The Wanderer Returns: Jones Wins at MSS

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Wayne Jones was victorious on Saturday as he was crowned the winner of Week Nine at the Modus Super Series. The Wonderer defeated Mareno Michels in the final to secure a place in Champions Week and winning the weekly £5,000 top prize.

Jones, who entered the finale having finished 3rd in Group B on Thursday and Friday, began the night by winning just one of his two group phases, as he narrowly suffered a defeat to Mareno Michels, before defeating Kevin Painter to edge through to the Semi Finals.

Mark Dudbridge is rediscovering some form across the newly available formats. ( Pic: PDC Europe)

The Wolverhampton star next came up against Mark Dudbridge. In a battle between two veterans of the sport, it was Jones who came out victorious to book his place in the final.

In the decider, Jones was pitched against Dutchman Mareno Michels who’d defeated reigning MSS Champion Jim McEwan in the last four and ended the Scotsman’s hopes of reaching Champions Week and defending his crown.

Wayne Jones during the 2022 World Seniors Darts Tour.

As for Jones, he got his revenge over Michels, as he defeated the Dutchman 4-1 to seal his place in Champions Week and picked up the £5,000 weekly first prize.

The Modus Super Series returns on Monday for the start of Week 10, with the first of three days of Group A commencing, as the field includes North American star Alex Spellman.

Play will commence from 9:30am GMT and will be streamed live on the Modus YouTube channel, Sporty Stuff TV or via various bookmaker’ websites worldwide.

Modus Super Series Week Nine (Finale)

Saturday 20th January
Group One
Mark Dudbridge 4-2 Kristiaan De Boer
Jim McEwan 4-3 Mark Dudbridge
Jim McEwan 4-3 Kristiaan De Boer

Group Two
Mareno Michels 4-3 Wayne Jones
Wayne Jones 4-1 Kevin Painter
Kevin Painter 4-2 Mareno Michels

Semi Finals
Mareno Michels 4-2 Jim McEwan
Wayne Jones 4-2 Mark Dudbridge

Final
Wayne Jones 4-1 Mareno Michels

—–Ends—–

Images: PDC and WSDT/ Chris Sargeant

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