Week Four Highlights
Updated: Nov 6, 2022
The Toolshed Triples hosted the Qualicum Beach Legion Short Sighted Crew to 33 games of darts at the Eagles Hall. Sitting at the bottom of the standings, the home team put out a great effort and battled against the 4th place team to nearly a victory! It was neck and neck throughout the entire six sets, until the final game, won by Captain Ron Stanley, pulling the Short Sighted Crew into first place – final score 17 to 16 for the away team. Leading the wins for the Crew, Peter Bisiker and Super-Steven Eckhart both doubled out four of their five matches. Ernie Berrow topped the high scores with a 133, that’s a LOT of 19’s, right? Leading the wins for the Toolshed Triples, Jim Hood took five wins in six matches, followed by Darren Tabler’s four wins in six. Jim also took high score for the team, hitting a 130 and a 140.
The Qualicum Beach Legion is home venue for the newly formed San Group Wood Chuckers, and the former home nvenue for the Parksville Legion B-Sharps, so it must have felt pretty familiar to the away team to play there Tuesday night. Six strong, with new teammate – Jim Thompson – proving unbeatable, the Wood Chuckers took the win for the night – 19 to 14. Port Alberni stars, Angie Kienas and Barb Marsh, both contributed four wins to the total score. Jim was whacking the 100’s pretty hard all night, putting three 140’s on the chalkboard as well. Leading the wins for the B-Sharps, Neil Selinger doubled out three of his five matches. Newcomer, Brett Foster, while he didn’t record any wins, he did record team high scores of 100, 138 and 140 – nice darts Brett!
The match between the Qualicum Beach Legion Bulls Hitters was postponed when the Eagles Hall Eagle Eyes captain, Harry Vanheerwaarden, called to deliver the bad news. Following protocol, Peter Spinks, informed his team, then the president and finally, the statistician, of the new information. Thanks Peter! Both teams are looking forward to meeting at the Qualicum Beach Legion when all are present and accounted for.
EDIT: With the Qualicum Legion unavailable for darts, the postponed game was played at the Eagles Hall on Wednesday, October 26th.
The Eagle Eyes had a commanding lead by the fourth set, but a push by the Bulls Hitters in the fifth and sixth set, brought the game to a tie until the final match between Bulls Hitter, Peter Spinks and Eagle Eye, Alan Barry. Spinksy piled on the pressure and doubled out before Alan, leading his team to a victory 17 to 16. Everyone on the Bulls Hitters, except for Bernie Brockway, won three matches in five. Team high score went to spare Ryan Fortune, who shot a 120. Leading the wins for the aways, Eagle Eye Tedd Ducker took four wins in five matches and spare, Rhonda Hiscutt, shot a 121 to gain top score for the night.
Playing under all-new LED lights, the Eagles Hall Straight Arrows met with the Eagles Hall X-Men. It was a slow start for the home team, but they rallied the last two sets and took seven wins in ten games, bringing their score up to 14 against the X-Men’s score of 19. Leading the wins for the away team, X-Men Pony Moore took out four matches in five turns at the oche. Playing four games each, Fraser Vincent, Glenn Dilworth, and Rob Sparrow, all added three points to the team total. Pony garnered the team high score of 132, followed by a 126 from Steve Stewart. It was two wins apiece for all the Straight Arrows, except for Poul Reimer, who brought in three wins. Mike Beno shot a 133 and had a high check-out of 92 in the doubles match, with Poul as his partner.
Welcoming Terry Strawson back to the League, the Cascadia Bristle Bashers met with the top dogs, the Parksville Legion Shooters, to what must have been a very well-played evening of darts. Thirty-three games completed in just over two hours – I’ve had double-one marathons that felt like they lasted almost that long! The score was tied up to the last game of the night. Parksville Legion Shooter, Larry MacDonald, met with Bristle Basher Steve Collins, and took the tie-breaking win for the Shooters. Larry and teammate, Thom Ford, both doubled out four of their five matches, and Larry achieved team high-score for the night with 100x3, 121x2 and a 140. Dusting off his darts after a two year hiatus, Bristle Basher’s Terry Strawson, was unbeatable in his five matches. Leading the high scores as well, Terry shot 100x3 and a 140. Welcome back Terry, we are all looking forward to meeting you at the toe-line sometime over the next 14 weeks.