Bears bounce back in top style

Warwickshire bears gained a crucial win in their third fixture of the BICC Premier Division, when defeating Devon with a stunning 25-11 victory.

Ladies B had a tough fixture and gained two wins but four losses, Chloe McKivett taking the LOM and Courtney Hine on her debut winning.

Mens B have been on the end of two huge losses but got back on track with a superb 9-3 win. Mark Carter taking the MOM award with a 28.94.

Ladies A also hit a great run taking their match 4-2 with Sue Gulliver 21.84 taking the LOM in what was a very good game of darts.

Mens A have the quality to take their title and that showed today with a stunning 10-2 win, with Prakash Jiwa taking the MOM with a 29.78.

Overall a scoreline of 25-11 which has moved the Bears off the basement place into sixth position. Onwards and Upwards with an away fixture at Lincolnshire next.

2019 – 2020 Season
Premier Division Table 02/11/2019
No County MA WA MB WB BP TP +/-
Results of matches played on Saturday 2 November 2019
H/A County MA WA MB WB BP TP +/-
These tables issued subject to scrutiny of match result sheets
1 Yorkshire 3 18 13 28 12 9 80 82
2 Lancashire 3 21 9 22 12 7 71 42
3 Glamorgan 3 23 9 17 12 6 67 51
4 Hampshire 3 17 11 20 10 6 64 19
5 Cornwall 3 13 12 21 7 3 56 0
6 Warwickshire 3 25 8 11 7 3 54 -13
7 Northamptonshire 3 23 4 12 8 3 50 -45
8 Lincolnshire 3 15 8 16 7 3 49 -42
9 Devon 3 10 9 16 9 3 47 -60
10 Essex 3 15 7 17 6 1 46 -34
H Cornwall 5 4 5 2 0 16 -8
A Hampshire 7 2 7 4 3 23 8
H Glamorgan 7 5 6 5 3 26 20
A Essex 5 1 6 1 0 13 -20
H Lancashire 7 3 8 4 3 25 18
A Lincolnshire 5 3 4 2 0 14 -18
H Northamptonshire 8 1 2 3 0 14 -21
A Yorkshire 4 5 10 3 3 25 21
H Warwickshire 10 4 9 2 3 28 30
A Devon 2 2 3 4 0 11 -30

Bears take another beating

The Warwickshire Bears were once again defeated when facing a determined Cornwall Side. All started well with a 4 -2 win for the Ladies B, LOM being Melanie Jones 17.43. But the wheels really came off with the 2nd 11-1 thrashing the Mens B have had to take on the bounce. Dave Hill holding up the winning game with a 23.35. 13-5 down overnight scoreline was looking daunting for the Sunday. That started off with a 4-2 defeat in the Ladies A with Sue Gulliver LOM 20.96. Mens A slightly depleted due to several issues, illness and weddings. Jamie Hughes turned out with a first game MOM 30.33, other good wins saw the Mens A take a 6-6 draw which saw another 23-13 reverse.

On to the next months opponents Devon at the Hen Lane.

Bears suffer heavy defeat.

The County suffered a heavy loss when entertaining Yorkshire at the new home of Warwickshire the Hen Lane & District Social Club in Coventry.

Ladies B had a day with a 5-1 reverse, many missed doubles took its toll. Kat Spanswick taking the LOM in a game littered with missed doubles.

Mens B also took a heavy beating with the Yorks mens B team slapping in a near 27 running average which in many A games would win the day. Only Karl Reynolds took a win in the 11-1 loss.

Ladies A battled to a 4-2 loss, Sue Guliver and Natalie Gilbert with a brilliant 25.91 were winners.

Mens A got off to a flyer taking the first five games to stun the away side, further wins secured a 9-3 victory with Prakash Jiwa MOM 30.45. The Final Result being a 23-13 loss but we battle on and start again with an away fixture in Cornwall.

Judith Riley

The County are saddened to hear of the passing of Judith Riley after a short illness. Judith will be remembered for Catering duties at Senior and Youth County Darts. Along with Rob her husband they have been at the Kitchen for a good number of years until their retirement a few years ago. Our Sincere Condolences go to Rob and all the Family.              RIP Judith. God Bless.Judith Riley

County New Venue

Warwickshire Darts have been given the news that their current playing venue and headquarters is to be closed as a current business. We have been based at the Bishopsgate Club for some ten years and have built up some great games and memories over them years.

