Ryan Joyce wins at Sky Lounge


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.


[Last 16]

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 Andrew Kelly
Carl Hamilton 4-0 Mark Kidman
James Forster 4-2 Jack Male
Adam Hunt 4-3 Dean Norman


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!

Murray defeats Dobey in McClurg Scaffolding Ltd Darts Open



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.



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.

Bank Holiday Sunday.

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.


McClurg Scaffolding Ltd Darts Open this Sunday!

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 info@northeastdarts.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)

Superleague Results and Averages

Week 1 of the Durham Mens and Tyne & Wear Mens/Ladies information is now online including a breakdown of every game played, with the result and average to match. Now you can see who played who and the exact result. This also includes the Cleveland Ladies/Men results, too.

You will find the information posted on ‘Scott NorthEastDarts’ Facebook profile along with the information uploaded to the site.

Thanks to Matt Hodgson, Neil Rose, Laura Patton and Joe Smith taking their time to provide this information to make it a better read for us all.

Fixture lists online

We now have the majority of fixtures online for the Superleague and Local leagues that are commencing this month and next.

Durham Men’s and Ladies Superleague.
Tyne & Wear Men’s and Ladies Superleague.
Northumberland Men’s Superleague.
Cleveland Ladies Superleague. (Cleveland Men’s coming soon).
Whitley Bay & Cullercoats Local League.

Results and tables will be updated in cooperation with the league secretaries.

Tyne & Wear’s Jack Male qualifies for Winmau World Masters

Sixteen year old Jack Male who has been making waves in the North East scene this year has qualified for the Winmau World Masters Youths in October.

He was one of many North-East players competing in Manchester at the weekend in the regional playoffs.

He won four games to qualify including beating three North-East players to do so.

Male rounded off a great day beating Durham County Youth Keiron Plews in the final 4-0.

Results –

Jack Male 3-2 Ethan Clayton

Quarters –

Jack Male 3-1 Drew Mole (Tyne & Wear)

Semis –

Jack Male 3-0 Joe Weldon (Durham)

Final –

Jack Male 4-0 Keiron Plews (Durham)


Good luck Jack!