Rydz beats Joyce in Mark Williams Memorial

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Week four of the Mark Williams Memorial competition on Thursday night saw Ryan Joyce and Phil Borthwick in the first final of the night.

Scores of 80, 180, 100, 117 and double 12 in a 13-dart leg gave Joyce the lead, but a 20-dart leg put Borthwick level and he went ahead with a 22-dart game.

But Joyce hit back with scores of 134, 97 and 105 to take the game all of the way and he took victory with 125, 100, and 134 scores.

The second final featured Callan Rydz and John Watson.

A nervous start to the game saw Rydz take the lead in 22 darts before Watson levelled in an 18-dart game.

Two 100s and a 140 put Rydz ahead again, but Watson put a 14-dart game together with 140, 140, 123, 74 and double 12 taking this game to the wire also with Rydz taking the spoils with a 17-dart leg including 100 and 140 scores.

Kevin Thorburn had the nights highest checkout with 158.

In the Northumberland Premier League final at the White House in Ashington, 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; Callan Rydz 7 Robbie Parker 5; Ryan Joyce 7 John Watson 0; Chris Dobey 7 Arthur Dobey 1.

In the Ian Whillis Memorial competition, Adam Hunt got off to a good start against Gary Robson in the first final of the night with scores of 140 and 137 setting up an early lead in 20 darts, and he followed this up with an 18-dart leg.

Robson fought back with a 16-dart finish with 100, 100, 140 and 80 scores before Hunt went 3-1 up with scores of 100, 140, 123, 140 and double 19 in a 14-dart game. Scores of 135, 137 and 105 helped him to a 16-dart winning game.

The second final featured John Watson and Mickey Luke.

Luke took the lead in 15 darts including 121, 123 and 118, then a 23-dart leg put him further ahead before Watson got back into the game with a 23-dart leg, a 140 and 180 had the tie level and he went into the lead in a 20-dart game before claiming victory in a nervous last leg.