KELLY PAIRS MARK 21ST ANNIVERSARY WITH BUMPER FUNDRAISING TOTAL.

Despite our appreciation for Open Events and all who organise, promote and play in them, we cannot recall many that have reached their 21st birthday! Congratulations to all involved in the Bert & Phyl Kelly Pairs Events.

BERT & PHYL KELLY PAIRS DART COMPETITIONS 2019 (IN AID OF ST MICHAELS HOSPICE)

Once again the generous dart players of Basingstoke gathered to play the Bert Kelly Men’s Pairs and the Phyl Kelly Ladies Pairs to raise money for St Michaels Hospice. This year’s competitions were held once again at the Academy Club with both Men’s and Ladies pairs being played.

These competitions are held annually, this is the 21st year of it being held as the Bert Kelly & Phyl Kelly Pairs to honour the great work both Bert and Phyl Kelly did for darts in and around Basingstoke & Hampshire. The competitions were previously known as the Carnival Pairs, which they organised together for over 40 years. Together these competitions have been in existence for over 60 years, which is an incredible achievement.

SDC17774 Phyl Kelly Ladies Pairs Winners: Becca Edwards / Fiona Pickin

This year, the Phyl Kelly Ladies Pairs final was contested by two new pairs and the new champions were Fiona Pickin / Becca Edwards, winning 3 -0 to the Runners Up, Jackie Coutts / Maria Agozzino.

The Bert Kelly Men’s Pairs winners this year were also new Champions, Kevan Merritt / Andy McNeil beat Roy Brown (who was no stranger to the final winning it a number of times in the past) & Dave Hewlett, in a well contested final. This year’s losing Semi-Finalists were Les Morris / Andy Saunders & Graham Vernon / Phil Huggins.

Bert Kelly Mens Pairs Winners: Kevan Merritt / Andy McNeil

This year was very well attended and our thanks go to everyone for their generosity, raising a fantastic total of £500.00 for St Michaels Hospice, smashing our previous records.

On behalf of the charity, we would like to thank all those who attended and donated to help make this year’s event a success once again.

Thanks to the Basingstoke Darts League for advertising and promoting the event. A big thank you to the Academy Club for hosting the event and supplying the trophies and their bar staff for their help and support. The next charity darting event is the Tribute & Memorial singles & pairs at the Academy Saturday 26th October, see website for details.

John & Tracey Bartlett

Competition Organisers