JOHN MICHAEL OF GREECE WINS EVENT; MIXED RESULTS FOR THE MALTESE PLAYERS
At the weekend, a group of twenty-one players travelled to Avila in Spain to take part in the PDC World Darts Championship qualifier with mixed results recorded for the Maltese players. In total 333 players participated in this event coming from countries situated in the Southern hemisphere of Europe. The best Maltese results came from Godfrey Abela and Norbert Attard who reached the last 32 stage and Albert Scerri and Paul Sammut reaching the last 64 stage. The eventual competition winner was John Michael of Greece, a player well known locally as he has been crowned Malta Open Champion on 3 occasions (2004; 2007; 2012). This win means that Michael will feature in the preliminary round of the World Darts Championship at the Alexandra Palace, London in December.