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Scottish Men’s & Women’s

Masters Darts Championships

2019

2019 Ladies Champion Louise Hepburn

2019 Men's Champion Dayle Morgan

Results Sheet's       Men    Ladies

SATURDAY, 20 April 2019

VENUE: - GLENROTHES RECREATION & SOCIAL CLUB, SOUTH STREET, GLENROTHES

Players to register 11.30am for 12 noon start

                                   Scottish darts association dress code applies for this event

14. (a) All players are expected to be dressed in a manner suitable for the Finals. Players are not permitted to wear jeans, neither shall they wear trousers or skirts made of denim or corduroy material, which may be fashioned in a ‘jeans style’. This restriction shall also apply to any form of ‘track-suit’ attire.

                       

                                                      Day 3
                                              Live Stream Link

                  10:30am                      England v Wales (Men)

                   2:30pm                       Scotland v England (Ladies)

                  4:30pm                        England v Scotland (Men)

                   8:00pm                       Presentations

                                     England 7 - 5 Scotland    Match Stats
                        Martin c Atkins (26.03) 0-4 (29.91) Euan Callander
                        Paul Milford (29.47) 4-0 (27.91) Scott Robertson
                        Paul Hogan (29.17) 2-4 (29.07) Ian Jolly
                       Martin Atkins (27.08) 4-0 (23.99) Bruce Montgomery
                       Kev Dowling (24.30) 3-4 (25.92) Alex Jeffery
                       Daniel Day (24.31) 4-2 (24.47) Ross MacDougall
                       Scott Mitchell (37.11) 4-0 (31.06) Ryan Hogarth
                       Dennis Harbour (29.38) 2-4 (32.24) Alan Soutar
                       Martin Adams (27.83) 4-0 (25.57) Jim McEwan
                       Nigel Heydon (29.91) 4-0 (22.17) Scott Campbell
                       Mick Haynes (29.11) 0-4 (30.36) Ross Montgomery
                       Wez Newton (25.93) 4-1 (23.35) Alan Small

Mens Match – England 7 v 5 Scotland

 

Martin C Atkins (26.03) 0 v 4 Euan Callander (29.91)

 

The opening match in this virtual final would feature Angus player Euan Callander versus Martin C Atkins from Yorkshire.

 

A confidence boosting 4-0 victory for Euan put Scotland into an early lead.

 

Paul Milford (29.47) 4 v 0 Scott Robertson (27.91)

 

Devon’s Paul Milford was making his debut this weekend and he would face Grampian’s Scott Robertson.

 

Paul hit a 180 on his way to winning the first leg and then doubled his lead in leg two despite a maximum from Scott.  Both players hit a 180 in leg three but it was the Englishman who checked out on tops for the win.

 

England wrapped up the set in leg four to level the match score at 1-1

 

Paul Hogan (29.17) 2 v 4 Ian Jolly (29.07)

 

Paul Hogan wins his 25th cap in this match against Angus player Ian Jolly. Both players hit a 180 in leg two but it was Ian who took the win.  Ian made it 3-0 in the third leg before Paul hit a 12-dart leg including a 180 to reduce the deficit.

 

Paul further reduced the gap by taking the fifth leg before Ian wrapped up the set for Scotland winning 4-2

 

Martin Atkins (27.08) 4 v 0 Bruce Montgomery (23.99)

 

Bruce Montgomery was playing in his third British Internationals and he faced Martin Akins from Lancashire playing in his debut weekend.

 

Martin led 3-0 and then hit a 180 in the fourth leg going on to win that leg to put another point on the board for England.

 

Kev Dowling (24.30) 3 v 4 Alex Jeffrey (25.92)

 

With the overall score at 2-2 Fife’s Alex Jeffrey takes on Kev Dowling from Warwickshire.

 

Alex took the first leg with a 70 checkout before Kev levelled by taking leg two.  Kev moved ahead taking the third leg before a brilliant 161 checkout on the bullseye from Alex tied up the set.

 

Alex won the fifth set to move within a leg of the match only to see Kev take the set into a decider.  Both players had a throw at the finish but it was Alex who restored Scotland’s lead at 3-2 overall.

 

Daniel Day (24.31) 4 v 2 Ross MacDougall (24.47)

 

Set six had Perthshire’s Ross MacDougall taking on Daniel Day from Essex.

 

Daniel won the first leg with a 91 checkout but then Ross fired in the next two including a 105 checkout to lead 2-1.  Ross hit a 180 in leg four but Daniel came down and checked out to take the set score to 2-2.

 

Daniel took the lead after the fifth leg and went on to take the set to leave the overall score at 3-3 at the half way stage.

 

Scott Mitchell (37.11) 4 v 0 Ryan Hogarth (31.06)

 

England’s captain took to the stage now as Scott Mitchell from Dorset played Borders player Ryan Hogarth.

 

Scott took the set 4-0 with two maximums and an 11 dart-leg for an average of 37.11.

 

Dennis Harbour (29.38) 2 v 4 Alan Soutar (32.24)

 

Scotland skipper Alan Soutar from Angus would now face Dennis Harbour from Cambridgeshire as England take the lead in the overall match for the first time.

 

England took the first leg but Alan edged ahead 2-1 taking legs two and three despite a 180 from Dennis.  Alan moved further ahead with a 180 and a 148 checkout in leg four.

 

In the fifth leg Dennis checked out on 76 to take the set score to 3-2 in Scotland’s favour.  Alan put the set to bed in leg six to finish with an average of 32.24.

 

Martin Adams (27.83) 4 v 0 Jim McEwan (25.57)

 

England’s Martin Adams earns his 107th cap as he faces Ayrshire’s Jim McEwan on his debut weekend with the overall match score tied at 4-4.

 

Wolfie restored England’s overall lead with a 4-0 victory over Jim which included a 91 checkout in leg two.

 

Nigel Heydon (29.91) 4 v 0 Scott Campbell (22.17)

 

Warwickshire’s Nigel Heydon would look to protect England’s lead against Grampian player Scott Campbell taking part in his second British International series.

 

With a 4-0 win in legs including a 180 in the last leg Nigel edged England ahead 6-4

 

Mick Haynes (29.11) 0 v 4 Ross Montgomery (30.56)

 

Cheshire’s Mick Haynes was on next hoping to give England the championship and he would be up against Ross “The Boss” Montgomery, Scotland’s most capped player.

 

Ross took the opening leg with an 88 checkout, the second leg in 13 darts and the third with a 180 and 76 checkout to lead 3-0.

 

Ross wrapped up the set to finish 4-0 with a 30.56 average and put Scotland within one set of the draw.

 

So after a whole weekend of quality darts one game of darts could decide the Championship.

 

Wes Newton (25.93) 4 v 1 Alan Small (23.35)

Debut player Wes Newton from Lancashire would take on Fife’s Alan Small, winning his fifth Scotland cap.  Despite a Maximum in each of the first two legs from Alan it was Wes who went 2-0 ahead.

 

A thirteen-dart leg gave Wes the third leg.  Alan dug deep and despite Wes hitting a 180 the Scot won the fourth leg. 

 

England took the match 7-5 when Wes checked out on 85 in the fifth leg for a 4-1 win.
Mens Match – England 7 v 5 Scotland

 

Martin C Atkins (26.03) 0 v 4 Euan Callander (29.91)

 

The opening match in this virtual final would feature Angus player Euan Callander versus Martin C Atkins from Yorkshire.

 

A confidence boosting 4-0 victory for Euan put Scotland into an early lead.

 

Paul Milford (29.47) 4 v 0 Scott Robertson (27.91)

 

Devon’s Paul Milford was making his debut this weekend and he would face Grampian’s Scott Robertson.

 

Paul hit a 180 on his way to winning the first leg and then doubled his lead in leg two despite a maximum from Scott.  Both players hit a 180 in leg three but it was the Englishman who checked out on tops for the win.

 

England wrapped up the set in leg four to level the match score at 1-1

 

Paul Hogan (29.17) 2 v 4 Ian Jolly (29.07)

 

Paul Hogan wins his 25th cap in this match against Angus player Ian Jolly. Both players hit a 180 in leg two but it was Ian who took the win.  Ian made it 3-0 in the third leg before Paul hit a 12-dart leg including a 180 to reduce the deficit.

 

Paul further reduced the gap by taking the fifth leg before Ian wrapped up the set for Scotland winning 4-2

 

Martin Atkins (27.08) 4 v 0 Bruce Montgomery (23.99)

 

Bruce Montgomery was playing in his third British Internationals and he faced Martin Akins from Lancashire playing in his debut weekend.

