ALAN Currivan notched two wins and a semi-final spot during three competitions over Christmas.

The Walton player had a successful day at the Daniel/Green event in Ipswich.

He won the scratch pairs with Suffolk county captain Wayne Hammond.

He also battled through a strong field in the singles to fly the flag for Essex.

Currivan reached the semi-finals, defeating former youth world master and current PDC player Michael Barnard (57th in the PDC world rankings) 3-0 in the quarter-finals before losing out to Norfolk’s Gary Butcher.

The other semi-final saw Andrew Gilding defeat fellow Suffolk county man Kevin Harris.

Fellow Walton players Eddie Keary, Andrew Currivan and Ben Austin all suffered first-round exits.

Andrew Currivan reached the final of the 101 challenge singles competition before losing out in the final.

The week before, Alan had also won the Warwick Arms (Clacton) Christmas Open Singles competition.

At the Colchester Rileys team of four open, The Taverners, from Walton, consisting of Alan Currivan, Ben Attridge, Rob Emery and Keary, defeated Brightlingsea but lost out in the quarter-finals, despite drawing the match 3-3.

However, they went out on the points system.