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Article: A Look Back in Time - Alan Towe 2000-09-20

A Look Back in Time - Alan Towe 2000-09-20

Custard House did their championship hopes no harm at all when in their latest Small Heath Summer League fixture they beat bottom of the table Red Hill 9-0.Second placed Black Horse kept up the pressure on the leaders with an 8-1 success against the Bear, putting them level on22 points with Custard House but leaving them six points adrift on average.

Third placed Sheldon Heath Flights gained an important7-2 victory over fourth placed McDwyers to open a four points gap over them. In the other game played Saltley Flights beat Victoria Flights 5-4.


M.Hollyoake was in superb form for Midland Red in division one of the Harborne 401 Summer League hitting a maximum score of 180, a 160 break and recording an eleven darts leg, challenging for the title Red’s 7-2 victory at the Greenlands doing their chances no harm at all. L.Fern hit a 180 for the Greenlands.Bartley Green Social Club proved to be too good for Stonehouse running out 8-1 winners, while Stonehouse Nomads won a close battle against an unlucky Ladywood Social 5-4.#

Hobsons Choice, after a 7-2 success over Golden Cup are the new division two champions. Highlander had a close 5-4 win at the Plough. Nevertheless, it was enugh for them to finish as this season’s runners up.

Division three winners, Cock Inn were awarded a 5-4 walk over as their opponents Stonehouse Flights failed to turn up.

In the quarter finals of the league’s Knockout Cup, division three’s Cock Inn provided the biggest shock with their 5-4 win over division one opponents Ladywood Social, G.Archer hitting a maximum for the Cock. In the all division one top of the table clash Midland Red, with a 6-3 result accounted for the George. Red’s C.Steadman notched a maximum and team mate M.Hollyoake a 160 break.

Bartley Green Social Club were far too hot for Greenlands to handle and finished as 8-1 winners. G.Butler (Plough) was another player to score a 180 as his side strolled to a 6-3 win at Avenue Social.


News of a couple of local competitions, first the Birmingham “2000” Open sponsored by the Vauxhall Sports and Social Club, Duddeston Manor Road, Nechells, which will be staged at the club on Sunday 12th November. The event carries a guaranteed £400 for the winner with cash prizes down to the last eight.

The entry fee is just £4.00, but there will be a limited entry of 128. All cheques and postal orders should be made payable to the Vauxhall Sports and Social and sent to the club before the closing date of Friday 10th November.

The second knockout is the “Midland Darts Open” which will be played off at the Barras Social Club, Coventry Street, Coventry on Sunday 17th December. £750 is on offer for the eventual winner with prizes being paid down to the last sixteen, all this for a £7.00 entry fee which must be received no later than the 7th December, entries with S.A.E. to Mr N.Pritchard, 99 Gleneagles Road, Wyken, Coventry, CV2 3BH.


Supported By Red Dragon Darts

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