Darts events raise money for charity

Phyl Kelly (centre) with the ladies who took part in the competition named after her.

Phyl Kelly (centre) with the ladies who took part in the competition named after her.

First published in Sport

DARTS players from across North Hampshire joined with members of the Railway Club to raise £303 for St Michael’s Hospice at the annual Bert and Phyl Kelly Pairs competition.

The Phyl Kelly Ladies Pairs were won by Debbie Shadwell and Lenita March, who retained their title by beating Loraine Judd and Lyn Connors in the final.

The Bert Kelly Men’s Pairs saw Steve Shadwell and Roy Brown triumph over Ricky Humber and Les Morris. This made it a winning family double for Steve Shadwell and his wife Debbie.

On the night, 93-year-old Phyl Kelly was able to attend thanks to the help of her friends Gill Brown and Lesley Wilson, to see the tournament named after her and her husband.

Organiser John Bartlett said: “On behalf of the charity I would like to thank all those who attended from the Tuesday darts leagues and everyone who promoted the event and helped to make this year’s event such a success.

“I would also like to thank the Railway Club, members and staff for their continued support.”

The Brain Fox Memorial Singles and Bob Anderson Senior Memorial Pairs Darts competitions, now in their seventh year, took place at Basingstoke Rugby Club in aid of the Heart of Darts Charity.

The pairs event saw a very close fought final as Paul Hogan, who won last year with Paul Gibbs, teamed up with new partner Mick Street to triumph again.

Once again the losing finalists were Ian Axford and Mark Petchey, who were beaten 4-3.

The winners received £90 plus a trophy and the runners up received £40.

Hogan then did the double, as he did last year, winning the singles event by beating Aaron Turner 4-1.

For winning, Hogan received £130 plus a trophy and Turner picked up £50.

The losing semi-finalists each received £25 and they were Paul Jenkins, beaten by Hogan 4-0, and Street, who lost 4-0 to Turner.

Organisers John and Tracey Bartlett were very pleased with another successful day, which raised £190 for the Heart of Darts charity.

They would like to thank everyone for their contribution and support and for all those who entered to make it such a great day. They also thank Basingstoke Rugby Club and committee for their continued support and sponsorship of the event, as well as special thanks to the bar and kitchen staff.

Joy Fox, Brian’s wife, attended and she was so pleased that the day was so well supported and thanked everyone for taking part. They also had a message from Bob Junior thanking everyone for their support.

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