Amazing Astbury Continues Success at Vault 7.0

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Daniel Astbury is amongst the early leaders in the Vault 7.0 as he sits top of the Midlands region ahead of 2nd placed Reece Colley by 14 points, with James Richardson 3rd in proceedings. 

The Englishman has claimed 2 Round Robin titles so far, winning over the weekend at the Church Wicketts in Dawley. Daniel saved his best performance for the Final having averaged 98.02 in whitewashing Martin Price, wrapping up the Final leg in 13 darts. 

The 31-year-old is backing up a run that has seen him qualify for the current MODUS Super Series in which he is leading Group A at the time of this going to press.

Reece Colley in 2nd has also started strongly in the Midlands Vault having picked up 2 tournament wins in Halesowen, winning 2 tournaments within the space of 2 days. 

Reece Colley in action

The Red Dragon player included a first 9 average of 103.11 in his opening Final win, where he whitewashed Robert Pierce 3-0 with legs in 14 and 15 darts to break throw. 

In the Vault 7.0 South East and London region, Scott Marsh is the early leader with the likes of Shaun Turner and Jamie Kelling in hot pursuit. The former British Open champion leads the region by 12 points after picking up 2 tournament victories so far in his campaign. 

The Martian opened his account with a win at the Chart Downs Social Club in Dorking where he beat Andrew Stevens 3-0 in the Final. Scott then repeated the trick with a second Round Robin title at the Walton WMC where he beat Aaron Turner 3-1 in the Final, including an opening leg in 15 darts. 

Jamie Kelling won the most recent competition in the Southeast and London region on Monday night at The Wolversdene Club in Andover, averaging 84.19 in beating Jarred Cole 3-1 in the Final. 

Elsewhere, Daniel Bell leads the way by 13 points in the Northeast with 2 tournament wins so far, whilst David O’Hara with 1 tournament win sits top in Northern Ireland by 3 points. 

Away from the Vault and recent Winmau Championship Tour Finalist James Welding won the Riley’s Liverpool April Grand Slam of Darts, beating Paul Mitchell 4-1 in the Final to claim 64 ranking points. 

Kirky Godbeer also added 64 points to his ranking after claiming The Valkyrie Open in Evesham, clinching a last leg decider to beat Paul Jones in the Final 4-3. 

In the Women’s Amateur Darts Circuit it was Michelle Britton who won the YDP Open Event 5, clinching a last leg decider to beat Christine Redhead 3-2 in the Final. 

The Haddenham Ladies Open takes place on May 11th at Haddenham Bradmoor Farm before the next instalments on the Women’s Amateur Darts Circuit in Middlesborough, along with Winmau Championship Tour Events 5-8. 

The Vault 7.0 will continue as the 7-week league phase will determine which 32 players from each of the competing regions will qualify for Finals Day. 

Next weekend will see some more upcoming tournaments with ADC Rankings points on offer, including the Gamull of Preston Early May Bank Holiday Grand Slam of Darts on Saturday. The Red Dragon Doubles Cup qualifiers will also commence with Qualifier 3 taking place at the Wolversdene Club this Saturday. 

ADC Rankings: 

  1. Adam Mould: 1608pts
  2. Gary Stone: 820pts
  3. Jordan Matthews: 794pts
  4. Tony Wood: 660pts
  5. David Evans: 654pts
  6. James Welding: 612pts
  7. Tom Cromwell: 598pts
  8. Chris Wickenden: 578pts

WADC Rankings: 

  1. Vicky Pruim: 212pts
  2. Angela Kirkwood: 208pts
  3. Fallon Sherrock: 192pts
  4. Deta Hedman: 154pts
  5. Lorraine Hyde: 136pts
  6. Eleanor Cairns: 105pts
  7. Samantha Kirton: 90pts
  8. Kim Holden: 76pts


Picture : Chris Sargeant

Graphic: ADC

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