Jeffrey de Zwaan becomes the latest Dutchman to team up with darting giants Unicorn Darts. The ‘Black Cobra’ who recently tasted success over in Wigan on Sunday evening as he claimed his very first PDC ranking title as he won PDC Players Championship 10 joins a huge company in Unicorn who’ve been at the top of the darts manufacturer tree for over 80 years.
On Tuesday morning, Unicorn released a statement regarding the signing of De Zwaan :
Talented Dutch ace Jeffrey de Zwaan is the latest young star to join Team Unicorn.
In what is fast becoming his breakthrough year, De Zwaan sensationally won his first senior PDC title as he swept to victory at Players Championship 10 to confirm his arrival in the elite of world darts.
For Unicorn, the capture of De Zwaan is seen as another significant investment in the future of the sport. “I am thrilled to be joining the best team in darts and to sign as I win my first big title makes it even more special for me,” he said.
The young Dutch ace edged out Welshman Jonny Clayton in a last leg decider to win his maiden senior title in Wigan.
It has all happened for De Zwaan in 2018. He caused one of THE shocks of the year when he dumped World No.1 Michael van Gerwen out of the UK Open Finals in Minehead. He only won a Tour Card in the tough environment of Q School in January.
‘The Black Cobra’ then reached two Pro Tour Finals in quick succession….a UK Open qualifier and a Players Championship and he lost both finals to now Unicorn stablemate Gary Anderson.
He is on course for a place in the world’s top 50 and a prized place back at the World Championship. But this is only the start for the 22-year-old who is already making great strides in the world of darts. He has already raced up to 67th in the world rankings in a matter of months.
“It is a big moment in my life to sign for Unicorn and win at the Players Championship. It is an amazing feeling that Unicorn have confidence in me and I promise I won’t let anybody down!”
De Zwaan’s rapid no-nonsense style is the key to his success as he sticks to his darting principles and the success will surely come over the next decade.
People got a glimpse of what was to come in 2012 when De Zwaan beat Belgium’s Kenny Neyens to win the World Youth Masters crown.
Team Unicorn Player Liaison Matt Rankin, pictured with Jeffrey, said: “We have kept a close eye on Jeffrey since he played so well against Michael Smith at the 2016 World Championship. He has made a fantastic start to the year and securing his signature is incredibly pleasing for us. He is an exciting talent and it will be great to work with him over the coming years.”
He has also played at the Grand Slam and is on course to qualify for both the World Matchplay and World Grand Prix.
One of a growing number of Dutch starlets to breakthrough, Jeffrey de Zwaan looks set to make a big name for himself.
Source : Unicorn Darts
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