Hunter and Hunt into Ian Whillis Memorial Trophy finals night

Week seven of the Ian Whillis Memorial competition on Monday night was a tricky affair with such a quality field.

Tab Hunter made his way to the finals night with good wins against Arthur Dobey and Kevin Thorburn before going on to beat Paul Bell 3-3.

Hunter’s legs were 18, 15, 19 and 20 darts. Bell’s replies being 16, 24 and 15 darts.

Adam Hunt also qualified by beating Kevin Jones and James Forster to set up a final against Jamie Martin with Hunt taking the game 4-0 in 16, 18, 17 and 16 dart legs.

In the Youth Challenge Tour. Callan Rydz took top place at Wolverhampton on Sunday, beating Daniel Key 4-2 in the final to pick up the £400 first prize.

In the Mark Williams Memorial competition on Thursday night, James Forster took on Davy Gradwell in the first final and scores of 100, 140 and 139 gave Forster the lead.

Then 140 and 123 scores in the next leg extended his lead, and with his confidence high he took the spoils with a 15-dart winning game including scores of 115, 140, 134, 72 and double 20.

The second final featured Gradwell once again, this time against Alan George, who kicked off with a 15-dart leg of 100, 134, 100, 95 and a 72 check-out.

Then 97, 100 and 134 scores put Gradwell back on level terms and he followed this up with 140, 100 and 98 to go 2-1 up.

George fought back with 81, 100, 99 and 105 to pull the game back level before booking his finals night place with 85, 100, 100 and 134 scores.

The highest check out on the night went to John Purcell with a 138 finish.

In the Blyth Comrades Club weekly competition, Adam Hunt won both halves of this week’s qualifier to go straight into the Grand Finals, beating Paul McGowan 3-1 in the first final and Graham Fletcher by 3-2.

Semi-finalists in this half were Mark Stephenson and Andrew Cochrane.

This then saw a play-off for the other Grand Final place which saw Fletcher win 3-2 against McGowan and semi-finalists in this half were Mark Stephenson and Matty Willis.