Maximum effort helps Cosham ace Andy Jenkins win Hampshire darts crown

Andy Jenkins took Hampshire Open glory
Andy Jenkins took Hampshire Open glory
Andy Jenkins, right, beat Rob Collins, left, in the final

Andy Jenkins wins Bombs Away prize

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Andy Jenkins was crowned the 2015 Hampshire Open champion as he scooped the £1,000 prize with a 6-3 victory over Devon’s Mike Beal in the final.

Beal opened proceedings in the final with a 180 and 16-dart leg.

But Jenkins, from Cosham, threw a maximum of his own and 15, 16 and 18-darters as he took a 4-1 lead.

Jenkins scored another 180 in the next leg but it was to no avail as Beal notched a 106 game-shot for a 15-dart effort to pull the match back to 4-2.

A 17-darter restored Jenkins three-leg cushion and put him on the brink of victory but Beal pulled a 15-dart leg out of the bag to make it 5-3 to keep himself in the match.

However, Jenkins took the next leg in 18 darts to take the title.

Jenkins had earlier defeated Anthony Hayman 5-2 in the semi-finals having already beaten Richard North 4-1 in the last eight.

Beal won his quarter-final against Paul Hogan 4-2 before going on to beat Ryan Palmer 5-1 in the semis.

Sam Head and Chas Barstow also reached the quarter-finals.

Meanwhile, the Portsmouth Darts Series’ Pompey Shuffle offers a £200 top prize when it returns for its fourth outing on Saturday, August 16, at Cosham Royal British Legion.

The main event will take place at 1pm, with entry costing £7 and prize-money for everyone in the last eight.

A ladies’ competition will run at the same time also costing £7 to enter with those reaching the semi-finals winning prizes.

First round losers can enter a plate contest, early bird singles starts at 10am and open pairs (11.15am).

Doors open at 9am. Contact Stefan Evrard on 07908 566140 for details.