Darts: Triples and trophies end successful season in Bognor league

The Ship Inn, division one winners in the Bognor Friday Night League
The Ship Inn, division one winners in the Bognor Friday Night League

The Bognor Friday Night League came to a conclusion with the presentation night and blind mixed triples competition.

A good turnout saw the league trophies presented, with 72 players entering the blind trebles - the best ever.

The league trophies were presented to the overall league winners – The Ship Inn (division one), BRSA A (div two) and Chi Snooker Club A (div three).

League competition results: Ladies singles winner Hayley Gatford, R/UP Debbie Clements; Over-50s winner Mick Isles, R/UP Chris Gatford; Mixed pairs winners Carol & Sam Abrehart, R/UP Kayleigh Green & Cliff Prior; Charity mixed triples winners Adey & Lucy Nicholls & Arthur Clark, R/UP Chris & Hayley Gatford & Pat Ohara; Captain’s Winner Adi Linfield, R/UP Colin Mace; Secretaries winner Sam Abrehart, R/UP Mick Delaney; Singles div one winner Mick Rowland, R/UP Cliff Prior; Div 2 winner Ian Denby, R/UP Tim McCarthy; Div 3 winner Adi Linfield, R/UP Matt Shoebridge; Pairs div 1 winners Dave Owens & Simon Edwards, R/UP Graeme Dutton & Sam Abrehart; Div 2 winners Dave Wingate & John Mace, R/UP Stuart Turner & Steve Reynolds; Div 3 winners Peter Hall & Adi Linfield, R/UP Lee Passey & Joe Osman; Trebles div 1 winners Simon Edwards, Vince Goddins & Dave Owens, R/UP Sam Abrehart, Graeme Dutton & Andy Cooke; Trebles Div 2 winners Richard Pennells, Debbie & Ashley Clements, R/UP Pete Mitchell, Terry Smith & Steve Aizlewood; Div 3 winners Adi Linfield, Adey Nicholls & Tom Spencer, R/UP Lewis Campling, Becky Shoebridge & Rob Tite.

In the presenation blind trebles final Tom Spencer, Steve Aizlewood and Lorraine Richie lost to Mick Weller, Bob Twaites and Tom O’Sullivan.

Sussex Super League

Bognor player Cliff Prior leads the Sussex west division averages after his second man-of-the-match performance. Prior, who has now won five from five, leads the averages with an impressive 30.15.

Team-mate Terry Howse is clipping his heels – he too has won all five of his games and trails Prior by 0.82.

Littlehampton A hosted improved Lancing Empire. After an early upset which saw the home team trailing 3-1, they turned the match around to win 6-3 and now head the division.

Mick Rowland opened with a 3-2 win over Empire’s Jordan Langridge. The Empire took the next three games.

In a close match between BDO player Andy Hills and county A player Jason Yates, Hills missed a 147 finish to clinch the match and had to watch Yates secure the win. Matt Bourner lost 3-0 to Empire’s Luke Robinson, and when Littlehampton’s James Stephenson squandered 33 darts at missed doubles he went down 3-2 to Frank Davidson.

But Littlehampton took the last five games 3-0 thanks to Terry Howse, Jason Hills,Gary Blackwood, Cliff Prior and Craig Stoner. Prior and Blackwood were men of the match.

Littlehampton head to struggling Broadbridge Heath this week.

Bognor Friday Night Benevolent League & Tuesday Double-in Double-out league

Both leagues are due to start in the next couple of weeks. Full fixtures will be sent out soon but they can be found at www.bognor-darts.co.uk

Coming Events

Saturday, November 5, Wick Open, Wick Football Club, registration 11am; Saturday, November 12, Dave Young Memorial, Broadbridge Heath Village Centre, registration 10.30; Sunday, November 20, Chichester Open, Chichester Snooker Club.

We will soon start a new feature called Dr Darts. If you have a darts question, send it to andyhills.oberverdarts@fsmail.net – the best ones will be published.

We’d like to hear from teams in the Petworth and Midhurst areas – that’s not restricted to the leagues. Anyone who’d like to post results or share achievements can use the above address.

Next week: Full report and photos from the Bognor Men’s and Ladies’ Star Darts.