It was another interesting round of darts this week, with plenty of tons thrown by some of our more ‘‘ton-happy’’ players, after a relatively quiet start to the season for them, while there were a couple of our newest players scoring their first-ever tons.
First game of the week saw the Pirates host the reigning premiers.
The match was a lot tighter than the score line suggested, with the Kings proving too strong with a 9-2 win.
The Pirates’ Daniel Kilroy finished the night with two tons and a 125, Drew Grantham was solid with two tons and two 121s, and Steve Kilroy chimed in with a 120, 119 and 123.
For the Kings, Jarrod Duggin threw one ton, a 105,140 and 114; Shane Rhue in his second game, smashed in a 125; Gary Power was on fire after a dusty start, finishing with five tons, a 102, 140 and 122; and Terran Crispin had two tons, 132 and two 140s, with a game-high peg of 78.
The second match was held between the POW Misfits and the Golf Club Aces, and was easily the game of the round.
Victory came in the third and final leg of the last game of the night, with the Aces taking the honours 6-5.
Misfits’ Michelle Halfpenny threw a ton; Beau Maggs followed up with two tons and a 120; Geoff Maggs chucked a ton, 123, 115 and 105; and Brian Forge had his eye in with a 120 and game high peg of 83.
Aces scores included Frank Roberts throwing three tons; Emily Wills fired up with six tons; Steve Raynor chipped in with a ton and a team high 74 peg; and Dan Raynor had four tons, a 140 and threw the winning darts in the last leg, albeit a double-one finish.
Third game this week saw the Rebels host the Vikings.
The Vikings forced their way to top spot, finishing the night with a 10-1 victory.
Rebels’ highlights saw Helen Roscoe throw a 112, 103 and 124.
The Vikings put on a master class with Mark Jones throwing three tons, and Graeme Hogg throwing two 105s, 115 and game high peg of 81.
Peter Myles had a good night with four tons, a 120 and 140; while Jayde Pearson, in only her second outing, threw her first ever ton, 125 and 140.
Railway Renegades hosted last year’s grand finalist, with Avenel proving too strong, taking home the points with a 10-1 victory and slotting themselves into second spot.
The Renegades’ John Porter had two tons and a team-high peg of 70; Ricky Kozlowski threw a 116 and 140; and Mark Fountain debuted and finished with a ton, 125 and 140.
Steeltips skipper Rick Wylie was a rock with two tons, 123, 140 and a game-high peg of 86.
Adam Lynch chipped in with two tons and a 140; Liz Henzell threw her second 120 for the season; and Rob Walden was unstoppable with five tons and three 140s.
The final game of the round was between the Royal Rascals and the POW 26ers.
The 26ers took home the chocolates after winning the last four games in a row to finish 8-3.
The Rascals were up and about early with a ton, 110 and 120 to Stuart Crocket; a 121 to John Crocket; and Brendan Rogers had the team’s high peg of 58.
The 26ers’ Mitch McGuiness hit his first-ever tons, finishing with two for the night; while Steve Ash continued his impressive start with two tons, 115 and game-high peg of 70; and Shannon Jackson chucked a ton, 120 and 125 to finish the round.