Superleague Results

The Mens and Ladies Superleagues have now been completed for the season. The Mens winners being Coventry Bishopsgate with them also taking the KO Cup Crown. The Ladies was won this year by Cubbington with Coventry Bishopsgate Ladies winnig the Ladies KO Cup.

We wish both Coventry Bishopsgate Men and Cubbington Ladies the very best at Rotherham for the Champions Cup.

Ladies Qualifying Round Up.

The Ladies Superleague has now completed the qualifying rounds of the BDO/ EDO Events for the year 2019.

The Winmau World Masters we already have Sue Gulliver who is currently amnogst the top 64 on the BDO Rankings List.

Qualifiers:

Sue Gulliver Direct to International Play Offs

Natalie Gilbert- Superleague Averages.

Donna Pinch- Superleague Averages.

Helen Rigg – County Qualifier

Caroline Pike- County Qualifier

The Lakeside Qualifiiers:

Wendy Adams – County Qualifier

BDO Gold Cup Singles:

Natalie Gilbert – County Qualifier

Denise Keyte – County Qualifier

BDO Gold Cup Pairs:

Natalie Gilbert/ Sue Gulliver – County Qualifiers

Warwickshire wish all these players the very best of Luck in their respective competitions.

Heydon retains six nations place

Nigel Heydon capped off a great week where he finished overall top Mens Player in the BICC when he was named in the Five man team for the England Six Nations team when they travel to Holland 21-23rd June 2019. He will be joined by Scott Mitchell, Daniel Day, Paul Milford and Martin Atkins (Lancs). Also Ladies, Maria O Brien, Lorraine Winstanley and Fallon Sherrock. Warwickshire will Nigel and all the team well.

Bears close out with defeat

The County closed out their 2018-2019 campaign with a defeat to nearby Northamptonshire, result being 19-17. This meant the Bears ended up with a fifth place finish once again.  Ladies B were looking to get back with it after a whitewash last match and came up with a 3-3 draw, wins from Kat Spanswick, Chloe McKivett and a LOM from Nina Bolt 19.78. Mens were also looking to gain more points than last match and they were also hed to a 6-6 draw. Wins from James Hykin, Mark Carter, Carl Green, Tom Martin, Rob Comben and a MOM from Karl Reynolds 26.18. 9-9 Overnight there was big hopes that the Bears could kick on and gain the main points but Northants had other ideas and took the Ladies A with a 4-2 win, Wendy Adams and Sue Gulliver LOM 21.80. Mens A were also held up after having a great season with wins from Steve Giddings who has now scored a great 6 wins from 6 games, Ian Shaw, Noel Grant, Tommy Aldridge, Steve Hine and a superb 31.31 MOM from Nigel Heydon. Nigel also completing 9 wins from the 9  games which has seen him take top spot on the BICC averages overall. Next year awaits us with West Midlands and Cheshire both relegated and Cornwall and Devon being promoted to the Premier Division.

Mens Qualifiying Round Up

The Mens Superleague has now completed the qualifying rounds of the BDO/ EDO Events for the year 2019.

The Winmau World Masters we already have Nigel Heydon who has qualified via the County Averages this season and also the fact he participated in the Lakeside World Championships earlier on in the year. Also Kevin Dowling and Ian McFarlane qualfy virtue of finishing the highest in the Superleague Averages.

Qualifiers:

Nigel Heydon Direct to International Play Offs

Kevin Dowling – Superleague Averages.

Ian McFarlane – Superleague Averages.

Mark Carter – County Qualifier

Antony Allen – County Qualifier

The Lakeside Qualifiiers:

Nigel Heydon – International Selection

Kevin Dowling – International Selection

Mark Strong – County Qualifier

BDO Gold Cup Singles:

Mark Carter – County Qualifier

Ian McFarlane – County Qualifier

Noel Grant – County Qualifier

Wayne Mynard – County Qualifier

BDO Gold Cup Pairs:

Ian McFarlane / Mark Carter – County Qualifiers

Antony Allen / Tom Martin – County Qualifiers

Warwickshire wish all these players the very best of Luck in their respective competitions.

Bears stars in England Victory.

