DARTS: Maltby le Marsh brothers hoping for PDC Youth Tour success this weekend

Sam and Robbie with sponsors Lee Mamwell and Andrew Graves.
Sam and Robbie with sponsors Lee Mamwell and Andrew Graves.

Maltby le Marsh brothers Sam and Robbie Hewson are hoping their fledgling talents will shine at the PDC Youth Darts Tour this weekend.

Sam and Robbie launch into the 2013 Tour in Barnsley this weekend, March 23 and 24, with a £3,000 prize up for grabs for the player who can see off the country’s finest young darts players.

The brothers now regularly travel to big tournaments taking on senior professionals and some of the best players around.

They both also proudly represent the Lincolnshire men’s county team with Sam picking up the man of the match award against London last month with just under a 29 single dart average.

Last year was an excellent one for elder sibling Sam. He became the BDO Under 21’s UK Open Champion, finished 59th on the PDC World Youth Tour 2012 and is currently ranked 11th from over 200 players in the Lincolnshire Men’s Superleague.

Robbie won the Under 18’s Youth Tournament at Great Yarmouth late last year, finished 67th on the PDC World Youth Tour due to missing the start of the tour and is currently ranked sixth in Lincolnshire Men’s Superleague losing just one game out of 18.

Robbie will also jet off to waemer climes when he enters the BDO Benidorm Open Classic in April.

Sam was named as Sporting Hero at last year’s Leader Champions awards, as voted by you, the readers.

And last year Sam, a former pupil of the John Spendluffe Technology College in Alford, took part in the PDC Unicorn Youth Tour event in Bruehl, Cologne in his ever first overseas event.

However he was unlucky to be knocked out in the latter stages of the competition.

The Hewson household are rightly proud of the boys’ achievements and they are still progressing.

Both brothers hope to push their way into the top 32 of the World Youth Tour this year.

This weekend the pair warmed up for the tour with a successful showing. Robbie won the U18’s youth tournament for the second time in a row picking up £100 and Sam lost in the final of the main singles event picking up £550.

The Hewson brothers would like to thank new sponsors Rick Howell Steelworks as well as Lee Mamwell of the The Colin Blades Memerial Fund and of course their existing sponsors Andrew Graves of ARG Plumbing, Focus Signs and Steve Wood Plasterers for their ongoing support which is gratefully received.

The next fundraising event for the Colin Blades Memorial Fund is a Classic Motown Night at Louth Town Hall on Saturday April 6.