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2021 – 2022 Season – Hampshire Darts Prepares to return!!!!!

Dear HCDO Members
With huge thanks to all concerned it is gratifying to note that at last the clouds of Covid seem to be lifting and the spring shoots of Hampshire Darts are starting to emerge
HCDO Members Letter 11-04-2021 
You will find attached a letter within the above ;imk in which I have tried to give an appraisal of where were are at the moment and a [probably less famous but hopefully less confusing than the ones we see issued by the Government!!!] ‘ROAD MAP’ for the future of Hampshire Darts – Any comments or criticisms of the points raised are more than welcome

Following the unspeakable tribulations of the year gone past it is gratifying to be able to see light at the end of a very long and dart Covid Tunnel and to this end I am please to announce as follows:
UKDA National League & MAD Darts
Hampshire are looking forward to participation in the UKDA system and we thank all involved for the time and effort put in to make this whole new concept of the of increased opportunities possible
UKDA Darts Corner National League
Hampshire are pleased to confirm that all National League Home matches will take pola at:
The Home of Hampshire Darts which is:
Bitterne Park Social Club, 76 Manor Farm Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 1NQ
Telephone Number: 02380 554694

For full details of fixtures, dates etc. Please click on links below:
UKDA  NL Team Structure
2021-2022  UKDA Fixtures
UKDA National League Playing Venues
UKDA NL – Hotel Partners
UKDA Playing Rules
UKDA Code of Conduct
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For further details contact
HCDO National League Committee Chairman:
Paul Simmonds – email: paulrichardsimmonds@gmail.com 
Paul and the UKDA N.L. Committee will update with all news as it becomes available

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Hampshire Super League & MAD Darts
Eastleigh Men’s and Eastleigh Ladies Super Leagues will this season be operating from:
Eastleigh Working Men’s Club, 18 Market Street, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9FD
Principal contact: Mike Gillett – email: Mike_G_@hotmail.com
The League will be run on both UKDA Super League and MAD darts formats
For fixture dates etc. please click on link below:

Eastleigh Fixtures 2021 – 2022

MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW – WATCH THIS SPACE!!!
DARTS IN HAMPSHIRE IS ON ITS WAY BACK WITH A BANG!!!!

Hampshire Remembers

HAMPSHIRE REMEMBERS
It is with a terrible sadness that we acknowledge with the utmost respect to all involved the recent loss of special friends who their own ways contributed so much to the Sport of darts in Hampshire and beyond.

RHODA HARBY

Rhoda was a pioneer in Ladies Darts and her successes in the sport are legendary.
Rhoda was Hampshire’s first Ladies England International Player and together with other talented players she was instrumental in helping to set standards within the Hampshire Ladies Teams that have been their strength leading to so many successes over so many years and still apply to the present day.
Rhoda made 147 appearances for Hampshire in a darts career that spanned some 25 years which included a period when she played for the West of England.
During her playing career Rhoda reached No 4 in the World Rankings and No 2 in Great Britain Rankings – a superb record that showcases her outstanding talent and consistency.
After their inception into the BDO system Rhoda was also the first Hampshire Ladies player to qualify for The British Gold Cup and the World Masters and reached the Final of the Gold Cup Ladies Singles in 1987 and reached the Semi-Finals of the World Masters in 1982.
Rhoda was a very popular player, always willing to give advice and with a personality to match, loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be sadly missed by all that were privileged to have known her.
Now safely back in the arms of her husband Brian we can only thank Rhoda for her friendship and for being such an  inspiration to so many.
Our commiserations and deepest sympathies go  to Shane, Mel and all of the family at this very sad time.

From all at Hampshire County Darts Organisation

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RICK COUSINS
Those that met Rick will know that words alone will not be enough to pay tribute to  this true gentleman who devoted so much of his time and energy in ensuring that the exponents of the sport of darts were able to give of their best and who was taken from us all so suddenly.
Rick was for many years an Official for Hampshire County Darts Organisation acting as Senior MC at Inter county matches, Hampshire Opens, Youth Events and for some 16 x years  was a key member of the Mill Rythe team of Officials at the Hayling Island Darts weekends where with like-minded personnel  he worked so hard to ensure that professional presentation and fair play were paramount.
Without fail Rick would arrive at Hayling on the Thursday morning and work tirelessly at whatever needed to be done until the very last dart was thrown in the Sunday afternoon Finals and the final piece of equipment was stored away.
Away from the dartboards Rick was a devoted husband to Sandra and an extremely  proud family man who took great pleasure in speaking enthusiastically of his family life and of the of the happy celebrations they all shared in worldwide locations.
Rick stood for everything that is good and honest in both the sport he loved so much and life in general and he leaves us all with so many happy memories plus a long and lasting legacy that will never be forgotten.
Sleep well Rick we will all miss you

Our condolences go to all of Rick’s family at this very sad and difficult time

From  Frank Branscombe and all at Hampshire County Darts Organisation

Hampshire Darts vote UKDA

At the Annual General Meeting of Hampshire County Darts Organisation a Ballot was taken of those members present with the following results:
United Kingdom Darts Association =  20 x votes
British Darts Organisation = 1 x vote
Tri-Nations Darts Alliance = 0 x votes
Therefore a Membership Application has been submitted to UKDA confirming the above
For more information contact
HCDO-UKDA Chairman: PAUL SIMMONDS
Tel: 07990 583540
Here’s wishing The  Hampshire Blue Army every success in their new endeavours

MODERN AMATEUR DARTS [MAD]

Whilst not competing for the rights to  own the county system another credible Darts Body waiting in the wings is: Modern Amateur Darts [MAD] 
This organisation will revolutionise the way the Sport of Darts in this country is structured and is a very exciting prospect – its simplicity and scope for all players is extraordinary and provides many of the answers most players are looking for
Running the Hampshire and Surrounding area [Invaders] will be some extraordinary darting talent in:
Stefan Evrard, Mike Gillet, Mike Symes and bringing in the MAD element is Sam Rooney!!!
All experts in their fields within the sport of Darts
These are joined by Aaron Turner, Graham Hardy, Darren Oakley, James Bishop and others as organisers in the Invaders region Hampshire area
Below are links to more information i.e. A summary of MAD’s profile and ambitions plus details of the MAD Areas and contact details with specific information on the INVADER Region which includes Hampshire
The Maps and Contacts Document also includes a link to a very informative interview given by Stefan Evrard – Please click on links below
MAD – SUMMARY
MAD – Maps and Contacts