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Brothers in arms clash in Cologne
BROTHERLY love will be firmly put to one side if Chris Aubrey and Jack Tweddell clash at the third event of the PDC Youth Tour season in Germany.
The brothers are the only two Swindon representatives at the event at the Ramada Hotel in Cologne, with two tournaments tomorrow and a further one on Sunday.
The pair regularly practise together with both getting their fair share of wins, but if they draw each other in Germany 20-year-old Aubrey will do all he can to make sure he gets the better of his 17-year-old sibling.
“It would be a bit weird if we played each other in one of the tournaments, but it would be fun too,” Aubrey said.
“We play a lot together in practice and he wins his fair share of matches, but as I am older I need to make sure he doesn’t get the better of me.
“Jack knows how good he is and a lot of people know how good he is, but sometimes he just needs to take a bit more time when he throws.
“For some people, throwing quickly works, but others need to take a little bit more time.”
Last time Aubrey played in Germany he stormed to the quarter finals of the German Darts Classic in October last year, and is hoping for a repeat performance this time around.
“Hopefully Germany will prove to be my lucky place because I have been there once before and played very well to reach the quarter finals,” he said.
“I am looking forward to getting out there and getting going because last weekend was the best I have played for a long time.
“There are a lot of positives I can take, especially from the match with Colin Lloyd because I won four legs with 100 plus finishes, and hit a few 180s.
“Now I just need to make sure I take it into the Youth Tour matches and win my first event.”
Aubrey believes a good start could bring him the success he craves, after losing in the first round of both tournaments on the opening day of the last Youth Tour event.
“I really do need to start getting off to a flyer at the events, because that gives you confidence to go on and do well in the rest of the events.
“I started badly last time, and it left me having to catch up.”