"Streamline Performance Tops Temple^s Day"
Terry Temple and Phil Good
The event which has a continued Association with Red Dragon Darts saw Temple, after going behind 3-0 in the first Semi-final to York^s Rich Corner who hit a 131 finish for 15 and 18, bounce back with 17 and 13 dart legs. The match then swung back and forth with Corner adding 18 Temple responding with 2 x 180^s in a 12 dart leg only to be cancelled out by 14 from Corner and leave the Cleveland County player a leg off victory.
Despite Corner adding a 180 and ending the match on an 81.82 ave Temple^s three leg run of 17, 180 for 14 and 18 turned the tide as he closed out the match winning 6-5 with an 88.13 average.
The second Semi-Final was another close encounter between two experienced players which again swung to and fro. Harrogate^s Alex Pride checked out on 141 for 15, followed by 18 and 19 against Scott Bennett^s 21-20 and 180 for 16 to bring the match to 4-4. The next two legs were scrappy but went the way of Lincoln^s Bennett finishing with a 6-4 win and 69.01 ave with Pride on 69.24 ave.
The 1/4 Final Results were:
Terry Temple (16, 2 x 18) 5 Russ King (180 for 12) 2
Rich Corner (12-15) 5 Paul Cooper 4
Alex Pride 5 Daniel Lidgett 3
Scott Bennett (21-19-19-20) 5 Mark Hartley (15) 4
The Last 16 Results were:
Terry Temple (2 x 18 and 16) 4 Chris Thompson (2 x 18) 3
Russ King (20-19-18-20) 4 Steve Kemp (Snr) 2
Rich Corner (13-14) 4 Chris Gill 2
Paul Coper (17-19) 4 Mark Lawrence (19-20) 2
Alex Pride (14-16) 4 Bill Haugue (17) 2
Daniel Lidgett (18-17-15-16) 4 Dave Lord (15-16) 2
Scott Bennett 4 John Quantock ?
Mark Hartley (2 x 19-17-18) 4 Peter Rushby 0
Prior to the last 16 there was a total of 38 legs of 21 darts or less with Temple (12), Hartley and Daniel Lidgett both recording 13 dart legs whilst Corner, Mark Herron, Ian Watson all adding 14 dart legs to the register.
Corner was head of the 180 count hitting an impressive 5 on the day with Dave Lord and Chris Gill both reacording two each. King, Temple Neil Hart, Phil Hoggarth and Trevor Day all added one each.
Other recorder ton plus finishes came from Pride 122, Thompson 120, and Kemp 115.
York^s Jo Hodges (23-28-32) picked up her second Streamline Taxis Ladies Darts Championship title when beating Sharon Neads (24) 3-1 in the final both ladies averaging 52 plus. Hodges had beat Easingwold^s Tracy Marron 3-1 in the semi-final whilst Neads beat Jasmine Scott (York) 3-0.
Jo Hodges and Phil GoodThe 1/4 Finals saw Scott receive a bye whilst Hodges beat Malton^s Cheryl Mitchell 3-1. Neads beat Wetherby^s Beth Metcalfe and Marron beat Linda Staverly (York) both matches 3-0 results.
The Youth event, again sponsored by Streamline Taxis, was down to the Semi-final stage and had Harrogate^s Lewis Pride taking a close 3-2 win over Jamie Branton (Hull) and Dean Spenlow (Hull) beating Tommy Heron (Jnr) 3-0.
Dean Spenlow and Phil GoodThe final where Pride (24-27) twice lead before going down to Spenlow (30-25-25) 3-2. Prides average 55.20 whilst Spenlows was 54.89.
York Darts Promotions would like to take this opportunity in thanking Streamline Taxis, Red Dragon Darts and York Print for the amazing support since we started out in 2011. To Cosmo Darts who have given away Fit Flight Products during some of the Stages and at The Grand Finals.
Along with Ashes Associates, East Riding Power Tools, SR Washers, The Castle Howard Ox, S & J Cleaning, Y3 Van Hire for their support during the event.
Our thanks go to Huntington WMC and to the staff their who always give a great service.
Also to the Pit Stop Cafe and Snack Shack who have supplied the catering.
To all of you who have attended whether playing or supporting, to those who have helped with the cards and raffles, helped setting up and taking down the boards and to anyone ive missed, i apologise, but also thank you.
Without all of you we wouldn^t be where we are and heading towards a long and bright future.
Finally must say a massive thanks to Dave Flett and all in the sports desk at The Press in York who continue to give us great write ups and support.
Many thanks to all
(York Darts Promotions)
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