Rob Hawker completed a superb night of darts with a final victory over Nigel Heydon.The night had 48 entries to the event in memory of the late and great Dennis Roberts – former Manager of the Organisation. Rob had some tough opposition in early rounds but eventually faced Simon Power in the first of the two semi finals winning 4-2 with a gallant effort from Simon. In the other semi final Nigel Heydon had defeated Ted Evetts by the same scoreline. Into the final and Rob with some great finishing won by a 5-3 scoreline.
Jamie Hughes completed a fine 5-0 victory over Gary Robson to become the 2014 Zuiderduin Masters Champion. The Event that is played in Holland is an Invitational Event with the format being Groups to start with.Winning Group C overall with victories over Madars Razma and Jan Dekker. In the quarter Finals Jamie overcame Dutch player Michael Van Der Horst with a 3 sets to nil scoreline, Closer Scoreline in the Semi Finals where a 3 sets to 2 victory over England’s Tony O Shea. In the final Jamie totally bossed the match with Big Robbo struggling to find the big score at vital times. This sets Jamie up nicely for the Lakeside World Championships in January of next year where he is seeded 10th with a first round match with the winner of David Carmichael or Michael Van der Horst.
The Bears had a tough weekend with promoted Lincolnshire over the weekend. Ladies B had one of them days where the wheels were certainly came off with a 4-2 loss, going 4-0 down but making a recovery with last two recording wins. Caroline Pike and Wendy Adams with a LOM 18.79. A bit for the lads to bring us back up but they did not disappoint with a solid 7-5 victory. Luke Kennedy hitting great ground with a superb 29.47, he was followed well by Antony Allen, Will Naylor, Matt Edgar, Prakash Jiwa, Carl Green and a brilliant MOM show from Ashley Hykin with a 31.81. 9 each overnight. Ladies A would look to gain early control but losses from Sue Gulliver and Angela Jones saw us go two down again but then three straight wins from Denise Keyte, Trina Gulliver LOM 23.12 and Kat Spanswick put us in the lead for the first time over the weekend. Melanie Hill performed well but lost out 3-1 to the visitors LOM. Time for the Mens A to attempt to grab the match overall which was done in great style with an 8-4 victory. Wins coming from Noel Grant, Jamie Atkins, Mark Carter, then in the 2nd half Mark Strong, Rob Hawker, Mark Westgarth MOM with a 30.36, Kevin Dowling and a final game win from Jamie Hughes. After this result the County find themselves fourth overall which carries on from where we were last season. Next game for the Bears is an away fixture in Lancashire in January of the New Year.