Sheffield students’ union hosts UK university darts championship

The University of Sheffield Octagon Centre hosted the UK university Darts Championship this weekend.

The event which ran over two days featured singles and team competitions.

The singles event consisted of 283 students from 20 British universities battling it out to secure a £300 prize.

Harry Jenkins from the University of Hull won the singles competition, coming from 4-2 down in the final against Dan Kelly to win 5-4.

The final was a high-scoring contest, with Jenkins averaging 67 and Kelly 66. The Hull player managed to hit a 180 and three 140s compared to Kelly’s nine tons.

In the team competition on Sunday, the University of Sheffield were the defending plate champions. However, Sheffield were unable to build on their home advantage and narrowly lost to Lancaster 1s in the semi-finals. Their rivals from across the Pennines went on to win the competition.

Ed McCosh, President of the Sheffield Darts society said: “The Sheffield players certainly enjoyed it being in Sheffield! I think everyone was happy with the central location, the venue, and the number of food and drink options the union provided. In previous years, York, Lancaster and Nottingham Trent haven’t provided as many options.”