Van der Voort slams "worthless" Worlds
By Phil Lanning 10/01/2021
OUTSPOKEN Vincent van der Voort hit out at the “worthless” World Championship and fears it could be the same next December.
The lanky Dutchman had to stay in London for Christmas as the new lockdown restrictions came into force after the opening rounds of the Ally Pally event.
Van der Voort, 45, is not a big fan of the UK, he complained last year about being in Blackpool for the Matchplay and said that being in the hotel over the festive period was “stuck here, on this, err, beautiful island”.
The World No.27 told Dutch online newspaper NU.NL: "This was the most worthless World Cup I've ever played. I've been eliminated a few times in the first round, but this hit everything.
“No crowd, you're just sitting in your hotel room ... I know what time we live in. I just hope it won't be the same next year, but I'm afraid it will.”
The Dutch Destroyer, and best pal of Michael van Gerwen, dumped Ron Meulenkamp in a tight opening game before beating Nathan Aspinall. But eventually he went out to Daryl Gurney in the last 16 after Christmas.
He added: "This defeat was very unnecessary. I should have won, but it didn't count. Daryl deserved to win. He did his thing and I didn't. There was no continuity in my game, every time I had to wait and see what would happen. are going to happen. In the end it was just nothing. “
“In the first set I missed so many doubles. Then it becomes difficult, especially against someone who is in principle better than me. I came back reasonably, but my first arrow did not go well.
“I was certainly annoyed. It's no secret that those signs are terrible. But that's no excuse, I have no excuse at all. I left it myself. This simply should have been much better.”
Pictures by Taylor Lanning.