Jamie Hughes the reigning champion of the British Pentathlon finished as runner up to eventual champion Martin Adams, always looking to be in the hunt to retain his title but lost out on 432 points to Adams 436.
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.
Jamie Hughes bowed out at the Semi Final stage once again at Lakeside when losing out 11-9 to Darryl Fitton. Fitton had been in some great form along with Jamie but had survived a few scares in the previous round with Lithuanias Darius Labanuskas. Each leg seemed to be going with the darts after an opening lead of 3-1 to Fitton. Hughes had during the game hit many 180s.
Jamie Hughes promptly despatched of England Team Mate and also former Warwickshire player Mark McGeeney. Right from the very first dart Hughes never allowed his opponent to settle and despite losing a leg won with some clinical finishing and complemented with 6 maximum scores.
Trina Gulliver bowed out of the World Trophy last night at the hands of Deta Hedman who played with a mission, finishing was excellent with two to plus on the Bull, Trina could only grab the fifth leg as she struggled to hit the scores and keep up with her opponent.
Jamie Hughes produced a great comeback to defeat current World Darts Trophy Champion Geert de Vos of Belguim. Finding himself 3-1 down and under great pressure Hughes hit back to claim a last leg 7-6 win to see him facing former Bear Mark McGeeney.