Once again the dart community pulled together and stepped up again in a truly great night of darts and fun all in the memory of Jack.
65 players entered the competition, with half of the entry fee from everyone going straight to the JDRF.
Also on the night was the usual raffle, spectacularly run by Angela Humphreys. She will get money from people for the raffle. Period.
The trophy on the night once again went to Charlie Jackson from Waterlooville beating Luke Getty in a great match. Charlie was also the winner of the very first event back in April.
You cant say the other players didn’t have their chances though. Many legs and games went his way through the opponents missing doubles. But, if you don’t hit them you don’t win so well done Charlie…. (aka, The Ginger Ninja)
The usual antics ensued with the fireman suit darts, Loz stepped up to do his bit here. It was like playing against Darth Vader for his opponent!
The auction prizes went down really well, there were some fabulous prizes. Golf days, darts tournament tickets, a fantastic tool kit among a few.
There was also a signed Wayne Mardle shirt and a real collectors piece, a Jack Dowding shirt signed by a load of the famous players of today including Micheal Van Gerwen.
All in all the whole evening went really well with every game played in good spirits. The dart players may have won the event but its the togetherness of the people that make these events.
It is really appreciated by all of Jacks family that these events go down so well.
A big thank you from them to everyone who turned out for the night.
The grand total on the evening was £1960, this is from raffle sales, the auction, young Ryan Cousins selling his awesome cakes, various spontaneous donations and the entry fees.
Loz’s friend Martyn added another £40 at the end saying “£2000 sounds better”…
We couldn’t agree more.
A big shout out to the two finalists too, Charlie and Luke both donated their winnings back into the pot. Top work gents.
All in all a great night.
A big thank you once again.
Huge shout outs to all the staff at the Bitterne Park Social club, Angela and Trevor, everyone that played, everyone that watched, and the darts organiser supremo – Stefan Evrard.
Your donations will go to great use.
Until the next time.