Fawn B go full distance with second-placed Victory Inn

FAWN B belied their position in the Porters Function Room 501 Top 20 League when they took second placed Victory Inn A to the wire. No fewer than 52 points separated the two sides prior to this fixture but the Honicknowle side had to come from behind and win the last two singles to prevail 6-5. The match produced six maximum throws, two of which came from Scott Lawrey in a 13-ton haul while top scoring for Fawn was Jaden Whitting (100x14). Fawn’s Fred Goldsmith also caught the eye when winning 3-1, aided by a 15-dart leg. Porters Patriots increased their lead to 29 points when they won 11-0 away at The Clifton, the only team to win in double figures. Antony Hayman (31.98) emerged a 3-0 winne

Steam Packet send out warning in defence of their title

STEAM Packet sent a warning to their Monday Premier League rivals that the title is not going to be given up easily after they defeated current leaders Octagon A 7-4. This was only Octagon’s second reverse in 16 matches but their advantage over Packet has now been cut to just nine points with the Devonport side having two matches in hand. Nobody would deny Packet their victory who were superb in the individual phases inspired by Quinton Taylor (26.84) (pictured) who in winning 3-0 in 15, 18 and 23, recorded the week’s highest checkout of 160. He was well supported by Neil White who won 3-1 in 20, 17 and 19, Dave Matthews (26.37) a 3-0 winner in 16, 20 and 21 and Luke Johnson (27.83) who also

Hayman hits the heights again with average of 35.16

ANTONY Hayman put in another outstanding performance for Porters as they cruised to an 8-1 victory over Whipton Wasps (Exeter) in division one of the Devon County Super League. The victory put them up into joint second place, just three points behind the leaders as Hayman (pictured) led the charge with a brilliant 35.16 average. He went 2-0 up in 15 and 14 followed by an 11-darter which he finished with a kill of 100 before taking the fourth and decisive leg in 17. Paul Gavican (22.89) opened their account with a 4-2 victory, before Mark Shears (28.23) emerged a 4-0 winner in 19, 19, 15 and 18, aided by a brace of 180s. Two 4-1 victories followed for Sam Frampton (19.66) and Scott Wapshott (

Prolific victory for Brewery Tap as they increase lead

BREWERY Tap enhanced their position at the top of the Plymouth City Super League with a prolific 11-0 drubbing of Ker St Social Club in which they put 54 ton plus throws on the scoreboard. Eight of those were 180s, which included three from Scot Cook and two each from Andy Bates and Antony Hayman as they opened up a 16-point lead over second placed Octagon Social Club who do have a game in hand. Plympton Cons A overcame Kings Arms B 7-4, the highlight being a 3-2 win for Kelvin Rowe (pictured) which included a 15-dart leg that he finished with the highest possible checkout of 170. Dave Collins was also prominent and in winning 3-0, recorded his best leg in 13 darts. Kings Tamerton Community

Ally Pally for Fallon after winning PDC Ladies' crown

FALLON Sherrock has won a darts title every year for the last nine years and yesterday, at the Robin Park Tennis Centre, Wigan, the 25-year-old from Milton Keynes added the PDC Women’s World Championship of Great Britain and Ireland to her glittering array of titles. In her opening match she went 2-0 up against Kirsty Chubb before her first maximum of the day helped her to take the next in 18. Fallon won the fourth in 15 when checking out from 114 and followed it with a kill of 100 to win it in 17 before clinching the sixth and decisive leg in 14 following four ton plus scores on the bounce. Her next opponent was England team-mate Lorraine Winstanley, but any friendship was put to one side a

Maritime boast unassailable lead at season's mid-point

FOLLOWING a week of re-arranged fixtures in the Plymouth and District Friday League, Maritime Social Club find themselves with a lead of 33 points at the top of the table and remain undefeated after 24 matches. They won 9-4 away at Porters A but taking the plaudits in that fixture was Harry Bull (32.29) (pictured) for the hosts who, in winning his singles in 31 darts, was Porters only singles success. Cliff Escott (100x12) top scored for Queen & Con in their 12-1 success away at Firkin Scholar while Indian Inn B defeated The Windmill 9-4. Nathan Beeney won his individual game in 31 (32.29) and was joint top scorer with Dan Sheikh whose 10-ton haul included a kill of 120. The Tradesman edged

Danny inspires as Governors boss Tap into submission

MARITIME Governors produced one of their best performances of the season when defeating Brewery Tap 8-3 in the Porters Function Room 501 Top 20 League, a fixture that saw six maximums recorded, two by Lewis Dare. And as early as the second treble, Dare partnered Danny Allen (pictured) and Lee Hellings in an 801 trebles success which they won in 23 darts, boasting an average of 34.82. Hellings and Dare then won their doubles 2-0, taking one of the 601 legs in 18 before Allen won his singles 3-0 in 19, 17 and 16 (28.90). Dan Johnson also caught the eye in the individual phases and in winning 3-0, clinched his best leg in 15. Kieran Burns (100x12) and Jordan Grimshaw (100x11) were both individu

