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2014 PDC World Youth Championship

The 2014 PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship was the fourth edition of the PDC World Youth Championship, a tournament organised by the Professional Darts Corporation for darts players aged between 16 and 21.

2014 PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship
Tournament information
Dates5 April 2014
22 May 2014 (final)
VenueThe O2 Arena
LocationLondon
CountryEngland
Organisation(s)PDC
FormatLegs
first to 6
Prize fund£50,000
Winners share£10,000
Champion(s)
England Keegan Brown
«2013 2015»

The knock-out stages from the last 64 to the semi-finals were played in Reading on 5 April 2014.[1] The final took place on 22 May 2014, before the final of the 2014 Premier League Darts, which was shown live on Sky Sports.

2013 champion Michael Smith was not eligible to defend his title. Keegan Brown and Rowby-John Rodriguez contested the final at The O2 Arena, London, with Brown winning 6–4.[2]

Prize moneyEdit

Position (no. of players) Prize Money
(Total: £50,000)
Winner (1) £10,000
Runner-up (1) £5,000
Semi-finalists (2) £2,500
Quarter-finalists (4) £1,500
Third round (8) £1,000
Second round (16) £500
First round (32) £250

QualificationEdit

The tournament featured 64 players. The top 50 players in the PDC Challenge Tour Order of Merit automatically qualified for the tournament, with the top eight players being seeded.[3] They were joined by 14 international qualifiers.[4] Three players withdrew prior to the tournament, so their places were awarded through an open qualifier, which took place on 4 April.

The participants were:

DrawEdit

[1]

First round (best of 11 legs)
5 April
Second round (best of 11 legs)
5 April
Third round (best of 11 legs)
5 April
Quarter-finals (best of 11 legs)
5 April
Semi-finals (best of 11 legs)
5 April
Final (best of 11 legs)
22 May
                  
1   Adam Hunt 6
  Aden Kirk 1
1   Adam Hunt 6
  Shaun Littler 3
    Shaun Littler 6
  Lewis Hackett 2
1   Adam Hunt 6
  Kevin Voornhout 4
    Adam Smith-Neale 5
  Sam Hill 6
    Sam Hill 2
  Kevin Voornhout 6
    Sion Thomas 4
  Kevin Voornhout 6
1   Adam Hunt 3
  Keegan Brown 6
8   Max Hopp 5
  Ryan de Vreede 6
    Ryan de Vreede 6
  James Young 5
    Steve Lennon 5
  James Young 6
    Ryan de Vreede 2
  Keegan Brown 6
    Robbie King 6
  Jake Jones 2
    Robbie King 0
  Keegan Brown 6
    Shaun Lovett 2
  Keegan Brown 6
  Keegan Brown 6
5   Dirk van Duijvenbode 2
5   Dirk van Duijvenbode 6
  Samuel Fuller 4
5   Dirk van Duijvenbode 6
  Arron Fairweather 1
    Arron Fairweather 6
  Fredi Gselmann 1
5   Dirk van Duijvenbode 6
  Brandon Walsh 1
    Brandon Walsh 6
  Sean Ryan 4
    Brandon Walsh 6
  George Killington 4
    George Killington 6
  Ryan Hogarth 4
5   Dirk van Duijvenbode 6
  Jack Tweddell 5
4   Josh Payne 6
  Matthew Dicken 4
4   Josh Payne 6
  Tyson Hoefel 2
    Vincenzo Masciarelli 0
  Tyson Hoefel 6
4   Josh Payne 4
  Jack Tweddell 6
    Jack Tweddell 6
  Aaron Knox 3
    Jack Tweddell 6
  Shaun Narain 2
    Shaun Narain 6
  Dan Dean 3
  Keegan Brown 6
2   Rowby-John Rodriguez 4
2   Rowby-John Rodriguez 6
  John Seagrave 1
2   Rowby-John Rodriguez 6
  Tom Sykes 0
    Tom Sykes 6
  Eric Pedley 4
2   Rowby-John Rodriguez 6
  Ben Songhurst 3
    Amit Gilitwala 0
  Jake Patchett 6
    Jake Patchett 5
  Ben Songhurst 6
    Ben Songhurst 6
  Dan Read 4
2   Rowby-John Rodriguez 6
  Dean Reynolds 2
7   Benito van de Pas 4
  Jimmy Hendriks 6
    Jimmy Hendriks 6
  Rees Hall 2
    Anthony West 5
  Rees Hall 6
    Jimmy Hendriks 3
  Dean Reynolds 6
    Lee Whitworth 2
  Dean Reynolds 6
    Dean Reynolds 6
  Mike Zuijdwijk 5
    Dan Lauby Jr 3
  Mike Zuydwijk 6
2   Rowby-John Rodriguez 6
3   Kurt Parry 3
6   Reece Robinson 6
  Rhys Hayden 3
6   Reece Robinson 6
  Martin Schindler 4
    Curtis Turner 1
  Martin Schindler 6
6   Reece Robinson 6
  Dimitri van den Bergh 3
    Paddy Meaney 5
  Dimitri van den Bergh 6
    Dimitri van den Bergh 6
  Nicholas Day 1
    Nicholas Day 6
  Sam Head 2
6   Reece Robinson 3
3   Kurt Parry 6
3   Kurt Parry 6
    Andrew Ryan 2
3   Kurt Parry 6
  Lewis Venes 1
    Lewis Venes 6
  Dean Finn 5
3   Kurt Parry 6
  Cain Unwin 4
    Justin Webers 6
  John de Kruijf 5
    Justin Webers 1
  Cain Unwin 6
    Cain Unwin 6
  James Thompson 5

ReferencesEdit