Week 18 highlights
The final week of league play brought no great upsets to the league final standing. We are still waiting on the results of the postponed X-Men vs. B-Sharps, scheduled to happen May 24th, which could oust the Eagles Hall Eagle Eyes from fourth place. Stay tuned!
Playing at the Qualicum Beach Legion, the B-Sharps hosted the Eagles Hall Straight Arrows to a fun night of darts. With Captain Colleen and Arless McNeill off on a scenic tour, the remaining B-Sharps put up quite a fight against their opponents. Unfortunately, the away team gained a huge lead in the first four sets, leaving no time for the B-Sharps no time to recover. Leading the wins for the Arrows, John Curtis and Mike Beno showed no mercy, winning five of their six singles. The remaining three players were no slouch either, Captain Sonja Twamley, Ron Keast and Pat Spinks doubled out four games each themselves. John Curtis threw a 138 to earn the team high score for the night. Leading the wins for the home team, Stan Foster brought home five points in six matches for the team, as well as clocked a 123 for high score. Final score Eagles Hall Straight Arrows – 24, B-Sharps – 9.
Top and bottom teams in the league met at the Eagles Hall for a final showdown of darts. Displaying why they are at the top, the Legion Shooters trounced the home team Toolshed Triples. Confidently taking four or five games per set, the away team left no opportunity for the Toolshed Triples to get a foothold. Legion Shooter Rocky Paquette racked up team high scores of 120 and 140 along with his four wins in five. Newcomer Tom Rodgers was able to take two games away from the Shooters and Jim Hood shot high scores of 118, 104 and 100x2. Final score Shooters – 28 to Toolshed Triples – 5.
Giving it their best shot, the third-place Short Sighted Crew stopped by the Parksville Legion for a final match against the second-place Cascadia Bristle Bashers. Other than a white-wash by the home team in the 4th set to get caught up, and another big push in the 6th set, the Crew were even-steven with their opponents. Final score Cascadia Bristle Bashers 18 – Short Sighted Crew 15. Leading the wins for Bashers, Steve Collins missed only one double out in five singles matches. Dustin Fee shot the team high score of 140 and won three of his five singles matches, as did Don Enockson and Warren Potter. Leading the wins for the Crew was a four-way tie between Don Punter, Ernie Berrow, Ron Stanley and Lee Page – each bringing three wins to the final score. Lee Page announced his retirement at the end of the night, but not before he hit the Leagues’ #1 High Out – 125 – a beauty shot of double bull, single bull and the final double bull. I say “PICS OR IT DIDN’T HAPPEN”…lol Congrats Lee, we will certainly miss you on Tuesday nights next season.
Filling up the other half of the Eagles Hall, the Eagles Hall Eagle Eyes met with the Qualicum Beach Legion Bulls Hitters for a final farewell to the league. The third set was the beginning of the end for the away Hitters, with solid wins by home team from there on. Leading the wins for the Eagle Eyes was a four-way tie of four wins for Captain Mike McNulty, Tedd Ducker, Harry Vanheerwaarden and Sue Barry. Sue had a spectacular two-dart finish of 92, putting her in 2nd place for ladies High Outs for the season. High scorer was Rhonda Hiscutt with a 127. The Bulls Hitters were playing roughly the same as each other, with two wins for most of the team. Lots of high scores from everyone throughout the night, but the top of the heap was a 138 shot by Barb Marsh.
Final score Eagles Hall Eagle Eyes 21 – Bulls Hitters 12.
Yours truly dropped by all the venues on the 17thto round up more players for the Fun Shoot on May 31. The tournament registration is now closed. For those who are playing, bring your entry fee and spending money to the Eagles Hall for a 6pm opening, to give you time to warm up and have a few bevvies from the bar. Registration is over at 6:45 and play begins at 7pm sharp!! See you there!!