RYAN GOWANS was crowned king of the oche at the Portland Christmas Open beating world number 27 Justin Pipe in the men’s singles final at the Conservative Club.

The club were honoured to have Pipe there, who has recently lost 4-0 to eventual finalist Phil Taylor in the last 32 of the PDC World Championship.

As a prize the club donated the brand new match board to Gowans as a momento which Pipe signed.

There was £1,700 of prize money on offer at the event, which saw 71 men and ladies from across Dorset and neighbouring counties compete at the Conservative Club.

Gowans beat Pipe 4-2 in the fantastic ?nal which included three maximum scores of 180 and Gowans winning a leg with a 138 shot out (two treble 19s followed by double 12).

Gowans also produced a 130 shot out, ?nishing on the bullseye to take the title.

Meanwhile, Sam Kirton scooped the ladies’ prize after overcoming Julie Boggust.

Organiser Andy Masters said: “I would like to thank Jose Macleod and Kelly Levett for helping organise the ladies’ competition and give a special mention to all the sponsors who supported the event.”

The main sponsors of the event were: South Portland Conservative Club, while other sponsors included: Paul Paice Blinds & Beds, Island Builders, Real World Security, Aplins Garden Services, Steve Jones Plan Design, Nicky’s Taxis, CarpetMan, Hull Gregson & Hull, Darron Whyton (Builders), Weymouth ADC Darts League (Weymouth Angling Club), Perry?eld Bodyworks, Portland Super League and the Isle of Portland Darts League.

Other results included men’s Blind Pairs winners Mark Grimes and Dale Masterman with Pipe and Sean Williams runners-up and ladies’ Blind Pairs winners Kirton and Boggust with the runners-up being Jose Macleod and Kelly Levett.