Paula beats world champ in Welsh Open

CAPTAIN of the Lincs darts team, local lady Paula Jacklin, and Notts partner Paul Harvey had a successful weekend in the Brean Sands Wales Open.

They gave the world champion Anastasia Dorbromislova from Russia and world-ranked partner Steven Bunting an early exit in the mixed pairs, thrashing them 3-0.

They then won three more matches on their way to a final against world number two Scott Waites and Dee Bateman, which was a tense affair, Paula just missing out on a 115 finish and Waites and Bateman got the winning double with their last dart to give them the championship.

The previous night Paula played in the blind ladies pairs and reached the semi-finals of that event as well.

Paula said: ”I’m on the circuit full time now for a year, and I’m playing great darts at the moment.”

“Playing against and beating the best in the world is a massive confidence booster for me. I hope I can keep it up.”

Wayne Mardle is coming to Rileys, Crofton Road, Lincoln, on 28th June and there are qualifying places for the event tonight (Thursday) at Rileys, register 7.15pm, start 7.30pm.

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