Redtooth at Q School

PDC Q School 2015 – Day 1
14th January 2015
The Redtooth qualifiers had a tough opening day at Q School in their bid to win PDC Tour Cards.
Brian Lewis and Lee Cusworth were eliminated in the first round both losing by a 5-2 scoreline to Craig Watkins and Richie Corner.
Jack Fuller also missed out in the first round going down to a 5-1 loss against Brandonn Monk.
Michael Power, after a convincing 5-2 win over David Edmunds in the first round, hit ‘double trouble’ when he lost in the second round by the same score to Jon Farmer.
Current Redtooth champion, Ryan Hoggarth won a nail-biting first round match against Jay Foreman when he held his nerve to clinch the deciding leg in a 5-4 win. In the second round he lost 5-2 to an impressive Ben Davies.
Best performance of the day was Mikey Groover who narrowly missed out on a place in the fourth round when he lost the deciding leg against Justin Groton in a 4-5 defeat in round three after an excellent 5-3 win over Dean Barry Stewart in round 2.
Former Redtooth champions Bob Fuller and Paul Amos had mixed fortunes, Bob lost in the fourth round by a margin of 5-1 against Eddie Dootson after victories over Steve Hartley (5-3) in round one, Dan Read (5-4) in round two and Luke Woodhouse (5-2) in round three.
Paul was on top form with a 5-0 win over Kelvin Hart in round two before losing to top Dutch player Mareno Michels by a score of 5-3 in round three.
The overall standard of play was extremely high with former BDO ace Alan ‘Chuck’ Norris registering a nine-dart leg on his way to the last four.
Further updates on the Redtooth players progress will be posted after each days tournament has been completed.

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Redtooth Darts National Final – 7th Dec 2014

Players from Dundee to Devon arrived at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane Stadium for the 2014 National Final on Sunday 7th December 2014.

Having battled through qualifying at the quarterly Regional Finals the expectation was that this year’s event would be the toughest yet to win one of the eight places for Q School in January.

Previous winner and PDC Tour player, Paul ‘Moo Moo’ Amos was on hand to start the day off with the draw for the group stages, with all the players divided up into groups of four, everyone was guaranteed at least three matches on the day.

Play got underway promptly and we were soon treated to the first of many 180’s thrown throughout the day. Three dart and 100 plus finishes were common throughout, with the quality of finishing more impressive than ever this year.

Adding to the colour were the players from Warsop Ex-Servicemens Club all dressed in smart new matching shirts with some very impressive graphics on their backs!

Special mention should be made of Bob Fuller (Walnut Tree, Maidstone), Lee Cusworth (The Wilton, Rotherham), Sean Johnson (The Griffin, Carlisle) and John Power (Riley’s, Victoria) who all completed their groups undefeated and without dropping a single leg.

Once again Paul Amos made the draw for the last 32 with the group winners kept apart at this stage, the draw left us with the prospect of a brother vs brother final (Michael & John Power)  or a father vs son clash (Bob & Jack Fuller), sadly neither possibility came to pass.

The last 32 clashes were over in record time with only one of the 16 matches  going the full distance, John Power recording a 3-2 win over Kristian Larkin (The Alpine, Rotherham).

The last 16 matches followed a similar pattern, with only one going the full distance again, a 4-3 win for Wayne Ellams (The Alpine, Rotherham) over David Simpson (The George, Oldbury). On completion of this round there was a presentation of their winning invites for Q School to the eight remaining players.

The full list of Q School qualifiers is as follows;

Michael Groover (Market House, Cullompton), Michael Power & John Power (both Riley’s, Victoria), Jack Fuller (Walnut Tree, Maidstone), Lee Cusworth & Brian Lewis (both The Wilton, Rotherham), Ryan Hoggarth (The Three Horses, Keighley) and Wayne Ellams (The Alpine, Rotherham).

