Maikel Verberk was yesterday crowned the JDC Modus UK Tour champion after he defeated Jim Moston 4-0 in the grand final which was played at Alexandra Palace yesterday afternoon prior to the William Hill World Darts Championship afternoon session.
Verberk started off the final brilliantly after kicking off the match with a maximum, shortly followed up by taking out 105 to clinch the opening leg.
Stoke’s Jim Moston had chances to level the contest at 1-1, and Verberk took his chance well and doubled his lead at 2-0.
Verberk then went on to clinch the third leg before hitting another maximum in leg four and sealed a whitewash win.
The Dutchman Verberk was presented with a cheque for £1000 and a magnificent trophy on becoming the UK Tour champion, which was won by Joshua Richardson last year.
“It’s a great feeling,” said Verberk, a trainee mechanic. “The first experience on the stage was good, I felt pretty comfortable”
“I’m still pretty new and still discovering everything, I’m still 17 and have so many years to go. Michael van Gerwen was one of the first players I saw and I just want to be as good as him.”
Junior Darts Corporation chairman Steve Brown added: “It’s been a great year. We had six events leading up to this and I think the right two players were in the final and the final was a great experience for both of them”
“This year has seen the inaugural European Championship – Jim was the winner of that – and we’re branching out and attracting players such as Maikel, which for us is fantastic.”
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