JACK REVELY is fast proving to be a shining star in the future of darts in Sunderland by clinching promotion to the Premier League with a 5-3 victory over promotion rival Anth Devine.
Devine, who will now play in the end-of-season play-offs, managed to take out an excellent 102 finish, but it was the youngster’s night.
The 15-year-old saw out the game with a 106 checkout and a 18-dart leg.
The win for Revely also condemned Steve Carr to the play-offs.
Lee Rump ended his Championship winning campaign with a pair of convincing wins. First up was a 5-0 win over Darren Johnston, Rump then went on to defeat Mick Brown 5-1. Rump showed his Premier League class with terrific legs in 13,20 and a pair of 21 darters.
Adam Lafferty also cemented a play-off place and is certainly one to watch with regards to promotion, with a pair of fine wins. Firstly he won 5-0 against Tony Bryant, he then had a 5-1 win over Dawn Evans including a classy 14 darter.
In the First Divisions final match Gary Richardson and George Slight shared the spoils, drawing 4-4 with Richardson’s 20 dart leg being the highlight in a tight match.
The Premier League is coming into it’s final fortnight and is packed with a busy schedule.
Chris Jarvis stood out with two good victories, first a 5-1 win against Mick Watson. Jarvis then had a convincing 5-2 win over Andy King, in which Jarvis hit a 180 and a checkout of 70.
King went on to share the spolis with Alan Garden in a 4-4 draw, both men hitting a 180 and taking legs in 20 darts.
Bobby Turnbull eased his relegation fears with a 5-0 win over Garden.
Turnbull eased his fears further with a 5-1 win over title hopeful Sue Edwards.
A bad night ensued for Tony Richardson who lost to second seed Chris Bolam 5-0. He then slipped to another defeat to play-off qualifier Alan Slight.
Marco Laybourn cemented fourth spot with a 5-2 win over Vince Lorraine. Laybourn yet again proved to be a contender for the crown with excellent legs in 17,19 and 20 darts twice.
Andy Lincoln edged a close game wth Steve Richardson despite missing out on a place at finals night, showing good legs in 16 and 17 darts twice including an 82 checkout.
Ian Jarvis defeated fellow finals night qualifier Alan Slight 5-2, aided by two 180’s a 14 dart leg and a pair of 20 darters.
Title favourite Paul Williams beat Walter Scott 5-1 with legs in 16 and 19 darts. Scott’s sole leg came in 17 darts including a 180.