 

Martin led 3-0 and then hit a 180 in the fourth leg going on to win that leg to put another point on the board for England.

 

Kev Dowling (24.30) 3 v 4 Alex Jeffrey (25.92)

 

With the overall score at 2-2 Fife’s Alex Jeffrey takes on Kev Dowling from Warwickshire.

 

Alex took the first leg with a 70 checkout before Kev levelled by taking leg two.  Kev moved ahead taking the third leg before a brilliant 161 checkout on the bullseye from Alex tied up the set.

 

Alex won the fifth set to move within a leg of the match only to see Kev take the set into a decider.  Both players had a throw at the finish but it was Alex who restored Scotland’s lead at 3-2 overall.

 

Daniel Day (24.31) 4 v 2 Ross MacDougall (24.47)

 

Set six had Perthshire’s Ross MacDougall taking on Daniel Day from Essex.

 

Daniel won the first leg with a 91 checkout but then Ross fired in the next two including a 105 checkout to lead 2-1.  Ross hit a 180 in leg four but Daniel came down and checked out to take the set score to 2-2.

 

Daniel took the lead after the fifth leg and went on to take the set to leave the overall score at 3-3 at the half way stage.

 

Scott Mitchell (37.11) 4 v 0 Ryan Hogarth (31.06)

 

England’s captain took to the stage now as Scott Mitchell from Dorset played Borders player Ryan Hogarth.

 

Scott took the set 4-0 with two maximums and an 11 dart-leg for an average of 37.11.

 

Dennis Harbour (29.38) 2 v 4 Alan Soutar (32.24)

 

Scotland skipper Alan Soutar from Angus would now face Dennis Harbour from Cambridgeshire as England take the lead in the overall match for the first time.

 

England took the first leg but Alan edged ahead 2-1 taking legs two and three despite a 180 from Dennis.  Alan moved further ahead with a 180 and a 148 checkout in leg four.

 

In the fifth leg Dennis checked out on 76 to take the set score to 3-2 in Scotland’s favour.  Alan put the set to bed in leg six to finish with an average of 32.24.

 

Martin Adams (27.83) 4 v 0 Jim McEwan (25.57)

 

England’s Martin Adams earns his 107th cap as he faces Ayrshire’s Jim McEwan on his debut weekend with the overall match score tied at 4-4.

 

Wolfie restored England’s overall lead with a 4-0 victory over Jim which included a 91 checkout in leg two.

 

Nigel Heydon (29.91) 4 v 0 Scott Campbell (22.17)

 

Warwickshire’s Nigel Heydon would look to protect England’s lead against Grampian player Scott Campbell taking part in his second British International series.

 

With a 4-0 win in legs including a 180 in the last leg Nigel edged England ahead 6-4

 

Mick Haynes (29.11) 0 v 4 Ross Montgomery (30.56)

 

Cheshire’s Mick Haynes was on next hoping to give England the championship and he would be up against Ross “The Boss” Montgomery, Scotland’s most capped player.

 

Ross took the opening leg with an 88 checkout, the second leg in 13 darts and the third with a 180 and 76 checkout to lead 3-0.

 

Ross wrapped up the set to finish 4-0 with a 30.56 average and put Scotland within one set of the draw.

 

So after a whole weekend of quality darts one game of darts could decide the Championship.

 

Wes Newton (25.93) 4 v 1 Alan Small (23.35)

Debut player Wes Newton from Lancashire would take on Fife’s Alan Small, winning his fifth Scotland cap.  Despite a Maximum in each of the first two legs from Alan it was Wes who went 2-0 ahead.

 

A thirteen-dart leg gave Wes the third leg.  Alan dug deep and despite Wes hitting a 180 the Scot won the fourth leg. 

 

England took the match 7-5 when Wes checked out on 85 in the fifth leg for a 4-1 win.

 


                                          Scotland 1-5 England  Match Stats
                        Louise Hepburn (21.67) 1-3 (28.70) Trina Gulliver MBE
                        Emily Davidson (22.32) 3-2 (22.55) Lorraine Winstanley
                         Susanna McGimpsey (17.08) 0-3 (26.84) Maria O'Brien
                         Lorraine Hyde (19.17) 0-3 (20.88) Fallon Sherrock
                        Chelsea McMahon (23.98) 0-3 (23.48) Deta Hedman
                         Lynsey McDonald (18.88) 0-3 (22.43) Casey Gallagher

Ladies Match – Scotland 1 v 5 England

 

Louise Hepburn (21.67) 1 v 3 Trina Gulliver MBE (28.70)

 

Playing in her 23rd British International Championships Lincolnshire’s Trina Gulliver opened todays Ladies match against Louise Hepburn from Renfrewshire.

 

Trina took the first leg which Louise immediately equalised.  Both players hit a 180 in the third leg but it was Trina who took the lead with a 14-dart checkout.  Trina then settled the set with a 70 checkout and a 28.70 average.

 

Emily Davidson (22.32) 3 v 2 Lorraine Winstanley (22.55)

 

Grampian’s Emily Davidson was up next for Scotland and she would play Lorraine Winstanley from Yorkshire, gaining her 38th cap today.

 

Emily settled quickly and took the opening two legs with Lorraine answering with a win in the third leg.  Lorraine then took the set to 2-2 with an 88 checkout.

 

In the deciding leg both players had chances to take the set but it was Emily who finally sank double seven to take the point for Scotland.

 

Susanna McGimpsey (17.08) 0 v 3 Maria O’Brien (26.84)

 

It would be Susanna’s 12th International Championships, winning her 42nd cap, to take on Devon’s Maria O’Brien.

 

The English player took the set 3-0 to give England back the overall lead at 2-1.

 

Lorraine Hyde (19.17) 0 v 3 Fallon Sherrock (20.88)

 

England again took a 3-0 win to increase their lead to 3-1.

 

Chelsea McMahon (23.98) v Deta Hedman (23.48)

 

Deta Hedman would be earning her 55th cap in her match against Fife’s Chelsea McMahon.

 

The Oxfordshire lady took the set 3-0 including a 180.

 

Lynsey McDonald (18.88) v Casey Gallagher (22.43)

 

The final set of the match involved two players making their debuts this weekend as Renfrewshire’s Lynsey McDonald took on Casey Gallagher from Sussex.

 

A 3-0 win for Casey helped England to a final match result of 5-1.

 

                                              England 6-6 Wales          Match Stats
                                 Dennis Harbour (26.41) 4-2 (24.86) Clive Langford
                                 Daniel Day (28.85) 3-4 (29.39) Darren Bingham
                                 Mick Haynes (27.38) 3-4 (27.23) Dale Hughes
                                 Wez Newton (25.40) 4-3 (24.35) Arwyn Morris
                                 Kev Dowling (28.48) 3-4 (26.27) John Williams-Jones
                                 Paul Hogan (25.93) 0-4 (35.16) Nick Kenny
                                 Nigel Heydon (26.33) 1-4 (25.73) David Rogers
                                 Scott Mitchell (30.80) 4-3 (30.97) Jim Williams
                                 Paul Milford (29.38) 4-1 (23.76) Steve Alker
                                 Martin Adams (31.55) 4-3 (31.40) Mark Blandford
                                 Martin c Atkins (25.71) 3-4 (25.16) Mark Layton
                                  Martin Atkins (26.88) 4-3 (25.23) Tim Jones

Mens Match – England 6 v 6 Wales

 

Dennis Harbour (26.41) 4 v 1 Clive Langford (24.86)

 

The opening match on Sunday morning was between Cambridgeshire’s Dennis Harbour appearing in his sixth British International, playing Clive Langford from Wales.

 

Dennis took his eleventh International win with a 4-1 victory over Clive Langford.

 

Daniel Day (28.85) 3 v 4 Darren Bingham (29.39)

 

Essex Player Daniel Day was on next playing Darren Bingham from Gwynned.

 

The first leg went to Darren then checkouts of 76 and 87 took Daniel into the lead.  Darren bounced back to take legs four and five before a 180 helped Daniel to level the set.

 

Darren started the deciding leg with a 180 and went to take the set 4-3.

 

Mick Haynes (27.38) 3 v 4 Dale Hughes (27.23)

 

Playing in his second British International weekend Mick Haynes took on debut player Dale Hughes from Glamorgan.

 

Wales took the first leg, which was quickly countered by England but Wales then took the third leg for a 2-1 lead.

 

Mick then took the fourth leg, hitting a 180 in the process before Dale won the fifth leg to go ahead 3-2.  Mick started the sixth leg with his second maximum and checked on tops for a 14 dart leg to tie the set.