Steam Packet keep up pressure on leaders Octagon A

STEAM Packet were one of only two teams to win in double figures and move to within 12 points of Monday Premier League table toppers Octagon A with two matches in hand. In a 10-1 defeat of Octagon Social B, they had Luke Johnson defeating Andrew Waters (100x12) 3-1 with his best leg coming in 15. Bluebird C gave a good account of themselves as they restricted Indian Inn B to just a single point. Lee Roberts emerged a 3-1 winner aided by a leg in 16, but earning the plaudits was Glenn Halford (100x13) (pictured) who, in a 3-0 singles victory, took a leg in 12 darts when scoring 100-140-140 before checking out at the first opportunity from 121. League leaders Octagon A put 61 scores of a ton o

Tap prevail defeating Victory A in high-scoring fixture

A HIGH-SCORING fixture at Brewery Tap saw the hosts edge out second placed Victory Inn A in the Porters Function Room 501 Top 20 League. There were 106 throws of a ton or more put up on the scoreboard, five of which were maximums. Victory’s Neil White (30.67) emerged a 3-0 winner in 17, 15 and 17 and was well supported by Kelvin Rowe (27.83) who was successful in 16, 17 and 21 while Tony Tasker emerged a 3-2 winner with his best leg coming in 13. Scott Lawrey was on target with a brace of maximums was defeated 3-1 by Maria O’Brien (100x13) in 14, 18 and 21 while also catching the eye was Glyn Wells (26.84) who won in 17, 21 and 18. With the scoreline evenly posed at 5-5, 17-year-old Jordan G

Octagon A suffer first defeat but remain tabletoppers

AFTER 13 wins on the bounce, Octagon A suffered their first defeat in the Monday Premier League when they lost 7-4 to visitors Victory Inn A. Keelan Kay (29.47) emerged a 3-0 winner in 18, 17 and 16 but Fred Goldsmith (100x12) brought the teams level at 4-4, only for Victory to take the last three singles which included a win for Tony Conn (100x12). Octagon still command their position at the top of the table, but Steam Packet are now just 13 points behind with two matches in hand. They defeated Maritime Social 8-3, inspired by a very good singles performance from Neil White (30.67) who emerged a 3-0 winner in 16, 15 and 19. Kieran Burns (27.83) caught the eye for Maritime when securing his

All the Tap team hit 180s in near perfect performance

BREWERY Tap produced a near perfect performance as they took all 11 points away at Bluebird Bandits in the Plymouth City Super League scoring 52 throws of a ton or more which included eight maximums. John Mann secured three 180s and all remaining team members scored one each before going through the singles dropping just a single leg. The best game was a doubles success in 27 (37.07) for Mann and Scott Wapshott while in the individual phases both Andy Bates and Antony Hayman hit 15-darters. But there is no change at the top of the table after their title rivals Octagon Social Club also won with maximum points when hosting The Clifton. Neil White and Dave Pethick (pictured) won their doubles

Octagonals move into third after season's top showing

OCTAGONALS have moved up into third spot in the premier division of the Devon County Super League with arguably their best performance of the current campaign. They came away from Royal Anglers (Bideford) with an 8-1 victory and had Mike Pearce (26.37) as their man-of-the-match after he won 4-0 in 18, 16, 18 and 21. Fred Goldsmith (23.03) and Peter Holland (22.77) both won in four straight legs but after the hosts pulled one back the next five all went the full distance. Dave Matthews (21.59) secured the seventh leg of his game with a 100 checkout and Lee Agar (20.20) came from 2-0 down before taking the decisive leg with an outshot of 119. Quinton Taylor (21.70) also had to come from behind

Maritime march on with their 22nd victory of campaign

MARITIME Social Club consolidated their position at the top of the Plymouth and District Friday League with their 22nd victory of the campaign. They defeated Queen and Constitution 11-2 and had Glyn Wells (29.44) (pictured) hitting three maximums throughout as well as securing his singles in 34 while also being supported by Kieran Burns (28.60) who won in 35. Indian Inn A remain in second spot but lost the bragging rights to their B team when they were turned over 8-5. Indian Inn A were 39 points above their stablemates before this fixture, but that form counted for nothing as Indian B, who had Dan Sheikh hitting two maximums, were good value for their victory. Dartsworld A won 11-2 away at

