Collins ends season as top marksman in Super League
DAVE Collins had a satisfying end to his Plymouth City Super League campaign when he clinched the singles title and also emerged as the top marksman in the Players Championship standings.
Victories in his last two fixtures enabled the Plympton Cons A thrower to top the singles table with 38 wins from 40 starts, three in front of runners-up John Mann.
He also pipped the Porters B player in the Players Championship when, in his final match, which Cons won 11-0 away at St Levan Inn, Collins top scored with 16 throws of a ton or more.
TABLE TOPPER: Dave Collins finished the Plymouth City Super League campaign topping both the singles table and the Players Championship standings.
That enabled him to top the rankings with a season’s total of 204.5 against second placed Mann, who had already finished his campaign on 199.6.
Mann topped the 180s table though with a season’s tally of 30, one in front of his team mate Mike Beard while Martyn Down, Paul Palmer, Quinton Taylor and Paul Lamerton all hit the season’s top checkout of 170.
Porters B took the title by 17 points after winning all their matches and The Staddy finished as runners-up, despite losing their final match 7-4 to third placed Dartsworld.
The Players Championship knockout will take place on Friday, July 13 at the Maritime Social Club and the team's representatives are as follows. Mike Connell (Hyde Park), Dave Collins (Plympton Cons A), Pete Down (Kings Arms A), Lewis Dare (Dartsworld), Shaun Dring (Maritime A), Warren Gordon (The Staddy), Steve Harris (Clifton A), Jack Heath (Porters A), Lee Hellings (Octagon SC), Steve Hiscox (Plympton Cons B), Neil Holder (The Albemarle), Dave Johns (Ships Tavern), Reg Matthews (Kings Arms B), John Mann (Porters B), Mike Nancholas (The Fawn), Geoff Norman (Compton SC), Maria O’Brien (St Levan Inn), Andy Pengelly (Clifton B), Terry Rundle (Victoria Inn), Paul Tackle (Ker St SC), Neil White (Maritime B).