St Levans Down Leaders With Three Big Finishes
King Billy A don't lose very often in the Steve Chapman 501 League... But when they do, the opposition will have played well.
That's exactly what happened here as the St Levans Shaun Dring produced finishes of 113 and 97 in a 6-5 away win, which was only a second loss of an otherwise stellar campaign for the 'Billy Boyz'.
Mike Pearce added to Dring's efforts with a 114 which crucially put his team 3-2 up and on the road to victory after adding his team's only maximum earlier on in the matchup.
Pearce was again the hero of the hour in the final tie of the match as he held his nerve with the scores tied at five a piece to win his individual match 3-0.
This topsy-turvy battle was dominated in the 180 stakes by the runaway champions who chalked up five maximums of their own with John Mann hitting a brace.
Antony Hayman, Andrew Cook and Reece Day all contributed to that total whilst Hayman (31.98) won 3-0 in the singles phase thanks to a brace of 16 darters and a leg in 15.
Mann added a 16 dart leg in his 3-0 singles win whilst Cook managed one of his own in a 3-2 defeat to Dring at a critical time in the match.
Jayden Dodd was in fine form for the Octagon as he hit twelve tons, including a maximum in a 7-4 win for the visitors at the Cherry Tree.
Dodd's teammate Alfie Ford checked a 93 in a game which saw the Pennycross team 4-2 up before a late revival saw the Stonehouse team take the last five games for the victory.
Mark Shears and Billy Evans shared twenty-two tons evenly as the King Billy B won 9-2 on the road at Torpoint Cons.
One of those efforts was a magnificent 141 checkout from Shears, the highest of the week across all fixtures, in a 3-1 singles win that also yielded an 18 dart leg.
Shears' stablemate Mark Yeoman added a 100 checkout and his team's only maximum whilst Neil Reid repeated Yeoman's finishing exploits with a ton finish of his own for the defeated team.
Paul Tackle was also prominent for the Cornwall based team with his team's only maximum in an otherwise disappointing night for the home team.
The Victory derby was dominated by the A team with a 10-1 success over their B team rivals that saw Tony Tasker contributed heavily with a maximum and a 108 checkout.
Quinton Taylor added his name to the maximum column whilst the B team's only noteworthy contribution came from a Kieran Harris maximum.
Fawn A picked themselves up a good win after defeating Indian Inn 9-2 with Mike Nancholas 86 checkout and Mark Hempsall's 180 the two main highlights of an otherwise quiet affair.