Allaker wins Durham Ciu Singles Title

County Durhams, Andy Allaker has been crowned the Durham CIU Singles Champion after beating youngster Cameron Anderson in the final.

En route to the final, he defeated Paddy Lenagh in the semis with Cameron beating James Forster.

On finals night, Allaker won 3-1 to take the win.

Results –


Andy Allaker bt Paddy Lenagh
Cameron Anderson bt James Forster


ANDY ALLAKER 3-1 Cameron Anderson

In the doubles final, Paul Jennings and Cameron Anderson defeated Andy Allaker and Ray Foreman 3-0 to take the win.

Result –


CAMERON ANDERSON & PAUL JENNINGS 3-0 Andy Allaker & Ray Foreman.

Roundup of British Inter County Championship Weekend 1

North East County Results & Averages

[Division 2]

Surrey 24 – 12 Durham

Men’s A MotM – Stephen Knight 28.23
Men’s B MotM – Tim Embling 26.46
Ladies A LotM – Jennifer Summerson 19.08
Ladies B LotM – Cheryl Brough 15.04

[Division 3]

Northumberland 19-17 Wiltshire

Men’s A MotM – Simon Tate 26.83
Men’s B MotM – Micky Ord 26.60
Ladies A LotM – Marie Silk 14.89
Ladies B LotM – Casey Stephenson 14.92

[Division 3]

Norfolk 16-20 Cleveland

Men’s A MotM – Allan Edwards 29.40
Men’s B MotM – Dave Bell 23.86
Ladies A LotM – AnnMarie Potts 23.48
Ladies B LotM – Shirley Witten 20.16

[Division 4]

Tyne & Wear 18-18 Shropshire

Men’s A MotM – Andy Chalmers 27.45
Men’s B MotM – Michael McBain 22.45
Ladies A LotM – Cheryl Roper 18.56
Ladies B LotM – Laura Patton 17.28

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!

Relentless qualifies for Riesa.

Ryan ‘Relentless’ Joyce qualified for PDC European Tour 12 yesterday defeating exciting, young player Jarred Cole 6-3 and then experienced Welshman, Richie Burnett by the same scoreline to secure his place next week.

The International Darts Open will take place from 14th-16th September in Riesa, Germany.

More information HERE.

Good Luck Ryan.

Gowland wins the Turbinia Open

On Saturday, the annual Turbinia Open took place in Newton Aycliffe.

Keith Gowland defeated Tony Wood in the final to take the title.

Last 8 Results –

J Teal bt A Allaker
K gowland bt G Davison
G Miller bt S Matthews
T wood bt N makepeace


Gowland bt Teal
Wood bt Miller


Gowland bt Wood

Felling 8 Week Comp Finalists Confirmed

Felling 8 Week Competition.

Finals this Friday.

Reg ends 7.30pm

Seeded Qualifiers:
William Robson David Gradwell David Stokell Andy Chalmers Ryan Joyce Paul Williams Shaun Pomeroy Joanne Kenny Prev Ferry.

Non-seeded Qualifiers are:
Mark Smith Keith Wright Gary Miller Andy Gradwell Geoff Murray Darren Patton Chris Vaughan Dan Mock.

Points Qualifiers are:
David Fleming Bob Coulson Dwayne Murphy Laura Patton John Croft Richie Archibold Sheila Douglas Chad Wright.

Ladies finalists are:
Laura Patton v Sheila Douglas

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.


(Left to right – Adrian Jennings, Linda Ithurralde, Carl Hamilton and Paul Clark)

The LWC Cameron’s Darts Open took place on Bank Holiday Monday at Easington Colliery Club and featured a Mens, Ladies and Youth competitions.

All fields were strong and boasted some of the best players in the area along with BDO/PDC players from afar.

Carl ‘The Jackal’ Hamilton overcame ‘Supa Mc’, Kevin McDine in the mens final 7-5 with a fantastic comeback. Hamilton was 3-0 down to McDine but won the next four legs without reply to take the lead. He then held his nerve to guarantee the win in the best of 13 match.

En route to the final Carl saw off R.Murray, K.Wright, B.Ashurst & A.Jennings. Kevin defeated D.Prins, T.Wood, R.Wild, J.Teal & S.Waites.

‘Northern Star’, Linda Ithurralde was crowned Ladies champion defeating Tyne & Wear County player, Laura Patton 3-0.

In the youth, 12 year old George Ripley defeated Michael Wright to take the youth title.