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Unfortunately due to internet connectivity issues at the venue there will be no live streaming this weekend, sorry for any inconvenience

  For all British Internationals tournament information, fixtues and results visit DartConnect.

 

 

Sunday 22nd May

Men's

England 10  Scotland  2         Match Stats

Wales 4 England        8          Match Stats

Ladies

Wales  5  Scotland    1           Match Stats

 

Saturday 21st May

Men's

Scotland 6 Wales  6               Match Stats

 

Ladies

Scotland 0  England  6          Match Stats

Boy's

Scotland 1 Wales    3           Match Stats

 Girls

England 2  Wales     0         Match Stats 

Scotland 2 England 2          Match Stats 

 

Friday 20th May

Boy's

England 4   Scotland 0        Match Stats

Wales    0   England  4        Match Stats

Girl's

Wales 0   Scotland  2          Match Stats

Ladies

England 5 Wales 1              Match Stats

Darts Corner Scottish Open 2022

The 28th Scottish Open, this year sponsored by Darts Corner, finally got underway last weekend at the Normandy Hotel, Renfrew.  The tournament had been in abeyance for the last two years and made a welcome return to the darting calendar. The much-coveted Golden Tickets, direct qualification for the 2023 World Championships, was achieved by the new Scottish Open champions, Deta Hedman and James Hurrell. Both players came through fields of 75 players and 453 players respectively. 

The weekend started with 70 teams contesting the Mixed Triples title.

                                                                                  

The final ended up being an England versus Wales confrontation with the England squad running out victors 4-2. The winning trio comprised England youth captain Luke Littler, England International captain James Hurrell and Buckinghamshire’s Suzanne Smith. The defeated Welsh team were John Roberts, Sarah Roberts and Evonne Taylor. The top Scottish performance came from Jordan Soutar, Owen O’Neill and Lynn Torrance who lost out in the semi-final to the second-placed Welsh team. Making up the last four was an Italian trio represented by Aurora Fochesato, Dario Fochesato and Francesco Raschini.

Ladies Singles 

                                                                                         

The lady's quarter-finals produced four tremendous matches starting with a 4-3 victory for Deta Hedman over Dutch star Ailleen De Graaf. The Netherlands will have to wait another year for a ladies champion to join 2007 champion Karen Krappen in the record books as their last hope Anca Zijlstra lost 4-2 to England’s Suzanne Smith, who was part of the winning triples team on Friday. The third quarter-final produced a brilliant effort from Jo Clements to take out the world champion Beau Greaves, 4-3 followed by the runners-up at Lakeside, Kirsty Hutchison beating Scotland’s top player Lorraine Hyde 4-3. 

Deta Hedman             4-3       Aileen De Graaf

Suzanne Smith           4-2       Anca Zijlstra

Jo Clements                4-3       Beau Greaves

Kirsty Hutchison          4-3       Lorraine Hyde

Men's Singles 

                                                                                    

Scotland did very well this year with 13 players in the Last 32 compared to 10 from England, 6 from Wales, 2 from Northern Ireland and one from Italy. At the quarter-final stage, Edinburgh’s Ryan Murray qualified as Scotland’s last surviving player gaining his semi-final spot with a 4-3 victory over Aaron Monk from England. The second spot in the last four went to Welshman Jamie Lewis as he defeated Dave Prins 4-2 and he plays Murray. England’s new International captain James Hurrell had a 4-2 victory over Ayrshire’s Jim McEwan and he will meet James Beeton from England who defeated fellow Englishman David Pallett 4-1.

Ryan Murray               4-3       Aaron Monk

Dave Prins                  2-4       Jamie Lewis

James Hurrell              4-2       Jim McEwan

David Pallett                1-4       James Beeton

 

                                                                            

                                                                             

Men's Pairs

 

Rhys Hayden & Neil Duff                   3-0       Lee Williams & Mark Blandford

Craig Robertson & Angus Murray        3-1       Robbie Gorst & Terry Roach

Kai Fan Leung & David Pallett            3-1       Francesco Raschini & Dario Fochesato

William Kirkwood & William Stallard   1-3       Andy Davidson & Ryan Murray 

In the first semi-final, the Edinburgh duo of Andy Davidson and Ryan Murray defeated fellow Scots C. Robertson and A. Murray 3-1 and were joined in the final by Kai Fan Leung from Hong Kong and Shropshire’s David Pallett who defeated World Champion Neil Duff and Bradford’s Rhys Hayden 3-1.

