Billy The 180 Kid

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.



Evans eleven ton plusses on the night was beaten on the night however by stablemate Scott Wapshott who hit twelve of his own.


Mark Shears ploughed in a fourth 180 for his Devonport team and a 17 darter whilst Gavican took the shortest leg of the contest in 14 and followed that up with another in 16.



Despite the result, it wasn't all one way traffic with Dave Algar putting a maximum on the board for the defeated side and Paul Palmer winning a leg in 17 darts.


Third placed Octagon dispatched Fawn A 9-2 to remain three behind the "Billy Boyz" with Lee Hellings and Dave Pethick playing well throughout the contest.



Hellings and Pethick (29.32) won their doubles game in 20 and 21 darts with the former contributing a 120 checkout in the tie.


That three figure score was one of twenty shared equally by Pethick and Hellings on the night with both players hitting 18 darters in their singles as Hellings achieved an admirable 24.64 average in his 3-0 success.



Alfie Ford hit a maximum on his way to ten tons of his own and also secured a leg in 13 in his 3-1 singles win whilst Ralph Lancaster showed all of his pedigree by taking a 16 dart leg in his 3-0 win.


Mark Hempsall took out a 106 and Mark Sargeant replied with a 180 of his own in the only Fawn singles triumph on a difficult night for the Greenbank side.



Fawn B are now just eight off second fifth thanks to their routine 9-2 win over Cherry Tree, which put them within striking distance of the team above them.


That team is namely Victory A, who drop down to fourth after surviving a scare against St Levans before slipping over the line 6-5.



When Mike Pearce (26.37) checked a 130 kill, the highest of the week across all six fixtures, in his 3-0 individual success that included an 18 darter, St Levans were as many as 5-3 up with three to play.


However, that started a run of three straight wins from the Honicknowle based visitors in which former Devon man Darren Collis produced a marvellous performance to give his side a shot at the spoils.



Collis (26.84) produced a maximum and finishes of 104 and 100, which aided him to legs of 17 and 18, to make it 5-5 before Kelvin Rowe ran out a 3-0 winner in the final tie of the match.


St Levans can however be pleased with how far they pushed the Victory A and this owed much to the thirteen ton plusses Tex Pearce put on the scoreboard, whilst Sarah Brown also contributed a 180.



Both teams in the King Billy A vs Indian Inn contest made it seventeen from seventeen starts with the former winning 10-1 to remain out of sight at the top and keep the winless Stoke side rooted to the bottom.


There was 180s for Andrew Cook, John Mann and Antony Hayman with Mann and Hayman both reaching eleven ton plusses on the night.



Neil Reid hit twelve tons, and there were checkouts of 100 by both Simon White and Paul Tackle in Torpoint Cons visit to Victory B.


However, the Torpoint trio would go down 6-5 as Ryan Harris and Tony Conn both hit maximums for the home side.



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