Eighty points from eight matches is league title form

THE Patriots maintained their quotient of winning 10 points a match in the Porters Function Room 501 Top 20 League, when they played their stablemates Porters Pretenders. Andy Bates (30.06) (pictured) was on target with a brace of 180s and was prominent in the singles when winning 3-0 in 14, 15 and 21. At the other end of the table, Falstaff registered their first victory of the campaign when they returned from The Clifton with a 10-1 success while Octagon Social Club also won on the road and defeated Fawn A 8-3. Maritime Governors won 8-3 away at Cherry Tree and had Lee Hellings emerging a 3-1 winner in 21, 19 and 16 while Scott Hutchinson was on target with two 180s. Maritime Misfits overc

Competitive at the top with three teams in the mix

IT remains competitive at the top of the Monday Premier League table with only two points separating the leading trio. Octagon A remain out in front after defeating their stablemates Octagon B 7-4 and had Fred Goldsmith (100x14) emerging a 3-1 winner, with his best game being won in 14. A 10-1 victory for Maritime, when hosting Ford Hotel, has pushed them up the table to take a share of second place and they had Kieran Burns catching the eye when he took out a 14-darter in a 3-0 singles victory. Brewery Tap remain in the mix after they won 8-3 away at Victory Inn A, after having put 61 throws of a ton or more on the board, including a brace of 180s from Antony Hayman. Hayman partnered Scott

Maritime Ladies bidding for a third season undefeated

CHAMPIONS: Back Row (left to right): Thelma Tapscott, Shazz Jeavons, Helen Glanville, Lorna Morris, Wendy Johnson, Suzy Christian. Front Row (left to right): Karen Chard, Lorraine Booth (Summer League Captain). Absent from photo: Kathy Morris. MARITIME Ladies are celebrating a second season undefeated after going through the summer term of the Dartsworld Ladies’ Open League with an unblemished record. The team were originally at Ker St Social Club but moved to the Keyham hostelry where they have been successful ever since. They also had an undefeated campaign in the 2018-19 Dartsworld Winter League and had Wendy Johnson, Lorna Morris and Kathy Morris winning the trebles title. Winter captain

Quinton Taylor earns the plaudits with 30+ average

CHERRY Tree edged a competitive fixture away at Victory Inn B in the Plymouth City Super League, but it was Quinton Taylor (30.06) (pictured) who earned the plaudits when emerging a 3-0 winner in 15, 16 and 19. Victory Inn A, despite leading 3-1, had to settle for a 6-5 win to preserve their unbeaten record. In a high-scoring fixture, that saw eight maximums recorded, the Honicknowle side finally edged it 6-5, and had Scott Lawrey hitting a brace of 180s, with Shaun Dring replying for Maritime. Phil Dare (100x13) top scored as Steam Packet won 8-3 away at The Clifton while The Fawn and The Staddy were both 9-2 winners against Hyde Park and Ker St A respectively. Jason Pinkerton (100x14) and

Devon lose BICC opener but still take away positives

DEVON suffered a heavy defeat away at Lancashire on the opening weekend of the 2019-20 British Inter County Championship campaign, but there were a lot of positives for Devon to look back on, despite the final scoreline suggesting otherwise. The visitors won the first point of the match through Tracy Ware (15.84) but any euphoria was short lived when Anna Johnson (18.98) was the only other Devon player to deliver from the remaining five sets. Lancashire went 5-2 up when they won the opening set of the Men’s B fixture but Phil Ward (26.75) pulled one back in style when emerging a 4-1 winner in 17, 17, 19 and 18. Devon could only manage one win from the next five, but what a win it was from Da

Five venues to host Champions tourney this Sunday

NEARLY 100 entries were received for Champion of Champions 2019 and 68 of the players will toe the oche in the preliminary round this coming Sunday, at five venues. Reigning champion Neil White has a bye, but the draw has still thrown up some high-profile matches. The 2015 Champion, John Mann, has been paired against Jason Pinkerton and Cornwall County stalwart Kevin Dunstan, will have to be on his game when he faces the challenge of the 2016 champion Phil Stewart (pictured). Dan Johnson, another former title holder, will have to see off Glenn Halford if he wishes to advance in the competition, but Halford is one of the pre-tournament favourites after claiming the Players Championship title

