Twelve-year-old Leighton Bennett denies PDC stars to win Cambridgeshire Open

Jamie Shaw 20 Aug 2018
Bennett claimed the lucrative £1,000 winner's cheque (credit:PDC)

A new darting star was born as 12-year-old Leighton Bennett picked up the 2018 Cambridgeshire Open title on Sunday.

Lincolnshire-based Bennett fended off a clutch of PDC and BDO professionals in a field of 101 players to scoop the £1,000 top prize and announce himself as a potential star of the future.

Bennett, who made his senior county debut in February 2017 aged just 11, whitewashed PDC Development Tour player Rhys Hayden 5-0 in the final with an average of 82.59.

The youngster had defeated Ricky Evans 4-3 in the Semi-Finals, defying a 92 average from the world number 57.



UK Open semi-finalist David Pallett was among the PDC players in action and he came agonisingly close to perfection, missing double 18 for a nine-dart finish.

The Ladies final saw Casey Gallagher continue her fine run of form by defeating Deta Hedman 4-2 in the final.


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