In the first semi-final Michael Power came from behind to beat Jack Fuller in a great game by a score of 6-4. In the other semi-final Ryan Hoggarth, with the help of some superb finishing, ran out a 6-3 winner over Brian Lewis. Jack and Brian both picked up cash prizes of £250 each to go with their places at Q School.

Both Michael and Ryan having played exceptionally well all day were fully deserving of their places in the final, Ryan however seemed to find another gear and soon raced into a 3-0 lead, Michael had a glimmer of hope pulling it back to 3-1 but Ryan hit top form running out a worthy 7-2 winner.

Michael picked up the runner-up trophy and £500 in cash whilst Ryan walked off with the Winner’s Trophy and £1,000.

Congratulations to all the players who took part in a superb tournament, the standard of play and sportsmanship throughout the day was second to none.

Good luck at Q School to all our qualifiers, let’s hope to see more of our players on the PDC tour next year!


Full details including scores of the knock-out stages are shown below.



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Scotland Regional Final – 16/12/14

The Regional Final got underway at the new venue for Scotland (The Ball Room Edinburgh), with the pub winners being presented with their trophies. Then up to the oche..

Group 1
Paraffin Lamp Champion Wullie Fullerton was off to a strong start winning a close match putting first points on the board. Wullie was up again against an impressive George Brown winning a comfortable match.
Battle of the Brown’s was the last game in the group – son against father – George stands his ground and take the win over his son.

Group 2
Mixed Emotions for group 2 – Champion Jason Kirkland gaining first points on the board and winning 2 out of 3 games, but Jason loses out on leg difference.
Robert McBrearty enjoyed his first regional final despite only winning 1 leg.
David Daly, losing out on his first match which could have gone either way, did not give up winning his next 2 games to qualify.
Stuart Baird winning his first 2 matches in style, guaranteed his spot in the final 4
Stuart and David had a 1 leg play off to see who finished top of group and took top spot.

Knock-out stages were underway:

Match 1 George Brown Vs David Daly
Brown is quick of the mark with a white wash over the Ball Room qualifier David Daly, not David’s day but we will see more of him at the National Finals.

Match 2 Stuart Baird Vs Wullie Fullerton
Another white wash in the second semi-final with champion Wullie Fullerton going through 3-0.

G.Brown Vs W.Fullerton
Willie won the Bull but unfortunately struggled afterwards, throwing a few darts off the board. Brown showed no mercy with the best darts he threw all day.
Winning 4-0 with darts off 16,18,14,16

Well done George Scotland Regional Final Champion

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Darts Midlands Regional Final

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Riley’s in Leicester was the venue for the final and saw an afternoon of high class darts featuring high scores and 100+ combination finishes.
Following on from the group stages the semi-finalists were Richard Brown and Brian Randall from Warsop Ex-Servicemens Club, Shaun Wharton from Riley’s and Carl Newton from Round Oak, Brierley Hill.
Richard edged out Brian with a close fought 4-2 victory whilst Carl hit top form to defeat Shaun 4-0.
Richard, sporting a natty ‘Wreck It Rich’ shirt, hit top gear immediately racing into a 3-0 lead with several 180s and some top quality one dart finishes. Shaun mounted a brief comeback before eventually losing by 2-5.
Congratulations to all the players who qualified, on this form Richard will be ‘One to watch’ at the National Final in Sheffield on December 7th.

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Darts Northern Regional Final

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Pilkey’s in Keighley was once again the venue for the last quarterly final before the National Final on 7th December.
After an exciting round of group matches Paul Howler, Gunner, North Shields, faced off against Paul Brittle, Wilton, Rotherham in one semi-final with Brian Lewis, Wilton, Rotherham against Mark Simes, Gunner, North Shields in the other. Paul and Brian progressed to the final with comfortable 4-0 victories.
In the final the scoring throughout was pretty even, however Brian hit top form on the doubles and romped to a 5-0 win picking up the top prize of £100.

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National Final Invites

The National Final invitation letters are going out today to all players that have qualified so far for the 2014 Redtooth Darts National Final that will be held on Sunday 7th December at the Platinum Suite, Sheffield United FC.

