Tons For Show, Doubles For Dough!
Victory C produced a remarkable display in their 8-3 Plymouth City Super League success over champions elect King Billy in which the Honicknowle side produced the goods at the business end of legs.
The lion's share of the one hundred and eight three figure scores in the contest went to the league leaders, however, it was Victory C who produced two ton plus finishes; best of which a 146 from Paul Gavican.
Gavican's teammate Paddy Archibald also hit a 130 checkout on his way to ten three figure scores on his own with Andrew Cook also reaching double figures for the victors.
John Mann was top scorer of both teams with fifteen three figure scores and three of his teammates also reached double figures in a dominant display of ton hitting in vain.
Teammate Mark Yeoman reached twelve tons whilst Andy Bates and Antony Hayman scored eleven and ten each.
King Billy also outgunned the side that got the better of them in the maximum stakes as Mann hit two with Yeoman joining Scott Wapshott in hitting a solitary maximum.
Victory's Lewis Dare joined Mann in securing a brace with the pair hitting one each in the first tie of the match.
This, like most of the games, went the way of the Victory as they reeled off five of the first four and eight in ten before Mann's 3-2 victory over Paddy Archibald in the last game of the night.
Another man to reach fifteen ton plusses was Mark Shears in Victory A's 8-3 win at Saltram with the veteran Devon player adding to that total with a brace of maximums.
Also hitting two 180s was teammate Mark Gilbery who also secured the highest checkout of the match with a fine 120 three dart combination.
Shears bagged himself a 14 darter but Gilbery went two better with a leg in 12 in his 3-0 singles win.
The best of the Saltram contingent was Warren Gordon and Reg Matthews who hit thirteen and ten ton plusses each with the pair also hitting a maximum a piece.
A third player to hit fifteen three figure scores this game week was Glenn Halford in Bluebird A's 9-2 win at Fawn B; one of which was a 101 checkout.
Halford played out an epic with Mark Sargeant who scored a maximum on his way to eleven three figure scores on the night.
The pair traded a 16 darter each with Halford's leg in 15 proving to be critical towards his 3-2 win that keeps him a share of the individual table lead.
Halford's teammate Alan Masters reached double figures whilst James Stoodley hit the only maximum of the tie for the Compton team.
The other Fawn team, the A side, had Simon Stevenson in vintage form with fourteen ton plusses; two of which were 180s.
Some of that haul led to Stevenson producing legs of 18 and 15 in his 3-1 singles victory in a 6-5 win over Bluebird Bandits.
Stevenson's teammate Kenny Visick helped himself to a maximum whilst Dan Bunney did the same in his 3-1 singles victory that gave the Greenbank side the victory on the night in the tenth tie of the match.
Wayne Oddie was the Compton team's outstanding player with an 18 darter and a 114 checkout on his way to ten ton plusses.
Matt Thompson scored twelve ton plusses as Steampacket raced into a 5-2 lead in their match against Colebrook Inn.
That run included a 3-0 win for Thompson's teammate George Beckett (26.84) that included an 18 darter and a maximum on his way to eleven three figure scores of his own.
One of the two legs Colebrook won in the team games came from an 89 finish for Andy Bond before the comeback was completed by Lee Doncaster's 3-1 singles win.
Colebrook's Adam Searle joined Beckett in putting his name into the 180 column in his 3-1 win in the individual phase.
Dave Lee added eleven tons to the scoreboard in Cherry Tree's 8-3 win over Victory B with teammate's Steve Mills and Melvin German hitting finishes of 102 and 114 respectively.
Ryan Harris made the only noteworthy contribution for the defeated side with a maximum in his 3-0 singles win.
Second placed Octagon may yet start looking up at a title bid thanks to King Billy's defeat and their 9-2 win over Clifton in which Lee Hellings and Cory Jonas shared the highest finish of 76.
Neil White was most prominent scoring wise with ten tons and Hellings secured legs in 17 and 18 darts to keep his dream of the individual title in the league well on track.
Raffles were roundly beaten in their trip to Ker St by an 8-3 scoreline with Fred Lamerton securing the highest finish of the match; a 115 kill.
Lamerton's teammates Ralph Lancaster and Paul Takle both hit 180s in their 3-0 wins on a good night for the Devonport team.
Martyn Down's 107 checkout was the only highlight of Kings Arms B's 9-2 win over bottom side Hyde Park whilst the Oreston pub's A team secured a 7-4 win over local rivals Victoria.
Mike Sant won legs in 16 and 18 darts for the victors whilst Tony Sansom's 90 kill was the best effort of this match.