“I wasn’t high enough up the rankings to qualify for the Ally Pally qualification at the time, but after the weekend I am in. Hopefully I can keep this up to the end of the season”
CAMERON MENZIES admits it’s all about the top 64 after a strong weekend in Jena.
The Muirkirk ace delivered vital wins over Darius Labanauskas and Peter Wright in the German Open to push him up the rankings.
On-form Menzies, 34, eventually lost out to Danny Noppert but his performances suggest a positive end to the year.
He said: “I’ve been playing well this year as in averages but the results haven’t been happening.
“Last week in the ProTour it was the highest average I’ve ever had. I also played well at the weekend in Germany. It wasn’t great darts but the wins I needed.
“I wasn’t high enough up the rankings to qualify for the Ally Pally qualification at the time, but after the weekend I am in. Hopefully I can keep this up to the end of the season.”
Menzies beat Diogo Portela in the Worlds last year before losing out to Vincent Van der Voort. He knows that reaching London again will be crucial for his future.
He continued: “The aim is obviously just to keep the tour card, this is now my second year.
“So it’s just about staying in the top 64. Then hopefully up to 50 but top 32 is the ultimate aim.
“There’s not many players who do a Josh Rock and go straight up the rankings that quickly.
“I’m 62nd at the moment. There’s a lot of guys above me losing money and a lot of guys below me winning money. At the moment it’s quite tight.
“If I make the World Championship I should be safe. Hopefully I can now kick on and make the last few weeks stress free.
“Two or three wins at the Ally Pally can change your career, that’s happened to a few people so I hope it can do the same for me.”
By Phil Lanning