MIDGE FLOWERS CUP
MIDGE FLOWERS - MEMORIAL COMPETITION
The Midge Flowers Cup was created in 2016 as a memorial competition to recognise and honour the commitment of our association's first Life member Mary ‘Midge’ Florence Flowers after she passed on 27 May 2016.
Midge was a founding member of the WADA committee, and she committed over a decade of service to the Western Area Darts Association as an administrator and committee person. She retired from the committee in June 1995 but Midge continued to play for many seasons and was active in our association right up to her time of passing.
A popular figure among our membership community, at the oche, Midge could be considered a giant killer, as her list of “victims” taken down on the boards was extensive. Results will show, many a player of greater ability would often underestimate our pocket dynamo and finish on the wrong side of the ledger in the WADA competitions.
Midge was a strong advocate of "Association Knock Out Cups" during her time of governance, so the management committee of 2016/17 believed this was the best way in which our association could honour the life of Midge, her service and her contribution to the Western Area Darts Association.
The Midge Flowers Cup is a teams-based knockout format where all teams compete in the one competition pool, with a handicap scoring system to balance out teams of differing abilities. First played in the summer season of 2017, the inaugural Midge Flowers Cup was won by the Cougars, a team consisting of many high achieving South Australian State Representatives, all of whom competed with a determination to ensure they were inaugural winners of “The Midge”, such was the regard our membership held for Midge.
To this day the Midge Flowers Cup is a strongly contested competition which allows our members to remember a great of our association and share loving memories with new members to ensure her legacy shines brightly long into the future.