JDC Advanced Tour 5-8 review - Litter Tops the Order of Merit

JDC Advanced Tour 5-8 review - Litter Tops the Order of Merit

24 April, 2023

Luke Littler sits on top of the Junior Darts Corporation order of merit after claiming three of the four titles on
offer over the weekend in Coventry.

JDC World Champion Littler, who didn't enter any of the first returned to the circuit in fine form, claiming both
titles on Saturday. He needed deciding legs to see off Henry Coates and Alfie Busby early on, before seeing off
Welsh duo Keaton Williams and Fabian Tapner in the quarters and semi-finals. Belgian talent Rune Van Damme
would await in the final, but a 93 average was enough for Littler to take the title.

The 16-year-old from Warrington would again foil Van Damme in event two. The Belgian would defeat Leighton
Bennett and Dylan Van Lierop en route to the final, but again Littler would run away a convincing winner.
On to day two and it was a chance for Lewis Bell to claim his first JDC title of the season. Bell, who topped the
order of merit before the start of play, picked up an impressive 4-0 win over Henry Coates in the quarter-finals
and then saw off Keaton Williams in the semis.

The Jersey born thrower would average in excess of 92 as he denied Luke Littler a third title on the spin by
defeating him 6-1 in the final. We would see another battle between the two table toppers in the final event of
the weekend, Littler exacting his revenge with a 4-0 win, wiring double 12 for a nine darter in the process.
Jack Nankervis would show plenty of fight in the semi-finals against the JDC's dominant force, but ultimately
nobody could stop Littler taking his third event win in two days and rising to the top of the JDC order of merit
in the process.


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