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Article: Dart News - Daddies Day Comes Early For Trevor

Dart News - Daddies Day Comes Early For Trevor

Trevor Day (York) became the penultimate qualifier for the YDP Pro-am Grand Darts Finals which are being held at Huntington WMC on Wednesday 9th October 2013 and have been organised in Association with Streamline Taxis and Red Dragon Darts. Despite falling behind in the scoring stakes Trevor came back to poach the leg with a 96 finish and then deservidly take the second to beat son Jason 2-0 in the Knockout 7 final at The Punch Bowl, Lowther Street in York. Earlier in the tournament Trevor had finished on 116 for a 2-0 semi-final victory over Nick Harteveld whilst young in the other semi-final Joshua Crow^s 180 score was his only a consilation as he went down to Jason by the same margin.

In the earlier rounds Steve Simpson had included 2 x 21 dart legs plus a 180 for 18. Dave Kerr and Dave Bnks both had 18 darters and young Danny Myerscough hit a 180 followed by a 149 finish to close a leg in 18 darts. Harteveld also included a 180.

At the previous Knockout 6, held at Severus Social Club in York, home player Ian Atkins won a very nervy final 2-1 against Robbie Carr. Both players scored well in the final but the doubles became a bit ellusive under pressure.

Earlier results wee as follows: 1/4 Finals Dean Cairns 2 Brian McStravick 1 (18), Alan Beavers 1 Robbie Carr 2 (19), Jason Day 2 (17) Trevor Day 1, Ian Atkin 2 Daz Uttley 1 Semi-Finals: Dean Cairns 1 Robbie Carr 2, Jason Day 0 Ian Atkins 2

The last YDP Pro-am Qualifying Knockout is this Wednesday (4th September) at The Ainsty Pub, Boroughbridge Road in York. Entries are taken on the night, registration closes at 7.45pm for an 8pm start. Please note this event is only open to amateur players, no current BDO County A or B players or PDC players may enter this event.

Spectator tickets for the YDP Pro-am Grand Finals & Pro-challenge can be purchased, at £7.50 each, from Huntington WMC in York or at any YDP event on the build up to the finals. You can also purchase your tickets by contacting Neil Hart on 07921128063.

On Saturday 7th September at Huntington WMC in York it^s the first running of The YDP Upside Down Darts Open. The event has been introduced to give a bit of variation to the normal day to day events and means the number 20 will be at the bottom of the board and the number 3 at the top. All other numbers are in the opposite position.Registration closes at 12.30pm for a 1pm start with the overall winner £200.

Then on the 14th September YDP head out to the East Coast to The Greyhound Pub in Bridlington for the start of The YDP Masters, which see^s 8 qualifying knockouts across Yorkshire where the 1/4 finalists at each stage will qualify for the Grand Finals in January 2014. There will also be, at each qualifying stage £100 to winner with the runner-up receiving £50 and the semi-finalists £25 each.

The overall YDP Masters 2014 Champion will win £1,000 with all 64 entrants receiving prize money providing they attend and play in the Grand Finals.

Please find attached photo^s of Jason (LHS) & Trevor Day (knockout 7 winner and also Ian Atkin (Knockout 6 winner LHS) & Robbie Carr. Also attached are details of all eight venues and dates for the YDP Masters event.

On a personal note I am very pleased and honoured to say that I have been invited by Jean Hayward (Torunament Director of the EDO) to become an Official of The England Darts Organisation (EDO). My first event was to be on Saturday 14th September but I have commitments to the YDP so my first outing as an EDO Official will be at The Golden Dart Event in Selsey on 6th to 8th December. It^s an experience I am very much looking forward to, a chance for myself to work alongside and view another organisation from the inside and a hope to move forward and upwards in the world of darts.

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