Patriots extend lead with 11-0 drubbing of Musketeers

THREE teams won in double figures, including Porters Patriots who extended their lead at the top of the Porters Function Room 501 Top 20 League to 13 points. They won 11-0 away at Maritime Musketeers, scoring 64 tons in the process while second placed Maritime Misfits were 9-2 winners at Porters Pretenders. Kings Arms secured maximum points when hosting Fawn A, inspired by Dave Algar (100x14) and Warren Gordon (100x12) while there was also an 11-0 victory for Brewery Tap. They overcame Maritime Nutters and had Kieran Burns (26.84) winning 3-0 in 19, 16 and 21. Torpoint Cons trailed Fawn B 4-2 but won four on the bounce to win the match 6-5. The revival included a 3-0 success for Lee Rodmell

Octagon A move to the top with two-point advantage

OCTAGON A defeated Plympton Cons 10-1 and have now taken over at the top of the Monday Premier League table with a two-point advantage. Lee Hellings was on target with a brace of 180s but Alfie Ford (pictured) took the plaudits when, in winning 3-0, he finished a leg in 12 darts. Porters A are in second place after having to go the full distance away at Brewery Tap before winning 6-5. Antony Hayman was on for a nine-darter after hitting back to back 180s, but had settle for a win in14, while Sam Frampton top scored for the winners with 13 throws of a ton or more. Hayman went on to register three maximums in the fixture, from a match total of eight. Shaun Bailey won 3-0, aided by a leg in 14

Outstanding performance from Stevenson in Barnsley

SIMON Stevenson produced arguably one of his best ever performances on the PDC circuit when he twice came from behind to defeat Steve West in Players Championship 23 at the Barnsley Metrodome. His first opponent on board 13 was Mario Robbe and after the first two legs were shared, the Mirror Man edged in front with a 13-darter and a win in 15 which he finished on the bull when checking out from 126. The Dutchman pulled one back only for The Mirror Man to take the next three in 14, 21 and 16 for a 6-2 victory. Stevenson’s opponent in the round of 64 was Steve West, a player who had beaten Simon on their previous two meetings and the thrower from Waltham Abbey showed that he was once again in

Top two set the pace with outstanding performances

THE top two teams in the Plymouth City Super League are setting the pace in earnest, evident that in their most recent matches, they jointly scored 128 throws of a ton or more. Octagon Social Club, in second place only for the fact that they have played a game less than their rivals, secured another 11-0 result away at St Levan Inn. They put six 180s on the board, two of which came from Fred Goldsmith and Goldsmith was also prominent in a 35-dart doubles (28.60) success with Lee Hellings before going on to take his singles in 15, 19 and 21 (27.33). Dave Matthews (24.24) followed with a win in 20, 20 and 22 and Dave Pethick (26.37) was also prominent in 17, 18 and 22 before Neil White (28.90)

Octagonals win to claim first premier division success

NEWLY promoted Octagonals (Octagon Social Club) secured their first premier division victory in the Devon County Super League when they edged out Bell Inn (Cullompton) 5-4. Peter Holland (20.08) won Octagonals the opening point by a 4-3 margin before they fell 2-1 behind, but Lee Agar (20.62) brought the sides level after he also had to go the full distance. Alfie Ford (24.74) put the home side in front for the first time when he won in four straight legs, taking the last three in 15, 18 and 18 before Neil White (26.63) made it 4-2. The visitors took two of the last three but Fred Goldsmith (26.58) secured the decisive fifth point by a 4-1 margin, aided by a leg in 15. Royal Anchors (Bidefor

