An Evening with Dennis Priestley

2x World Champion, Dennis ‘The Menace’ Priestley will be in the North East on Saturday 23rd November 2019.

Dennis will be at Birtley Golf Club taking on 8 spectators and a best of 5 match vs a special guest! The evening includes a talk with ‘The Menace’ and an insight into his fantastic darts career, hosted by MC Joe Goodison.

£12 Tickets include Pie & Peas.
£25 Tickets include Pie & Peas and 1 leg of 501 vs. Dennis. (Only 8 Available)

For more information, head over to the Facebook event HERE.

Information for tickets on the poster.

(Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)



Brought to you by Dave Prins.

Invited players that accepted, in alphabetical order.

Tuesday 19th March 2019
Shotton Comrades Club, DH6 2QJ.
Doors – 6pm
Starts – 7.30pm

£3 Spectator Entry


Best of 9 early rounds, Best of 11 Semis, Best of 13 Final.

All info HERE 


‘The Hunter’ wins Total Resin Solutions Ranking Event 2.


Adam ‘The Hunter’ Hunt beat Phil ‘Philyerboots’ Borthwick in the Mens Final of Total Resin Solutions Ranking Event 2 yesterday afternoon at The Navy Club, Darlington.

Men’s Results – 67 Entries

Men’s Winner
Adam Hunt £300
Runner up
Phil Borthwick £150
Shaun Matthews/Eddie Mordica £75
Steven Scaife/Barry Davies/Paul Berriman/Dean Norman £20
Last 16
Joe Weldon/Richy Cutler/Mac Chahal/ Andy Chalmers/Carl Hamilton/Sean Jowers/Scott Hunt/Dave Prins £7

Total paid out £736
£67 added to prize pot for finals night.

Ladies Results – 22 Entries

Ladies Winner
AnnMarie Potts £100
Runner up
Claire Stainsby Stamper £50
Zoe Holland/Debbie Waugh Xfluffyx £20
Carla Boyes/Linda Ithurralde/Jacky Alderson/Kelly Curran £5

Total paid out £210
£22 added towards finals night

Youth Results – 11 Entries

George Ripley £40
Runner up
Joe Weldon £20
Natasha Kennedy/L Hayes £11

Total paid out £82
£11 Added towards finals night

£67.00 from raffle
£80.00 from blind cards

£75.30 from charity collection for Huntington’s disease

King of the North 2019

Brought to you by Dave Prins

32 Man Invitational Darts Event
Tuesday 19th March 2019
Shotton Comrades Club, DH6 2QJ

Entry is £50 for the invited player.

Doors open at 6pm
Event begins at 7.30pm


The chance to see 3x BDO World Champion and new PDC player Glen Durrant up close against the likes of PDC World Number 35, Chris Dobey. PDC & BDO players Ryan Joyce, Adam Hunt, Dave Prins, Terry Temple, Allan Edwards and Martin Atkins have also been invited.

More players to be revealed soon!

32 players battling it out for a chunk of the £2,000 Prize Fund on offer and the title of……’KING OF THE NORTH.


Deadline for payment – Tuesday 12th February



[ SET UP ]

4 Floor Boards for Spectators to see all the action on the night.
Stage Setup for Semi Finals and Final Matches.


The format will be an F.A Cup Draw throughout with the early rounds best of 9, best of 11 for semis and best of 13 for the final.

Who will be crowned KING OF THE NORTH?


[More info msg Dave Prins or Matt Hodgson]

Thoburn qualifies for PDC UK Open

Northumberland’s Kev Thoburn has qualified for the PDC UK Open 2019. He battled his way through the Riley’s Nottingham qualifier defeating Ritchie ‘Madhouse’ Edhouse in the final. The UK Open will take place 1st-3rd March at Butlin’s Minehead, live on ITV Sport.

In the biggest move since the tournament was introduced in 2003, the PDC will be abolishing the UK Open Qualifiers for professional players which had previously been used to determine 96 qualifiers.

All 128 Tour Card Holders will now be invited straight into the UK Open from 2019 onwards, with the field complemented by 16 Rileys Amateur Qualifiers and 16 qualifiers from the 2018 PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour Order of Merit.

‘Relentless’ Joyce in fine form

(Pictured – Jack Male & Ryan Joyce)
(Photographer – Fergus Easton)

Another fantastic day at the Sky Lounge in Washington. A venue that has it all for sports fans, with 22 TVs, snooker tables, pool tables and more importantly, a great darts setup!

After last year’s 118 entries, we brought in some new boards to make sure it ran as smoothly as possible. This year we had 116 entries and plenty of new faces travelling from afar to compete.

