Supa Mc on a roll

On Saturday 19th May, players from all over the North-East participated in the inaugral ‘Tommy & David Dodds Memorial Open’ and saw a great crowd in attendance. The competition featured a Mens and Ladies competition along with a furthest u17 youth prize.

Kevin McDine continued his recent form by picking up his 3rd title in as many weeks.

En route to the final he defeated Alan Stevenson, Shaun Matthews and Stephen Mallams before dispatching Michael McBain 4-2 to set up a semi final contest again fellow Geordie, Andy Parks. McDine proved too strong for Parks by whitewashing him 4-0.

There was a small break in the competition to honour the life of David Dodds and a new memorial plaque presented in the Legion Bar to thank David for his loyalty and success in darts. The plaque is next to his brother’s, Tommy.

The final took place afterwards with Kevin McDine defeating Butch Knighton 5-1, to be crowned the 2018 champion and presented with a Memorial Shield and the first Tommy & David Dodds Memorial Trophy.

(Mens Shield, Ladies Shield and Winner/Runner up Trophies for both competitions proudly sponsored by Cliffy Johnson)

AnnMarie Potts took the ladies title defeating Linda Ithurralde 4-3 and to be crowned the First Ladies Champion of the competition.

Both Trophies meant a lot to the players and will be treasured for a long time.

Young Tyne & Wear County player, Jack Male went the furthest in the competition out of the youth in attendance, bowing out in the last 16 and picking up a prize.


Lastly, thank you to everyone that bought raffle tickets and so on, as we made a fantastic £400 for the two charities close to the hearts of the Dodds family.

Thank you to everyone that attended on Saturday and celebrated the life of both Tommy & David. I am sure this competition will begin to grow and be cemented as one of the best in the North East calendar.

(Photos Courtesy of Fergus Easton – Thank you very much)

Results below –

Last 16 –

Kev McDine beat Stephen Mallams
Michael McBain beat Jack Male
Andy Parks beat Paul Telford
Andy Allaker beat Keith Cresser
Sean Johnson beat Phil Borthwick
Dave Prins beat Scott Collingwood
George Davidson beat Gary Miller
Butch beat Angie McDonald

Quarters –

Kev McDine 4-2 Michael McBain
Andy Parks 4-1 Andy Allaker
Sean Johnson 4-3 Dave Prins
Butch 4-2 George Davison

Semis –

Kev McDine 4-0 Andy Parks
Butch 4-2 Sean Johnson

Final –

Kev McDine 5-1 Butch

Ladies –

Semis –

Linda Ithurralde beat Laura Patton
AnnMarie Potts beat Angie McDonald


AnnMarie Potts 4-3 Linda Ithurralde

Another One for Supa Mc

Supa Mc continues his superb form by winning the Byker 8 Week competition last night defeating Andy Parks in the final.

The competition came to a close last night with 16 qualifiers battling out for the first prize.

Kevin McDine made it 3 competition wins in the last 4 weeks.

Results –

Semi Finals –

Kevin McDine 5-1 David Gradwell
Andy Parks 5-0 Keith Wright


KEVIN MCDINE 6-4 Andy Parks

Durham Mens Superleague – Easington Win the Title.

Durham Superleague Final Results online.

Congrats to Easington Colliery on winning the title.

Top 3 –

1) Easington – Won 33, Lost 5 – 253 Points
2) Red Lion Ouston – Won 33, Lost 5 – 248 Points
3) Crook Hotel – Won 30, Lost 8 – 232 Points

Top Averages –

1)Adam Hunt – Played 33 – Won 32 (Avg 28.17)
2)Craig Anderson – Played 37 – Won 34 (Avg 25.45)
3)Gary Miller – Played 37 – Won 34 (Avg 23.73)

Most Wins –

1)Craig Anderson/Gary Miller – Played 37 – Won 34
2)Adam Hunt – Played 33 – Won 32
3)Cameron Anderson – Played 34 – Won 31

Most 180s –

1) Adam Hunt – Played 33 – 30x 180s
2) Cameron Anderson – Played 34 – 18x 180s
3) Kev Naunton – Played 33 – 17x 180s
3) Andy Allaker – Played 37 – 17x 180s

Great season.

Thanks to Stephen Hayers with providing the table, averages and results every week.

