After a week of disappointment at the Darts World Cup – Van den Berg was knocked out in the quarter-finals with Kim Hebrechts – the Belgian darts number 1 seed had something to put in the right direction.
At the Dutch Darts Masters, Van den Berg was allowed to search for his second World Cup of the month, after his overall victory in Denmark. The draw was not in favor of our compatriot, because for the crowded ZiggoDome in Amsterdam he would only face Dutch opponents.
Ron Mullenkamp and Jermaine Watimina were in a smooth warm-up, and Danny Neubert – who knocked out favorite Michael Van Gerwin in the opening round – became the first real test in the semi-finals.
But dancing Demi immediately snatched Nobert by the throat in the semi-finals and didn’t release his prey anymore. Averaged nearly 104 and 170 eliminations along the way, he quickly took the final: 7-2.
With the colorful Dirk van Duijvenbode, he faced the crowd favorite. The Dutch audience en masse rallied behind The Aubergenius, and van den Berg was regularly giving a concert. But our compatriot let it get to his heart: with dominant arrows he advanced at 4-0.
Van Duijvenbode averaged a 94 and Van den Bergh, on the other hand, had a talented day and scored again with a 104 average and 53% exit percentage to an 8-2 win. He was left with 20,000 pounds from winning the championship.
With two prestigious championship victories, Van den Bergh can confidently go into the summer. The confidence was also welcomed, because dancing Demi is having a very important month.
The global match is scheduled for the end of July. Van den Berg won the first championship two years ago, catapulting himself to the top ranks of the world rankings.
But the points won after that expire next month, because the world ranking is determined on the basis of prize money collected over two years. Thus, Van den Berg has plenty of points to defend in July. With poor performance in the match, our compatriot might drop out of the top 16.
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