Germany’s Martin Schindler won his maiden title in the Unicorn Development Tour after beating Justin van Tergouw 5-2 in the Event 15 final in Barnsley on Sunday.
The 21-year-old, who reached the quarter-finals alongside Max Hopp in the World Cup of Darts this summer, won through to his first Development Tour final yesterday, thus surpassing his run to the Event Two semi-finals earlier this year.
After seeing off Austria’s Rowby-John Rodriguez 4-2 in his opening game, Schindler then defeated Bradley Brooks, Sam Carter, Callum Goffin and Kenny Neyens to reach the last eight.
A 5-2 win over Ireland’s Steve Lennon put him through to the semi-finals, where he repeated the scoreline against fellow German Nico Ziemann, before also losing just two legs as he took victory in the final against van Tergouw.
Van Tergouw, who made his European Tour debut a fortnight ago in the Dutch Darts Masters, reached two semi-finals on the Development Tour weekend in Germany back in May.
And the 17-year-old continued to show his promise as he recorded wins over Justin Bradshaw, Reece Kiley, Josh McCarthy, Rob Hewson, Callum Loose, Ronnie Roberts and Harry Ward to make the final, where he was denied the £2,000 prize by Schindler.
Unicorn Development Tour Event 15
Harry Ward 5-4 Luke Humphries
Justin van Tergouw 5-3 Ronnie Roberts
Nico Ziemann 5-3 Dawson Murschell
Martin Schindler 5-2 Steve Lennon
Justin van Tergouw 5-2 Harry Ward
Martin Schindler 5-2 Nico Ziemann
Martin Schindler 5-2 Justin van Tergouw