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  • Writer's pictureJolene Swanson

Week 4 Dart Action

Tucking in at the Eagles Hall, the Toolshed Triples welcomed the Qualicum Beach Legion Short Sighted Crew to join them in an evening of tossing arrows. The Crew, both new and seasoned league players, struggled with their doubles until the fifth singles set when they pulled four of the five matches away from the Triples. Then, in the final game of the night, Crew Captain Ron Stanley hit a perfect score and went on to win the game fame against Triple spare, Wendy Haines. Congrats on the 180 Ron! Crew member, Don Punter pinned five doubles in six matches, to be the team’s top points-getter of the night. Top score of 123 was shared by Don and Peter Bisiker. The Triples took advantage of the Crew’s missed opportunities to put themselves far in front of their opponents. Leading the wins for the Toolshed Triples, both Jim Hood and Denise Tabler showed the Crew where the doubles are in four of their six matches. Team high score came from Keith Reimer, who shot a 135.

Final score Toolshed Triples – 17, Short Sighted Crew – 16


After hanging up a fifth board at the Qualicum Beach Legion, the six Legion Shooters and the Parksville Legion River Benders didn’t need it to get 33 games played in short order. Leading the wins in all but the doubles set, the Legion Shooters dominated the outs on Tuesday night. Nobody was perfect, but three were one loss away from a shut-out against their opponents - Captain Lorraine Paquette, Lee Page and Thom Ford. Shooter George Wallis topped the scores for the night with two scores of 125, 121, 100x2. Leading the wins for the away team, River Bender Jim Thompson was happy to take a win in four of his six matches, and in the process, hit 140x2 and 100x2. New league member, Rod Swindells showed the Shooters the double out in three of his six matches and hit a 123 – so close to a perfect score Rod!

Final score Legion Shooters – 22, River Benders – 11


Playing a week later than scheduled, the Eagles Hall, the Eagles Hall X-Men joined their fellow-Eagles, the Eagles Hall Straight Arrows for a raucous night of darts. Rocking out the wins, home team Straight Arrow Mike Beno was unbeatable in his five matches with scores of 124 & 114. Topping the scores, Poul Reimer, playing the doubles with John Curtis, shot a 135 game against X-Men Glen Dilworth and Pony Moore. The Straight Arrows may have taken all three doubles matches, but the battling X-Men gave their best and the match was tied half-way through the singles sets. The Men were well ahead by the final set of the night, but a final push by the home team pulled the score to within one point of each other. X-Men Pony Moore tallied the most wins for the away team – five in six. Glen D. and Rob Sparrow shorted up the team wins with four each added to the final score. Topping the scores, Captain Todd Burnham captured a 133 in his first singles match of the night against Mike Beno.

Final score Eagles Hall Straight Arrows – 16, Eagles Hall X-Men – 17


Over at the Parksville Legion the well-established Cascadia Bristle Bashers hosted the newly created Respect-A-Bulls to thirty-three games of darts. Hot out of the gate, the home team didn’t let the Respect-A-Bulls get a foothold on the doubles throughout the whole night. Leading the wins for the Bashers, the British darting duo of Terry Strawson and Steve Collins were unbeatable in all five of their singles matches. Steve topped the scores with a 135, as well as 121, and 100. Warren was the most prolific high-scorer shooting a 131, 130,117 and 100. Captaining the new Respect-A-Bulls, Anita Hopps showed the rest of the team how to lead the points for the night, pinning doubles in four of her six matches and team high-score of 136.

Final score Cascadia Bristle Bashers – 23, Respect-A-Bulls – 10


Taking up the other half the Qualicum Beach Legion dart room, the Joker's Wild hosted the Eagles Hall Eagle Eyes to a night of darts. The flights were popping off their stems in the race to the doubles. The new Joker's Wild weren’t able to get ahead of the experienced Eagle Eyes, despite Richard Rempel taking all five of his matches. Dave (the D in wild) Edwards and Richard also hit the team high score of the night with a 140. Richard got his name of the Leader Board with a check-out of 84. Leading the wins for the Eagle Eyes, Alan and Sue Barry showed their prowess (and lots of home practice against each other) by losing only to Richard and bringing four wins in five matches each to the team’s nightly total. Arless McNeill started off the night, setting the bar high with a 123 score in the doubles match, only Alan Barry got close with a 103.

Final score Joker's Wild – 13, Eagles Hall Eagle Eyes – 20


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