The Charlie Gaile and Charlie Wright Pairs kicked off yesterday at The Drummond Hotel in Ballykelly and they had some great players in attendance, including Tony Martin, Jim Williams and PDC Tour Card holder and Euro Tour Winner Jamie Hughes, among others including some great local talent.
Area 2 player and NIDO youth player Sean Kearns (pictured with NIDO chairman Geoff Wylie) lifted the Youth competition at the Charlie Gaile yesterday playing awesome darts again.
He was followed by his Area 2 team mates Neil Duff and Chris Gilliland who won the Charlie Wright Pairs in the afternoon.
Unfortunately for Neil Duff after beating Jim Williams on route to the final in the Singles, he came unstuck against Tipton’s Jamie Hughes, going down 5-4. Unlucky Neil, onto the next one.
Beaten semi finalists were Donegal’s Dean Gallagher beat by Hughes and Chris Gilliland beat by Duff.
A great day out for all involved and again shows the class darts of Northern Ireland at the moment.
Well last Saturday was the NIDO Masters in The Standard Nortel Club Belfast. Great darts again with some new faces in the quarter finals and semi finals. Great to see the standard on the rise in the ladies, youth and mens.
Another superb turn out for this competition, with 131 men, 18 ladies and 14 youth.
Before the darts started there was a presentation to Area 13’s Warren Penney for hitting the first ever nine dart leg at the NI OPEN back in October. Even MVG, Gary Anderson and Raymond van Barneveld couldn’t do it at the NI Open. Well done Warren.
Then it was start of all the competitions with the standard of darts being as good as ever. A hearty well done to the executive and the people setting up the rooms for all the players with the ladies and youth having their own space, it made for a better playing environment.
The last 16 of the men’s comp to the final results were:
Last 16 Gary Elliott 4 Nigel G Cahoon 1 Mark Yates 4 Roy Bailie 0 Paul McDonald 4 Andy Coulter 0 Simon Dunn 3 Stephen Moore 4 Jordan Moore 3 Christopher Gracey 4 Neil Withers 3 Rodney Kane 4 Gary Tipping 0 Josh Rock 4 Marty Moreland 2 Neil Duff 4
Quarter Finals Gary Elliott 5 Mark Yates 2 Paul McDonald 5 Stephen Moore 3 Chris Gracey 5 Rodney Kane 4 Josh Rock 1 Neil Duff 5
Semi Finals Gary Elliott 3 Paul McDonald 5 Chris Gracey 0 Neil Duff 5
Final Paul McDonald 1 Neil Duff 6. Well done to Area 2’s Neil Duff who seems to be hoovering up competitions this last while continuing on from his exploits over Christmas. Unlucky to Area 2D’s Paul McDonald who came up short in the final but the scoreline flattered Duff and should have been closer. Paul must take heart from this result and on another day it might have went his way.
Ladies comp was as competitive as always with a round robin being played to the Last 8.
Quarter Finals Elaine Moran 4 Helen Dunn 2 Valerie Rooney 2 Anna Madigan 4 Grace Crane 4 Kelly Devlin 2 Jackie O’Neill 0 Denise Cassidy 4
Final Anna Madigan 0 Denise Cassidy 5. What more can I say about Denise Cassisy, she is head and shoulders above everyone else locally in Northern Ireland at the minute. Didnt lose a leg from the quarter final stage, yes that’s 13 legs in a row… Talent always rises to the the top.
The youths played a round robin as well and here is the semi and final results
Semi Sean Kearns lost to Travis Baur Johnny Stewart beat Jason Canning
Final Travis Baur lost to Johnny Stewart. Well done to Johnny Stewart winning the NI Youth Masters, a great achievement and just shows him playing on the NIDO mens tour have given him the experience he needs to grind out results. Well done young man.