The winter darts season is off to a flying start, and with two new teams and a heap of new players across the league it already looks to be an interesting one.
Some good darts were thrown, among some average ones, in what was all in all a good start to the winter competition.
Steeltips took care of the Misfits 8-3 in the first game of the round.
Adam Lynch was on his game with four tons, three 140s, 117 and 101.
Rick Wylie chipped in with two tons and a 135.
Liz Henzell scored 120 while Rob Walden was impressive with four tons, 140, 120, 121 and a peg of 54.
For the Misfits Brian Forge scored a ton and 111, two tons and a 124 went to Michelle Halfpenny, three tons and a 121 went to Geoff Maggs and Beau Maggs threw two tons, a 105, 125 and a peg of 54.
In the second game of the round the Vikings dispatched the Rascals 9-2.
The Vikings were never in doubt as Mark Jones threw two tons, 123 and 118.
Craig Thorpe followed up with two tons, 120, 140 and a peg of 50.
Peter Myles threw five tons and a 136.
In what was a quiet night for the Rascals Brenden Rogers threw a ton and Stuart Crocket made 115.
The Golf Club Aces defeated the POW Rebels in the next game, winning the night 10-1.
Dan Raynor was solid first up with a ton, two 140s, 120 and a 54 peg.
Adrian Blacker threw a 120 while Emily Wills had a ton with a peg of 54.
Frank Roberts threw two tons, a 135 and a 52 peg.
The Rebels had a tough night with Teresa Reid throwing 105, Dennis Reid throwing a ton and a 150.
In the fourth game the two new kids on the scene, POW 26ers and the Bottom Pub Pirates, went head to head in a contest neither team was sure how would unfold.
The end result was 7-4 in the 26ers favour with some rookie errors made by both teams.
Shannon Jackson started strong with two tons and a 117.
Jess Louise chimed in with a ton and 122.
Steve Ash on debut more than held his own with a ton, 120, 140 and a 66 peg.
The Pirates highlights included two tons, a 103 and 40 peg to Dan Kilroy; a ton to Steve Kilroy; Drew Grantham threw a 101 and 133 with a 49 peg.
Another debutant, Andrew Harrison, threw a ton and a 101.
The final game between the Railway Renegades and the POW Kings provided the biggest upset of the round as the Renegades beat the reigning premiers 6-5.
The match was decided on the last leg of the final game before a winner was declared.
Jarrod Duggin was in hot form for the Kings with four tons and a 140.
He was well supported by Terran Crispin who slammed in two tons and two 140s.
Shane Rhue stood up and provided a 125, 119 with a 40 peg.
The Renegades’ John Porter made a good start to the season with three tons, two 140s and a 125.
Ricky Kozlowski had a high peg of 64.
Royce Kilroy chucked two 121s, a 115 and held his nerve in the final leg to get the result for the Renegades.