May 16, 2022

Destination – Prague. Cargo – two Englishman, two Northern Irishman all set to meet up with a Czech upon arrival.

MDA had three representatives for this year’s Czech Darts Open – a title which is currently held by one of it’s players – Jamie Hughes.

You can question why Hughes isn’t in Prague as defending champion until the cows come home. Yozza claimed the title when it was last staged there three years ago. The harsh truth is that he didn’t qualify.

Instead, Ricky Evans, Daryl Gurney and Karel Sedlacek were all seeking Euro glory in Bohemia, attempting to add their name below the Tiptonians.

Evans impressed immensely in two thirds of his matches. An opening day 6-4 victory over the hugely talented Josh Rock signalled a determined intent.

The Kettering kid then blasted Krzysztof Ratajski off the oche with a superb rout leaving his opponent flummoxed. Rapid whitewashed the Polish Eagle and registered a quite sublime 103.66 in doing so. Arguably the performance of the round.

However, on the Sunday, Ricky couldn’t produce close to the same and a 6-2 win for Rob Cross ensured his hopes were dashed at the last 16 stage.

He leaves Prague as a better swimmer.