Octagon win in double figures and increase advantage

OCTAGON A were the only team to win in double figures and increased their advantage at the top of the Monday Premier League to 14 points with an 11-0 drubbing of Bluebird B. They had Fred Goldsmith as joint top scorer with 14 throws of a ton or more, but the fixture highlight was a 2-0 doubles victory for Jaydon Dodd and Paul Palmer (100x14) in 21 and 19 to post a 30.05 average. The Tradesman are in second spot after an 8-3 victory against Bluebird A, but the visitor’s had Mark Henley as their sole winner in the individual phases, aided by a leg 14. Maritime Social Club edged out Porters A 6-5, inspired by an accomplished performance from Kieran Burns (100x16) who won 3-1 in 19, 19 and 15. B

Kings Tamerton win two top games but lose match

KINGS Tamerton Community Centre produced the two best games of the week in the Plymouth City Super League before losing by an 8-3 margin against second placed Octagon Social Club. Jason Pinkerton, Colin Lynch and Dan Searle (32.29) won their trebles in 31 before Simon Godfrey and Ken Blight took their doubles game in 30, boasting a 33.37 average. But they could only win one more point as Octagon rallied through Dave Matthews (25.05), a 3-0 winner in 17, 20 and 23 and Neil White (28.90) who won without dropping a leg in 17, 17 and 18. League leaders Brewery Tap made it 12 wins on the bounce when they won 9-2 away at Victoria and had Antony Hayman hitting a 13-darter in a 3-1 singles success a

No change at top of table as leading duo win 11-0

THERE is no change at the top of the Porters Function Room 501 Top 20 League after the top two teams both secured maximum points. Porters Patriots had Alex Turner hitting two maximums in a 3-0 singles win away at The Falstaff while second placed Maritime Misfits won on the road at Cherry Tree. Misfits had Shaun Dring top-scoring with 13 throws of a ton or more which included a brace of 180s and in winning his singles 3-2, he achieved his best legs in 15 and 16. Richard Wheatley (pictured) was on target with the week’s top checkout when finishing at the first time of asking from 135. Lee Agar (100x13) and Peter Holland (100x13) laid the foundations for a 10-1 victory by Maritime Musketeers wh

Bailey and Kay shine despite third defeat for Victory

VICTORY Inn A suffered their third defeat of the season in the Monday Premier League when they were edged out 6-5 by Porters A, but not before they had Keelan Kay (100x11) and Shaun Bailey (100x12) (pictured) winning their doubles with two 21-dart 601 legs to boast the week’s top average of 28.62. The fixture also produced the highest checkout when Porters’ Matt Abbott finished the first time of asking from 136. Octagon Social Club increased their advantage at the top of the table to 11 points with a 10-1 defeat of Bluebird A, having Stew Roberts (100x12) as their leading marksman while second placed Maritime won 8-3 away at Bluebird B. Steam Packet put in a good performance to defeat Victor

Eight-year-old Jack gets man-of-match award on debut

DEVON Youth made the long journey to Whitland, Carmarthenshire, but returned with a 9-6 victory after a fine performance against West Wales. The Under 18s laid the foundations with a 5-2 victory which had no fewer than four players making their debut, three of them being victorious. Newly appointed team captain Frankie Stout won 3-0 to get the first point on the board and there were wins in straight legs for Lewis Whitley and Pacey Large and also man of the match Jack Nankervis. Jack, at just eight years old, showed no nerves on his county debut as he won 3-0 with an 18.56 average, while also achieving a debut win was Jacob Masters, despite having to go the full five legs. The Under 21 Girls

Octagon lose unbeaten record but remain in the mix

OCTAGON Social Club suffered their first defeat of the season in the Plymouth City Super League when they went down 7-4 away at Maritime A. Octagon lost the match in the early stages when they were defeated in all three doubles and went into the singles 4-1 down before they had Alfie Ford (30.06) winning 3-0 in 14, 16 and 20 and Fred Goldsmith emerging a 3-1 winner in 17, 18 and 21. Their title rivals Brewery Tap won all 11 points when hosting The Clifton and had five of the team hitting the 180 mark which included a brace from John Mann. Tap now have a 10-point advantage over their rivals but have played a game more. The best individual performance on the night came from Dave Collins (pictu

