Martin Schindler secured double qualification on Monday for both the World Youth Championship final and Grand Slam Of Darts.

Afterwards Schindler admitted that he’s playing the best darts of his life and that he was very happy to come through in both tournaments.

“I would say that I’m playing the darts of my life, I’m not really sure how I took my game to the next level so fast but I’m playing phenomenal darts this year and I’m hoping to carry on,” said Schindler.

“To qualify for the Grand Slam and the World Youth Final on the same day was an absolutely great feeling, I made sure I was well-rested so that I had enough energy for the whole day and it turned out to be the best decision for me.

“I played some great darts in both qualification tournaments and I’m very happy about those achievements.”

“There have been some great games this year for me, I have to mention my win against Michael van Gerwen in a Players Championship event – this is an achievement I could never have really thought of,” Schindler continued.

“It is an advantage to play in Germany, because the support is great, but it also puts so much pressure on my shoulders.

“You want to perform for them and they are so loud, which makes focusing very difficult sometimes. It’s hard for me to feel like a star because I’m just little Martin from a small village in Germany.

“It was also amazing to play at Ally Pally last year, which was a very good feeling, so in the end there is not an exactly answer – it’s a great feeling to play in Germany but I also like playing in front of crowds in England.”

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Author: Samuel Gill