Former world darts champion Andy Fordham in action at Archway league awards night
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Former world champion Andy ‘The Viking’ Fordham dropped in to take on all-comers at the Archway & District Darts League’s annual awards night.
Fordham, who lifted the BDO title in 2004, played against a member of each team in the league – winning all but two – before entertaining the crowd at St Joseph’s Social Club with tales from his 20-year professional career.
He also took part in a question and answer session before handing out the trophies – with the main honour going to Royal Oak B for the second year running.
Oak pulled off a late salvage job to pip Kennedy’s at the post and retain their league crown, as well as winning the Knockout Cup against their A team opponents.
The team also claimed the fours championship, as well as two individual awards, with Jim Curran securing the Secretaries’ Cup and the Captain’s Cup going to Stuart Pickles.
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Adam Finch of Doyles won the singles title, overcoming Billy Quantrill (Enkel Arms) in the final, while Whittington Stone’s Pam Doyle retained the ladies’ crown after defeating Peggy Galvin (Park Tavern).
The pairs trophy went to Park Tavern duo Sean Lane and PJ Holland, while Tony Cullen of North 19 won the Guvnor’s Cup.
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Johny Saunders of Kennedy’s collected the trophy for the most 180s in the season – an impressive 12 – with Mick McMahon recording the leg with fewest darts (12) and Dean Butcher of Nicholas Nickleby hitting the highest finish of the campaign (155).