Darts - double delight for Harbour on the south coast

Dennis Harbour (right) receives his prize from Bobby George.
Dennis Harbour (right) receives his prize from Bobby George.
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City ace Dennis Harbour was in red-hot form down on the south coast at the weekend.

The 53 year-old Cambridgeshire star from Dogsthorpe won the national singles title and the England Open men’s pairs title with Steve Carrett at the Bunn Leisure Centre in Selsey, Sussex.

The double triumph means 2015 is turning out to be quite a year for the Peterborough thrower, who won the Scottish Open in February and the Isle of Man Open in May.

And to win his latest singles championship he put out some quality opponents along the way.

At the last 32 stage he disposed of number two seed and reigning Lakeside world champion Scott Mitchell 4-2 and then accounted for no 15 seed and former world champion Ted Hankey 4-0 and in the semi-finals he beat number 14 seed Tony O’Shea, three times a world championship runner-up.

The final saw Harbour pitched against 30 year-old Welshman Jim Williams and Harbour won it 6-5 despite having the inferior average. Williams finished with 28.93 per dart and Harbour 26.51.

In the England Open pairs, Harbour teamed up with his county colleague Steve Carrett, a 57 year-old retired Metropolitan policeman from Ely, and they were unbeatable.

In the decider they beat Ricky Williams and Arron Monk 3-2.

Harbour’s results:

National Singles

Last 256 - beat Rob Nolster 4-3

Last 128 - beat Kevin Wilson 4-1

Last 64 - beat Brandon Richardson 4-2

Last 32 - beat Scott Mitchell 4-2

Last 16 - beat Ted Hankey 4-0

Quarter-finals - beat Dean reynolds 5-2

Semi-finals - beat Tony O’Shea 5-2

Final - beat Jim Williams 6-5

England Open Pairs

Last 256 - beat Harry Holman/Luke Bowden 3-0

Last 128 - beat Glen Couldwell/Eddie New 3-0

Last 64 - beat Mike Peel/Danny Brown 3-2

Last 32 - beat Scott Waites/Garry Thompson 3-1

Last 16 - beat Gary Mace/Bob Foster 3-1

Quarter-finals - beat Steven Mitchell/Derek Maclean 3-1

Semi-finals - beat Luke Woodland/Geoff Heath 3-1

Final - beat Ricky Williams/Arron Monk 3-2