Good turnout for darts memorial tournament
THERE was an encouraging turnout for the first round of the Mark Williams Memorial Trophy with some top darts players testing each other out.
Dave Gradwell and Gordon Dobey were the two form players on the night along with John Young and Keith Wright.
Gradwell had good wins against Arthur Dobey, Ian Arkle, Robbie Parker and Davy Dodds to set up a first half draw final against Keith Wright, who took out useful opposition beating Paul Bell, John Young, Gordon Dobey and Davy Prins to set up a cracking final against Dave Gradwell.
The second half draw was just as competitive with John Young coming through a tough draw taking out Ian Gleeson, John Watson, Alan Davie and Davy Dodds to set up a final against Gordon Dobey who took the scalps of Mark Stevenson, Anthony Hasson, Dave Gradwell and Davy Prins to reach the second final with Young.
Dobey took the first leg in 17 darts, Young hit back with an 18 dart game.
Things were still level after another two nervous legs both 19 darters, Dobey took the last leg with good scoring including 140, 100 and 135 with sharp finishing in a 16 dart winning game.
Dave Gradwell and Keith Wright fought out a final that would have graced any top competition on the night.
Gradwell took the first leg in 15 darts with Wright hitting two 140s in the same leg, a 134, 180 and 84 in the next leg saw Wright level at one all with a 15 darter.
Gradwell hit back with an 18 dart game to get his nose back in front and booked his place for finals night with a cracking last leg with scores of 140, 140, 85 and a magnificent 136 clock out.
Story By: News Post Leader