Graham Hall continued his rich vein of form with a 3 legs to 1 victory over Dean Stewart to gain his place in the Lakeside International Play Offs to be held later this year. This is the second time these two players have done battle this season with scores now level. Hall had defeated Anthony Childs in his semi final whilst Stewart overcame Dave Sanders.
Graham Hall completed a great day for him when winning the new Bedworth Open with a victory over County Team Mate Mark Carter. A total of 68 players took part in the new venture at Bedworth United Football Club. Hall had earlier defeated Kev Taylor in the semi final whilst Carter overcame Ian Shaw.
This was a new open put on the calendar by Pete Meyrick, the event was a great success and this looks like being an annual event. Also with Darts events on the increase over at neighbouring Nuneaton it all looks healthy for Warwickshire Darts.
Mark Carter of Coventry Bishopsgate and Mark Westgarth Coventry Railway teamed up to take this years Warwickshire Gold Cup Pairs Crown. A tough night for all pairs concerned saw the last four of Carter/ Westgarth defeat the Cov Bishopsgate pair of Paul Deslandes/ Dave Harris, whilst the other semi final was being fought by Antony Allen Cov Bishopsgate and Tommy Ryan of Brandon and Simon Power/ Steve Ward of Southam. Ryan and Allen seeing their place in the final with a 4-1 win. The final saw what the game is all about with both pairs having poor scores but then a high score to get them back in the leg. But Carter and Westgarth held nerve to win through 4 legs to 2. They now join singles winner Dean Stewart at Lakeside on July 5th.
Sue Gulliver was successful in her quest at the New BDO WORLD Trophy Event at the Blackpool Tower. In a relatively small field of 47 ladies entrants Sue went through courtesy of victories over Bernadette Heron and Julie Thompson without dropping a leg. Sue now goes to the Major Finals which are televised by Eurosport on Friday where she will be joined by the top twelve ranked players. Sue will be taking on Irina Armstrong whilst Trina Gulliver will face another qualifier in Dee Bateman.
Above are the Four Qualifiers: Sue Gulliver, Rachna David, Casey Gallagher and Dee Bateman.