Last year saw the inaugural 'Alex Beckett Darts League' at The Barley Mow.
When the pub re-opened in 2009 after a 7-year hiatus, Alex was one of the managers and pulled the first pint behind the bar.
A RADA trained actor, Alex subsequently left The Mow to go on to a lauded career on stage and screen, winning rave reviews and plaudits along the way.
However, he reminded an ardent fan of all pub related games, and last October, alongside Will, our current Manager, designed our first Darts League at the pub. He even had his own team.
Tragically, Alex died in April 2018 aged just 35 years old.
We could think of no more fitting an epitaph than to name our league after him, and play for a trophy in his honour. He would have been proud to know his team went on to this year's finals and finished runners-up. Or maybe he might have been just a tad annoyed, knowing that, if he had been there, they might just have won it!
But a rolling stone gathers no moss, and as such the 2018 - 19 season is already under way.
16 teams are split in to 4 groups, who fight it out against each other for points, where the top two teams from each group progress to the Knockout Rounds, until finally a Champion is crowned!
Matches are played on Monday night. Whilst the League is fully subscribed this season, if you are interested in registering a team for the 2019 - 20 Season starting next September, email Will at:
Remember, Monday is also 'Pie and a Pint' night at The Barley Mow, so inbetween arrows you can enjoy some top flight grub and a beverage for the bargain price of £12.50!!!
TO THE OCHE!!!
|P:||Quarter Finals:||Semi Finals:||The Final:|
|The 3 Muskabeers||1||0||0||3|
|The Bargers||0||1||1||1||Winner Group A|
|The Performing Darts||0||1||0||0||Vs|
|1||0||2||5||Runner-up Group D|
|Clare's Swear Bears||0||1||0||0|
|Bmorians||1||0||2||5||Winner Group B|
|What Dart F^*k?!||0||1||0||0||Runner-up Group C|
|Chairmen of the Board||1||0||1||4||Winner Group A|
|Bully's Boys||0||1||2||2||Runner-up Group B|
The Flights Are On, But Nobody's Home
|1||0||3||6||Winner Group D|
Runner-up Group A