Thank you to everyone who has made this event amongst the best supported in the history of not only the World Championships but any darts event organised anywhere.

With around 700 players taking part between England and Holland, despite all the problems with the Covid pandemic and travel restrictions being in place, which has prevented an even higher attendance.

Just like to thank all the many people from several organisations who have helped promote the event on social media and officials who have contacted their players directly in what has been a very hectic schedule since the announcement of securing the venue, thanks to Bob Potter and his staff for pulling out the stops to enable this event to take place.

Just a note on opening times, registration times and the actual draw taking place there is an emergency telephone number for exceptional circumstances, but these are for exceptions, not for those sleeping in.

Good luck to everyone, the results will be available on Darts Connect during the day, and one thing is for certain the players who qualify from this fantastic event, will absolutely deserve their place on TV during the actual championships which start on 1st January, 2022.

News alert

The positions are constantly changing round by round, as the players attempt to get the two International places for the British Internationals to be held 1st April, 2022 in Skegness.

Another terrific performance from Trina Gulliver last weekend puts her in poll position currently.

Players will only be issued an International invitation on becoming a Gold playing member of England, there is only one round of county matches remaining before the cut off in December for selection.

The December member’s free draw for darts equipment will take place tomorrow.
To become a member go to the main page on the England website and go to members tab.

www.englanddarts.co.uk

Ladies Round 4 Nove 2021

The positions are constantly changing round by round, as the players attempt to get the two International places for the British Internationals to be held 1st April, 2022 in Skegness.
Players will only be issued an International invitation on becoming a Gold playing member of England, there is only one round of county matches remaining before the cut off in December for selection.

The December member’s free draw for darts equipment will take place tomorrow.
To become a member go to the main page on the England website and go to members tab.

www.englanddarts.co.uk

Mens Round 4 Nove 2021

With just over a week to go, the World Darts Federations, Lakeside World Championship qualifying competition will guarantee all the qualifiers a minimum of £1,000.
The confirmed entries can be viewed on the Events Entry tab, via www.englanddarts.co.uk after the entry has been made.
With only 9 under 18 girls having entered currently one of the group will guarantee themselves a minimum of £1,000, which the chance of doubling their winnings on the Lakeside stage in front of millions of viewers worldwide, and who knows what lucrative sponsorship deals may just be around the corner.
Hopefully the under 18 boys event will fill up as many have been away in Gibraltar, again the standard in the boys Grand Prix and JDC events have been a revelation this year, and a qualifying £1,000 prize, and an opportunity to showcase their skills via Eurosport, could change one or more of these talented young lads lives forever.
The Ladies will compete for the opportunity to take part in the World Record prize fund for a Ladies Championship of £87,500, with a magnificent £25,000 first prize on offer, and like all the qualifiers on the 5th December, the start of their Lakeside dream will be helped along with a guaranteed £1,000 qualifiers prize. Although the entries are a little slow currently, surely the W.D.F deserves the support of the Ladies for offering this massive prize fund.
With many of the Men entering the qualifiers already registered the event will without doubt produce some outstanding performances, in what we anticipate will be a fantastic showcase of advertising the quality of players in our system, and the two fortunate players to make it through will each receive a minimum of £1,000, but with £200,000 on offer in the Men's World Championships, and £50,000 for the eventual winner, any player who has any aspirations to test and progress his darts career, can surely not afford to miss this “Golden” opportunity.

There will be no admission charge for spectators/family/friends who want to watch the Play Off Stage advertevent.

The 2022 England Open Festival of Darts will be held in conjunction with Pontins Brean Sands between 8th - 11th July 2022.
I would like to thank Tournament Director Jean Haywood for securing this new venture for us with Pontins, at what has been a break-neck time scale, in order to protect our World Ranking England Open for the future. 
We would like to thank Bunn Leisure for their support over many years, and look forward to a bright and successful future going forward with Pontins.
Details on Chalet/Accommodation rates etc. will be available shortly through the Pontins booking office, and players are reminded that they must use the Darts Code when booking to identify who is attending on behalf of the darts, even if you are only coming as a spectator rather than entering the events.
We are finalising the Darts schedules for the Festival, and they will be updated when available.
Tommy Thompson
Chairman England Darts
Open Advertisement 2022

The Lakeside Country Club will host the World Darts Federation's World Qualifiers on Sunday 5th December 2021.

This unique World qualifying competition consists of separate Men, Ladies, Boys & Girls events each securing places into the Eurosport TV Stages of the Lakeside World Championships starting on 1st January 2022.

Due to the ongoing covid restrictions in place in certain countries around the globe, the event this year will be open to all players (other than 128 PDC Tour Card Holders).

The Men's champion will receive £50,000 with the Ladies a record breaking £25,000.

For the first time in the history of the Lakeside World Championships all the finals will be played as a finals day on 9th January 2022, and will feature youth boys and girls finals on stage.

Tickets & Accommodation Packages for the WDF Lakeside World Darts Championships are on sale now via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/lakeside-country-club-35506406123

England Darts are not running this event but like the Tri-Nations are assisting The World Darts Federation in the promotion of the event, and as such there will be no event discounts applied through the online entry system.

As soon as players enter, they are automatically included in the event Alpha List, accessible through the England Darts Online Entry System's Event Information page

Click here for Online Entry

There is a non-refundable policy on entry fees other than if the event is cancelled by the WDF.

Anyone who has qualified through the England Regional qualifiers need not enter through the online system, they will automatically be entered, justifying England's ongoing promotion of the World Qualifiers throughout the past few months.

To read the WDF's News article please visit https://dartswdf.com/

Lakeside Qualifier 2021

Another terrific day at the 3rd England Youth Grand Prix, grand finals at the GER Club in March, Cambridgeshire. 
Although this year has been a bit stop start having to deal with the Covid Virus, nevertheless the 24 finalists once again produced a high calibre finals day.
On the conclusion of the round robin rounds, the final 8 Boys and 4 Girls moved into the knock-out stages of the event.
First game matched the tallest and smallest players in the event, Sussex’s Tavis Dudeney who has been playing really well reaching the final of the England Open Youth the other week, and Callum Beddow from Cleveland, a very close game saw Callum just getting over the winning line 3-2 with Tavis (73.26) as opposed to Callum’s slightly better average at (74.79).
Match 2, was another terrific tussle going to the very last leg once again, with Hertfordshire’s Thomas Banks  prevailing 3-2 in the decider against Yorkshire’s Cayden Smith, once again another set of fantastic averages (80.01) for Thomas and (71.70) for Cayden.
Archie Self from Berkshire ran out a 3-0 winner over Clwyd’s Cole Davey and in the process recorded the best running average of the day so far (85.08), but despite defeat Cole produced a great game (71.49).
The final game of the knock-out round of the boys was the best of the round with Yorkshire’s Leighton Bennett hitting a magnificent (95.94) in his 3-0 win over Buckinghamshire’s Leo Beechey who recorded the highest losing average of the day (78.93)
The Girls Semi-Final Knock-out stage brought together Lancashire Eleanor Cairns, and England Open Girls Champion from Sussex Paige Pauling, it was the Lancashire lass who prevailed 3-1 recording a (57.63) average against (53.22) for Paige.
A similar score line in the second semi-final with Cheshire’s Amy Evans (51.63) win over Berkshire’s Ella Williams (48.39)
On to the boys semi’s, the standard of which would grace any stage anywhere at darts, Thomas Banks (80.52) in his 4-1 Win over Callum Beddow (77.94). Not for the first time in his short career Leighton Bennet joined the hundred club as he recorded a magnificent (103.32) average in a high quality game against Archie Self (84.09)

The girls final saw Amy Evans race into a 2-0 lead, only for Eleanor to reel off the final three legs to take the title, and as the averages highlighted a very close encounter (60.84) Eleanor and Amy (59.58).