White faces tough tie in defence of Champions title

COMPETITORS take to the oche again this Sunday for the next stage of Champion of Champions 2019 with venues at the Cherry Tree and The Fawn. There are now just 32 players remaining in the competition, all with their eyes on a place in the last 16 where they will be just one victory away from a place in the grand final which takes place at the Victory Inn on Sunday, December 8. In the previous round reigning champion Neil White, despite legs in 17 and 19 was taken the full distance by Rob Thorning before he progressed 3-2 and in arguably the tie of the round, will now have to face his Devon County team-mate Mark Shears (pictured) who is hoping to go further than his 2017 runners-up. The 2015

Porters Patriots consolidate with win over Governors

THE Patriots consolidated their position at the top of the Porters Function Room 501 Top 20 League when defeating Maritime Governors 7-4 in a fixture that saw six maximum throws recorded. Danny Allen hit two of them in a 3-2 win for Governors and his team-mate Jason Pinkerton caught the eye when winning 3-0, aided by a leg in 14. Top scorers for the winners were John Mann (100x12) and Scott Cook (100x12). Paul Flower (pictured) recorded the week’s highest checkout of 158, inspiring Victory Inn A to a 10-1 defeat of Torpoint Cons while Fawn B also won on the road and overcame Indian Inn 9-2. Robbie Newland (100x14) top scored for Fawn while Fred Goldsmith emerged a 3-0 singles winner with his

Octagon remain unbeaten with nine-point advantage

OCTAGON A made it 10 wins from as many starts in the Monday Premier League and top the table with a nine-point advantage over second placed Maritime Social Club. The Keyham side secured all but one of the 11 points that were on offer when hosting Bluebird A, but catching the eye was Bluebird’s Mark Henley who went 2-0 up in 12 and 15 before being edged out 3-2 by Shaun Dring. Last season’s champions Steam Packet defeated Porters A 8-3, putting 56 throws of a ton or more on the scoreboard. Dave Matthews (100x15) pictured, was a 3-1 winner in 15, 16 and 21 and was well supported by Luke Johnson (27.83) who won 3-0 in 16, 19 and 19. Shaun Bailey won 3-0, aided by a 15-darter, in Victory A’s 7-4

Early days but it's still going to be a two-horse race

IT’S only week 11 out of a 44-week season, but even at this early stage of the campaign only one of two teams are going to finish champions of the Plymouth City Super League. Brewery Tap are currently top after an 8-3 win against Victory Inn A, buoyed by a top performance from Scott Cook (29.47), who emerged a 3-0 winner in 16, 19 and 16. Just three points behind in second place, but with the added advantage of a game in hand, are Octagon Social Club who put 62 scores of a ton or more on the board when they defeated Plympton Cons A 9-2. Neil White (100x16) was their leading marksman whose tally included a brace of 180s, and he emerged a 3-2 singles winner in 18, 18 and 20. Best for the visit

Devon open their account and move up four places

DEVON opened their account at the second time of asking in the Premier division of the British Inter County Championship with an accomplished victory over visitors Glamorgan at Heavitree Social Club, Exeter, over the weekend. Karen Matthews (20.31) led by example and got the first point on the scoreboard with a 3-0 victory followed by Tracy Ware (16.38) and Anna Johnson (17.42) who won 3-2 and 3-1 respectively as the ladies’ B side finished with honours even. Lewis Dare (23.65) and Phil Ward (23.07) won the first two sets of the Men’s B encounter and although the Welsh visitors levelled, Antony Moss (26.01) restored Devon’s advantage. Moss took out a checkout of 100 and although he was taken

Keelan Kay claims two titles at 2019 WDF World Cup

KEELAN Kay will return from Romania a double World Cup champion after producing arguably his best ever England performance at the 2019 WDF World Cup, when winning both the Boy’s singles and doubles titles in Cluj, Napoca. His partner in the boy’s doubles was Brad Phillips and they sailed through the round robin stages winning all their matches without dropping a leg. Against the South African duo of Stefan Vermaak and Luke Williams they went 2-0 up when Keelan finished a 12-darter with a kill of 164, before an 18-dart leg ended with Phillips hitting a 180 followed by another Kay finish of 118. The England duo finished the rout when Phillips checked out in game four at the first time of askin

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