25th October 2015
Saturday 24th October welcomed the Superleague singles competition for the 2015/16 season. Branksome Con Club was bustling, full of players on the hunt for the Ladies and Men's Singles trophy. The turnout was excellent with players from most of the Superleague teams.
Carol Llewellyn of Parkstone became 2015/16 Ladies Superleague Singles Champion after a 3-1 win versus Lytchett's Katie Mitchell playing in her 2nd final of the season after the Lakeside Qualifiers.
Winner Carol beat Shaftesbury, Weymouth and Lytchett players in Roxanne Gale, Di Martin, Jean Brown while Katie had beaten three county teammates - Trina Perry, Abi Northover and Lin Bellingham to reach the final.
Kevin Smith (Poole) was victorius on the Saturday night overcoming an on form Mark Grimes (Christchurch) in the final 3-2. Kevin 0-2 down took out pressure finishes of 88, 116 and 74 on the bull all while Mark was sat waiting on doubles, Mark who did not miss much had his chance with three match darts for the title.
Both players had earned their places in the final with tough routes - Mark had beaten Rich Hutley, Lawrence Prodger, last years winner James Lane, Dennis Crane and Lee Turle. Kevin also had to put up with difficult tests beating Conrad Taute, Nigel Lamb, Spencer Chapman, John Bothamley and Steve Penney.
Semi-Finalists were Lee Turle (Parkstone) and Steve Penney (Lytchett).