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  • Writer's pictureJo Clements

Good things to come....

The excitement is brewing for all the darts starting back up. Unfortunately our Wednesday night ladies league will not be starting up this season due to the impact Covid & Lockdowns has had on the amount of team actually wanting to play - fingers crossed this picks up as we get back to some sort of normality. Cant wait to get back with the Smokies Bandits ladies.

I have taken the decision to stop playing the online leagues as it is quite an adjustment when you have to go out and play on different boards, in different place with actual people around you and not just you, in the quietness and comfort of your own home with a Jack Russell dog watching you play from his bed!

After numerous weeks playing in Iain Chatterton Ladies Premier League I finished top of league from a quality field and had reached finals night. I was due to play a very talented and upcoming lady called Kim Holden - however due to ill health I proceeded straight to the final, playing the winner of my Morecambe Bay team mate and mentor Liz Akister and Ann Marie Potts.

With no match practise or warm up from myself I had been practising hard to await my opponent. The Ladies Premier League final was contested by Myself and Liz and was quite a decent final with over 33 ton / ton plus scores during our best of 13 game.

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The following morning I was up fo an earl start heading over to Lincolnshire for their darts comp. This comp is always well attended. This year was no exception.

I warmed up in my first game winning 4.1. Then drew friend and talented lady darts player Kat McClean in the second round. My scoring and finishing were flowing nicely which again enabled me to get another 4.1.

Round 3 and drawn against The ladies darts ace Lisa Ashton. 2 x 16 dart legs from Lisa saw me fall behind. I managed to pull 1 leg back but her very talented arm and eye meant that that was the only leg I got. Lisa went on to smash all her opponents all the way to winning the comp overall.

Straight from Lincolnshire we drove to Bury for the Morecambe Bay Superleague darts match. I was feeling the strain of all the darts played. I managed to scrap through to get a 3.0 win against Gill Whitworth but it was far from pretty. Not a game I would choose to remember.

However, onwards and upwards. Looking forward to the Cleveland Open over the bank holiday to play some darts!

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