Darts’ Daves are a pair of winners

Dave Owens and Dave Mitchell, division-one pairs winners
Dave Owens and Dave Mitchell, division-one pairs winners

THE Bognor Tuesday Double In Double Out League divisional pairs knockouts took place at the Newtown Social Club featuring 33 pairs.

In division one, 15 pairs turned up and the first round saw a 180 from Derrick Longhurst (Squash Club) but he and Stuart Gray (POW) lost to Gary Blackwood and Mark Walker (Hunston Club).

Blackwood and Walker lost to Lee Franklin and Gary Miller (Squash Club) in the first semi-final.

The second semi saw Andy Kilvington and Richard Pennells (POW) lose to Dave Owens and two-time champion Dave Mitchell (Squash Club).

In the final, Owens took out 16 with his last dart to take the first leg.

In the second leg, with 70 left, Mitchell hit treble ten with his first dart and double top with his last to take the win for him and Owens.

Division two had 18 pairs playing, the second-best turnout on record.

In a preliminary match last year’s champions Nick Hales and James Bartley (The Monters) were dumped out.

The first semi-final saw Karen Winter and Karen Wilson (Newtown Raiders) defeat Alex Richardson and Adam Hall (Friary Arms).

The second brought a defeat for Connor Durham and Pete Mitchell (Newtown Raiders) against father and son team Roger and Ian Hackett.

The division-two final was a Newtown Raiders shootout and Ian Hackett hit the double eight to clinch the first leg.

The second leg swung one way then the other but with 60 left, Ian Hackett, the league chairman, hit single five, single 15, and double top to take the leg and the division-two title for him and Roger.

Friday Benevolent Darts League

WEEK eight’s best game was played by Cliff Prior (POW ‘Z’) with 14 and 21 darts and a 28.63 average.

Results - Div 1 - QE2 Cobras 4 POW ‘Z’ 15; Chi Snooker ‘C’ 7 QE2 Dart Vaders 14; Jacks Jokers 2 Squash Club 16. Div 2 - Claremont 14 Royal Oak 6; Newtown SC ‘X’ 11 Claremont Wanderers 8; BRSA Ravens 18 Friary ‘C’ 3; Friary ‘D’ 12 Chi Snooker ‘A’ 9. Div 3 - POW ‘B’ 11 Richmond Regulars 9; Richmond Rebels 4 BRSA ‘B’ 17; POW Woodgate 16 ASC 5.

Other stats - Div 1 - player of match - Cliff Prior (POW ‘Z’) 14 & 21 darts [28.63 av]; Keith Robinson (Chi Snooker ‘C’) 22 & 26 darts [20.88 av]; Richard Ragless (Squash Club) 22 & 26 darts [21.08 av]. Other good games - Alex Norgett (QE2 Dart Vaders) 20 & 27 darts [18.36 av] - 2nd leg 34 left in 33 darts; Lee Franklin (POW ‘Z’) 21 & 29 darts [20.04 av]; Derrick Longhurst (Squash Club) 22 & 29 darts [19.65 av]; Dave Owens (POW ‘Z’) 23 & 24 darts [19.19 av]; Keelan Belcher (QE2 Dart Vaders) 25 & 27 darts [19.27 av]; Graeme Dutton (Squash Club) 25 & 29 darts [18.56 av]. 180s - Cliff Prior (POW ‘Z’); Nathan Belcher (QE2 Dart Vaders); Lee Franklin (POW ‘Z’). High out shots - Andy Cooper (Squash Club) 89; Lee Franklin (POW ‘Z’) 72; Colin Mace (POW ‘Z’) 72; Wayne Wadsworth (POW ‘Z’) 64; Alex Norgett (QE2 Dart Vaders) 64; Cliff Prior (POW ‘Z’) 59; Dave Owens (POW ‘Z’) 56. Div 2 - player of match - Simon Kimber (Friary ‘D’) 17 & 26 darts [22.88 av]; Gary Blackwood (Claremont) 19 & 21 darts [25.05 av]; Graham Crawley (BRSA Ravens) 22 & 24 darts [21.78 av]; Paul Crockford (Newtown SC ‘X’) 23 & 25 darts [20.88 av]. Other good games - Gary Miller (Claremont) 22 & 24 darts [21.76 av]; Karen Winter (Claremont) 24 & 25 darts [20.45 av]; Darren Rich (Claremont Wanderers) 26 & 27 darts [18.87 av]. 180s - Mark H Todd (BRSA Ravens); Gary Blackwood (Claremont). High out shots - Mark R Todd (BRSA Ravens) 100; Conner O’Hara (Chi Snooker ‘A’) 73; Graham Crawley (BRSA Ravens) 72; Rob Tite (Newtown SC ‘X’) 72; Michael Hoare (Claremont Wanderers) 64; Derek Mitchell (Chi Snooker ‘A’) 64; Gary Miller (Claremont) 63. Div 3 - player of match - Mick Delaney (BRSA ‘B’) 23 & 31 darts [18.56 av]; Ben Lubbe (POW Woodgate) 25 & 26 darts [19.65 av]; Derek Smith (POW ‘B’) 30 & 41 darts [14.00 av].

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