Warwickshire Stars Kevin Dowling and Nigel Heydon were part of the victorious England Team that won the 40th British International Darts Championships held in Glenrothes Fife Scotland. Both games were very tense affairs with Wales drawing their match versus Scotland which left the weekend poised. England were finding things a little tough going 5-2 down at one point, but a last five having a resurgence winning four of them to gain a vital draw. Both bears players lost out, Kevin lost out John Williams Jones 4-3 with a 28+ average and Nigel hit a 26+ but missed doubles saw him lose out 4-2 to David Rogers. With the draw England found themselves at a -3 legs disadvantage going into their match with Scotland which meant a draw with a good + legs or a win which would allay that ruling. Kevin was on at five facing Alex Jeffreys and lost out again with a frustrating game in which doubles were missed aplenty. Nigel howevver put Engand in control with a performance that we have become expected to see hitting Scott Campbell 4-0 with a 29.91 ave, that left England 6-4 in front needing one more for the win which came in the final game of the day to complete the Championship. England Ladies had little trouble in winning their Championships with a fine 6-0 win over Wales and a 5-1 victory over Scotland. Former Bears star Trina Gulliver was star of the Ladies with two wins one being a high 28+. England Youth Boys also took top spot with an incredible performance from one of the Youth prospects Leighton Bennett hitting an amazing 35.79 ave. England Youth Girls lost out on Legs countback despite winning both games on the weekend.

Bears Suffer poor defeat

Warwickshire suffered a bad defeat in their latest BICC premier Division season where they were entertained by Hampshire.

Ladies B was a disaster with a 6-0 whitewash. Must say that we should have maybe gained a few of the games but the elusive doubles again hit the girls badly. Mens B were off to a flyer when going 3-0 up with wins from Tom Martin, James Hykin, and a MOM from Gareth Braham with a superb 29.47. However the Bears only gained two more wins from Rob Comben and Dave Hill.

13-5 the overnight scoreline looked worse than it actually was as the Ladies looked to kick start the day but again missed doubles saw us gain a 4-2 loss with wins from Natlie Gilbert and LOM Sue Gulliver 23.12. Mens A had been in great form this season and this continued with a great 8-4 win, wins from Ian McFarlane, Steve Giddings, Dean Stewart, Kevin Dowling, Charlie Symons, Jamie Atkins, Nigel Heydon and  an MOM from Steve Hine 27.79. Leaving the overall weekend score as a 21-15 loss.

The Bears now complete their season with a home fixture versus Northamptonshire.

County Gain Crucial victory

Warwickshire travelled to the valleys to take on a tough Glamorgan who sat one place above the Bears in 3rd Overall.

With the Ladies on to start as per normal a 4-2 defeat was the best that could be acheived as a Good Glamorgan Ladies got them off to the ideal start for the weekend, only winners for the bears were Helen Rigg and Marian Conway LOM 18.16. Mens B were also up against a tough side but got the weekend back in the favourof the Bears with a soild 8-4 victory with wins from Mark Strong, Simon Fairbrother, Rob Comben, Carl Green, Dave Hill, Mark Carter, Tom Martin and MOM Gareth Braham 27.02.

Ladies A faced one of the divisions best A sides and again a 4-2 loss was best that could be got with Angela Jones and Sue Gulliver LOM 23.98. Mens A had been very strong all season and took on most very well and this continued with a weekend winning score of 7-5 with wins from Steve Giddings, Antony Allen, Ian McFarlane, Kevin Dowling, Noel Grant, Jamie Atkins and a MOM from Nigel Heydon 32.25. The Mens A again achieved a total running average of 27+. Next up at the end of the month is another away fixture at Hampshire.

Bears take a share of the spoils

Warwickshire faced an uphill battle this weekend when taking on Essex. They couldnt have got off to a worse start when losing the first two games 3-2 both after being 2-0 up. Marian Conway and Wendy Adams LOM 17.10 were the only winners. Mens B got off to a flier with Dave Hill MOM 27.19. But then the nerves kicked in and found themselves well behind, but a good middle order got us back on track where we eventually took a 6-6 draw. Ladies A took a great 3-3 draw with Sue Gulliver leading the front with a 23.86 LOM. Other winners were Caroline Pike and Donna Pinch. Still two behind on the overall needing a win from the Mens A with Ian McFarlane taking his 2nd consecutive MOM with a 31.17 which a included a brilliant 170 outshot. Other winners were Jamie Atkins, Kevin Dowling, Nigel Heydon, Tommy Aldridge, Steve Giddings and Dean Stewart. Next on with an away game in Glamorgan.