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Davy is Prins of the oche! World qualifier shines in Trophy event.

Latest from the darts scene WORLD Championship qualifier Davy Prins stole the show in round seven of the Mark Williams Memorial Trophy at Bedlington Station WMC.

Prins enjoyed wins against Caroline Welsh, Kenny Jobson, Robbie Parker and Scotland's John Stephenson to give him a place in the first final.

He came up against tough opposition against Steve Wanless, who overcame Chris Bolam, Glen Moody, John Young and Ian Gleeson. The second half of the draw saw Kenny Dobson and John Stephenson meet in the final.

Dobson had good wins over Caroline Welsh, Paul Bell, Ian Gleeson and Davy Prins, taking the last two legs of his semifinal against Prins in 12 and 13 darts. Stephenson also had a tough draw, claiming victories against Brian Wardle, Steve Wanless, Glen Moody and Kevin Guy to set up his final with Dobson.

The first decider of the night was Wanless and Prins, Prins taking the early initiative, three tons and an 81 securing the first leg.

Wanless fought back with scores of 140, 85, 100 and 96 but, showing the form which has put him in so many finals lately, Prins scored consistently as he completed his victory with a 17-dart winning game.

The second final started well for Dobson against Stephenson with two tons.

Stephenson then levelled the match with the help of 100, 140 and 100 and then went 2-1 up with an 18-dart third leg.

Dobson needed to be at his best in the fourth leg and did not disappoint with scores of 55, 121, 100, 105 and a 120 checkout to level the score at 2-2. In the final leg, Stephenson showed why he is such tough opposition - scores of 85, 100, 125 and 100 securing the Scot a place on finals night.

THE Ian Whillis Memorial Darts Tournament concluded its qualifying stages with Mark Stevenson and Steve Wanless qualifying for finals night.

Stevenson came through a tough encounter with Ian Gleeson and then defeated Micky Luke and Glen Scott, while Stevenson overcame Durham's Phil Borthwick, George Dickinson and Jared Wilson to make the final.


ON THE OCHE: Butchers Arms (above) claimed the Shieldfield and District Ladies Darts League title and the Knockout Cup
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 28, 2010
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