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Arron keeps it in the family in Daily Echo Hampshire Darts Open
ARRON Monk put on a dazzling display of darts to win the Daily Echo Hampshire Open and make sure his family name stayed on the silverware.
The 19-year-old Andover ace beat talented Yorkshireman Martin Atkins after working his way through a 500-strong entry at Southampton’s Novotel on Saturday.
And it could so easily have been a father-son final as dad Colin battled to retain the title he has held for two years.
Colin continued his long unbeaten run in the competition right through to the semi-finals before being ousted 4-0 by Atkins.
But the northerner, a regular in the Lakeside World Championships, had no answer to Andover ace of the oche Arron, who had been in top form all day.
He strolled through his first three matches without dropping a leg and included a ten-darter in one of the games.
His day could have ended in the semi-finals, in which he faced Essex Open winner Jamie Robinson, who had been throwing some awesome arrows.
But Arron stopped him in his tracks with a clinical 4-0 victory.
“It would have been great to have played dad in the final,” said Arron after picking up the £1,000 winner’s cheque.
“But it is good to have won the same competition as him and to keep it in the family.”
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