Updated 20th June 2020
As you are all aware there is currently some confusions as to the form that the Inter County Championships will take in the future and at present there are 3 x options on which all current Hampshire County Darts Organisation members will be given the opportunity to debate the merits of each and decide the outcome
You will find below the proposals laid down by each contender for your consideration A. Financial comparison
Follow the link below to see a comparison of the 3 x proposals detailing their projected costs of membership etc. relating to Hampshire Hampshire compared costs BICC This gives the costs to be levied to Hampshire by each of the applicants B. Analysis
I will be compiling a full analysis of each proposal in order for you to make a fully balanced decision when the time comes – In the meantime if you have any queries contact
Frank Branscombe – Gen Sec HCDO C. The Options 1. BDO British Inter County Championships [BDO-BICC]
This will be a continuation of the system that has been in operation for 47 years and the future plans are detailed in the letter which confirms that the BDO BICC will be run for the counties by the rules as decided by the counties.
There is also a 3 x year Budget prediction BDO Proposal – BICC 01-5-2020 BDO Budget forecast
2. United Kingdom Darts Association [UKDA] The UKDA is a newly formed Association which seeks to unify darts within the UK and includes a proposal for its own Inter County Championships. Its aims and ambitions are detailed in the documentation below: UKDA Final Proposal 2020 This is the full Presentation effective from 18th June 2020 UKDA Budget 2020 This is the UKDA budget forecast as published on 18th June 2020 Hampshire Financial-Report
This report gives the cost estimated for Hampshire based on last seasons HCDO Super League numbers
3. Tri Nations Darts Ltd
This is a new Company comprising an amalgamation of the 3 x National Darts Bodies i.e.
England Darts, Scottish Darts Association, Welsh Darts Organisation who intend to also run their own Inter County Championships. Tri-Nations Business Plan Issue 2
NOTE – There is an updated Business Plan – Issue 3 pending
Dear Friends I have now had official notification that the remaining Mill Rythe Darts weekends have now been cancelled with immediate effect It is therefore with much sadness and regret that I have to inform you all that as per a call received today there will be no more Hampshire Darts Weekends at Mill Rythe .Reason given is simply that with the uncertainty surrounding the immediate and short term future of events such as this with large gatherings still very much ongoing it has been the decision of Away Resorts Management that they will bring forward their plans to change the Mill Rythe site into self-catering holidays and residential accommodation only. This is extremely sad news and brings an early end what has been a fantastic 33 years of enjoyment in the company of so many equally fantastic people. On a personal note I have had the honour of presiding over all of the 50 weekends held so they have been a massive and most enjoyable part of my life I can only thank you all for the support you have given and for the friendships we have made and treasured Frank Branscombe on behalf of all Hampshire Officials
BOOKING REFUNDS Full refunds on bookings made are available FREE HOLIDAY VOUCHERS As the vouchers as presented to the respective Winners were only applicable to darts weekends and as stated on the vouchers there is no available refund for these Neither are they transferable to other Away Resort parks as they were only valid for the Darts events at Mill Rythe.
To reclaim payments Phone booking office to confirm 023 9246 0044 Mill Rythe Report -16-6-2020 Above is a letter received from the site Management
Hampshire entertains old friends from Essex at the next BICC fixture.
Details as follows:
Venue: Bitterne Park Social Club, 76 Manor Farm Rd, Southampton SO18 1NQ Tel: 023 8055 4694 Times:Saturday 29th February 2020 – 11.00am – ‘B’ Matches Sunday 1st March 2020 – 11.00am – ‘A’ Matches Venue Location Teamsheet v Essex 2020