The boys final was a testament the value of the England Grand Prix system, with all seven legs being completed in 17 darts or less, there was no finish below 32, and once again Leighton for the third game of the finals hit a 90+ average (94.23) with Thomas contributing amazingly to a really exciting grand final and hitting a (85.14). Leg scores 17-14-14-16-15-17-16.
There is no doubting the quality on show today and during the last 12 months of the event.

I would like to thank the Management and staff at the GER Club in March, Cambridgeshire for once again hosting the event for us, to all the mums and dads, to Bradley, Dave, Paul, Deta unsung heroes of The England Youth Grand Prix, thanks to Cambridgeshire Chairman Tony Barnes for MC’ ing  all the stage finals, also to our new England Director Tommie Coleman for the stream. Sincere thanks to England Darts officials and their Directors for all the work behind the scenes in keeping this fairly new initiative in the calendar, for the benefits of Youth Darts. One thing is for certain it is helping to produce the next generation of top flight players for the Sport of Darts.
Youth Grand Prix Champions 2021

The Ladies England County Rankings Top 20.
Only  Non PDC Tour Card Holders can qualify for International selection.
This qualifying table consist of over 350 England Member County players and associate members who attend any England event, however all  players wishing to qualify for International selection through this table must become England Gold playing members.
The table takes each players 3 dart county match average plus 1 point for a win.
Memberships can be made through our website online shop.
www.englanddarts.co.uk

Ladies Top 20 New

The Mens England County Rankings Top 20.
Only  Non PDC Tour Card Holders can qualify for International selection.
This qualifying table consist of over 900 England Member County players and associate members who attend any England event, however all  players wishing to qualify for International selection through this table must become England Gold playing members.
The table takes each players 3 dart county match average plus 1 point for a win.
Memberships can be made through our website online shop.
www.englanddarts.co.uk

Mens Top 20

The Youth Grand Prix Series comes to its conclusion on Sunday 14th November 2021, at the G.E.R Sports and Social Club, March. Cambridgeshire.
The doors will open at 10.00am will play to start at 12.00 Noon.
The Prize Money is as follows:
Boys Champion £300
Boys Runner/Up £150
Boys Semi’s £75
Boys Quarters £50
Boys Last 16 £25
Girls Champion £150
Girls Runner/Up £75
Girls Semi’s £25
Total Prize Fund £1425.00
Thank you for all the kind donations towards the Grand Prix Final Prize Fund.
Thank you to Dave Dudeney, Bradley Kirk, Paul James and Deta Hedman, for all their help in organising the series during the year, not forgetting the most important people the kids and mums and dads.
Good luck to everyone.
2021 Youth Online advert

World Open

Below you can find all the information needed regarding the WDF World Open:

Date and Location:
The WDF World Open will take place on Saturday 4 December in ‘De Bonte Wever’ in Assen. This is the same venue as hosts the Dutch Open Darts. On Sunday 5 December the WDF World Championship Qualifiers will take place. For more information about the qualifiers, click here.

Registration:
You can register for the WDF World Open by clicking here. It is possible to register for the WDF World Championship Qualifiers at the same time. Registration will close on Tuesday 30 November at midnight.

WDF World Open Entry fee:
Men’s singles €25,-
Women’s singles €25,- 
Boys singles €10,-
Girls singles €10,-

Hotel:
If you would like to book a room in ‘De Bonte Wever’ click here. On the website of ‘De Bonte Wever’ you can find special packages for all players and fans.

Prize money:
The prize money for the WDF World Open is as follows:

Men Gold
Winner €3000
Runner-up €1500
Semi-final €750
Quarter-final €375
Last 16 €190
Last 32 €100
last 64 €50

Women Gold
Winner €1500
Runner-up €750
Semi-final €375
Quarter-final €190
Last 16 €100
Last 32 €50

Total Adults: €17.580

Boys
Winner €200
Runner-up €100
Semi-final €50
Quarter-final €25

Girls
Winner €100
Runner-up €50
Semi-final €25

Total Youth: €700
Total prize money WDF World Open €18.280

All the prize money will be paid by bank transfer for practical and security reasons.

Tournament format:
Men
Start 501, best of 5 legs
L64 501, best of 7 legs
QF 501, best of 7 legs
SF 501, best of 9 legs
Final 501, best of 11 legs

Women
Starts 501, best of 5 legs
L32 501, best of 7 legs
QF 501, best of 7 legs
SF 501, best of 7 legs
Final 501, best of 9 legs

Boys & Girls
Start 501, best of 5 legs
Final 501, best of 7 legs

Draw & Seeding:
Seeding will take place in accordance with the WDF Main Table, version Wednesday 24 November 2021. The draw will be published on Thursday 2 December.
All players must pick up their players card, in the venue, one hour before the start of the tournament on Saturday 4 December.

Rules and regulations:
You can find the rules and regulations by clicking here. If not mentioned in the document, the General Game Rules of the Dutch Darts Association (NDB) apply and these are in compliant with the WDF playing and tournament rules. These rules can be found on the website of the NDB or WDF.

Questions?
Email us: 

Covid-19:
With the current knowledge, it looks like we can organize both tournaments in a ‘normal’ way. However, no one can look into the future and therefore the organization reserves the right to cancel both tournaments at any time if the organization are unable to continue in a normal or appropriate manner due to Covid-19 measures. If both events cannot take place due to Covid-19, the full registration fee will be refunded to the person who has booked.

Current Covid-19 info:

  • Travelling to the Netherlands from abroad. In many cases, a negative covid-19 test is necessary, even if you are fully vaccinated. Additional measures may apply to persons from various countries, such as entry restrictions and/or mandatory quarantine. The latest info about visiting the Netherlands form abroad can you find on this government website.
  • Everyone aged 13 and over must show a Coronavirus entry pass to enter the venue. The latest info about Coronavirus entry pass can you find on this government website

Sadly after 14 years, the new owners of Bunn Leisure, American based Cove Communities have made the decision that they will not associate their site in Selsey with any sporting events.

I received this news in a very matter a fact two minute phone call, I would have thought after 14 years we would have had an official communication from them, and that is the reason we have not reported this to you last week, however nothing has been sent to us, or in fact no prior notification that this was going to be their companies future policy towards us.

I would like to place on record our sincere thanks to the previous management of Bunn Leisure, Neil, Pete Treagust, Ian, Steph and the entire bar staff, the support staff, in fact everyone over the years who have made us all feel like part of their family, it is without doubt the most rewarding partnership I have had the pleasure of being part of in my whole darting career.

Whilst it is a big setback to England Darts following on from the Pandemic, nevertheless we have to source an alternative venue for our Open next June, an event which we will definitely stage, hopefully as a Gold but definitely as a Silver Weekend.

Please just give us some time, to investigate the future possibilities to continue with this iconic event in the WDF calendar for 2022 and onwards.

Tommy Thompson
Chairman England Darts
19/10/2021

This inaugural England Darts Organisation International trial proved a massive success of showcasing quality darts.
Whilst it is fair to say we were unsure as to the support this first event would receive, with the reluctance of players worries about health around big Darts events, nevertheless we couldn’t have been more thrilled that the event with a tournament average of fractions below 80 (79.94) brought together a class field of competitors who to a man or women wanted to secure the England National place in the British Internationals this coming April, in Skegness.

