Newbold Grand Slam

Turbo Hits The Grand Slam

Newbold Grand Slam took place this week and it was a brilliant tournament full of cracking darts and with well over 330 legs of darts.
A very close affair, it was as it was littered with some of the top county players taking part and as all Grand slams, it was group stages leading to a straight knockout.

Group A

Yorkshire County star Paul Moore was the winner of Group A, winning all games in a very tough group by seeing off the very dangerous Pete Daffin, Steve Tingy, Jack Brooks and Chris in the first game with both men going through to the knockout stages.

Paul Moore, Chris Lacey and Trevor Burkhill

Group A P W L F A PTS
PAUL MOORE 4 4 0 16 6 8
CHRIS LACEY 4 3 1 15 8 6
PETE DAFFIN 4 2 2 12 10 4
JACK BOOKS 4 1 3 7 14 2
STEVE TINGY 4 0 4 4 16 0

PM     4-3     CL,    JB    4-2     ST
PD      2-4     CL,   PM    4-0    JB
PD      4-0     ST,    CL    4-1     JB
ST       1-4     PM,   JB    2-4    PD
ST       1-4     CL,   PM    4-2    PD

Group B

This was a very close one with a last game decider and a resulting shootout to go through.
Steve Meek was unsuccessful in his opener against the unlucky player of the group just missing out Bob Pinder, going down 4-3 but then rallied to win the next three over Eggy Zanderberg, Steve Smith and finally over Paul Woolfe. Which set up a shootout against the same man to decide the group winner, which he won also and going through with Paul also.

Group B P W L F A PTS
STEVE MEEK 4 3 1 1 6 6
PAUL WOOLFE 4 3 1 14 5 6
BOB PINDER 4 2 2 13 11 4
STEVE SMITH 4 2 2 8 12 4
EZANDERBERG 4 0 4 2 16 0

Play off for top won by Steve Meek
BP 3-4 PW      EZ  2-4 SS
SM 3-4 BP      PW 4-0 EZ
SM 4-0 SS       BP 4-0 EZ
SS 0-4 PW       EZ 0-4 SM
SS 4-2 BP        PW 2-4 SM

Steve Meek – Group B winner

Group C

The group of death as it was known with the two favourites drawn in the same, and three other top players also. The group was won on a shootout between three players, as they all beat each other and everyone else to end up on six points each. Turbo Trevor Burkhill and Darren Johnson headed into the next round pushed by Andy Makracken, who fought back hard after going down 4-0 in the opener

Group C P W L F A PTS
TREVOR BURKHILL 4 3 1 15 7 6
DARREN JOHNSON 4 3 1 15 9 6
ANDY MACKRAKEN 4 3 1 12 9 6
MICK SMITH 4 1 3 5 15 2
MARTIN DONSON 4 0 4 9 16 0

PLAY OFF RESULT
Trevor Burkhill and Darren Johnson go through.

AM 0-4 TB      DJ 4-0 MS
MD 2-4 AM    TB 3-4 DJ
MD 3-4 MS     AM 4-3 DJ
MS 1-4 TB       DJ 4-2 MD
MS 0-4 AM     TB 4-2 MD

Group D
This was another close one, with the exception of the very experienced Steve Ward who won all his group games.  Jake Rhodes, the quickfire youngster pushed him all the way, but went down in his last match to Mark Crossley. That was enough for Mark to leapfrog the young gun and take 2nd spot going through.

Group D P W L F A PTS
STEVE WARD 4 4 0 16 9 8
MARK CROSSLEY 4 3 1 14 6 6
JAKE RHODES 4 2 2 11 12 4
WILL NORTH 4 1 3 10 13 2
DARREN LARNER 4 0 4 5 16 0

SW 4-2 MC      WN 2-4 JR
DL 0-4 MC       SW 4-2 WN
DL 2-4 JR         MC 4-2 WN
JR 3-4 SW         WN 4-1 DL
JR 0-4 MC         SW 4-2 DL


By Jason Burkhill