                                                                              

Ladies Pairs 

Talita Biagetti & Aurora Fochesato    3-2       Ann Marie Potts & Linda Hindmarch

Natalie Gilbert & Kirsty Hutchison      3-0       Julie Thompson & Phonsawan Whillis

Suzanne Smith & Josie Paterson       1-3       Lorraine Hyde & Denise Cassidy

Deta Hedman & Beau Greaves         3-1       Lorraine Winstanley & Laura Turner 

There will be new champions this year as defending champions Deta Hedman and Beau Greaves, going for their third consecutive title, lost 3-2 to Natalie Gilbert and Kirsty Hutchison. In the final, they would play Italian duo Talita Biagetti and Aurora Fochesata who put out Scotland’s Lorraine Hyde and Denise Cassidy from Northern Ireland.

 The Finals 

First on stage was Deta Hedman against Buckinghamshire’s Suzanne Smith.  Although the score went 4-0 in favour of the five-times champion Deta Hedman it was a lot closer than that. Deta would be joined in the final by Jo Clements as she defeated Kirsty Hutchison 4-3, in their semi-final. Kirsty took the opening leg with the aid of a 180 and then doubled her lead before Jo hit back, taking three consecutive legs to go within one leg of the final. But Kirsty was not finished yet as she took leg six in 18 darts to send the match into a deciding game.  Kirsty missed a chance to win allowing Jo to check on 70 and take her place in the final. The first men’s semi-final pitted Scotland’s own Ryan Murray against Welshman Jamie Lewis.  Murray lost the opening leg but then reeled off four in a row to win the match 4-1. Next up was an all-England clash between new England captain James Hurrell and 19-year-old teenager, James Beeton. This match was very close with Beeton taking the first leg only to see Hurrell draw level. Beeton then went 3-1 ahead before Hurrell replied with two consecutive legs to tie up the match at 3-3.  The players shared the next two legs to take the match to a decider with Hurrell having the throw and 19 darts later he checked out on 20 to win but not before Beeton had a throw at 115 for the match.

The Men's Pairs final created a piece of history before it started as partnering England’s David Pallett was Hong Kong darter Kai Fan Leung, the first Asian player ever to play on the Scottish Open finals stage.  Their opponents were Edinburgh duo Ryan Murray and Andy Davidson. Leung and Pallett took the opening two legs before the Scots pulled one back in reply.  It was not to be two consecutive Scottish winning pairs following the last event won by Cameron Menzies and Ryan Hogarth, as Pallett successfully checked out on 40 to take the title 3-1. 

The Ladies Pairs was also to create a piece of Scottish Open history as Talita Biagetti and Aurora Fochesato were the first Italians to play in a Scottish Open final.  Their task was to beat the English duo of Kirsty Hutchison and Natalie Gilbert which they came close to achieving as they led 2-1. But back came Gilbert and Hutchison to level the match in the fourth leg before going on to win 3-2 in 20 darts. And so to the final two matches at this year’s Scottish Open, played at the Normandy Hotel, Renfrew.  Could Deta make it 228 WDF ranked titles and her sixth Scottish Open win or would “Twinkle”, Jo Clements deny her this piece of record-breaking achievement

Hedman won the opening leg before Clements roared back, taking three in a row to hold a good lead in the match. Hedman then reversed the match-winning three legs to go within one of the titles.  Clements replied strongly in the eighth leg, taking it in 18 darts to set up yet another deciding leg play-off. It was to be Deta’s day as she hit three tons and checked on 32 to lift her sixth title and be crowned Scottish Open champion. 

The men’s final was to prove just as exciting as it too went to a ninth and deciding leg with Ryan Murray bidding to be the fifth Scottish champion at the Open. James won the opening leg before Ryan squared the match at 1-1. Hurrell then edged ahead by winning legs three and four. It was Murray’s turn then to win a couple of legs to level the match at 3-3. Hurrell edged ahead winning the seventh leg before Murray produced a brilliant 110 checkout to level the match. Murray then went 5-4 up only to see his lead cut back as Hurrell took the tenth leg in 14 darts. Understandably nerves played a part in the final leg with both players having a chance to win the title but it was James Hurrell who threw the winning dart at double four to become the 2022 Scottish Open Champion, the 26th different men’s player and the fifteenth Englishman to do so. 

