Saturday 28th December Blyth Comrades Open 128 Men, 27 Ladies & 25 Youth
Last 16 –
Andy Parks 3-1 Lee Harbottle David Turnbull 3-2 Anthony Hasson Simon Tate 3-1 Geoff Murray Keith Bisby 3-2 Mark Hudson Ryan Joyce 3-1 Adam Shanks Harry Robinson 3-2 Simon Dodds Tony Wood 3-2 Digit Gary Broadhead 3-2 Jack Male
Last 8 –
A Parks 3-0 D Turnbull 3 0 K Bisby 3-2 S Tate 3 2 R Joyce 3-2 G Broadhead 3 0 T Wood 3-2 H Robinson 3 2
Semi Final –
K Bisby 4-0 A Parks R Joyce 4-2 T Wood
Final R Joyce 4-0 K Bisby
Ladies last 8
Anne Marie Potts bt L Smith 3 0 Ang Best bt Lisa Barns 3 1 Claire Taws bt Lil Frost 3 0 Fluffy bt Sarah Gowens 3 2
Am Potts bt A Best 3 2 Fluffy bt C Taws 3 2
A M Potts bt Fluffy 3 1
Lewis Mayes bt Connor Sykes 3 0 Ollie Male bt Natasha Kennedy 3 0
Lewis bt Ollie 4 2
Sunday 29th December Phoenix, Hexham 59 Entries
Ryan Joyce 6-4 Carl Hamilton
Monday 30th December Consett Station Club 52 Entries
Last 8 –
Paul Lawson bt Kris Lawson Matt Smith bt Andy Allaker Kev McDine bt Martin Metcalfe Tony Wood bt Dave Wilson
Semi Final –
Kev McDine bt Matt Smith Tony Wood bt Paul Lawson
Tony Wood 5-2 Kev McDine
New Years Day 2020 St Peters Social Club, Byker 59 Men & 9 Ladies
Last 8 –
Ryan Joyce 4-0 Callum Wallace~ John Kippen Jr 4-2 Glen Goldsborough Chris Mathews 4-3 Gary Miller Tony Wood 4-2 Stephen Wright
Semi Final –
Ryan Joyce 4-0 John Kippen Jr Tony Wood 4-1 Chris Mathews
The PDC World Championships kicked off on Friday with 96 names in the hat competing for a staggering £500,000 first prize.
We have four North East lads in action, with two making their debuts. Tonight sees Bedlington ace Callan Rydz take to the stage against the Irishman, Steve Lennon.
Rydz goes into tonight’s game full of confidence after securing a two year PDC tour card via the PDC Challenge Tour. We have seen him perform against the elite this year taking some big scalps on the floor, now he takes to the biggest stage of all to show everyone what he can do.
The other debutant, is none other than 3x BDO World Champion, Glen Durrant. Glen has been the stand out performer in his debut year and already broke into the top 32 with a whopping £176,500 on his order of merit.
Duzza faces a tough second round test on Saturday evening against either Jose Sousa of Portugal or Australia’s, Damon Heta.
Joining Rydz and Durrant at Ally Pally, are the two Geordie lads, Chris Dobey and Ryan Joyce. Both lads had a fantastic World’s last year, with Dobey reaching the last 16 and Joyce making the quarters.
Watch all games live on Sky Sports kicking off tonight with Callan Rydz.
Monday 16th December
Callan Rydz vs Steve Lennon (Round 1) 7pm
Thursday 19th December
Ryan Joyce vs Jan Dekker (Round 1) Second on. Coverages starts from 12.30pm
Chris Dobey vs Ron Meulenkamp/Ben Robb (Round 2) 7pm
Saturday 21st December
Glen Durrant vs Jose Sousa/Damon Heta (Round 2) Second on. Coverage starts from 7pm
Following on from Friday’s finals night, Cottles Bar in Willington held its annual Sunday Finals day with the top 16 players over the 8 week competition, competing for the £500 1st Prize.
