Andrews marches on at Trinity Venue
Andrews declared his early intentions with 2 x 21 dart legs in his first round win over Charlie Houghton which were soon followed by 15 and 16 darters en-route to his final match against former County player Gavin Lewis. Lewis who was playing in his first competition since coming back from dartitis threw a 108 finish for 18 and 18 as he impressed in his semi-final win over Shaun Hoodless and was unlucky in missing a 153 finish to take the final, leaving Andrews to win a close encounter 2-1.
Andrews beat Colin Mason 2-1 in the other semi-final with Mason earlier posting a 16 and the fastest leg of the night 13 darts. Other legs of note came from James Tennyson 14, with Dean Spendlow 16 and 19, and Graham Coult 19 darts.
180^s were recorded by Karl Houghton, Mason, Carl South whilst Dean Spendlow closed on 108.
The Blind Pairs event saw Hoodless make amends for his singles semi-final defeat when being drawn with Neil Hart and winning the final 2-1 against John Cook and Adrew Hanks.
Losing semi-finalists were Graham Coult/Kev Ayrey and Pam Mason/Eddie Firth.
The event organised for amateur/pub players has Knockout 5 at the Seasiders Bar in Bridlington 13th August, Knockout 6 at Drax Sports and Social Club, Drax 20th August, Knockout 7 at The York Pub, Easingwold 10th September (all Wednesdays) with the last qualifying knockout at Clarence WMC in York on Thursday 2nd October. Registration at all venues closes at 7.45pm for an 8pm start. Tickets, at just £10 each, for the Grand Finals which includes the YDP Pro-challenge event are on sale direct from Huntington WMC in York or by contacting Neil Hart on 07921128063. They will also be on sale on the night at each of the remaining knockouts subject to availability. The professional players participating at the Grand Finals are James Wilson, Tony O^Shea, Gary Robson, Martin Atkins, Glen Durrant, Bob Anderson, Peter Manley and Alan Warriner-Little. Certainly a night not to be missed.