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Van Duijvenbode claims first PDC ranking title at the Super Series

Jamie Shaw in PDC Super Series 26 Apr 2021
Dirk van Duijvenbode celebrates (Photo by Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Dirk van Duijvenbode secured his first PDC ranking title at Players Championship 11 with an 8-6 victory over Martijn Kleermaker in the final.

The Dutchman enjoyed a remarkable rise up the PDC rankings in 2020, including reaching his first televised final at the World Grand Prix, and has continued that form into 2021 as he scooped a maiden ProTour title.

Victory over fellow countryman Kleermaker on Day Three of PDC Super Series 3 in Niedernhausen means Van Duijvenbode becomes the 85th player in history to win a PDC ranking event.

His run to glory began with a 6-3 win over David Evans before averaging 106 in a 6-2 defeat of Jelle Klaasen.

Van Duijvenbode then overcame Jeff Smith, Krzysztof Ratajski and Scott Mitchell 6-4 to reach the Semi-Finals – where he dispatched an inspired Andy Boulton 7-5.

Vam Duijvenbode established a 2-0 lead in the final but only for Kleermaker to take out 109 and double ten to quickly level up.

That pattern continued as Van Duijvenbode moved two clear at 4-2, 5-3 and 6-4 before Kleermaker produced finishes of 78 and 140 to make it six apiece.

Van Duijvenbode recovered with a 72 checkout to break throw and eventually punished five missed darts at doubles from his compatriot in the following leg to seal victory on double 16.

“We were both nervous,” admitted Van Duijvenbode. “When I thought I could finish it, I was more nervous than him, and then when he needed to stay in it he was more nervous.

“I was in great form the last two series and thought I would win a title but I didn’t.

“The last two days I have been poor, so I went into today just hoping I would win the first round.

“On the one side I know I need to play better, but on the other it is great to win when not playing your best.

“Sometimes you have to win on a bad day, but I always want to play well and that is what I think about – and then it all comes together.”

Kleermaker was competing in his first PDC ranking final after securing a tour card in 2020 and kicked his day off with a 101.6 average in a 6-3 victory over John Henderson.

He then recorded an impressive 6-5 win over German number one Gabriel Clemens, before seeing off Luc Peters 6-4 and Sunday’s champion Michael Smith 6-3.

Kleermaker then edged out Ritchie Edhouse in a deciding leg, before seeing off in-form Brendan Dolan 7-5.

Elsewhere, it was another disappointing day for Michael van Gerwen as he failed to make it past the Last 64 stage for a third day running, going down 6-1 to fellow Dutchman Gino Vos.

Raymond van Barneveld withdrew midway through the tournament after feeling unwell and will be replaced in Tuesday’s Players Championship 12 by Jeroen Mioch.


PDC Super Series 3 – Event Three Results

Monday April 26

First Round
Chas Barstow 6-4 José de Sousa
Ciaran Teehan 6-5 Mike Warburton
Ricky Evans 6-5 Vincent Van der Meer
Boris Koltsov 6-2 Kevin McDine
Jermaine Wattimena 6-3 Martin Schindler
Andy Boulton 6-2 Wayne Jones
Ross Smith 6-3 Peter Jacques
Jack Main 6-1 Maik Kuivenhoven
Danny Noppert 6-4 Luke Woodhouse
Chris Dobey 6-1 Ryan Murray
Stephen Bunting 6-3 Rusty-Jake Rodriguez
Gordon Mathers 6-4 Eddie Lovely
Damon Heta 6-2 William Borland
Ryan Meikle 6-1 Danny Baggish
Jamie Hughes 6-5 Krzysztof Kciuk
Christian Kist 6-5 Geert De Vos
Devon Petersen 6-5 Ryan De Vreede
Florian Hempel 6-1 Bradley Brooks
Scott Mitchell 6-4 William O’Connor
Adam Gawlas 6-5 Robert Marijanovic
Robert Thornton 6-4 Daryl Gurney
Steve Beaton 6-4 Lisa Ashton
Madars Razma 6-5 Alan Tabern
Kevin Doets 6-3 Steffen Siepmann
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-3 Scott Williams
Raymond van Barneveld 6-1 Steve Brown
Ryan Searle 6-4 Michael Rasztovits
Simon Whitlock 6-5 Sebastian Bialecki
Jeff Smith 6-3 Dave Chisnall
Karel Sedlacek 6-2 Jon Worsley
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-3 David Evans
Jelle Klaasen 6-4 Martin Thomas
Michael van Gerwen 6-4 Gary Blades
Gino Vos 6-5 Ted Evetts
Jason Lowe 6-4 Boris Krcmar
Berry van Peer 6-2 Michal Smejda
Rob Cross 6-2 Alan Soutar
Josh Payne 6-5 Joe Murnan
Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-3 Vincent van der Voort
Kim Huybrechts 6-3 Michael Unterbuchner
Mensur Suljovic 6-0 Aaron Beeney
Patrick van den Boogaard 6-4 Andrew Gilding
Ron Meulenkamp 6-3 Darius Labanauskas
Rowby-John Rodriguez 6-5 Lukas Wenig
Brendan Dolan 6-4 Zoran Lerchbacher
Nick Kenny 6-1 Jason Askew
Ryan Joyce 6-3 John Michael
Martin Lukeman 6-5 Mike De Decker
Michael Smith 6-0 Niels Zonneveld
Keane Barry 6-5 Rene Eidams
Adam Hunt 6-2 Max Hopp
Geert Nentjes 6-2 Lorenzo Pronk
Gabriel Clemens 6-5 Kai Fan Leung
Martijn Kleermaker 6-3 John Henderson
Mervyn King 6-0 John Brown
Luc Peters 6-1 Davy Proosten
Nathan Aspinall 6-4 Justin Pipe
Lewis Williams 6-1 Matthew Edgar
Steve Lennon 6-2 Andy Hamilton
José Justicia 6-3 Pero Ljubic
Benito van de Pas 6-1 Ian White
Ritchie Edhouse 6-5 Harald Leitinger
Mickey Mansell 6-5 Luke Humphries
Derk Telnekes 6-1 Peter Hudson

