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Article: Darts News – Alan Towe^s The Line On Darts - Midlands Round Up

Darts News – Alan Towe^s The Line On Darts - Midlands Round Up

West Midlands newly promoted to division one of the BDO Inter County Championships will kick off their new season on the weekend of 3rd and 4th of September with an away fixture against Hampshire the first time the two teams have met since they played each other on the West Midlands home board at Gilberts Bar, Willenhall in September 2012 when the visitors went home with a 21-15 victory.
This latest fixture will see Hampshire as hosts and West Midlands will be hoping to emulate their hosts and return home with a win to get their season off to the best possible start but it will be no easy task for the away team as Hampshire last season were a premier division side and following their relegation will undoubtedly be looking for a quick return to the top flight.
The Crown, 1069 Tyburn Road, Birmingham, B24 0BY will be hosting a "Dennis Stokes Charity Night” on the 10th December (date still to be confirmed) in the name of the late Dennis Stokes, a regular contributor to this very magazine, who sadly pasted away on Tuesday 12th July.

Dennis Stokes

All monies raised will go to the hospital that treated and cared for Dennis over the last three years Heartlands who are in need of a new family room and it is hoped that this event will raise a sufficient amount to be able to provide them with such a room.
Both top players from the PDC and BDO will be on stage on the night Kyle Anderson, Chris Mason, Nigel Heydon, Dave Honey snr, Matt Edgar, Nick Fullwell, Prakash Jiwa and Mark Hylton have already confirmed their intention.
Gold tickets are available at £150 for a table of eight which includes food platter, a meet and greet the players from 6.00pm plus a picture with the players. Silver tickets for 7.00pm are on sale at £10 each. Anyone wishing to purchase a ticket should contact Richard Liggins on 07432-147825
Why not support a very worthy cause and take part in what will be a fantastic night of darts.
The Sheldon Marlborough Cricket Club Singles League staged their Blind Cup Doubles Competition and winning the title were Dave Humphries and Sean O’Donnell who had a final win over Alan Wale and Paul Sunner.
Losing in the semi finals were Brian Farmer and Matt Murrin plus Mark O’Donnell and Ray Turner.
The league have completed their league fixtures and winning the Premiership division with a total of 28 points was Dave Howlett, runner up Dave Humphries finished four points adrift of Howlett.
The Championship title went to Ken Salsbury and despite leading the division for most of the season only took the title on average as Neal Rughani and Pete Jones also finished on the same 24 points as him.
Alan Wale with 28 points was the winner of division one, Nigel Ricketts runner up with 26 points.
The league’s overall table saw premiership player Dave Howlett and Alan Wale from division one both finish on the same 28 points at the top of the table.
In the singles knockout both of the finalists pulled off somewhat surprising wins in the last four games as Jay Vaughan who finished sixth in the championship division won 2-1 against his premiership opponent Adam Plows and Alan Eden snr who ended the campaign in the championship division just two places off the bottom of the table won 2-0 against Neal Rughani who was runner up in the same division.
Eden then emulated his semi final score beating Vaughan 2-0 to take the title.
The Consolation Knockout saw all of the preliminary losers in the main Knockout Cup do battle and winning through to the final were Paul Brown (Premiership) and Alan Wale (Division One), Brown getting the better of Wale with a close 2-1 verdict.
The South Birmingham League have been involved in three of their finals first the Mixed Doubles in which Jim Frost and Wendy Loxton beat Neil Parsonage and Makela Walker 2-1 in the semi finals and despite a maximum from Nicky Harris she and her partner Steve Sweetman lost 2-0 to Micky Noonan and Sue Kingdon. The final was again a straight 2-0 result with Noonan and Kingdon the winners.

2016-07-25 - South Birmingham League - Mixed Doubles - Wendy Loxton (Runner Up), Sue Kingdon (Organiser) and Jim Frost (Runner Up).

Noonan was not so fortunate in the Captains Cup as he lost 2-1 in the last four to Mark Birch and joining Birch in the final was Matt Cooper with a similar 2-1 victory over Dave Mortiboys. The title went to Mark Birch as he beat Cooper 2-0 in the final.

2016-07-25 - South Birmingham League - Mixed Doubles - Mick Noonan and Sue Kingdon (Winners).

