Merv's King of the Portland Masters

England international Mervyn King defeated Embasssy World Champion John 'Boy' Walton 4-2 in a scintillating final of the IDPA Portland Masters.

In the semi-final King showed England captain Martin Adams a clean pair of heels, ousting 'Wolfie' 4-1. Meanwhile in the other last-four clash, John Walton gained revenge on Paul Williams, beating the Bolton hot-shot 4-1, after Williams thrashed Walton in the recent Claims Solutions Classic in Blackpool.


Quarter Finals

Adams 4 Hankey 1
Monk 2 King 4
Walton 4 Fordham 0
Williams 4 Taylor 3

Last 16
Martin Adams 4 Kevin Painter 3
Steve Beaton 2 Ted Hankey 4
Colin Monk 4 Francis Hoenselaar 1
Andy Jenkins 1 Mervyn King 4
John Walton 4 Matt Clark 1
Trina Gulliver 3 Andy Fordham 4
Paul Williams 4 Mitchell Crooks 2
Bob Taylor 4 Steve Coote 2

Report by Alex Bish




Two closely fought battles in both the Mens and the Ladies Singles eventually produced two worthy winners as Darryl Fitton from Lancashire claimed the Mens Crown and Lincolnshire's Debbie Royal took the Ladies Championship.
Fittton had a close run affair with Ian Cullingworth based in Merseyside and playing his county darts for Clywd, with Cullingworth really back to full form this was never going to be an easy final and Fitton had to fight all the way to the winning post.
In the Ladies event it was an all Lincolnshire Final as Royal played her county team mate Julie Pipe and with Pipe being fresh from her Embassy Gold Cup qualifyers this was not going to be an easy game, however it was Royal who emerged the winner to take the top prize.

Mens Winner Darryl Fitton Lancashire
Runner Up Ian Cullingworth Clywd

Joint 3rd Terry Jenkins Gloucestershire -- Steve Coote Lancashire
Joint 5th Jamie Richardson Northamptonshire -- Paul Harvey Nottinghamshire --
Dave Smith Yorkshire -- Les Fitton Lancashire
Joint 9th Gary Welding Cheshire -- Mangol Singh West Midlands -- Brian Derbyshire Cheshire -- Dave Giles Staffordshire -- Paul Williams Lancashire -- Chris Macternan Lancashire -- Andy Roberts Telford -- David Cullen Manchester

Ladies Winner Debbie Royal Lincolnshire
Runner Up Julie Pipe Lincolnshire

Joint 3rd Julie Whelan Merseyside -- Leslie Newcombe Warwickshire
Joint 5th Janice Wilcox Humberside -- Karen Smith London -- Joanne Oliver Merseyside -- Chris Readhead Humberside

7th July 2001

Mens Winner Peter Johnstone ----- Ladies Winner Anne Kirk

Mens Runner Up George Dalglish -------- Ladies Runner Up Jackie Sharp
Joint 3rd Men Mike Fidler -- Gary Anderson ----- Joint 3rd Ladies Christine Jenkins -- Cherry Mathieson
Joint 5th Men Dave Crabb -- Derek Cunningham -- Paul Hanvidge -- Jim Pairman

Joint 5th Ladies Wilma Angus -- Veronica Kennedy -- Betty Rodgers -- Val Ebbs

TOKYO 07.07.01

Jenkins adds yet another title to his belt and at the moment looks to be making steady progress up the WDF ranking table, taking the Japan Open, fresh from his recent success in the Swiss Open.
Facing one of the few other competitors who were not from Japan, Australia's Tony David in a thriller of a final, but with enough recent experience to see the Brit through and claim a further 8 ranking points to his name.

The Ladies event saw a complete whitewash by the Japanese girls with the exception of Andrea Wong from Singapore, but with strength in numbers the Ladies title went to home based Yukari Nishikawa winning out over second placed Shinobu Sasaki.

Mens Winner Andy Jenkins (England)
Runner up Tony David (Australia)

Joint 3rd Sean Reed (Japan) -- Norio Hirasawa (Japan)
Joint 5th Thanawat Yong (Thailand) -- Eiji komori (Japan) -- Takao Tanida (Japan) -- Wataru Anzai (Japan)

Ladies Winner Yukari Nishikawa (Japan)
Runner Up Shinobu Sasaki.(Japan)

Joint 3rd Hiroko Iijima (Japan) -- Andrea Wong (Singapore)
Joint 5th Naoyo Koizumi (Japan) -- Yumie Shima (Japan) -- Taeko Satch (Japan) -- Fumie Ono (Japan)