Harrows DPA Challenge Tou

This weekend saw the continuation of rounds 5-8 of the Harrows DPA Challenge Tour at the Murray Bridge Dart Club in South Australia, and Mollymook Beach Bowling and Recreation Club on the south coast of NSW.
In South Australia Saturday’s events started with a win to Kevin Young. Young whitewashed Damian Rivett in the final after overcoming Laurie Rankine Jnr in their semi-final. Rivett had made the final after winning his semi-final against Scott Gould.
The quarter-final matches had seen Rivett win 4-0 over Dwayne Wilson, Gold beat Ian Brown 401, Rankine Jnr defeat Brook Nisbett 4-0 and Young defeat one of the stars of events one to four, Deb Leonard 4-1.
That night Rivett made his second final of the day but this time he got the result as he defeated Scott Gould 5-3. Deb Leonard and Ian Brown were the losing semi-finalists (Rivett defeating Leonard 5-0 and Gould 5-2 victorious over Brown.) The losing quarter-finalists were Brook Nisbett, Darren Young, Wendy Broadbent and Laurie Rankine Jnr.
In the first event on Sunday Kevin Young returned to his winning ways as he defeated Darren Young 5-0 in the final. Kevin had defeated the other winner from the weekend to that point, Damien Rivett, in the semi-final (4-2) whilst in the other semi Darren defeated Laurie Rankine Jnr by the same score line. Scott Gould (3-4 to Rankine Jnr), Alex Cunningham (0-4 to Darren Young), Mark Kluske (3-4 to Rivett) and Mark Clasohm (1-4 to Young) all lost at the quarter final stage.
The final event saw Scott Gould get past Bill Leonard at the quarter final stage, and then defeat Deb Leonard 5-2 in the semi-finals. Kevin Young had beaten Alex Cunnigham 5-1 and then Kluske 5-2 to make his way through to the final against Gould. (The other two losing quarter finalists were Darren Young and Jamie Baker.) The final saw Kevin Young take out his third title of the weekend, and second of the day, as Gould finished runners up for the second time in two days.
At Mollymook Bowls club Shane Wolter sent out a strong message by comprehensively winning the first event of the weekend. He defeated David Boyle 5-2 in the final, Darren Wolter-Gumley 4-0 in the semi-final stage, and Darren Lane 4-2 in their quarter final. Boyle had progressed past Gary McGregor 4-0 in his quarter final and David Boyle 4-3 over Matt Craig in their semi-final. The other two quarter finals had seen Wolter-Gumley defeat Alfred Wyatt 4-2 and Matt Craig beat John Boyle 4-2.
Event 6 saw Wolter win once again, this time against another Boyle, in the form of John, with the final score being 5-1. Wolter had beaten his opponent from the final earlier in the day, David Boyle, 5-1 in his semi-final, whilst his opponent in the final had defeated Darren Lane by the same score line.
Losing quarter finalists included Alfred Wyatt and Gary McGregor, who lost at this stage for the second time in a day, Matt Craig, who had won at this stage in the previous competition, and John Horwood, who made this stage for the first time in the day.
Sunday saw service resume as normal as Wolter won his third competition of the weekend, defeating a new foe in the final once again, in Dan Prestage (the match going to a final leg decider and finishing 5-4 to Wolter.) Wolter had defeated Darren Lane 5-2 and Prestage 5-2 over Colin Horwood in the semi-finals. Losing quarter-finalists included participants at this stage from the previous day Alfred Wyatt and Darren Wolter-Gumley as well as new names in Jamie Apps and Ron Gibb.
In event 8 Prestage and Wolter would again face each other in the decider, with Wolter making it four events out of four by winning the final, although unlike earlier in the day the final would be comprehensive, finishing 5-0. Darren Lane fell at the semi-finals for the second time in the day, this time 4-2 to Prestage. Wolter also whitewashed his semi-final opponent in Darren Wolter-Gumley. The losing quarter-finalists were Danny Watson, Gary McGregor, Matt Craig and Rob Gibb.
The competition is back on again in Victoria next weekend, with events 5-8 to be held at the Central Highlands Dart League in Ballarat Victoria.