As you may all be aware, over the past few weeks, there have been a number of media reports relating to the Coronavirus and it’s affect on sporting events throughout the UK. The BDO issued a statement relating the the BICC and County Superleagues, in that, for the safety of all staff, players and supporters, all these matches were to be suspended until further notice.

Understandably, there will be a lot of questions surrounding; Promotions, Relegations, League Positions, Cup matches and Competitions. But, until there is a major change to the Coronavirus situation, whereby it is deemed safe to continue with sports events and mass gatherings, the situation remains. The Kent Darts Committee will meet in due course and discuss the potential outcome regarding Kent Superleagues and a further statement will be released by the Committee at a later date.

Thank you for all your patience. This is an unprecedented time and we are dealing with a very difficult situation. We understand there will be a lot of frustration and confusion but the safety of everyone is paramount at this time and the quicker it can be contained and cleared up, the quicker we can get back to normal.

A Message from John Dyke, County Selector:

Hello Everyone, another great result on our 5th game of the season at home to Berkshire, with a nail-biting 19 – 17 victory. We are still sitting in top spot with Gwent and Somerset joint 2nd 9 points behind. Let’s keep this momentum going and get behind each other, as we did before.

Well done to all the MOM and LOM who were as follows; Women’s B – Lisa Dunford with a 16.40, Men’s B – Richard Mortley (on his debut) with a 25.47, Women’s A – Emma Martin with a 18.90 and Men’s A – Paul Dawkins with a 32.16.

Now on to the next game, here is the selection for the 6th game of the season away to Worcestershire. If you have any issues with selection please contact your relevant captains; Clive or Suzanne.

Ladies B

Suzanne Campfield, Lisa Dunford, Rebecca Garrett, Kelly Westlake, Su Holt and Helen Ward

Men’s B

John Dyke, Sam Fuller, Dave Heath, Glen Dewick, Dan Russell, Dave Saint, Mark Legg, Trevor Thompson, Mark Walker, Kevin Reid, Peter Davies and Dave Salter.

Ladies A

Emma Little, Andrea Walker, Sue Bird, Emma Martin, Stacey Dawkins and Mel Stacey

Men’s A

Terry Dunford, Kevin Smith, Nigel Payne, Ryan Hope, Ian Cunliffe, Keith Montgomery, Paul Dawkins, Paul Reid, Peter Allen, Paul Fox, Carl Wilson and Tyler Reynolds.

Reserves; Men’s- Phil Gibson, Ladies – Ida Heravi. Please ensure that you are at the venue an hour before the match is due to start, if you are not there when the draw is about to take place you will not be playing and a reserve will be put in. Don’t forget Black trousers/skirts and Black Shoes, County Shirts, if you have them. Good luck to everyone and I’ll see you all there.

John Dyke

Sorry about the poor image. Payments can be made to: [email protected] via PayPal at £10 before 27th December or £13 on the day.

Venue is the DARTFORD SOCIAL CLUB, 59 Lowfield Street, DA1 1HP

Please contact Robert Turner or Holly Glet for more information.

Congratulations to the whole Kent Darts team on winning their first match of the new season. It was away to Nottingham and the result was Kent 21, Nottingham 15.

Some match stats:

Keith Montgomery Mens A – 27.83

Emma Martin Ladies A – 21.91

Carl Wilson Mens B – 24.38

Suzanne Campfield Ladies B – 19.23