23rd Sep, 2019

Southam's Evetts claims maiden PDC triumph

Craig Gibbons 30th Mar, 2018

SOUTHAM’S Ted Evetts secured his maiden PDC title in Milton Keynes on Sunday evening, writes Josh Green.

The 20-year-old failed to regain his tour card in January and is therefore restricted to Challenge Tour events, where he is certainly taking his opportunity.

Evetts made his PDC television debut back in December when he faced Gerwyn Price on the Alexandra Palace stage.

He unfortunately came up short that day, but has build on his successes from 2017 and has begun to become a major player on the Challenge Tour.

The world number 66 averaged just shy of 90 in his comprehensive 5-1 victory over Polish player Krzysztof Ratajski in the final of the event.

Although Evetts hit just a single maximum his consistency on the trebles kept him an inch ahead of ‘The Polish Eagle’, who failed to get a grip on the contest.

Evetts took the opening three legs with relative ease before Ratajski took out 104 to reduce the deficit. But Evetts had too much class as he recollected himself to take the title.

He will now have to wait until May before competing on the Challenge Tour circuit again, with the next event being played at the Robin Park Tennis Centre in Wigan.

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