Dave Roberts rolled back the years to produce a masterclass of scoring in his Fawn A side's 8-3 defeat to Colebrook in the Plymouth City Superleague. The sixteen tons Roberts ploughed in was much like the form of yesteryear that earned him a Devon County callup and is a welcomed return to something like his best.
Roberts beat Steve Hiscox 3-1 in the singles with the Colebrook man throwing thirteen three figure scores and a maximum himself in vain. Andy Bond defeated Mike Nan
George Beckett produced the performance of the week in the Plymouth Open League as his Cherry Tree A side continued their relentless march to the Division A title with an 8-3 win over The Lugger. Beckett was not content with the maximum he scored, but followed this up with a fine 114 checkout in a 2-0 win as the Pennycross team made it thirteen from thirteen this season. Veteran Dave Jones produced a 108 checkout but his Mainstone side ended up on a wrong end of a 7-4 defeat
Leaders King Billy A continued their relentless march to the title with an 8-3 win over St Levans to further extend their embarrassingly large lead of thirty-four points in the Steve Chapman 501 League. Despite the defeat, it was St Levans Shaun Dring who produced the performance of the night with a massive seventeen ton plusses whilst teammate Tex Pearce hit thirteen of his own. One of the ton plusses Pearce notched was a 100 checkout, which was the joint highest of the week
Octagon A were the biggest winners in the Monday Premier League thanks to a 10-1 demolition of King Billy with Lewis Dare notching sixteen ton plusses in the tie. Two of those scores were maximums and the young marksman took legs in 18,14,15 in a 3-1 singles win. Dare also paired with Kieran Burns to win a 601 doubles game 2-0 in 23 and 20 darts for a fine 27.95 average per dart. Next highest scoring player was Jayden Dodd who ploughed in thirteen tons, including a maximum, w
Tradesmans A continue to cling on to top spot by a single point after their 9-4 win at Octagon in the Plymouth & District League. It was the away side who started the strongest with a 38, 1001 team game and built a 6-1 lead before sharing the singles games. During that spell initial dominant spell, it was the Octagon who ploughed in all of the game's maximums with Jodie Hawton and Dave Wyatt both firing for the defeated side in vain. Another game with two maximums for a team
Outright individual leader Mark Hatherley top scored with eleven ton plusses in his Indian team's 9-4 win over Tradesman's B the Plymouth & District Friday Darts League. Teammate Stephen Hopley (24.41) won his 1001 individual game in an admirable 41 darts, which was the lowest of a match where the Stoke side went as many as 6-1 up before sharing the singles.
St Johnston A took all points on offer at home to Steampacket to keep the pressure up on their title rivals.
New Devon cap Harry Bull showed the credentials that allowed his selection to the county fold with no fewer than sixteen ton plusses in his Indian A team's 7-4 win over Octagon B in the Monday Premier League. Another young star of the future, Simon Washington, put ten tons on the board and played out an epic contest with Bull that ended with a 3-2 to the latter. Bull's teammates, Charlie Mitchell and Mike Whatley, both showed that there's still life in the old dogs with the o
The topsy-turvy race for second place in the Steve Chapman 501 League shows no signs of being resolved with three of the four teams in contention winning handsomely. Billy Evans was the star man with two maximums for current occupiers of second spot, King Billy B, who won 9-2 at home against Kings Arms. Evans also teamed up with another member of the 180 club, Paul Gavican, to win a 601 doubles in 19 darts for a 31.63 average before Evans took singles legs in 18 and 16 darts.
In a week full of ton plus finishing in the Steve Chapman 501 League, it was Tex Pearce who produced the highest of all with a 170 in his 3-0 singles win. This effort gave his St Levans' side a 7-4 win at Torpoint Cons to keep them in with an outside chance of claiming the runners-up spot in the league. Pearce's brother Mike's efforts were slightly overshadowed by the remarkable feat with the Devon Captain hitting two 180s in a thirteen ton haul that allowed him to claim legs
Andrew Cook, Scott Wapshott and Matt Chegwin won the annual Monday Premier League Trebles competition at the St Levans by the narrowest of margins. Cook started the night in the quarter finals with his first of two maximums he personally hit on the night in a 3-0 win over the team from the Union Inn. There was a 3-0 loss for the Devonport side's other representatives though as Cook's brother Scott also chalked a 180 himself for his Victory B team containing himself, Paul Goun