Joyce wins Blyth Comrades competition

Comrades Club grand finals winner Ryan Joyce, centre.
Comrades Club grand finals winner Ryan Joyce, centre.

Ryan Joyce came out on top in the Blyth Comrades weekly darts tournament.

After eight weeks of competition, Joyce beat Chris Dobey in the final.

In the first round of the main competition, saw Callan Rydz beat Tab Hunter 4-1, James Forster beat Paul Bell 4-2, Arthur Dobey lost a close game to Ryan Joyce 4-3 and Steve Wanless lost out to Kev Thorburn 4-1.

The first PDC clash of the night saw Chris Dobey take the spoils against Kev McDine 4-0, Gordon Dobey beat Graham Fletcher 4-1, youngster Joe Gaffney beat Ian Dawson 4-3, and in the last game of the first round Adam Hunt beat Alan George 4-2.

In the quarter-finals, Rydz beat Forster 4-2, Joyce beat Thorburn 4-3, Chris Dobey beat farther Gordon 4-1, and Adam Hunt beat Gaffney 4-0.

The semi-finals saw Joyce in splendid form to take out Rydz 4-0, and in the other semi-final the second PDC.clash of the night between Dobey and Hunt say some excellent darts to go to 3-3, with the last leg being a bit of a nervous one it was Dobey who made the final 4-3.

The final saw Joyce at his best as he ran out 5-1 winner to take the title.

In the plate competition, for all players you have competed in the weekly heats and did not qualify, the first semi-finals saw Gary Miller beat John Purcel 4-1 and in the second Gareth Steele beat Connor Jones 4-2.

The final saw Miller take a 4-0 win over Steele.

The competitions were run by Darren Shields throughout all the weeks without a hitch.

On Saturday, September 5, at the White House Unique SC, there will be will see be a past versus present Northumberland County match to raise funds for the Darts North East Youth Academy, which is in the early stages of its formation.

All are welcome and play will start at 12.30pm.

Entry on the day will be £2.50 and any donations towards the raffle will be greatly accepted.