Durham’s Eddie Mordica will be live on stage tomorrow afternoon competing in the Winmau World Masters 2018 last 32 in Bridlington.
En route to making the last 32, Mordica beat top American player, Larry Butler 3-2 taking a 170 finish out in the process. In the board final he defeated ex PDC Premier League Player, ‘The Warrior’, Wes Newton 3-2 to set up tomorrow’s contest.
Eddie will be on stage at 4pm and faces dutchman, Wesley Harms.
Also, Teesside’s Durrant faces Yorkshire’s John Walton and Northumberland’s Gary Robson faces the Dutchman, Wouter Vaes.
All info HERE
Good luck lads!
The BDO World Masters & World Professional are taking place this week.
There is a number of North-East players taking part.
Good luck to all competing (In no particular order and all players, to my knowledge):
Men – Glen Durrant, Gary Robson, Allan Edwards, Peter Frewer, Eddie Mordica, Rob Howe, Robert Douthwaite, Chris Vaughan & Callan Rydz.
Ladies – Linda Ithurralde, Kirsty Hutchinson, Ann Marie Potts, Laura Patton & Julie Thompson
This weekend The British Classic and British Open has taken place at Bridlington.
A lot of North East players had made the journey to compete, with good results from many players.
In the British Classic yesterday, Simon Tate, Scott Mcparlin and Glen Durrant made the last 32. Mcparlin was edged out in a decider to Matt Padgett whereas Tate and Durrant both lost out 4-1.
Clevelands Barry Davies was in fantastic form reaching the last 8 stage. En route to the quarter finals he defeated Welshman, Wayne Warren and Andy ‘The Hammer’ Hamilton.
Carl ‘The Jackal’ Hamilton went the furthest, reaching the stage semi finals. The Darlington ace battled through to beat some very big names such as, Dave Copley, Gary Robson and James Hurrell en route to the last 16 stage. He defeated experienced players Nick Fulwell and Martin Phillips 4-3 to make the stage semis against Dutchman, Wesley Harms.
Unfortunately, Carl ran out of steam and was defeated 5-1. A fantastic performance and a massive step in the right direction.
In the ladies, AnnMarie Potts and Jennifer Summerson made the last 32 with AnnMarie losing out to eventual winner, Laura Turner. Durhams Linda Ithurralde and Kirsty Hutchinson both made the last 16. Linda was defeated 4-2 by Australian, Corrine Hammond and Kirsty was beaten by world champion, Lisa Ashton.
North East County Results & Averages
Surrey 24 – 12 Durham
Northumberland 19-17 Wiltshire
Norfolk 16-20 Cleveland
Tyne & Wear 18-18 Shropshire
Another great day at the Sky Lounge Darts Open in Washington. There were 61 entries in total with maximums galore and high checkouts throughout the day. ‘Relentless’, Ryan Joyce was victorious overcoming fellow PDC player, Adam Hunt 5-3 in a thrilling final.
Jack Male bt Shaun Pomeroy
James Forster bt Keith Gowland
Dean Norman bt Sean Jowers
Adam Hunt bt Craig Hall
Ryan Joyce bt Jordan Roof
Andy Kelly bt Paul Berriman
Mark Kidman bt Lee Rose
Carl Hamilton bt John Kippen Jnr
Ryan Joyce 4-1 Carl Hamilton
Adam Hunt 4-3 James Forster
Ryan Joyce 5-3 Adam Hunt
Ryan hit a 170 c/o in leg 3 for a 12 darter.
Thanks again to David Ball and the Sky Lounge, great venue for darts!
Thanks to Marie Maz Carline for your help, Oliver Male for marking all day to keep it flowing, Andrew Kelly for marking the final and Jacob Cooksey for calling it!
The inaugural ‘McClurg Scaffolding Ltd Darts Open 2018’ took place on Sunday 26thAugust at Grove & Moorside Club, County Durham.
With 107 entries on the day, it included the best talent in the area along with entrants from Manchester, Scotland and more.
With 8 boards in action, there were some great games early doors.
Board 1 saw Dave Prins and Dave Crawley go the distance in a 4-3 thriller in the last 128. Crawley pipped Prins to the win with a huge 142 checkout in the deciding leg.
The immediate game after that saw Tyne & Wear’s Andy Chalmers battle it out with Cleveland’s Dean Norman. Again, it went the distance with Norman winning 4-3. The match included 8x 180’s in 7 legs.
