County shirt sponsor The Sportsmans Management Company’s Mark Elkin recently got married to Caroline whilst holidaying in Las Vegas. All The Players Officials and Supporters of the WDO wish to offer our congratulations to Mark and Caroline and hope you have a wonderful future together.
Sutton Sports and Cubbington made the trip to Sheffield for the National finals for the British Champions Cup. Cubbington representing the County took their place in the group stages with 1 winning game and 2 losing, thus finishing third in their overall group where only the top team qualifies for the last eight. Sutton also struggled in their group winning only one from 4 games to finish up fourth out of five in their group.
The County were well represented at the weekend when they had several players who had qualified for the National Finals of the BDO Gold Cup. Best outcome on the day was a quarter final placing for the Gullivers in the Ladies Pairs. Sue Gulliver also achieved a Quarter final place in the Ladies Singles where she was beaten over seven legs by a former Somerset County team mate in Karen Littler. Chloe bowed out in her 1st game by a 4-3 margin. Mens Pairs saw Antony Allen and Tom Martin win their first and 2nd game 4-1 but bow out 4-3 in the next. Tommy Ryan and Dean Stewart saw their run to the last 32 ended by the eventual runners up Cameron Menzies and Jim McEwan. Mens Singles was also fruitless with Noel Grant winning 4-0 then on the wrong end of one himself, Kevin Dowling 4-2 in the 1st and then losing 2-4 in the next, Jamie Hughes lost out in his first game but Graham Hall winning his first three games but then came unstuck in the last 32.