Dart Open numbers surge

Organisers of this year’s Kitimat Darts Open got a pleasant surprise as the number of players - including out-of-towners - went up dramatically from the last few years.

Organisers of this year’s Kitimat Darts Open got a pleasant surprise as the number of players – including out-of-towners – went up dramatically from the last few years.

That made for some pretty intense competition and, with all entry money being returned in prizes as well as money raised by the Open committee, more cash in the pocket of the top four teams in each event.

In total $3,200 was paid out and the committee is anticipating  more “added money” for the September tourney.

Results were as follows:




Mixed Doubles

1- Ann and Joe Grandy (PR)

2- Jenn Knudsen and John Parsons (Kit)

3- Davene D’Amico (Kit) and Larry Hyson (Terr)

3- Erica Corfe and Shane Waden (Sm)




Ladies Singles

1- Carolyn Castle (Topley)

2- Lorraine McArthur (Kit)

3- Davene Damico (Kit)

3- Joanne Havery (Kit)




Men’s Doubles

1- James Belliveau (Kit) and Joe Grandy (PR)

2- Steve Healey (Sm) and Tom Castle (Topley)

3- Andy Towse and Chris Bond (PR)

3- Don Wickens and Doug Slack (PR)




Ladies Doubles

1- Carolyn Castle (Topley) and Suzie Bach (Sm)

2- Jenn Knudsen and Kristen Moon (Kit)

3- Kristen Hall and Erica Corfe (Sm)

3- Kaye Brown and Jackie Hynes (Kit)




Men’s Singles

1- John Parsons (Kit)

2- Don Wickens (PR)

3- James Belliveau (Kit)

3- Robert Cormier (Sm)




Mixed Triples

1- Kaye Brown, John Parsons and Neil McIsaac (Kit)

2- Davene D’Amico, Tony D’Amico and Larry Hysen (Kit)

3- Linda Lewis (Kit), Sharona and Robert Cormier (Sm)

3- Erica Corfe, Riley Hall and Shane Waden (Sm).




Kit = Kitimat; PR = Prince Rupert; Sm = Smithers; Terr = Terrace.


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