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Well done to the Temple Bar Ladies in coming Runner's Up in the Champions Of Champions! The Cheshire Ladies Team consisted of 7 players, with Captain Carole Flewitt, Jane Densley, Anastasia Dobromyslova, Dawn Williams, Lyn Marsden, Loll Abley, Sally Evans & Rach Bird, along with support from team mates Lainey Webb, Helen Graham and young Aimie.
Our Ladies topped their group with ease to then overcome Yorkshire 4-1 in the Quarter Finals. Merseyside Ladies were their next challenge in the Semi's, who they beat 4-1, before falling short to Lancashire in the Final, coming down to the last leg of the day! So close for our Ladies, who continued their remarkable form for Cheshire from the Rudheath Ladies, making it a Semi's, Final and Winners in the last 3 years!
Our Men's unfortunately drew the group of death for a 2nd season running, with Yorkshire and Lincolnshire both in our group! Our only loss came to the hands of Yorkshire 7-2, who went on the win the event 9-0 in the Final. The Temple Bar Men's Team consisted of Captain Daniel Smithers, Bryn Suckley, David Bird, David Smith-Hayes, Michael Haynes, Paul Bettney, Mark Graham, Mal Barrow, Gaz Owen, Shaun Walshe, Neil Gilmartin & Matt Hunt. A big thank you to Tony Martin and the ladies for their support.
The Gold Cup played on the 1st July wasn't so successful for Cheshire. Unfortunately our Pairs Tony Martin/David Bird, Danny Ayres/Paul Goodwin fell in the first round with Anastasia Dobromyslova/Jane Densley falling in the 2nd round, with the only good run in the Singles coming from Anastasia Dobromyslova, who fell in the Quarter Finals to Fallon Sherrock 4-2. Fallon continued and went on to win the Singles and Pairs with her sister Falicia Blay.
Well done to all who represented Cheshire this weekend, you all did your County proud, kick on for the new season and here's to next year!

Congratulations to Cheshire's Carl Dennel who won through the World Darts Trophy Qualifiers in Prestatyn at the Welsh Open. Carl will now go through to the finals in Barry, South Wales, to compete in the Men's Singles whilst Anastasia Dobromyslova will be battling for another title in the Ladies Singles.
Carl Dennel will be playing on Firday 26th May against Welsh Legend and Gwynedd's Martin Phillips, whilst Anastasia will begin her title charge against Lincolnshire's Sue Edwards on Saturday 27th May.
We wish both players the best of luck for the BDO World Darts Trophy.

The Welsh Open also seen some good runs for our Cheshire Players. In the Men's Singles, Mark Graham made an excellent run to the Last 32, eventually falling to Gary Robson, whilst Mark's Daughter, Jess Graham, a Cheshire Super League and Clwyd Youth Player, got to the Semi'Finals of the Girls Event, one round off playing on the Main Stage. A great father and daughter moment, and I'm sure there'll be many more to come!
In the Ladies Singles, Anastasia Dobromyslova made an impressive run to the Quarter Finals in her first ranking event back since becoming a Mother. Anastasia eventually fell to Yorkshire's Lorraine Winstanley, who went on to win the Ladies Singles against Lisa Ashton in the Final.
Jane Stubbs and Mandy Smith also made the last 32 of the Ladies Singles. Jane fell to Anastasia, whilst Mandy Smith fell to Lorraine Winstanley in a close encounter, ending 3-2 to the Yorkshire Ace.
Well done to all of our Cheshire Players over the Welsh Open Weekend and long my your form continue.

Cheshire Darts Organisation would like to congratulate Tony O'Shea on being re-selected for the England National Team!! Tony unfortunately lost his place a few years ago, but has bounced back in style to re-claim his place. This will give Tony the opportunity to build on his 74 caps for his Country, still the 2nd most capped player of all time behind Cambridgeshire's Martin Adams, who also re-claimed his place in the team. Also, former Cheshire Star Lorraine Winstanley kept her place in the Ladies side as she continues her great form for Yorkshire.
England Men's Team - Scott Mitchell (Capt, Dorset), Martin Adams, Dennis Harbour (Both Cambs), Martin Atkins, David Copley, Brian Dawson, Mark McGeeney (All Yorks), Paul Hogan (Berks), Jamie Hughes (Warw), James Hurrell (Glou), Ryan Joyce (Tyne), Tony O'Shea (CHESHIRE)
England Ladies Team - Deta Hedman (Capt, Oxford), Trina Gulliver (Warw), Lorraine Winstanley (Yorks), Sarah Roberts (W.Mid), Tricia Wright (Surrey), Fallon Sherrock (Bucks)
Cheshire would also like to mention some honourable mentions who we feel have performed outstanding this last year, and urge these players to continue and let their talent shine to possibly challenge next year - Michael Haynes, Patrick Lynskey, Jane Densley & David Smith-Hayes for Wales.

