Hills prospers at Lancing Open 0 but Gatford falls just short

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The Lancing Open attracted a very large and strong field of players which pleased the organisers.

After a good day of competitive darts, the men’s semi-finals saw Bognor’s Mick Rodgers beating PDC star Tony Ayres 4-2 and Midhurst’s Jason Hills beating Lee Williams 4-3.

In a very close and tense final it was 4-4 before Hills took the final leg with the help of a 180.

The ladies singles did not attract as many entries as were hoped for but with nearly every entrant being a county player, what it lacked in numbers it more than made up for in quality.

Bognor’s Hayley Gatford made her way to the final before going down 3-0 to her Devon opponent.

Bognor Star Darts

The men’s Star Darts league returned to action after a two-week tournament break. All the top teams started with wins.

Results: Wheatsheaf 10 Railway 4; Eastgate 13 Newtown SC 1; Claremont A 7 Claremont B 7.

In the report of the Men’s Star Darts pairs competition last week, we named the wrong runners-up because of information sent to our darts correspondent. The actual runners-up were Chris Gatford and Joe Clear from Hunston Club.

The ladies’ Star Darts league continued with the second competition of the season – the ladies’ pairs.

A strong turnout at the Newtown saw K Bennett and M Janman win 3-1 against N Tapner and K Wilson.

Bognor Friday Night League

The performance of the night came from Rob Collins, scoring 11 tons in his three legs finished with an impressive 27.83 average.

Week 9: Div 1: Ship 13 Richmond A 5; Wheatsheaf 10 Bognor Legion A 6; Royal Oak B 13 Chichester Snooker Club B 3. 180s: Cliff Prior.

Div 2: Richmond C 11 ASC 5; Friary D 9 Friary C 8.

Div 3: Newtown SC B 9 BRSA B 9; Friary DJs 6 Claremont Cobra’s 11.

Full results available on www.bognor-darts.co.uk

This Sunday (Aug 14) is the Sussex County trials and Sussex Winter Super League annual meeting.

Any player playing Sussex Summer Super League or the upcoming Winter Super League who would like to attend the county trials must attend Roffey Sports and Social Club – full details on the Sussex county website.

The trials will commence at midday following the Winter Super League annual meeting at 11am.

Any teams wishing to enter the Sussex Winter League must be represented at the annual meeting.