Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Canterbury Open

I am back from the Canterbury Open. The results for the singles are on the NZDC website. Some other results were;

Peter Hunt and Lorene Gilliam winning the mixed pairs on the Saturday.

Craig Caldwell and Jonathan Silcock winning the men's pairs on Sunday.

It was a very enjoyable weekend. Not that expensive to get to if any player is contemplating going next year. From Auckland on an earlybird fare was $206 return. Accommodation is a short walk and $46 a night. We flew in on an early flight Saturday and got there an hour before check in.

It was a very high standard of darts with quite a few NZ and ex- NZ players playing. Players came from Invercargill, Dunedin, Wellington, West Coast, Auckland and every where between.

It was well run and organised. 55 men and about 19 ladies played in the singles. It was best of 5 legs on the card system so you had fair go to qualify.

The organisers announced that next year they will in February be hosting another NZDC ranking tournament  to replace the Mosgiel 5000. They have sent a proposal to the NZDC. Look for some confirmation in the near future hopefully at the NZDC nationals in Rotorua.

There was a few earthquakes. The only one I felt was a 4.4 on the Sunday night when I was sitting on the couch in the motel.

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