Week Five Dart Action
It was "higgledy-piggledy week" at darts with four of the five matches played being very nearly tie games - teams that regularly take the bulk of the wins, were fighting for a win (or near win) right to the end of the night. What an exciting night of darts for all!
Playing in the brightly lit Eagles Hall, the Eagles Hall Eagle Eyes hosted the Toolshed Triples to 33 games of darts. Taking two of the doubles and the first six singles matches, the Eagle Eyes established an early lead. Newcomer Keith Reimer took the first singles point for the Triples, breaking the Eagle Eyes winning streak. Eagle Eye Richard Rempel was unbeatable in five matches, hitting three 100’s in a row in his first game. Mike McNulty, Harry Van Heerwaarden and Tedd Ducker all supported Richard by winning four of their five matches. Team high score was Richard with 100x5, 125 and a 140! Stealing a couple wins each, the Toolshed Triples fought hard against the home team rivals. Good scores from Keith Reimer had him 100’s of points ahead of his opponents, but challenges doubling out cost him in the end. Triples team high score went to Jim Hood, with scores of 100 & 140. Darren Tabler was slaughtering the 19’s and hit his season-best of 133. Final score – Eagles Hall Eagle Eyes 23 to Toolshed Triples 10.
Meeting at the Qualicum Beach Legion the Short Sighted Crew welcomed the Eagles Hall Straight Arrows for an upside-down match of darts. Both teams volleyed back and forth for lead, but it was the three wins of the doubles matches that put the away team in the lead by the end of the night. Most wins for the Straight Arrows, Poul Reimer, successfully doubled out four of his five games, including a 94 check-out! Team high score – a whopping 152 – was shot by Captain Sonja Twamley in the fourth set, putting her solidly on the Leader Board. Leading the wins for the Short Sighted Crew, Peter Bisiker was undefeated at the end of his five singles games. Topping the scores for the team, Ernie Berrow, shot a 100, 130 and 133. Final score Eagles Hall Straight Arrows 18 to Short Sighted Crew 15.
The long-established Cascadia Bristle Bashers met with the league’s newest team, the San Group Wood Chuckers, for a night at the oche. In topsy-turvy week, the home team was unable to win any of their doubles matches, undoubtedly causing them to pull up their socks and focus for the singles matches. Taking the lead in the singles, the Bristle Bashers forged ahead in their wins, besting the Chuckers by at least one in each set. Final score 18 to 15 for the home team. Leading the wins for the Bashers, Steve Collins took his darts out of a double in all five matches, followed by Terry Strawson with four wins in five. Terry topped the team scores with a 100x3, 123, 135 & 140! Nice darts for a fellow who hasn’t thrown a dart in over two years, until a couple of weeks ago! Leading the Wood Chuckers with five wins in five games, Jim Thompson, shot 100x4, 121, 135 & 138. Chucker Jim hit the league’s first 180 two weeks ago against Arless McNeill of the Parksville Legion B-Sharps, apologies for missing the scribble on the score sheet Jim! Wood Chucker, Kelly Kovacs, took the top score of 140.
Stationed on the boards nearest the bar, the Eagles Hall X-Men welcomed the Parksville Legion B-Sharps to a rousing night of darts. Starting strong, the home team lead the wins, until the final three, when the B-Sharps took three wins each set. Despite this late game push, the home team was victorious over the away team. Final score Eagles Hall X-Men 19 to Parksville Legion B-Sharps 14. Leading the wins for the Men, both Pony Moore and Glen Dilworth doubled out four of their five games, and each had a top score of 121 – twins! Team top score went to Captain Todd Burnham with a 140! Leading the wins for B-Sharps, Captain Colleen McNeill, won four of her five matches, supported by Andy Burton’s three wins. He also topped the team scores for the night with a 132.
The final match of the night in The Twilight Zone was between the Parksville Legion Shooters and the Qualicum Beach Legion Bulls Hitters. Slowly amassing points, the home team was nearly overtaken by the away team after the fourth set. It was a good push by the Bulls Hitters, but fell just short – the Legion Shooters squeaked by with a 1-point lead at the end of the night’s games. Leading the wins for the victors, Thom Ford never fails to disappoint, taking the point in all five of his games. Team high score went to Captain Lorraine Hopps with a 132. Leading the wins for the Bulls Hitters was a four-way tie between Alan Farmer, Joe Fortune, Bernie Brockway, and Captain Peter Spinks, all taking three wins in five matches. High score for the team went to Ray Jones, who edged out Joe’s 123 and hit a 124.