De Graaf’s double delight in Germany

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PICTURE: Bas van den Berk (www.dartfreakz.nl)

Aileen de Graaf won both the Bull’s German Open and Masters women’s titles in Bochum at the weekend.

The reigning World Masters champion claimed her first titles of 2016 with two tournament victories in Germany.

De Graaf beat Russia’s Anastasia Dobromyslova 5-3 in the final of the German Open on Saturday, a result which helped continue her recent good record against the three-time world champion.

The 25-year-old has now beaten Dobromyslova in five of their six meetings so far this year.

De Graaf then beat England’s Deta Hedman 5-1 to win the German Masters on Sunday.

Wesley Harms picked up his first BDO title of 2016 with victory in the Bull’s German Masters on Sunday.

After tasting narrow final defeats to Darius Labanauskas (3-2) in the HAL Open and Danny Noppert (5-4) in the Four Nations, Harms was hoping for a change in fortunes when he reached the final of the German Masters.

Sparky took on the popular Darryl Fitton in the final, who himself was looking to get back in the winners enclosure for the first time this year.

In fact, Fitton’s last BDO title triumph was the German Open in 2014, and his wait for a next win continues after Harms edged out a 6-4 winner at Bochum’s Städtische Sporthalle at the weekend.

Harms’ fellow Dutchman Danny Noppert continued his impressive season with victory in the German Open on Saturday.

Noppert got the better of last month’s HAL Open winner Labanauskas 6-4 in the final to claim his fifth title of the year.

It follows successes in the Den Haag Open, Scottish Open, Masters of Waregem and Four Nations, and puts Noppie in a strong positon to qualify for the BDO World Championship at Lakeside next year.

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