Beveridge reflects on Challenge Tour chaos after false negative test: "It was just a complete disaster"
Darren 'Ice Cold' Beveridge added another title to his collection over the weekend as one of the stand out names on the Challenge Tour.
Beveridge despite not producing after the opening day has put himself in a strong position and admitted he was glad just to get out playing again.
"I was just anxious to get back playing again so it was just that anticipation seeing what my form was going to be like. It's different practicing in the house to playing competitive games against other people but luckily the form came out on the first day," said Beveridge to Tungsten Tales.
"It's put me up to fourth in the Order of Merit so it's made a massive difference going into next month. Try and get that top spot."
Chaos on the Challenge Tour
From the highs of winning a title to the chaos that ensued on the final day after a player faked a negative test, he gave his viewpoint on the incident and how it was handled.
"If I'm being honest, I didn't even know it had happened to start with. I was sitting at the table and there were people coming over saying there's a lot of people complaining about Covid over there. I thought they were having a chat about it and then they said someone's been ejected out of the building. Obviously it started to snowball from there."
"Everybody he played over that whole weekend even if they were in the middle of a game were hauled off the stage and asked to leave. For the next hour and a half, it just kept getting worse and worse and more people were getting asked to leave. It was just a complete disaster."
"I feel for the players that were still in as well like Jim McEwan, Conan Whitehead. They could have picked up more money and put themselves further up the rankings which they're not going to get the opportunity to do."
"For next month, it's just going to make the next event even more difficult. There's going to be possibly more restrictions put in by the PDC, quite rightly so."