JOHN Goves, the inaugural winner of Champion of Champions in 1985, rolled back the years with a performance in the Porters Function Room 501 Top 20 League, that inspired Torpoint Cons to a 7-4 victory against Indian Inn. He secured his singles 3-1, aided by a leg in 15 and top scored with 14 throws of a ton or more which included an out shot of 120. Only eight weeks into the new campaign, Porters Patriots can already boast a 16-point advantage over their nearest rivals, follo
KEELAN Kay will take another big step in his darts education when he competes this weekend in the Junior Darts Corporation’s two biggest tournaments of the year. On Saturday, at the Action Indoor Sports Arena in Bristol, he will be among some of the top players in the world competing in the European Darts Open. This competition is open to all players between the ages of 10 and 18 and will be played over the best of 11 legs throughout, including the final which will be take pl
PLYMOUTH marksman John Mann achieved a man-of-the-match performance whilst inspiring Cornwall to victory in the British Inter County Championships. In the final fixture of 2017, Cornwall defeated Nottinghamshire 24-12, ensuring that they finish the year top of division one, eight points clear of their nearest rivals. John Mann produced checkouts of 136, 144 and 141 inspiring Cornwall to a BICC victory. In the Men’s A encounter, Mann took the first three legs of his singles in
DEVON darts players had to start out on their long journey to Crewe on the day prior to their British Inter County Championship fixture against Cheshire, so only five matches were able to be played Friday evening. That included an 11-0 win for Plympton Cons A who defeated Clifton B without dropping a leg. Dave Collins won well aided by a leg in 13 and Kelvin Rowe was on target with two maximums. Dave Collins who won legs in 13 and 17 before going on to a 3-0 singles success.
DEVON have now plunged into the relegation zone, following a 21-15 defeat away at Cheshire, their third defeat on the bounce in the premier division of the British Inter County Championships. The Ladies’ B side have been the mainstay of the Devon squad this season, winning all their matches, but against a Cheshire Ladies B side who had previously not won a match, crashed to a 5-1 defeat. Anna Johnson was the lone winner when, after trailing 2-0, she triumphed 3-2 with a 20.29
WHAT more does Maria O’Brien have to do in order to be picked for England? She produced another epic performance yesterday, competing for Devon in the premier division of the British Inter County Championships and in winning 3-0 in 20, 18 and 13, she achieved a stunning single dart average of 29.47. That average was not only good enough to win her the lady-of-the-match award, but it was the best average by any other lady player in the British Isles. LEADING LADY: Maria O'Brie
KEELAN Kay has moved up into second place in the JDC Order of Merit after an admirable performance, when competing in Tour 6, at Rileys Sports Bar, Coventry, yesterday. The Plymouth Studio School pupil opened with 3-0 victories over Nathan Walker and Liam Earwicker before he faced his first big hurdle of the afternoon in the form of Levy Frauenfelder. The Dutch marksman was part of the Netherlands team that won the WDF Europe Cup back in July, but that form counted for nothin
PORTERS B remain in third place with an unblemished record after 16 matches in the Plymouth City Super League, and are now moving in on the second placed berth, as well as a game in hand on the tabletoppers. They defeated Ships Tavern 8-3 and had Mike Beard and John Mann both hitting a brace of 180s while Malcolm Johns emerged a 3-0 singles winner, aided by a leg in 13. League leaders The Staddy also won with an identical scoreline when hosting Compton and had Dave Algar hitt
ANGIE Trout last night recorded one of the best games every accomplished in a Plymouth darts league by a lady, when she achieved a 29.21 average. Playing for Friary A in the KSSC Mixed League, she secured her 701 singles in just 24 darts, aided by four tons and a top score of 140. Angie also plays in the Devon County Super League and represents The Levy Ladies, who currently top the table undefeated.
PORTERS A remain defiant in their quest of the Plymouth & District Friday League title and still top the table, as well as having a match in hand over their championship rivals. Second placed Kings Tamerton CC won 12-1 against Indian B only for the tabletoppers to match them with victory away at Maritime B. Pete James (100x12) top scored and Harry Bull was on target with a brace of 180s while Antony Hayman (30.33) equalled the week’s best game. He secured his singles in 33 da