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July 31, 2019

The heat was definitely on this weekend as the BDO tour headed to d'Coque, Luxembourg for the One80 Luxembourg Open and Masters in tropical temperatures.

Both singles events, which held CAT B status for Men and CAT C for Ladies, saw stars from the Netherlands rise to top spot in all four BDO ranked events.

Aileen de Graaf did the double for the second time this season, winning both the Open and the Masters, claiming wins over Laura Turner and Deta Hedman 5-2 in the Open and Masters finals respectively.

Saturday's Luxembourg Open saw Hedman reach the semi-final stages, losing to Turner 4-2, with de Graaf beating Lancashire's Jo Clements 4-0 to move into the final.

Sunday's Luxembourg Masters saw Durham-based Kirsty Hutchinson miss out on a final spot against the in-form de Graaf 4-0, with Hedman edging out the Netherland's Priscilla Steenbergen 4-3 in their semi-final clash.

In the Men's Open, it was double West Fries Champion Martijn Kleermarker who emerged victorious following a 6-2 win over World Youth Champion Leighton Bennett in the final.

It was New Zealand's Cody Harris and Scotland's Gary Stone who were pipped to a final spot, with Harris losing 5-2 to Kleermaker, and Stone losing 5-3 to Bennett in the semis.

In Sunday's One80 Luxembourg Masters, the Dutch pairing of Richard Veenstra and Luc Peters made it through a tough field to reach the livestreamed final.

Gary Stone once again was a semi-final casualty after being edged out 5-4 by Richard Veenstra, whilst Open quarter finalist Wayne Warren went one round further, losing 5-2 to Peters in the semis.

Peters, playing in his first BDO ranked final, was in touching distance of the title, before Veenstra won three of the last four legs to clinch victory 6-5!

The weekend also played host to four separate youth tournaments.

Both the girl's Open and Masters events were won by Belgium's Femke De Vuyst, winning both finals 3-0 over the Netherland's Lynn Hoekstra in the Open and Germany's Nicole Bouaraba in the Masters.

England and Clwyd's James Beeton took the first boy's event with a 4-2 win over the Netherlands' Sam Coenders in the One80 Luxembourg Open final, registering an 88 average in the process.

The Open saw another Dutch player, Pim van Bijnen, face Belgium's Maringo Junior Baes, who recently played in the BDO's Youth Festival of Darts. It was victory for the Netherlands once again as van Bijnen beat Baes 4-2 in the final.

Full results can be found at http://dartsforwin.com/draws/

 

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