 

Dale wrapped up the set in the deciding leg for a 4-3 win to take Wales into the lead in the overall match score.

 

Wes Newton (25.40) 4 v 3 Arwyn Morris (24.35)

 

Making his debut for England Lancashire’s Wes Newton took the opening leg against Arwyn Morris from Wales.  Arwyn levelled the set in the second leg, hitting a 171 in the process.

 

Back came Wes to win leg three but with a 180 Arwyn takes leg four.  Wes takes the lead again winning leg five only to see Arwyn win the sixth leg to take it to a decider.

 

In the seventh leg Wes edged ahead and checked out to tie the overall match score.

 

Kev Dowling (28.48) 3 v 4 John William Jones (26.27)

 

John William Jones from Montgomery & Radnor would make his Welsh debut with a match against Kev Dowling from Warwickshire on his second outing in an England shirt.

 

John William took the first leg but then Kev took the next two to lead 2-1. Both players hit a 180 in the fourth leg but it was Wales that hit the checkout to level the set.

 

Wales moved ahead as John William checked out on 74 for the fifth leg.  Three 140’s and a 81 checkout for a 11 dart leg took England to yet another set decider, the fourth of the match so far.

 

The seventh leg went to the Welsh debut player for his first British International Championship win and taking Wales back into the lead overall.

 

Paul Hogan (25.93) 0 v 4 Nick Kenny (35.16)

 

Berkshire’s Paul Hogan, making his twelfth appearance at the International weekend and the only player to hit a nine-dart leg at an International match, was up next for England and he would face the Welsh vice-captain Nick Kenny from Gwent.

 

Nick took the first couple of legs before hitting a 180 in leg three and taking a 3-0 lead with an eleven-dart leg.

 

He completed the 4-0 victory with a twelve-dart leg, finishing on 121 for a fantastic average of 35.16 and increasing the Welsh lead to 4-2.

 

Nigel Heydon (26.33) 1 v 4 David Rogers (25.73)

 

Next to the stage were Nigel Heydon from Warwickshire and David Rogers from Glamorgan and both players were playing their second British International Championship

 

It was the Welsh player that struck first winning the first three legs despite a 177 for Nigel in leg one.

 

Nigel briefly got back into the match, winning leg four before David wrapped up the set to win 4-1.

 

Scott Mitchell (30.80) 4 v 3 Jim Williams (30.97)

 

Wales were now leading 5-2 overall and the England captain Scott Mitchell was next up, another player making his 40th appearance for England at the 40th Championships.  He would play Jim Williams from Montgomery & Radnor.

 

Jim hit three 140’s and an 81 checkout for an eleven-dart leg to go one up despite four tons from his opponent.  Jim made it 2-0 before Scott replied taking the third leg with a 180 to pull the set score back to 2-1.

 

Scott squared off the set taking the fourth leg despite a 180 from Jim and went on to take the lead winning the fifth leg on double tops.  Jim took the match to the seventh leg decider with an excellent 104 checkout. 

 

Scott started the leg with a maximum and finished on 74 to take the set.

 

Paul Milford (29.38) 4 v 1 Steve Alker (23.76)

 

Devon’s Paul Milford would make his debut for England against Steve Alker playing his 15th time for Wales.

 

Steve took the first leg despite Paul notching a 180 but then Paul rattled off the next four legs, including a 110 checkout in the fourth, to narrow the overall score to 5-4 for Wales.

 

Martin Adams (31.55) 4 v 3 Mark Blandford (31.40)

 

Playing in an incredible 27th British International Championships and winning his 106th cap Martin Adams was next for England playing Mark Blandford, making his debut this weekend.

 

Martin took the opening leg but lost leg two despite hitting a maximum.  Mark continued the good work with a 116 checkout to take leg three and forge 2-1 ahead.

 

Mark moved into a 3-1 lead taking the fourth leg with a 180 before Martin took the fifth leg. Martin hit his second 180 in the sixth leg and checked out on 62 to set up another deciding leg.

 

In a brilliant final leg Martin checked out on 116 to hit a 31.55 average and take the overall score to five each.  This was Martin’s 34th win in 50 matches at the Championships

 

Martin C Atkins (25.71) 3 v 4 Mark Layton (25.16)

 

Yorkshire’s Martin Atkins would be making his 44th appearance for England to take on Brecon’s Mark Layton, the Welsh skipper, winning his 41st cap.

 

Wales took the lead with the first leg but were pegged back to 1-1 when Martin checked out 86 to level the set.  England moved into the lead winning leg three but Wales tied up the set again by taking the fourth leg.

 

Mark edged ahead by taking the fifth leg only to see Martin tie it up again and take the set into the deciding leg.  The Welsh captain stayed calm and checked out on tops to put Wales one set from victory.

 

Martin Atkins (26.88) 4 v 3 Tim Jones (25.23)

 

Welsh player Tim Jones would be making his ninth appearance for Wales to take on Martin Atkins from Lancashire, making his debut.

 

In a veritable baptism of fire Martin Atkins came through a nerve-wracking seven leg set to snatch a draw for England, meaning that the England v Scotland match later in the day would be winner takes all for the Championship.

 

Martin took the opening two legs, including a 14 darter before Tim replied to make the score 2-1.  Martin took the fourth leg with a 104 checkout only to see Tim winning the next two legs to pull the set back to 3-3 including a 180 to the Welsh player.

 

In the deciding leg Martin hit a 180 and held his nerve to double out and the match was drawn.

 

                                                       Day 2

                                                Live Stream Link

                                             Scotland 6 - 6 Wales      Match Stats
                                Alex Jeffery (25.02) 4-2 (26.08) Nick Kenny
                        Scott Robertson (30.83) 3-4 (31.39) Arwyn Morris
                                  Alan Small (27.81) 4-1 (29.23) Clive Langford
                         Ross MacDougall (22.45) 0-4 (29.47) Steve Alker

                        Ross Montgomery (30.43) 4-1 (26.15) David Rogers
                                    Ian Jolly (21.00) 2-4 (24.74) Mark Layton
                              Jim McEwan (29.12) 2-4 (30.75) Darren Bingham
                             Euan Callander (22.46) 4-3 (24.60) Mikey Rees
                       Bruce Montgomery (27.97) 4-2 (29.84) Scott Dockerty
                              Ryan Hogarth (25.29) 3-4 (26.17) Mark Blandford
                           Scott Campbell (23.29) 0-4 (25.37) Jim Williams
                                Alan Soutar (28.25) 4-2 (27.06) Tim Jones

Mens Match – Scotland v Wales

 

Alex Jeffrey (25.02) 4 v 2 Nick Kenny (26.08)

 

Scotland’s men took to the stage for their opening match against Wales and it would be Fife player Alex Jeffrey versus the Welsh vice-captain Nick Kenny.

 

Alex hit a 180 in the first leg and checked out to take the lead.  The second leg also went to Alex before Nick replied to make it 2-1.

 

Alex forged ahead once more but Nick took the fifth leg before Alex won the sixth leg despite a 180 from Nick.

 

Scott Robertson (30.83) 3 v 4 Arwyn Morris (31.39)

 

Grampian’s Scott Robertson was next, making his tenth appearance at the British Internationals and he would play Arwyn Morris.

 

Scott hit a 180 in the first leg to take a 1-0 lead but Wales took the second to tie.  A 15 dart leg put Scott back into the lead but once more Arwyn levelled the set with the help of a 180 in 14 darts just after Scott had wired a 167 checkout.

 

Scott hit his second 180 in the fifth leg and went on to finish only for Arwyn to tie the set up at 3-3.  Arwyn then checked out 124 on the bullseye to settle the match.

 

Alan Small (27.81) 4 v 1 Clive Langford (29.23)

 

Fife’s Alan Small would make his eighth appearance for Scotland against debut player Clive Langford from Glamorgan.

 

Wales opened the scoring in this third set but Scotland levelled straight away and then took the third leg to lead 2-1.  Scotland went further ahead by winning the fourth leg and wrapped up the match with a 74 checkout in the fifth leg.

 

Ross MacDougall (22.45) 0 v 4 Steve Alker (29.47)

 

A maximum in the opening leg ensured that Steve took the lead and then a brilliant 156 checkout took it to 2-0 for the Welsh player.  Steve took the third leg and then opened the fourth with his second 180, going on to check on double 8 for a 4-0 win.

 

Ross Montgomery (30.43) 4 v 1 David Rogers (26.15)

 

Ross Montgomery was up next for Scotland playing in his fifteenth British Internationals to win his 63rd cap and his opponent would be David Rogers from Glamorgan.

