After three rounds the winter season is well and truly under way.
In an evenly matched fixture, most games on the night came down to their final couple of matches.
In the first match of the round the Avenel Steeltips hosted the Bottom Pub Pirates which was a cracker of the contest.
Last year’s grand finalists proved too strong for the Pirates, with the Steeltips taking out the match 6-5.
The Steeltips’ highlights included two tons and two 140s from Rob Walden, three tons and a 114 from Liz Henzell and an impressive display from Adam Lynch with four tons, three 140s and a 139.
Lynch also threw a game-high peg of 71.
The Pirates’ top scorers were Dan Kilroy with three tons and a 114, Drew Grantham with two tons, and Steve Kilroy with a ton, 120 and 140.
Game two was a tussle between the Vikings and the Misfits.
Peter Myles and Craig Thorpe threw some excellent darts for the Vikings which proved the difference between the two teams.
Vikings’ captain Mark Jones threw a ton and 121; Thorpe threw a ton plus a 132, 135 and two 125s; while Myles was unshakeable with four tons, 101, 117, two 140s and a high peg of 57.
The Misfits battled hard with four tons and a 101 from Brian Forge, a 105 to Geoff Maggs, and three tons plus a 114 from Beau Maggs.
The Golf Club Aces and Railway Renegades went head to head in game three.
The Aces won easily, 10-1 in the end, the score not reflecting the closeness of the match.
The Aces’ top scores included three tons to Steve Raynor, three tons to Dan Raynor, a 112 to Adrian Blacker, and a ton and 125 to Emily Wills.
Frank Roberts had the team-high score, finishing with 134 and a peg of 54.
John Porter threw four tons and a 125 to give the Renegades their sole win of the evening.
Royce Kilroy was in vintage form throwing seven tons, a 132 and 140 and a game high peg of 98, an impressive display reminiscent of years gone by.
In our next match we saw the reigning premiers, the Kings, extend their winning streak, 8-3, against the POW 26ers.
The Kings welcomed back Ray Maloney who was solid with two tons, 140 and a high peg of 56.
Shane Rhue threw a ton and Jarrod Duggin continued his good form with two 125s and a 140.
Terran Crispin threw three tons, a 135, 137 and two 140s in what was a commanding performance.
The 26ers fought hard with Shannon Jackson throwing a 125 and Steve Ash a 103.
Jessica Louise threw a ton and 103 while newcomer Ben Macpherson threw 116.
Our other debutant, James Herbert, also threw a ton.
In the final game of the round the POW Rebels took on the Royal Rascals.
Despite a strong challenge from the Rebels the Rascals took the win home easily in the end.
High scores from the Rebels included Colleen Holley and Marg Francis who both threw a 160; Teresa Reid had a game high peg of 52.
The Rascals’ Allan Solomon threw his first score of the season with a 113.
Brendan Rogers threw a 120, Stuart Crockett scored a ton and John Crockett top scored for his team on 140 to wrap up round three of the Seymour District Darts Association winter competition.