London’s Conan Whitehead sealed a vital 5-2 victory over Clwyd’s Dafydd Edwards in the final game of the UKDA Challenge Charity Match, to snatch a draw for Team Stefano against Team Savage, as over £1,000 was raised for our charity partners, Mind and the Ben Cohen Stand Up Foundation.
A number of well known players within the grassroots game gave up their time, to play in a very closely contested event, with both charities being the ultimate winners, as the sole purpose of the match was to raise much needed funds for our partners.
Players from across our National League system played in both teams, with young sensation Henry Coates (Derbyshire) showing his huge potential, with an outstanding victory in the opening match against Ray Marshall.
Pete Allen (Kent), Rhian O’Sullivan (Glamorgan), Ritchie Howson (Essex), David Wawrzeski (London) joined Whitehead and Coates in winning points for Team Stefano, whilst Team Savage’s points came from Mike Norton (West of England), Ian McFarlane (Warwickshire), Natalie Gilbert (Warwickshire), James Hurrell (Gloucestershire), Carl Hamilton (Yorkshire) and Laura Turner (Surrey).
Both Johnny Stefano and Colin Savage wish to thank the players that took part in the event, McEvoy Darts Streaming for the first class streaming service and commentary, and to Dave Vanderson for his hard work during the day.
A huge thank you from the UKDA to all those that generously donated to two great causes.
Donations can still be made via the link below:
The UKDA Charity Challenge match results:
|Team Stefano||Team Savage|
|Henry Coates||W||85.68||5||3||75.05||L||Ray Marshall|
|Micky Reed||L||75.82||1||5||85.00||W||Mike Norton|
|John Williams-Jones||L||89.93||4||5||85.25||W||Ian McFarlane|
|Debra Watling||L||60.92||2||4||61.16||W||Natalie Gilbert|
|Paul Hogan||L||85.19||1||5||85.19||W||James Hurrell|
|Pete Allen||W||79.43||5||4||83.40||L||Anthony Allen|
|Rhian O'Sullivan||W||83.09||4||2||76.99||L||Anastasia Dobromyslova|
|Ritchie Howson||W||93.38||5||4||88.35||L||Andy Alker|
|Daz Layden||L||72.71||3||5||84.48||W||Carl Hamilton|
|Donna Gleed||L||60.40||3||4||61.96||W||Laura Turner|
|David Wawrzeski||W||87.61||5||4||83.55||L||Paul Marsh|
|Conan Whitehead||W||90.79||5||2||77.04||L||Dafydd Edwards|
The full match can be seen via the links to McEvoy Darts Streaming below: