Playing at the Eagles Hall, the Toolshed Triples welcomed the Jokers Wild for the last game of Round One, before the league splits into two divisions. The Triples began the match by winning all three doubles games. The singles set wins alternated between the two teams, with the final singles tally being a tie, but because they won the doubles, the Toolshed Triples won the match. Leading the wins for the Triples, Keith Reimer doubled out four of his five matches, while Captain Leslie Rodgers hit the team high score of 117. Leading the wins for the Jokers Wild, Captain Jolene Swanson was flying some 20-gram Thrift Shop darts and won four of her five singles matches. JWild’s Shawn Vanier topped the scores for the night, pinning a 159 in his match against Keith Reimer.
Final score Toolshed Triples – 18, Jokers Wild – 15
Tucked into a corner of the Qualicum Beach Legion, the Short-Sighted Crew hosted the Parksville Legion Respect-A-Bulls to a closely scored match of darts. The teams were tied until the final match, when the Short-Sighted Crew’s, Don Punter, doubled out before his opponent, Tom Ayley, who shot a 133 in the match. Both Don and Peter Bisiker won five of their six matches and Don topped the team scores with a 131. With return of Joe Fortune and Tom Ayley, there were enough players to fill the Respect-A-Bulls ranks, no forfeited games this week. Captain Anita Hopps popped in four doubles during her five singles games. Joe Fortune pinned a 140 to reach top score for the night.
Final score Short-Sighted Crew – 17, Respect-A-Bulls – 16
Kicking up the chalk-dust at the Parksville Legion, the River Benders welcomed the Eagles Hall Eagle Eyes to a rousing night of darts. Leading the match with three wins in the doubles, the home team River Benders stumbled with the first two singles sets, but rallied and it was another tie game until the last match of the night. The captains, Jim Thompson and Harry Vanheerwaarden faced each other at the oche to play the deciding match. Jim Thompson hit a 125 and doubled out ahead of Harry. Jim topped the team scores with a 140, and four wins in five matches. Leading the wins for Eagle Eyes, Arless McNeill bested four of his five opponents and Harry hit a 125 to top the scores for the team.
Final score River Benders – 17, Eagles Hall Eagle Eyes – 16
Welcoming the Cascadia Bristle Bashers to the Eagles Hall, the Straight Arrows played their best against the league Number Two’s, managing to pull eleven wins away from their opponents. Leading the wins for the Arrows, Mike Beno lost only to Terry Strawson, who was unbeaten in six matches. Mike topped the scores for the home team, hitting a 133, 121, and a 112 over the course of his five singles games. Undefeated, Terry topped the Basher wins by achieving scores of 123, 121, 100 x 5, while fellow-Basher, Steve Collins, doubled out five of his six matches and pinned a 133 to top the scores for the night.
Final score Eagles Hall Straight Arrows – 11, Cascadia Bristle Bashers – 22
Filling up the boards at the Qualicum Beach Legion, the Legion Shooters gave their final pitch to secure their spot as the Round One winners during a match against the Eagles Hall X-Men. Leading wins for the Shooters was a three-way tie of five wins in six matches for Captain Lorraine Paquette, Thom Ford and Lee Page. Thom also topped the scores for the team by poking in a 160 in his match against X-Men’s, Glen Dilworth. Top wins for the X-Men was also a three-way tie for Captain Todd Burnham, Glen Dilworth and Darren “Opie” Wesnoski, with Todd hitting a 113 for team high score of the night.
Final score Qualicum Beach Legion Shooters – 25, Eagles Hall X-Men – 8