World No1s take Midland Titles

Steve Bunting and Deta Hedman the current WDF Worlds top players both were victorious in this years Midland Open. A hugely dissapointing 82 Players was the total entry this year which defies belief as it boasts the top prize anywhere in the Midlands and also amongst the elite events on the Open Circuit throughout the country. A superb field nevetheless with up to half of the entrants capable of taking the title. Some early rounds saw some draws that would have been on the scale later in the Competition, Kevin Dowling drawing former Warwickshire player Mark McGeeney now residing up North in Lancashire with Mark taking the spoils 4-1, Dennis Smith faced England International Jamie Hughes with Hughes winning 4-0. Tipton players Tommy Aldridge and Ian Jones also had a 1st round clash with Jones coming out on top in a stunning game. Hughes went on to face three more Oxfordshire players winning all three to gain himself a last 8 spot along with Bunting, Steve West, Jay Foreman, Colin Osbourne, Nigel Heydon, Mark McGeeney and Johnny Haines. Bunting faced County team mate McGeeney in the final with Bunting victorious with a 6-2 scoreline.

Last 16

Ian Jones, Mark Carter, Dave Gibbons, John Newland, Lee Martin, Prakash Jiwa, Deta Hedman, Nick Fulwell.

Last 8

Jay Foreman, Colin Osbourne, Jamie Hughes, Johnny Haines.

Last Four:

Mark McGeeney 5 Nigel Heydon 2

Steve Bunting 5 Steve West 4

Final

Steve Bunting 6 – Mark McGeeney 2

The Ladies once again played a round robin event with Deta Hedman and Suzanne Smith coming through for the final which Hedman won 4-2.

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Jukes takes Coventry Open Title

Jon Jukes and took one of the title from the Coventry Darts Weekender held over the final weekend of July. Jukes was the victor in Saturdays Coventry Open with a sound 6-1 victory over Wayne Jones. A total field of 77 players made up the entry with a further 12 Ladies scrapping out over a Round Robin Format. Julie Robinson and Suzanne Smith were the two last Ladies with Smith of Buckinghamshire taking the title with a fine 3-0 win in the final. Marian Conway and Colette Duffield losing Semi Finalists.

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The main event had a strong field throughout with many names falling early on which culminated with a semi final line up of Will Naylor of Warwickshire, Mark Cox of Wiltshire, Jon Jukes of Oxfordshire and Wayne Jones of the West Midlands. Jukes saw off the challenge of Cox whilst Jones defeated Jones. In the final Jukes coasted to a fine 6-1 victory with Jones failing to find the big scores.

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Last Eight:

Ricky Sudale 1 Mark Cox 4

Jon Jukes 4 Tommy Ryan 2

Will Naylor 4 Kieran Bridgewater 1

Chris Skeates 1 Wayne Jones 4

Last Four:

Jukes 5 Cox 3

Jones 5 Naylor 1

Final

Jukes 6 Jones 1.