We’d rather score bullseyes than holes in one

Martin Day, Kevin Painter, Ben Marley and Mark Jasper
Martin Day, Kevin Painter, Ben Marley and Mark Jasper

The second of the vice-captain’s nights at Cowdray Park Golf Club was something a little different from the norm.

Vice captain Mark Jasper wanted to bring something new for an entertaining evening for members and guests and staged a darts exhibition with Kevin “The Artist” Painter.

The challengers kept coming and Simon “Psycho” Seymour gave it his best shot but wasn’t able to beat Painter.

It was the first time the club had run anything like this and it was well-received by the 70-plus present.

Local MC Chris Skinner introduced the players and refereed the games. Kicking off, club captain Martin Day who wore a Kevin Painter shirt for the occasion – but the PDC star took the first victory of the night.

Up next was Todd White who provided a unique walk-on, but failed to record a win.

Former club captain Phil Harrison was up next and after Painter hit the first 180 of the evening, he left Harrison trailing by quite a bit and went on to make it a hat-trick of wins.

The challengers kept coming and Simon “Psycho” Seymour gave it his best shot but wasn’t able to beat Painter.

Former golf club champion Ian Sewell’s ability at the oche didn’t quite match that of his golfing talent and he also lost to the PDC star and despite back-to-back 180s in practice, Lawrence Dixon also fell short, as did his good friend Shaun Pay.

It looked like Painter would whitewash the challengers – until Lee Newman stepped up and recorded the first victory of the evening.

Newman’s twin sons were invited to play a leg of doubles after one of them scored a 180 in practice as Painter teamed up with vice captain Jasper.

They enjoyed their time at the oche but Jasper and Painter won.

It was a fun-packed evening and everyone had a great night, with special thanks going to Jasper.

* Photo from left, club captain Martin Day, Kevin “The Artist” Painter, Ben Marley, Vice Captain Mark Jasper

Friday Summer Darts League

Week eight’s best game was played by Rob Collins (POW ‘Z’) with 13 and 22 darts and a 28.63 average.

Results - Div 1 - POW ‘Z’ 6 Squash Club 9; Hunston Hares 13 Newtown Dart Vaders 7; BRSA Ravens v QE2 Cobras, match taken by QE2. Div 2 - Chi Snooker ‘A’ 3 BRSA Wanderers 13; Newtown ‘X’ 8 Richmond ‘B’ 8; Claremont Wanderers 10 Friary ‘C’ 6. Div 3 - The Station 12 POW ‘A’ 4; POW Galleon 8 New Jacks 10; ASC 7 Royal Oak 11.

Other stats: Div 1 - player of match - Rob Collins (POW ‘Z’) 13 & 22 darts [28.63 av] MOM; Chris Gatford (Hunston Hares) 18 & 20 darts [20.66 av] MOM - 1st leg 36 left in 33 darts. Other good games - Richard Ragless (Squash Club) 19 & 29 darts [20.88 av]; Lee Franklin (POW ‘Z’) 21 & 27 darts [20.00 av] - 2nd leg 63 left in 24 darts; Pete Mitchell (Squash Club) 21 & 33 darts [18.44 av]; Colin Mace (POW ‘Z’) 23 & 24 darts [21.32 av]; Andy Stubbs (Hunston Hares) 24 & 27 darts [19.65 av]. 180s -