My heart went out to Josh Richardson who hit a 180 to leave 24 when his match against young Connor Scutt was all level in sets and legs going into the decider, only to see Connor hit one of the finishes of the event under extreme pressure 60, 60 double 5 for a 130 check out to secure his invitation, such was the minuscule margin between the players.

Three 15 dart legs in the deciding set for Arron Monk saw him narrowly win against Stephen Burton to secure his International selection and emulate his father Colin Monk as a full England International.

The ladies event saw two of the top ladies in England Darts securing a grand finals place, after a thrilling tussle Lorraine Winstanley came out the winner over Deta with both girls putting in quality performances of over 80+ averages in a thrilling final. Notably Deta had a tournament running average of 79.30 the highest in the Ladies  championships.

We would like to thank all the players who participated in the event, and event which was included into the England calendar, to try and identify players who on current form would enhance the quality of the England National team, especially after the 18 months of inactivity on our darts, due to the Covid Pandemic. We are also very mindful that some counties didn’t renew their membership, and it was important that England Darts catered for the players who were left out in the cold on the previous system, but nevertheless are 100% committed to supporting England Darts and proud to wear the National Shirt.

A full list of results and performances can be found on Darts Connect under the WDF logo.
Thanks to all concerned for giving England the opportunity of including this event into the British Open Championships, to the officials of Scotland and Wales along with David at Darts Connect for their assistance in running the event and sharing their equipment with us.

Tommy Thompson
Chairman England Darts

England National Qualifiers

England Youth Grand Prix,
Manhattan Club, Harrogate,

Well, turned out to be quite a day at Harrogate. The turnout was poor but the quality of darts certainly made up for it and the enthusiasm was in abundance.
This started from the very first round robin group games. In group A Luke Littler came up with 2 x 180’s whilst playing against Eleanor Cairns and a 3rd one against Mathew Holmes. He also managed a 106 out shot in his first game of the group. Eleanor duly scored a 180 in her game against Daniel Stephenson and the group ended up being won by Luke with Eleanor coming a creditable 2nd to both go through to the knockout round. Luke's incredible performance was to continue until the vey end.

In group B there were a couple more great out shots with Charlie Manby hitting a 143 and Amy Evans getting a 116 check out. Charlie Manby also came up with a magic 180 in the 2nd leg of his last game. Charlie then went on to win the group with Lewis Coates taking the 2nd spot and both players also progressing to the knock out event.

Both groups C and D had only 3 players in each group. George Ripley and Jack Puckrin were 180 scorers in these groups and Callum Beddow had a super 14 dart leg. Group C saw George Ripley and Oliver Urry go through to the knockout stages and Group D ended up with Jack Puckrin and Callum Beddow finishing first and second.

The next game to be played was the girls' knockout. With only 3 players entered in the girls this meant 1 player advanced straight to the final, that person was Lauren Stokoe leaving Amy and Eleanor to battle it out for the other place. Eleanor was the eventual winner of this game and subsequently went on to play Lauren and take the title including a fantastic out shot of 132 with bull, bull and double 16. I kid you not these kids are awesome. England Darts you have 14 super stars in your midst, nurture them for all they are worth.

Now for the big knockout of the day which brought Luke Littler v Lewis Coates to the first game. This resulted in Luke winning 3-0 with more cracking darts from both players. George Ripley and Jack Puckrin came next with George taking the match 3-1. Then it was down to Charlie Manby and Eleanor Cairns with Eleanor taking it all the way to eventually lose to Charlie 3-2. Another excellent game of darts from both players, nerves were really rattling I think. Last in a bid to make the semis was Callum Beddow and Oliver Urry, Callum scored a 180 on his way to a victory of 3-1 and I can honestly say I have never seen a more excited kid to win through to the semi finals. He was absolutely ecstatic and showed it, in fact this kid smiled all day and I really want to congratulate him on his sportsmanship. Don’t ever change Callum, you made your dad really proud yesterday, it was written all over his face.

So, now we were down to the semi finals and on to 7 legs per game. Luke played George and took the match 4-1. Charlie went on to win the 2nd semi final also taking it 4-1. At that it was obvious that we were all set for a magic finale to the day. Luke took the first leg in 14 darts with a 47, 100, 125, 180 and finished on 49 in 2 dart!!! 2nd leg was a little lesser pace and Luke finished first leaving Charlie on 20. Next leg from Luke was an 18 darter and he followed up with a 15 darter including a 180, a 139 and subsequently taking the game out with his next 3 darts of 25. On to the 5th leg and yet another 15 darter with scores of 140,91,100,145 and checking out on 25. Unlucky Charlie I don’t think anyone could have lived with Luke in that final, he was absolutely awesome.

Well that was it, a great day of darts, a wonderful group of players and some really committed parents. Many thanks to the Manhatten Club for hosting the event, it’s got a great set up for darts and they treated us very well. Thanks to Trevor Spencer for his assistance although he had to leave early for super league, you don’t know what you missed Trevor. Thanks also to Rhian Barton and Euan who took all the photographs and last but not least to Alex Pride who acted as club representative for the day as Christian is suffering with Covid. Get well soon Christian and hopefully we will meet next time.
Good luck to all who are going to Bridlington at the weekend, I hope to see you there, and to those who can’t go I wish you all the very best for the future.

Jean Haywood
England Darts Tournament Director.

After two rounds of Inter-County Darts we have a leader board of the top twenty players.
The England County Rankings are used to select the England International Teams, with the Points proviso that players will only be considered from this table if they are themselves a full Playing Member of England, and are not a 128 Tour card holder.
Players can join England and become full members by visiting www.englanddarts.co.uk Online services - members.

Ranking County Name Surname Wins Points
1 Hampshire Jane Monaghan 1 144.17
2 Hertfordshire Louise Pearson 2 143.35
3 Hampshire Corrine Hammond 2 142.28
4 Cheshire Vicky Pruim 1 142.12
5 Devon Maria O'Brien 2 137.58
6 Warwickshire Natalie Gilbert 2 137.08
7 Salopian Evonne Taylor 2 135.02
8 Lincolnshire Trina Gulliver 0 132.74
9 Yorkshire Rachel Brooks 1 131.85
10 Dorset Cathy  Campbell 2 131.74
11 Lincolnshire Paula Jacklin 2 130.98
12 Suffolk Jo Locke 2 129.25
13 Hertfordshire Danielle Fry 1 126.98
14 Lincolnshire Shelley Bontoft-Gash 2 126.79
15 Salopian Sarah Roberts 2 125.68
16 Hampshire Pennie Lewis 2 125.35
17 Hampshire Sue  Lowther 2 123.67
18 Warwickshire Sue Gulliver 2 123.55
19 Cheshire Amy Evans 2 123.33
20 Lincolnshire Mandy Smith 2 122.35

 

After two rounds of Inter-County Darts we have a leader board of the top twenty players.
The England County Rankings are used to select the England International Teams, with the Points proviso that players will only be considered from this table if they are themselves a full Playing Member of England, and are not a 128 Tour card holder.
Players can join England and become full members by visiting www.englanddarts.co.uk Online services - members.

