All players are informed that following on from the Government announcement Today (Monday 16th March 2020) about measures being introduced to curb Coronavirus (Covid – 19); that the start of the 2020 Summer Darts League is postponed until further notice. This is due to the advice from the Government’s Chief Scientific and Medical Advisers that amongst other things “Everyone should avoid gatherings and crowded places, such as pubs, clubs and theatres”. This means that most, if not all, the pubs and clubs the league will be playing in will be closed and we should all be following the Government advice.
Once the Government advice changes regarding gatherings and crowded places the League Chairman and Secretary will decide on the best course of action on starting the league. Dependent on the time frame this could be a delayed start to playing the whole league, dropping the cup matches, only playing half the fixtures or whatever seem most appropriate at the time. Until such time as we get an idea of the timeframes for the restrictions being lifted we cannot make an informed decision and therefore there is no point is speculating on the way ahead at this stage.
We hope you all understand this decision and we will inform you as soon as we are in a positon to set a start date.
Yours in darts,
Cathy Campbell, League Chairman & Dougie Dyke, League Secretary
Sturminster Newton Darts League
The league is based around the town of Sturminster Newton in Dorset. It plays all year round with a Summer League playing from April to September and a Winter League playing from October to March. Both leagues are sponsored by local businesses, the leagues main sponsor is BNG Auto Services, other sponsors are The Swan Inn Sturminster Newton, James Holloway Property Maintenance, Kevin Selby and Jason and the Alcho-Naughts. Matches are played on a Tuesday evening, with a presentation night on a Friday at the end of each season. There are currently 4 divisions, 2 of 8 teams, one of 7 teams and one of 4 teams in both leagues and no waiting list for teams to enter. Anyone wishing to enter a team into either league should contact the League Secretary or Chairman.
Pubs and Clubs in the League
Gillingham Sports and Social Club
Marnhull RBL Club
Milborne Port Sports & Social Club
Stalbridge RBL Club
Sturminster Newton Football Club
Sturminster Newton RBL Club
The Blackmore Vale Inn, Marnhull
The Crown Inn, Marnhull
The Royal Oak, Okeford Fitzpaine
The Swan Inn, Stalbridge
The Swan Inn, Sturminster Newton
The Tippling Philosopher, Milborne Port
The Trooper Inn, Stourton Caundle
The White Hart, Bishops Caundle
Chairman – Joe Spicer
Secretary – Dougie Dyke
Treasurer – Michelle Haynes
Contact details for the Secretary:
Mr. Dougie Dyke, 5 Durrant, Sturminster Newton DT10 1DQ
Tel 01258 475312