Robbie Green continues to impress in the PDC as he qualified for the BetVictor World Matchplay in two weeks at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, Green had to reach at least the last 8 at PC11 in Barnsley yesterday to overtake Rowby-John Rodriguez in the last spot for the matchplay.
Green reached the quarter finals losing out narrowly to Kim Huybrechts 6-5 after missing match darts, the only way he could of not got into the matchplay was if Cristo Reyes reached the final, Reyes lost out in the semi final to Joe Cullen, the highlight of his day though was without doubt his last 32 clash with Jermaine Wattimena, the dutchman was 5-0 up on Green, but then the liverpudlian won 6 legs on the spin to earn a 6-5 victory.
Green has had a phenomenal year compared to his first year in the PDC, though it must be said he had his injury concerns last year and after several operations he seems to be finding his form, Green Had 3 injections, accupunture physio and 7 weeks without throwing a dart which included his wife Ruth having to hide his darts so he wasnt tempted to play,he had torn the tendon and rest was the best cure.
This year was far better for Green after reaching his first PDC semi finals in Players Championship events 3 and 5 in Barnsley, picking up over £13,000 on the pro tour alone.
Green also on friday qualified for the next 2 European Tour events The International Darts Open and the European Darts Trophy.
This will be Green’s first visit to the World Matchplay for 12 years he will be looking to carry on his form from the last six months capable of beating anyone on his day.