Newark and District Double Board Darts League’s winter season presentation night held
The curtain was brought down on the Newark and District Double Board Darts League’s winter season 2021-22 with the presentation evening.
It was the first presentation since the summer season 2019 event which took place in September that year due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the summer season’s 2020 and 2021 being cancelled as well as the 2020-21 winter season.
The 2019-20 season, which had ended prematurely in March 2020 at the start of lockdown, was finally completed in September last year.
The recipients of the main awards were Newcastle Arms Youngers and Castle and Falcon Ladies in the ladies’ league and Railway Club and Rose and Crown Marauders in the men’s.
In both circumstances the league winners, the Youngers and Railway Club, were denied the league and cup double as both were beaten in the knock-out cup finals by the league runners up — the Castle and Falcon Ladies and the Marauders.
The other cup winners were Castle and Falcon BBC2s, who won their first double board trophy after edging out The Taverners in the John Browne subsidiary cup final — agonisingly for the Newcastle Arms-based side it was their fourth 4-3 defeat in the final of that competition, but it had proved to be a successful season on the league front as last season’s bottom side finished in fourth — their highest ever finishing position.
Individual events saw Karen Whittaker (Castle & Falcon Ladies) and John Esam (Wheatsheaf 501s) continue their recent domination of the competition as they both secured their third singles titles in a row.
The pairs events saw both of the previous runners-up go one better this term with Eugene Hallam and Caffs’ team-mate Kelly Barrett securing the ladies’ crown, while John Esam and Neil Ward landed the men’s.
The mixed pairs title went the way of Wheatsheaf’s Kevin Rose and Castle and Falcon Ladies’ skipper Brenda Scott.
The awards for highest scores goes to Chloe Hill, of Spring House Misfits, with 107 and John Esam who hit two 130’s – Esam also hit the season’s highest average of 69.7.
The season’s highest finishes were hit by Youngers’ Linda Gregory with 99 and Railway Club’s Brian Coughill, who checked out on 101.
Focus now switches to the first summer season in three years, which kicks-off this week with Castle and Falcon Ladies and Rose and Crown Marauders looking to retain their titles.