With a whopping £1,800+ in the prize pot, all 16 players were rewarded well.
Ryan Joyce was looking in great form defeating Scott Hunt, Gary Lomas and Adam Hunt en route to the final. Some big ton plus finishes on the way proved vital.
The man in his way was Tony Wood, taking part in his second final this weekend, and it was a cracker. The match went all the way, with a key 171 to leave 70 by Joyce in the deciding leg looked to be enough. However, Wood followed with 180 to leave 57.
Joyce made no mistakes and took out 70 in two, to be crowned the champion.
Ryan Joyce bt Scott Hunt Gary Lomas bt Jack Bell Adam Hunt bt Ben Smith Gary Miller bt Margaret Stewart Butch Knighton bt Eddie Mordica Keith Wright bt Nigel Watson Tony Wood bt Andy Allaker Chris Kitch bt Gary Johnston
Ryan Joyce 4-3 Gary Lomas Adam Hunt 4-0 Gary Miller Butch Knighton 4-2 Keith Wright Tony Wood 4-2 Chris Kitch
Ryan Joyce 4-3 Adam Hunt Tony Wood 4-2 Butch Knighton
The Total Resin Solutions Ranking Events were concluded on Friday at Thornaby Sports and Leisure Club, with the top 32 Men, top 8 Ladies and top 8 youth from the ranking tables battling it out for the top prize.
Adam Hunt was victorious in the mens, defeating Adam Atkinson, Gary Hayes and Sean Jowers en route to the semi final. He despatched Barry Davies with a 5-0 scoreline and 101 avg in the semis to set up the final against Tony Wood. Hunt carried on his fine form to win 5-1.
In the Ladies, Laura Patton defeated Claire Stamper in the final 4-3.
George Ripley was crowned youth champion defeating Dalton Storr.
Adam Hunt bt Sean Jowers Barry Davies bt Allan Snabel Tony Wood bt Eddie Mordica Shaun Matthews bt Scott Hunt
Adam Hunt 5-0 Barry Davies Tony Wood 5-2 Shaun Matthews
The Geordie lads went one better than last year and took the title with a 4-2 win over ‘Pair of Hunts & 2 Anchors in the final’
The Magpies consisting of Alan Davie, Kev McDine, David Gradwell and Andy Lynn comfortably qualified through Group 2 with 2 wins over ‘Average Joes’ (James McClurg, Dayle Blackett, Jamie Thompson and Ryan Anderson) and ‘Its Went West’ (Scott Collingwood, Matty Darroch, Stephen Mallams and Michael Wright)
Pair of Hunts & 2 Anchors consisting of Adam Hunt, Scott Hunt, James Forster and Ryan Joyce also won all their group games with wins over ‘Globe +1’ (Darren Patton, Geoff Murray, John Kippen Jr and David Stokell) ‘Yacker Knackers (Matt Hodgson, Paul Webster, Gerry Hall, Gary Miller) and lastly, ‘Just Here For The Drink’ (Andy Gradwell, Micky Lynn, Tony Tinnion and Richie Archbold)
The Final saw Kev McDine beat Adam Hunt and David Gradwell beat James Forster to put ‘The Magpies’ 2-0 up.
Scott Hunt defeated Alan Davie and Ryan Joyce beat Andy Lynn to take it into the doubles 2-2.
Kev McDine and Davey Gradwell beat Adam Hunt and James Forster. Andy Lynn and Alan Davie beat Scott Hunt and Ryan Joyce.
Semi Final Teams –
Butch & The Sundance Kids Tony Wood, Phil Borthwick, Keith Wright and Butch Knighton
Ouston we have a problem David Borthwick, Billy Robson, Ray Marshall and Paul Nesbitt
The Magpies Kev McDine, David Gradwell, Alan Davie and Andy Lynn
Pair of Hunts & 2 Anchors Adam Hunt, Scott Hunt, James Forster and Ryan Joyce