Wednesday, June 3, 2020

INTERVIEW – Labanauskas reflects on rise after reaching top 50 in PDC Order of Merit: “I was not expecting to be in such a high position”

Darius Labanauskas is a player who has been firmly on the rise since he joined the PDC in 2018 where after competing in the PDC World Championship defeating Raymond van Barneveld, he then claimed a Tour Card at 2019 PDC European Q-School. Since then he has gone on to reach the top 50 in only […]

Darius Labanauskas is a player who has been firmly on the rise since he joined the PDC in 2018 where after competing in the PDC World Championship defeating Raymond van Barneveld, he then claimed a Tour Card at 2019 PDC European Q-School.

Since then he has gone on to reach the top 50 in only just over a year on the tour with that massively helped by an under the radar run at the 2020 PDC World Championship where he reached the Quarter-Finals losing out to Michael van Gerwen.

‘Lucky D’ caught up with DartsNews during the Coronavirus break and gave his thoughts on his season so far up to this point including a change to his equipment which he believes he is seeing the rewards from.

“I am happy with the start of the new season. I have had better results after 8 events than I had last year, also I have qualified for the 3rd Euro Tour (last year I qualified for the 5th). After 8 years playing with slim shape flights I moved to different shape flights and after long hours of practice I can now say that this decision was good – my results are getting better. It was also very nice to be nominated for PDC Best Newcomer,” said Labanauskas to DartsNews.com.

He also reflected on that run at the World Championship and he said that as good as it was, he is looking forward now to hopefully further progress.

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