DARTS: Harbour misses out but Wolfie goes close
Dogsthorpe darter Dennis Harbour failed in his bid to defend the Isle of Man Open title yesterday (March 13) but Deeping ace Martin '˜Wolfie' Adams reached the last four.
Harbour went out at the last 32 stage, going down 4-3 to Jimmy Hendriks, while number two seed Adams went three rounds further before losing 5-1 to Ryan Joyce.
Adams, who pocketed a cheque for £600, threw some brilliant darts early on in the competition, especially in the quarter-finals where he beat Mark McGeeney 4-1 with a 37.11 dart average.
The event was won by Tony O’Shea, who beat Royce 6-4 in the final.
Harbour also entered the Isle Of Man Classic competition and made the last 16 before suffering a 4-1 exit at the hands of Glen Durrant. Scott Mitchell beat Geert de Vos 6-2 in the final.
Isle Of Man Open
Last 256 beat Craig Quinn 3-2
Last 128 beat David Dodds 3-1
Last 64 beat Ian Greenwood 4-0
Last 32 beat Paul Brown 4-0
Last 16 beat Jimmy Hendriks 4-1
Quarter-finals beat Mark McGeeney 4-1 (av 37.11)
Semi-finals lost to Ryan Joyce
Last 256 beat Warren Larkin 3-0
Last 128 beat Adrian Rouke 3-1
Last 64 beat Wouter Vaes 4-2
Last 32 lost to Jimmy Hendriks 4-3
Isle Of Man Classic
Last 256 beat Steve Bonnett 3-0
Last 128 beat Charlie Millard 3-0
Last 64 beat Billy Howland 4-0
Last 32 beat Williem Mandigers 4-3
Last 16 lost to Glen Durrant 4-1