Warwickshire players will be taking part in the Winmau World Masters and the Lakeside International Play Offs this week with Noel Grant taking places in both events whilst Mark Carter and Wendy Adams seek the Lakeside TV stages in the play offs.Jamie Hughes and Trina Gulliver also take their places amongst the Winmau with Jamie seeded he enters at a later point. The action kicks off early on Wednesday and all updates will be available on the BDO website. We wish all players the very best of luck.
Meanwhile the PDC held their qualifiers fot the World Championships with 6 players attempting to get to the Ally Pally. Unfortunately that plan was scuppered. Unlucky to our PDC lads. Nigel, Kev, Steve, Ted, Matt and Prakash.
Warwickshire suffered a 19-17 defeat at the hands of Lincolnshire with three of the sections ending in draws but the Mens B game which was the telling point with Lincs taking that 7-5. The Ladies B started with a 3-3 where the winners were Nina Bolt, Chloe McKivett on her debut and on her return after a lengthy absecnce Caroline Pike who took the LOM award with 18.04. Mens B got off to a flyer with Ant West whacking in a superb 31.31 which took the MOM award, other winners being Rob Hawker, Simon Power, Graham Hall and Carl Green. Ladies A also with a 3-3 draw with good wins coming from Donna Pinch, Kerry Bambridge and LOM Trina Gulliver with a 25.53. Mens A was a very tough game all through, Winners were Dean Stewart, Antony Allen. Mark Westgarth, Jamie Hughes 31.86, Nigel Heydon with a 32.30 and MOM Ted Evetts with a 32.41 which turns out to be the Highest Average in the Premie for November. Dissapointing overall result which sees us move down one place to 5th.
Jamie Hughes was involved in a superb match that went the full distance of 19 legs, at one point finding himself 6-9 down Jamie reeled off the next three and looked to have selaed the match but agonisingly missed his doubles and allowed his opponent Chris Dobey to hit a late 180 to leave 24 which when given the chance took it 1st dart.
Jamie Hughes completed his group stage matches with a victory over James Wilson to progress into the knockout stages of the event. Hughes had won his game over Dave Chisnall with a stunning 106 ave, he had earlier lost to James Wade after being 3 legs up. Ted Evetts did not make the knockout stages but will have certainly had many form the darts arena and from TV audiences looking up and seeing only a bright future. Ted took to the TV stage like it was the local club oche and produced darts of the highest quality but had that trademark smile on his face at all times. Our sponsors the SMC ltd also had two players gunning for glory but both failed to make the last 16, Dimitri Van Den Bergh gave the TV audience something to laugh about with his dance routine but won two of his games but lost out agonisingly to a 9 dart shootout with Robert Thornton as both players had finished on equal points, stablemate Mensur Suljovic did not produce his recent brilliant form and bowed out after one win, however Glen Durrant proved his BDO Number 1 ranking when winning two of his games and going through to the KO Stage.