Over 45’s Harrogate players show the young guns quality

Kirk Dzendolet try’s in vain to take the Trophy
Kirk Dzendolet try’s in vain to take the Trophy

Over 45’s Trophy this year goes to Rick Harper in a well attended Veterans Knock out held at the refurbished darts zone in the Manhattan Club, Harrogate.

Harper added the trophy to his Middle Ages trophy won in the 2010 season, and Captains trophy’s 2011 and 2012. Harper overcame a great final adversary in Ex Yorkshire player Alex Pride.



The final was won in 3 legs of 501, Pride taking the first leg in 23 Darts, hitting a 140 on the way to a positive start. Harper hit back in the second leg with 19 Dart leg 140 followed by a straight ton as Pride scored 121,100.140,120 and still couldn’t finish the job, Harper completed the game with a 23 Dart leg including a 140 as Pride ran out of steam.

Harper & Pride discuss the final as they both receive Trophies
Harper & Pride discuss the final as they both receive Trophies

Other games of note during the evening competition included the USA’s Kirk Dzendolet with an 18 dart leg, Ian Gibson with a quickfire 23, and Pete Palmer with a 21 dart game ending the US interest in the event.

In the Harrogate Darts league the following games and results have filtered back though the Harrogate & District darts league Facebook Page.

Bilton Batsman 5-4 Cons Club MahOOsive.

Trades Hall 3 – 6 Manhattan Dales



SWMC 6 – 3 Stonebeck

Skipton B 3-6 Londesborough

Manhattan Skyline 7 – Harlow inn 2

Harlow Hill ‘A’ 1 – 8 Slip Inn

Games of note in the league include a 17 Dart leg from Shaun Sowray, in a 2-1 defeat, a 180 from newcomer Stuart Jauncey, and youngster Jordan Harper, both eagerly awaiting their certificates, and an Exhibition “Double Double” finish from Paul Kennedy.

With promotion places still to fight for all the clubs involved will be interested in how results pan out on the last evening of the season as permutations could change right down to the final leg of the evening.

News next week will include details of final standings in the Harrogate & District Darts League, and also of an exciting event to be staged at the Manhattan Club Harrogate v Knaresborough in the Yorkshire League Challenge Trophy.

 

The over 45’s Trophy and runners up Trophy waiting for a new mantle
The over 45’s Trophy and runners up Trophy waiting for a new mantle

 

Final Weeks Fixture List for Division 2

Harlow Hill ‘B’ v Starbeck WMC

Harlow Inn v Tap & Spile

Skipton ‘C’ v Manhattan Skyline

George & Dragon v Railway Athletic

Stonebeck v Bilton WMC

 

New Venue for Division 1 Teams at Promoted Railway Athletic
New Venue for Division 1 Teams at Promoted Railway Athletic

 

Harrogate League Division 2 as they stand

P Railway Athletic 16 102

P Starbeck WMC 16 86

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3 George & Dragon 16 84

3 Manhattan Skyline 16 84

5 Stonebeck 16 82

Summer League entry forms will be issued on May 3rd during league meeting, for return on finals night so if you want to play in summer get along to the meeting. 7pm Harrogate Cons Club.

News next week will include details of final standings in the Harrogate & District Darts League, and also of an exciting event to be staged at the Manhattan Club Harrogate v Knaresborough in the Yorkshire League Challenge Trophy.


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