Triple Success for England at Winmau BDO British Internationals

Triple Success for England at Winmau BDO British Internationals

09 April, 2019

The International select teams from England, Wales and Scotland all descended on Glenrothes RASC over the weekend to compete in the 40th edition of the British Internationals.

The weekend was a triumph for the England team, who picked up the title in three events; Men’s, Ladies and Boys with the host nation Scotland winning the Girls category.

Winmau’s Scott Mitchell captained England Men’s team as they defeated Scotland 7-5 in the final day to retain their title from 2018. Mitchell saved his best till last, rattling in the highest average of the tournament (111.33) in his 4-0 win over Scott Hogarth to put England into the lead.

In the Ladies final day it was another England v Scotland decider. Trina Gulliver MBE got England off to a flying start to the match with a 3-1 win over Louise Hepburn before Emily Davidson levelled for the Scottish ladies.

England would then go on to win four consecutive matches without dropping a single leg to close out a 5-1 win and lift the title.

They Youth tournament will likely be remember for youngster Leighton Bennett hitting a BDO International record average in his debut for England. Bennett hit a 107.37 average in his win over Wales’ Sion Russell.

After a 3-1 win over Wales, the England boys also defeated Scotland by the same score line to earn the win and lift the title.

In the Girls event, a 1-1 draw between Scotland and England meant that Scotland picked up the win via leg difference.

Click here for full results from the BDO.

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