This year’s annual Whittingham Open Darts Competition takes place on Sunday July 6 with a prize fund in excess of £1,200! The, competition based on 501 BDO rules is now in its eighth year.

Over the years it has attracted players from all over the north west. There are separate men's and ladies’ singles knockout competitions as well as a Junior Competition.

In addition to the main knockouts, there is a doubles competition which anyone can enter on the day for a modest fee with all the entry money being given in prizes to the winners and runners up.

The winner of the men’s knockout competition well get £400 with all other prizes being announced on the day.

The main competition entry fee is £8 for men, £6 for ladies and £4 for juniors.

Entries may be sent in advance with name and contact details and a cheque or postal order for the appropriate amount, payable to Whittingham & Goosnargh Social Club to Phil Hesketh, 83 Cumeragh Lane, Whittingham, Preston PR3 2AN.

Whittingham & Goosnargh Sports & Social Club is a good location with plenty of parking space. It’s in the centre of the now mainly disused Whittingham Hospital site with woodland and green fields all around.

To get to the club, take junction 32 off the M6 and follow signs to Garstang for half a mile. Turn right at the Broughton traffic lights onto Whittingham Lane. After 2.5 miles turn right after the Stags Head and follow the road round to the Club.

Contact Phil Hesketh on 01772 864521 or Mary Cooper 01772 862471 for more details.