Josh Rock European Tour Winner

First Euro Tour Title For Rocky

A huge congratulations to Team Mission's Josh Rock on winning the Dutch Darts Championship on Sunday night.

'Rocky' beat former Premier League champion Jonny Clayton 8-4 in the final in Rosmalen to clinch his first European Tour title.

It's a second PDC ranking title for the Northern Irishman, who had lost to Clayton in his only previous European Tour final in April 2023, but avenged that result in style to take home the £30,000 top prize.

‚ÄúThis is the biggest win of my career, 100%,‚ÄĚ Rock said. ‚ÄúI haven‚Äôt had very good luck against Jonny in finals.

“He beat me on the ProTour and in Graz (in 2023), but I felt really confident coming into this final.

“I said this weekend I was here to win the tournament. I have lost in so many finals, but I keep believing that I will win, and obviously today I proved that I can.

‚ÄúI have always said my next one was going to be a major title and that‚Äôs my main focus, but I have proved that I can win on the big stage now.‚ÄĚ

Rock’s run to the title saw him start the weekend with a 104 average in a 6-3 win over Dirk van Duijvenbode in the second round.

He began Sunday’s action with a 6-5 victory over Cameron Menzies in the last 16, before producing another 100-plus average in a 6-3 success against Gerwyn Price.

Rock got past recent European Tour winner Martin Schindler 7-3 in the semi-finals, and from 4-4 in the final with Clayton he reeled off the next four legs without reply to secure the title.

Picture: Jonas Hunold/PDC Europe

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