Grand Slam Pairs II

Sky Lounge, Washington
Saturday 1st June 2019

Back again for the second Grand Slam Pairs competition!

2018 Champions –
Harry Robinson & Davey Gradwell
Runners Up –
Ryan Joyce & Kev McDine

A fantastic day of darts, with plenty of games for everyone! Split into 8 groups of 6, each pair will have 5 games in the group stages with the top 2 qualifying for the last 16.

48 Pairs
8 Groups
5 Games in Group Stages

Top 2 qualify for last 16 from each group.

[ Prize Money – £1650 ]

£400 Winners
£200 Runners Up
£125 Semi Finalists
£100 Quarter Finalists
£50 Last 16

[ Entry Details ]

£25 per team. Pre Enter Only.
Must have paid to secure your place!

Enter by Emailing or Message Scott NorthEastDarts on Facebook.

Payment by Bank Transfer or PayPal Only.


Drinks Deals on the day.
Live Sport across all TVs
Great party atmosphere throughout the day.

Sky Lounge, Washington, Tyne & Wear, NE38 7EJ

Jack Male victorious in Chesterfield

Write up courtesy of ‘Bit of Bully Darts’.

Yesterday, Jack Male travelled to Chesterfield for the England Darts Youth event. Jack had already tasted success in these events, where he won one event out of the three he played last year, in Gateshead.

In his group stage, Jack won 2 of his 3 group games (3-0 against Eleanor Cairs and a 3-0 against Tavis Dudeney), narrowly losing to Henry Coates 3-2 after missing darts to win from 2-0 down. However, other results meant he still finished top of his group.

The last 32 saw Jack take on Holly Meadwell, who he despatched 3-0 with some high scoring and solid finishing. The same score lines followed in the last 16 and quarter finals, against Reece Pauling and Dalton Storr, respectively. Jack fired in finishes of 156 and 157 on the way.

In the semi finals, Jack faced Luke ‘The Nuke’ Littler, seeking revenge after Luke recently beat him at a JDC tour event. Jack moved past Luke 4-1 and moved into the final.

In the final, Jack faced JDC European Champion Brad Phillips, in a repeat of Jack’s final win last year. It was nip and tuck all the way through with both players at a very high standard, but just like he did last year, Jack emerged victorious with a 5-3 win. In his first England event of 2019, Jack masked the best start he could do in the hunt to make the finals at the end of the year, which he finished runner up in 2018.

Robinson & Gradwell Sky Lounge Robin Pairs Champs

Following on from their fantastic ‘Grand Slam Pairs’ victory in 2018, Harry Robinson & David Gradwell went all the way in the Pairs comp at Sky Lounge on Saturday.

The day consisted of 24 pairs split into 4 groups of 6. Each pair had 5 group games, with the top 2 qualifying for the knockout stages.

In the groups, Robinson & Gradwell won all 5 games only dropping 3 legs en route to the knockouts. They faced Runners up in Group C, McDine & Lawson in the quarters and defeated them 4-1.

Already proving to be the strongest pair on the day, they carried on their form into the semi finals, despatching Matthews & Craig Anderson before facing their group runners up In the final.

It proved to be a much tighter affair than the group game, however, they dug deep and defeated Shanks and Rydz to take the title and the £400 first prize.



Lastly, a big shout out to Matthew Hodgson who kept the competition running as smoothly as possible and supported me throughout the day.


Supa Mc wins at Sky Lounge

Another great competition was held at Sky Lounge in Washington on Saturday 30th March. With only 4 days notice, the competition attracted 51 players with some of the best talent in the region taking part.

Kev McDine was too strong on the day, as he despatched Craig Anderson in the quarters before beating Ryan Joyce 5-1 in the Semi Finals.

The final saw him up against Tony Wood. The tie went the distance, with McDine edging out Wood in the decider to take the win.


Last 8 Results –

Richie Archbold bt Yogi Young
Tony Wood bt Geoff Murray
Kev McDine bt Craig Anderson
Ryan Joyce bt Graham Dennison

Semis –

Tony Wood 5-2 Richie Archbold
Kev McDine 5-1 Ryan Joyce

Final –

KEV MCDINE 5-4 Tony Wood

Prins in Hildesheim

Dave ‘The Badger’ Prins will take centre stage tomorrow afternoon in PDC European Tour 2 in Hildesheim, Germany. Prins will face Simon Stevenson first game on, which will be 12pm GMT.

The winner will face Jonny Clayton Saturday afternoon.

Watch the action live on PDC.TV. A great subscription service allowing you to watch all the Euro Tours, Pro Tours and many more comps throughout the year.

Duzza crowned King of the north

On Tuesday 19th March we were treated to a fantastic night of darts, with the 32 Man Invitational Darts Event consisting of the finest talent in the region.

The event consisted of a straight knockout with the winner taking home £800 First Prize, Winners Trophy and title ‘King of the North’. The early rounds consisted of best of 9, with the final best of 11.

