Darting Charity Night Tungsten Hold’Em 2
Saturday night saw darting charity night Tungsten Hold’Em 2, take place in Dudley to raise money for some amazing local charities.
Steve Beaton continued his preparations for the 2018 UK Open by winning a charity Darts tournament in Dudley on Saturday night locally referred to as ‘Dart’s First Major of 2018.’
It’s the 2nd staging of the Tungsten Hold’Em event of which ‘Jabba’ Jamie Caven won in 2017 defeating Ian ‘Diamond’ White in the final 4-3.
This year’s event held once more with the primary charity being Mary Stevens Hospice(A local Cancer Hospice in the Dudley Area.)
We hope to have raised circa £7k when all funds are collected in. Alongside Mary Stevens Hospice other Charities to benefit from this year’s event include Cystic Fibrosis UK.
2017 Tungsten Hold’Em Winner Jamie Caven
2017 Grand Prix Winner ‘SuperChin‘ Daryl Gurney
1996 Lakeside World Champion Steve Beaton
2014 BDO World Finalist Alan ‘Chuck’ Norris
With a supporting cast of
Kirk Bevins PDC referee
Charlotte Wood & Daniella Allfree (Former PDC walk-on Girls)
Each professional plays four local amateurs. The highlight being young 14-year-old local talent Alfie Jacques, attempting Double Double finishes as well as blind double shots in a narrow 2-1 defeat to Steve Beaton. SuperTed Ted Evetts was also in attendance as a sponsors invite and proved a very popular addition.
The event culminates with a Knock Out Tournament between the four professionals. Steve winning the first Semi against Jamie, before Daryl (Clearly the Crowd Favourite at this juncture) defeating Alan in Semi Final number 2.
The final was a tight affair with Steve’s finishing proving the difference and the final darts was a spectacular 161 finish to win the event.
Discussing the event, organiser Sean Marshall said:
“It’s fantastic to be able to organise an event like this in Dudley for a fantastic local charity which is supported by a number of local businesses.
“Jabba proved a very worthy winner of the 1st event, and we are pleased to announce that Steve has agreed to come back and defend this title next year.
“When all funds are collected in, we expect to announce a cheque to Mary Stevens of £5500 & a further cheque of £1200 to Daryl’s chosen charity for Cystic Fibrosis. A special mention to Paul Jones of Kinver Business Solutions & Steve Turton of ST Lifting Ltd who once again dug deep to sponsor this event.”
Alongside the darts exhibition the event also sells its own merchandise with all profits going to Mary Stevens, these include Polo Shirts and Playing Cards branded for the event.
I’m sure you will all join me in congratulating Sean and his team, and we look forward to the announcement of Tungsten Hold’Em3 later this year.