The 35th Dutch Open Darts does its reputation as the biggest darts tournament in Europe honors. Already in the early morning fanatic participants and enthusiastic spectators stood in line at the entrance of the NH Conference Centre Koningshof in Veldhoven. Due to the recent international successes of the Dutch top players, darts is rising again in Holland. That was already noticeable on the first day in Veldhoven. Almost 2500 dart players competed in the pairs tournament.
All Lakeside participants of last month, excluding Martin Adams, played today in the pairs tournament. The crowd at Koningshof was treated with a lot of great darts matches. Trina Gulliver and Zoe Jones managed to win the final from Sue Gulliver and Paula Jacklin. Best Dutch pairs were Samantha Rupke and Rilana Erades.
Gary Robson and James Wilson played an exciting battle in the final against the Dutch players Rick Hofstra and Dennie Bos. Robson and Wilson became the pairs champions 2013.
Today starts the singles tournament were the men play until the last 128 and the ladies till the last 16. The remaining games will be played on Sunday.