Well done to Cheshire's Michael 'Mick' Haynes on winning the Gwynedd Open 2017, beating Derek 'Nod' Williams of Clwyd 5-4. Mick picked up £1,200.00 winnings aswell as a Lakeside & Winmau Qualifiers spot for later on in the year! A great achievement from the Cheshire Ace and we hope he continues his great form up!
This year's Lakeside will see 2 current Cheshire Squad Players battling it out to be crowned Lakeside World Darts Champion. 3 x World Champion Anastasia Dobromyslova will be looking for her 4th World Title, hopefully with help from baby bump, which we'd like to congratulate Ana and Tony Martin on, from all in Cheshire. Ana has continued to play at a remarkable standard and boasts major experience in the World of Darts, as she bids to become the first Ladies Players to lift the Trophy during pregnancy.
In the Men's we'll see Tony 'Silverback' O'Shea, a former 3 x Finalist, attempting to win his first World Title. We're hoping to see the dominant Silverback roar to success this year.
Although not a current Squad Player, we'd also like to wish Darryl 'Dazzler' Fitton the best of luck too. Darryl has spent many great years with Cheshire, a former Captain and phenomenal character. He'll always be in the hearts of Cheshire and supported.

From all at Cheshire, we wish all 3 of you the best of luck!!

Last 32 - Darryl Fitton (28.42) 3-0 (26.55) Wouter Vaes (Ned)

Last 32 - Tony O'Shea (25.49) 0-3 (27.54) Jim Williams (Wal)

Last 16 - Anastasia Dobromyslova (28.50) 2-1 (28.82) Rhian Griffiths (Wal)

Last 16 - Darryl Fitton (29.25) 4-1 (27.91) Pip Blackwell (Eng)

Q'Finals - Anastasia Dobromyslova (27.40) 2-1 (23.92) Lorraine Winstanley (Eng)

Q'Finals - Darryl Fitton (29.99) 5-4 (29.04) Geert de Vos (Bel)

Semi'Finals - Anastasia Dobromyslova (25.68) 0-2 (24.11) Corrine Hammond (Aus)

Semi'Finals - Darryl Fitton (31.91) 3-6 (31.19) Danny Noppert (Ned)

Well Done to Darryl Fitton and Anastasia Dobromyslova on their runs to the Semi'Finals!


Champions of Champions
Well done to the Temple Bar Men's and Rudheath Ladies on their efforts at the Champions of Champions at the Event City. The Temple Bar Men's encountered the group of death with Yorkshire, Clwyd & Oxfordshire, and didn't progress to the knock out stage with Yorkshire storming the group and eventually getting to the final.
The Rudheath Ladies, defending Champions, had an awesome run to the Semi'Finals, eventually going out to Nottinghamshire, who then lost to Winners Cambridgeshire in the Final. Also, away from Event City, well done to Anastasia Dobromyslova who made it to the Final of the Antwerp Open in Belguim, losing to eventual winner Lisa Ashton.
Well done to Cheshire's Anastasia Dobromyslova on winning the Ladies European Classic in Blackpool on the 30th July. Anastasia beat her pairs partner from the tour, former Cheshire ace and current Yorkshire Captain Lorraine Winstanley 5-4.
Mean while, Cheshire Men's A Captain Bryn Suckley reached his first BDO Major Semi Final in the Men's event. Bryn enjoyed some brilliant victories over Jamie Hughes, Brian Dawson & Shaun Carroll, all England Internationals, before beating Danny Noppert in the Quarters 4-3 from 3-0 down. Bryn eventually fell to Wesley Harms in the Semi's 5-2.
On the 31st July, the second set of singles events was hosted, with Bryn Suckley completing a great weekend with a run to the Last 16, earning enough points to break into the BDO's top 70 in the rankings. Carl Dennel also fell at the Last 16 stage, with David Bird reaching the Last 32.
An all round great weekend for Cheshire players, well done to all who played.
The 2016 Cheshire Open was won this year by Nathan Aspinall as he overcame an all Stockport Final beating Steve Atkinson in the Final, in a field over over 100 entries. The Cheshire Open witnessed a magical moment from Nottinghamshire's Kyle Anderson who recorded a 9 Darter in his first round clash against Chris Clark.
Anastasia Dobromyslova won a repeat of last years Final 5-3 against Lisa Ashton with both players average around the 80 mark. Anastasia only dropped her first leg in the Semi-Finals against Mandy Smith, losing 4 legs out of 25 during the day.
For full match reports click - Cheshire Open 2016 Results
A huge congratulations to Cheshire's Ladies Gold Cup Champion Anastasia Dobromyslova! Anastasia finally captured the Major Title that has slipped through her fingers over these last few years in a clinicle display against the Dark Destroyer Deta Hedman on the 2nd July, at the Manchester Event City! Anastasia over came Tricia Wright (Surrey) in the Quarter Finals before beating Clare Brookin (Cambs) in style 4-0 with a 29.04 Average in the Semi's. Anastasia then faced up against Deta (Oxford), who earlier won the Ladies Pairs Gold Cup Title, overcoming the final with a 5-2 victory with a 27.23 Average. A remarked day which also seen Anastasia reach the Semi's of the Pairs with Bev Martin, after they attempted to re-capture their title from 2014.
Well done to all the Cheshire Players who went to represent their County in Manchester, (Bryn Suckley, Simon Arora, Mark Jodrill, Ross Guilder, David Smith-Hayes, David Bird, Paul Blythe & Shaun Walshe), you did your County proud and we look forward to next years Gold Cup already.