to win his first Pro Tour title since 2011.

Players Championship 4 Saturday May 26
Robin Park Tennis Centre, Wigan

Round 1:  Jamie Caven 6-1 Ricky Sudale
Round 2:  Jamie Caven 6-2 Magnus Caris
Round 3:  Jamie Caven (108.83) 6-2 Keegan Brown
Round 4:   Jamie Caven 6-4 Kenny MacNeil
1/4 Final:  Jamie Caven (106.91) 6-1 Robert Thornton
Semi final:  Jamie Caven 6-3 Alex Roy
Final:  Jamie Caven (110.68) 6-4 Jelke Klaasen

Jabba reaches his 41st ever 1/4 final – showing how consistent he truly is in these floor tournaments.  Another jaw-dropping performance from Jabba, 107 average to beat a real form player to go into the semi-final (his 26th).  Jabba continues his amazing run, showing that hard work in practice really does pay off – and makes his 2nd final in two days, which he wins with a huge 110.68 average, awesome darts.

Day’s Stats:  3 dart average for day 99.54, 76 tons, 36 140+, 2 170+, 16 maxes!

Jabba stats vs Keegan Brown

Jabba stats vs Keegan Brown