Dean Winstanley won an all Yorkshire final at the Winmau British Classic in Kettering to lift the Men’s Singles title for the first time, but it was a memorable sixth Women’s Singles title for Trina Gulliver with a 3-1 victory over Lorraine Farlam.
In the high-scoring Men’s Final, Dean Winstanley checked out on 91 for the opening leg and went on to win the first set with d-10. Not to be outdone Garry Thompson checked out on 104 for the 1st leg of the 2nd set. But Dean won the second leg and then the set with an outstanding 143 checkout for the match and the Winmau British Classic title.
Equally impressive was the Women’s Final, with Trina Gulliver recording a 24.69 single dart average and Lorraine Farlam a 24.47 average. Trina won the opening leg and Lorraine opened the 2nd leg with a 140 and 180, only to see Trina go 2-0 up. Lorraine halted the Gulliver charge by taking the third leg. However, it was Trina who finally took her sixth Winmau British Classic title with d-6.
Peter Boughey (Cheshire) 1-2 Garry Thompson (Yorks)
Dean Winstanley (Yorks) 2-1 Dave Prins (Co.Durham)
Dean Winstanley 2-0 Garry Thompson
Deta Hedman (Oxfords) 1-3 Trina Gulliver
Lorraine Farlam (Ches) 3-1 Julie Gore (Pembrokes)
Trina Gulliver 3-1 Lorraine Farlam