Each season Harrogate & District Darts league hold 3 different age restrictive competitions, youngsters, under 25, Middle Ages, 25-45, and oldies, over 45’s.
Monday (18 March 2013) saw the 3rd annual Middle ages tournament held at the Stonebeck, Harrogate. Although the turnout was down on the previous 2 years the competition was just a fierce, with both local league players and representatives from the Yorkshire super league.
The preliminary rounds saw the demise of a few quality players including Wes Gotting and Karl Walker, the quarter and semi finals also saw shock defeats for super league players Antony Sharratt and Lee Swales, plus up and coming local dart character Andy “Webcam” Hare.
The final saw representatives from the Harrogate Darts league in Terry Jackson and Barry Nelson, in a close game Nelson took the first leg, and Jackson the second, nerves took over in the final 501 shot out with both players missing vital double for the crown.
Nelson eventually nailed the winning double to become the 3rd Middle Ages champion of the Harrogate District.
As far as the local leagues are concerned Bilton Batsmen are runaway leaders in division one so the chase is on for the runners up spots, and in Division 2 Railway Athletic appear to have an unassailable lead.
More details on the local league and full results is available at www.harrogatedarts.co.uk
In a local events Phil The Power Taylor, 16 times world professional darts champion will be visiting Harrogate and District for an exhibition of darts, and an evening of question and answers at Bilton Working men’s club. Tickets for the event are still available, check the Harrogate & District Darts League facebook page for details