Noel Grant was victorious when winning the Midland Area Play Offs of the Winmau World Master. Matt Padgett of Nottinghamshire also won through with both players taking out some formidable opposition along the way. In the Ladies section Diane Nash of Cambridgeshire won through after a tough battle against County Team Mate Sandra Greatbatch. In the Youth Boys Section Ollie King of Norfolk won through from a small field with a win over Warwickshires Adam Paxton. The Youth Girls section was won by Laura Bowley of Warwickshire with a final defeat over Courtney Hine also of Warwickshire
We are holding this event in the name of the Late Dennis stokes who sadly passed away this week on the request of Gill Poole we are raising money for the hospital that looked after Dennis for the last 3 years they need a new family room and this event is aimed at getting them this room there will be a host of PDC and BDO darts on the stage on this night so please come along and make this a great night in the name of Dennis
Date is to be December 10th 2016.
The Crown at Erdington Tyburn Road Erdington Birmingham.
Gold tables are £150 for 8 people with food plater meet and greet the players from 6pm and have pictures with them
Silver tickets are £10 from 7pm
Kyle Anderson (confirmed)
Chris mason (confirmed)
Nigel Heydon (confirmed)
Dave honey Snr (confirmed)
Matt “prime time” Edgar (confirmed)
Nick “the hero” Fulwell (confirmed)
Prakash Jiwa (confirmed)
Mark Hylton (confirmed)
Charity challenge matches
Kyle Anderson v Wayne pep
Sean casey Poole (booked and confirmed)
John Folwer (booked and confirmed)
Gold tables sold so far
1. Dave morty
2. Terry Bellamy
3. Paul and the lads from the Dukes
4. Mrs Tibbetts (Gill Poole)
5. Poole family
6. Chris millward
7. Jamie Carter (sponsor of a player)
8. Lance Hackett
The County were very saddened today with the news that their former player Edwina Holdsworth had passed away. Edwina had been in a long fight against the dreaded Cancer after being diagnosed two years ago. Such a brave battle. All our thoughts are with the family at this sad time. RIP to a lovely lady.
The County started their season in the worst possible way with a hefty 23-13 defeat at the hands of Champions Yorkshire. Always a difficult fixture for any County but to start your season off with that is a tough act. Ladies B had two winners in their section with Marian Conway and Lady of the Match Denise Keyte. Only three winners in the Mens B with Rob Hawker, Mangal Singh and the Man of the Match Ian McFarlane on his return to County Darts. That was the end of a very tough day for the Bears but with a little bit of luck we may have had a few more points. 13-5 down overnight the Ladies A had to scrap for their two points as Yorkshire seemed to be pulling out all the stops. Wins came from Donna Pinch and Lady of the Match the New Ladies Manager Sue Gulliver. Mens A got off to a disastrous start with only one win form the first six with Mark Westgarth taking a fine win. However a back six for the County where we gained all but one of the games with wins from Noel Grant, Bobby Nixon, Antony Allen, Mark Strong and Man of the MatchNigel Heydon on his return to the County stage with a 32.32. The A side were superb throughout and maybe could and should have taken a few more but a running average of 27.56 is impressive to say the least. Onto the next battle with newly promoted Nottinghamshire.
The County today secured a further one year deal with its shirt Sponsor the Sportsman Management Company. We have been associated with the company for the past three years where we have both enjoyed a very successful time in the darting world. The Company which has many players under their management have been at the top end of their game with results that show its immense strength within and its management style. Mark Elkin said on behalf of the company that he was delighted to continue to support the County and wished it every success in the new season and further seasons. The County wish to state their appreciation to the company and wished them continued success.
The County were very saddened to hear today of the passing of Dennis Stokes. Dennis was a former official of the County over a number of years. One of the first MCs for the County, also doing stints for other Counties within the region. Dennis over the last 15 years had also concentrated on promoting the game with local and regional Open Darts Events which were greatly appreciated by the many players that supported them. Our deepest sympathies to all the family, Gill, Bev and Chris at this sad time. RIP Dennis.
STOKESEY FUNERAL DETAILS
The funeral of our much loved and solely missed Stokesey will take place on
Tuesday 2nd August 1 pm at
Yardley Crem Yardley Road B25 8NA. Followed by refreshment and a buffet at The Crown at Olton 2 Masons Close B92 7JE.
No Flowers at Den’s request but donations in lieu of flowers for The Air Ambulance.
The Gold Cup Finals day is upon us with a new venue the Event City in Manchester this saturday. The day will be a great day of darts with Counties now having the option of sending Four Mens Singles, Two Ladies Singles, Two Mens Pairs and One Ladies Pairs. The event will also be streamed live on the BDO Youtube Channel. We wish the following players the best of luck on the day:
Jamie Hughes, Dickie Foster, Carl Green and Mark Westgarth – Mens Singles.
Trina Gulliver and Sue Gulliver – Ladies Singles
Tommy Ryan/ Dean Stewart, Mark Strong/ Mark Westgarth – Mens Pairs.
Donna Pinch/ Lisa Deslandes – Ladies Pairs.
For Draw Details – http://www.bdodarts.com/
Following the resignation of Margaret Fish as Ladies Team Manager the County today announced the appointment of Sue Gulliver as her replacement, whilst Gill Poole resigned as Ladies Superleague Secretary Maria Collins was appointed today as her successor. We wish to thank Gill and Margaret for their services once again and wish Sue and Maria every success in their roles within the County.