Aden Kirk has enjoyed one of the best wins of his career as the 2015 PDC Unicorn Development Tour kicked off in some style at the weekend.
The 23-year-old Team Unicorn ace from Nottinghamshire won the third of the four events held in Coventry. The new tournaments, which are the Youth Tour but with a new name, each carry prize money of £10,000 with £2,000 for the winner.
Kirk, who of course shot to fame with that victory over Phil Taylor at last year's UK Open Finals, beat highly-rated Dutch youngster Benito van de Pas 4-1 to win the event in some style.
MICHAEL VAN GERWEN secured his place in the Betway Premier League Play-Offs with a stunning whitewash of James Wade in Cardiff on Thursday, as wins for Raymond van Barneveld and Stephen Bunting and a draw between Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis left the top-four race wide open.
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RAYMOND VAN BARNEVELD ended Michael van Gerwen's unbeaten run in the 2015 Betway Premier League with a superb 7-3 defeat of his Dutch rival in Aberdeen, as Phil Taylor got his Play-Off challenge back on track with three points.
Reigning Premier League champion van Barneveld repeated his victory over the world number one in last year's final as a clinical performance saw van Gerwen suffer defeat for the first time this season, in his 11th game.
Van Gerwen recovered from early missed doubles to hit back from 2-0 down to level and was also all-square at three-all before van Barneveld pulled clear.
Team Unicorn Australian ace Kyle Anderson has taken another big step towards qualifying for the prestigious World Matchplay.
Anderson reached his second Pro Tour semi-final on Friday with a brilliant run at the third Players Championship event of the year.
His career really is on the up and the gamble to play the Pro Tour and commute back home to his family in Perth appears to be paying off.
And the £2,500 he earned from reaching the last four will be a big boost to his attempt to qualify for Blackpool and the World Matchplay in July through the Pro Tour Order of Merit.