• Jolene Swanson

Welcome to the 2022-2023 Season


The 2022 – 2023 season started off with the announcement of a new team to fill up the schedule for the season. Welcome to the San Group Wood Chuckers, led by Captain Angie Kienas.

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The Parksville Legion B-Sharps knocked the dust-bunnies off their darts and hosted their fellow home venue team – the Cascadia Bristle Bashers - to an eye-opening night of darts. With three new team members, the B-Sharps gave it their best but were defeated 25 to 8 by the Bristle Bashers. Leading the wins for the Bashers, Steve Collins was undefeated in all six of his matches and garnered team high out with a 110 check-out in the fifth singles set. Noella Ross threw the team high score of 146, putting her on the Leader Board the first night out. Well done Noella! Three of the B-Sharps took two wins each from the Bashers – newcomers Andy Burton and Neil Selinger, as well as Stan Foster. Team high score went to Arless McNeill – 140 – and team high out was to newcomer Brett Foster, who took out a 64.

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Still basking in the glow of winning last season, the Parksville Legion Shooters hosted the Toolshed Triples at the Legion. Almost unbeatable, the Shooters took 27 wins from the Triples. Season 2021-2022 top male and female in the league, Larry MacDonald and Lorraine Hopps, were undefeated in their six singles matches. Larry and Thom Ford took high score with a 140 and Thom had a 64 check-out. The ladies led the wins for the Toolshed Triples with two wins each – congrats to new Captain Lesley Rodgers and Denise Tabler. Darren Tabler won his lone match of the night with a team high score of 104 – way to go Darren!

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Meeting at their mutual home venue, the Eagles Hall Eagle Eyes and the Eagles Hall X-Men met for a fun-filled night of darts. The first singles set was a five-oh win for the Eagle Eyes, which was instrumental in their final win of 18 to 15 over the X-Men. Leading the wins for the Eagle Eyes – Tedd Ducker, and recently recruited Richard Rempel – scored five wins in six matches – and Richard took out a 114. High score for the night went to Shane Ovington with a spectacular 150, putting him at the top of the Leader Board on the first night out. Leading the wins for the X-Men was former-captain, Pony Moore, and Glen Dilworth, each taking three wins in four or five matches. Pony also took the top score for the team with a 111, but Glen was most consistent with multiple scores of 100.

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Also playing out of the Eagles Hall, the Eagles Straight Arrows met with the Qualicum Beach Legion Bulls Hitters for a neck-and-neck match. Keeping pace with each other, both teams were in it to win it, but it was the Qualicum Beach Legion Bulls Hitters who topped the final score with an 18 to 15 win over the home team Leading the wins for the Bulls Hitters, Alan Farmer and former spare, Joe Fortune, each won four of their five singles matches. Alan was on fire with high scores of 140, 138 and 100! Leading the wins for the Straight Arrows, Mike Beno was unbeatable all night and topped the high scores with a 121, followed closely by Ron Keast’s 120.

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Playing their first match in the league, the San Group Wood Chuckers, hosted the short-staffed Qualicum Beach Legion Short Sighted Crew to a fun-filled, and closely matched, game of darts. Leading the night in the first three sets, the Wood Chuckers, were overtaken by the Short Sighted Crew which resulted in an 18 to 15 win for the Crew. Leading the wins for the four-person team, Don Punter, took all six matches, followed by Captain Ron Stanley, with five wins overall. The crew’s Ernie Berrow was hitting scores – 94, 95, 100x2, 116 and 125 – to lead the team in high scores. The Wood Chucker’s Barb Marsh lead the wins and high scores, taking three wins in five singles, plus a high score of 134.

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