Ingrid and Michelle win Eileen Elliott Trophy

Semi finalists in the Eileen Elliott Trophy match night, at the Leeds Hotel. From left, organiser Maggie Worrall, players Jackie Burrows, Trish Webster, Janet elvidge, Sarah Thornton, Deborah Skelton, Lucy Murton, seated fron, champions Ingrid Pashby and Michelle Thaker. Picture by Andrew Higgins  sn123625a   05/09/12
Semi finalists in the Eileen Elliott Trophy match night, at the Leeds Hotel. From left, organiser Maggie Worrall, players Jackie Burrows, Trish Webster, Janet elvidge, Sarah Thornton, Deborah Skelton, Lucy Murton, seated fron, champions Ingrid Pashby and Michelle Thaker. Picture by Andrew Higgins sn123625a 05/09/12

The semi-finals of the Eileen Elliott 19x Memorial Trophy 2012 Ladies Pairs darts KO competition saw Ingrid Pashby and Michelle Thacker through to the final by narrowly beating Janet Elvidge and Sarah Thornton 3-2.

Jackie Burrows and Trish Webster secured their place by beating Lucy Murton and Deborah Skelton 3-0.

Ingrid and Michelle against Jackie and Trish produced a quality final that went right to the wire ending with Ingrid and Michelle taking the title, and the £150 first prize, with a 3-2 win.

The fundraising also ended on a high, as £446 was raised during the final night giving a total of £1,010 for the 2012 competition and a total figure raised, since the competition began in 1990, of £27,049.

The competition, played on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer at the Leeds Hotel, West Sandgate, raised just under £2,500 in the first four years for the Yorkshire Cancer Research Fund.

In 1993 the organisers and the competitors decided they wanted to back a more local cause and in December of that year the Scarborough Hospital Chemotherapy Unit Trust Fund was set up.

All of the money raised throughout the competition is given to the Macmillan nurses at Scarborough Hospital.

The money is entirely at their disposal to be used on equipment, necessities and even luxuries for the chemotherapy patients who are being teated in this area.

The organisers said: “We had great support this year and would like to thank not only the ladies who entered the competition but also the local businesses and individuals who were so generous in donating prizes for the finals night raffle.

“If it wasn’t for all of these people we wouldn’t be able to raise the kind of money that we do for the chemotherapy unit. So a big thank you to all of them and we hope we can rely on their support again next year. A final thank you goes to John and Tracie at the Leeds Hotel for their generous support throughout the competition.”