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Darts: Tungsten teen downs Corner in Open finale
9:18am Saturday 7th April 2012 in Darts
HOME-TOWN player Rich Corner succumbed 5-3 to emerging 17-year-old Humberside county player Jake Patchett in the stage four final of the Streamline York Open Darts Championship.
Patchett claimed a first prize of £200 after two 180s, a 106 finish and legs of 21-15-17-15-18 saw him defeat Cleveland county player Corner, who also threw two maximums as well as checking out in 21, 15 and 17 darts.
Earlier in the York Darts Promotions event at Huntington WMC, Patchett (17-18-20-16) defeated Mark Hartley (19-20) 4-2 in the semi-finals, Corner (16-17 plus 180) whitewashed Scarborough’s Oliver Mitchell.
Other selected group games saw Corner claim the fastest leg of the day with a 13-dart effort in a 3-1 victory over Steve Atkin (20).
Corner (17-130 finish for 18-20) also overcame Neil Hart (21-15) 3-2 after his opponent had missed five darts at a double to win 3-0.
In the previous round, Hart (17-18-15) had beaten Hull’s Lewis Kirk (17-15) 3-2 and Hartley (15-15 and 104 finish for 15) triumphed 3-2 against Malton’s Paul Bulmer (17-17).
The latter earlier hit 20, 19 and 16-dart legs to beat Barton’s Jamie Ellem 3-0 and Cameron Spiller (19-19-20) was a 3-2 victor against Paul Saville (19-20).
Colin Hendry (130 finish for 18-17-21), of Ferrybridge, won 3-0 against Stu Bruce, while Patchett (17-18-19) beat Daniel Lidgett.
Other fast legs were thrown by Shaun Day (15), Quinten Mcmaster (16), Graham Elvidge (17) and Chris Quantock (17).
The highest checkout of the day was claimed by Richard Lee (154).
Stage five of the Championship will be held at Huntington WMC today with registration closing at noon. The Ladies Championships’ third stage will also be staged at the same venue this afternoon, with registration closing at 1pm.
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