The final provided seven maximums, 3 to James and 4 to Ryan and incredibly only one dart used separated the two players with the champion having used 196 darts to Ryan’s 197.

 

                                                                               

 

The event is ahead of schedule and streaming will start at 17:30.

 


 
             Scottish Open 2022

SDA International Squad 2022

The Scottish Darts Association announced its pool of players for the upcoming Internationals to be played in Wales in May and have included eight new caps and one recalled player. 

The ladies' pool was well reflected in the SDA Women's Tour event last weekend where all four of the semi-finalists were selected to represent Scotland. 

Existing squad members Lorraine Hyde (Ayrshire), Emily Davidson (Grampian), Susanna McGimpsey (Greater Glasgow) and new cap Louise Paterson (Grampian). 

They will be joined by Lynsey Ward (Renfrewshire), Chloe O’Brien (Angus), who makes the step up from the Youth squad and the third new cap Courtney McBain (Highland) who is currently third in the averages. 

Fife’s Alan Small has been named as the new Scotland captain and he will lead out a squad of five new caps, one recall and six current pool members. 

Grampian provide seven of the players, Scott Robertson, Matthew Goldie, Bruce Montgomery, Scott Campbell, Jamie Bain, and two new caps,  Sean Ryan and Danny Trueman who recently became the first player in the new SDA County set-up to hit a 100+ average for his county match. 

Whilst Dean Carr from Fife and Andy Callary from Greater Glasgow, William Kirkwood from East Stirlingshire are the final three new selections. 

They are all joined by existing pool members, Colin Miller (Fife) and Euan Callander (Angus). 

Scotland International Squad 2022

 Ladies 

Hyde, Lorraine                        Ayrshire          

Davidson, Emily                      Grampian       

Paterson, Louise                     Grampian                   

O'Brien, Chloe                         Angus            

Ward, Lynsey                          Renfrew         

McGimpsey, Susanna            Greater Glasgow       

McBain, Courtney                   Highland                                                  

Men's                                            

Robertson, Scott                      Grampian       

Bain, Jamie                             Grampian       

Carr, Dean                               Fife                             

Ryan, Sean                              Grampian       

Trueman, Danny                      Grampian                   

Callary, Andy                           Greater Glasgow       

Scott Campbell                        Grampian

Goldie, Matthew                      Grampian       

Montgomery, Bruce                 Grampian       

Miller, Colin                             Fife     

Callander, Euan                       Angus

Kirkwood, William                   East Stirlingshire

Small, Alan                            Fife      (Captain)

           

SDA Tour One Report 

A brand new SDA tournament started this week with the SDA Men's and Ladies Singles Tour opening event being presented at the CISWO Club, Glenrothes. 

Celebrating his selection in the International squad for the first time Grampian’s Danny Trueman took the inaugural event with a 6-3 victory over a fellow International player, Euan Callander from Angus. 

Both players saved their top averages for the final with Danny firing in a three dart 84.68 and Euan notching 85.12. In the semi-finals, Euan took out Colin Hepplewhite from Fife by the odd leg in eleven whilst Danny gained his spot in the final with a 6-2 win over Tay Valley’s Glen Parsons Making up the last eight in this event were Mark Barilli, Alan Small, Steve Buchan and Scott Winder.

The ladies' winner was Scotland No1 Lorraine Hyde from Ayrshire who took the final 5-0 against Susanna McGimpsey from Greater Glasgow. In the semi-finals, Lorraine defeated Grampian’s Emily Davidson, 4-3 while Susanna had a straight legs victory over Louise Paterson from Grampian.

In the ladies' competition, the losing quarter-finalists were Kelly McKinnon, Chloe O’Brien, Lorraine Green and Debbie McBride. 

The valuable ranking points gained at the weekend will be taken to the second event in the series of four on Sunday 3rd July at Bannockburn.

An overall prize fund of £11,000 has been allocated to the Singles Tour and is open to all members of the SDA and also to players who wish to register for the tour events if they are not represented by a Scottish area.2022 Event 1

Darts Corner SDA County Darts Championship – 26th February 2022 

After the latest round of Darts Corner Scottish County Championship matches Grampian are streets ahead of the opposition in the North and are basically unstoppable, while the South table is headed by Renfrewshire, but only eight points separate all four teams in this section.

