Dodd and Dawson secure finals places in darts tournament

The two remaining qualifiers in the Ian Whillis Memorial Trophy on Monday night were Davy Dodds and Ian Dawson.

Dodds was up against Graeme Fletcher and started in fine style with 81, 140, 180 and a 100 check out in an 11-dart leg.

He increased the lead with 21 and 20 dart legs.

Fletcher fought back with a 20-dart game including a 180, but Dodds proved too strong with a 17-dart winning game.

The second final saw Dawson against Chris Matthews, and two tons from Dawson helped to take the first leg.

Scores of 123, 100 and 98 secured a 2-0 lead before going further ahead with a 20-dart leg.

He completed his victory with scores of 100, 140, 100 and checking out on 56 in an 18-dart winning game.

The ladies only qualifier was Tracey Wright.

In the Mark Williams Memorial, the final qualifiers were Ian Dawson and Andy Chalmers.

The first final of the night saw Dawson up against John Watson, and scores of 131, 135 and a 75 check out gave Dawson the early advantage.

Another 17-dart leg increased his lead with 99, 135, 100 and an 82 check out helping the cause.

Further scores of 140, 83 and 100 won Dawson a finals night spot.

The second final featured Chalmers and John Stevenson.

Two tons and 83 scores put Chalmers in the driving seat in a nervous first leg, then another two tons, 140 and 85 secured the second leg in 18 darts.

Although Stevenson was scoring well, he could not hold back Chalmers’ onslaught as he took the winning leg with 85, 140, 140 and a 52 check out to gain his place on finals night.

Highest check out went to John Stevenson with 160.