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  • Writer's pictureJolene Swanson

Week Seventeen Dart Action

Updated: Feb 20, 2023


Two Qualicum Beach Legion teams met up at their home venue – Short Sighted Crew as home and Bulls Hitters as the aways. Taking the lead early, the Bulls Hitters kept up the pressure on the home team, only letting one set go out of their favour. Final score Short Sighted Crew 14 - Bulls Hitters 19. Leading the wins for the Hitters, Ray Jones took out four of his five matches while Bernie Brockway, Ryan Fortune and Alan Farmer each contributed three wins apiece. High score – 140 – was shot by Alan Farmer. Leading the wins for the Crew, Peter Bisiker only gave up one win in six matches. Sylvia Mantyka was in fine form, submitting three wins to the team total. Don Punter shot a 153 (wow!) to get the high score for the Short Sighted Crew.

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Over at the Parksville Legion, it was an energetic night of darts as the Parksville Legion Shooters hosted the always fun Eagles Hall X-Men. The Shooters proved themselves the better players by winning twice as many games as their opponents. Leading the wins for the Shooters, Larry MacDonald and Rocky Paquette were on fire, winning five of their six matches each. They both shot a 140 to take the high score for the night. Leading the wins for the X-Men, Captain Todd Burnham brought three wins in five singles and had a high checkout of 117 – Nice Darts Todd! Pony Moore shot a 140 for high score of the night. Final score – Legion Shooters 22 – Eagles Hall X-Men 11.

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The Eagles Hall was the setting for the match between the Eagles Hall Straight Arrows and the Parksville Legion B-Sharps. Both teams volleyed for most wins until the final set, when the home team Arrows dominated the final set four wins to one. Leading the wins for the Arrows, Poul Reimer brought five wins to the final tally. Spare extraordinaire, Shane Ovington, shot a 129 to get high score for the night. Not going down without a fight, the B-Sharps had some very impressive scores, Stan Foster shot 133 three times and Andy Burton hit 138 twice. Leading the wins for the Sharps, Stan Foster brought in four wins in five matches, with solid backup from team mates Andy Burton and Arless McNeill, who each won three of their five singles games. Neil Selinger shot a 160, as well as 114 & 100 to top the scores for the night. Final score Straight Arrows 18 – B-Sharps 15.

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With a nail biting finish, the Eagles Hall Eagle Eyes barely defeated the San Group Wood Chuckers at the Eagles Hall. All eyes were on veteran player, Mike McNulty as he hashed it out with Kelly Kovacs for the deciding point. Leading the wins for the Eagle Eyes, fresh from vacation, Alan Barry won four of his five singles games. Followed by three apiece from team mates Tedd Ducker, Harry Vanheerwaarden and Richard Rempel. Harry topped the scores for the night with a 112 and 114. Leading the wins for the Chuckers, league number one player, Jim Thompson was unstoppable in all six of his matches. Jim topped the scores with scores of 134, 123, 121 and 100x5. Angie Kienas brought four wins to the team total and shot 134 and 100x2. Final score Eagles Hall Eagle Eyes 17 – San Group Wood Chuckers 16.

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On top of the standings for the third week in a row, the Cascadia Bristle Bashers hosted the tenth team in the league to a brisk night of darts. Despite giving it their all, the Toolshed Triples were no match for the league number one team. Leading the wins for the Bashers, the incorrigible Terry Strawson took out all five of his singles matches. Darrell Jobb also proved unbeatable in his four matches. Team high score went to Noella Ross, who shot a 140, and won three of her singles. Triple Keith Reimer was the top scorer for the away team, taking wins away from Noella and Dustin Fee. Captain Leslie Rodgers topped the scores with a 121. Jim Hood had scores of 100x3 and a 101 check out – Nice Darts Jim! Final score Cascadia Bristle Bashers 25 – Toolshed Triples 8.

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