Also, it should be remembered that the South section has incomplete and postponed matches to be taken into consideration so this one will go all the way down to the wire.

 Highland v Grampian 7-17 (4-12, 3-5)

Grampian continued their domination of Scotland North with victories in both the men’s and ladies matches.  The top set in the men’s match came from Derek Maclean (Highland) with a 4-1 win averaging 87.87 while tops for Grampian was Stephen Michie with a 86.08 average.  Derek’s average turned out to be the best winning set of the weekend’s darts. 

Grampian’s international player Emily Davidson had the best ladies match of the day with 73.14, also the top set in the weekend’s darts, whilst Highland’s Olive Byamukama hit a 60.93 average. 

This was a top-quality match with 21 maximums and five ton-plus checkouts with Grampian recording the second best men’s team average in Scotland to date, 75.88 and they already lead the way with 77.24. 

Moray v Fife 9-15 (5-11, 4-4)

Fife was victorious in the men’s match whilst the ladies fought out an excellent draw. 

Fife’s Colin Miller had an average of 80.16 which just pipped the best from Moray through Iain Campbell with 78.77. 

The top lady player was Mandy Brown from Moray with 56.36 while Steph Gilmour hit a 51.83 average for Fife. 

Tay Valley v Angus 9-15 (6-10, 3-5)

The visitors returned to Angus with all the points winning both men's and ladies' matches. 

Euan Callander had the top men’s set with 81.24 and the best for Tay Valley came from Dean McGlone with 78.47. 

In the ladies' match, the award went to Angus again as Kerry Soutar notched a 56.61 average as compared to 44.64 from Tay Valley’s Jenny Peddie. 

Renfrewshire v Greater Glasgow 12-12 (6-10, 6-2)

Honours were shared here with the visitors winning the men’s match while the visitors were triumphant in the ladies match, resulting in a 12-12 draw overall. 

David Burt had a 4-0 win with an 82.36 average to take the top set while best for Greater Glasgow came from Andy Callary with 80.16. 

Renfrewshire’s Tammy Jo Grafton took the ladies award with a 62.63 average and tops for Greater Glasgow was June McCallum, 42.75. 

Ayrshire v East Stirlingshire 15-9 (8-8, 7-1)

A superb men’s match saw both teams having to settle for an 8-8 draw whilst Ayrshire romped home 7-1 in the ladies match giving them the overall victory. 

East Stirlingshire’s Davy Burt had Scotland South’s best set of the weekend with an 85.89 average and the top set in the home side came from John Miller with 74.55. 

The Ladies match also supplied the top set in Scotland South as Ayrshire’s Lorraine Hyde won a 3-0 match, averaging 72.73. The best for East Stirlingshire came from Irene McInnes with a 42.54 average. 

In the North, Grampian lead all three leagues with big leads in all three and look odds on to do the clean sweep. 

In the South its more of an open book with Renfrewshire leading overall and a point clear in the ladies table but its East Stirlingshire top of the mens table, again by just a point.

                      

            

     
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                               SDA Open 2022

          

After consultation with the WDF the 2022 Darts Corner Scottish Open will now take place at the Normandy Cosmopolitan Hotel, Inchinnan Road, Renfrew from Friday 22nd April to Sunday 24th April 2022. 
This is a WDF Gold event for both men and ladies. This event is open to all players who are eligible to play in the World Masters and the World Professional Championships and carries a place at Lakeside for both champions. The Scottish Darts Association are inviting players to enter the annual Scottish darts-fest that is the Scottish Open.  This is one of the hardest open tournaments to win as illustrated by the history of the event showing only two players that have ever won the men’s title twice, Robbie Green, in 2011 and 2014 and Wesley Harms who won in 2013 and 2019. 

Will there be another Scottish winner to follow in the footsteps of Peter Johnstone (1998), Mike Veitch (2004), Gary Anderson (2007) and Cameron Menzies (2017)? 

The Scottish Open was first contested in 1983, held on the same weekend as the World Cup in Edinburgh and was won by 23 year old Australian star Russell Stewart who defeated his fellow Australian Terry O’Dea in the final.  The ladies title went to Pat Connaughton from England who defeated Welsh ladies team captain Sandra Lee in the final. 

