Jamie Hughes continued his great run of form when taking the Jersey Classic crown over this last weekend. Jamie defeated Jim Williams of Wales in the semi final to set up a clash with Scott Waites in the final where he won by the odd leg out of Nine. Jamie was also unlucky not to make it a double over the weekend when bowing out at the semi final stage in the Jersey Open.
The Bears came back from a dissapointing result to claim a cracking victory in their re-arranged fixture over Cheshire. This game was brought forward due to the World Cup clashing with the original date set for the fixtures. Ladies B got off to a solid start taking three of the first four with Lisa Whitmore taking the LOM award with a 19.03. Eventual result was a 3-3 draw after two losses. Mens B kicked off well and many games showed a great quality on the day, Matt Edgar hitting the highest average with a 32.58. This coming with a 8-4 victory to see us 11-7 up overnight. Another 3-3 draw for the Ladies A with Trina Gulliver taking the award 22.43. Natalie Gilbert with a cracking 137 finish to claim her match along with Sue Gulliver the other victors. Mens A stormed into a 4-0 lead only for Cheshire to calim some tough battles, Dean Stewart was the match award winner with a 30.36. An 8-4 victory saw the County take a 22+3 – 14 victory. Onwards and Upwards again when we are entertained by Lincolnshire at the end of November.
The County were at a big loss today as Lil Roberts passed away after a series of illness. Lil will be remembered in the early days as a player with the County only to later become an official for which she held various positions. Very sad news to us all as Lil was very much loved as was her husband Dennis. Rest In Peace LIL.
Funeral Details are as follows
Friday 23rd October 2015. 10am
Sandwell Valley Crematorium Newton Road, West Bromwich, West Midlands B71 3SX
Donations Only. No Flowers. Donations to go to Macmillan Nurses.
The Bears suffered their second loss of the season when they visited Cornwall. A case of missed doubles seemed to be the order of the weekend with Ladies and Men finding themselves in strong positions but to then fail in hitting that vital last dart. Kerry Bambridge completed a great 3-0 win and LOM with a 20.31 in the Ladies B 3 3 draw, other winners were Kat Spanswick and Melanie Hill. Carl Green took the MOM when on last of the 12 with a superb 28.56. Others victorious were Antony Allen, Tommy McGlone and Luke Kennedy. Trina and Sue Gulliver were the only winners in a 4-2 loss for the Ladies A whilst the Mens A managed to grab a 7-5 win which on paper looked like being a bigger margin. Jamie Hughes again taking the MOM with a 31.59. The County now has a tough task ahead and starting in two weeks time with a rearranged fixture versus Cheshire.
Jamie Hughes toom the full honours in this years annual Warwickshire Mens Superleague Open in front of 67 other entries. A total payout of £400 was achieved on the night which for a local Open is very impressive. Hughes of Bham Hillyfields took the Final with a win over Nuneaton and Bedworth’s Dean Sanders by a 4-0 scoreline. Both players had a tough task in the Semi Finals with Dean Stewart and Mark Strong respectively.
Winner = Jamie Hughes. Runner Up= Dean Sanders.
Semis = Dean Stewart Bham Hillyfields, Mark Strong Brandon.
Last 8 Mike McFall Bham Kingstanding, Graham Hall Stratford, Ted Evetts Stockton Nelson, Tom Martin Whitnash.
The Bears once suffered a hefty defeat in their first clash of the new season at the hands of the Champions Yorkshire. Two heavy losses in the Ladies Sections put paid to the County with them only ammassing one win from the Ladies out of a total of 12. Wendy Adams was the sole winner from the Ladies with a 19.03. The Mens Sections both could and should have had more but the B lads took a 6-6 draw with Ted Evetts excelling with a 29.70 average. The Mens A losing out by a 7-5 scoreline with Jamie Hughes kicking his season off with a 30.11. A 24-12 loss overall. Next is a long distance trip to Cornwall where it is hoped the County can bounce back with a good win themselves.
Jamie Hughes proved his worrth again winning his fourth overseas ranking title when winning the Swedish Open over the weekend. Winning the title with a 6-1 scoreline over the Dutch youngster Ryan De Vreede. Jamie again pushes himself further up the world rankings with this victory. Congratulations Jamie.
The first County Match of the new season will feature a fund raising half hour with brave the shave. Kaya Holdsworth is braving the shave on the day with all proceeds going towards Cancer Research. Great cause from Kaya and one that her Mother Edwina will be extremely proud of. Well Done Kaya we look forward to the day. Any person wishing to donate to Kaya’s cause please follow the link below.
Well all at the fixture on the Saturday witnessed a very brave act with Kaya completing her act with many of her family and friends in attendance. They wish to thank all that donated on the day from Warwickshire Darts and also Yorkshire Darts with a total raised of £330.15. Very well done al and especially Kaya.
The British Pentathlon title went to the Counties very own Jamie Hughes. Jamie winning in style with a total points tally of 467, fending off the challenge of John Walton and Martin Adams. The title over the years has an array of the great names within the sport. Well done to Jamie from all at the County.
Trina Gulliver came away from Selsey having a very succesful weekend. Finishing in the last four of the England National Singles losing out to Anca Zillstra by the odd leg, winning the Pairs with current World Champion Lisa Ashton and then losing out in the Open Singles to a very in-form Fallon Sherrock. Many games saw Trina blasting in high averages with some high scoring and precise finishing. Trina in this sort of form spells trouble for all the Ladies on the circuit.