The BDO sends sincere condolences to the family of BDO stalwart Biddy Roberts, who has sadly passed away.
Biddy Roberts was General Secretary of Surrey Darts Organisation for many years, until she stepped down due to ill health. She became President Of Surrey Darts Organisation.
Biddy worked as a BDO official at all the big events for many years. She was loved by all who knew her. She was a lovely lady with a big heart and a tremendous character and always had a smile for everyone.
Over the years Biddy helped and encouraged many of the younger officials and was always willing to assist in any way she could.
RIP Biddy Roberts from all your friends and colleagues in the BDO.
The IDPA have revived their “Lakeside Classic” again this year, and it will be played at Lakeside Country Club, Frimley Green on Sunday, JULY 8TH – the day following the BDO Gold Cup.
With a prize fund of over £8,000 on offer, the Men’s Singles winner will receive £2,000 and there is £1,000 for the winner of the Ladies Singles. The additional a bonus of is an invitation to the International Play-Offs for the 2013 Lakeside World Professional Championships and the 2012 Winmau World Masters.
Full details can be obtained on the IDPA Website: idpa.co.uk or by contacting the IDPA on 07719 028888 or emailing [email protected]
TED HANKEY is eagerly awaiting his Speedy Services UK Open debut next week.
South Scotland v North Scotland in Fife on June 7th, money going to Diabetes charity
Wee article on it here http://www.hawick-news.co.uk/sport/loca … -1-2317639
Who are the scots on here shouting for
Thought I’d put a quick write up of a fantastic evening yesterday supporting the Wishes For Kids charity. Leicester Superleague winners Soar Valley took on the Central England Darts League in an end of season charity match and Jabba was in attendance to do an exhibition.
It was a fantastic night with the CEDL winning the match in a one leg shoot out decider after both sides drew 5 5. The standard was awesome with both sides sporting PDC players including Gaz Cousins, Jim Walker and Tony Littleton. Jabba also entertained with plenty of 180′s and trick shots during the evening.
Jabba then offered some kind words about how well Leicestershire darts are progressing, 7 county players have qualified for the UK Open through various routes which Jabba claimed was more than any country except for England. I don’t know of this is true but if so its a great accolade for our small county.
Jabba’s shirt fetched £65 in the auction at the end and all in all around £400 was raised for a great cause. All in all a top night and many thanks to Jabba and those who attended in contributing including Matt Ward who lost his game, was fined for swearing on stage but was a great sport putting tickets for his face off exhibition in the raffle prizes. Top man!
Looking for the visit of JP180 for the CEDL presentation might on Friday now.