Wednesday, 29 May 2013
DartsLive Stage 2
SCOTT KIRCHNER won his second DARTSLIVE event of 2013 with triumph in Stage Two of DARTSLIVE - THE WORLD in Hong Kong.
Kirchner followed up March's win in the SUPER DARTS event by coming through the 128-player field of over 20 nationalities to win £8,500 in prize money.
American Kirchner, the number one seed for the event, defeated Singapore's legendary Paul Lim 3-0 in the final of the event, and also saw off Japanese soft darts star Mitsumasa Hoshino by the same scoreline in the semis.
"I am playing very well right now," said a delighted Kirchner. "I have been playing in tournaments for the past two months and have been finishing very well.
"My motivation was to win a stage of The World and I work hard everyday to achieve my goal. I cannot thank DARTSLIVE enough for giving us players the opportunity to play in these great events."
Lim, a former soft darts champion who returned to the PDC World Championship stage last December, also overcame Japanese opposition in the semis as he defeated Takehiro Suzuki.
DARTSLIVE - THE WORLD is the world's biggest soft-tip tournament, offering over £300,000 in prize money across eight stages and the Grand Final, which will be held on December 14-15 in Hong Kong and contested by the top 100 ranked players.
Stage Three will be held in La Rochelle, France on June 15-16, where a 256-player field will compete alongside over 7,000 players who will be contesting the DARTSLIVE French League Finals on the same weekend.
DARTSLIVE - THE WORLD
Soft Darts World Championship 2013
Stage Two, May 26 – i Darts Club, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.
Scott Kirchner 3–0 Mitsumasa Hoshino
Paul Lim 3–1 Takehiro Suzuki
Scott Kirchner 3–0 Paul Lim
Stage Three - June 16, France
Stage Four - July 14, Korea
Stage Five - August 25, TBA
Stage Six - September 21, USA
Stage Seven - October 13, Hong Kong
Stage Eight - November 3, Hong Kong
Grand Final - Dec 14-15, Hong Kong