 

Ross took the opening two legs before David pulled one back.  Ross then hit a 177 and checked out in 14 darts to lead 3-1before hitting a 180 in leg five and finishing for a 4-1 win.

 

Ian Jolly (21.00) 2 v 4 Mark Layton (24.74)

 

It was the turn of Brecon’s Mark Layton next for Wales, the Welsh skipper aptly making his 40th appearance for his country on the 40th anniversary Internationals and he would face Ian Jolly from Angus on his seventh outing in a Scotland shirt.

 

It was Ian that took first blood with a 107 checkout in leg one and followed that with a win in leg two to lead 2-0.  Mark nailed double tops in both leg three and four to level the match.

 

Mark then edged ahead by winning leg five and completed the job in the sixth leg with the aid of a 174.  Taking the overall score to 3-3.

 

Jim McEwan (29.12) 2 v 4 Darren Bingham (30.75)

 

Playing for the third time for Wales Darren Bingham would take on Ayrshire’s Jim McEwan, making his British International debut.

 

Despite Jim hitting a 180 in the first leg it went to Wales but was quickly cancelled out as Jim checked on 90 for 1-1.  Darren hit his first 180 in leg three and checked on tops for a 2-1 lead.

 

Jim hit his second maximum in the fourth leg and checked on double eight to tie the set.  A thirteen dart leg ensured that Darren led 3-2 going into the sixth leg where Jim hit his third 180 of the match only to see Darren checkout on 104 for a 4-2 set win.

 

Euan Callander (22.46) 4 v 3 Mikey Rees (24.60)

 

With Wales leading overall for the first time in the match Angus player Euan Callander faced Pembrokeshire’s Mikey Rees making his debut this weekend.

 

Euan took the first leg but with a 180 in leg two Mikey levelled the score. Euan took the third leg despite Mikey’s second maximum but Mikey made no mistake in leg four as he checked out on 93 to take the set score to two each.

 

An excellent 151 checkout saw Mikey go 3-2 ahead in the set which was quickly countered by a bull-double 16 checkout from Euan.  In a very nervy final leg both players had umpteen chances to finish after Mikey had notched his third 180 but it was Euan who managed to edge the finish on double one to pull Scotland back level overall.

 

Bruce Montgomery (27.97) 4 v 2 Scott Dockerty (29.84)

 

Grampian’s Bruce Montgomery won his 8th cap for Scotland as he faced Scott Dockerty from Montgomery & Radnor. 

 

In the first leg Scott hit a 171 and checked on tops to take a 1-0 lead and then started the second leg with a 180 only to see Bruce hit his first maximum and check on 81 for a 12 dart leg to level the scores.

 

Bruce took leg three against the darts and went further ahead with leg four.  Scott battled back to take the fifth leg but Bruce just edged Scott out in the sixth leg to win 4-2.

 

Ryan Hogarth (25.29) 3 v 4 Mark Blandford (26.17)

 

With Scotland leading 5-4 overall Borders player Ryan Hogarth, runner up in the Dutch Open recently, took on Welsh player Mark Blandford, making his debut this weekend.

 

Ryan started the match with a 180 and went on to win the first leg but Wales then took the second leg.  Ryan moved into the lead with the third leg only to be pegged back again in the fourth leg.

 

At 2-2 Ryan took the lead for the third time and then saw Scott draw level for the third time.  In a close last leg Scott checked out on 113 to level the overall match score.

 

Scott Campbell (23.29) 0 v 4 Jim Williams (25.37)

 

In the eleventh set Grampian’s Scott Campbell would earn his seventh cap against the former World Cup singles champion Jim Williams.

 

It was Jim who took the set 4-0 in a match which never really got going

 

Alan Soutar (28.25) 4 v 2 Tim Jones (27.06)

 

It was make or break for Scotland now, either snatch a draw or suffer defeat in the opening match of the British International Championships.

 

It was up to the Scotland captain now as Alan Soutar took to the stage, winning his 44th cap for his country who would take on Tim Jones from Wales playing in his 4th consecutive Championships.

 

Alan took the opening two legs before Tim came back to win leg three and hit a 180 in the process.  In taking the fourth leg Tim levelled up the set but Alan put the pressure on again to go 3-2 ahead.

 

In the final leg both players were peppering the treble twenty when Alan fired in a 180 and went on to take the set and grab a share of the points.  Final score 6-6.

 

 

 

 

                                               

                                  England 2-0 Wales     Match Stats
                            Beau Greaves (30.67) 3-0 (14.06) Jasmine Dean
                           Shannon Reeves (14.42) 3-1 (14.15) Tamzin Parr

Girls Match – England 2 v 0 Wales

 

Beau Greaves (30.67) 3 v 0 Jasmin Dean (14.06)

 

Beau hit a 180 in the first leg and finished the third leg on 86 for a 3-0 win and a record breaking British International girls record average of 30.67.  This is the first time the 30 barrier has been broken at International level in the girls matches.

 

Shannon Reeves (14.42) 3 v 1 Tamzin Parr (14.15)

 

England completed the victory with a 3-0 win for Shannon Reeves over Tamzin Parr.

 

                                           Scotland 1-3 England      Match Stats
                            Connor Mitchell (20.23) 0-3 (24.64) Keelan Kay
                            Kyle Walker (22.37) 0-3 (29.47) Leighton Bennett
                            John Gallazzi (17.16) 1-3 (18.51) Mitchell McCarthy
                           Nathan Girvan (24.10) 3-2 (25.15) Brad Phillips

Boys Match – Scotland 1 v 3 England

 

Connor Mitchell (20.23) 0 v 3 Keelan Kay (24.64)

 

In what would be a virtual final, both teams having defeated Wales by the same score, Scotland took on England in the final Boys match of the weekend.

 

England’s captain Keelan Kay would face Connor Mitchell from Angus and the English lad took the match 3-0.

 

Kyle Walker (22.37) 0 v 3 Leighton Bennett (29.47)

Living up to his Boom Boom nickname Leighton sprinted to a 3-0 victory with a 180 and a 100 checkout to record a 29.47 average.

 

John Gallazzi (17.16) 1 v 3 Mitchell McCarthy (18.51)

 

In a nail-biting set Mitchell wrapped up the title for England with a 3-1 win over John, with both players experiencing missed doubles.

 

Nathan Girvan (24.10) 3 v 2 Brad Phillips (25.15)

 

Scotland’s final player, one of four Angus academy players in the team, was Nathan Girvan, playing Brad Phillips of England.

 

Nathan took the first leg before seeing Brad hit a 174 and go on to level the set.

 

The third leg went to Nathan but Brad answered by winning the fourth leg to take the set to a decider.  Nathan started the final leg with a 180 and went on to finish the leg on double tops in 13 darts to put a point on the board for Scotland.

 

 

                                            England 6-0 Wales    Match Stats
                           Maria O'Brien (23.48) 3-0 (17.82) Katie Bellerby
                        Fallon Sherrock (25.93) 3-2 (22.84) Ann-Marie Potts
                    Trina Gulliver MBE (23.06) 3-2 (21.33) Chris Savvery
                       Casey Gallagher (22.77) 3-0 (21.70) Rhian O'Sullivan
                         Deta Hedman (24.20) 3-1 (20.86) Natalie Evans
                 
Lorraine Winstanley (23.86) 3-0 (21.45) Nikki Goldsmith

Ladies Match - England 6 v 0 Wales

 

Maria O’Brien (23.48) 3 v 0 Katie Bellerby (17.82)

 

Devon’s Maria O’Brien takes on Katie Bellerby as England Ladies play their opening match of the series.

 

Maria recorded a straight 3-0 win to give England an early lead in the match with a 16 dart leg and a 90 checkout.

 

Fallon Sherrock (25.93) 3 v 2 Ann Marie Potts (22.84)

 

Ann Marie took the opening leg before a spectacular bullseye finish tied the set at 1-1.

 

With the second match finely balanced at 2-2 Fallon produced an 11-dart leg (140, 140, 121, 100 c/o) to win the set.

 

Trina Gulliver (23.06) 3 v 2 Chris Savvery (21.33)

 

Trina was winning her 70 the cap today and her opponent Chris Savvery was representing Wales in her 14th British International Championships.

 

Chris raced into a 2-0 lead before Trina narrowed the gap by winning the third leg.

 

Trina duly levelled the set at 2-2 before going on to win 3-2.

 

Casey Gallagher (22.77) 3 v 0 Rhian O’Sullivan (21.70)

 

Welsh captain Rhian O’Sullivan, winning her 80th cap today, was on next hoping to stem the English tide and she would play debutante Casey Gallagher, a former England youth player, from Sussex.