The tournament was then moth-balled for twelve years and revived in 1995 when England’s Chris Mason took the title along with ladies singles champion Deta Hedman, who currently leads the way in the Ladies Open with five titles. Others to watch out for include Anastasia Dobromyslova with four wins and Lorraine Winstanley with three titles.  Ann Kirk has been Scotland’s sole victor in the Ladies event winning twice in1996 and 1999. Fallon Sherrock has been in five out of the last six ladies finals and finally took her maiden SDA Open title in 2017. 

This year’s event will kick off on the Friday night with the traditional ice-breaker tournament, the Mixed Triples, followed by two sessions of Singles play on the Saturday and finishing on the Sunday with the Open Doubles competitions. The Mens winner will take away £3000 while the Ladies champion wins £1500 and of course valuable ranking points can be accrued to take into the Ranking Tables. The current champions are Jim Williams from Wales and England’s Beau Greaves.  Winning duo in the mens pairs were Scottish duo Cameron Menzies & Ryan Hogarth, the first time an all-Scottish pair had won the title while the ladies champions were Deta Hedman and Beau Greaves, who successfully defended their 2019 title, also giving Deta three in a row.

The Friday night triples competition was won by the Cleveland trio of Carla Boyes, Cameron Anderson and Simon McKenner, calling themselves Stampers Crew. Online entries will be accepted by the end of February on the SDA website and full entry details and accommodation offers will be available, please check in regularly. For special accommodation rates please phone the Normandy Hotel and remember to mention it’s for the darts weekend. 

Entry fee will be £20 for the Mens Open Singles and £20 for the Ladies Open Singles. online entry will be accepted soon

SDA Tour Event 1 Alpha Lists updated 22:22 28 February 2022

Men's Tour Event 1 Alpha List

Ladies Tour Event 1 Alpha List

      

           Online entries open @ sdaentry.com

Looking to the future is how the Scottish Darts Association describes the announcement of the next element in the complicated jigsaw that hopefully will see the SDA emerge from the ravages of the Covid pandemic.
The SDA Men's and Ladies Singles Tour will include four events and a finals day which will offer a total of £11,000 prizemoney to all competitors.
Confirmation of dates and venues for the opening two events means that the cream of Scottish darts talent will be heading to Glenrothes on Saturday 5th March Players to register at 11.00 am for noon start followed by a trip to Bannockburn on Sunday 3rd July. 

Each event is worth a total of £2000 with an extra £3000 set aside for the finals day.
This leaves the two final events which could be held in your area if possible.  Anyone who thinks they could host an event should contact General Secretary Cliff Murray at the SDA for further details. The basic cost of holding an event is £500 plus £10 per dartboard used, nominally eight boards.  In order to ensure the future of International darts for the SDA it is imperative that all the darts membership throughout Scotland get behind the Association as it moves forward and if your Area could be a host organisation this would go a long way towards that goal. 

The SDA has now managed to get the new and rejuvenated Darts Corner Inter-County Championship up and running, the introduction of the Darts Tour is a welcome addition to the calendar, the Mega Weekend originally set for April 22nd/24th, has now been moved to October and replaced by the Scottish Open at the Normandy, and an 18-30 Youth Tour is imminent and currently, the SDA is working hard on an Individual membership scheme. 

All these innovations could help to get the SDA back into its usual role of providing opportunities for Scottish darts players to compete at all levels.  The response from the Area organisations has never been more important, basically, all dart players must do their part in ensuring the survival of the SDA and keeping the saltire flying at events all around the world.

 

  Online entries open @ sdaentry.com

Darts Corner Scottish Open 2022 - Rescheduled
 
Scottish Darts association along with our hosts the Normandy Hotel have made the difficult decision to postpone the Scottish Open 2022 scheduled to take place from 11tht to 13th February, Due to growing concerns and potential government restrictions relating to the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
The event has been rescheduled for the 22nd to 24th April 2022. Due to this change, the Scottish Darts Association mega weekend has also been rescheduled to the 1st-2nd October 2022.
 
Anyone who has booked accommodation at the Normandy Hotel for the Scottish Open or the Scottish Darts Association and quoted it was for the darts events have had their booking moved to the rescheduled dates. If you have any queries on your booking, please contact the Normandy hotel on 01418864100
 
The Scottish Darts Association directors are very disappointed in having to make his decision but the health and safety of our players and sponsors must be our first priority We apologise for any problems this may have caused you