Callan wins England Masters darts event

Bedlington’s young darts player Callan Rydz continued his recent good form when he won the England Masters at Hull recently.

Rydz won the Boys’ Masters by beating Connor Levett 3-2 in the final.

He beat fellow north east player Joe Gaffney 3-1 in the semi-finals.

Also winning a Masters title at the weekend was Cramlington-based professional Gary Robson.

He picked up the title by also beating a fellow north east player, Glen Durrant 7-3 in the final.

Robson’s winning average in the final was 30.05 to Durrant’s 26.75

This week’s qualifiers in the Ian Whillis Memorial Trophy were all about youth with Joe Gaffney and Chris Dobey both qualifying for the grand final.

The Milton Anderson Memorial ladies’ competition saw Carol Rydz and Julie Thomson make it through to the grand finals.

In the Mark Williams Memorial Trophy there were good performances from several players on Thursday night.

A 149 check-out from Davy Richardson, a good run of form from Ian Simpson, John Watson and Adam Hunt to mention a few, but the night was to belong to Phil Borthwick and Chris Dobey.

Borthwick played Dobey in the first final and went ahead with a 13-dart leg of 134, 58, 140, 137 and double 16.

Dobey replied with 134, 140 and 99 scores in a 15-dart leveller.

A 180, 85 and 100 scores restored Borthwick’s lead and he completed his victory with scores of 100, 100, and 125, checking out on 73.

Borthwick played Adam Huntin the second final and kept up his form, scoring two tons and a 140 to take the first leg.

Although Hunt was playing well, Borthwick was pulling out all the stops, and another two tons, 99 and 124 gave him a 2-0 lead.

He took the second victory of the night with 180, 80 and 100 scores.

This meant Dobey and Hunt faced each other for the second spot for finals night, and on this occasion Dobey was to show no mercy with scores of 140, 140, 100, 89 and a 32 check-out taking the first leg in 13 darts.

He increased his advantage with 100, 100, and 91 scores and then put the game beyond doubt with a fabulous 12-dart winning game of 180, 140, 97 and an 84 check-out to claim victory.

The Northumberland Premier League finals night at the White House Unique SC in Ashington saw Chris Dobey took over the number one ranking position in the Dobey family when he defeated dad Gordon 9-7 in the final.

Final - (winner £350, runner-up £200) Chris Dobey 9 Gordon Dobey 7. Semi-finals - (losers £150) Gordon Dobey 8 Callan Rydz 5; Chris Dobey 8 Ryan Joyce 5.

Quarter-finals - (losers £80) Gordon Dobey 7 Ian Dawson 2; Robbie Parker 5 Callan Rydz 7; Ryan Joyce 7 John Watson 0; Chris Dobey 7 Arthur Dobey 1.

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