Jose De Sousa makes history at Players Championship 23 in Barnsley

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Jose De Sousa made history by Being the first Portuguese winner of a PDC Occasion at Players Championship 23 in Barnsley on Tuesday.

De Sousa, who won a PDC Tour Card in January for the first time, made a series of impressive shows to reach his ProTour closing in three months.
There, the Darts Open quarter-finalist outplayed world number seven Gerwyn Price to maintain a stunning hit that was 8-1 on a day for Portuguese darts.
“This is a fantasy for me, I am so, so very happy,” said an emotional De Sousa. “I have fought for 25 years ahead of time here and in the beginning I can accomplish this. Prove that I can play like these and it is great for me to play against the top players in the world.
“That is a bonus for me to continue my job and I think I can beat everyone if I continue to play this way”
De Sousa’s day started with a 102.5 typical at a 6-4 win over Nathan Rafferty, before successes over Steve Beaton, Ryan Meikle and John Henderson followed.
The 45-year-old subsequently maintained a leg triumph over Jermaine Wattimena, which he followed up with a triumph over Peter Wright in the semi-finals.
A one-piece closing saw De Sousa typical 95.7 into Price’s 84.8, as the Welshman fought to obtain the form which saw him defeat Rob Cross, Adrian Lewis and Glen Durrant sooner in the day.
The top prize improves De Sousa’s hopes of a World Grand Prix debut in October, while it was a significant day for Martin Schindler, as the young German attained his ProTour.
It’s not very long to wait patiently till darts is back to Sky Sports, the World Grand Prix gets underway Sunday, October 6 in Dublin’s Citywest Arena and seven days of policy continues until the closing on Saturday.

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