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The end of season presentation night for the Newark and District Double Board Darts League took place at the Castle and Falcon Pub.

The curtain was brought down the Newark and District Double Board Darts League’s winter season as the end-of-season presentation night occurred at the Castle & Falcon.

The main team awards went to Railway Youngers and Rose and Crown Marauders as they both completed league and cup doubles.

The Youngers have dominated the ladies’ double board darts scene since completing their first league and cup double in 2002. This season’s success saw them secure their 16th league title and 14th knockout cup as they recorded their 12th league and cup double.

The Marauders’ recent domination culminated in them recording back-to-back league and cup doubles as they landed their 4th men’s league title and 5th knockout cup success.

The other team award winners were RHP Ladies and The Taverners who had success in their respective subsidiary Cup competitions.

RHP Ladies’ most recent success had been in 2017 when they won the league and, with it being their final season due to the team deciding to call it a day, it was fitting they ended on a winning note as they won the subsidiary cup for the first time.

For the Taverners though, it was their first taste of success as the Railway Club-based side, which was formed in 2008, completed a terrific season as they won their first-ever trophy following a thrilling 4-3 victory in the ‘John Browne’ subsidiary cup final.

The Taverners had suffered the anguish of suffering 4-3 defeats in their previous four subsidiary cup final appearances in 2009,2016, 2018 and 2022.

So, it was a perfect ending to a season which had seen the team, which had finished bottom of the table three seasons ago, finish this campaign as league runners-up before finally ending their subsidiary cup final hoodoo at the fifth attempt.

Individual awards were dominated by Castle and Falcon Bangers, and Wheatsheaf Bellies and Bullseyes.

The Bangers, who had finished as runners-up to the Youngers in both the league and cup, had great success in the singles and pairs events with Karen Whittaker winning a fifth successive singles title while Mandy Walker and Debbie Walker retained their pairs crown.

Karen Whittaker also added the mixed pairs title playing alongside Wheatsheaf Bellies and Bullseye’s Kevin Rose.

The Wheatsheaf side who had finished fourth in the league excelled in the individual events with Neil Ward regaining the singles title while also partnering John Esam as they regained their pair's crown.

Neil Ward also featured in the awards for the highest scores, finishes and averages as he registered the highest ever recorded score of 140 (double-20, bullseye, bullseye).

The other recipient in the men’s league was Phil Tranter of the Marauders who picked up the highest

average (69.5) and highest finish (100) awards.

The ladies’ awards went to Mandy Walker for her 99 finish and Railway Youngers’ Debbie Braithwaite for her score of 120.

Attention now focuses on the summer season which has already been running for three weeks in respect of the men and started this week for the ladies. Castle and Falcon BBC2s will be hoping to defend the men’s title while the Railway Youngers will be hoping to retain their ladies’ crown.

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