Bognor darts aces pair up for titles

Division-two pairs winners Alex Richardson and Adam Hall
Division-two pairs winners Alex Richardson and Adam Hall

The Bognor Friday Night Benevolent League divisional pairs knockouts took place at the Newtown Social Club.

There was an excellent turnout with 84 players taking part, great when you consider there are fewer teams in the league this year.

Division three saw 14 pairs take to the oche.

Martin Connelly and Lewis Kalli (QEII) lost in one semi-final to team-mates Dave Juniper and Steve Jenkins. The second semi-final saw Caz Taylor (Richmond Rebels) and Monica Roberts (Richmond ‘B’) bow out to Ian Dendy and Bob Twaites (POW Galleon).

In the final Dendy won the bullseye for the first throw, but neither team scored well. Jenkins hit a large score, but Dendy and Twaites to catch up and hit the double for the first leg.

The second leg saw two large scores from Dendy and Twaites left with a double. Twaites found it, giving him and Dendy the title.

The second leg ended when Collins was left with six. Collins took three darts, but hit the double for a 21-dart leg and the title of division-one pairs champions.

In division two, 12 pairs stepped up. The first semi-final saw Adam Hall and Alex Richardson (Aldingbourne Mavericks) beat Dave Wingate and James Riggs (Friary D).

The second semi brought a win for Rob Rice and John Luff (Chi Snooker A) over Alex Norgett and Lewis Campling (Newtown Amity).

The final began with Hall winning the bullseye and start with a great 140, followed by Richardson with 100 and 97. They went on to take the first leg. Leg two was closer and Rice clinched it, taking the final to a deciding leg.

Hall started leg three with another ton and ended up with a chance at double top, which he hit with his first dart to take the title of division-two pairs champions.

In division one, there were 16 pairs on the oche. Last year’s champions Hayley Gatford and Andy Stubbs (Hunston Hares) lost in the semi-finals to Rob Collins and Micky Rowland (POW ‘Z’).

The second semi-final saw Lee Franklin and Wayne Wadsworth (POW ‘Z’) defeat Buster Barton and Richard Ragless (Squash Club).

The division-one final saw Franklin win the bullseye, but Franklin and Wadsworth struggled.

Rowland’s double eight clinched the first leg in 16 darts. The second leg ended when Collins was left with six. Collins took three darts, but hit the double for a 21-dart leg and the title of division-one pairs champions.

Tuesday Double In Double Out Darts League

Best game in week 11 was played by Jack Danahar (Claremont Sambas) with 18 and 23 darts and a 24.44 average.

Results - Div 1 - Claremont Samba’s 15 Newtown Raiders 5; POW ‘B’ 11 Chi Snooker Club 10; Hunston Club 14 Neptune 7. Div 2 - Old Barn Owls 15 POW ‘A’ 4; Wheatsheaf 7 Friary Arms 17; Cabin Cruisers 11 the Monters 12.

Other stats - Div 1 - player of match - Jack Danahar (Claremont Samba’s) 18 & 23 darts [24.44 av]; Keith Robinson (Chi Snooker Club) 23 & 27 darts [20.04 av]; Rob Misselbrook (Hunston Club) 27 & 32 darts [17.05 av]. Other good games - Andy Whiteley (Claremont Samba’s) 21 & 23 darts [22.77 av]; Richard Ragless (Newtown Raiders) 21 & 27 darts [20.88 av]; Jim Robinson (POW ‘B’) 21 & 32 darts [18.91 av]; Darren Whiting (Claremont Samba’s) 25 & 29 darts [18.56 av]. 180s - Jack Danahar (Claremont Samba’s); Richard Ragless (Newtown Raiders). High in shots -

Derrick Longhurst (Newtown Raiders) 120; Richard Ragless (Newtown Raiders) 120; Keith Robinson (Chi Snooker Club) 120; Ashley Clements (POW ‘B’) 112; Darren Whiting (Claremont Samba’s) 101 & 100; Richard Pennells (POW ‘B’) 101. High out shots - Andy Stubbs (Hunston Club) 112 & 108; Andy Whiteley (Claremont Samba’s) 108; Keith Robinson (Chi Snooker Club) 100; Jim Robinson (POW ‘B’) 80; Darren Rich (Claremont Samba’s) 74; Richard Pennells (POW ‘B’) 72. Div 2 - player of match - Dave Bourne (Friary Arms) 19 & 24 darts [18.89 av] - 2nd leg 11 left in 36 darts; Nick Hales (the Monters) 20 & 22 darts [23.86 av]; Paul van Ewijk (Old Barn Owls) 25 & 31 darts [17.89 av]. Other good games -

Rob Palmer (Cabin Cruisers) 24 & 29 darts [18.91 av]. 180s - Nick Hales (the Monters). High in shots - Adam Hall (Friary Arms) 134; Andy Cooper (Cabin Cruisers) 100; Frankie Rackham (Wheatsheaf) 100. High out shots - Terry Markey (Cabin Cruisers) 64. Whitewash legs - Luke Nash (the Monters) whitewashed in 27 darts by Terry Markey (Cabin Cruisers).

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