The Executive have moved swiftly to ensure the County has a new venue to play within and base ourselves for the 2019-2020 season and hopefully further seasons. This new venue is today announced as the Hen Lane Social Club in Holbrooks. We look forward to our new association and hope that all officials/ players and other members are all as pleased as the Senior Officials.

We would like to place on record our major thanks to Steve Crowther as manager of the club over the past ten years who has worked tirelessly to ensure so many things are ready for us to use within Warwickshire Darts Events including County and Superleague. We must also thank Steve for his many contributions to all local leagues within the City of Coventry where he has housed the leagues and put forward funds to assist them leagues in giving the dart players of Coventry the best facilities. Also the many Open Competitions that have taken place over the years where without the contribution off Steve they would not have been the major success that they have become, the Coventry Open, the Coventry Christmas Opens and the Warwickshire Invitational Event. We also wish to thank all the bar and catering staff along these years who have also worked tirelessly to keep everyone watered and fed. We wish to place on record our best wishes to Steve, Liz and all the staff at the Bishopsgate.

Superleague Results

The Mens and Ladies Superleagues have now been completed for the season. The Mens winners being Coventry Bishopsgate with them also taking the KO Cup Crown. The Ladies was won this year by Cubbington with Coventry Bishopsgate Ladies winnig the Ladies KO Cup.

We wish both Coventry Bishopsgate Men and Cubbington Ladies the very best at Rotherham for the Champions Cup.

Ladies Qualifying Round Up.

The Ladies Superleague has now completed the qualifying rounds of the BDO/ EDO Events for the year 2019.

The Winmau World Masters we already have Sue Gulliver who is currently amnogst the top 64 on the BDO Rankings List.


Sue Gulliver Direct to International Play Offs

Natalie Gilbert- Superleague Averages.

Donna Pinch- Superleague Averages.

Helen Rigg – County Qualifier

Caroline Pike- County Qualifier

The Lakeside Qualifiiers:

Wendy Adams – County Qualifier

BDO Gold Cup Singles:

Natalie Gilbert – County Qualifier

Denise Keyte – County Qualifier

BDO Gold Cup Pairs:

Natalie Gilbert/ Sue Gulliver – County Qualifiers

Warwickshire wish all these players the very best of Luck in their respective competitions.

Heydon retains six nations place

Nigel Heydon capped off a great week where he finished overall top Mens Player in the BICC when he was named in the Five man team for the England Six Nations team when they travel to Holland 21-23rd June 2019. He will be joined by Scott Mitchell, Daniel Day, Paul Milford and Martin Atkins (Lancs). Also Ladies, Maria O Brien, Lorraine Winstanley and Fallon Sherrock. Warwickshire will Nigel and all the team well.

Bears close out with defeat

The County closed out their 2018-2019 campaign with a defeat to nearby Northamptonshire, result being 19-17. This meant the Bears ended up with a fifth place finish once again.  Ladies B were looking to get back with it after a whitewash last match and came up with a 3-3 draw, wins from Kat Spanswick, Chloe McKivett and a LOM from Nina Bolt 19.78. Mens were also looking to gain more points than last match and they were also hed to a 6-6 draw. Wins from James Hykin, Mark Carter, Carl Green, Tom Martin, Rob Comben and a MOM from Karl Reynolds 26.18. 9-9 Overnight there was big hopes that the Bears could kick on and gain the main points but Northants had other ideas and took the Ladies A with a 4-2 win, Wendy Adams and Sue Gulliver LOM 21.80. Mens A were also held up after having a great season with wins from Steve Giddings who has now scored a great 6 wins from 6 games, Ian Shaw, Noel Grant, Tommy Aldridge, Steve Hine and a superb 31.31 MOM from Nigel Heydon. Nigel also completing 9 wins from the 9  games which has seen him take top spot on the BICC averages overall. Next year awaits us with West Midlands and Cheshire both relegated and Cornwall and Devon being promoted to the Premier Division.