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Dutch Open 2012 - Veldhoven, Holland
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Gary Progessed well through the First day of Singles play in this Years Dutch Open and
managed to progress through to the Last 128 Players to play the following day.
Wins over John Hoogervorst and Tibor Pennings saw Gary progress to the Last 32 and into
the Points. Gary’s run was to end in the Last 32 with a 3-2 defeat to eventual losing Finalist
Lakeside World Championship 2012 - Frimley Green, Surrey
Ron Meulenkamp was to be Gary’s Opponent for round 1 of this Years World
Championships after his Qualification at Hull in October.
Gary was First to take to the Lakeside Stage and Open the Chamionships, This he did in great
style with a 3-0 Sets Victory (3-1, 3-2, 3-1) over the Dutchman.
Round 2 was to See Gary take on 3 x World Champion Martin “Wolfie “ Adams. Although Gary
competed very well in the Match he lost 4-0 in Sets (3-1, 3-2, 3-2, 3-1) to see Martin progress
to the Last 8.
But some good experience for Gary and 15 Points toward automatic Qualification for Lakeside
Carnwath Primary School
Gary recently visited Carnwath Primary School to Show the Youngsters how important
maths is and also How Darts can be a great help in learning that subject.
On the day, Gary took on some of the Parents, including Walk On music.
Gary has also been Involved alongside team mates in setting Up a local Youth Darts
Academy, and recognises how important it is to bring youth into Darts, as well as how
important Darts can be with their Learning.
Scottish Open 2012
Gary progressed well through a field of over 1000 Players in the Uk’s busiest Tournament.
He started well with two 3-0 wins over David Kerr and Willie Thomson. Another 3-0 win over
Bruce Montgomery saw Gary progress into the last 256. This he followed with a 3-2 Victory
over Derek Hall taking him into the last 128 and a Group Final versus Pete Simpson, which Gary
won 3-1. The Last 64, was a game v Irelands Martin McCloskey, with Gary missing “tops” for a
117 out, with Martin hitting 80 to seal the match 3-2. 12 points secured for Lakeside 2013
The Pairs saw Gary and Martin Carvill progress to the Last 16 before being beaten after missing
some chances at doubles.
The Weekend was rounded off nicely, by Gary being reselected for the Scottish International
Squad, to play in Llanelli against England and Wales in April.
Isle of Man Open 2012
This week of the tour found the Players in the Isle of Man.
The Singles Competition saw Gary progress through to the Last 16 before being defeated by
Benito Van de Pas.
16 Points added to tthis years total, and progress towards Lakeside 2013.
Mariflex Open 2012
The Singles saw a second round defeat for Gary, so no points earn’t in this one.
The Pairs saw Gary team up with fellow Scottish International Ewan Hyslop, they progessed
to the Semi Finals where they came up against former World Champion Martin Adams and
Scotland Captain Ross Montgomery. The game was to go in favour of the Ross and Martin with
a 4-0 Victory in a tournament they eventually won.
Welsh Classic and Masters 2012
A Mixed weekend for Gary was to ensue in Rhyl. The Welsh Masters Singles started off
quite well with a 4-1 win over Trevor Frost and a 4-0 Win over Kev Lockett taking Gary into
the Last 32. In the Last 32 Gary was defeated by Gary Stafford 4-0, narrowly missing the Points.
In the Welsh Classic Pairs, Gary again partnered Ewan Hyslop, progressing through to the Semi
Finals where they faced Scott Mitchell and James Wilson. Gary and Ewan were defeated 3-0 by
Scotty and James who went on to win the Title.
The Welsh Classic Singles proved to be the Biggest moment of the weekend for Gary. After
progressing through the early rounds with defeats of David Bird (4-1) and Craig Buzzard (4-0). In
the Last 32, Gary met Andy “X-Factor” Boulton which went the full 7 legs with Gary coming out
on top. A win over Steve O’Donnell (4-1) took Gary into the board Final. Here he met Robbie “Kong”
Green and came out the Winner at 4-2. In the Semi Gary faced Dorset’s Scotty Mitchell, another
battle saw Gary triumph 4-3 after Scott missed a dart at Tops for the Match.Gary Progressed into
his First tour Final against Stephen “The Bullet” Bunting. Stephen went into a 4-2 Lead before
Gary pulled him back to 4-4. Stephen went onto win the deciding 9th Leg and take the Classic Title.
German Open 2012
Last Weeks German Open saw Gary progress through a field of 859 Men and into the Last 64.
In the Last 64 Gary won 3-0 against Hendrik Schug. In the Last 32 Gary played eventual Finalist
Alan “Chuck” Norris, where he was defeated 3-1...So more points and another of the 12 boxes Filled.
