Finder Italian Grand Masters was played 24/11/2018 with 360 men and 61 women. Open Italia was played 25/11/2018 with 321 men and 51 women. Both were played in in Pieve di Cento, Bologna, Italy.
WDF Tables updated with these results 27/11/2018. Read more – nice report from Italy
2018 Italian Grand Masters winners Aileen de Graaf and Wesley Harms both from Netherlands
2018 Open Italia winners Aileen de Graaf England and Martin Adams England
The weekend of Italian Darts (24-25 November) recorded a large number of participant players.
On Saturday, 24th, “Finder Italian Grand Masters” reached a total of 360 Men, 61 Ladies.
On Sunday, 25th, “4th Open Italia” registered a number of 321 + 51.
On Saturday, FIGM was won by Wesley Harms (seed no. 1) after a hard battle with Mario Vandenbogaerde, from Belgium (seed 15). 6-4 was the final result, and for Wesley that’s third-in-a-row victory in the Italian tournament.
Third place for other dutch player Richard Veenstra and Scott Mitchell. Under the expectations Michael Unterbuchner (seed 2), beaten on last-64 by the sharp italian player Gianluca Plado.
Ladies Tournament has gone to Aileen De Graaf, getting an easy win against Paula Jacklin.
On 3rd place English Ladies Trina Gulliver, MBE and Laura Turner.
On Sunday, was Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams to grab the victory (6-5) after recovered from 0-3, 1-4 and 2-5 against unseeded spanish player Ricardo Perez Ibarra. Third place for Mario Vandenbogaerde and Aaron Turner.
Best Italian player was Danilo Vigato (5th place).
Ladies Tournament had first four classified in same sequence of previous day: again Aileen De Graaf lining up Paula Jacklin (5-1 the final score), Laura Turner and Trina Gulliver, MBE.
On “Finder Italian Grand Masters”, Saturday, ‘Scotty Dog’ Mitchell threw final dart for an on-stage spectacular 9-dart leg (in Quarter Final vs. Scott Waites) but he missed D12. Curiously, chalker wrote “181”-left after first six darts, immediately corrected by Official Caller: perhaps Scott maybe slightly unfocused by that.
Finder Italian Grand Masters MEN’S SINGLES Country Pos WOMEN’S SINGLES Country Wesley Harms The Netherlands 1 Aileen De Graaf Netherlands Mario Vandenbogaerde Belgium 2 Paula Jacklin England Richard Veenstra The Netherlands 3 Trina Gulliver England Scott Mitchell England 3 Laura Turner England Adam Smith Neale England 5 Andreea Brad Romania Ben Hazel England 5 Julie Thompson England Scott Waites England 5 Samantha Piccolo Italy Chris Landman The Netherlands 5 Loredana Brumetz Italy Tom Burquel Luxembourg 9 Yiolanta Korradou Cyprus Dave Parletti England 9 Isabella Collini Italy Stefano Tomassetti Italy 9 Ilaria Zatti Italy Carl Wilkinson England 9 Cinzia Borgia Italy Daniele Sergi Italy 9 Manuela Cappiello Italy Mark Layton Wales 9 Alessia Bottazzo Italy Adam Mould England 9 Stefania Ricci Italy Gianluca Plado Italy 9 Lucia Rossella Lauterio Italy Open Italia MEN’S SINGLES Country Position WOMEN’S SINGLES Country Martin Adams England 1 Aileen De Graaf Netherlands Ricardo Perez Ibarra Spain 2 Paula Jacklin England Aaron Turner England 3 Trina Gulliver England Mario Vandenbogaerde Belgium 3 Laura Turner England Pal Szekely Hungary 5 Andreea Brad Romania Julio Barbero Spain 5 Julie Thompson England Chris Landman Netherlands 5 Priscilla Steenbergen Netherlands Danilo Vigato Italy 5 Heather Lodge England Wesley Harms Netherlands 9 Manuela Cappiello Italy Sebastian Steyer Poland 9 Cristina Cipolletti Italy Scott Waites England 9 Tania Milli Italy Carl Dennel England 9 Loredana Brumetz Italy Richard Veenstra Netherlands 9 Giada Marani Italy Erik Van Manen Netherlands 9 Giulia Vernocchi Italy Ian Dawson England 9 Mara Casadei Italy Alan Soutar Scotland 9 Michela Michelini Italy