Excellent Egilsson wins the LDI Open 2018
Hallgrímur Egilsson is the first ever 2018 LDI Open champion. Hallgrímur or Halli Egils showed his class throughout the 2 day live streamed tournament and picked up ISK 50.000 along with a qualification spot in the Live Darts Iceland Premier League.
A total of 25 players battled over the weekend for 4 qualifying spots in the Premier League and ISK 90.000 in prize money. The last 32 were played on Saturday with Páll Árni Pétursson recording the highest average of the day in his 3-0 win over Óskar Finnbogason. Seven out of 8 seeds got a bye to the last 16 with Sigurður Jónsson the only seed having to play in the last 32. He played a newcomer in Rúnar Sigurðarson and won 3-0. Below are the stats from the last 32 matches from @patrickbus180
The last 16 was played on Sunday afternoon in Reykjavík, Iceland. Hallgrímur was pushed all the way by Sveinn Skorri Höskuldsson but manages to win a deciding leg on D16. 7 out of 8 seeds won their matches with only Sigurður Jónsson loosing to Guðmundur Valur Sigurðsson 3-1.
Two out of four quarter final matches went to a deciding leg. Vitor Charrua survived one match dart in his 3-2 win over Karl Helgi Jónsson and Þröstur beat Matthías Örn 3-2 missing D18 for a 147 checkout but took out D19 in the next throw to seal the victory and guarantee his place in the Premier League along with Vitor. Joining them were Hallgrímur who won easily 3-0 against Guðmundur Valur and Pétur Rúðrik who had the highest average of the quarter final matches in his 3-1 win over Ingibjörg Magnúsdóttir.
Halli Egils played Vitor Charrua in the first semi final and like so many of their matches it went to a deciding leg. Halli proved stronger despite missing numerous darts at double to win the match. The second semi final also went to a deciding leg where Þröstur took out 36 to win 4-3 against Pétur Rúðrik.
Halli Egils won the first leg of the final but Þröstur drew level at 1-1. Halli Egils won all the remaining legs to secure a 5-1 and the title of LDI Open Champion 2018!
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