JDC: Leighton Bennett hits highest ever tour average with 112.7 on way to fourth title of the season in Chorlton

Leighton Bennett set a new record on his way to winning a fourth title on the Junior Darts Corporation (JDC) tour this season in Chorlton on Saturday.

The BDO world youth champion, who recently reached the semi-finals of the German Open, won Event 8, while Nathan Care pocketed his first JDC title in Event 7.

Blackburn’s Care, 14, came through three last-leg deciders en route to the title, including a 4-3 win over Luke Littler in the semi-finals, before seeing off Henry Coates 5-1 in the final.

Later in the day, Bennett won the second tournament on offer, and dropped just two legs in doing so, recording whitewash wins against Jack Boardman (4-0) in the last four and then Mitchell Leeming (5-0) in the final.

But it was in his quarter-final victory over Littler where the 13-year-old impressed the most, posting a 112.7 average, the highest ever on the JDC tour since its formation in 2015.

Picture: JDC

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: