Duff’s Double

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Former Lakeside World Champion Neil Duff once again claimed glory at the MODUS Super Series, booking his place in Champions Week with a cliff hanging, deciding leg victory over Scotsman Gary Stone in the Final.

The Northern Irishman who is once again WDF World Number 1, came through a difficult final group on Saturday night. The Duffman began his night by defeating former PDC World Finalist Andy Hamilton 4-1 in his opening match of the day. 

Every player in Group 1 picked up a victory but unfortunately for The Hammer, who had missed three days at Q School in order to compete, he fell just short after Duffman clinched an all-important leg against Gary Stone who claimed the first 3 legs in the match, with the Scotsman hitting a 107 finish on double 18 in the opening leg. 

The Red Dragon player, who  has endured an up and down time since his triumphant Lakeside win in 2021/22,  set up a Semi Final in Series 6 Week 8 at the Portmouth Live Lounge, against compatriot Colin McGarry who had averaged 102.26 in beating Jon Worsley in his final group game. 

Duff then found 2 x 180s and double 10 with his second dart in hand to reach the Final in a last leg victory over The Chief, who hit 5 180s himself over 7 legs.

Gary Stone set up a rematch with the 2022 Lakeside World Champion after beating former 3 Time BDO World Champion Martin Adams in the other Semi Final, averaging 94.71 in a 4-2 victory over Wolfie.

Neil had qualified for Finals Night after impressing in the early group stages of the week’s action, topping Group A to qualify on Wednesday. The Northern Irishman included 2 100+ averages in the final day in Group A, hitting scores of 105.78 and 107.36 in his wins over Jon Worsley and Matt Clark. 

Duff capped off a fantastic week of action at the Live Lounge with a final leg deciding victory over Gary Stone in the Final, hitting double 2 earn £5,000 as well as booking his return for Champions Week where £20,000 is available to the winner. 

The departure of 7 of the WDF’s top 10, including their new World Champion Andy Baetens, for the PDC’s Pro Tour will see Duff in the role of senior figure as well as this season’s initial number 1. He will also feature on the World seniors Tour as he seeks to capture a second code’s World Championship.

MODUS Super Series: Series 6 Week 8 Finals Night Results 

Final Group 1: 

Neil Duff 4-1 Andy Hamilton 

Andy Hamilton 4-2 Gary Stone 

Gary Stone 4-2 Neil Duff 

Final Group 2: 

Martin Adams 4-3 Jon Worsley 

Martin Adams 4-2 Colin McGarry 

Colin McGarry 4-2 Jon Worsley 

Semi Finals: 

Neil Duff 4-3 Colin McGarry 

Gary Stone 4-2 Martin Adams 


Neil Duff 4-3 Gary Stone 


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