 

However it was the England player who took the set to settle the match for England going into the last two sets 4-0 in the lead.

 

Deta Hedman (24.20) 3 v 1 Natalie Evans (20.86)

 

England captain Deta Hedman, winning her 54th cap today would play Natalie Evans next.

 

Trina opened the set with a 15 dart leg and then doubled her lead by winning leg two.

 

Natalie surged back to check double ten for leg three before Deta ended Welsh hopes taking the set 3-1.

 

Lorraine Winstanley (23.95) 3 v 0 Nikki Goldsmith (21.45)

 

Playing in her 9th British Internationals Lorraine Winstanley duly wrapped up a 6-0 victory for England by defeating Nikki Goldsmith 3-0, finishing the third leg in 17 darts.

 

                                              Scotland 1-1 England       Match Stats
                              Sophie McKinlay (21.57) 0-3 (28.36) Beau Greaves
                             Chloe O'Brien (18.33) 3-0 (14.54) Shannon Reaves

Girls Match – Scotland 1 v 1 England

 

Sophie McKinlay (21.57) 0 v 3 Beau Greaves (28.36)

 

England girls enter the fray today with 15 year-old Beau Greaves taking on 12 year-old Sophie McKinlay from East Stirlingshire who made her Scotland debut the night before.

 

Beau Greaves shattered the Girls Youth British International record winning 3-0 with a brilliant 28.36 average which included a 101 checkout in the second leg.

 

Chloe O’Brien (18.33) 3 v 1 Shannon Reaves (14.54)

 

Perthshire’s Chloe O’Brien kept Scotland in with a chance of the title with a 3-0 win over Shannon Reeves.  England now need to defeat Wales 2-0 to contest the championship with Scotland.



                                                           Day 1                                                  
                                                  Wales 5-1 Scotland        Match Stats
                           Rhian O'Sullivan (22.57) 3-1 (20.17) Susanna McGimpsey
                           Katie Bellerby (20.52) 3-2 (21.18) Louise Hepburn
                          Ann-Marie Potts (22.25) 3-1 (20.44) Chelsea McMahon
                          Nikki Goldsmith (21.92) 3-2 (22.03) Lorraine Hyde
                          Natalie Evans (19.07) 3-2 (17.39) Emily Davidson
                          Chris Savvery (20.19) 1-3 (19.39) Lynsey McDonald

Ladies Match - Wales 5 v 1 Scotland

 

Rhian O’Sullivan (22.57) 3 v 1 Susanna McGimpsey (20.17)

 

The first Ladies match of the weekend had host nation Scotland, the new Celtic Challenge champions, facing Wales.

 

Playing in her 15th consecutive British Internationals and gaining her 79th cap the Welsh captain Rhiann O’ Sullivan took on Susanna McGimpsey in her 11th British International and gaining her 41st cap.

 

Rhiann took the opening leg with the help of a 180 and Susanna then levelled the scores in the second. The Welsh captain then won the next two legs for a 3-1, despite a well-timed 180 by Susanna.

 

Katie Bellerby (20.52) 3 v 2 Louise Hepburn (21.18)

 

Next on for Wales was Katie Bellerby and she would face Scotland’s Louise Hepburn, playing in her 16th British Internationals.

 

Louise opened her scoring with a 180 and finished the leg in 14 darts and Katie won the second.

 

In the third leg both players struggled on the doubles but it was Scotland who edged ahead in the match to lead 2-1 but back came Katie to tie up the set at 2-2.

 

In a tense fifth leg Katie held her nerve to checkout double tops for the set and a 2-0 lead to Wales.

 

Anne Marie Potts (22.50) 3 v 1 Chelsea McMahon (20.55)

 

Fife’s Chelsea McMahon was on next for Scotland and the Fife player would take on Anne Marie Potts.

 

Anne Marie took the first two legs with Chelsea checking out the second before Anne Marie wrapped up the set 3-1.

 

Nikki Goldsmith (21.92) 3 v 2 Lorraine Hyde (22.03)

 

In the fourth set Lorraine opened up a 2-0 lead by winning the first two legs but two checkouts of 64 and 56 brought Nikki back into the match at 2-2.

 

In yet another fifth leg play-off Wales came out on top as Nikki consolidated the overall win for Wales.

 

Natalie Evans (19.07) 3 v 2 Emily Davidson (17.39)

 

Natalie won the opening leg followed by two legs to Emily before Natalie took the set to another decider which she checked out on double ten for a 5-0 lead to Wales.

 

Chris Savvery (20.19) 1 v 3 Lynsey McDonald (19.39)

 

Chris Savvery earned her 40th cap for Wales in this match against Lynsey McDonald, making her debut for Scotland in the British Internationals.

 

Finally Scotland got a score on the board as Lynsey took the set 3-1 on her debut to save a Scottish whitewash against Wales.


           

                                                      England 3-1 Wales        Match Stats
                          Brad Phillips (22.80) 3-1 (15.74) Ethan Haymes
                          Keelan Kay (23.12) 3-0 (22.55) Taylor Smoldon
                          Mitchell McCarthy (20.83) 0-3 (27.83) Connor Hopkins
                          Leighton Bennett (35.79) 3-0 (18.82) Sion Russell

Boys Match - England 3 v 1 Wales

 

Brad Phillips (22.80) 3 v 1 Ethan Haymes (15.74)

 

Ethan took the opening leg but then Brad took three in a row for a 3-1 win.

 

Keelan Kay (23.12) 3 v 0 Taylor Smoldon (22.55)

 

The second set brought together the captains of both youth sides and it was a repeat of the first as England’s Keelan Kay raced to a 3-0 set victory.

 

Mitchell McCarthy (20.83) 0 v 3 Connor Hopkins (27.83)

 

England had a debut player up next as 14 year-old Mitchell McCarthy took on Connor Hopkins from Wales.

 

With a maximum in each of the first two legs and a 174 in the third Connor raced to a 3-0 victory in the set.

 

Leighton Bennett (35.79) 3 v 0 Sion Russell (18.82)

 

Thirteen year old Leighton Bennett, the current World Youth Champion, made his debut for England against Sion Russell and smashed the British Youth International record with a 3-0 victory and an incredible 35.79 average, which included two maximums and an 11 dart leg.

 

                                                 Scotland 2-0 Wales              Match Stats
                            Sophie McKinlay (20.59) 3-0 (13.46) Tamzin Parr
                           Chloe O'Brien (20.04) 3-0 (14.00) Jasmine Dean

Girls Match - Scotland 2 v 0 Wales

 

Sophie McKinlay (20.59) 3 v 0 Tamzin Parr (13.46)

 

Making her debut for Scotland thirteen year old Sophie McKinlay took the opening leg against sixteen year old Tamzin Parr with a 76 checkout then won the second leg for a 2-0 lead.

 

Sophie led from the start in the third leg and wrapped up the set with a 54 checkout.

 

Chloe O’Brien (20.04) 3 v 0 Jasmin Dean (14.00)

 

Playing in her second British Internationals 15 year old Chloe O’Brien defeated debut Welsh girl Jasmin Dean (17), 3-0, to give Scotland maximum points from their opening match

 

                                                         Wales 1-3 Scotland      Match Stats
                               Taylor Smoldon (19.82) 0-3 (23.48) Connor Mitchell
                                Ethan Haymes (19.10) 0-3 (29.47) Nathan Girvan
                                Sion Russell (18.40) 2-3 (18.55) John Gallazzi
                                Connor Hopkins (21.78) 3-0 (20.11) Kyle Walker  

Boys Match - Wales 1 v 3 Scotland

 

Taylor Smoldon (19.60) 0 v 3 Connor Mitchell (23.48)

 

The 40th British International Darts Championships is this year being held at the CISWO Club, Glenrothes and got underway on Friday night with a Boys match between Wales and Scotland.

 

This is the ninth time the cream of British youth darts has gathered to determine the top nation in Britain.  Taking to the stage for the first match was Taylor Smoldon the Welsh boys captain against young Scot Connor Mitchell making his debut.

 

Connor took the match in three straight legs finishing the second leg on 72.

 

Ethan Haymes (19.10) 0 v 3 Nathan Girvan (29.47)

 

The second match featured a debut player from Wales as 14 year old Ethan Haymes lined up against Nathan Girvan (16), from Angus making his fourth consecutive appearance for Scotland in the British Internationals.

 

Hitting a fantastic 29.47 average Nathan took the match 3-0.

 

Sion Russell (18.40) 2 v 3 John Gallazzi (18.55)

 

Sixteen year old Sion got the crowd on their feet as he hit a 180 with his first three darts only for both players to struggle with the closing double with John closing the leg on double seven.

