League’s ladies’ night is a big hit

THE ladies of the Peaks and Dales Darts and Dominoes League have come together at the Edgefold Club for their annual presentation night.

Special guest was Cllr Peter Wildgoose, recently elected as the youngest Mayor ever to lead Matlock Town Council.

He was kissed almost 50 times by women of all ages as he presented the prizes to the winners and runners-up!

The event was well attended and a good time was had by all.

Prizes were as follows:-

n Darts league champions were The Grouse by some margin with the Red Lion as the runners up.

n Dominoes champions were the Kings Head, Bonsall, with The Duke William the 2nd as the runners up.

n The team darts knockout cup was won by the Three Stags, Staggerettes with the Kings Head second.

n The team dominoes was won by Hurst Farm followed in second place by the Black Swan, Ashover.

n The darts pairs was won by Ann Hargreaves and Sandra Clewett of the Duke William the 2nd, and the runners up, who were unable to compete in the final, were Caron Casey and Jenny Finlay from the Three Staggerettes.

n The dominoes pairs winners were Denise Elliott and Marlene Taylor of The Duke William the 2nd, followed by Vera Sellers and Doreen Massey from the Red Lion, Lionesses in runners up spot.

n The Sam Buckley Memorial Cup for darts singles was won by Lindsey Parkinson of the Kings Head, Bonsall. The runner up to Lindsey was Margaret Cornish of the Grouse.

This is one of the league’s charity events and prizes go to the semi finalists too. These were Margaret Ryder from the Square and Compass and Nina Hall of the Duke William Mel’s Belles team.

n The Captain and Vice Captain competitions saw Sharon Mousley and Sandra Raybould victorious in both the darts and dominoes with Linda Byard and Margaret Cornish (Grouse) runners-up in darts and Margaret Ryder and Ronnie Baker (Square and Compass) coming second in the dominoes.

n The Mavis Newton memorial cup for 5s and 3s was won by Gemma Hulland and Sally-Ann Atkin of the Red Lion with the runners up being Emma Stathum and Jane Small from the Laburnum.

Losing semi-finalists were Denise Elliott and Julie Connaughton of the Duke William the 2nd and Steph Wibberley and Cindy Proctor from the Bell, Cromford.

Other team competitions were the 1001 knockout and the combined trophy.

The former was won by the Grouse and the latter went to the Three Staggerettes.

Runners up were the Square and Compass and the Bell, Cromford respectively.

Special awards also went to Steph Wibberley for scoring the highest finish of the season, a three dart 127.

Runner up was Lindsey Parkinson, (123, only pipped at the post for this award by Steph’s last three darts of the season!).

Ann Faulkes of the Red Lion scored 180 and Sharon Mousley enjoyed being the player with the most registers (scores of over 95) during the season with an amazing tally of 33.

During the season some of the competition entry fees are made specifically to support local good causes.

This year, the ladies of the league voted to make donations to the British Heart Foundation, YHA’s Breaks for Kids, the Whitworth Hospital and Orchard Cottage, amounting to £400 in total.

A spokesperson for the league concluded: “This is a fine league to belong to.

“It is well run, very competitive and a fun night out on a Monday with very many excellent darts and dominoes players.

“We travel to the pubs around Matlock, Cromford, Bonsall, Darley Dale and Ashover and anyone wishing to enter individually or as a new team should contact Julie on 01246 558658 for more information .

“The new season begins in September.”