Snowy wins first BDDA title claiming Winmau Classic
JUST a few weeks after helping England to become inaugural champions of the WDDA World Cup, Plymouth’s Snowy Dyson has again claimed another outstanding achievement by winning the wheelchair category of the BBDA Winmau Classic 2019, an event hosted by the British Disability Darts Association (BDDA) at Holditch Miners Club, Newcastle-under-Lyme at the weekend.
The BDDA Winmau Classic 2019 is part of the Road To Winmau Tour 2019 and contested by wheelchair and standing players and the early rounds were played as a round-robin format over the best of three legs of 501 with the top two players from each group advancing to the semi-finals.
The first semi-final saw Cornwall’s Ricky Chilton defeat Darren Kennish by the odd leg in five before Snowy emerged a 3-1 winner against Mark Couchman.
In the final, the Plymouth marksman defeated Chilton, who is currently the BDDA’s No.1 ranked player, in three straight legs.
In the standing category, Andrew Quinn and Phil Smith both won their semi-finals 3-2 against Shane Harvard and Matt Doe respectively, before Quinn prevailed 3-1 in the final.
The following day, the BDDA Winmau Open was contested over the best of five legs of 501 but sadly Dyson could not replicate the form he showed the previous day.
After an opening win against Mick Jones he was denied a place in the quarter-finals when he was edged out 3-2 by Paul Gelder.
Gelder went on to contest the final but was defeated over the full five legs by Kev Turner.
The Road to Winmau Tour 2019 continues in May and competitors will converge onto Pontins, Prestatyn, over the weekend of May 10-11 to participate in the BDDA Welsh Open and Classic.