Watson and Dobey through to Whillis Memorial finals night

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THE final qualifying round of both the Ian Whillis Memorial Trophy, sponsored by Coors Brewers, and the Milton Anderson Memorial Darts Trophy for ladies, sponsored by the Newcastle Beer Company, took place on Monday.

John Watson and Arthur Dobey were the top two players to complete the line-up for finals night.

Watson got the better of Steven Lumley, Micky Luke and Greg Falcus before coming to terms with Adam Young in the first final.

Young himself had to be at his best to cope with Mark McNally and Kevin Watson on his way to the final.

Arthur Dobey was in fine form with wins over Lee Williams, Robbie Scott and Graeme Stoddart to reach his final against Chris Dobey, who proved he is one to watch for the future with good wins against Neil Falcus and Tony Wood before succumbing to of Arthur Dobey.

Donna Rydz and Joy Wanless qualified for the Milton Anderson Memorial Trophy.

Rydz beating Karen Sydney and Vanessa Dickinson, and Wanless getting the better of N Kelly and Lilian Frost.

Ian Whillis Memorial Trophy qualifiers: Tony Eccles, Andy Mabon, Keith Wright, John Stevenson, Mark Stephenson, Gary Robson, Dave Prins, Gordon Dobey, Ian Gleeson, Alan George, Darren Shields, Alan Davie, Matty Willis, Phil Borthwick, John Watson and Arthur Dobey.

Milton Anderson Memorial Trophy qualifiers: Claire Stainsby, Julie Thompson, Debbie Waugh, Margaret Flynn, Liz Kelly, Dawn Longstaff, Toni Longstaff, Chris Caldow, Pat Davison, Maureen Woodroffe, Helen Dobson, Caroline, Welsh, Carla Wood, T Bailey, Donna Rydz, Joy Wanless.