PRESS RELEASE DUTCH OPEN DARTS 2014
NEDERLANDSE DARTS BOND
RIJSWIJK – 2 februari 2014
Ross Montgomery and Aileen de Graaf won the 36th edition of the Dutch Open Darts. For Ross the Boss it is his second major win on Dutch soil after winning the Zuiderduin Masters some years ago. Aileen de Graaf takes the title exactly 10 years after the last Dutch title was won by Francis Hoenselaar. A packed venue at ‘the Bonte Wever’ in Assen in the North of the Netherlands with enthusiastic fans witnessed the matches.
Scotland’s Ross Montgomery could barely control his emotions after the winning dart, very happy with his achievement. Waites did not manage to put his name among the two times consecutive winners of the event after Martin did this in 2010 and 2011. Ross “the Boss” took the ranking points, the trophy and the €5000,- back to his hometown Greenhills in Schotland.
Aileen de Graaf from the idyllic town Bunschoten-Spakenburg showed that she is part of the World top ladies players. She already won the 2013 Zuiderduin Masters. In an incredible exciting ladies final it looked as if her opponent would walk away with an easy win and a third title after 2005 and 2008 wins. From 4-2 up, missing matchdarts in three consecutive legs it was Aileen who took advantage on all three occasions. De Graaf earns with this win ranking points and the cheque of €2250,-.
On Friday the tournament started with the pairs event and it was concluded the same day. Out of the 1012 contenders it was the English pair Richie George and Scott Mitchell who took the main prize. The ladies title went to the Russian/English pair Anastasia Dobromyslova/Lorraine Farlam.
On Saturday 2434 men and 279 ladies played their matches in the singles event. On Sunday the singles were concluded and also the youth played their event. An impressive amount of 375 youth players. The youth finales were also played on the main stage in front of 2800 enthusiastic spectators.
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Mens Results Country Womens Results Country 1. Montgomery, Ross Scotland 1. Graaf de, Aileen Netherlands 2. Waites, Scott England 2. Dobromyslova, Anastasia Russia 3. Zwaan de, Jeffrey Netherlands 3. Ijpelaar, Danielle Netherlands 3. Andersen, Vladimir Denmark 3. Jones, Zoe England 5. Nieuwenhuis, Leroy Netherlands 5. Erades, Rilana Netherlands 5. George, Richie England 5. Peters, Ann-Louise Denmark 5. Verhaegen, Dennis Netherlands 5. Sherrock, Fallon England 5. Harms, Wesley Netherlands 5. Gulliver, Sue England 9. Vossen, Erwin Netherlands 9. Zanten van, Floortje Netherlands 9. Phillips, Martin Wales 9. Farlam, Lorraine England 9. Eijden van, Remco Netherlands 9. Kuijten, Anneke Netherlands 9. Kenny, Nick Wales 9. Viinikainen, Kirsi Finland 9. Sterk, Andries Netherlands 9. Niemeyer -v.Gellecom, Ria Netherlands 9. Zande van der, Davy Netherlands 9. Herms, Femke Netherlands 9. Hope, Tim England 9. Molema, Carla Netherlands 9. Wilson, James England 9. Sutton, Maggie England Boys Results Country Girls Results Country 1. Mike van Duivenbode Netherlands 1. Michelle Lindehart Denmark 2. Brian Raman Netherlands 2. Sharon Jansen Netherlands 3. Kevin Doets Netherlands 3. Valerie Shvets Russia 3. Colin Roelofs Netherlands 3. Vera Speth Netherlands 5. Jitse v/d Wal Netherlands 5. Fenna Bouwman Netherlands 5. Jesper Nijman Netherlands 5. Veerle Hamelink Netherlands 5. Damien Mol Netherlands 5. Kyana Fraudenfelder Netherlands 5. Jaimy van Bavel Netherlands 5. Lena Edge Germany 9. Malte Heissenbütter Germany 9. Derni Visser Netherlands 9. Pascol Pouw Netherlands 9. Christel Merkestein Netherlands 9. Enes Yavuzcan Switzerland 9. Shauni Wastijn Netherlands 9. Sanjay Chotkan Netherlands 9. Liane Vos Netherlands 9. Jick Remmers Netherlands 9. Naomi Hondebrink Netherlands 9. Andy van Ham Netherlands 9. Julia Sengers Netherlands 9. Henk Spijkerman Netherlands 9. Amelie Lie Ten Netherlands 9. Maarten Dirk Woord Netherlands 9. Vienne Schot Netherlands