Farlam makes German Open final

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BUXTON’S ladies darts player Lorraine Farlam finished runner-up to Deta Hedman in the final of the German Open.

She also reached the semi-finals of the ladies pairs with Rachel Brooks, losing 3-1 to Hedman and Trina Gulliver.

Farlam and her daughter Josie Patterson recently represented England, both winning their respective matches.

l PDC player Dean Winstanley looks set to make the last 32 of the UK Open and avoid the early rounds.

He was recently in qualifier action in Barnsley. Results - Saturday April 15: prelim, Winstanley 6-3 Gareth Pass; round one, Sam Hill 6-3 Winstanley. Sunday April 16: prelim, Winstanley 6-1 Mark Stephenson; round one, Winstanley 6-5 Peter Wright; round two, John Part 6-3 Winstanley.