In the Pairs Gary again played with Ewan Hyslop and again they progressed very well through a sizable
field. In the Last 32 they defeated Fransen and Van Olderan 3-1. In the Last 16 it was a 3-1 win over
Tony “Silverback” O’shea and Darryl “Dazzler” Fitton taking them into yet another Quarter final. In the
Last 8 they played Scott “Dog” Mitchell and Jimmy Hendriks and were defeated 3-1.
Europe Cup 2012 - Antalya, Turkey
We are pleased to announce that over the Wekend Gary was selected for the
Scottish Europe Cup squad which will play in Turkey in November.
Alongside Gary, Scotland have also selected , Ross “The Boss” Montgomery,
Alan Soutar and Craig Baxter for the Mens Team and Louise Hepburn and Susanna
Young for the Ladies Team.
BDO International Open 2012- Brean
Gary defeated Paul Emanuel in the Last 256 after a bye in Rnd 1 by 4-1, then Michael Reilly
in the Last 128 which he won 4-0. Gary then faced Dorset County Player Nigel “Slammer”
Lamb in the Last 64 where he lost out 4-1.
In the Mixed pairs Gary partnered fellow Scottish International Louise Hepburn losing out
3-1 in the Last 128.
Scottish Masters 2012
Gary yesterday became Scottish Masters Champion after beating Alan Soutar in a closely
contested Final. we’ll bring you more once known.
EDO England Open 2012 - Selsey
Gary started well in this event, with a 3-0 win overTrevor Frost of Warwickshire. In round 2
Gary defeated Luke Lawrence of Somerset 3-0. In round 3 Gary came up against Jan
Dekker on the TV/Internet Lane. A few missed chances for Gary left Jan with a 3-1 Win, and
Gary just missing out on Lakeside Points.
Granite City Open 2012 - Aberdeen
This Years Granite City saw a bumper crowd and alos the first time for it being a
BDO ranked competition.
Again Gary started well with a walkover in the last 512, and then a 4-1 victory over
Davie Knowles. The Last 128 saw another 4-1 victory for Gary, this time over Paul Coughlin.
The Last 64 saw a clash with In form Stephen Bunting. Gary was defeated 4-1 and just
missed out on those valuable points. Stephen Bunting went on to Win the Event.
BDO British Classic and EDO England Masters
Last weekend saw the first joint venture from the BDO and the EDO, with the
BDO British Classic and the EDO England Masters at the home of Coventry City Fc,
the Ricoh Arena.
In the 1st event the British Classic,Gary started with a 4-1 win over David Lidgett, then in
Round 2 defeated, Dutch Player Bryan De Hoog. In the 3rd Round Gary came up against
David Airey and was defeated 4-2.
On the Sunday in the England Masters event, Gary started off with a 3-0 Win over
Vinnie Hawksworth. In Round 2 Gary came up against Gloucestershires, in form James
Hurrell. James defeated Gary in a close game 3-2 to progress into the next round.
In the Pairs, Gary partnered Willy Van de Wiel. They progressed well through the Draw
and were eventually defeated 3-1 in the Semi Final by Brian Dawson and James Hurrell.
Belgium Open 2012
This Years Belgium Open saw Gary finish in the Last 64 picking up more vital points
for Lakeside 2013 as the Season nears conclusion.
In the Mens Pairs, Gary again played with Ewan Hyslop and finished in the Last 64.
BDO British Open 2012 - Bridlington
With the Lakeside Qualification Deadline looming near with only 4 Tournaments left to
gain enough points, it was important for Gary to get amongst the Places in the Last Cat A
Tournament of the Season.
Gary started well with a 4-2 Win over Ryan Herrington, then a 4-0 win over Carl Powley.
The Last 128 saw a 4-1 win over Tony Pearce and the Last 64 and some points, saw a
4-1 Win over Gary Balaban. In the Last 32 Gary played Peter Wylie and was unlucky
to lose out in the deciding leg of the 7 Leg Match (4-3).
But 14 points gained should lift Gary up the Qualification table a little and further his
chances for direct qualification to Lakeside 2013.
Antwerp Open 2012
Antwerp Open started with the Mens Pairs and Gary again Partnered Scotland Team mate
Ewan Hyslop. They progressed well with a 3-1 win over Martin Steele - Detlev Gabriels .
In the Last 64 they faced Timmy Pieters - Joachim De Sager (Bel) and won that 3-0.
In the Last 32, they played Wesley Schols - Johnny Van De Voorde (NL/Bel) and won
that 3-1. In the Last 16 they faced Kenny Neyens - Dimitri Van Den Bergh (Bel) and again
won 3-1 taking them into the Quarter Finals. In the Quarter they faced Tanguy Borra and
Ronny Evenepoel (Bel) and managed to win that 4-2. They were finally beaten in the
Semi final by England’s Pairing of Garry Thompson - Stephen Bunting (Eng) with a 4-1
In the Singles Gary faced Jimmy Hendricks in the Last 256, a very tough draw early on and
lost out to Jimmy 4-0.