Thanet darts tournament to remember popular player Tommy Brewster

The tournament is in memory of Tommy Brewster

A Thanet darts tournament in memory of popular player Tommy Brewster is back for a second year.

Tommy, from Ramsgate, died of a heart attack on March 14 2017, just one day before his 74th birthday.

The well-known Provident and Christmas club collector was a talented player on the Thanet circuit, playing mainly for the Red Arrow Club and Northwood Club in later life but for both Ramsgate and Margate leagues over his lifetime. Tommy often stood out in a crowd due to his love of wearing bright, Hawaiian shirts.

The tournament raised £1,300 last year for the British Heart Foundation despite severe weather meaning not everyone could get to the Red Arrows Club in Ramsgate to take part.

Friend and tournament organiser Andy Brooks said it is hoped this year will bring in an even larger amount or the charity.

He added: “Lots of businesses are donating prizes and we are hoping for around 50 players in each section.

“Lots of players will be coming to raise a glass to Tom and catch up with others who played 10 or 5 years ago.”

The Tom’s Trophy event takes place at the Red Arrow Club, off Newington Road, on Saturday, March 9. Doors open at 10am, registration before 11,45am, draw at noon.

There will also be a raffle. It will include men’s and ladies singles knockout and a latecomers round. It is open to Thanet players only, past and present and is running in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

Men’s competition will be best of 5 x 501, ladies competition will be best of 3 x 501. There will also be football cards on the day with half going to the winner and the rest going to the BHF.

Entry in the tournament is a minimum donation of £5.

Organisers are also looking for sponsors and raffle donations. Find the event page here