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Recap of the Bauhaus Dutch Open Darts 2020

Monday morning the quiet returned to Assen after yet another spectacular weekend of Darts at De Bonte Wever so it must be time to do a recap of the Bauhaus Dutch Open Darts 2020.

Formerly part of the BDO schedule and now part of the WDF calendar the Dutch Open darts has long been recognized as the Premier Open darts tournament in the world. This year it once again lived up to this billing as 5856 players from around the world took part.

The atmosphere on finals day:

This historic event has served up some legends of the game as the winners of the various events and 2020 was no different.

Ross Montgomery teamed up with Martin ” Wolfie” Adams in the mens pairs event and despite the massive number of entrants resulting in 11(!) rounds of matches needed to crown a champion, they came out victorious. This is their second win after teaming up for the title back in 2011 and they were made to work hard for the win.

The young dutch pairing of Colin Roelofs and Ryan de Vreede took the seasoned pros all the way just falling short going down in a final leg decider. This will be a big confidence boost for De Vrede for the rest of the challenge tour after missing out on a tour card at Q-School.

Montgomery was far from finished with the weekend and continued his winning run in the mens singles event. After a draw with 11 rounds in the doubles tournament the singles needed a round of 4096 and therefore 12(!) rounds to confirm the winner.

With recent tour card winner Nick Kenny exiting his final WDF tournament for at least 2 years in the second round the tournament lost a favorite in the very early stages. By the time the semi-finals were played it was the big guns who had survived the grueling schedule. PDC challenge tour player Brian Raman was joined by Montgomery, Paul Hogan and, despite causing hilarity with an premature celebration earlier in the event, reigning BDO world Champ Wayne Warren.

Reaching his second final of the weekend it was Ross “The Boss” Montgomery who went on to win the title defeating Brian Raman in the final. A sensational weekend of darts from Ross winning two titles and remaining undefeated over a whopping 23 rounds of darts! A second win in the singles event (previously won it in 2014) to go with his two in the pairs show how much “The Boss” loves this event.

The women pairs event saw Lorraine Winstanley and Margaret Sutton take on the Dutch pairing of Anca Zijlstra and Femke van Zuiden and it was the English pairing that topped the table coming out 4-2 winners. This was a second visit to the winners enclosure of the pairs event for Winstanley having previously won it with Corrine Hammond back in 2018.

Bauhaus Dutch Open Darts 2020 womens pairs winners

The women’s singles event was an all dutch affair with Aileen de Graaf taking on Anca Zijlstra with Zijstra joining Montgomery in making the final of both events she entered. A double double was however thwarted by de Graaf who won the final 5-2 and with it claimed her third Dutch Open title having won the event in 2014 and 2015.

Proving just how global the Dutch Open darts is was the para-darts event which saw an Englishman, a New Zealander, a South Korean and a Dutchman contesting the semi-finals.

South Korean Cho defeated Englishman Brandley and Dutchman Pol beat Kiwi Gillan to set up the final in which Kwanghee Cho came out victorious and creating history as the first ever South Korean champion at the Dutch Open Darts.

Bauhaus Dutch Open Darts 2020 Paradarts winner Kwanghee Cho

Lerena Rietbergen was crowned the girls singles champion after seeing off 2019 champion Layla Brussel 3-1 in the final

Victory in the Boys U18 event went the way of Mark Tabak who beat Marcel Bus

The winner of the boys under 14 event was Stijn Verbakel who defeated Francesco Basili in the final. Verbakel took the win in style with a superb 127 checkout, two youngsters we could certainly be seeing more of in the years to come

Yet another hugely successful edition of the Dutch Open darts is in the books and many of the tired but content players who took part this year will already be making their arrangements to compete in the Bauhuas Dutch Open darts 2021! We look forward to it!

Images courtesy of Evert Zomer

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