King Billy A Dominance Continues
Antony Hayman racked up a quite brilliant eighteen tons for the King Billy A who won 9-2 against Fawn B in the Steve Chapman 501 League.
Dave Clemson hit the first maximum of the contest as the Greenbank team took a surprise 1-0 lead before the champions elect got into their stride reeling off nine of the next ten.
During that spell Hayman notched a magnificent 13 darter in his 3-1 singles win whilst teammate John Mann checked the highest finish of the with a fine 146 in his 3-0 success.
That effort usurped Alec Turner's 104 checkout in a narrow 3-2 defeat to Mike Nancholas but Turner was one of two players for the Devonport team to hit maximums with Andrew Cook providing the other.
There was also a much welcome return to action for Malcolm Johns for the 'Billy Boyz' who spent more than two years away from the oche.
Johns didn't show any signs of rustiness with an accomplished 3-1 singles win and fell one short of double figures in ton plusses
Neil White was most prominent with seventeen tons for Fawn B as they kept up the pressure on their rivals for second in the standings in a 10-1 win over Victory B.
White won legs against Devon teammate Danny Allen in 16 and 18 darts in a 3-2 win that saw Allen check 112 in one visit for the highest of the match.
White's 180 was one of four in the match with Kieran Harris hitting the Victory's only effort and White's teammate Fred Goldsmith bagging himself a brace.
Goldsmith added ten more three figure scores to reach twelve overall and added a 17 darter in his 3-1 singles win to his evening's work.
Jayden Dodd produced fourteen three figure scores as he team lost ground in the race for runners-up in the league thanks to a home defeat to rivals Victory A 7-4.
Dodd had to work hard for his 3-2 singles win with two of his winning legs coming from a pair of 18 darters whilst opponent Scott Lawrey checked one in 17.
The entertaining game was accented by six 180s with Tony Lamerton hitting a brace whilst Alfie Ford also added one for the defeated team.
That was one of eleven ton plusses for Ford who lost to Paul Goundry 3-2 despite winning a leg in 18 darts during the tie.
Goundry himself won a leg in 16 that proved crucial to the outcome whilst teammate Darren Collis reached double figures in tons overall.
Collis joined stablemates Kelvin Rowe and Tony Tasker in hitting 180s for the triumphant team whilst Quinton Taylor hit a game high finish of 100.
Tasker was arguably the Honicknowle side's top performer amongst many with legs of 16 and 18 darts in his 3-0 win in the final game of the match.
King Billy B now occupy second place again thanks to a 9-2 win over Cherry Tree that saw Billy Evans reach ten tons for the evening.
Evans' (27.83) 3-0 win in the singles came thanks to legs in 18 and 16 darts whilst Cherry Tree's only noteworthy contribution came from a 119 checkout from Tony Reid.
Kings Arms leapfrogged St Levans in the table after an 8-3 win over the Keyham side that saw a maximum for each side coming from Shaun Dring and Reg Matthews respectively.
Tex Pearce, who himself reached eleven ton plusses on the night, paired with Dring for a fine 15 dart 601 double leg in their 2-0 win.
Pearce was however beaten in the singles phase by Paul Palmer who chalked up an 18 dart leg in a 3-2 win whilst teammate Paul Hendy helped himself to a leg in 17 in his 3-0 win.
Mike Bulmer was in vintage finishing form with two of three ton plus checkouts during his Torpoint Cons' 7-4 win over Indian Inn.
Bulmer's 102 was beaten by Chris Beale's 110 before Bulmer replied again with a 150 to give him the highest checkout of the week and went on to hit eleven tons overall.