McEwan and Adam Smith-Neale Take Challenge Tours 3 & 4
After the first two events yesterday the PDC Challenge Tour returned today in Milton Keynes.
With a victory over Jim Williams in the final of Event Three, Jim McEwan has won the latest PDC UK Challenge Tour title.
McEwan, who has recently competed in the Online Darts League, has continued his excellent form on the Challenge Tour, defeating Williams. The latter has reached back-to-back finals following his Event Two victory.
As a result, McEwan joins Williams and Darren Beveridge in the winners’ circle this weekend, having defeated Colin Osborne, Carl Wilkinson, and Aden Kirk.
Adam Smith-Neale added his first PDC Challenge Tour title to his record with a 5-1 triumph over Gavin Carlin in the final of Event Four.
The former World Master lost in the final to Jim Williams yesterday, but this time he cruised through Carlin to stake his claim to the top of the Challenge Tour Order of Merit.
Before defeating Carlin, he defeated Lee Cocks (5-2), Jim Williams (5-2), and Ryan Furness (5-0).
There are two more events tomorrow to round off the first weekend, with European Tour Associate Qualifiers on Monday where based on this form, Smith-Neale will be among the favourites
Challenge Tour 3
Colin Osborne 5-1 Reece Robinson
Jim McEwan 5 -2 Carl Wilkinson
Chas Barstow 5-2 Ryan Harrington
Jim Williams 5-1 Richie Burnett
Jim McEwan 5 -1 Colin Osborne
Jim Williams 5 -1 Chas Barstow
Jim McEwan 5 -4 Jim Williams
Challenge Tour 4
Robert Thornton 5-2 Shaun McDonald
Gavin Carlin 5-3 Keelan Kay
Adam Smith-Neale 5-2 Jim Williams
Ryan Furness 5-2 Carl Wilkinson
Gavin Carlin 5-1 Robert Thornton
Adam Smith-Neale 5 -0 Ryan Furness
Adam Smith-Neale 5-1 Gavin Carlin