2016-07-25 - South Birmingham League - Captains Cup - Sue Kingdon (Organiser) and  Matt Cooper (Runner Up)

2016-07-25 - South Birmingham League - Captains Cup - Mark Birch (Winner) and Sue Kingdon (Organiser)

Neil Parsonage added yet another title to his ever increasing list as he won 2-1 against Pete Shipley in the final of the Secretaries Cup, both of the last four games finished with 2-0 scorelines Parsonage accounting for Dale Evans while Shipley beat Ian Beattie.

2016-07-25 - South Birmingham League - Secretaries Cup - Pete Shipley (Runner Up) and Sue Kingdon (Organiser)

2016-07-25 - South Birmingham League - Secretaries Cup - Neil Parsonage (Winner) and Sue Kingdon (Organiser)

The Shirley Red Lion Premier League have competed their season and only five points separated the top five players. Despite losing 3-2 to Mark Gwalchmai Mick Gorst took the title with a total of 56 points as he bounced back with a 3-2 win over Mick Bown and then won 3-1 against Chris Thomas, he then confirmed himself as champion with a straight 3-0 success over Dave Fisher. Former leader Steve Sidwell finished three points behind Gorst, he lost his game against Lee Harris 3-2 but ended the season with a 3-2 win over Anthony Daly to finish as runner up.
Pete Silver took third place with the same 53 points as Sidwell, losing out on the second place as he trailed Sidwell by six legs of average, one further point adrift of Silver was Paul Higgins his 52 points one to the good on fifth in the league Mark Gwalchmai.
The league are now planning for their next campaign which will get underway on the 1st September with a new format the best of four legs as opposed to the best of five previously played.
Taking the Small Heath League’s singles title with a final victory over Dave Heighway (Gulp Tribe) was East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association player Tom White.
Losing semi finalists were Neil Parsonage and Pete Yardley, both players were representing the Emerald Club.

Riley’s, Coventry staged the first of their qualifiers for the Red Dragon Champion of Champions Competition and the man in form throughout the event was Craig Allen who despite being taken to a deciding leg in the final by Josh Richardson hit top scores of 100,180 and 140 to storm to a finish and clinch a 2-1 victory plus a place in the grand final at Cardiff.
The Stourbridge and District Monday Night League played off their singles finals, both of the semi finals finished with close 2-1 results with wins for S.Tonks and R.Pierce who in turn accounted for D.Simpson and R.Colley. The final was a clear cut 3-0 result with Tonks getting the better of Pierce to take the title.
The Tamworth League staged their Charity Cup finals and in the semis Fox and Dogs accounted for Progressive Club with a straight 4-0 win, Prince of Wales ‘B’ won by the same margin against Wigginton Arms ‘B’. The final went the full seven legs distance with Fox and Dogs the 4-3 winners.
Langley Hall Sports and Social Club at Olton was the setting for a charity match between a Jamie Carter Select and the Gulp Charity Team. The result was a close 8-7 victory for the select side but the outcome of the match was secondary as the biggest winner was Birmingham Children’s Hospital who will benefit to the tune of £360 the proceeds from the game, a fine night of darts and a fantastic effort for charity.

2016-08-06 - Jamie Carter Select v Gulp Charity Team

Full results:- Jamie Carter (100) 0 Tom Humphries 1, Tony Steele 1 Richard Cooper 0, Luis Barberan (100,119,180) 1 Nick Walker 0, Arron Nixon (2x100) 1 Neil Parsonage (2x100,140) 0, Richard Nixon (140) 1 Matt Cooper 0, Paul Nixon (100) 0 Dave Heighway 1, Paul Connelly 0 Dale Evans (100) 1, Bobby Nixon 2x140,100) 0 John Phipps (105,100,121) 1, Sue Kingdon (100,140) 0 Shay Darby 1, Lee Nixon 1 Tom Hill 0, Pete Shipley 1 Mick O^Sullivan 0, Simon Edwards (2x100,140) 1 Ray Homer 1, Barbz (140,100) 1 Stewart Sampson (100) 0, Paul (100) 1 Paddy O^Sullivan 0, Dave Kingdon (100) 1 Steve Moon 0.

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