County Name Surname Wins Points
Dorset Scott Mitchell 2 188.31
Lancashire Scott Taylor 2 183.72
Cheshire Luke Littler 2 182.06
Warwickshire Jamie Atkins 2 181.66
Essex Richie Howson 2 181.39
Dorset Mark Grimes 2 181.06
Cheshire Bradley Brooks 2 180.05
Hampshire Chas Barstow 1 179.81
Suffolk Andrew Gilding 2 176.76
Lancashire Gary Jackson 2 176.62
Suffolk Ryan Meikle 1 176.45
Yorkshire Tom Sykes 1 176.30
Lancashire Adam Huckvale 2 176.16
Hertfordshire Jarred Cole 2 176.03
Yorkshire Carl Wilkinson 1 174.96
Cornwall Rob Rubbery 2 174.87
Sussex Harry Jackson 2 174.67
Lancashire Kevin Garcia 2 173.49
Warwickshire Noel Grant 1 173.39
Essex Phil Halls 2 172.65
This is the final England Regional Play-Off for the Lakeside World Championships to be held in January 2022.
With the fantastic news last week that the World Championships will once again be held at the Lakeside Country Club, with a massive £300,000 prize fund, a first prize to the Men of £50,000 and a record breaking first Prize worldwide for the Ladies of £25,000.
This is an opportunity that cannot be missed.
Neil Pritchard the Warwickshire Chairman is kindly running the event on our behalf.
Just to clarify a communication, The event is open to all players and that includes all UKDA players the only exception is the128 PDC Card Holders.
England Regional Coventry
The announcement we have all been waiting for the News of the W.D.F. 2022 Lakeside World Championships with a massive £300,000 Prize pot. Which includes the biggest winners prize for Ladies darts a terrific £25,000 to the Champion, with the Men lifting £50,000.
All the finalists are guaranteed a minimum of £1,000, with Brian Raman and Deta Hedman the recent England Open Champions taking their place on the grand finals stage.
Who will join them from the up and coming British Open in Bridlington which like the England Open is a Gold Event, and the champions will feature in the Stage finals of the Worlds in January.
Entries for the British Open can be accessed by visiting www.trinantionsdarts.com.
I would like to thank all at the WDF and the associated countries for all their assistance in making sure our system once again secures opportunities for all our players to become one of the legends of the sport of darts, being crowned World Champion in 2022, along with Bob Potter his staff and the Lakeside for renewing their faith in us all.Lakeside World 2022

Prize FundMenLadiesBoysGirls
Champions£50,000£25,000£5,000£2,000
Runners/Up£25,000£12,500£2,500£1,000
Semi/Finalists£12,500£6,250£1,000
Quarter/Finalists£6,250£3,250

Last 16£3,250£2,000

Last 32 (Men) (Last 24 Ladies)£2,000£1,000

Last 48£1,000



Here is a list of the top twenty Ladies England County performances from the opening Inter-County matches held last week.

 

 

Warwickshire Natalie Gilbert 75.15 1 76.15
Hampshire Corrine Hammond 73.10 1 74.10
Lincolnshire Trina Gulliver 70.08 0 70.08
Hampshire Jane Monaghan 69.92 0 69.92
Cheshire Vicky Pruim 68.39 1 69.39
Dorset Cathy Campbell 67.53 1 68.53
Hertfordshire Louise Pearson 67.50 1 68.50
Lincolnshire Paula Jacklin 67.30 1 68.30
Yorkshire Rachel Brooks 67.44 0 67.44
Hampshire Sue Lowther 66.31 1 67.31
Devon Maria O'Brien 66.31 1 67.31
Lincolnshire Paula Jacklin 65.23 1 66.23
Dorset Suzy Trickett 64.41 1 65.41
Hertfordshire Louise Pearson 64.41 1 65.41
Lincolnshire Trina Gulliver 63.22 1 64.22
Hampshire Abi Jurd 64.00 0 64.00
Hampshire Corrine Hammond 62.63 1 63.63
Suffolk Sam Kirton 61.77 1 62.77
Hampshire Pennie Lewis 61.77 1 62.77
Suffolk Jo Locke 61.57 1 62.57

 

 

 

After the first round of games in the new Inter-County season, Scott Mitchell heads the top 20 list of performances over the weekend with a terrific 104.71 (includes winning bonus point), 15 players had a 90+ average with John Burgess of Staffordshire putting in the best performance froma B team match, not taking into consideration Scott Mitchell with a very creditable 93.62.
Some notable names in the first England County Qaulification list, none more so than former World Champion John Walton of Yorkshire and Andrew Gilding of Suffolk, along with Scott Taylor back in the Red Rose county team.
Don't forget the England International Team Trial and qualifer for the World Championships will be held on Friday 15th october 1.00pm at the Spa in Bridlington, just before the British Open, entries can be made through the www.trinationsdarts.com website or www.englanddarts.co.uk for the Trial, member discounts still apply.

I will be working on the Ladies after the weekend.

County Name Surname Average Win Total
Dorset Scott Mitchell 103.71 1 104.71
Lancashire Scott Taylor 98.04 1 99.04
Cheshire Shaun Wilkinson 96.97 1 97.97
Suffolk David Ballard-Flatt 96.97 1 97.97
Dorset (B) Scott Mitchell 94.94 1 95.94
Cleveland Kevin Naunton 93.34 1 94.31
Staffordshire (B) John Burgess 92.62 1 93.62
Lincolnshire Scott Williams 92.49 1 93.49
Yorkshire John Walton 92.32 1 93.32
Suffolk Ryan Meikle 91.45 0 91.45
Yorkshire Dean Norman 89.91 1 90.91
Dorset Mark Grimes 89.87 1 90.87
Lincolnshire Thomas Lovely 89.73 1 90.73
Yorkshire Kyle Richardson 89.24 1 90.24
Hertfordshire James Daley 89.03 1 90.03
Cornwall Neil Meneer 88.90 1 89.90
Suffolk Andrew Gilding 88.63 1 89.63
Essex Richie Howson 88.61 1 89.61
Cheshire Luke Littler 88.57 1 89.57
Essex Phil Halls 88.33 1 89.33

The 46th British Open is to be held between 15th - 17th October 2021, and the Spa in Bridlington.
Entries can be made through the Trinations website www.Trinationsdarts.com.

The Championships starts off on Friday 1.00pm with the brand new England International Trial, the winners of the events, will be included into the England National Teams, at the British Internationals next April, the trial also carries England Event Ranking points, and is a qualifier for the WDF Masters and World Championships.

Friday evening the Mens and Ladies Pairs are held, with the British Open Mens and Ladies Classic on Saturday, along with the brand new British Open Youth event.

Sunday is the iconic British Open Men's and Ladies Championships, followed by the Grand Finals Live on TV by 247TV.
The event is being sponsored by One80 and L Style.
Advert Finished Sept 21

This Sunday 26th September at the Altis Leisure Centre in Basingstoke, England Darts will be holding the first of their two County Regional play-offs for the Lakeside World Championships to be held in January 2022.

This is a unique opportunity for all players to start on the road to qualification into the TV Grand Finals. There have been a few enquiries lately on how players can participate. The event is open to all players no matter what age (except PDC Tour Card Holders for obvious reasons).

The different ways of entering are listed below.

Each member county can either run a play-off or nominate 1 man and 1 Lady for a free entry into the regional play-off (either Berkshire or Warwickshire not both) if you run a play-off you decide on the fee you want to charge and you keep all the money you generate from your play-off.

If any of your players either lose in your play-off you run, they can enter the one or both the regional play-offs for a second chance.

These entries can be made directly through the England Website, or if any of your players cannot make your play-off schedule night, they can also enter directly through the England website, to one or both the play-offs.

There are no restrictions on age.

The regional qualifiers also gain you places in the 2022 World Masters.

The final qualifying event will be in Coventry on 9th October 2021
Basingstoke Play off

Everyone involved in England Darts especially the youth section are completely shocked and saddened by the news just a few minutes ago, that one of our biggest supporters Cath Cairns has sadly and very unexpectedly passed away this morning.

