Another name to watch from the Nordic and Baltic Tour stepped up last weekend. Johan Engström secured a qualification hat-trick, while Daniel Larsson, Dennis Nilsson and Niels Heinsøe also won through last weekend’s PDC Nordic & Baltic European Tour Qualifiers.
Players such as Darius Labanauskas have used the PDCNB as a spring board to hone their competitive skills before producing excellent displays on the Pro Tour at other events for which they have qualified.
Six qualifying events took place from Friday to Sunday at the Apple Hotel, Gothenberg, Sweden with players from the Nordic and Baltic region looking to book places in European Tour events 4-9 inclusive.
Sweden’s Engström secured his place at the Austrain Darts Open (ET4), European Darts Grand Prix (ET7) and European Darts Matchplay (ET9).
Fellow-Swedes Larsson and Nilsson won qualifiers for the Dutch Darts Championship (ET8) and European Darts Open (ET5) respectively, while Denmark’s Niels Heinsøe will be heading to Prague for the Czech Darts Open (ET6).
Andreas Toft Jørgensen can consider himself the most unfortunate player of the weekend. Two finals and some superb wins, over big-name opposition, were not enough to see the fast-improving player reach a single event.
The next PDC Nordic & Baltic events will take place from June 3-5 in Finland, as two European Tour Qualifiers and two ProTour events take place.
Friday February 18
PDC Nordic & Baltic ET4 Qualifier
Johan Engstöm 6-4 Dennis Nilsson
Daniel Larsson 6-3 Tom Veje
Johan Engstöm 6-4 Daniel Larsson
PDC Nordic & Baltic ET5 Qualifier
Dennis Nilsson 6-5 Andreas Toft Jørgensen
Daniel Larsson 6-4 Andreas Harrysson
Dennis Nilsson 6-0 Daniel Larsson
Saturday February 19
PDC Nordic & Baltic ET6 Qualifier
Andreas Toft Jørgensen 6-4 Dennis Nilsson
Niels Heinsøe 6-2 Mindaugas Barauskas
Niels Heinsøe 6-4 Andreas Toft Jørgensen
PDC Nordic & Baltic ET7 Qualifier
Johan Engström 6-3 Andreas Toft Jørgensen
Simon Bak 6-2 Dennis Nilsson
Johan Engström 6-3 Simon Bak
Sunday February 20
PDC Nordic & Baltic ET8 Qualifier
Daniel Larsson 6-2 Tom Veje
Andreas Toft Jørgensen 6-1 Dennis Nilsson
Daniel Larsson 6-5 Andreas Toft Jørgensen
PDC Nordic & Baltic ET9 Qualifier
Johan Engström 6-4 Marko Kantele
Daniel Larsson 6-0 Mindaugas Barauskas
Johan Engström 6-5 Daniel Larsson
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