Frankin and Hales are the star darts pairing

Lee Franklin and Nick Hales
Lee Franklin and Nick Hales

The end of the Star Darts League season saw 56 players step up to the oche in the blind pairs knockout, followed by the trophy presentation.

The first semi-final saw Ashley Clements (POW ‘B’) and Peter Hall (Chi Snooker Club) go out to Lee Franklin (Squash Club) and Nick Hales (The Monters).

Franklin stepped up and needed only one dart to hit double one, taking the Star Darts blind pairs champions title 2016.

The second semi-final saw Andy Stubbs (Hunston Club) and Alex Richardson (Friary Arms) prevail against Ian Hackett (Chi Snooker Club) and Andy Whiteley (Claremont ‘A’).

The final’s first leg saw Franklin start with 121 and Hales finish it off. The second leg swung both ways before Stubbs hit his double and took the second leg.

Franklin started the last leg with 95, and Hales followed with 100 and 140. As the leg wore on, both pairs missed chances to wrap it up but eventually Franklin stepped up and needed only one dart to hit double one, taking the Star Darts blind pairs champions title 2016.

C&M Trophies of Littlehampton supplied all the trophies.

Tuesday Double In Double Out League

Week one’s best game was played by Micky Rowland (Claremont Sambas) with 18 and 19 darts and a 27.08 average.

Results - Div 1 - POW ‘B’ 11 Chi Snooker Club 12; Hunston Club 12 Neptune 9; Claremont Samba’s 16 Newtown Raiders 6. Div 2 -Old Barn Owls 15 POW ‘A’ 6; Cabin Cruisers 11 The Monters 10; Wheatsheaf 5 Friary Arms 16.

Other stats - Div 1 - player of match - Andy Stubbs (Hunston Club) 16 & 25 darts [24.44 av]; Micky Rowland (Claremont Samba’s) 18 & 19 darts [27.08 av]; Keith Robinson (Chi Snooker Club) 22 & 23 darts [22.27 av]. Other good games - Dave Mitchell (Newtown Raiders) 18 & 29 darts [21.32 av]; Andy Whiteley (Claremont Samba’s) 20 & 23 darts [21.99 av] - 2nd leg 30 left in 24 darts; Jack Danahar (Claremont Samba’s) 24 & 27 darts [20.04 av]; Darren Whiting (Claremont Samba’s) 24 & 28 darts [18.72 av] - 1st leg 24 left in 27 darts; Paul Bizzell (POW ‘B’) 24 & 32 darts [17.89 av]. High in shots - Paul Bizzell (POW ‘B’) 148 & 105; Andy Whiteley (Claremont Samba’s) 135; Micky Rowland (Claremont Samba’s) 120 x2 & 101; Wayne Wadsworth (Claremont Samba’s) 120; Rob Misselbrook (Hunston Club) 116; Rob Rice (Chi Snooker Club) 116; Keith Robinson (Chi Snooker Club) 110; Darren Whiting (Claremont Samba’s) 100; Karen Winter (Newtown Raiders) 100; Ian Hackett (Newtown Raiders) 100. High out shots - Lee Chapman (Neptune) 115; Paul Bizzell (POW ‘B’) 114; Andy Chant (Chi Snooker Club) 108; Gary Blackwood (Newtown Raiders) 108. High in shot and out shot in same leg - Paul Bizzell (POW ‘B’) 105 in - 114 out in 24 darts. Div 2 - player of match - Adam Judd (Friary Arms) 21 & 37 darts [17.28 av]; Dave Owens (the Monters) 22 & 24 darts [19.25 av] MOM - 2nd leg 10 left in 30 darts; Paul van Ewijk (Old Barn Owls) 27 & 36 darts [15.90 av]. High in shots - Adam Judd (Friary Arms) 142 & 102; Alex Richardson (Friary Arms) 110; Trish Kidd (Cabin Cruisers) 108; Emma Bist (POW ‘A’) 101; Dean Ardener (Wheatsheaf) 100; Jackie Duckett (POW ‘A’) 96. High out shots - Adam Judd (Friary Arms) 116. High in and out shot in same leg - Adam Judd (Friary Arms) 142 in - 116 out in 21 darts.

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