With just shy of 200 spectators there to witness the likes of Glen Durrant, Chris Dobey, Ryan Joyce and Adam Hunt battle if out in an FA Cup Style Draw knockout, to take the bragging rights of the best player in the North, it was a night to remember for everyone who attended Shotton Comrades Club.

Firstly, well done to all participants who accepted their invitation and put £50 on the line to compete. The field consisted of Professionals, County Players and players who have competed at the highest level over the years, making it a great show for those that attended.

Photo Credit(s) – Fergus Easton – For all your photography needs visit his page HERE.

The evening kicked off with a live draw and it certainly did not disappoint, as Glen ‘Duzza’ Durrant was drawn out against World Number 35, Chris ‘Hollywood’ Dobey.

The magic of the FA Cup did not let us down!

As you can see with the picture below, it attracted quite a large crowd.

The darts the crowd witnessed were worthy of any TV competition, with both Chris and Glen producing great darts.

Glen took an early 3-0 lead in 13, 14 and 16 darts.

Chris battled back, but Glen was in fine form, breaking again with a 14 dart leg to take the lead 4-0.

Glen missed 2 match darts and Chris capitalised with 108 checkout to make it 4-1.

However, the 3x BDO champ prevailed, wrapping the match up in 16 darts. Duzza averaged just shy of 100 including 3x 180s.

First Round Results Below –

Chris Harvey 4 5 Kev Thoburn
Simon Tate 5 4 Barry Davies
Phil Borthwick 4 5 Dean Norman
Butch Knighton 2 5 Cam Anderson
Paul Williams 5 1 Craig Anderson
David Stokell 5 3 Andy Chalmers
Sean Jowers 4 5 Keith Wright
Ryan Joyce 5 0 Chris Vaughan
Ian Dawson 3 5 Geoff Murray
Chris Dobey 1 5 Glen Durrant
Terry Temple 5 2 Tony Wood
Shaun Matthews 2 5 Adam Hunt
Dave Prins 5 4 Carl Hamilton
David Crawley 2 5 Paul Jennings
Allan Edwards 5 4 Kev McDine
Jacob Cooksey 5 3 Chris Hornby


Moving into the last 16, with the losers picking up £50, therefore winning their money back, the draw certainly didn’t disappoint again, with Durrant facing Ryan ‘Relentless’ Joyce.

Again, this match attracted the crowds, but the match was a little closer, with Duzza edging out Joyce in a 5-4 thriller.

BDO Ranked Number 3, Allan ‘The Rock’ Edwards started off in fine form as he defeated Kev McDine first round before despatching Dave ‘The Badger’ Prins in Round 2.

Round 2 Results below – (Losers £50)


Adam Hunt 5 2 Dean Norman
Allan Edwards 5 2 Dave Prins
Paul Jennings 5 3 Cam Anderson
Jacob Cooksey 4 5 Simon Tate
Terry Temple 5 0 Keith Wright
David Stokell 4 5 Paul Williams
Kev Thoburn 5 4 Geoff Murray
Glen Durrant 5 4 Ryan Joyce


As we moved into the quarter finals, with a fair share of players qualifying under the radar as a handful of big hitters were dumped out early doors.

PDC player, Terry Temple only dropped 2 legs in his two opening games, against two great players in Tony Wood & Keith Wright. However, he was tested in the quarter finals as he faced UK Open Qualifier, Kev Thoburn. Another great game for the spectators, with Terry edging out Kev in a 9 leg thriller.

Glen faced another PDC Player in Adam Hunt, as he faced one of the hardest routes to this stage.

Both Glen and Adam held throw early doors, before Glen capitalised in leg 4, to break and lead 3-1. That early break proved to be clinical as he went onto win the game 5-2 and book himself in the semi finals.

Quarter Final Results below – (Losers £100)

1 Allan Edwards 5 2 Simon Tate
4 Paul Williams 3 5 Paul Jennings
3 Terry Temple 5 4 Kev Thoburn
2 Glen Durrant 5 2 Adam Hunt


As we neared the business end of the competition, the live draw again did not let us down as Durrant faced good friend Allan Edwards in the semi finals, but proved too strong for ‘The Rock’ and made sure in fine fashion.

In the other semi final, ‘The Terminator’, Terry Temple whitewashed Paul Jennings, 5-0.

Semi Final Results  (Losers £200)



Moving onto the stage for the Final, with Matthew Hodgson on the computer and MC Joe Goodison hosting the evening, both Glen and Terry were welcomed onto the stage with walk on music for the crowd.

Glen was joined by his young fan ‘Kai Tiffen’, who proved to be a big hit with all players and spectators, as seen below in the selected photos!
















The game got under way with Joe Goodison calling and both players produced great darts. En route to victory, Duzza took out 167 on the bull to get the crowd up on their feet.

Duzza again showed his class and steam rolled to victory, winning 6-1, with a 98.04avg to Terry’s 89.7avg



A fantastic night, with Glen ‘Duzza’ Durrant crowned ‘King of the North’ and taking home the winners prize money of £800.