Good luck to all those that will be taking part.

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Paul Amos Reports…..

Well what can I say, my two year tour card on the PDC Circuit is almost up and unfortunately it looks like I will have to attend Qschool in January.   I’ve loved every minute on the tour, even the downs that hopefully will make me a better player, but the ups outweigh the downs by miles.   

Getting to play the people you have looked up to in darts and have admired for many years is a dream come true.  This would not have been possible without the support and sponsorship from Redtooth Darts, for which I’m extremely grateful.

Some of the highlights I’ve had are beating players such as Gary Anderson, Dave Chisnal, Peter Wright and former world champions John Part , Mark Webster and Richie Burnet.  Also, having the chance of travelling to Germany twice, Gibraltar, and Ireland 3 times. 

Only low…. having to go back to Qschool, because how can you not enjoy all of it playing against these players.  

Hopefully come January I will regain my tour card and continue this amazing journey with Redtooth Darts.


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Northern Regional Final 23rd August 2014

The Northern Regional Final took place at a new venue, Pilkeys in Keighley, with play getting underway promptly at 2.00pm.

Once again the overall standard was extremely good, in the group stages it was notable that first dart finishes secured victory on many occasions.

The semi-finals saw Frank Kirkwood (Three Horses) taking on Kenny Hoult (Wilton) and Ryan Hogarth (Three Horses) against Brian Lewis (Wilton), both games were real battles with Frank sealing a deciding leg victory to win 4-3. In the other match Brian and Ryan fought out an equally tough battle with Brian eventually winning 4-2.

In the final Brian raced into a 4-0 lead, including the highlight of the day, a 160 finish, Frank battled back reducing the deficit to 4-2 before Brian clinched the decisive fifth leg.

All four semi-finalists, along with Kristian Larkin, Billy Carter and Lee Slack are now looking forward to the National Final later in the year.


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Scotland Regional Final – 17th August 2014

The Scotland Regional Final for Season 2.3 of the Redtooth Darts League was held at Rileys, Edinburgh on 17th August 2014.
The players that attended battled it out in the initial round robin games to get down to the final 4 in the semi-finals.

Stuart Reilly (Rileys, Edinburgh)  v  Grant Robertson (Eagle Coaching Inn)

John Snodgrass (Paraffin Lamp) v  Brian Hargadon (Eagle Coaching Inn)

Some great darts and excellent finishing lead to the final match.
Final:     Stuart Reilly  v  Brian Hargadon

Congratulations to Stuart Reilly on becoming the Scotland Regional Final Winner for season 2.3


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Southern Area Darts Final Season 3

17th August 2013

Rileys, Victoria was the venue once again for the latest Regional Final. Play started at 2.00pm with group games before proceeding to the knock-out phase.

In the quarter finals Leigh Brooks (Market House Inn) defeated Andy Connell (Hope & Anchor) 4-0 with Steven Boyce (Market House Inn) winning by the same scoreline against Gerry Dowd (Hope & Anchor). John Power (Rileys) beat team mate Charlie Brown by a margin of 4-2. The closest quarter final was between Richard Gumble (Rileys) and Mikey Grover (Market House Inn) which went all the way to a deciding leg before Richard came out on top 4-3.

The semi-finals saw Richard running out a 5-3 winner against Leigh. Richard was on top form hitting 4 x 180 during the match, including two in one leg. In the other semi John’s finishing was excellent securing him a 5-1 win over Steven.

With an exciting final in prospect, the question was would Richard’s 180 scoring be enough to stop John’s finishing. Richard raced in to an early 2-0 lead but John doggedly refused to be beaten, thanks to some excellent cover shots, a feature of his play all day, John got himself back into the match – 134 seemed to be his favourite score! Finishing strength came out on top and John ran out a 5-2, picking up £100 and the title, on this form he must stand a very good chance at the National Final.

Congratulations, not just to John but also to Richard, Leigh, Charlie and Gerry who will be joining him at the National Final.


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