Bognor darts aces pair up for success

Division-three winners Gary Blackwood and Gary Miller
Division-three winners Gary Blackwood and Gary Miller

BOGNOR Friday Night Summer League’s divisional pairs knockouts took place at the Newtown Social Club. A total of 82 players turned up, equalling the second best summer league turnout on record.

Division three saw 20 players pair up and the first semi-final saw Stuart Turner and Valerie Elliott (Aldingbourne SC) lost to Dave Stone and Brian Ayling (Claremont).

The second semi was between more Claremont players and saw Gary Blackwood and Gary Miller beat team-mates Karen Winter and Mark Shrek Walker.

The final saw Blackwood and Miller take the first leg and follow it with victory in the second – courtesy of Blackwood’s double 18 finish – to secure the division-three title.

In division two, 18 pairs stepped up to the oche, the most on the night for any division.

Mark R Todd and Mark H Todd won the first semi against Simon McDougall and Larry Chant (Lumber Jacks). Pat O’Hara and son Conner O’Hara (Chi Snooker ‘A’) lost out to Dave Bourne & Andy Chant (Lumber Jacks) in the second.

The first dart was an inch outside, but the second dart hit the double, giving Mace and Franklin the division-one pairs title – Mace’s third in four years, all with different partners.

Bourne finished the leg, but Todd senior levlled the match in the second. The last leg saw a slow start from both teams beforeTodd senior took to the oche with 75 left, hitting 17, 18 and double top to take the division-two pairs knockout title.

Division one had 13 pairs taking part and in the first semi-final, Colin Mace and Lee Franklin (POW ‘Z’) defeated husband and wife pairing Ashley and Debbie Clements (Jacks Jokers).

In the second, Stuart Rose and Alex Norgett (Newtown SC ‘A’) bowed out to Richard Ragless and Dave Coupland (Wheatsheaf).

The final’s first leg ended when Mace had a chance at double top which he got with his first dart. They clinched ther title in the second leg, when Mace took to the oche for double four.

The first dart was an inch outside, but the second dart hit the double, giving Mace and Franklin the division-one pairs title – Mace’s third in four years, all with different partners.

Tuesday Double In Double Out Darts League

Week two’s best game was played by Lee Franklin (Squash Club) with 18 and 23 darts and a 24.44 average.

Results - Div 1 - Newtown ‘A’ 11 - Hunston Club 10; Squash Club 14 - Rich/Lamb 6; Neptune 13 - POW 10. Div 2 - The Monters 5 - Newtown Raiders 16; Chi Snooker Club 14 - Cabin Cruisers 7; Wheatsheaf 2 - BRSA Ravens 18.

Other stats - player of match - Gary Blackwood (Hunston Club) 17 & 26 darts [23.30 av]; Lee Franklin (Squash Club) 18 & 23 darts [24.44 av]; Ashley Clements (POW) 23 & 26 darts [17.56 av]. Other good games - Barry Foster (Rich/Lamb) 22 & 24 darts [19.86 av] - 1st leg 53 left in 27 darts; Micky Rowland (Squash Club) 24 & 26 darts [20.04 av]. 180s - Dave Owens (Squash Club); Lee Franklin (Squash Club). High in shots - Adey Nicholls (Newtown ‘A’) 160; Neil Conn (Rich/Lamb) 136; Gary Blackwood (Hunston Club) 130, 130 & 112; Barry Foster (Rich/Lamb) 120; Brian Bircham (Neptune) 112; Andy Stubbs (Hunston Club) 108; Gary Miller (Squash Club) 100. High out shots - Gary Miller (Squash Club) 100. High in shot and out shot in same leg - Gary Miller (Squash Club) 100 in - 100 out. Div 2 - player of match - Adi Linfield (Newtown Raiders) 23 & 27 darts [20.04 av]; Bradley Marshall (BRSA Ravens) 23 & 29 darts [19.27 av]; Andy Chant (Chi Snooker Club) 26 & 35 darts [16.43 av]. High in shots - Graeme Dutton (BRSA Ravens) 160 & 112; Keith Robinson (Chi Snooker Club) 120; Frankie Rackham (Wheatsheaf) 110; Rob Palmer (Cabin Cruisers) 106 & 100; Bradley Marshall (BRSA Ravens) 100. High out shots - Mazz Tupper (Chi Snooker Club) 114.

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