After a break of almost four months, Dirk van Duijvenbode was allowed to return to England in July to play some PDC ranking tournaments.
The PDC Summer Series took place in Milton Keynes . This event consisted of five consecutive Players Championship tournaments. Van Duijvenbode came through the first round four times and once made the last sixteen, in which he lost to Nathan Aspinall .
Looking back at the PDC Summer Series, Van Duijvenbode has mixed feelings. The goal was reached, but according to him a better result was possible.
“I set myself the goal of winning three thousand pounds of prize money so as not to fall behind the various rankings. That worked out at 3500 pounds. But looking back on that, I didn’t feel – except one day – that my opponent was better than me. Maybe a bit of a match practice that I missed then, ” said Van Duijvenbode in an interview with DartsNews.
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