Speedy Hire UK Open Qualifier
2012-02-15 10:14:43

From the PDC latest news for the first Speedy Hire UK Open Qualifier of 2012, Kim Huybrechts meet Newton in the final fight.

Following an edgy start in the final, where Huybrechts shared the first four legs, Newton hit top gear with a 14-darter and superb bullseye finishes of 167 and 84 - after the Belgian missed darts at a double in both legs - to lead 5-2.

Newton hit a 180 in the eighth leg, but missed the bull for a 121 finish as Huybrechts kept the match alive with a fine 130 checkout.

However, after the pair traded 180s in the next, another miss from the Belgian on double 14 allowed Newton in to post double six and take victory.

Huybrechts reached his first PDC final with his performances on the day, picking up wins over left-handers Mark Webster and Mark Hylton, a whitewash victory over Mark Stephenson and a 6-3 defeat of Vincent van der Voort.

He then won his quarter-final with Scott Rand with a 148 checkout before defeating Simon Whitlock 6-4 in the semis, and claims £3,000 prize money.

Having also reached the World Championship quarter-finals on his Alexandra Palace debut, Huybrechts' display meant that he has now reached the last eight in five of his last six tournaments.