John Norman Jnr tasted success in the second qualifying event for the North American Championship and the PDC US Darts Masters. The Canadian came through a strong field to confirm his place in the last eight of the North American Championship and the US Masters on the Mandalay Bay stage on Thursday and Friday.
In the final, Norman Jnr had to overturn a 3-1 deficit as the Canadian battled back brilliantly as well as surviving a number of match darts in a narrow 4-3 success over Joseph Huffman. The Canadian got off to a great start as he piled in a 13-darter to take the opening leg before Huffman produced a trio of solid legs to move 3-1 to the good as he moved closer to the finishing line.
En route to the final, Norman Jnr saw off some big names including the likes of David Cameron 4-2 (101.6), Elliot Milk 4-2 (80.3), Dan Lauby Snr 4-2 (82), Chuck Puleo 4-2 (83.3) & Kiley Edmunds 4-3 (76.5).
Over the course of the event, Norman Jnr piled in seven maximums, and averaged 83.47 over the seven matches that he played. It caps off a great opening day at Mandalay Bay which earlier seen DJ Sayre take the first qualifying event.
North American Championship
Kiley Edmunds 4-0 Jim Long
John Norman Jnr 4-2 Chuck Puleo
Joseph Huffman 4-0 Gary Mawson
Chris Lim 4-0 Shawn Burt
John Norman Jnr 4-3 Kiley Edmunds
Joseph Huffman 4-2 Chris Lim
John Norman Jnr 4-3 Joseph Huffman
Image : Lawrence Lustig / PDC