Week 16 Dart Highlights
Both playing on their home turf, the Qualicum Beach Legion Bulls Hitters and the Qualicum Beach Legion B-Sharps gathered for thirty three games of “sticks and arrows”. Taking the lead early on, the B-Sharps were well ahead of their home rivals for most of the night. Winning four games straight in the final leg the Bulls Hitters put both teams at 16 to 16 for the final game of the evening. Bulls Hitter Captain and B-Sharps Stan Foster threw for the deciding match and Stan Foster hit the double out first, giving the B-Sharps the win. Stan was definitely on form at the oche, he didn’t lose a single game and led the wins 5 for 5 for his team, followed by Captain Colleen McNeill with 3 wins in 5 games. Teammate Arless McNeill, who recently joined the Perfect Score category of the Leader Board, hit team high score of 133. Leading the wins for the Bulls Hitters, Alan Farmer pinned all but one game in six and had a 114 out. This high check out put Alan in the #2 spot on the Leader Board, congratulations Alan!
Also duking it out on joint home boards, the Eagles Hall Eagle Eyes and the Toolshed Triples met at the hall for a friendly night of darts. Little did the Toolshed Triples know they were in for a trouncing from the mild-mannered Eagle Eyes. Barely missing the opportunity to double out the Eagle Eyes ran away with the match; Tedd Ducker and Harry Vanheerwaarden each took five of five, while the rest of the team won four of five matches. Tedd landed himself on the Leader Board with a high out of 100. While they may not have the doubles conquered, the Toolshed Triples threw some noteworthy scores – Captain Wendy Haines hit a 128, Dynamo Denise Tabler hit a 118 and a 140! Better luck next time Triples. Final score Eagles Hall Eagle Eyes 28 – Toolshed Triples 5.
The Qualicum Beach Legion must have been rocking with the number of players at the venue Tuesday night. The Qualicum Beach Legion Short Sighted Crew was home to the Eagles Hall Straight Arrows away. It was a runaway win for the Short Sighted Crew until the sixth and seventh sets, when the Straight Arrows grabbed seven points over the Short Sighted Crew’s three. It was too little too late though and the Short Sighted Crew won 19 to Straight Arrows 14. Leading the wins for the Crew, Lee Page was unstoppable, not only taking all six of his games with scores of 100x5, 131, 135, he shot a coveted perfect score in the third set to join the Leader Board elite. Congratulations Lee – and thanks for writing it down at the bottom of the score sheet for easy viewing by the statistician. Leading the wins for the Straight Arrows, Mike Beno won five of his six matches and shot team high score of 127, followed by John Curtis and Pat Spinks – who both took 3 wins apiece from the conquering Crew.
Rounding out the weekly matches, the Parksville Legion Shooters met with the Comfort Group X-Men at the Parksville Legion for a, no-doubt, raucous night of darts. Starting slow the X-Men were no match for the Legion Shooters until the third round of singles, eventually taking three sets in a row. The Shooters rallied, sharpened their darts and took the final set 4 – 1, giving them the win for the night. Legion Shooter Larry MacDonald is not letting anyone topple him from the top of the Leader Board list, skillfully taking all six matches with team high scores of 100x6 and 140x2! Captain Lloyd Ausland showed his mettle, winning four of his six turns at the oche. Leading the wins for the away team, the X-Men Captain, Pony Moore, Todd Burnham and Glenn Dilworth tied for wins with three apiece. Teammates Steve Stewart, Rob Sparrow and Ruth Kovacs threw some good high scores – 134, 134 & 128 respectively – but it was Pony who trotted away with the team high score of the night - 140 and 100x3.