Highest Averages from last night –

Craig Anderson – Easington Colliery 29.61
Phil Borthwick – Station Club 29.47
Steve Addison – Red Lion Ouston 27.83
David Crawley – Blackhill Comrades 27.28
Tim Richardson – Grove & Moorside 26.63
Alan Bell – Crook Hotel 26.60
Adam Hunt – Red Lion Ouston 26.37
Mark Low – Builders Arms 26.34
Steve Annan – Annfield Plain Democratic Club 26.28
Cameron Anderson – Easington Colliery 25.91
Brian Ashurst – Byers Green Club 25.49
Martin Farmer – Byers Green Club 25.47
Paul Johnson – Red Lion Coxhoe 25.46
Eddie Brown – Annfield Plain Democratic Club 25.05

Important Dates –

23rd May – Gold Cup Pairs Qualifiers @ Willington WMC – 7.15 pm registration for 7.30 pm start

30th May – Gold Cup Singles Qualifiers @ Willington WMC – 7.15 pm registration for 7.30 pm start

6th June – World Masters Qualifiers @ Willington WMC – 7.15 pm registration for 7.30 pm start

13th June – World Pro Qualifiers @ Willington WMC – 7.15 pm registration for 7.30 pm start

Presentation Night is at Willington WMC on the 7th July

AGM for 2018/19 season is at Willington WMC on Sunday 15th July with an 11 am start – all teams must attend if wishing to play in Durham Superleague next season.

Supa Mc wins at Blyth Comrades

Another fantastic tournament at the Blyth Comrades Club on Saturday gone with Kevin McDine taking the title defeating young PDC player Callan Rydz in the final 4-1. McDine continues his strong run in the last four weeks winning 2 competitions and reaching the final of another.

There was a brilliant 65 entries on the day even with the Welsh Open on and Northumberland County playing their rescheduled final game of the season.

Their next competition is Friday 6th July with all information HERE.

In the ladies competition Caroline welsh overcame Angela Shields by 3 legs to 0.

Mens Results –


Callan Rydz 4-2 Simon Malpass
Gary Lomas 4-3 Andy Cochrane
Kevin McDine 4-3 Tug
Andy Parks 4-3 Simon Tate

Semi Finals

Callan Rydz 4-2 Gary Lomas
Kevin McDine 4-2 Andy Parks


Kevin McDine 4-1 Callan Rydz


Coxhoe WMC based in Durham were crowned CIU National Team Champions on Saturday afternoon.

The team consisting of Alan Bell, Butch, George Davison, Adam Hunt, James Forster, Robert Lauder, Paddy Lenagh and John Murphy defeated Merthyr Tydfil Lab Club from Wales in the final by 4 legs to 2 .

The format was best of 7, 1001 with all players participating.

Congrats lads!

Tyne & Wear Ladies Superleague Finals Night

Tyne and Wear Ladies Super League Finals Night

Report and Results courtesy of Laura Patton.

The night started with the pairs semi finals, with Maureen Purvis and Jean Stanley of the Globe proving to be too strong for FCC (A)’s Tracey Curry and Pat Coulson, with Maureen and Jean reaching the final with a 3-0 win. In the other semi final Laura Patton and Cheryl Roper started strongly with a 3-0 victory over Annemarie Urwin and Debbie Waugh which set up an all Globe final.

In the final of the pairs competition it was a very close game, Maureen and Jean started stronger and were 2-0 ahead, Cheryl started the third leg strong and managed to get it back to 2-1, in the final leg with the score 3-3 it was Maureen and Jean who led the scoring, and then missing doubles which ultimately cost them, enabling Laura and Cheryl to catch up with some strong scoring and Cheryl taking double top out with her first opportunity to win the game 4-3.

(Ladies Pairs Finalists)

The Voyager are the team knock out winners despite some close legs and some excellent darts thrown by both sides. Felling Cricket Club (A) took and early lead and went 1-0 up, Geri Maclennan’s high scoring kept the pressure on the Voyager, in the next few legs but Caroline Dorothy and Marie Seago’s clinical finishing along with some missed chances for FCC (A) meant that the Voyager ran out 3-1 winners.

(The Voyager Ladies – Team Knockout Winners)

The 3-a-side final was another close and well fought battle between Felling Cricket Club (B)’s Anne-Marie Urwin / Annmarie Potts / Debbie Waugh and Laura Patton / Maureen Purvis / Jean Stanley from the Globe. Although falling behind in the first few legs and being 3-1 down, excellent doubling from Jean Stanley ensured a spirited comeback and the Globe three, who were last years runners up regain their title with a 4-3 win.

(The Globe Ladies – 3 a side Winners)

Annmarie Potts and Tracey Curry were the finalists of the singles competition. Tracey reaching the final for the first time and played well to put some pressure on Annmarie but missed chances along the way. Annmarie was too strong for Tracey over the duration of the match, with Annmarie ending up 4-1 winner to regain the Tyne and Wear Super League Singles title.

(Left AnnMarie Potts, Right Tracey Curry)

There are a few catch up games remaining to complete the league and I will update averages and league table when these are all completed. Don’t forget the presentation night is 16th June, the qualifiers for the Winmau and world pro details are still yet to be confirmed, details will appear on here as soon as I have them. Results: Team Knockout Final – Voyager 3-1 FCC (A) 3 a side Final – Globe (LP/MP/JS) 4-3 FCC (B) (DW/AMU/AMP) Pairs semi finals – Globe (LP/CR) 3-0 FCC (B) (DW/AMU) FCC (A) (TC/PC) 3-0 Globe (MP/JS) Pairs final – Globe (LP/CR) 4-3 Globe (MP/JS) Singles final – Tracey Curry 1-4 Annmarie Potts.