Patriots boast 20-point lead despite sitting out a bye

THE top five teams have now played the same number of matches in the Porters Function Room 501 Top 20 League and despite Porters Patriots sitting out their bye, they still have an impressive 20-point advantage at the top of the table. Kings Arms consolidated third spot with an 11-0 whitewash of Indian Inn while Victory Inn A remain in second place after beating King Billy 9-2. The highlight of the match was a 3-0 singles success for Scott Lawrey (26.84) in 17, 21 and 18. Maritime Misfits were 8-3 winners away at Fawn A while Torpoint Cons and Falstaff both won 7-4 against Cherry Tree and Victory Inn B respectively. There were some good performances from Brewery Tap players despite finally be

Hayman two darts away from perfect nine-dart game

ANTONY Hayman (pictured) showed his prowess once again in the Monday Premier League when he came within two darts of the perfect game before having to settle for a leg in 11. Inspiring Brewery Tap to victory by the narrowest of margins against Bluebird C, the marksman hit three 180s in a 3-1 victory over Glenn Austin, taking his season’s tally to 16 from 12 matches. Hayman, in winning the sixth and decisive point, also hit a 14-darter as did his team-mate Scott Cook. Octagon A won 7-4 away at Porters A and increased their lead at the top of the table to 15 points. They had Lee Hellings putting up14 scores of a ton or more which included an outshot of 156 while top scorer was Lewis Dare (100x

Brewery Tap remain undefeated after win against rivals

THE top-of-the-table clash in the Plymouth City Super League saw Brewery Tap remain undefeated after inflicting on Octagon Social Club their second reverse of the season. In a high-scoring encounter, 113 throws of a ton or more were recorded including a brace of 180s for both John Mann and Neil White. Antony Hayman emerged a 3-0 winner aided by a leg in 13 and Andy Bates (100x15) top scored as Tap move 14 points clear at the top of the table, but their title rivals have a match in hand. Victory Inn A overcame Cherry Tree 9-2 and earning the plaudits was Stew Roberts (pictured). He emerged a 3-1 winner finishing a 15 darter with a kill of 140 and an 18 darter with the week’s highest outshot o

Devon in relegation zone after Warwickshire defeat

DEVON have slumped into the relegation zone of the premier division after losing 25-11 away to Warwickshire in the British Inter County Championships. There was a ray of hope for the visitors after the Ladies B side won 4-2 but the euphoria was short lived. Devon lost the first and sixth set but in between there were good performances inspired by lady-of-the-match Tracy Ware (23.12) (pictured) who won in three straight legs, as did Hayley Brant (19.27) and Michelle Andrews (21.17) while Cat Callard (15.13) won 3-1. Neil White (25.69) put Devon 5-2 in front when winning the opening set of of the Men’s B encounter and after being taken to 3-3, he clinched the deciding seventh leg in 15 darts.

Keelan qualifies for PDC World Youth Championship

THE last four events in the PDC Development Tour calendar were concluded at the Robin Park Tennis Centre, Wigan, over the weekend and despite this being his first year on the Tour, Keelan Kay finished the Order of Merit in a very respectable joint 39th place which has enabled him to compete today for the PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship crown. He had a sensational start to Tour 17 when he defeated Billy Warriner 4-1 in 16, 13, 17 and 14 before coming from 2-0 and 3-1 down to edge out Oxfordshire’s Robert Adnams 4-3, winning the last three legs in 14, 19 and 21. In the board final he faced Scotland’s Andrew Davidson, a finalist in Development Tours 4 and 7 earlier in the year and after th

Great comeback from champ White in defence of title

COMPETITORS still competing in Plymouth’s most prestigious darts tournament are now just one win away from an appearance in the grand final. There are just 16 players left in the mix, which includes reigning champion Neil White (pictured) who is bidding to become only the fourth player in 35 years to retain the Champion of Champions title. He had arguably the hardest of ties in the previous round against his Devon county team-mate Mark Shears but in an excellent encounter that saw five maximums recorded, it was White who prevailed by the odd leg in five. Shears went 2-0 up in 18 and 21 only for White to bounce back by taking the next three in 13, 15 and 15. Of the 11 ton plus scores recorded

League leaders win big and consolidate at top of table

FOUR teams won in double figures, including Porters Function Room 501 Top 20 League table-toppers Porters Patriots. In their 10-1 defeat of Cherry Tree, Paul Gavican (28.90) (pictured) emerged a 3-0 winner in 17, 15, and 20, clinching the 15-darter with the week’s highest checkout of 156 and was well supported by Antony Hayman (25.47) and John Mann (25.91) who both in three straight legs. The one point that eluded them was won by Kayleigh Adams when she emerged a 3-1 winner in the singles. Porters Pretenders secured all but one of the 11 points that were on offer from their visit to Indian Inn while Maritime Musketeers also won 10-1 away at Fawn B and received good service from both Lee Agar

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