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Warwickshire pair take English National Singles.
Tony Brown & Trina Gulliver English National Singles Champions.
(Picture supplied by Peter & Debbie Melton)
NICK GEDNEY PRODUCED SOME FANTASTIC DARTS OVER THE VAUXHALL WEEKEND AND THOUGH HE LOST IN THE FINAL OF THE PAIRS WITH PETE ALLEN AND THE VAUXHALL SINGLES TO JOHN PART HE CAN BE WELL PLEASED WITH HIS WORK.
NICK AND PETE LOST TO ROLAND SCHOLTEN AND RICHIE BURNETT ON THE FRIDAY
NIGHT, BUT IN THE SINGLES ON THE SATURDAY NICK TOOK OUT A LOT OF TOP NAMES,
PAUL CARTER (DORSET) DENNIS SMITH (WILTS) LES FITTON (LANCS & PRO AM
WINNER FRIDAY DAY) ALAN WARRINER (LANCS) AND KEVIN PAINTER (ESSEX) BEFORE
LOSING 5-2 IN THE FINAL AGAINST A VERY STRONG JOHN PART.
WARWICKSHIRE CAME BACK FROM THEIR NIGHTMARE AT GLAMORGAN TO DRAW WITH REIGNING CHAMPIONS CAMBRIDGESHIRE.
LADIES B HAD A BAD START TO THE WEEKEND WINNING ONLY ONE OF THE ALLOTED SIX WITH VICKI BYRNE THE WINNER.
MENS B WENT CRAZY RECORDING THEIR HIGHEST WIN FOR FOUR YEARS WINNING 9-3 PAUL MERRETT 29.47 GOT THEM UNDER WAY AND OTHER GREAT GAMES CAME FROM TOMMY McGLONE 28.13 WITH A GREAT 161 OUT, DAVE CLARKE TOOK THE MATCH AWARD WITH A 30.53 AND A 12 DARTER ALSO WITH A 161 OUT, AND THE FINAL GAME DAVE WYKES 28.36.
LADIES A WENT 3-0 DOWN BUT CAME BACK TO TAKE THE NEXT THREE FROM LESLEY NEWCOMBE, TRINA GULLIVER, 25.47 AND CLAIRE BYWATERS.
MENS A HAD MIXED FORTUNES LOSING 7-5, ALAN SHARRATT 31.49 LOSING 3-2 BUT MARK HOLLYOAKE TOOK THE MOM WITH 30.18. TONY BROWN WAS ON THE END OF A HIDING WHEN MERVYN KING HIT THE RECORD AVERAGE IN BICC WITH A 40.62, GOING OUT IN 12 WITH A 170 OUT, 14 AND 11 DARTS, BUT KINGS JOY WAS SHORT LIVED WHEN NEWS FILTERED THROUGH THAT PETER JOHNS OF GWENT HAD ECLIPSED THAT AVERAGE WITH A SCORCHING 42.94
WARWICKSHIRE SUFFERED A HEAVY DEFEAT AT THE HANDS OF GLAMORGAN IN THEIR LATEST GAME IN THE BICC CHAMPIONSHIPS.
LADIES B MANAGED A DRAW WITH DENISE BURKE LOM WITH A 17.56 ALSO WINS FOR DENISE JONES AND VIKI FRANKLIN.
THE MENS B WERE ON THE WRONG END OF A 9-3 SCORELINE WITH WINS FOR TOMMY RYAN, DAVE HONEY ON HIS DEBUT AND A BRILLIANT MOM FROM PAUL MERRETT WITH 31.93.
THE LADIES A CONTINUE TO OBLITERATE ALL CHALLENGES THIS TIME DISHING OUT A 5-1 WITH LESLEY NEWCOMBE THE ONLY LOSER. TRINA GULLIVER ONCE AGAIN LOM WITH 25.05.
THE MENS A HAD A NIGHTMARE LOSING THE SAME AS THE B SIDE THE DAY BEFORE, WINNERS WERE STEVE DWYER, COLIN FOWLER AND MARK HOLLYOAKE MOM WITH A 28.36. RITCHIE DAVIES OF GLAMORGAN HIT A SUPERB 35.79 WHILE WAYNE DAVIES STUNNED KEVIN DOWLING WITH 3 FINISHES OF 121,116 AND 150 IN A 3-2 WIN WITH KEVIN FINISHING WITH A HIGHER AVERAGE.
FINAL SCORE GLAMORGAN 25 WARWICKSHIRE 14.
ENGLAND CALL UP
Claire Bywaters has been rewarded for excellent form not only for Warwickshire but also for her previous County of Oxfordshire in being called up for the British Internationals in April 2002.. Claire will join team mate and World No 1 Trina Gulliver in the squad announced over the weekend.
WARWICKSHIRE SUFFERED THEIR FIRST DEFEAT OF THE SEASON WHEN GOING DOWN HEAVILY TO A STRONG AND DETERMINED YORKSHIRE.
THINGS GOT OFF TO A BAD START WHEN THE LADIES B LOST 4-2 WITH WINS COMING FROM DENISE BURKE AND A DEBUT WIN AND LOM FOR NOREEN HARRIS WITH A VERY STEADY 20.31 AVERAGE.
THE MENS B GOT OFF TO A GOOD START WITH RECALL WINS FOR BOTH PETER BROTHERTON AND PAUL MERRETT, BUT WE WERE THEN ON THE SLIPPERY SLOPE WINNING ONLY TWO MORE GAMES FROM CARL BETTERIDGE AND MOM DARIN WHITE WITH 28.38.
LADIES A ON SUNDAY STARTED OFF WELL WITH WORLD No1 AND EMBASSY WORLD PROFESSIONAL LADIES CHAMPION TRINA GULLIVER WINNING 3-1 AGAINST KAREN SMITH WITH A 23.83 LOM AVERAGE, OTHER WINS CAME FROM CLAIRE BYWATERS, LESLEY NEWCOMBE AND DEBBIE McPHERSON.
COLIN FOWLER TOOK FIRST BLOOD IN THE MENS A WITH A BRILLIANT 32.33 MOM AVERAGE ALSO HITTING THREE MAXIMUMS, BUT ONCE AGAIN OTHERS FAILED TO HIT THE DOUBLES, WITH STEVE DWYER 3-2, MARK HOLLYOAKE 3-1 AND MICK BAGLEY 3-2 OVER THE VETERAN DENNIS HICKLING.
FINAL SCORE WARWICKSHIRE 14 YORKSHIRE 22 + (3)
EMABSSY WORLD PROFESSIONAL DARTS CHAMPION
2001 & 2002
CONGRATULATIONS FROM ALL AT WARWICKSHIRE
Steve Alker (Clywd) performed brilliantly on the day to become Midland Open Champion 2001 with a borrowed set of darts. Alker had turned up with only two of his regular set and had to borrow a set off Peter Rouse (Warks) to take part. And take part did he with a final victory of 5-2 against Mark Cox (Wiltshire) to take the six Grand Prix points and the prize money of £750.00.
194 Entrants started the competition and it brought many surprises along the way with last years champion Colin Fowler (Warks) going out in the last 64 to Tommy Ryan also of Warks. Proffessionals Peter Evison and Mick Manning reached the last eight but other top names fell by the wayside including Andy Hayfield, Roobie Widdows and Andy Jenkins. Shayne Burgess shared five legs with Dennis Smith which went in favour off the latter who eventually lost in the Semi finals to eventual winner Alker.
A great competition that is growing in strength and it promises to be a bumper turn out for the 2002 open which is scheduled for the 13th October 2002.
Entry forms can be obtained on this site on the front contents page
or on the Open Competitions page.