Finders Italian Grand Master Open 2016 – Bologna, Italy


Last weekend a group of Maltese players traveled to Bologna in Italy to compete in the Finder Italian Grand Masters Open which forms part of the WDF/BDO darting calendar. Day one saw the pairs competition taking place with Albert Scerri and Godfrey Abela reaching the quarter finals stage where they lost 4-3 in a deciding leg against the 3time World Champion, Martin Adams “Wolfie” and Wesley Harms, currently ranked number 7 in the World Darts Federation rankings. The pair of Adams/Harms ended up winning the pairs title as they saw of the challenge of Dutch pair Mandingers/Vaes in a 5-4 victory.

Other results from Maltese players on day one: Norbert Attard/Kevin Grech lost at the last 16 stage against finalists Mandingers/Vaes; Enrico Scerri/Tony Borg lost at the last 64 stage; Owlyn Abela/Charles Cauchi lost at the last 128 stage.

The singles competition took place on Day 2 with the best result coming from Norbert Attard; Godfrey Abela and Kevin Grech reaching the last 32 stage. Albert Scerri lost at the last 64 stage with all remaining players eliminated a round earlier. The final was contested between the pairs winners from day 1 with Harms cruising to a 6-1 victory over Adams.