I hadn't planned to play and had forgotten all about this until I got the txt reminder. I'd paid at beginning of the year so thought "why not"
Anyway received a bye into round 2 thanks to a no show so played guy called Dave Ainsworth who had struggled to win his first round matxh.
It was first to 6 until the quarters
I won 6-1
It was awful. Despite hitting 5x 100 and a 125 it was bad darts. My best leg being 25 and I averaged 41.2 p3d.
This meant I met Mark Sandford in round 3.
He is good. I lost 6-2.
He hit me with everything and was averaging about 80. He got to 5-0 and then I hit some form to make it 5-2.
I wired 2 at d20 to make it 5-3 and he hit d4 to win 6-2.
I did play better. I hit 6 x 100, 1 x 140 and averaged 56.
I lost to a far better player. Over a long format though I think I may have fared better as I was averaging in the 80s the last 3 legs.
Not to bad for someone who doesn't play anymore