Davie wins play-off after Borthwick takes two finals

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THE Mark Williams Memorial Darts Trophy tournament sponsored by the Newcastle Beer Company saw another 38 players from the region taking part in round six.

Alan Davie, Keith Wright and Phil Borthwick were to be the main players this week.

Davie routed the opposition as he powered into the semi-final of the first half where he met Robbie Parker, but once again Davie was relentless as he moved into the first final.

Borthwick was on top form also as he took victories over Graham Fletcher, Mark Stevenson, Paul Telford and a tough semi against Gareth Steel to take his place against Davie in the first half final.

Borthwick would also find his way to the second half final with wins against John Stephenson, Mark McCann, Arthur Dobey, Graeme Stoddart and a tight 3-2 win against John Young in the semi-final.

Wright would face Borthwick in this final as he disposed of Graham Fletcher, Gareth Steel, Darren Shields and a hard fought 3-2 semi-final against Mark Stevenson.

Borthwick and Davie got the first final under way and scores of 140, 99 and 100 helped Davie take a 1-0 lead.

Borthwick kicked into gear with 99, 96 and 136 in a 17-dart leveller.

He followed this with two tons and 140 in 16 darts to go 2-1 up before taking the spoils in an 18-dart leg, finishing on 158 to take his finals night place.

Wright would now take on Borthwick in the second final of the night and Wright went in front with 140, 100 and 85.

Borthwick hit back with 180, 100 and 92 in 18 darts to make it 1-1.

Scores of 100, 180 and 85 restored Wright’s lead with a 20-dart leg.

Once again Borthwick squared the game 95, 100, 98 and 140 in 18 darts, helping him along before he clinched his second final win of the night with 100, 100, 180 and a 61 check-out.

Because Borthwick won both finals Wright and Davie had to play-off for the remaining qualifying place.

Davie took the initiative with scores of 180, 78 and 140 giving him the lead.

He added to this with more good scoring 100, 95 and a 126 check-out on the bull, making it 2-0 even though Wright was always in contention.

Wright bounced back with a 15-dart leg 100, 180, 60, 97 and a 64-check-out proved he wasn’t done but Davie powered home 180, 140 and 133 scores in the next leg to claim his finals night place.

For more information contact Bedlington Station WMC on (01670) 822440 or Paul Smith on 07717 313089.