Cath was ever present at all our youth grand prix events with her daughter Eleanor, who should have been making her county debut for Lancashire today.
This is very early news, and any updates will be posted as soon as available.

The Directors, Executives and family of England Darts pass on our sincerely and heartbroken wishes to all Cath’s family and friends.
On Behalf of England Darts.
Tommy Thompson

Last week England ran their flagship event The England Open at our home of darts Selsey. The event was originally scheduled for June, but due to the Covid pandemic issues it was moved to September and for the first time in the history of Darts our event carried the new WDF Gold Ranking category with a direct place in the TV stages of the World Championships to be held at the Lakeside this coming January.

Deta created her own piece of history by taking the Open title for the third time (2013 & 2016), but she technically became the first WDF Gold Champion, with the ladies final being played prior to the Men’s, another first on her already impressive CV.

Congratulations to Belgium’s Brian Raman in becoming the England Open Men’s champion out of a field of more than 400 players, and like Deta takes his place on the Lakeside stage.

We would like to thank all the players who made the trip to Selsey in these very difficult times, in fact to our pleasant surprise, we broke all previous records for an event at Selsey in September, and only slightly less than our very best June event, despite missing many of our regular players from Europe.

Hopefully we will be able to welcome them back next year.

Open Winners 2021

Stage finals are due to start at 15:00 on Sunday 12th September 2021 and can be viewed live on the England Darts YouTube Channel.

The draws for the England Open Men's and Women's Pairs can be viewed using the links below.

England Open MEN'S Pairs 2021

England Open WOMEN'S Pairs 2021

England National Singles 2021

Start of play 18:00 on Friday 10th September 2021

Men's Alpha list with Group Number

Men's Drawsheet

Women's Alpha list with Group Number

Women's Drawsheet

 

England Open 2021

Start of play 10:00 on Saturday 11th September 2021

Men's Alpha list with Group Number

Men's Drawsheet

Women's Alpha list with Group Number

Women's Drawsheet

Seedings for the England Open and England National Singles 2021 are available for viewing at: Online Services - Event Information Page.

Seedings are based on WDF World Ranking Systems Criteria - Seniors

The WDF tables used for seeding are those that were valid on Wednesday 1st September 2021 per rule 9.03.

Tied positions have been dealt with in accordance with Rule 9.04.

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This sunday England Darts stages the Sussex Youth Grand Prix at Haywards Heath Social Club. Events for Youth Boys and Girls on a round robin system.

Venue Address - Haywards Heath Social Club 6 - 8 Wivelsfield Road RH16 4EG01444 455885
Enter via. www.englanddarts.co.uk
.Haywards Heath

England Darts has increased the allocation from the W.D.F World Masters and World Championship qualification criteria, to now include semi-finalists in the Men's and Ladies National Singles Championships.
The event starts at 6.00pm on Friday 10th September. Don't forget entries will close midnight on the 5th September, 2021National Singles Advert
England Open Singles (W.D.F Gold Ranking Event)
Winners of both the Men's and Ladies Open will go directly into the TV stages of the W.D.F  World Championships
Mens Prize Total Payout Ladies Prize Total Payout
Winner £4,000 £4,000 Winner £1,800 £1,800
R/Up £1,800 £1,800 R/Up £900 £900
Semi/Finalists £900 £1,800 Semi/Finalists £400 £800
Quarter/Finalists £350 £1,400 Quarter/Finalists £175 £700
Last 16 £175 £1,400 Last 16 £100 £800
Last 32 £100 £1,600 Last 32 £25 £400
Last 64 £50 £1,600 N/A N/A N/A
Total Payout £13,600 Total Payout £5,400
England Open Pairs
Mens Prize Total Payout Ladies Prize Total Payout
Winners £1,000 £1,000 Winners £500 £500
R/Up £500 £500 R/Up £200 £200
Semi/Finalists £200 £400 Semi/Finalists £80 £160
Quarter/Finalists £100 £400 Quarter/Finalists £50 £200
Last 16 £50 £400 Last 16 £20 £160
Total Payout £2,700 Total Payout £1,220
England Open Mixed 4's & Youth Open Grand Prix
Mixed  4's Prize Total Payout Youth Open GP Prize Total Payout
Winners £400 £400 Winner £150 £150
R.Up £200 £200 R/Up £75 £75
Semi/Finalists £100 £200 Semi/Finalists £25 £50
Quarter/Finalists £50 £200 Girls Winner £50 £50
      Girls R/Up £25 £25
Total Payout £1,000 Total Payout £350
England National Singles Open (W.D.F Silver Ranking)
Mens Prize Total Payout Ladies Prize Total Payout
Winner £1500 £1500 Winner £750 £750
R/Up £700 £700 R/Up £350 £350
Semi/Finalists £350 £700 Semi/Finalists £200 £400
Quarter/Finalists £175 £700 Quarter/Finalists £75 £300
Last 16 £80 £640 Last 16 £25 £200
Last 32 £35 £560 N/A N/A N/A
Total Payout £4,800 Total Payout £2,000

 

Date Events - White Horse Complex - Bunn Leisure - Selsey. Doors Open Start
9th Sept 45th British Pentathlon (Men's) Championship 10.00am 11.00am
10th Sept England National Singles Open (Men's & Ladies) 12.00 Midday 6.00pm
11th Sept England Open Singles (Men's & Ladies) 8.30am 10.00am
11th Sept England Open Youth Grand Prix (Boys & Girls Under 18) 8.30am 4.00pm
11th Sept England Open Mixed 4's 8.30am 4.00pm
12th Sept England Open Pairs (Men's & Ladies) 8.30am 10.30am
12th Sept England Open TV Stage Grand Finals (All singles Events) 8.30am 3.00pm

 

The third event in the England Youth Grand Prix series will be held at the home of Cheshire Darts, The Coppenhall. W.M.C 103, North Street, Crewe CW1 4NJ on Sunday 15th August 2021.
As usual all players welcome, with a separate sections for the boys and girls as well as a mixed event. The events are based on the round robin system where all players actually play a few games, as opposed to a straight Knock-Out, where the kids only get one chance.
There is £350 prize money on offer on the day, with a possible qualification into the Grand Finals.
The events also carry qualification into the WDF World Masters and World Championships.
Entries can be made online at www.englanddarts.co.uk goto online services tab, with discounts on entry fee for members of England. You can also become a member of England which gains you both discounts and entry into the Monthly Draw, with the bonus of youth members also getting discounts on the seniors events.
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Report - Dave Dudeney

Sunday 1st August saw the 2nd England Youth GP of the year held at the Belgrave Sports and Social Club in Tamworth a quality field of 30 players which included an impressive 10 girls.
 
Once the group stages were complete it threw up a very interesting knock out stage with the bottom half the draw made for a mouth-watering set of games. Derby finalists Eleanor Cairns went out at the last 16 stage along with Hannah Meek, Hannah narrowly missing out 3-2 to Joshua Bean. First of the stand out games in the bottom half saw Sussex pairing of Tavis Dudeney and Reece Pauling which saw Tavis coming out on top to set up the next big game in the quarter finals against Leighton Bennett. After a very tight game Leighton booked his place in the semi-finals.

A very strong semi-final saw Leighton Bennett against Luke Littler and the other semi-final saw two upcoming quality pairing of Sussex’s Archie Self taking on Hertfordshire’s Thomas Banks, with Archie going through 4-2. In the other semi semi-final Luke and Leighton didn’t disappoint with Leighton edging it 4-3.

The final didn’t disappoint and the score line may suggest a one sided affair but it was far from as both players pushed each other to the limit with Leighton winning 5-0 with a 29.13 (87.39) and Archie with a 24.98 (74.94).