 

With the help of another 180 Sion levelled the match at 1-1 despite both players having chances. Wales went ahead taking the third leg only to see Scotland tie the set up at 2-2.

 

In a very nervy fifth leg it was John who held it together to clinch the set on double one.

 

Connor Hopkins (21.78) 3 v 0 Kyle Walker (20.11)

 

The youngest player in the match thirteen year old Connor took the opening leg and then started the second leg with a maximum going on to make it 2-0 with a double eight checkout.

 

Connor started the third leg with a 180 and despite Kyle also hitting a maximum Connor went on to take the set 3-0 for a final match score of 3-1 to host nation Scotland.


 

                                                         Team Squads

                                                             Girls

Firstname Lastname Team
Beau
Greaves
England
Shannon
Reaves
England
Sophie
McKinlay
Scotland
Chloe
O'Brien
Scotland
Jasmin
Dean
Wales
Tamzin
Parr
Wales

                                                            Ladies

Firstname Lastname Team
Casey
Gallagher
England
Deta
Hedman
England
Trina Gulliver
MBE
England
Maria
O'Brien
England
Fallon
Sherrock
England
Lorraine
Winstanley
England
Emily
Davidson
Scotland
Louise
Hepburn
Scotland
Lorraine
Hyde
Scotland
Lynsey
McDonald
Scotland
Susanna
McGimpsey
Scotland
Chelsea
McMahon
Scotland
Katie
Bellerby
Wales
Natalie
Evans
Wales
Nikki
Goldsmith
Wales
Rhian
O'Sullivan
Wales
Ann-Marie
Potts
Wales
Chris
Savvery
Wales

                                                              Boys

Leighton
Bennett
England
Keelan
Kay
England
Mitchell
McCarthy
England
Brad
Phillips
England
John
Gallazzi
Scotland
Nathan
Girvan
Scotland
Connor
Mitchell
Scotland
Kyle
Walker
Scotland
Ethan
Haymes
Wales
Connor
Hopkins
Wales
Sion
Russell
Wales
Taylor
Smoldon
Wales

                                          Men's

Firstname Lastname Team
Martin
Adams
England
Martin
Atkins
England
Martin c
Atkins
England
Daniel
Day
England
Kev
Dowling
England
Dennis
Harbour
England
Mick
Haynes
England
Nigel
Heydon
England
Paul
Hogan
England
Paul
Milford
England
Scott
Mitchell
England
Wez
Newton
England
Euan
Callander
Scotland
Scott
Campbell
Scotland
Ryan
Hogarth
Scotland
Alex
Jeffery
Scotland
Ian
Jolly
Scotland
Ross
MacDougall
Scotland
Jim
McEwan
Scotland
Bruce
Montgomery
Scotland
Ross
Montgomery
Scotland
Scott
Robertson
Scotland
Alan
Small
Scotland
Alan
Soutar
Scotland
Steve
Alker
Wales
Darren
Bingham
Wales
Mark
Blandford
Wales
Scott
Dockerty
Wales
Dale
Hughes
Wales
Tim
Jones
Wales
Nick
Kenny
Wales
Clive
Langford
Wales
Mark
Layton
Wales
David Arwyn
Morris
Wales
Mickey
Rees
Wales
David
Rogers
Wales
Jim
Williams
Wales
John
Williams-Jones
Wales

 

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Friday 5th                    Live Stream

5.30pm                        Doors Open

6:30pm                        Wales v Scotland (Boy’s)

7.30pm                        Scotland V Wales (Girls)

8.15pm                        England v Wales (Boy’s)

9:15pm                        Wales v Scotland (Ladies)

Saturday 6th                Live Stream  

09:30am                      Doors to general public open

10:00am                      Scotland v England (Girls)

10:45am                     England v Wales (Ladies)

11:45am                      Scotland V England (Boy’s)

12.45pm                      England v Wales (Girls)

1:30pm                        Scotland v Wales (Men)

Saturday night

8:30pm to 1:00 Entertainment (Youth Presentation)

Sunday 7th                   Live Stream   

09:30am                      Doors to general public open

10:30am                      England v Wales (Men)

2:30pm                        Scotland v England (Ladies)

4:30pm                        England v Scotland (Men)

8:00pm                        Presentations

                               Celtic Challenge 2019

              

                                         Scotland 5 - 7 Wales Game Stats
                                        Ian Jolly (21.77) 0-4 (24.14) John Williams-Jones
                                        Alec Jeffrey (24.41) 2-4 (25.62) Mikey Rees
                                        Ryan Hogarth (26.95) 3-4 (27.27) Tim Jones
                                        Jim McEwan (26.58) 3-4 (28.26) David Rogers
                                        Euan Callander (27.74) 4-3 (29.08) Jim Williams
                                        Scott Robertson (25.17) 0-4 (31.81) Darren Bingham
                                        Scott Campbell (26.58) 1-4 (30.48) David Arwyn Morris
                                        Alan Small (24.09) 4-1 (25.39) Clive Langford
                                       Ross Montgomery (31.22) 4-2 (29.63) Scott Dockerty
                                       Bruce Montgomery (27.01) 4-3 (27.79) Steve Alker
                                       Ross MacDougall (21.26) 2-4 (26.05) Mark Layton
                                       Alan Soutar (29.31) 4-3 (30.84) Nick Kenny   

                                              Wales 2-4 Scotland  Game Stats
                           Anne-Marie Potts (18.46) 1-3 (18.80) Susanna McGimpsey
                          Katie Bellerby (19.50) 2-3 (22.08) Emily Davidson
                          Rhian O'Sullivan (25.18) 3-2 (21.84) Lorraine Hyde
                          Natalie Evans (19.35) 0-3 (20.31) Louise Hepburn
                          Chris Savvery (16.20) 3-1 (16.21) Lynsey McDonald
                         Nikki Goldsmith (18.28) 1-3 (18.34) Chelsea McMahon

                      Northern Ireland 6 - 6 Scotland  Game Stats
                                 Kyle Mckinstry (30.36) 4-0 (26.91) Ross MacDougall
                                 Phillip Carson (26.57) 4-2 (25.92) Bruce Montgomery
                                Gary Elliott (24.98) 3-4 (26.19) Alec Jeffrey
                                Rodney Kane (25.75) 4-3 (23.85) Scott Campbell
                                Kevin Magill (26.93) 3-4 (28.00) Ross Montgomery
                               Dermot McGuinness (27.44) 4-1 (25.78) Ryan Hogarth
                                Davy Glenn (26.77) 4-3 (25.77) Scott Robertson
                                Alan McKnight (23.37) 3-4 (24.48) Euan Callander
                                Paul MacDonald (22.07) 1-4 (25.72) Jim McEwan
                                Chris Gilliland (26.38) 4-3 (28.25) Alan Soutar
                                Roy Baillie 0-4 Allan Small
                                Neil Duff (25.80) 2-4 (27.85) Ian Jolly

                  Northern Ireland 2-4 Wales       Game Stats
                             Jackie O'Neill (16.19) 0-3 (20.88) Chris Savvery
                          Kayleigh O'Neill (24.51) 3-2 (25.66) Anne-Marie Potts
                           Anna Madigan (16.74) 0-3 (20.59) Katie Bellerby
                             Elaine Moran (15.46) 3-2 (17.89) Nikki Goldsmith
                              Helen Dunn (17.30) 0-3 (25.05) Rhian O'Sullivan
                              Yvonne Campbell (15.99) 2-3 (18.24) Natalie Evans

                               Wales 7-5 Northern Ireland         Game Stats
                          John Williams-Jones (25.69) 4-0 (22.13) Rodney kane
                         David Arwyn Morris (31.10) 4-3 (28.74) Gary Elliot
                         Mark Layton (29.89) 4-1 (28.27) Chris Gilliland
                         Scott Dockerty (27.83) 4-2 (26.77) Dermot McGuiness
                         Darren Bingham (27.28) 4-3 (26.67) Roy Baillie
                         Clive Langford (24.06) 0-4 (27.45) Alan McKnight
                         Jim Williams (29.76) 4-3 (28.92) Neil Duff
                         Steve Alker (27.08) 4-0 (23.85) Paul MacDonald
                         Dale Hughes (21.28) 2-4 (26.21) Kevin Magill
                         David Rogers (26.29) 3-4 (25.94) Philip Carson
                         Mark Blandford (23.94) 1-4 (24.30) Davy Glenn
                         Nick Kenny (25.95) 1-4 (31.60) Kyle Mckinstry

