Euro Tour glory for Heta

Damon Heta won his maiden European Tour title with an 8-7 victory against Peter Wright in the Gibraltar Darts Trophy final on Sunday.

Following an action-packed final, Australia’s Heta won the £25,000 top prize at the Victoria Stadium, capping up the year’s PDC European Tour action.

World Champion Wright threw several fantastic darts to gain a 3-0 lead, only for Heta to come back with a 167 finish to take a 7-5 lead.

Wright took the following two to force a sudden-death leg, but despite being the first to a finish, he missed six championship darts in three visits.

Heta had missed four darts in two visits as the pair looked for the winning blow before nailing double four to seal the title.


“I’m absolutely stoked,” said Heta. “To get one European Tour title under my belt so early in my career, it’s unexpectedly expected.

 “My weekend’s been up and down – I haven’t had a steady game all weekend and to come away with my first European Tour win I’m really happy.

 “Peter had his chances, just like I did, and the crowd deserved a last-leg decider. To happen like it did, I don’t know what to say!”

Euro Tour glory for Heta 
Euro Tour glory for Heta ((PDC)

Wright’s run to the final was an impressive response to last weekend’s semi-final loss to Van Gerwen in the BoyleSports World Grand Prix.

“Hats off to Damo,” said Wright. “I didn’t expect to miss my doubles, and I didn’t expect him to miss but hopefully it was entertainment!

 “It was his day today. He gave me chances to get back into the match, he was blowing me away and he took his foot off the pedal.

“He’s been pushing and pushing but he gets horrible draws and keeps running into the top players.

 “He’s left home and come over here but now you watch him. He’s proven to the world – he beat Michael van Gerwen and me and he can beat anybody in the world, he’s brilliant.”


2022 Gibraltar Darts Trophy

Sunday October 16

Third Round

Afternoon Session

Luke Humphries 6-3 Wesley Plaisier

Peter Wright 6-1 Ryan Searle

Josh Rock 6-5 Jonny Clayton

Rob Cross 6-4 Ryan Joyce

Michael van Gerwen 6-4 Jose De Sousa

Nathan Aspinall 6-5 Dirk van Duijvenbode

Gabriel Clemens 6-1 Mensur Suljovic

Damon Heta 6-1 Joe Cullen


Evening Session 


Peter Wright 6-3 Luke Humphries

Rob Cross 6-5 Josh Rock

Michael van Gerwen 6-4 Nathan Aspinall

Damon Heta 6-4 Gabriel Clemens



Peter Wright 7-1 Rob Cross

Damon Heta 7-6 Michael van Gerwen



Damon Heta 8-7 Peter Wright