In the girls knock out produced some great games which were no surprise with the quality on show. In the quarters Paige Pauling narrowly missed out going down 3-2 to Ella Williams, Lauren Stokoe who thankfully didn’t come off her scooter the day before and made this event which was the reason she missed out at Derby went down 3-2 to Amy Evens. The Battle of the O’Connor’s saw Krystal coming out triumphant against sister Emmie 3-0. The final game saw Hannah Meek defeating Eleanor Cairns 3-2. In the semi-finals saw another close game with Amy Evans booking her place in the final after edging out Ella Williams 3-2. In the other semi-final saw Hannah Meek book her place alongside Amy after a 3-0 win over Krystal. The final was a good close which saw all the legs seeing who could hold their nerve and hit them doubles first which proved to be Amy who came out victorious winning her first ever competition 3-1.

A massive thank you to all who was with us to make it a great day and to the Club for having us, also I must say a big thank you to Cliff O’Connor for his help during the day.

Next up is 15th August at the Coppenhall WMC in Crewe, Cheshire so let’s hope we get another great turn out.

Main GP Result from Knock out,

Eleanor Cairns 0-3 George Ripley

Archie Self 3-1 Jason Meek

Joshua Bean 3-2 Hannah Meek

Cole Davey 1-3 Thomas Banks

Evan Willoughby 3-0 Harvey Stringer

Luke Littler 3-2 Jenson Walker

Leighton Bennett 3-1 Cayden Smith

Tavis Dudeney 3-0 Reece Pauling

Quarter finals

George Ripley 1-3 Archie Self

Joshua Bean 2-3 Thomas Banks

Evan Willoughby 1-3 Luke Littler

Leighton Bennett 3-1 Tavis Dudeney

Semi-finals

Archie Self 4-2 Thomas Banks

Luke Littler 3-4 Leighton Bennett

Final

Archie Self 0-5 Leighton Bennett

Girls knockout,

Rosie O’Connor 1-3 Eleanor Cairns

Ashleigh Turner 1-3 Hannah Meek

Quarter finals

Paige Pauling 2-3 Ella Williams

Lauren Stokoe 2-3 Amy Evans

Emmie O’Connor 0-3 Krystal O’Connor

Eleanor Cairns 2-3 Hannah Meek

Semi-finals

Ella Williams 2-3 Amy Evans

Krystal O’Connor 0-3 Hannah Meek

Final

Amy Evens 3-1 Hannah Meek

Fantastic news from the World Darts Federation that this year’s World Championships at the Lakeside will include a Girls World Championship on stage at the famous Lakeside Country Club, the “Home” of darts.

Whilst it took 23 years before the value of the Ladies in our sport was recognised, it has taken 44 years for the girls to have the opportunity of becoming a World Champion.

I would like to personally thank all at the World Darts Federation, in particular Deta Hedman who has lobbied the powers at be for this well overdue recognition, and a recognition which finally means our darts encompasses all ages and all genders of our sport.
Thanks also to Richard Ashdown and Nick Rolls, for being the liaison between the executive and the countries of which England’s feels they made a significant contribution to this “Historical and Unique” initiative.

England’s Youth Grand Prix will be a qualifier for the Girls World Championships in 2022 and with 6 events still in the calendar, and open to all and any girls under the age of 18, this really is a chance of a lifetime, and open accessible through England Darts.
The first of these events is being held this coming Sunday at Tamworth and the online entry is open through the England website goto online services.
Venue Address Belgrave Sports & Social Club - Wilnecote Lane - Belgrave - Tamworth B77 2LF
Register 10.30 - 11.30am.
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andy fordhamIt is with deep sadness that we have to report that former England International, Andy Fordham has passed away earlier today.

Everyone involved with England Darts passes on their condolences to Jenny, their children and grandchildren.

Andy represented England 34 times and recorded 21 victories, he also played in six WDF World Cups and three WDF Europe Cups and he was part of the1995 record breaking England World Cup team that won every Gold Medal, Andy won the pairs with Martin Adams.

When Andy was in a darting venue you always knew where he was as he would be surrounded by fans and players alike and the area would be full of laughter.

The darting world, literally all over the world will be mourning one of our game's greatest characters today and there will be some great memories and tributes for him.

Andy, it was a pleasure to have known you and someone who I will always remember fondly.

RIP Andy ‘The Viking’ Fordham.

Peter Melton

We are sorry to announce that the Cleveland Youth Grand Prix that was due to take place in Thornaby has been cancelled.

On Sunday 1st August, England will hold two Youth Grand Prix events, one in Tamworth, Staffordshire and one in Thornaby Cleveland. Both these events will carry a £300 prize fund and both will enable players to gain ranking points in their quest to qualify for the England National Youth Grand Finals in Cambridgeshire, along with the possibility of being awarded places in the World Darts Federations World Masters, and World Championship Grand Finals held at the Lakeside in early January 2022.
England darts are the only organisation which uniquely caters for boys and girls events in separate sections for qualification into World Events sanctioned by the World Darts Federation.
All players under 18 are welcome whatever affiliations they may have, whether they are current members or just wanting to come along and test their abilities on a one off.
Entry for both events can be made through the England Website online services tab, and can be completed quite easily. The Discounts for membership have been made automatic, with the proviso that any youth players can become a member prior to entering the events to also receive the discounted entry and entry into the monthly prize draw.

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England Darts has been informed that there has been positive covid tests from the venue of the Youth Grand Prix in Derby last weekend.

England Darts has a duty of care to the children and parents who support our events; therefor we are cancelling this coming weekends Youth Grand Prix at Poole.

We do apologise for any inconvenience this has caused, but like all community activities, protecting the health and welfare of the children, has and always will be our overriding concern, especially with our children having no protection from vaccinations.

We will refund all entry fees from the event, and hope to organise in conjunction with the management of the club in Poole for an alternative date.

Please keep safe everyone, until we can meet up again.

Thanks for your concerns
Tommy Thompson
Chairman England Darts Organisation 08.07.21

The 2nd event in this year’s England Youth Grand Prix moves to Poole in Dorset this coming Sunday, at the Branksome & Upper Parkstone Conservative Club.

The event is open to all youth players under 18, and features separate sections for boys and girls as well as a mixed event all on a round robin basis, so all the kids have several games on the day, rather than a straight Knock-out.
The Grand Prix is an ideal opportunity, for all youth players to start on their darts careers, and making new and lasting friendships through a family based darts environment.

There is £300 prize money on offer at each event, and the opportunity to progress to the all England Grand Finals of the Youth Grand Prix later in the year.
  
The England Youth Grand Prix, is a qualifier for the World Darts Federations, World Masters and World Championship.

The Grand Prix performances are used as part of the selection procedures for inclusion into the England National Team for the British Internationals, to be held in April 2022.
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England Darts invites all dart players to the fabulous White Horse complex at Bunn Leisure, in Selsey, for the World Iconic England Open.

The event caters for all standards of players from the ambitious of our sport, where success will guarantee a stage position in the 2022 World Darts Federations World Championships, along with qualification to the World Masters in December, to the occasional fun players who just love the atmosphere and camaraderie of meeting up with old friends, and love to play in Pairs and mixed events, to the up and coming stars of the future, our youth players starting their careers amongst some of the legends of our sport. Truly a darts for everyone, and the most enjoyable event in the darts calendar, for young and old alike.

Please make sure you book early to avoid disappointment, as many of our fellow countrymen are choosing holidays at home rather than abroad this year, so accommodation is at a premium.