Lastly, a big shout to all those that helped make the night a success, to the organiser, Dave Prins, to those that marked on the evening, to those that helped raise a fantastic amount of money for the charity, ‘Little Treasures’ and helped with setup/takedown!

A huge success and we are all looking forward to King of the North 2020.


Scott Hunt.

Duzza & The Hunter in Europe

This Friday see’s the first PDC European Tour Event of 2019 kick off in Leverkusen, Germany.

Glen Durrant and Adam Hunt now know when they will play on Friday in the European Darts Open.

Adam takes to the stage on Friday afternoon facing a qualifier from Western & Southern Europe which consists of players from Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Liechtenstein, France, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Italy, San Marino, Monaco, Malta, Greece, Cyprus and Turkey.

You can follow the qualifier on Dart Connect from 6pm GMT this evening from HERE.

Glen will make his European Tour debut tomorrow evening facing a Home Nation qualifier.

You can follow the qualifier on Dart Connect from 6pm GMT this evening from HERE.

Good luck to both Glen & Adam this weekend.

More info from the PDC Website HERE.

An Evening with Bobby George at Sedgefield Racecourse

Admission tickets ONLY £15.….with a chance to play Bobby on the night!

“Join us for an evening were you can get the chance to play against former professional darts player and English television presenter Bobby George. He is wildly recognised as one of the game’s biggest personalities, known for his flamboyant entrances in which the “King of Darts” makes his way to the stage bedecked in jewellery, wearing a crown and cloak and holding a candelabra to the Queen song “We are the Champions”

*Advanced bookings are subject to a £1.50 fulfilment fee

*Dress Code is Smart Casual”

To book tickets click HERE.

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Mordica wins in Wolsingham & Joyce victorious at Houghton Comrades

There were two competitions this weekend, with both over 50 entries. Saturday’s competition was held at Wolsingham WMC with Eddie Mordica carrying on his fine form to defeat Richie Archbold in the final.

On Sunday we were at Houghton Comrades Club with ‘Relentless’ Ryan Joyce defeating John Kippen in the final.

Wolsingham Open (50 Entries) –

Last 16 Results –

Kevin McDine defeated Tony Wood
Dave Prins defeated Phil Borthwick
Eddie Mordica defeated Scott Hunt
Robert Young defeated Scott Collingswood
Richie Archbold defeated David Dickson
Chris Kitch defeated Anthony wood
Gary Miller defeated Stephen Bainbridge
Ryan Anderson defeated Reg Savory

Last 8 Results –

Richie Archbold 3 Chris Kitch 0
Ryan Anderson 3 Gary Miller 2
Kevin McDine 1 Dave Prins 3

Report from last 4 from Andy Kelly –

Ryan Anderson 1 Richie Archbold 3
Dave Prins 1 Eddie Mordica 3…..can i just say this game could of went either way in my eyes I marked most of Dave Prins games all day and I’d like to say Davey had a 100% check out rate and I’ve not seen finishing like it in a lot of years but it just seemed to be when he came against Eddie he couldn’t buy a double but take nothing away from Eddie he played outstanding darts, prime example in 1 game Eddie went 180 100 140 and had the game took off him by the badger that was just some of the quality of the darts today so well done Eddie and unlucky Davey Prins as we move into the final…
Eddie Mordica takes on Richie Archbold both lads have done the hard work to get to the final and a few people had said that Richie had rode his luck all day but I don’t think that’s true because I played him in the 1st game and he beat me 3 – 2 don’t get me wrong he had to take out a 131 and 125 to beat me but in my eyes he played outstanding so the final is set as both men got to work Eddie was soon 1 – nil up in the 2nd game Eddie took out a 104 to make it 2 – nil in the 3rd game it was nip and took Richie could of and should of made it 2 – 1 but he never and Eddie was soon 3 – nil up, the 4th game Eddie opened up with a 134, 60 , 60, 106, 109 he missed 3 darts then hit home with 19 darts outstanding darts Eddie Mordica I cant take nothing away from you you played class mate Eddie Mordica is now the Wolsingham Champ you what beauty that our Eddie.”

Houghton Comrades Open (54 Entries) –

Great day at Houghton with big hitters in attendance. Good to see a good mixture of youngsters coming through and challenging the regulars on the circuit. Cracking venue for darts and superb hospitality, with free pizza for all attendees!

Last 16 Results –

Dan Mock beat Ian Whittaker
Ryan Joyce beat Adam Hunt
Andy Kelly beat Ben Smith
Kev McDine beat Scott Hunt
Michael McBain beat John Watson
Dave Prins beat Paul Williams
John Kippen beat D Morris
Dickie Young beat Matt Hodgson

Quarters –

Ryan Joyce beat Dan Mock
Kev McDine beat Andy Kelly
Dave Prins beat Michael McBain
John Kippen beat Dickie Young

Semis –

Ryan Joyce 5-3 Kev McDine
John Kippen 5-4 Dave Prins

Final –

Ryan Joyce 6-0 John Kippen
15, 14, 13, 18, 14, 21 darts.