Neil chalks up Liskeard Open victory with win over Pipe

TOP darts players from Devon, Cornwall and beyond converged on Liskeard Sports Club, Lux Park, yesterday to contest the 2018 Liskeard Open and it was Plymouth’s Neil “Chalkie” White who won the £500 top prize.

In the round robin stage, he overcame Tony Lamerton in three straight legs and followed it up with good victories over Mike Beard (3-2), Tony Reed (3-1) and the 2016 Plymouth Champion of Champions winner, Phil Stewart (3-1).

Those victories took put him into the last 32 where he defeated Kerry Dean 4-0 before impressing with a 4-2 victory against one of Cornwall’s top marksmen and the runner-up in the 2018 Plymouth Open, Neil Meneer.

White kept his momentum going with a quarter-final success over Nick Hicks in four straight legs before coming up against his Devon Super League Maritime stablemate Danny Allen who he defeated 5-3.

Also playing well throughout the day, was the PDC ranked Justin Pipe and it was no surprise that the former tree surgeon was White’s opponent in the final.

White though matched his illustrious opponent dart for dart and the score stood at 5-5 in the best of 11 final before the Plymothian hit the winning double to take the top prizemoney.

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