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DARTS: Tweddell wins battle of the Swindon brothers
SWINDON youngster Jack Tweddell was happy to come out on top in the ‘battle of the brothers’ despite the fact neither he or Chris Aubrey were able to produce their best darts.
The two brothers were drawn against each other in the preliminary round of the second PDC Challenge Tour event in Reading on Saturday, after neither had been able to pick up prize money in the first event of the day.
The pair have spent hours practicing together over the years but had never met on the PDC circuit, and despite admitting the clash was far from a classic Tweddell was pleased to progress to the next round with a 4-3 win.
“We had a bit of a laugh and joke about it after the draw had been made, but when we played we both didn’t really perform and it wasn’t a great game at all,” he said.
“I scored well at the start of the legs and then not at the end, and I had chances to beat him 4-1 but it ended up being 4-3 so I could have won it a lot easier.
“I don’t think either of us really deserved to win it but I’m glad I did because this was the first time we have played each other in the PDC.
“We would rather be on the over half of the draw to each other to be honest so that we can meet in the final and get what we can out of the weekends.
“To play each other in the first round is as bad is it can get because we travel together and the loser can’t leave.
“Chris told me I deserved to win but neither of us were that happy because it wasn’t a good game at all.”
After beating his brother Tweddell went on to play another Swindon player in Craig Cox, with the son of main PDC tour player Mark Cox eventually taking the victory to ensure he won £50 in prize money.
“I didn’t really play very well in the first competition before I lost to Billy Holmes, and that wasn’t great because I couldn’t hit a double,” Tweddell said.
“But after beating Chris it was a bit funny really because I ended up playing another friend, Craig Cox, and he played very well and I was pretty rubbish.
“He managed to win some prize money which was good because he’s a good young player.”
Cox eventually lost 4-1 in the next round to Ben Ward but still picked up £50, the same amount as Swindon teenager Lewis Hackett who reached round two of event one before also losing to Ward.
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