Union Inn Premier League Team Mourns Giles
There was one postponement in the Monday Premier League due to the funeral of recently passed former Union Inn player, Tim Giles.
Having joined the main darting circuit later in life, Giles became a permanent fixture in the Union Inn Friday team, along with his two sons Matt and Dan, reaching the semi final of the KO Cup in the 2016/17 season.
This success led Giles to try his hand in the Monday Premier League with the same pub and even though the individual successes were few and far between, Giles infectious enthusiasm was undeterrable.
Giles will be remembered as a larger than life character who contributed to the Plymouth darting circuit vastly with his wonderfully witty humour and natural fervour for the game of darts.
Glenn Halford's dominant form continued as he chalked up fourteen three figure scores in Bluebird C's 7-4 win over Octagon B.
Halford (30.06) took his 3-0 singles in just 50 darts with legs of 15,17,18 with two of those coming off the back of ton plus finishes of 106 and 116.
Teammate Glenn Austin's notable night of eleven tons and a brace of 18 darters paled into insignificance due to Halford's achievements, but were still mightily impressive all the same.
For the defeated Stonehouse side, Bill Rennie top scored with ten three figure scores whilst stablemate Lee Wyatt added the only maximum in his 3-0 victory.
Octagon A are the new leaders after taking full advantage of Tradesmans' bye with an 8-3 win at Indian A in which both Lewis Dare and Lee Hellings hit thirteen ton plusses.
Dare also took the notable scalp of Devon teammate Harry Bull 3-2 in the singles phase of the match with Bull's eleven three figure scores not enough to give him the win and a share of the individual lead in the league.
One of the tons hit by Bull during that tie was a 130 highest finish of the week, which beat Alfie Ford's 120 for the victorious Stonehouse team.
Ford's teammate Neil White added a brace of maximums which helped the man affectionately known as 'Chalkie' to eleven overall on the night.
Despite this heroics, Danny Bull managed to get the better of White; winning the singles battle between the pair 3-1 thanks to part of a ten ton haul overall.
Antony Hayman produced no fewer than twelve ton plusses whilst teammate Scott Wapshott also put ten on the board, including a 180, in King Billy's 6-5 win over Indian B.
Wapshott's brace of 17 darters along with one in 16 was also beaten by Hayman who notched a 14 darter along with a 17 of his own.
Gary Clarke hit an 18 darter for the defeated Indian team and added a maximum to his night's work whilst teammate Matt Nicholson hit one of his own to take the Stoke side's total to two 180s.
A brace of maximums from Brian Lumsdon didn't stop bottom side Firkin Scholar falling to a 9-2 defeat at the hands of Bluebird B.
Lumsdon's teammate Damian Chalmers also added the highest finish of the contest with a fine 110 checkout.
A 17 darter from Quinton Taylor was the only contribution of note as Victory A came away from their mid table clash against Bluebird B with a 7-4 triumph.