Entries for all events can be made through our New Website www.englanddarts.co.uk goto online services tab, for members there is the usual discounted fee, and for non-members there is an opportunity of becoming a member and reducing the entry fees subject to T & C’s.

9th September 2021 (Thursday) British Men's Pentathlon
10th September 2021 (Friday) England National Singles Men's & Ladies Opens
11th September 2021 (Saturday) England Open Men's, Ladies and Youth
11th September 2021 (Saturday) England Open Mixed 4’s
12th September 2021 (Sunday) England Open Men's and Ladies Pairs
12th September 2021 (Sunday) Stage Televised Open and National Singles Grand Finals.

Yesterday saw the first event of the 2021 England Youth Grand Prix Season take place at the Cueball Club in Derbyshire. After over 15 months without a face-to-face Darts Event ran by England Darts this was a welcome return to a more normal (and non online based) competitive action!
With the first 6 months lost due the pandemic, unfortunately clashes were always going to happen and a few of our events have clashed with the JDC calendar with their events also catering for youth it does lower attendance figures and we hope that next year this will not be the case to give Youth players the opportunity to play in all Youth Systems/Tours which will only widen the opportunities available!
Tavis Dudeney (Sussex) took the Mixed Title with a 5-3 win over impressive ''Miss Dynamite'' Eleanor Cairns (Lancashire) who became only the second girl to reach one of the Mixed Finals since the inception of the England Youth Grand Prix. Losing semi finalists were Nottinghamshire's Oliver Wilson & Suffolk's Harvey Stringer both debuting in our events.
In the girls event Eleanor Cairns capped a fine day with a 3-0 over Sussex player Ashleigh Turner in the final, losing semi finalists were Emmie O'Connor (Warwickshire) & Amy Evans (Clywd Youth & Cheshire Seniors). Originally we had another two players in the draw with one unable to play through injury and the other having to isolate, so on behalf of England Darts hope you recover from your injury soon Lauren Stokoe and we hope to welcome back Krystal O'Connor at the Dorset event next weekend.
Points Tables and England Youth Event Rankings will be posted after the Dorset Grand Prix next weekend, they Rankings and Points Tables will be starting from fresh after over a year elapsing between our last events. The England Youth Rankings are now separate for Events and County Youth.
Next Sunday sees the Dorset Grand Prix take place at Branksome & Upper Parkstone Conservative Club in Poole and will be the first Southern Regional Event, but is open to all players who were Under 18 at the turn of the year. We currently have 10 player registered with the Entries closing on Saturday at 2pm, please make sure you select the correct tournament ''Dorset Youth Grand Prix'' when entering the event! The Dorset Event will be run by Dan Perry and Dave Dudeney so any questions about the event please contact them .
If you have any questions in general you are also welcome to contact myself at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Hope to see you all back at event without restrictions soon! Bradley Kirk
Derbyshire mixed finalistsDerbyshire Girls Finalists
England Darts sends their sincere condolences to the family and friends of Colin McClements who sadly passed away on Saturday 26th June 2021. Colin an executive of Scottish Darts was well known throughout the sport of darts, and was ever present at most of the events officiating at the top table collating the statistics for our TV Major World Championships and Ranking events, as well as officiating with the Scottish International Teams, at British, Europe and World Championships around the world. Another of the unsung heroes of our sport. R.I.P Colin you will be sadly missed. Tommy Thompson

England Darts will be holding a Trial for places in the British Internationals Championships to be held 1st - 3rd April, 2022. The member counties have the opportunity of entering 1 Man and 1 lady free of charge into the event as part of their membership T & C's.
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The deadline for this opportunity terminates on 30th June 2021.
County Nominations should be sent into England Darts by County Officials and confirmation will be sent to each county.
The event is open to all players of English Nationality (except.128 Tour Card Holders)
The event also offers qualification into the WDF World Masters and World Championships.
For players not nominated by their Counties entry can be made through the England Website, www.englanddarts.co.uk (online services) members discounts apply again T & Cs apply.

Derby 04The 2021 England Youth Grand Prix series of events starts at the Cueball Club, Mansfield Road Derby DE21 4AW,
on Sunday 4th July.

The events comprise of a Round Robin Group system, with the winners qualifying for the knock-out stages of the events. The Robin Robin Groups are mixed, but the knock-out stages are separated into a Boys and Girls section championships, with point allocations towards the Grand Finals.

The number of events in the series has had to be reduced due to the Covid restrictions, despite these event reductions we are pleased to announce that our team of organisers have been able to secure the National Youth Grand Finals to be held at the GER Sports Club in March, Cambridgeshire on 14th November 2021.

A slight change in the process of entry this year, with our new website providing an online facility for all the events, please visit www.englanddarts.co.uk and the online services tab on the information bar.

This online process will enable the organisers to prepare the actual draw sheets for the events, prior to the players arriving at the venues.

Youth England members receive entry fee reductions at Youth Grand Prix events as well as entry into the monthly prize draws. Youth memberships will also entitle discounts on the senior England Ranking events for the very first time.

You can join the membership scheme through online services, as above.

Next Event: 11th July  at The Branksome & Upper Parkstone Conservative Club, 271 Ashley Road  Poole, Dorset BH14  9DS

England Darts new Online Event Entry facility is now open for business.

Players are now able to complete entry and payments to The England Open Darts Festival to be held during 10th – 12th September 2021 at the Bunn Leisure White Horse Complex in Selsey West Sussex.

The England Open event is sanction by the W.D.F as a Gold Ranked Tournament with the winner of both the Men's and Ladies Championships gaining direct entry into stage finals of the W.D.F World Championships to be held in the new year.

For players who are already members of England there is an opportunity of securing discounts on all 4 singles championships during the Festival, alternatively players can become members before they place their entries and receive the same discounts. A full list of events and entry criteria can be found on the Event Information Page.

The England International Men’s and Ladies Trials for inclusion into the England International Team at the British Internationals will be available for entry from Wednesday 26th May at 20:00.

The event will be held in conjunction with the iconic British Open on Friday 15th October, 2021 at the Spa in Bridlington.

The two winners in addition will qualify for the WDF World Championships and World Masters to be held in December 2021. Discounts will apply for England members.

Online Youth international (Friendly)

History was made recently when the youth teams of England, Scotland and Wales played each other in the first ever British International Youth Online Challenge and whilst the main object was to give the youth players a different opportunity during the pandemic, we were delighted to see England take the title.

As this was deemed a great success for the youths, we are now pleased to announce that England have arranged Online Youth International Friendlies against both Russia and Hungary.

The first of these, International Friendlies will be played this Sunday when England and Russia will play a match, based on the four person teams that is played as part of the WDF World and Europe Cups, it will see each player playing all four players in the opposing team over just one leg of 501.

The England Team is made up of four players who played in the British International Youth Challenge and a further four players who will be representing England for the first time.

The girls team will be spearheaded by Beau Greaves who has an incredible record for England youth, having played a record breaking eight matches in the youth British Internationals, winning all eight matches, plus two further wins in the recent online challenge matches. She will be joined in the team by the new England Darts Diamond League Champion, Lauren Stokoe. Diamond League Runner Up Eleanor Cairns and Diamond League semi-finalist Rosie O’Connor make up the girls team.

Three of the Boys, Tavis Dudeney, Luke Littler and Nathan Potter all played for England in the recent Youth Challenge and they will be joined by Leo Beechey who will be making his first online appearance for England. Luke is the current Diamond League and Online GP champion, Tavis and Nathan are already seasoned regular players in senior County darts and Nathan started his International career with a 180 in his very first throw, Leo joins the team as he showed consistent performances in the Online GP and Diamond League events recently.

