The World Darts Trophy kicked off yesterday being flimed “Live” on new channel Dave. Some great coverage from Lakeside saw Warwickshires Jamie Hughes overcome his tough opponent Ryan Joyce of Northumberland. Despite a mid game dip Hughes completed the match with two cool finishes with a 150 – two treble nineteens and a double 18 in the penultimate leg then taking out a 70 – treble 18 double eight to seal it. Trina Gulliver also progressed but after a very dour match that had a few high scores but loose darts aplenty, Trinas opponent had a chance in the very last leg to go through but missed her three darts at doubles for Gulliver to take out a double eight with great relief.
The Ladies of Cubbington completed the double for the season when securing a tight 4-3 victory over Nuneaton in this years Ladies KO Cup. Earlier they had defeated Holly Bush by the same scoreline whilst Nuneaton also fought a hard victory over Leamington. The team consisting of Sue Symons the Captain, Angela Jones, Nina Bolt, Karen Cox, Melanie Hill, Wendy Adams, Kayleigh McDonald, Sue Sandher, Audrey Allen and Pat Thornton also confirmed a few games ago the title of the Ladies Superleague. A very successful season by all accounts from the Ladies
Trina Gulliver returned with a bang when taking the Lincolnshire Open held at the Blues Club in Gainsborough. A tough semi final encounter with Cambridgeshires Amanda Abbott which went to the distance with Trina starting the final leg with a 180 before finishing brillinatly on a 152. Trina then faced Sarah Roberts in the final who had earlier taken out Cambridgeshires Claire Ball, the final despite some high scoring from Sarah went the way of Trina by a 4-0 scoreline. finishing with an average of 26.72.
It is with sadness that I announce the news that Dee Cope passed away last weekend. Some of you older County players will remember Dee, who graced the county stage in the late 70’s and was still playing in Rugby till last month. Dee played in some of your charity mixed competitions in the last few years and enjoyed seeing some of her old buddies then. Dee will be laid to rest at Rainsbrook Crematorium (http://www.rainsbrookcrematorium.co.uk/…/documents_info.php…) on the 29th October at 11am, and the wake will follow at Rugby Workers Club. All who would like to pay their last respects are welcome.
Trina Gulliver shows the darting world that her game is well and truly back on track after taking the Gold Cup Singles in Lakeside. This is Trina’s third Gold Cup title after victories back in 2000 and 2003. Trina completed her days work with a semi final victory over Roz Bulmer of Norfolk and then went on to defeat Nikki Furse of Cornwall in the final.
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.
Warwickshire Ladies Star Sue Gulliver has a new website. Released on Friday 28th June it shows Sue’s Darts Progress over the years.
After long discussions at board level it has been decided that to try and revamp the British
Champions Cup and give every super league a fairer chance of winning the event it will be
played all on one day with a round robin. This will do away with any regional play-offs and
teams will only have to travel once and will get to play a number of games, also a draw will take place which will allow teams to have the opportunity of playing other super leagues instead of the old format which saw the same super leagues playing each other ever year.
The event will take place in the Magna Centre, Sheffield Road, Rotherham, S60 1DX on Sunday 11th August which was the date used for the Finals of the Champions Cup in the diary. This will also free up the date used for the regional heats (21st July).
If your players would like to make a weekend of it the British Classic and the finals of the British Masters will take place on Saturday 10th August 2013 at the same venue which should provide a great weekend of darts for everyone.
Positions available for Season 2013/2014
PLEASE NOTE, NO COUNTY PLAYERS CAN APPLY FOR THESE POSITIONS.
SUPERLEAGUE PLAYERS MAY DO SO.
Should attend all County matches both A & B. Automatically becomes a selector.
Looks after the ladies in both A & B teams, give pep talks when necessary. Encourages the ladies , nurses them and occasionally curses them.
Washes the shirts of both men and ladies, takes them to the matches and collects them after each match.
Automatically becomes part of the WDO committee
This position is selected by the full WDO committee, therefore any person who wishes to be considered should contact Brian Johnson in writing and the letter must be seconded.
Arranges all the fixtures for the coming season, also all the competitions. Receives all match sheets (hopefully) and produces the status of both players and teams.
Automatically becomes chairperson of the selectors and arranges any meetings required, therefore must also attend all County matches both A & B.
Runs all competitions within the BDO rules and also any fun competitions i.e. Mixed Pairs.
Automatically becomes part of the WDO committee
Once again must attend all County matches . Assist the Team Manager and League Secretary in selecting the team and reserves. Does not have to attend WDO meetings unless they are already a committee member.
Assists the League secretary in the running of the league. Chairs all meetings, ensure that fines are allocated as and when.
Also assists in the running of competitions.
a committee member.
Does not have to attend WDO meetings unless already a committee member
Anyone who wishes to apply for any of the above positions should apply in writing to the League Secretary (Audrey Allen) any applications should be seconded.
Trina Gulliver came up trumps twice this weekend when taking the Dutch Open Pairs with Worcestershire’s Zoe Jones against Lincolnshires Paula Jacklin and Sue Gulliver (unlucky Sue). Then on the Sunday reached the final beating Anastasia Dobromyslova and Deta Hedman where she would meet with Lorraine Farlam, first three legs went in Trina’s favour but Lorraine duly took the next three in the best of 9 clash. Next one was a tight affair with Trina sneaking it but a super 13 dart leg was the eighth and final leg for her to take the Dutch Open Crown.
Big Congratulations to Trina on her fine victory.