Good arrows at Ryde`s Darts Open
Tony Cream in action at the Town Club Open Darts Tournament, in Ryde. Picture by Jennifer Burton.
DARTSRYDE’S Town Club had all the atmosphere of a top tournament on Saturday when more than 70 darts players stepped up to the oche for the first-ever Town Club Open Darts Tournament.
Men and women from the Island and mainland descended on the club, with more than 100 spectators cheering them on.
After dozens of games and plenty of drama, the final of the main competition was between two Portsmouth-based players, Andy Jenkins and Ricky Williams.
The two players could barely be separated as the match went to the full nine legs, Andy triumphing 5-4 overall.
In the Plate, Ryde player Gordy Conway beat Sandown’s Brenda Dyer 5-2, although Brenda was not too perplexed as she stormed to the ladies’ singles title, beating Katie Falla 4-2.
Another highlight of the day was Gordy Crews’ 170 shut-out.
One of the event organisers, Shane Scott-Denness, said: “It was an unbelievable tournament, the atmosphere was electric and we cannot wait for next year.”
In addition to the competition, a raffle raised £110 for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.
By Clare Wall - Friday, January 30, 2009 (story source...)