JOHN Goves, the inaugural winner of Champion of Champions in 1985, rolled back the years with a performance in the Porters Function Room 501 Top 20 League, that inspired Torpoint Cons to a 7-4 victory against Indian Inn.
He secured his singles 3-1, aided by a leg in 15 and top scored with 14 throws of a ton or more which included an out shot of 120.
Only eight weeks into the new campaign, Porters Patriots can already boast a 16-point advantage over their nearest rivals, following an11-0 drubbing of The Clifton.
In winning their 601 doubles, John Mann (100x14) and Robbie Bisgrove took out an 18-darter and Mann was also on target in his singles with a 15-dart leg.
INSPIRED: John Goves rolled back the years and inspired Torpoint Cons to victory.
Team mate Malcolm Johns claimed one of his winning legs in 14 and Andy Bates hit two maximums before Antony Hayman claimed the week’s highest checkout with a mark of 126.
Dan Brazier (100x13) caught the eye for Porters Pretenders in their 8-3 victory away at Compton and was well supported by Mark Shears who emerged a 3-0 in the individual phases with his best leg being taken in 15.
Maritime Marauders won 8-3 away at City Social in a high scoring fixture that saw 100 throws of a ton or more recorded.
Dan Puleston and Mike Pearce impressed in the 601 doubles winning 2-0 in 23 and 18 for a 29.32 average.
Duchy of Cornwall forged themselves a 9-2 victory on their visit to Waterloo while Maritime Misfits and Fawn B both won 7-4 against Cherry Tree and Fawn A respectively.
An 801 treble, won in 28 darts (28.61) by Dave Collins, Andy Malinowski and Dan Malinowski helped Plympton Cons to a 2-0 lead over Brookside but were then forced to win the last three singles in order to prevail 6-5.
Kelvin Rowe hit two maximums for Brookside while Octagon Social Club and Maritime Musketeers both won 8-3 against Kings and Arms and Falstaff respectively.
Top checkouts from around the boards were achieved by: John Mann (116), Steve Pearce (115), Paul Tozer (114), Lee Rodmell (112), Glyn Wells (104), Harry Harrison (104), Mike Pearce (101), Paul Hoare (100), Lewis Dare (100).