Hayman shines again as Tap give Cons 11-0 drubbing

BREWERY Tap consolidated their position at the top of the Plymouth City Super League with an 11-0 drubbing of Plympton Cons B. Not for the first time this season, Antony Hayman (31.98) was their form player when emerging a 3-0 winner in 15, 15 and 17 and was well supported by Paul Palmer who won 3-1 with his best leg being claimed in 14. Andy Bates was joint top scorer with 13 ton plus scores which included a brace of 180s as was Scott Cook (100x13). Tony Lamerton (pictured) registered the week’s top checkout of 154 in Ker St B’s 8-3 win over St Levan Inn while second placed Octagon Social Club defeated Victory Inn B 9-2. Octagon amassed 57 scores of a ton or more which included two maximums

Rampant Patriots push their unassailable lead to 31 pts

PATRIOTS were one of only two teams to win in double figures and in achieving their 19th straight victory of the Porters Function Room 501 Top 20 League campaign, increased their unassailable lead to 31 points. They recorded no fewer than 60 throws of a ton or more in their 11-0 whitewash of Victory Inn B with Paul Gavican (100x13) as their leading exponent. Antony Hayman (28.36) was the form player in the individual phases and emerged a 3-0 winner in 16, 16 and 21. Maritime Misfits secured all but one of the 11 points on offer when hosting their stablemates Maritime Nutters and had Jordan Searle (pictured) registering the week’s top checkout of 156. Phil Hoyle was on target with a brace of

Packet defeated but gain new status as league leaders

STEAM Packet lost for only the second time in 16 matches in the Monday Premier League, but that did not stop them moving to the top of the table, albeit with a single point advantage. They were edged out 6-5 by The Tradesman in a well contested fixture but had to rally from 2-5 down to lose by the narrowest of margins. Luke Johnson (25.47) began their revival with a 3-0 win in 17, 24 and 18 followed by Neil White (100x11) who, in winning 3-0, claimed his best leg in 15 darts before Alex Brown won the last point of the match. Quinton Taylor notched two maximums in his singles but was defeated 3-1 by John Mann who also caught the eye in the doubles when, partnered with Mike O’Brien, they took

Octagon produce excellent performances in 10-1 win

OCTAGON Social Club secured all but one of the 11 points that were on offer when they visited Ker St A in their Plymouth City Super League fixture and produced some excellent performances which began with a 30-dart doubles success for Lee Hellings (pictured) and Fred Goldsmith (33.37). Hellings (26.84) then went on to win his individual game in 16, 19 and 21 and was supported by Alfie Ford (24.64) a winner in 19, 21 and 21 and Dave Matthews who notched three maximums in his 3-1 victory. Brewery Tap maintained their dominance at the top of the table with an emphatic 10-1 victory away at Kings Arms B, putting 60 throws of a ton or more on the scoreboard. There were eight maximums throughout th

Maritime still undefeated in Super League title race

MARITIME remain undefeated in the premier division of the Devon Super League after they defeated Octagonals 6-3 in a Plymouth derby fixture. Maritime won the early exchanges through Danny (24.14) and Harry Bull (23.03) who were both successful in four straight legs before Mike Pearce (28.17) pulled one back for Octagonals when winning 4-3. A man-of-the-match performance from John Mann (30.36) (pictured) restored Maritime’s two-point advantage at 3-1 but that scoreline soon moved along to 5-1 after Scott Hutchinson (28.23) and Glyn Wells (22.52) both won 4-0. Dave Matthews (27.83) and Alfie Ford (21.79) won 4-2 and 4-3 for the visitors before Lee Hellings (22.06) delivered a 4-1 success for M

Clinical Hayman wins 2019 Champion of Champions

THE last eight players from an entry of nearly 100, contested the final stages of the 2019 Champion of Champions tournament at the Victory Inn, Honicknowle, last night and it was Antony Hayman who prevailed, repeating his Champion’s success of 2011. He was drawn to play the reigning champion Neil White (24.16) in the quarter-final, who was bidding to become only the fourth player in the 35-year history of the tournament to successfully defend the title. CHAMPION: Antony Hayman with the coveted Champion of Champions trophy after a clinical display throughout the evening to lift the title. Twice Hayman (27.16) went in front with legs in 20 and 16 but twice he was pegged back when White levelle

Dominant Patriots put up 61 ton plus scores in 9-2 win

THE Patriots continue to dominate the Porters Function Room 501 Top 20 League and showed their prowess by scoring 61 tons in a 9-2 defeat of Torpoint Cons. The fixture saw no fewer than nine maximums scored, three of which came from Antony Hayman who has now hit 18 for the season in as many matches. Andy Bates hit a brace in a 13-ton haul and John Mann (100x13) was also prominent but not to be denied was Torpoint’s Andrew Waters (pictured). He hit back to back 180s before having to settle for a 15-darter and another maximum helped him to a 3-2 singles victory against Alex Turner (100x13). Maritime Governors defeated Fawn B 8-3, inspired by good performances from Dan Johnson (25.47) who won i

Only third defeat for Octagon but it went to the wire

OCTAGON A lost for only the third time in 17 matches in the Monday Premier League when they were edged out by third placed The Tradesman, in an excellent fixture that saw no fewer than 122 throws of a ton or more put up on the scoreboard. Octagon’s Stew Roberts (28.36) won 3-0 in 15, 16 and 22 but with the scoreline evenly poised at 5-5 Alfie Ford (100x17), who won legs in 19 and 18 was edged out 3-2 by John Mann (100x20) in 15, 16, 16 in an excellent finale, thus giving The Tradesman a 6-5 victory. There was no joy either for Octagon B, as they went down 9-2 away at Brewery Tap, but it was Octagon’s Andrew Waters who earned the plaudits when, in winning his singles in three straight legs, p

No change at the top in week of excellent showings

THERE is no change at the top of the Plymouth City Super League after the leading duo both won 10-1 in what was a week of some excellent performances. League leaders Brewery Tap made it 16 wins on the bounce, when they defeated The Fawn in a match that produced six maximums, two from top scorer John Mann (100x16). Andy Bates (30.67) had a great single’s win in 17, 15 and 17 while Dave Clemson caught the eye for the visitors when hitting a 13-darter before being edged out 3-2. Octagon Social Club consolidated second spot when beating Bluebird Bandits and put 60 throws of a ton or more on the scoreboard. Neil White and Dave Pethick (26.34) won their doubles in 38 before Dave Matthews and Alfie

Emphatic victory for Devon puts them into 5th spot

DEVON produced an emphatic showing when they entertained Northamptonshire in the British Inter County Championships at the Heavitree Social Club, Exeter, over the weekend and in producing one of their highest ever victories, have climbed out of the relegation zone of the premier division to fifth place, just three points behind third placed Glamorgan. The two B teams produced one of their best ever performances, if not the best, and finished the opening day 15-3 in front and the selectors must have also been elated with the style of victory, notably in the Men’s success when five of the players won with an average greater than 25.15. The ladies laid down the foundations with a 5-1 victory an

Dan bounces back from dartitis to make champs final

THE last eight players from an entry of nearly 100, will contest the final stages of the 2019 Champion of Champions tournament next Sunday at the Victory Inn, Honicknowle, Plymouth. The line-up boasts three former champions including Dan Johnson (pictured) who had previously made the grand final three years on the bounce. He won the title in 2013, before he was the losing finalist the following two years against Simon Stevenson and John Mann respectively. Not long after that final appearance in 2015 his form took a turn for the worst when he went through a dark period of dartitis, which at times was so bad that he considered giving up the sport altogether. But he persevered and all credit to

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