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A look back at the story of the 14th night of the PDC Home Tour, which saw Chris Dobey win the group.

A look back at the story of the 14th night of the PDC Home Tour, which saw Chris Dobey win the group.

Chris Dobey may have taken first place in Thursday’s PDC Home Tour offer, but Kai Fan Leung gets an honorable mention for beating the group winner in the early hours of the morning, right in front of his dog in Hong Kong.

The PDC’s 32-night jamboree had its most international scope to date, as Almere in the Netherlands and Cork in the Republic of Ireland joined Hong Kong to house tungsten at home, but it’s Bedlington in the north is from England who was to win.

PDC Home Tour – Group 14 Standing

Pts Legs +/-
(1) Chris Dobey 4 +6
(2) Ron Meulenkamp 4 +1
(3) Ciaran Teehan 2 -3
(4) Kai Fan Leung 2 -4

PDC Home Tour – Thursday Meetings (Group 14)

Chris Dobey 5-2 Ciaran Teehan
Ron Meulenkamp 5-4 Kai Fan Leung
Ciaran Teehan 5-1 Kai Fan Leung
Chris Dobey 5-1 Ron Meulenjamp
Ron Meulenkamp 5-2 Ciaran Teehan
Kai Fan Leung 5-4 Chris Dobey

World No 20 Dobey has made tremendous strides in the past two years and “Hollywood” has celebrated its growing reputation with a brilliant evening of work that saw it record two full wins on the way to the top of Group 14.

Only Nathan Aspinall, Dave Chisnall, Jonny Clayton and Max Hopp lived up to their billing as the highest ranked player and Dobey joined the progression to the second phase, sealing first place with a game to spare .

Heavy wins over Ciaran Teehan and Ron Meulenkamp, ​​the latter with seven perfect darts, placed him in an almost unassailable position before the final round of the match and first place was confirmed when Meulenkamp sank Teehan in the fifth match .

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Chris Dobey hit seven perfect darts before failing in his nine-dart attempt against Ron Meulenjamp in the PDC Home Tour

Chris Dobey hit seven perfect darts before failing in his nine-dart attempt against Ron Meulenjamp in the PDC Home Tour

PDC Home Tour – Winners

Group One – Jamie Lewis Group nine – Martijn Kleermaker
Group two – Luke Woodhouse Group Ten – Nathan Aspinall
Group three – Dave Chisnall Group 11 – Alan Tabern
Group four – Geert Nentjes Group 12 – Max Hopp
Group five – Nick Kenny Group 13 – Carl Wilkinson
Group six – Ryan Searle Group 14 – Chris Dobey
Group Seven – Jelle Klaasen
Group Eight – Jonny Clayton

One night of high class arrows saw Meulenkamp himself shoot six perfect darts twice as the Home Tour chased his second perfect arrow leg. The Dutchman dubbed The Bomb crashed in six 180s in his 5-2 victory over Teehan, which ended the Irishman’s hopes and crowned Dobey the winner of the evening.

Dobey was unable to seal his night job, suffering a 5-4 loss to Leung, who celebrated a well-deserved victory with his dog at 5:07 am local time in Hong Kong. “At least I can tell my wife that I have achieved a victory,” he said afterwards.

PDC Home Tour – last groups confirmed

Friday Saturday
Darren Webster Ricky evans
Bradley Brooks Martin Atkins
Scott Baker Christian Bunse
Andy Hamilton Jeff Smith

It might not have been a perfect night for Dobey, but he was able to celebrate as a group winner, revealing that playing a number of online and virtual leagues had allowed him to get to grips with the setup and that ‘he is now advancing to join the other 13 names in the hat for the second round.

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