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Surrey’s Dave Parletti produced an impressive display to see off William O’Connor. Photo: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Surrey’s Dave Parletti produced an impressive display to see off William O’Connor in a convincing 5-2 win over the Irishman.

The British Darts Organisation world no.4 showed moments of composure, perseverance and real quality to record a ‘memorable’ victory on his debut at the Grand Slam of Darts. Qualification to the last 16 was a tough, tough ask in terms of the permutations, but it was overall – a very solid display from Parletti.

Following the win, Parletti admitted that he’s thoroughly enjoyed the experience and admits that if he can gain more stage experience then his game will continue to improve.

“With Gary, I didn’t get a chance – he hit 5/6 (on the doubles) and then Darren (Webster) killed me with the 125 checkout,” Parletti told Tungsten Tales. “That’s just how cutthroat it is, if you get a chance you have to take it. If you don’t, then you’re going to get hurt.


“I’m happy with the way my game’s going and for me there’s a lot more to do. If I was playing more often, then I’d definitely up my game. I know that I can produce high averages, in the BDO we all have jobs, I’m a father, I’m a postman, the kids are up early in a morning and you don’t really find much time to practise.

“I’ve put a lot of effort in over the last few days to make sure that I don’t make myself look like an idiot on stage because obviously when you’re playing against these top players, you want to look good. I don’t think that I disgraced myself, I’m just glad that I was able to stick in there a little bit.”

On the event as a whole and looking forward to the BDO World Championship in January, Parletti admitted that his first win on stage was ‘massive’.

“I’m glad I’ve got that win and I can really kick on now. Hopefully I can make a big push for the o2. I’ve put a lot of effort, a lot of time and a lot of money into last year because I sponsor myself, so I’m hoping to kick on at the o2 and bring that title home.”

In terms of tasting the PDC for the first time and the possibility of attending Qualifying School in January, Parletti added: “I’ve got nothing but admiration for these players. If I was able to do this professionally, playing with them week in, week out then I probably won’t be as soppy as I am now. Who knows? I just want to get the World Championship out of the way and then we’ll see what happens after that.”

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