Kings Arms reach last-16 of national competition

A Billingshurst darts team reached the last 16 of the Punch Taverns sponsored National Cup before just going out to a nail biting defeat against The Hikers Rest from Brighton.

aving already come through a number of rounds and beaten the Bricklayers Arms from Brierly Hill in the last 32, the Kings Arms team of Dave Ansell, Nigel Wakefield, Ross Gilingham, Mark Knight, Tony Ayres and Tom Knight faced a hikers side boasting Sussex stars Shane Burgess, Jim Withers and Joe Davies. Significantly Ayres and Ansell missed doubles but Taggart pulled off a great eascape to level and Ross’s 15-dart put Arms 5-4 up. Unfortunately Wakefield and Knight could not repeat the heroics as the Arms crashed out, but only after putting Horsham darts on the national map.