Hamster loses PDC tour card

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Hadleigh’s Curtis Hammond lost his tour card on the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) circuit after an early exit in Monday’s William Hill World Darts Championship PDPA Qualifier.

Hammond won a two-year tour card at Q-School at the start of 2015, but needed to get to the last four of the PDPA Qualifier to stand a chance of keeping it for 2017.

A 5-4 defeat to Harry Robinson in the first round of the qualifier meant Hammond did not qualify for the £1,650,000 tournament and will finish the year outside the top 64 of the Order of Merit, and as a result will have to go to Q-School again if he wants to win a new tour card.

n Sudbury Town darts team drew 4-4 away at Haverhill in their latest game the Suffolk Super League.

Mark Theobald (19.41 one-dart average), man of the match Jason Stalker (25.93), Dan Tatum (21.07) and Martin Totman (21.03) were winners for Sudbury.

n Steven Warner was the winner of the inaugural Warner Active Youth Singles competition, hosted by the JMP Sudbury Invitational Darts League and run in conjunction with the Sudbury Youth Darts Academy.

Warner beat his Suffolk youth team-mate Tyler Ackers 2-1 in the final.

The next Sudbury Youth Darts Academy session takes place on Saturday, December 10, at the Northcroft Social Club (3-6pm) all interested players under 21 are welcome to attend free of charge.

n The highest Sudbury Charity League scorers of the week were Institute A, who beat Brook A, 10-1, while Steve Talbot won all his matches to keep Clare Club top of the league as they won 7-4 at Brook C.

A last-game win by Ashley Smith gave the Snooker Club a 6-5 victory away at the Black Lion while in a Melford derby, LMWMC B edged the Cricket Club 6-5.

John Bruce won all his games to help Institute B to an 8-3 victory at the Brewery Tap.

A vital win by Sarah Ackers gave Northcroft a 6-5 win over King’s Head, and Brook B beat Stanstead Club 7-4 helped by Mark Ackers winning his games for the Brook.