Brynmor’s Achievements!

Back in May this year Brynmor attended trials in Chepstow with boys from across Wales who were playing for a place on the JDC (Junior Darts Corporation) team to represent Wales in the 2019 JDC World Cup and World Championships. The trials went well and Brynmor was one of five boys to qualify on the day, with the remaining five being chosen over the following weeks.

On September 23rd Brynmor flew out to Gibraltar ready for three days of darts playing against the best players from across the world. The first tournament was the World Cup where twenty six teams representing sixteen nations battled for the prestigious title; the venue being the brand new rugby club at Europa Point which boasts views over to North Africa. Brynmor represented the Wales A team who beat Canada and Ireland B, and narrowly lost to Denmark in the group stages to secure a last 16 place. They were then drawn against the very talented Gibraltar A team with their match taking place on centre stage and being live streamed – just to add to the pressure (this match can be viewed on Youtube). Wales were 3-0 down when Brynmor played his singles game, he won 2-0 to keep Wales in the game but Gibraltar were on top form and won the next match to knock Wales out of the competition. Brynmor had a fantastic run winning all his matches throughout the whole team event.

The next day saw the International Open competition where players played on an individual basis. Brynmor was drawn in an incredibly tough group and despite winning several legs and hitting the highest three dart average score across the whole competition, it was a New Zealander who was to top the group and go through to the knock out stages.

third day saw the World Championships take place. Losing a whole night’s sleep earlier in the week whilst travelling, and the intensity of playing long tough matches, and when not playing, scoring the other games, seemed to take its toll on the Welsh lads with none of them getting further than the last 32. There were some very close battles against older and more experienced players – the Welsh team gave their very best and gained valuable experience along the way. They also got to meet the current World Number 1, Michael Van Gerwen, as well as several other famous players who were in Gibraltar ready for the PDC event.

On October 24th Brynmor again represented Wales, this time for the BDO (British Darts Organisation) youth team at the World Masters and World Youth Qualifiers in Grays in Essex. The original draw for the Masters saw him drawn against the #1 youth player in the world but after an impromptu redraw on the morning he was drawn against a well-respected English player who won the match and proceeded all the way to the quarters. The Youth Qualifier competition saw Brynmor drawn against the Gibraltan #1 but he gave him a good run for his money, eventually losing 4-2.
There are no internationals until next spring now so Brynmor will continue to play in Lampeter Town Darts League, Bedlam Junior Darts Academy and West Wales County Youth team, hopefully gaining valuable experience in order to fight for a place on the national team again in 2020.

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