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Central Regions 2013 Puma Open Singles Winners

Tony Carmichael and Wendy Harper

[Men's Results] [Ladies Results]




Central Regions Big Three

Players from all over the country and Australia had another great weekend of darts at

‘Central Regions Big Three’ with the hosts once again being Timaru South Cosmopolitan Club

and the Waimate Town & Country Club where the Puma Open was played.

This year has seen a change in this Tournament by way of it being one of four through out New

Zealand carrying dual rankings, and with the other four dual ranked Tournaments being held in Australia.

Alyeen Hawkey Memorial Open Mixed Pairs Winners

Dave Harrington & Jane Harrington

The Big Three kicked off the weekend with it’s normal Friday night Alleen Hawkey

Memorial mixed pairs at the Timaru South Cossi Club, which received quite a reasonable entry

and after a great night of darts by all concerned Dave & Jane Harrington of Canterbury run out the winners.

As day broke on Saturday most players were up bright and early to make the short trip to the

Waimate Town & Country Club where the Puma Open’s were being played, once again the

following of Men’s & Ladies entries were on par with last year.

Central Regions PUMA Open

Central Regions Puma Open Winners

Warren French & Rosalie Ritchie

The ladies first semi’s between Rosalie Ritchie of Christchurch and Irene Martin of Timaru

seen Rosalie take it out 4 – 2, in the second semi last years winner from Wellington Christine Hay

was up against Sarah Pitama also of Christchurch this match turned into quite a little battle with

Sarah eventually taking a close encounter 4 – 3. Both Sarah & Rosalie went into the final without

anyone really standing out as the favorite, as the final progressed Rosalie seamed to have it all

under control until Sarah put in a great leg starting with a break of 120 which rocked the boat a

little, but not enough to stop Rosalie taking the Final 5 – 2.

Men’s semi’s seen very close matches both of them going 4 – 3, in the first semi Dave

Harrington of Christchurch played Neville Herbert of Invercargill by this time the standard of

darts was getting up there, which kept the spectators interested, this semi seen Dave go through to

the final. The second semi was not any different with Warren French & Nigel May both of

Christchurch putting on another display of great darts, Nigel really did give Frog a run for his money at 4 – 3.

Going into the final Warren went in as favorite, but as the final got under way Dave was to have

none of this, with the match score at 2 – 3 Dave missed his chance to make it 3 all, up to this

point the match was even with it now standing at 4 – 2 Warren seen his chance to now take the

final out with this next leg, this proved to be one of the best legs from both players of the whole

tournament, entertainment plus. Dave broke first with 85, Warren followed with a break of 100,

Dave’s next was 100, Warren’s next was 180, Dave followed that with a 140 by this time the

spectator’s had gone quite and were just watching, Warren’s next shot was 100 it left 121, Dave

had a 176 left and his third dart clipped the 60 wire and only scored 100 leaving 76, Warren’s

next three darts were 20 – 51 – Bull leg shot & match, as I’m speaking for everyone who

watched the final I would like to take this opportunity and say congratulations guys plus thanks for a great final.

Timaru South Cosmopolitan Clubs

Men’s & Ladies Pairs

Dave Harrington & Stan Kysely         Sarah Pitama & Jane Harrington

Dave Harrington & Stan Kysely                                                              Sarah Pitama & Jane Harrington

On Sunday once again there was a great response and turn out for the Timaru South

Cosmopolitan Clubs, Men’s & Ladies Pairs.

Both ladies & men’s winners were a complete Canterbury affair with Jane Harrington & Sarah

Pitama of Christchurch taking out the ladies pairs, then with the men’s pairing of Dave

Harrington & Stan Kysely taking out the men’s.


Central Regions 2012 Puma Open Results