Parker, Joyce and Borthwick secure finals place

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Bedlington Station WMC hosted week two of the Mark Williams Memorial Trophy on Thursday night, with another strong turnout of 46 players focused on a grand finals place.

On the night the top formed players proved to be Robbie Parker, Ryan Joyce, and Phil Borthwick. Parker coming through a tough field with wins against Paul Knighton, Ryan Hanratty, and James Forster to set up a first half final against Ryan Joyce.

Joyce also faced tough opposition from T Norton, Jamie Martin, Mark Stephenson, and Adam Hunt to earn his place against Parker.

The second half of the draw saw Phil Borthwick firing on all cylinders with impressive wins against Graham Fletcher, Graham Vose, Adam Hunt, and Andre Gradwell to reach the second half final, where he would meet the inform Robbie Parker who had superb wins against Andrew Kelly, Alan Davie, Micky Luke, and Dave Gradwell to take his place against Borthwick in the second half final.

Parker and Joyce went head to head in the first final of the night and it was Joyce who went ahead with two 140s and a ton to take the first leg in 20 darts, Parker hit back with 100,96, and 180 in 18 darts to level the score. Joyce went back in front with a 17 dart leg with shots of 95, 96, 99, and a 140, only to see Parker back on terms with a solid 19 dart game. He followed this up with a winning leg which included scores of 140, 118, 95, and a 74 finish to take the first grand final sot of the night.

The second final of the night between Parker and Borthwick was well matched, Parker taking a first leg lead with scores of 80, 137, and a 140, helping him to a 17 dart leg, which was to be followed up by four very exciting legs of darts, scores of 140,100,100, 137 and double 12 from Borthwick made the scores level. Parker hit back 140, 140, 85, 96, and double top in 13 darts to go back in front, Borthwick hit straight back in style 96, 97, 100,136, and a 72 check out for a 14 dart leg, but it was parker who would take the spoils with scores of 134, 58, 132,137 and double top in a 14 dart leg giving him his second final win of the night.

Therefore Joyce and Borthwick would contest the playoff final for the grand final spot number two, Joyce kicked off in style with scores of 134, 58, 132, 137, and double top in 14 darts, and went further ahead in a nervous second leg, and then completed the task with scores of 99, 140,100,105 and finished on 57 in 15 darts to claim his grand final spot.

Robbie Parker claimed the highest finish of the night with a 167 out shot.