BDO British Classic - KetteringScotty unfortunately just missed out of points after being defeated in the Last 32 by Peter Boughey of Cheshire.England National Singles and England Masters 2011Blackpool’s Norbreck Castle Hotel proved to be a fantastic setting forthe latest leg in the BDO invitation tour, with a number of Open Eventscoupled to the England National Singles and the Ranking England Masters. Scotty progressed well through his group and into the Last 8of the England National Singles finally being defeated by Gary Robson3-2, with Gary going on to take the title.The England Masters proved to be a great day of Darts with Scotty progressing agin well through his group with wins against Paul Bailey, Jimmy Summers, David Adshead, Jim Withers before playing Gary Robson for the second time of the Weekend in the Last 16. This proved to be Scotty’s day as he triumphed 3-1 and moved into the Quarter Final on the TV Lane to play John “Boy” Walton in a game which was streamed Live to the World. A very Close game, with John moving ahead into a 2-1 lead, before Scotty levelled at 2-2 after a few missed doubles from both players. Unfortunately Scotty couldn’t find the Win in leg 5 he needed and John progressed into the Stage Semi Finals.Another 12 points towards Lakeside Qualification, so a very satisfied Scott for the Weekend.
Bicc County ChampionshipScotty started this years county championship well with a Man of the Match performance.This season we see 7 Leg matches in the A teams, and Scott ran out 4-0 Winner with a 29.91 Average and takingthe 4th Leg with a 164 out shot.Scott also won the £100 prize for Highest Mens average over the weekend.So a good winning start for Scott and also a winning start for Dorset beating Derbyshire 21-15.
Scotty made a great start to the Next Qualifying campaign by reaching the Quarter finals of the Tops of Ghent. On his way to the Quarters he defeated fellow Lychett Superleague Team mateand Dorset County Team mate, Richard Perry (4-2), Angelo Hermans (4-2), Stephen McNally(4-3), Welsh International Jamie Lewis (4-2) and Stefaan Deprez (4 -3) before finally losing outin a 9 leg match 5-4 to Jeffrey de Graaf of the Netherlands.
Tops of Ghent 2011
Scotty’s Red Dragon Blog from GhentTops of Ghent 2011I travelled with a couple of my Dorset county team mates to Tops of Ghent, where the venue was fantastic.We were playing in an indoor Athletics area that was so well suited too us darts athletes!!I had a good run in the singles but drew one of my mates Rich Perry 1st match, which is ironic after travelling all the way to Belgium with him.Luckily I scraped by him 4-2 and then ended up playing and beating ex England international Steve McNally in last 64 4-3.In last 32 I played Belgian International Stefaan Daenekint and won 4-3, which was great as I came back from 3-1 down.In last 8 I played young Dutch lad Jeffery de Graff, and I got myself to 4-2 up on a 1st to 5 and then was hit by a whirlwind of 12, 13 and 12 dart legs to loose 5-4.What made it worse was that on the 13 dart leg I'd left tops after 12 darts, so what a talent for the future Jeffrey is.Overall really happy to get my 1st points for Lakeside 2013 qualification.I'd like to say a massive thank you to the event organisers for a fantastically run tournament, and lovely meal in the Ghent Irish Bar Patrick Foleys.The BDO Tour moves n to Czech Open in a couple of weeks in our quest for more points.
Scotty with Lychett Superleague and Dorset County Team Mates.Left to RightRichard “HIHO” PerryMark “Potty” Porterand John “HighTower” Clark
Czech Open 2011Scotty made it into the Last 16 of this years Czech Open before losing out 4-3to Yorkshire’s Garry Thompson. More points in the Bag towards 2013 Lakeside Qualification.
CentreParcs Masters 2011This Weekend saw the CentreParks Masters in Belgium, a Tournament which Scotty wonlast Year.Again, Scotty had a great run and had to get past some notable players to progress into theSemi Final.He started the Competition off with 2 4-0 Victories over Kevin Vermeulen(Belgium) and GuidoDelien (Bel). Scotty then won 4-1 v PAscal Rabau (Bel) in the Last 64 and progressed into thePoints placings.The Last 32 saw a match against former World Champion John “Boy” Walton, in which Scottycame out on top 4-1. In the Last 16, Scotty had to play Last Years Lakeside Finalist Dean“Over the Top” Winstanley and managed to win that game 4-2. In the Quarter Final Scotty had play Scottish International Ross “The Boss” Montgomery and again came out on top witha 5 -3 Victory in only the second meeting of the two players.In the Semi Final Scotty played Robbie “Kong” Green in the best of 3 Sets, with Scotty losingout 2 -1 in sets. 20 points towards Lakeside 2013 and one of the 12 Boxes filled.
Zuiderduin Masters 2011Scotty made it through his group with Wins over Remon Hurrebrink (5-3) and Robbie “Kong” Green (5-1) Scotty went onto play Martin “Wolfie” Adams in a dress rehearsal for Lakeside. Scotty was very unlucky to lose out 3 -2 (Sets) in a very closely fought game. Scott went 2 sets behind 3-2, 3-2 and then went onto win the next 2 sets 2-3, 2-3 with a fantastic 12 dart leg to take the 4th Set with shots of 100 122 177 and 102 out. Wolfie went onto take the 5th Set 3-1 and progress into todays Semi Final. Scotty’s Average was 28.98 (86.95)
Lakeside World Championships 2012Scotty’s game against Martin Adams saw the Lakeside Champion progress into Round 2 after a 3 setsVictory over Scotty. A game in which Scotty missed some chances in the first set after both playerswere missing chances at doubles, but failed to capitalise. Wolfie went onto take the second set with 2 Ton+ checkouts and an 81 with Scotty poised near doubles. The 3rd set saw Scotty mount a comeback from 2 legs behind and was left needing a 136 outshot, which Scotty narrowly missed to stay in the Match. Scotty would like to thank everyone for their support and encouragement.
Well Lakeside 2012 has come and gone for me. A few missed doubles and some great finishing from Martin Adams currently 3 times World champion and the dream gone for another year. The harsh reality for me is the 12 months hard graft travelling was over in 27 minutes. It was the draw I wanted feeling being the underdog tag would help me. Had I not run Martin close in Zuiderduin Masters on tv a month ago, I think it would have. Those who know me should know I'm not a doom and gloom merchant when i’ve lost, so will try to take positives from a match, so the missed 130 in the penultimate leg pressured Martin on double for him to win the match, which he missed. I then missed double 5 leaving 5, I hit big number 1 and double 2 under that pressure is positive for me. The 136 to save the match, to hit the 2 treble 20s again to give me a chance to save match for 2nd time under the pressure pleased me too. Also for a player with the magnitude of such a game, until you watch the match back, your feeling is you have played a whole lot worse than you actually have because you've lost. Despite theoutcome of the match, the Lakeside fans are fantastic and don't allow you to be down for long. I will return on and off for the rest of the week as a fan to support my dart playing family, who will all be doing their best to provide genuine entertainment to genuine dart fans.Scotty.