Second Round
Chas Barstow 6-5 Ciaran Teehan
Boris Koltsov 6-3 Ricky Evans
Andy Boulton 6-4 Jermaine Wattimena
Jack Main 6-4 Ross Smith
Chris Dobey 6-4 Danny Noppert
Stephen Bunting 6-3 Gordon Mathers
Damon Heta 6-2 Ryan Meikle
Jamie Hughes 6-5 Christian Kist
Devon Petersen 6-4 Florian Hempel
Scott Mitchell 6-3 Adam Gawlas
Robert Thornton 6-4 Steve Beaton
Madars Razma 6-2 Kevin Doets
Krzysztof Ratajski w/o Raymond van Barneveld
Simon Whitlock 6-5 Ryan Searle
Jeff Smith 6-2 Karel Sedlacek
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-2 Jelle Klaasen
Gino Vos 6-1 Michael van Gerwen
Jason Lowe 6-0 Berry van Peer
Rob Cross 6-2 Josh Payne
Kim Huybrechts 6-4 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Mensur Suljovic 6-2 Patrick van den Boogaard
Ron Meulenkamp 6-5 Rowby-John Rodriguez
Brendan Dolan 6-4 Nick Kenny
Martin Lukeman 6-4 Ryan Joyce
Michael Smith 6-3 Keane Barry
Adam Hunt 6-4 Geert Nentjes
Martijn Kleermaker 6-5 Gabriel Clemens
Luc Peters 6-5 Mervyn King
Lewis Williams 6-3 Nathan Aspinall
José Justicia 6-2 Steve Lennon
Ritchie Edhouse 6-4 Benito van de Pas
Mickey Mansell 6-4 Derk Telnekes
Losers: £500

Last 32
Chas Barstow 6-0 Boris Koltsov
Andy Boulton 6-2 Jack Main
Chris Dobey 6-1 Stephen Bunting
Damon Heta 6-2 Jamie Hughes
Scott Mitchell 6-1 Devon Petersen
Robert Thornton 6-3 Madars Razma
Krzysztof Ratajski 6-5 Simon Whitlock
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-4 Jeff Smith
Jason Lowe 6-1 Gino Vos
Rob Cross 6-1 Kim Huybrechts
Mensur Suljovic 6-2 Ron Meulenkamp
Brendan Dolan 6-5 Martin Lukeman
Michael Smith 6-2 Adam Hunt
Martijn Kleermaker 6-4 Luc Peters
Lewis Williams 6-3 José Justicia
Ritchie Edhouse 6-4 Mickey Mansell
Losers: £1,000

Last 16
Andy Boulton 6-1 Chas Barstow
Damon Heta 6-5 Chris Dobey
Scott Mitchell 6-2 Robert Thornton
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-4 Krzysztof Ratajski
Rob Cross 6-5 Jason Lowe
Brendan Dolan 6-5 Mensur Suljovic
Martijn Kleermaker 6-3 Michael Smith
Ritchie Edhouse 6-1 Lewis Williams
Losers: £1,500

Andy Boulton 6-5 Damon Heta
Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-4 Scott Mitchell
Brendan Dolan 6-5 Rob Cross
Martijn Kleermaker 6-5 Ritchie Edhouse
Losers: £2,250

Dirk van Duijvenbode 7-5 Andy Boulton
Martijn Kleermaker 7-5 Brendan Dolan
Losers: £3,000

Dirk van Duijvenbode 8-6 Martijn Kleermaker
Winner: £10,000
Runner-up: £6,000