Wes Newton is one of the participants at the National Singles and the BDO England Open this weekend. The two-time major finalist will play some BDO tournaments this year after losing his Tour Card in January.
Newton also competes on the Challenge Tour, the second level in the PDC. However, these events are only five weekends a year, so ‘The Warrior’ was looking for tournaments to keep playing matches, he told Dartsnews.com.
”It’s all about just playing and enjoying darts for me. There’s only five weekends of darts on the Challenge Tour so I just want to be playing. I need to play more then five weekends, but I’m not really setting myself any expectations.”
”I haven’t been doing the full BDO circuit as I’ve just picked some major ranking ones in the UK and have enjoyed these weekends. Don’t get me wrong, I’m trying to win every event I play in, but for me its just been like starting again really. There is a bit of a change and no pressure to win, just enjoy the game again.”
The Fleetwood Ace will focus on keep playing matches in the next few months, as the three-time World Championship quarter-finalists will try to win his Tour Card back in January 2019. Newton is convinced that he can approach his old form again.
”Reaching the last 16 at the Welsh Open was a good run. Chris Landman beat me in a great standard game, so I had no complains. I would have liked to have gone further, but I was happy with my game. Obviously winning builds confidence, so it was a good day.”
”I believe I can get back to my better days. At the minute I’m playing good darts, I just need to be playing more. That is why I’m trying to play as many competitions as possible. I found it hard this year not having a Tour Card, not being away and playing as often as I’m used to. I have just got to take the time this year and build towards getting my Tour Card back next year.”