Plymouth darts players mourn the death of Des Stabb

PLYMOUTH darts players have been saddened to hear news of the death of Des Stabb. His health began to deteriorate following a stroke two years ago but he died of natural causes on Sunday. He still enjoyed a cigarette and a glass of wine right up until his death when he was found peacefully in his sitting room chair by his brother’s partner who came to deliver his Sunday lunch. Des was one of Plymouth’s finest players in his day and first came to prominence in the 1967-68 Courage League campaign when he and Timmy Green played for the Mermaid, a hostelry in Eggbuckland that has since shut its doors. But it did not take long for the duo’s prowess to get noticed and the following season both Des

End of an era as Mr Darts calls time on 36-year column

AFTER a span of 36 years, The Herald is sadly losing its darts correspondent due to his continuing poor health with stage four metastatic prostate cancer. Steve Chapman, (pictured below with his wife Margaret) and who will be 70 on New Year’s Eve, has made the hard decision to put down his pen and relinquish his ties with the popular column that was first published on Tuesday, September 25, 1984. He has though a link with the Herald that stretches back 53 years and began a five-year apprenticeship as a compositor on Monday, March 6, 1967. Herald Sports Editor Stuart James said: “I am really saddened that Steve has taken the decision to step down, but his reasons for doing so are entirely und

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