Keelan Kay was back in the winner’s circle after emerging victorious in his local ADC Vault. After coming through his group unscathed, Kay defeated Glen Ireland to reach the semi-finals. He would then battle past Sam Ward in the final four, to set up a meeting with Memphis Enright inthe final. He would save the best for last as he produced a 92 average to claim the trophy and a valuable win in Ottery.
There was also some huge news surrounding Connor Hopkins as he won at Bristol’s ADC Open, meaning he will now make his TV debut in the upcoming weeks.
After coming through the early rounds with a minimum of fuss he would face Ian Harty in the last 16,
emerging a 4-2 winner. He would then record the same scorline in defeating Matthew Washbrook. He would then produce the shock of the tournament as one of the sports hottest talents, Luke Littler, was sent packing in the semi-finals. The crucial break would come in leg five, as Hopkins found a 15-darte to create a two leg buffer.
Littler would hold in 12 darts, but despite surviving a bullseye for the break back, Hopkins would get over the line with a 92 average to progress to the final.
The final would be one way traffic, a 6-0 win for Hopkins as he fired home a 136 checout in leg two. Further 15-darters would follow as the Welshman eased to a win which will see him make his TV debut in the coming weeks.