Maritime hit 150 points and extend lead in Friday P&D

MARITIME hit the 150-point mark after just 14 matches in the Plymouth and District Friday League and achieved another clean sheet when winning 13-0 away at Porters B. Jordan Grimshaw secured the last point of the match when he finished his singles with the week’s highest checkout of 122. Second placed Office A were also prominent and took all but one of the 13 points that were on offer when playing their stablemates Office B. Andrew Nation (pictured) recorded the week’s top game when winning in 31 for a 32.29 average and Paul Flower hit a checkout of 100. Mainstone CC came from behind and won the last two singles through David Jones and Vern Lavers which enabled them to edge out Dartsworld B

Devon start their BICC campaign with a 600-mile trip

DEVON begin their 2019-2020 British Inter County Championship campaign this coming weekend when they make a 600-mile round trip to Lancashire. Now with Premier division status, after being promoted from division one last season, where they won eight of their nine matches, losing only to Hertfordshire. Lancashire finished their campaign last season as runners-up to Yorkshire, missing out on the title by just 12 points but they are not to be feared, as Devon proved in the final match of the 2017-18 campaign when they defeated them 20-16. Danny Bull and Fred Goldsmith will be making their debut in the Devon B side, and there will be a welcome return to the fold for Martyn Bevan following a long

Early matches are competitive with six teams in the mix

THE early fixtures in the Monday Premier League have proved to be very competitive and only four points separate the leading six, with four of the teams protecting an unblemished record. Porters A won 10-1 against Ford Hotel and are now joint leaders with Brewery Tap who defeated Bluebird B 9-2. Tap had Scott Cook top scoring with 11 throws of a ton or more which included the week’s top checkout of 150. Indian Inn A overcame Bluebird D 10-1 and had Danny Bull winning 3-0 with his best legs coming in 14 and 16 while Octagon A and Firkin Scholar both won 9-2 against Victory Inn B and Bluebird A respectively. Keelan Kay (27.33) emerged a 3-0 winner in 16, 16 and 23 but still finished up on the

Patriots' good form enables them to push 11pts clear

PORTERS Patriots were in a rich vein of form when they hosted Fawn B in the Porters Function Room 501 Top 20 League and in winning 9-2, put 66 throws of a ton or more on the scoreboard, 24 of which were 140s. John Mann (100x16) won 3-0, aided by a 14-darter and Andy Bates (100x14) also gave a good account of himself. Jaden Whitting (100x15) caught the eye for the visitors and in winning 3-0, took his best leg in 14. Maritime Misfits were pushed the full distance by their stablemates Maritime Musketeers and edged a competitive fixture 6-5, but despite remaining in second spot, are 11 points adrift of the leaders. Dave Matthews (26.84) won 3-0 in 15, 21 and 20 and Peter Holland for the Muskete

Status quo at the top of the table after two 11-0 wins

PLACES remain unaltered at the top of the Plymouth City Super League after the leading duo both secured maximum points from their respective fixtures. Brewery Tap lead by virtue of having played a game more than their title rivals and in defeating Ker St B 11-0, put 63 ton plus scores on the board which included three maximums from Malcolm Johns. Andy Bates (100x13) was also prominent and in a 3-0 singles victory, hit two 17 darters. Octagon Social Club whitewashed The Staddy in a high-scoring fixture that produced 113 throws of a ton or more. The Staddy played a lot better than the scoreline suggests, putting up 50 ton plus throws of their own and made three of their opponents go the full f

Maria defeats Hedman in last 16 of BDO World Trophy

PLYMOUTH’S Maria O’Brien came from behind to defeat Deta Hedman in the last 16 of the BDO World Trophy at the Kings Hall, Blackburn, last night. England’s No.1 ranked player took the opener in 19, only for Hedman to edge in front 2-1. O’Brien levelled when taking the fourth in 18 but the “Heart of Darts” took the lead for the second time when winning the fifth. Losing 3-2, Maria started the sixth leg with a maximum 180 before taking the leg in 13 and against the darts, held her nerve in the seventh and decisive leg to clinch it in 17. Maria will now face Anastasia Dobromyslova in today’s quarter-final after the Russian thrower defeated Sharon Prins 4-0. There were also 4-0 victories for both

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