Egilsson wins Pro Tour #8
Hallgrímur Egilsson claimed the top spot of the Live Darts Iceland Order of Merit with a win in last night´s Icelandic Pro Tour #8. He now only needs to finish higher than Matthías Örn in the last Pro Tour of the season to finish in first place and qualify for the Icelandic Premier League.
A total of 14 players competed in Tangarhöfði, Reykjavík with Pétur Rúðrik and Gísli Veltan the only 2 players getting a bye in the last 16. Ingibjörg Magnúsdóttir had the highest average (66,3) in all last 16 matches in her loss to Matthías Örn.
Alex Máni Pétursson, the current U18 Icelandic Champion came close to beating Hallgrímur in a tense quarter final match. Pétursson went 2-0 but Egilsson showed composure to level 2-2 and won the deciding leg on D1.
Egilsson showed no mercy in his whitewash 3-0 semi final win over Gísli Veltan, averaging 77,7 and hitting a maximum on the way.
Vitor Charrua started with a nervy 3-1 over Guðmundur Friðbjörnsson that could have gone both ways. He averaged 76,3 in his 3-1 win over Matthías Örn hitting two 15 dart legs and finishing the game with a 97 checkout.
His semi final game against Karl Helgi Jónsson went to a deciding leg but Vitor won the deciding leg with another 15 dart leg and a 70 checkout.
Neither Hallgrímur or Vitor were able to produce high averages in the final but it went to a last leg decider. Vitor had a dart at the bullseye for the win but Hallgrímur took out 71 in two darts to win and claim the top spot of the Order of Merit.
This week the LDI Open 2018 will be held in Reykjavík, Iceland. The top 8 players on the Order of Merit will be seeded in the event which will be live streamed on Facebook/YouTube/Twitter/Twitch. Below is the order of Merit after 8 events.
Did you miss the action? here is the live stream:
Here are the stats from the event: DartConnect