On board 2 Chris Kitch saw off 3 strong Durham County players to win his board including a tight 4-3 win over Stevie Annan in his first game.
Scotland’s Ryan Murray only dropped 3 legs en route to winning board 3 putting out two Durham County players in the process.
On board 4 Linda Ithurralde was in fine form, seeing off George Davison, Craige Nixon and Alan Bell to guarantee a last 8 spot.
Board 5 saw ‘Hollywood’, Chris Dobey whitewash everyone in his path not dropping a single leg en route to the quarter finals.
As the majority of boards on the day, there were great players in depth including those on Board 6 that saw Ryan Joyce edge out Callan Rydz 4-2 to book his place in the last 8.
There were big hitters falling at the first hurdle on all boards, and board 7 was no exception. ‘Supa Mc’, Kevin McDine and Tony Wood produced a thriller, with Wood edging out McDine 4-2 in the last 64.
Tyne & Wear’s, David Stokell whitewashed Phil Borthwick in the board 7 final to move into the Quarter Finals.
Lastly, on board 8, James Forster dropped only 4 legs en route to winning his board, defeating young Scottish player, William Boland 4-2 in the board final.
After a slight break, we got the quarter finals underway including a fierce battle with North-East PDC players, Dobey and Joyce.
As expected, it went the distance, with some fantastic darts on show. Chris was the stronger on the day, edging out Ryan, 4-3 to reach the stage semi finals.
Another last leg decider, saw Forster defeat Stokell to set up a semi final against Dobey.
Chris Kitch & Ryan Murray comfortably saw off their opponents 4-1.
In the first stage semi final, MC Joe Goodison welcomed Ryan Murray and Chris Kitch to the stage. With both players in fine form, the game produced some great darts.
There were no legs thrown over 18 darts in the match, including a maximum from each. Overall, the Scot produced a fine display with a 91 avg including two 13 dart legs and two 15 dart legs to reach the final.
In the second semi final, Chris Dobey and James Forster were brought on stage. Chris Dobey proved too strong for James and defeated him 5-1 with a 93 avg including 16, 13 and 14 dart legs.
As the day neared the end, we had one game remaining to determine the first winner of the ‘McClurg Scaffolding Ltd Darts Open 2018’ and take home the £1,000 first prize and the winners trophy.
With both players good friends from the PDC circuit, we expected a great match.
It was neck and neck throughout, until Ryan stepped up another gear including hitting 2x 180s en route to winning 5-3 with a 87 avg.
FULL RESULTS FROM ALL GAMES CAN BE FOUND HERE
Well done to our furthest u17 youth on the day, County Durham’s, Joe Weldon.
Also, well done to our Quarter Finalist and furthest lady on the day, ‘Northern Star’ Linda Ithurralde.
A fantastic day of darts that was enjoyed by all.
A special thank you to James McClurg, Owner of McClurg Scaffolding Ltd. Without his generous contribution, the day couldn’t have gone ahead.
Also, a big thank you to our board sponsors;
D Crawley Roofing, LJS Fitness, David Brown Transport & Aggregates, Consett Breakers, K.A.M Gardening & Landscaping, Steel Town Vapes and G.A Walton & Son Electrical Services.
Thank you to the Grove & Moorside Club for the contribution to the prize fund, the fantastic setup and the great bar staff on the day.
Lastly, thank you from Stephen Bainbridge and myself, Scott Hunt for a brilliant day. Already looking forward to next year.
McClurg Scaffolding Ltd Darts Open.
This Bank Holiday Sunday.
109 Entries in. Capped at 128.
We will be accepting entries on the day, so please get in early if you’re considering coming. Doors & Bar Open at 10.30am.
Registration closes at 12.30pm.
Draw will be done on the day following the close of registration.
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR BOARD SPONSORS – FIND INFO ON THEM ‘HERE‘
This Bank Holiday Sunday sees the inaugural ‘McClurg Scaffolding Ltd Darts Open’ take place at the Grove & Moorside Club, County Durham with £1,000 up for grabs for the winner!
As of Wednesday 22nd August there is 107 names in the hat with the competition capped at 128 entries.
If you are interested in entering, please email email@example.com. Bank Transfer or Paypal is accepted.
The entry list as of 22nd August can be found HERE.
(Payout to last 16 subject to 128 entries)