Well done Ladies and great write up by Laura.

Anderson lifts Newcastle Masters crown

(Left to right – Ted Hankey, Lee Bellerby, Gary Anderson)

(Write up courtesy of Tom Beresford –

Gary Anderson was victorious in Newcastle on Friday evening in Newcastle as he lifted the ‘Davey Dodds’ memorial trophy in what was the sixth annual staging of the Newcastle Masters – hosted by NE Sporting events.

As the former two-time World champion picked up the Davey Dodds memorial trophy on what was an emotional evening for everyone involved, the ‘Flying Scotsman’ provided his own heartfelt regards to the family of Davey Dodds as he donated the trophy to the Dodds family.

The gesture was very well received by the Dodds family and audience in attendance.

En route to winning the event, Anderson enjoyed a series of victories over Dave Prins (4-1), Allan Edwards (3-1) before enjoying a 3-1 victory over Ted Hankey in the Grand Final.

It was a fantastic event hosted by NE Sporting Events, and a great occassion for friends and family to raise a glass for Davey Dodds.


Chris Mason 4-0 Liam Dobey

‘Mace the Ace’ kicked off the evening in Newcastle with a fantastic 4-0 victory over Liam Dobey who’s coincidentally the cousin of PDC star Chris Dobey.

Mason averaged 96 in what was a fantastic display from the former World Championship Semi-Finalist.


Andy Lynn 4-1 Colin Lloyd

Andy Lynn received a wildcard for this event, and he showed why he was selected as he produced a superb display to see off the former World no.1 Colin ‘Jaws’ Lloyd in a 4-1 victory.


Ted Hankey 4-0 Dean Jones

‘The Count’ Ted Hankey got off to a fantastic start in Newcastle as he seen off the North-East hopeful Dean Jones in a very assuring 4-0 victory. The was plenty of comradery between the pair following the walk-ons, and it was Hankey who cruised into the Semi-Finals.


Gary Anderson 4-1 Dave Prins

The former two-time World Champion Gary Anderson was in sensational form in his opening match with ‘The Badger’ Dave Prins as he completed a 4-1 victory over Prins. The Scot showed his class as he eased into the Semi-Finals.


Allan Edwards 4-3 Chris Mason

This one could have arguably been one of matches of the evening in terms of drama and quality as Allan Edwards edged out Chris Mason in a fantastic battle. Mason couldn’t quite replicate his performance from his preliminary round win over Liam Dobey as Edwards moved into the Semi-Finals.


Ted Hankey 3-2 Andy Lynn

‘The Count’ produced a steady performance in this one, but credit to Andy Lynn who battled well. But, it was Hankey who moved into the Grand Final of the Newcastle Masters.


Gary Anderson 3-1 Allan Edwards

This was another exciting match in Newcastle, as Gary Anderson faced a tough opponent in Allan Edwards who’s a player who’s tasted a lot of success up in the North-East. Anderson showed his quality though as he coasted to a 3-1 victory as he set up a Final with Ted Hankey.


A quick mention to the walk-on girls for this event – Katiee Elizabeth & Lauren Kearns. Walk-on girls have been under scrutiny over the past few months, but Katiee & Lauren shown that they’re very professional at what they do, and helped make the Newcastle Masters the success that it was.


GARY ANDERSON 3-1 Ted Hankey

Gary Anderson lifts the Newcastle Masters 6 crown as he completed a 3-1 victory over Ted Hankey in what was a terrific final.

Gary, like I said earlier donated his trophy to the Dodds family in what was a phenomenal gesture from the ‘Flying Scotsman’.

The Newcastle Masters 6 was proudly sponsored by

Walker Taxi’s

Build Base

Graphic International

Spot White

Photo’s courtesy of Fergus Easton

Hamilton wins the Teams Club Open

Tyne Masters Ranking Event 6
Men’s Last 16
Paul Dinning bt Luke Bradley
Steve Dykes bt Shaun Matthews
Colin Jansson bt Stu McCann
Carl Hamilton bt A Gilroy
Adam Hunt bt Andy Parks
Stephen Mallams bt Chris Harvey
Keith Gowland bt Fish
Kev McDine bt James Forster
Last 8
Paul Dinning 3-4 Steven Dykes
Colin Jansson 0-4 Carl Hamilton
Adam Hunt 4-0 Stephen Mallams
Keith Gowland 1-4 Kev mcDine
Steven Dykes 1 – 4 Carl Hamilton
Adam Hunt 1-4 Kevin McDine
Carl Hamilton 5-4 Kevin McDine
WELL DONE to Carl who took 91 out in final leg to win today and fighting off Kevs come back from 3 nil down
Jack Male bt Cameron Anderson
Ladies Final
Ann-Marie Potts 4-2 Colleen Hunt