Skegness darts: Glen Durrant and Kevin painter add gloss to league celebrations

Doubles and Triples winner and singles runner-up Mark Gray with Glen Durrant EMN-160606-165729002
Doubles and Triples winner and singles runner-up Mark Gray with Glen Durrant EMN-160606-165729002

The William Hill Darts League presentation evening produced a packed house at Skegness WMC as world number one Glen Durrant turned on the style.

With bull finishes and exhibition doubles, Durrant showed why he is the world’s top-ranked player, hitting five 180s, and a fantastic 11-dart leg on the way.

Singles champion Martin Bell with world number one Glen Durrant EMN-160606-165739002

Singles champion Martin Bell with world number one Glen Durrant EMN-160606-165739002

Mark Gray and Martin Bell played him at best of three at the end of a very entertaining evening. Bell hit a 180 and Durrant had to pull out all of the stops to beat him 2-1. Rick Garner was the only player to beat him on the night.

Organisers wish to thank markers Lee Yates, and Jamie Cooper, and Tony Warry, Ian Chamberlain, Liam Simms and Chris Butler for the raffle.

Thanks also to Skegness Liberal and Social Club and SeaviewPub Skegness, for their raffle prizes and Skegness WMC for their support in putting the on evening which was held together by compere John Fowler,

League award winners – Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Division One: Arctic Shrew Monkies, runners-up Seaview Oak. Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Division Two: Finnegans, runners-up: WMC Aces. Cup: Arctic Shrew Monkies, runners-up: Ex Service Cobras. Trebles: Brad Martin, Mark Gray, Pete Evans. Doubles: Brad Martin and Mark Gray. Singles: Martin Bell, Runner-up: Brad Martin.

* The Summer League starts on Friday with the Ex Service Pro Am Qualifier number four, starting at 8pm. Entry £2.

* The second part of a busy weekend brought the Fun Bus with four pubs in one afternoon.

The fun started at the SeaviewPub Skegness with a fantastic crowd as Kevin Painter played more than 12 games here.

They moved on to Woolpack, Wainfleet, where Painter again played more than a dozen games before heading to the Red Lion, Burgh. The final destination was Highwayman.