(L-R Alex Patton, Craig Anderson, Cameron Anderson, Scott Hunt)
The inaugural Birtley Golf Club Summer Pairs open brought to you by Alex Patton saw a depth of talent with the likes of Chris Dobey, Dave Prins, Ryan Joyce, Kevin McDine, Allan Edwards and Andy Chalmers in action. However, it was the two brothers from the Colliery that took the win in a thrilling final.
After qualifying Group 4 Winners, en route to the final, Cameron and Craig battled it out against Kev McDine and Ryan Joyce in the quarters. The tie went the distance in a 4-3 thriller, in favour of Cam and Craig.
Next in their way, was arguably one of the best pairs in the North East, Davey Gradwell and Harry Robinson, who have won several competitions over the years. Again, the brothers fought through a tough encounter to reach the final against Chris Dobey and Dave Prins.
The final had everything, from 180s to big finishes, with all players hammering the treble throughout the match.
Dobey and Prins looked to be in complete control with a 4-2 lead, only needing one more leg for the win. With Dobey missing darts at a double, Craig Anderson capitalised taking out a huge 99 finish (19 tops, tops) to break and bring the match back to 4-3. From then on, both Cameron and Craig hit everything and came out on top, 5-4.
Fantastic day. Thanks to everyone involved.
Last 8 Results from Saturday 6th July – (Quarters £50)
Carl Hamilton / Graham Usher 4-0 Shaun Matthews / Allan Edwards
Chris Dobey / Dave Prins 4-3 John Kippen / Geoff Murray
David Gradwell / Harry Robinson 4-3 Paul Mole / Gary Broadhead
Craig Anderson / Cameron Anderson 4-3 Kev McDine / Ryan Joyce
Semis – (Semis £100)
Chris Dobey / Dave Prins 4-1 Carl Hamilton / Graham Usher
Craig Anderson / Cameron Anderson 4-2 David Gradwell / Harry Robinson
Final – (Winners £400 / Runners up £200)
Craig Anderson / Cameron Anderson 5 – 4 Chris Dobey / Dave Prins