Our congratulations go to the Hastings superleague team on becoming the Summer 2016 overall Championship winners.
The play-off between the East Division Champions, Hastings, and West Division Champions, Littlehampton, was held on Wednesday 17th August 2016 Clubcue Leisure, Worthing, the County's home venue.
Hastings won the night by 7 - 2 though the results does not really reflect the closeness of most matches. Full results here.
Match report to follow.
The 2016 Summer Superleague Divisional Play-off will be held at Clubcue Leisure, Worthing on Wednesday 17th August 2016 starting at 08:30.
The winning teams from the West and East Divisions meet to decide the overall Sussex Superleague Championship. This season we have:
Littlehampton v Hastings
Will the teams competing please arrive in good time to register and for the draw to be completed by 8:15 pm to allow the match to start by 8:30 pm.
This promises to be a great night of darts - come along and support the players.
The Sussex play-offs for the Winmau World Masters and Lakeside World Pro were held at the County Venue, Clubcue Leisure, after the recent County AGM.
The players qualifying for the Winmau Regional Play-off at the Six in One Club, Tonbridge on 28th August 2016 are:
Men: Paul Eves, Danny King, Joe Davis, Adrian Gray;
Women: Donna Rainsley, Elaine Chapman, Disney Dunbar, Kelly Ryan;
Boys: Dennis Bowyer, Zach Luke, Tavis Dudeney, Jack Croft;
Girls: Jenny Lovegrove.
The qualifiers for the Lakeside World Pro Play-off, taking place at Lakeside on Wednesday 30th November 2016 are:
Men: Aegir Bjornsson;
Women: Donna Rainsley.
Our best wishes go to all the Sussex players in their efforts to proceed further in these events.
Our warmest congratulations go to Lewis Gurney of Sussex Youth on becoming the BDO Under-18 Challenge 2 Champion. Lewis achieved this on Sunday 24th July 2016 having taken runner-up spot the previous day in the Challenge 1 tournament.
Lewis's route to the Championship included wins against Harley Walters (England), Vianni Van Der Bergh (Belgium), Sven Clauwaert (Belgium) and Adam Paxton (England). In the final, Lewis beat Maringo Baes Jnr (Belgium) by 4 legs to 2.
The senior members of the Sussex darts fraternity were saddened to hear of the death on May18th of County player Sylvia Abbott.
Sylvia was born in 1932 and she made her mark in the sport of darts in the late seventies when she won the Sussex National Singles and Pairs Championships followed by the Super League Singles title in 1980. She was an ever-present member of the Crawley team in the Sussex County Super League and she represented the County in the Inter Counties Championships, playing seventy five times between March 1975 and January 1983. Sylvia made forty four appearances in the “A” team winning thirty three of her games.
She will be remembered with affection and respect. Sincere condolences go to her family and friends in their sad loss.
Sussex Darts Organisation
Sussex County Superleague