Week 8 Dart Action
Tucked into the corner of the Qualicum Beach Legion, the Jokers Wild played home team to the Short-Sighted Crew. Taking charge early in the match, the Short-Sighted Crew didn’t let their opponents gain any ground in all but two of the singles sets. Leading the wins for the Crew, Peter Bisiker was unbeaten in his five games, one of which he took out with an 80. Peter was hard to beat because he shot several high scores throughout the night, 140, 137, 100x2. Missing Richard Rempel for a second week, the Jokers Wild recruited a team spare from the Eagles Hall Friday Night Fun darts. Coleen Hawskbee filled the roster nicely, adding two wins to the team total. Leading the wins for the Jokers Wild, Captain Jolene Swanson doubled out four of her six matches and Kevin Gillespie hit the team high score of 113.
Final score Jokers Wild – 11, Short-Sighted Crew – 22
Meeting at the Eagles Hall, the Eagles Hall X-Men hosted the Respect-A-Bulls to a fun night of darts. Leading the wins for the X-Men, Captain Todd Burnham and Glen Dilworth both brought five wins in six matches. Glen had some decent high scores as well, pinning 140x2, 121 and 105 throughout the evening. Bringing another new member to the league, the Respect-A-Bulls have found a sixth to fill the vacancy that has been plaguing them all season. The men on the team – Joe Fortune, Randy Morrow and Tom Ayley– shared the top wins of three each in six games. Top score of the night was 133, shot by Randy in his match against Darren “Opie” Wesnoski.
Final score Eagles Hall X-Men – 22, Respect-A-Bulls – 11
Playing at the Parksville Legion, the River Benders hosted the Eagles Hall Straight Arrows to thirty-three games of darts. Taking two of the three doubles, the River Benders looked poised to get their second win of the season, but the seasoned Arrows kept inching past their opponents in each set. Leading the wins for the Arrows, Mike Beno and John Curtis lost only one of their six singles matches, with John topping the scores for the team with 140, 112, 100x2. Leading the wins for the River Benders, Craig Dempsey won four of his six singles matches. While his doubles were elusive, River Bender Mike Percy was hitting all the high scores for the team, 140x2, 130, 100, throughout the night.
Final score River Benders – 14, Eagles Hall Straight Arrows – 19
The top team in the league, the Legion Shooters, bowled their opponents over with their proficient darting skills at the Qualicum Beach Legion last Tuesday night. Leading the wins for the Shooters, Lee Page went five for five, with support from team mates Thom Ford, George Wallis and Larry MacDonald, in the form of four wins in five. Lee also topped the scores with a 140, 125, 121, 100x3. Battling for the Eagles Hall Eagle Eyes, it was a whitewash for the first seven games when Eagle Eyes’ Arless McNeill finally took a win from the opponents. Arless wowed the crowd during his second singles game of the night by hitting a 180 and doubling out before Thom Ford – debunking the rumour that a perfect score doesn’t lead to a win. Eagle Eye Toni Crompton topped the scores with a 123, and Sue Barry doubled out one of her two wins with an 85 out, putting her on the Leader Board.
Final score Qualicum Beach Legion Shooters – 26, Eagles Hall Eagle Eyes – 7
The Toolshed Triples hosted the Cascadia Bristle Bashers to a very one-sided scoring situation throughout their thirty-three matches. Bolstered by his recent two perfect scores in one night, Keith Reimer, was one of three Triples to put a point on their side with an 82 check-out against Noella Ross. Tom Rodgers and Darren Tabler also managed to hit the double first, but it was the ladies who hit the high scores for the team. Denise Tabler hit a 102 and Captain Leslie Rodgers shot a 121. Leading the wins for the Bashers, Terry Strawson, Steve Collins and Warren Potter were undefeated in their six matches, with Terry topping the scores with a 135, 125, 121, 100x5. Nice darts!
Final score Toolshed Triples – 3, Cascadia Bristle Bashers – 30