Bernie Blakemore Champion of Champions

AlRustic Dart Board Picbox & District Darts League has a new Bernie Blakemore Champion of Champions after the annual event was held at Maloans in Albox on Sunday 10th April 2016….

Sam Barrett from Cafe-Bar Oasis 2 blew away all of the competition to win the trophy & book himself a place in the history books, by becoming the youngest ever winner at the tender age of just 19….not bad for someone who only took up darts 12 months or so ago….

There were a record number of players (38) amongst the 70 + people who turned out on the day in memory of our very good friend Bernie…

There were many shocks along the way including last years winner going out in the 1st Round and after quite a few hours of darts we ended up at the Semi – Finals stage of the competition…

In the first s/f Pedro from Heavan beat his skipper, Oscar from Heavan 3 – 1 to progress into the final…

In the second s/f Sam beat Mike Choker from Why Not? 3 – 1 to book his place in the final….

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After a short break to enable both players and the supporters to get there breathe back we were into the Final.

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Pedro stormed into a 2 leg lead but Sam fought hard to get back on terms & then to lead 3 – 2 after the 5th leg

Pedro came storming back & took the 6th leg to level things at 3 – 3 & so onto the final winner takes all 7th leg.

Sam just edged out Pedro to win this leg & the Final 4 – 3 & to great applause for both players who both played there part in what was one of the best Finals seen in recent years…

Congratulations go out to Sam, the new Champion & to Pedro for getting to the Final & to all of the players who took part & everyone that turned up & chalked & helped out on the day….especially to Angie & all of the staff from Maloans for the excellent food & service on the day….a great day for remembering our great friend & fellow darts player, Bernie Blakemore.