Darts: Captains and secretaries get moment of fame

Captains winner Keith Robinson and runner-up Lewis Campling
Captains winner Keith Robinson and runner-up Lewis Campling

THE Bognor Friday Night Benevolent League’s 2014-15 captains and secretaries’ knockouts were held at Aldwick Royal British Legion.

Fifteen players took to the oche for the captains’ knockout and last year’s winner, runner-up and one of the semi-finalists all went out in the first round.

The first semi saw Andy Chant (Chi Snooker D) lose to Lewis Campling (Newtown SC X). The second saw semi-finalist from the past two years Hayley Gatford (Hunston Club) go out to last year’s secretaries knockout winner Keith Robinson (Chi Snooker C).

The final started with Robinson taking the first leg by ending with a double one. The second leg saw Campling battle well but Robinson hit double four with his first dart to win the leg and take the title.

The secretaries knockout saw 14 players step up to the oche, the same as last year.

The first semi-final saw Keelan Belcher (Newtown SC A) bow out to Adi Linfield (Chi Snooker C).

The second involved Matt Shoebridge (Newtown SC X) and Dave Bourne (Chi Snooker D). Birthday boy Shoebridge was out of luck as Bourne made it to the final.

In the secretaries final, Bourne was the first to hit a ton with a 140, but Linfield matched that straight after. Linfield struck double eight for the leg.

Bourne started the second leg with a steady 60, but Linfield hit the max with a 180. In the end, Linfield stepped up and claimed the leg to become the champion.