            Scotland v Northern Ireland Ladies Game Stats

                                       Scotland 4-2 Northern Ireland
                     Emily Davidson (18.79) 3-0 (13.91) Yvonne Campbell
                    Chelsea McMahon (17.73) 2-3 (15.90) Anna Madigan
                    Susanna McGimpsey (21.47) 3-0 (19.42) Jackie O'Neill
                    Lorraine Hyde (22.10) 3-0 (15.50) Elaine Moran
                    Lynsey McDonald (21.15) 1-3 (21.13) Kayleigh O'Neill
                    Louise Hepburn (18.75) 3-2 (18.31) Helen Dunn

                        

                          Schedule for the Winmau British Internationals

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Friday 5th

5.30pm                        Doors Open

6:30pm                        Wales v Scotland (Boy’s)

7.30pm                        Scotland V Wales (Girls)

8.15pm                        England v Wales (Boy’s)

9:15pm                        Wales v Scotland (Ladies)

Saturday 6th April 2019

09:30am                      Doors to general public open

10:00am                      Scotland v England (Girls)

10:45pm                      England v Wales (Ladies)

11:45pm                      Scotland V England (Boy’s)

12.45pm                      England v Wales (Girls)

1:30pm                        Scotland v Wales (Men)

Saturday night

8:30pm to 1:00 Entertainment (Youth Presentation)

Sunday 7th April 2019  

09:30am                      Doors to general public open

10:30am                      England v Wales (Men)

2:30pm                        Scotland v England (Ladies)

4:30pm                        England v Scotland (Men)

8:00pm                        Presentations

Scottish Men’s & Women’s

Masters Darts Championships

2019

TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY, 20 April 2019

VENUE: - GLENROTHES RECREATION & SOCIAL CLUB, SOUTH STREET, GLENROTHES

OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS OF SCOTTISH DARTS ASSOCIATION AREAS

ENTRIES MAY BE SUBMITTED THROUGH AREA ASSOCIATIONS ONLY

                    BICC Scotland Report Weekend 6 March 2019

The British Inter County Championship in Scotland completed their penultimate fixtures last week and as things stand only one title can be guaranteed as Greater Glasgow are too far ahead in the South Division Mens A to be caught, although in some cases it would take several whitewash score-lines to alter the top of the table order. Things are so close in all the individual league tables and also in the Accumulative Table that it will go all the way to the wire to separate the various county teams with some fantastic matches in store for darts fans at the end of the month.

A feature of this month’s matches was seeing five out of the six ladies selected for the Celtic Challenge and the British Internationals all producing player of the match performances, three in the North and two in the South

Scotland North

 

No County P MA WA MB WB BP TP +/-
1 Grampian 6 57 26 30 14 43 170 222
2 Angus 6 52 15 28 11 33 139 107
3 Fife 6 37 22 20 16 31 126 46
4 Highland 6 40 18 17 18 28 121 26
5 East Stirlingshire 6 28 19 18 8 17 90 -57
6 Central 6 32 12 11 9 15 79 -99
7 Perthshire 6 25 15 13 8 13 74 -89
8 Tay Valley 6 17 17 7 12 12 *63 -156

Highland v Angus (19-17)

 

Highland started the day well with a 4-0 whitewash in the Ladies B, the top set going to Lesley Dawson (16.43).

Angus struck back in a very close Mens B match winning 4-2 with the top set going to Highland’s Ali Mitchell (25.77) while Kayale Ross (23.74) was the top Angus player.

Back came Highland taking the Ladies A match 4-2 and it was Lynn Shearer (16.70) who took the player of the match award with Fiona Smith (15.82) the best for Angus.

Highland raced into a 4-1 lead in the Mens A but Angus soon pegged it back to 4-4 before taking the last three sets for a 7-5 victory.  The top set went to Angus player Nathan Girvan (27.83) fractionally ahead of Nicky Denoon (27.45) for Highland

 

Central v Tay Valley (22-14)

 

The visiting side started the day strongest taking the Ladies B 3-1 with the best set average going to Tay Valley’s Tracey McGill (12.22) with Central’s winning set coming from Jane Carpenter (10.44).

The Mens B was a hard fought match ending with both sides sharing the points at 3-3.  The best performance from Central came from Lewis Lyle (24.17) while Mark Keith (19.27) was Tay Valley’s top player.

Central tied up the match by winning the Ladies A 4-2 with Sharon MacFarlane (17.08) starring for the home side and Isobel Day (16.67) the best for Tay Valley.The Mens A would decide the overall winners of the fixture and it was Central who ran out 9-3 victors with Graeme Orr (26.44) the best player from the winning team and Ryan Mathieson (25.05) the best visiting player.

 

East Stirlingshire v Fife (12-24)

Realistically visiting side Fife are still in the hunt for second spot in the Accumulative Table and did themselves no harm by winning three matches and drawing one.

The Ladies B went 3-1 in Fife’s favour with the top set coming from the Shire’s Mags Morrison (13.38) while from the winning side Lynn Torrance (12.37) took their award.

Fife continued the good work with a 4-2 victory in the Mens B and it was Jamie Munn (27.83) from Fife who was player of the match, indeed the best Mens B player in Scotland over the weekend, while Billy Martin (20.11) was tops for the home side.

The Ladies A went 4-2 to Fife and the player of the match was International star Chelsea McMahon (22.05) while Sophie McKinlay (18.79) continues to impress for East Stirlingshire.

In a game of two halves the Mens A game produced a 6-6 result with first Fife taking the first five sets to lead 5-0 only to see East Stirlingshire win the last five sets to snatch a draw.

The top set came from Fife’s Colin Hepplewhite (29.83), which was also the best from all the matches on at the weekend, with best for the Shire being Gary Stone (28.23).

Grampian v Perthshire (33-3)

Grampian simply overwhelmed Perthshire as they recorded the highest overall score this season, winning the match 33-3 and confirming their retention of the Accumulative Table title, as long as they do not lose every match to nil against Angus at the end of the month.

The Ladies B match was 4-0 with the top set coming from Carrie Marie Duncan (18.37) which was the best Ladies B result in Scotland at the weekend.

Grampian followed the Ladies B whitewash with another in the Mens B as they romped home 6-0 with Michael Thomson (25.23) hitting their top set average.

The Ladies A went 4-2 to Grampian and their top set came from Emily Davidson (22.64).

Grampian completed their near perfect day by losing only one set in an 11-1 victory in the Mens A.  The player of the match was Scott Robertson (29.81) while the winning set from Perthshire came from Brian Welsh (28.06).

Scotland South

 Scotland South

No County P MA WA MB WB BP TP +/-  
1 Greater Glasgow 6 51 22 22 11 35 141 97  
2 Borders 5 31 20 24 10 31 116 98  
3 Ayrshire 5 32 19 16 15 28 110 68  
4 Renfrewshire 5 24 17 15 15 19 *88 -13  
5 Lanarkshire 5 34 11 14 8 16 83 6  
6 Lothian 5 22 12 6 9 7 56 -114  
7 Clackmannanshire 5 22 7 11 4 8 52 -142  

 

Greater Glasgow v Clackmannanshire (30-6)

Greater Glasgow have now completed their league programme and did it in style with the best overall result this season in Scotland South winning 30-6.  They now have to wait to see if they can hold on to the three tables they currently lead, the Accumulative Table, the Mens A and the Ladies A.

They won the Ladies B match 3-1 with June McCallum (12.07) their top player while the winning set from Clackmannanshire was achieved by Ellen McCormack (9.19).In the Mens B Glasgow continued with a 5-1 victory and the top set here was from Craig
Abernethy (24.64) while Connar Allen (22.43) was best for the visitors.

The Ladies A also won 5-1 with the help of player of the match Susanna McGimpsey (23.86), hitting the best ladies average in Scotland over the weekend, while the Wee County’s winner was Marion Scott (19.27).

Greater Glasgow raced into a 5-0 lead in the Mens A before going on to complete the victory, losing only three sets.  The player of the match was Glasgow’s Jim Mitchell (27.81) while Clackmannanshire’s best set came from Craig Baxter (26.49).

Borders v Ayrshire (24-12)

Borders won both the mens matches with both the ladies fixtures tied in this battle between close neighbours Borders and Ayrshire.

The Ladies B finished 2-2 with the top set coming from Borders player Helen Hill (14.11), while two players from Ayrshire had the identical average of 13.92, Mary Pentleton and Lorraine Green.

The Mens B went 5-1 in Borders favour, the match being all over at 4-0, with the top set coming from Kevin Richardson (24.40) while the top average from Ayrshire came from Lee Nisbett (22.44).

