Sport in Short: Darts

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BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP (Park Inn International Hotel, London): Men's singles sixth round: D Askew (Surrey) bt R Widows (Middx) 3-1; R Harrington (Essex) bt D Ovens (Herts) 3-1; D Smith (Wilts) bt R Brown (Durham) 3-2; D Anderson (Aus) bt K Sullivan (Aus) 3-2; I Sarfas (Essex) bt M Seelig (Ger)

3-2; B Holbrook (London) bt P Martinez (Spa) 3-2; W Weening (Aus) bt M Crooks (Irl) 3-2; P Binding (Berks) bt P Hinders (Swe) 3-1; P Evison (Surrey) bt G Miller (London) 3-1; D Priestley (Yorks) bt R Blake (Surrey) 3-0; S Hills (Herts) bt S Coleman (London) 3-1; K Self (Suffolk) bt R Harding (Sussex) 3-1; R Baxter (Lancs) bt L Wallace (Wilts) 3-1; T Nurse (Cambs) bt R Burnett (Glam) 3-1; P Cox (Essex) bt M Savvery (Gwent) 3-1; W Mardle (Essex) bt G Wylie (N Irl) 3-2. Seventh round: Askew bt Harrington 3-0; D Anderson bt Smith 3-1; Sarfas bt Holbrook 3-2; Weening bt Binding 3-1; Priestley bt Evison 3-0; Self bt Hills 3-1; Baxter bt Nurse 3-2; Mardle bt Baxter 3-1. Quarter-finals: Askew bt D Anderson 2-0; Weening bt Sarfas 2-0; Priestley bt Self 2-0; Baxter beat Mardle 2-1. Semi-finals: Askew bt Weening 2-0; Priestley bt Baxter 2-0. Final: Priestley bt Askew 2-0.

Women's fifth round: D Hedman (Essex) bt M Geaney (Som) 2-0; L Maddock (Gwent) bt S Duffy (Mddx) 2-1; F Hoenselaar (Neth) bt H Ernst (Ger) 2-1; J Green (Wilts) bt N Furness (Wilts) 2-0; S Greatbatch (Cambs) bt K Nye (Surrey) 2-0; K Smith (Yorks) bt R Wright (Herts) 2-0; S Bromberg (US) bt M Blinco (Derbys) 2-0; S Edwards (Avon) bt P Persson (Ger) 2-0. Quarter-finals: Maddock bt Hedman 2-1; Hoenselaar bt Green 2-0; Greatbatch bt Smith 2-1; Bromberg bt Edwards 2-0. Semi- finals: Maddock bt Hoenselaar 3-1; Greatbatch bt Bromberg 3-1. Final: Greatbatch bt Maddock 3-1.

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