Hannah Meek was in attendance at the PDC Women’s Series on Saturday for two more events. After
battling past Amy Evans in round one, she would set an average of 79 in whitewashing Sharon
Straatsma-Pul. Unfortunatley, she was not able to repeat the feat and bowed out to Vicky Pruim in
the last 32.
She would then record a win over Suzanne Smith in the second event of the day, before losing out to
Ireland’s Katie Sheldon in the second round. Italy’s
Aurora Fochesato also made the journey to Milton Keynes, and her best run came in the opening
tournament. The youngster defeated Rhian Griffiths and then Natalie Gilbert before losing out to
Sarah Roberts. Fochesato would record another win in the Saturday’s second event before falling to
two first round defeats in Sunday’s action.
Ben McCaffrey made a triumphant return to action after a month away from the board. The
Irishman reached the semi-finals of the county singles on his return, plenty of promising signs from
The Team360 trio of Meek, Cayden Smith and Fabian Tapner made an impression at the England
Darts Grand Prix. Smith was comfortable in progressing from his group, reaching the knockout stages
without dropping a leg. He would cruise into the semi-finals where he would lose out to JDC Super
16 finalist, Thomas Banks, 4-2.
Welsh starlet Tapner would also progress from his group to reach the last 16, a result that would be
matched by Meek in the mixed event. She would also reach the semi-finals of the girl’s event to cap
off an excellent weekend.
Finally, we would see another huge average from Ryan Branley as he continues to make waves in the
North-East. A trio of 3-1 wins carried him to the ADC Vault title in Washington, averaging 94 in his
final win over Jack Howarth.
BY JOSH GREEN