Kicking off the day, there was a tasty matchup in round one, with Kevin McDine defeating David Gradwell. Also, in round one we saw Stephen Mallams narrowly defeated by Alan Davie, but Mallams picked up the highest checkout  prize of £80 with a 160 checkout (best on the day).

Moving into the last 8 we saw the games heating up and the big hitters facing each other, with Ryan Joyce beating Kevin McDine 4-2. Tony Wood defeated fellow super league player Ste Addison 4-1 in another great match up. En route to the quarters, local lad Graham Dennison defeated some great players such as Dan Mock and James Forster before despatching Alan Davie 4-1 to set up a semi final against Ryan Joyce.

In the last 64, youngster Jack Male battled through a fantastic game with Ian Gleeson that had everyone glued to the board. Jack was in fine form on the day and knocked out some top players en route to the semi final. The young Tyne & Wear hitter faced Tony Wood, who has been in fine form as of late and the match didn’t disappoint. A best of 7 game that went the distance and Male produced some great darts to despatch Mr Wood and put him in the final against Ryan Joyce.

A short break before the final, the stage was set and still a load of people in the venue to witness Joyce v Male. ‘Relentless’ showed his class by beating ‘Maestro’ 5-0 and being crowned Sky Lounge Winter Open Champion 2019. Jack Male picked up both the runners up prize money and the furthest youth on the day, a great day all round for the young lad.

Thanks to David Castledene for calling the final and Andy Parks for marking it.

Darts is a great sport to unite people and yesterday proved that, with players and spectators travelling from far and wide to attend and was a great atmosphere the whole day.

Thank you to David Ball and Marc Farnsworth from the Sky Lounge for putting in £600 towards the prize pot, highest check out and furthest youth prize. Thank you to Jen and the Sky Lounge staff for the great service and lastly thank you to Andy Allaker, Stephen Bainbridge, Gerry Grieve, Scott Collingwood, Matt Hodgson, Marie Carline and Fergus Easton for their help yesterday (and today for takedown), without you lot, these competitions would not be a success.

We look forward to bringing more big competitions to the North East!

Results – (Last 16 onwards – Paid out from last 16)

Kevin McDine bt Mark Smith
Ryan Joyce bt Scott Collingwood
Graham Dennison bt James Forster
Alan Davie bt Billy Robson
Andrew Hepple bt Tim Embling
Jack Male bt Richie Gerry
Ste Addison bt Ray Foreman
Tony Wood bt Mal Foster


Ryan Joyce 4-2 Kevin McDine
Graham Dennison 4-1 Alan Davie
Jack Male 4-1 Andrew Hepple
Tony Wood 4-1 Ste Addison


Ryan Joyce 4-0 Graham Dennison
Jack Male 4-3 Tony Wood


Ryan Joyce 5-0 Jack Male

Who will be crowned king of the north?

A 32 Man Invitational Event is coming to Peterlee & Horden Rugby Club this March. An idea put together by Dave Prins will consist of 32 players from the North competing to be ‘King of the North’.

Entry is £50 for the invited player.

The format will be an F.A Cup Draw throughout with the early rounds best of 9, best of 11 for semis and best of 13 for the final.

Keep an eye out on the site and Facebook for more information regarding tickets. Rare chance to see 3x BDO World Champion Glen Durrant up close and personal taking on the likes of Chris Dobey, Ryan Joyce and Adam Hunt, all competing for a large sum of money and the title of the best player in the North.

Who will be crowned KING OF THE NORTH?

Durrant secures PDC Tour Card

by Tom Beresford – Original Article can be found HERE

Three-time BDO World Champion Glen Durrant secured his two-year PDC Tour Card on Sunday afternoon in Wigan. ‘Duzza’ secured the tour card as he saw off Paul Rowley in the last 32 on the final day of PDC Qualifying School, Durrant knew heading into the final day that he needed a last 32 minumum to finish in the top 11 places in the Q-School order of merit. But, it wasn’t at all straight forward to Durrant who had to survive three match darts in his last 128 match with Matthew Dennant who missed three darts for a 5-2 victory, but Durrant came firing back in typical ‘Duzza’ style as he fired in a sensational 11-dart leg en route to a 5-4 victory.

Durrant then saw off Paul Rowley 5-0 with a 104.4 average which was capped off with a 130 finish to all but secure his two-year PDC Tour Card. Joining Durrant in the top three in the PDC Q-School order of merit was Jonathan Worsley, Adrian Gray and Carl Wilkinson. The rest of the tour card winners are yet to be decided on Sunday afternoon, but it;s fantastic news for Durrant, just a week after winning his third consecutive BDO World Darts Championship title at Lakeside.