We wish them all the very best of luck against Russia.

Congratulations to the England team on winning the British International Youth Challenge match over the weekend with a 5-1 win over Wales and a 4-2 win over Scotland.

PWDLFAPTS+/- SETS
England 2 2 0 0 9 3 4 +6
Scotland 2 0 1 1 5 7 1 -2
Wales 2 0 1 1 4 8 1 -4

 

It has been great to see players from all three Countries have the opportunity to represent their Countries, for some it will be their last appearances for the Youths and for others it will be the start of their International career.

We thank all the officials who have put in a lot of work to make this weekend happen. For England the next weekends will see them play online matches against Hungary and Russia.

 

 EnglandvScotland  
DatePlayerScorePlayerSets
20/03/2021 Brad Phillips 3-4 Kyle Walker 0 1
20/03/2021 Tavis Dudeney 4-0 Josef Honeyman 1 0
20/03/2021 Shannon Reeves 0-4 Chloe O'Brien 0 1
21/03/2021 Beau Greaves 4-0 Sophie McKinlay 1 0
21/03/2021 Nathan Potter 4-3 Josh Leitch 1 0
21/03/2021 Luke Littler 4-0 Dean Fitch 1 0
     4 2

 

 ScotlandvWales  
DatePlayerScorePlayerSets
20/03/2021 Chloe O'Brien 4-0 Stacey Davies 1 0
20/03/2021 Josh Leitch 4-1 Liam Butler 1 0
20/03/2021 Josef Honeyman 3-4 Cole Davey 0 1
21/03/2021 Sophie McKinlay 4-1 Ffion Leigh-James 1 0
21/03/2021 Dean Fitch 2-4 Ieuan Halsall 0 1
21/03/2021 Kyle Walker 1-4 Connor Hopkins 0 1
     3 3

 

 WalesvEngland  
DatePlayerScorePlayerSets
20/03/2021 Stacey Davies 0-4 Shannon Reeves 0 1
20/03/2021 Cole Davey 1-4 Luke Littler 0 1
20/03/2021 Ieuan Halsall 3-4 Brad Phillips 0 1
21/03/2021 Liam Butler 0-4 Nathan Potter 0 1
21/03/2021 Connor Hopkins 4-1 Tavis Dudeney 1 0
21/03/2021 Ffion Leigh-James 0-4 Beau Greaves 0 1
     1 5

 

England Darts are delighted to announce their Youth Team Squads for the forthcoming Youth International Friendlies versus Russia and Hungary.

On Sunday 11th April England Youth will play Russia in a WDF Team Format match, which consists of a Best of 17 leg match where each player plays each player in the opposing team over one leg (similar to the Six Nations format but just with 4 players).

The second International friendly sees England Youth take on Hungary Youth on Saturday 17th April. this will see an expanded format used in the British Internationals with 8 boys and 4 girls from each side taking part in this match.

The side for this match was selected from those who had competed in the Online Grand Prix Series and Diamond League Qualifiers and focuses on those mainly outside the England Youth side and those who may be involved in future years.

These matches will be steamed live on the England YouTube channel by TC Streams and while Full International  Caps won't be awarded, players will be awarded Official Online Caps.

Youth Official Bradley Kirk states 'It is a great opportunity for these youngsters who have been supporting our events in these testing times. With the possibility of WDF International Events later in the year and lack of recent information to select the teams we have felt its important to provide Youth with opportunities as laid out in the Online Grand Prix Series, Diamond League and these Youth International Friendlies. it is important we continue to provide these opportunities and look to develop youth players to continue to compete on the world stage and part of this is looking at younger players and giving them pathways for the future and this is illustrated by the young squad we have picked for the Hungary match which includes the likes of Lauren Stokoe, Lewis Mayes,  Archie Self and Olly Raywood who are all at different stages of their development and all have the potential to make the full England Team in future years.'

2021 youth england v russia2021 youth england v hungary
GIRLS' TEAMBOYS' TEAMGIRLS' TEAMBOYS' TEAM
Eleanor Cairns (Lancashire) Leo Beechey (Buckinghamshire) Eleanor Cairns (Lancashire) Leo Beechey (Buckinghamshire)
Beau Greaves (Yorkshire) Tavis Dudeney (Sussex) Amy Evans (Clwyd Youth/Cheshire Seniors) Nathan Bell (County Durham)
Rosie O'Connor (Warwickshire) Luke Littler (Merseyside Youth/Cheshire Seniors) Rosie O'Connor (Warwickshire) Tavis Dudeney (Sussex)
Lauren Stokoe (County Durham) Nathan Potter (Suffolk Youth/Norfolk Seniors) Lauren Stokoe (County Durham) Luke Littler (Merseyside Youth/Cheshire Seniors)

       
      Lewis Mayes (County Durham)
Olly Raywood (Humberside)
Archie Self (Berkshire)
Evan Willoughby (Berkshire)

 


diamond darts finalsThe qualifying rounds of the England Youth Diamond Darts League sponsored by Montagu Properties Services have been completed with the successful 8 boys and 6 girls moving into a round robin league format starting on Friday 5th March and continuing throughout March until the top 4 boys and girls take part in the event Grand finals on 27th March.

 

All the matches will be streamed on the England Darts YouTube Channel by TCStreams.

 

Full details of times and players’ schedules will be released in the next 24 hours.

 

Once again England’s ongoing commitment to youth darts is highlighted by yet another unique tournament supporting both boys and girls.

 

Our sincere thanks to the main sponsor Montagu Properties Services and the many donations from dart players and supporters, without which, the events would not be possible, once again a massive well done to our superb England Youth officials.

Everyone at England Darts are pleased to see the launch of the new England website. Many people have put a lot of work into the site and will continue to do so, but the new site wouldn’t have been possible without the planning and setting up done by David Ballantine who has put in many hours behind the scenes. Thank you David.

There are still some items to be added to the new site, but the old site is still available and will remain available until all the relevant information has been transferred. Just go to the archive button above.

At a meeting this week of the Executives of the 6 Nations International Darts Championships, as a result of the ongoing health implications from the Covid 19 Virus and the continuing possibility of travel restriction still affecting the countries, it is in the best interest of our players welfare, that it is unrealistic to attempt to hold the event in June this year. Therefore the event will be cancelled for 2021, and re-scheduled in Scotland in 2022.

Rick CousinsToday England has received the devastating news that our friend and colleague Rick Cousins has passed away. Rick was a truly lovely guy, he was an integral and irreplaceable part of England Darts, one of the unsung heroes of our Organisation, who behind the scenes set up the venues with our small group, was available for all of the jobs that needed to be done during the duration of the events.

All this apart Vic, Greg, myself and the other Directors had so much fun and banter with Rick in the days of event preparation and shared lots of evenings together at the bar after the day's work had finished, sharing darts and family stories, just so much fun.

I know I speak for everyone in England Darts, this is one of the saddest days in the history of our Organisation, losing such a diamond of a person like Ricky Cousins.

We send our sincere condolences to his wife Sandra and all of their family and friends in the UK and Japan.

Tommy Thompson

Chairman - England Darts

Rhoda HarbyOn behalf of England Darts we would like to send our condolences to the family of former England International, Rhoda Harby who sadly passed away on Monday.

Rhoda played twice for England, winning against Wales but losing against Scotland.

At the time Rhoda played for England she was playing her County darts for Hampshire, who she played for 147 times over a 25 year period. Rhoda also played for Avon and Dorset, without doubt there will be many of her friends that will be sad tonight but recalling many happy memories of their time with her.

RIP Rhoda.