Jamie Hughes bowed out at the first hurdle in this years Lakeside World Championships. Jamie one of the favourites for the BDO Title lost out after a 5 set battle with German Qualifier Michael Unterbuchner.
Jamie had taken a superb first set which included finishes of 120 and 136 by 3 legs to 2 with both players averaging above 30 per dart. 2nd set the qualifier excelled winning 3-0 with a 100ave, Jamie was always there or there abouts but Michael closed the last set by 5 legs to 3 to make his progress to the 2nd round.
The County suffered a heavy loss after being in control leading up to the A matches on the Sunday. The Bears took a great Ladies B result with a 5-1 win with Melanie Jones taking the match award. Mens B followed suit with a 7-5 win with Tommy Ryan taking the Mens Award. Sunday can only be described as not in the script as they were soundly beaten, Ladies reversing the Saturday score with Natalie Gilbert continuing great form for the Ladies award. Mens took solace in two wins from Jamie Hughes and Dean Stewart. Back to the drawing board with a new year fixture versus Lancashre.
Warwickshire played host to Cheshire for their latest fixture in the BICC and came out losers by the odd point. Ladies B had a great start with a 4-2 win after being 2-0 down. Nina Bolt taking the LOM with a 19.03. Mens B suffered another loss with only James Hykin MOM 27.41 Ian McFarlane Carl Green and a vintage performance from Tommy McGlone. Matt Edgar ended his long reign of wins for the County when tasting defeat after a nip and tuck battle. Sunday saw the Ladies on the wrong end of a 5-1 scoreline with Sue Gulliver 22.59 taking the only win. Mens A went off to a flyer securing the first four wins, with a brilliant show from Kevin Dowling 32.84 MOM, other winners being Nigel Heydon, Dean Stewart, Steve Hine, Simon Power, Ian McFarlane, Prakash Jiwa and Mark Westgarth. We next face an away fixture at Lincolnshire.
Former Warwickshire County Player Dawn Barnes has sadly passed after a short illness.
Dawn had moved away from the area and set up home on the Isle Of Wight, Dawn played
for the County from the Mid 90s up to 2004 before that move away.
We pass on our deepest sympathies to Steve her husband and all the family.
Rest In Peace Dawn.
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.
Congratulations to Cubbington Ladies on completing the double on Friday.
It was a close call in the league with Bishopsgate Ladies and Cubbington Ladies tying at the top. It was all down to the last game of the season with Cubbington defeating the opposition by 4-3.
They also fought hard in the Knockout Cup defeating Bishopsgate in the first round by 4-3 and then onto beating Stockton in the final by 6-1.
Thank you to all the ladies who took part and good luck to Cubbington in the next round of the Champions Cup at the Magna Centre, Sheffield on 2nd July.
Sutton Sports clinched the cup tonight after defeating Coventry Bishopsgate in a thrilling match which saw all seven games go the full distance of five legs. Eight teams teams battled it out tonight with Stockton and Warwick the unfortuante losing semi finalists so the top two teams in the league faced battle again.
Here are the fixtures for the new season. 2017-2018.