The WDF Europe Cup Youth Boys Singles tournament was concluded with Leighton Bennett continuing his good form as of late and taking home victory for England.

Bennett saw off the likes of Connor Hopkins of Wales, Luke van der Kwast of the Netherlands and then faced off against Jurjen van der Velde also of the Netherlands who is of course the current JDC World Youth Champion.

This meant it was a battle of two World Youth Champions with ‘Boom Boom’, the current BDO one. It was Bennett though who came out on top winning 3-1.

The Dutch team ended up showing their strength in the singles with them having a player in all but one of the Quarter-Finals while there was also double representation alongside Bennett for England with Keelan Kay making it to the latter stages losing 2-1 to Marcel Bus in the end.

Quarter-Finals

Keane Barry (IRE) 1-2 Luke van der Kwast (NL)
Leighton Bennett (ENG) 2-0 Connor Hopkins (WAL)
Jurjen van der Velde (NL) 2-1 Dylan Slevin (IRE)
Marcel Bus (NL) 2-1 Keelan Kay (ENG)

Semi-Finals
Luke van der Kwast (NL) 0-2 Leighton Bennett (ENG)
Jurjen van der Velde (NL) 2-0 Marcel Bus (NL)

Final
Leighton Bennett (ENG) 3-1 Jurjen van der Velde (NL)

Evert Zomer

Photo: Evert Zomer

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Author: Samuel Gill