The Ladies A was a 3-3 tie in an even match with Ayrshire’s Lorraine Hyde (20.76) just ahead of Borders player Jackie Purves (19.78) in the battle for the best set.

The Mens A really settled the overall score with Borders stretching their win to 8-4 and producing the top set from Jim McGuigan (28.63) with Ayrshire’s Andy Hastie (26.37) their best player.

Renfrewshire v Lanarkshire (20-16)

Renfrewshire just edged out their close rivals over the four matches and as a result there is still only five points between them in the Accumulative Table as they battle for fourth and fifth place.

The Ladies B started the match off with a 2-2 result the top set coming from Renfrewshire’s Kirsten Gray (16.11) with Helen Beurskens (12.91) the top player for Lanarkshire.

Renfrewshire moved ahead with a 4-2 win in the Mens B and it was Alex McAdam (25.47) from the winning side that took the player of the match award ahead of Robert Baird (23.39) for Lanarkshire.

It was Renfrewshire again in the Ladies A as they took the match 5-1 to open up quite a big lead thanks to a top set from Louise Hepburn (20.31) with Hannah Bell (16.26) the best for Lanarkshire. Lanarkshire fought back hard in the Mens A but their 8-4 win was not enough to pull back the overall score leaving Renfrewshire just ahead of them in the Accumulative Table but the scoreline still leaves the Lanarkshire lads with a chance of second spot in the Mens A.

The player of the match was William Stallard (27.45) from Lanarkshire with Renfrewshire’s top set coming from Richard Baillie (25.47).

It's with sadness that Scottish Darts Association reports that Peter Johnstone passed away. Peter was a well-respected Scottish International our thoughts are with his family and friends

                          

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Scottish Open 2019 Champions Wesley Harms & Lisa Ashton Drawsheets/Results  Men's Singles, Ladies Singles, Men's Pairs, Ladies Pairs

                                   
The Scottish Darts Association’s flagship tournament, the Winmau Scottish Open, held at the Normandy Hotel since 1999, kicked off the first of five tournaments with the Open Triples on Friday night. Battling through an entry of over 100 teams the first semi-final was contested by the Cleveland Bellends (Allan Edwards, Claire Stainsby and Barry Davies) and PC Plods (Lisa Ashton, Lindsey Ashton and Paul Higgins). The Bellenders progressed 3-0 to the final where they met the winners of the Geds (Brian Welsh, Wayne Shepherd and Chloe O’Brien) from Perthshire who played Two Blue Sox and a Red Sox (Euan Callander, Brian Woods and Chrissie Manley). The various Sox players won the semi 3-1 giving us a final between the Bellends and the Sox, with the Cleveland trio triumphing 4-1.

                   

Almost a thousand entrants battled through to the last eight of the Mens Singles where Scotland’s Mark Barilli defeated Paul Hogan from England 5-1, Cody Harris from New Zealand defeated Welsh player Nick Kenny 5-4, Dutch star Wesley Harms beat Scots teen sensation Nathan Girvan 5-1 and finally English player Jamie Caven beat Wayne Warren from Wales 5-2. Also reaching the last 16 from Scotland was Ryan Hogarth while Graham Cummings, Joe Devlin, Jared Rafferty, Neil MacDougall, and Steve Ritchie made the last 32. At the semi-final stage the former two times winner of the SDA Masters, Mark Barilli took on New Zealander Cody Harris. The match went to the New Zealander 5-0 but the scoreline belied the quality of the match as both players hit 177 and Mark had a maximum. Cody’s winning average was 31.71 while Mark had a 28.63 average. The second semi-final pitted former Scottish Open champion Wesley Harms from the Netherlands against England’s Jamie Caven with Wesley progressing 5-3 with the aid of three 180’s and a 130 checkout. The players shared the opening two legs before Wesley took three in a row to lead 4-1 before Jamie pulled the score back to 4-3. In the eighth leg Wes checked out 130 on the bull to take his place in the final, ending with a 28.00 average compared to Jamie’s 25.69 average. In the best of eleven final Wes started well with a maximum in the opening leg to lead 1-0 and checked out 111 in the second to double his lead. Cody fought back strongly with a 119 checkout on the bullseye to take the third leg only to see Wesley strike back to win the fourth leg. Wesley went further ahead by taking the fifth leg with the aid of a 180 and then started leg six with another maximum, going on to take the leg to lead 5-1. Cody then produced three consecutive 140’s in leg seven to reduce the deficit to 5-2 before taking leg eight to take the score to 5-3. Wesley wired a 136 checkout for the match only to see Cody steady his nerves to take the ninth leg and claw back the difference to just one leg. Wesley had another match dart in the tenth leg but could only watch as Cody nailed double sixteen to take the final to a deciding leg. 2013 champion, Wesley hit a 180 in the eleventh leg followed by a 171 to set up double twelve for the title and duly obliged to win his second Scottish Open. Wesley finished the final with a 32.83 average compared to 30.91 for Cody. In the first Ladies Singles semi-final World No.1 Lisa Ashton took on the five times previous champion Deta Hedman. The match started with a 13 dart leg for Lisa and then both players took a leg each up to 3-3 before Lisa surged ahead taking the match with a double top checkout at 5-3. Lisa’s average for the match was 26.04 while Deta returned a 25.44 single dart average. She would be joined in the final by the 2017 champion Fallon Sherrock who defeated Maria O’Brien 5-2. Fallon took the opening leg against the darts with a 76 checkout and Maria levelled the match in the second before going 2-1 ahead with a treble 18/double 18 finish on 90. Despite both players having chances to finish subsequent legs, Fallon took the next four to get the better of her opponent. In the final Lisa started strongly and with the help of a 180 took the leg in 13 darts and despite some lacklustre finishing made it 2-0 after the second leg. The Lancashire Rose was again caught napping with poor finishing as Fallon checked out 112 to pull the score back to 2-1. Lisa took the fourth leg to stretch her lead to 3-1 and then started leg five with a maximum and duly took the leg with the help of a second 180 and double 8. This left Lisa just one leg away from a first ever Scottish Open Ladies title. With a 15 dart leg Lisa took the title to finish with a 28.34 average while Fallon had to be content with 23.90. The losing quarter finalists in the Ladies Singles were England players Roz Bulmer and Kirsty Hutchison with Anastasia Dobromyslova from Russia, the four-times winner and reigning champion along with Tricia Wright who won the tournament in 2001 and 2009. Scotland’s best performance came from Ayrshire’s Lorraine Hyde who lost 4-2 in the last sixteen to England’s Fallon Sherrock. Grampian players Christine Hyde, Louise Paterson and Sharon Leslie reached the last 32 along with Chelsea McMahon from Fife.

                    
In the Mens Pairs the first semi-final was a Scotland v Netherlands clash as Cameron Menzies & Ryan Hogarth took on Martijn Kleermaker & Chris Landman. The match went all the way and it was the Dutch pair who triumphed 3-2 to book their place in the final. In the other last four clash Aaron Turner & Simon Stainton took on Dogo Portela & Cody Harris. Brazilian Portelo and Harris from New Zealand took the match 3-1 and would now play Kleermaker and Landman for the Scottish Open Pairs title. In the final Chris and Martijn started with a 12 dart leg which was quickly levelled by Cody Harris in the second leg. The third leg went to the Brazil/New Zealand combo but Chris Landman ensured it would go all the way with a double five checkout. The deciding leg saw Dogo Portela finish 87 to take the title against the Dutch International duo. The champions team average was 28.07 with the runners-up hitting 29.11. Cody becomes the second player from the Southern Hemisphere to take a Scottish Open title following the first Singles champion Russell Stewart while Dogo is the first Brazilian player to feature in the winning roll. Losing quarter-finalists were Paul Hogan & Jason Heaver, Mark Graham & Mark Warburton, Wesley Harms & Richard Veenstra and Kevin Mills & Antony Freeman.

                      
The first ladies Pairs semi-final featured Maria O’Brien & Lisa Ashton versus Anne Marie Potts & Linda Ithurralde where Maria & Lisa won the match 3-1. In the second semi-final Beau Greaves & Deta Hedman would face Christine Savvery & Jan Robbins and it was Beau and Deta that won 3-1. In the final history was created as Beau Greaves became the youngest ever SDA Open finalist at the age of 15, partnering Deta Hedman to a 3-2 victory over Lisa Ashton and Maria O’Brien. The match came alive in the third leg as first Beau hit a maximum and then Maria did the same giving the large crowd something to cheer about. Losing quarter-finalists were Kathy Geeraerts & M Wootton, Tricia Wright & Apylee Jones, Grace Cane & Gail Mullen and Julie Thomson & Phonsawn Whillis

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

    

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