England claimed a triumphant double as they picked up both the Men’s and Ladies Red Dragon Six Nations Cup in Penydarren Social Club, Merthyr Tydfil.
The Men sealed the title with a convincing 13-4 win over the Netherlands in the final with a strong performance from the whole team. Both sides exchanged the opening 2 legs before England pulled away into a commanding 5-1 lead. They never looked back and Mark McGeeney took the final leg to pick-up the trophy.
Men's Final Match Report
The Ladies would also come-up against the Netherlands in their final, this time it would be a much closer result. Sharon Prins put the Dutch into a 4-1 lead, one away from victory, but the English Ladies rallied and Team Red Dragon’s Lorraine Winstanley defeated Prins to pick up the title in a 5-4 victory.
Ladies Final Match Report
In the singles event, Northern Irishman Kyle McKinstry lifted the Men’s trophy after defeating Ross ‘The Boss’ Montgomery in the final. McKinstry battled his way through a tough draw to reach the final, dispatching Jamie Hughes, Scott Mitchell and Alan Soutar before his duel with Montgomery. It was an all-Red Dragon match-up to start the day for Ross as he defeated James Hurrell 4-3. The Scotsman then only dropped one leg in his next 3 match-ups before playing McKinstry in the final. As the two squared off, McKinstry’s fearsome scoring ensured he built up an early lead that Montgomery couldn’t keep up and secured a 5-2 win.
Men's Singles Results
Fallon Sherrock picked up the Ladies trophy with a 5-0 win over Ireland’s Robyn Byrne. Sherrock overcame Kayleigh O’Neill and Rhian Edwards before facing England team-mate Deta Hedman in the Semi-final, where she dispatched of Hedman in a tight 4-3 match to book her place in the final. Byrne’s journey to the final sent her through Marrion Weder, Rhian Griffiths and Lorraine Hyde. Sherrock saved her best performance for her last, strong scoring throughout saw her defeat Byrne 5-0 and claim another title for 2017.
Ladies Singles Results
This event was also Wales Captain Martyn Phillips last of his 31 year international career as the Welsh icon retired from the international team with 147 caps. Well done Martyn, a true great of Welsh darts!
Full results and stats available from the BDO website here.
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Winners England Mens & Ladies, Kyle McKinstry and Fallon Sherrock[/caption]