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Hot Todd and the Kidd grab Mixed Pairs glory

Trish Kidd and Ben Todd claimed the ‘Sandy Carter’ Mixed Pairs knockout title.


The new year saw a big turnout of 64 players – just four short of the record set six years ago – compete in the Bognor Friday Night Benevolent League competition at the Newtown Social Club.


Round one saw 180s from Karl Wingate (Lamb Nomads) and Richard Pennells (Richmond Resurrected), but only Pennells would get through to round two.


The first semi-final pitched Pennells and his partner, Tracey King, against Summer League Mixed Pairs champions Hayley and Tony Phillips (Hunston Hares).


Despite Pennells having hit his second 180 in the previous round, Phillips was also on form after having hit a 156 out-shot during the night, and his scoring was enough to help get them reach the final.


The second semi-final pitched the reigning champions, Rachel and Adam Hall (Aldingbourne Mavericks), against Kidd and Todd (Railway Sleepers) but it did not go well for the defenders of the crown and they lost 2-0 to crash out.


The first leg of the final saw a ton and 140 each from Tony Phillips and Kidd, but it was Todd who hit the double first.


Leg 2 saw Tony Phillips hit the only ton and the double to take the match to 1-1.


Leg 3 saw a ton from Hayley Phillips and a 140 from Tony Phillips, but they missed their doubles, giving Kidd a shot at double top for a 120 out-shot, and eventually Todd took the leg.


Leg 4 saw the bigger scores from the Phillips duo but Tony missed double top for a 113 out-shot. Todd hit 137 straight after to leave a finish for Kidd, and she got the chance, needing all three darts, but she hit the finish, taking the leg and the match 3-1, and the ‘Sandy Carter’ Mixed Pairs title in the process.


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