Richard Ragless (Squash Club); Rob Misselbrook (Hunston Hares). High out shots - Chris Gatford (Hunston Hares) 101; Buster Barton (Squash Club) 88; Andy Stubbs (Hunston Hares) 80. Div 2 - player of match - Gary Blackwood (BRSA Wanderers) 18 & 27 darts [22.27 av]; Simon Edwards (Richmond ‘B’) 23 & 27 darts [20.04 av]; Tom O’Sullivan (Claremont Wanderers) 26 & 26 darts [19.27 av]. Other good games - Conner O’Hara (Chi Snooker ‘A’) 17 & 29 darts [18.99 av] - 2nd leg 3 left in 33 darts; Rob Tite (Newtown ‘X’) 24 & 29 darts [18.91 av]; Nathan Warren (BRSA Wanderers) 25 & 30 darts [18.22 av]; Gary Bryant (Claremont Wanderers) 26 & 27 darts [18.91 av]. 180s - Mark Walker (BRSA Wanderers). High out shots - Rob Tite (Newtown ‘X’) 135; Lee Hellyer (Newtown ‘X’) 88; Simon Edwards (Richmond ‘B’) 85; Janet Grinstead (BRSA Wanderers) 66); Conner O’Hara (Chi Snooker ‘A’) 62. Div 3 - player of match - Steve Swan (POW Galleon) 22 & 36 darts [17.02 av]; Adam Judd (the Station) 23 & 38 darts [16.43 av]; Dave Coupland (Royal Oak) 25 & 27 darts [16.89 av] - 1st leg 5 left in 42 darts. Other good games - Ashley Clements (New Jacks) 22 & 35 darts [15.98 av]; Richard Pennells (POW Galleon) 24 & 35 darts [16.20 av] - 1st leg 40 left in 30 darts; Rob Allen (New Jacks) 26 & 38 darts [15.65 av]. High out shots - Len Dixey (Royal Oak) 86; Rob Allen (New Jacks) 86; Debbie Clements (New Jacks) 83; Steve Reynolds (ASC) 66; Adam Judd (the Station) 46.

Week nine’s star was Keith Robinson (Chi Snooker ‘C’) with 16 and 20 darts and a 27.83 average.

Results - Div 1 - Chi Snooker ‘C’ 12 Hunston Hares 4; Newtown Dart Vaders 5 POW ‘Z’ 11; Squash Club 11 BRSA Ravens 7. Div 2 - Richmond ‘B’ 11 Friary ‘D’ 5; Friary ‘C’ 0 Newtown ‘X’ 14; BRSA Wanderers 14 Claremont Wanderers 2. Div 3 - Royal Oak 8 POW Galleon 9; POW ‘A’ 10 ASC 8.

Other stats - Div 1 - player of match - Keith Robinson (Chi Snooker ‘C’) 16 & 20 darts [27.83 av]; Lee Franklin (POW ‘Z’) 18 & 20 darts [26.37 av]; Richard Ragless (Squash Club) 22 & 24 darts [21.78 av]. Other good games - Rob Collins (POW ‘Z’) 19 & 20 darts [23.76 av] - 1st leg 6 left in 24 darts; Ben Marley (Newtown Dart Vaders) 19 & 23 darts [23.86 av]; Micky Rowland (POW ‘Z’) 20 & 28 darts [20.88 av]; Dave Bourne (Chi Snooker ‘C’) 21 & 32 darts [18.91 av]; Tony Hardham (Chi Snooker ‘C’) 23 & 33 darts [17.89 av]; Brian Barnard (BRSA Ravens) 24 & 27 darts [19.65 av]; John Abbott (Chi Snooker ‘C’) 24 & 32 darts [17.89 av]. High out shots - Andy Chant (Chi Snooker ‘C’) 104; Derrick Longhurst (Squash Club) 70; Dave Bourne (Chi Snooker ‘C’) 64. Div 2 - player of match - Nathan Warren (BRSA Wanderers) 18 & 29 darts [21.32 av]; Dave Stone (Claremont) 19 & 28 darts [21.32 av]; Simon Kimber (Friary ‘D’) 29 & 30 darts [16.98 av]; Lewis Campling (Newtown ‘X’) 29 & 32 darts [16.43 av]. High out shots: Nathan Warren (BRSA Wanderers) 106; Simon Kimber (Friary ‘D’) 78; Gary Bryant (Claremont Wanderers) 66; Lewis Campling (Newtown ‘X’) 53. Div 3 - player of match - Martin Grainger (Royal Oak) 23 & 31 darts [18.56 av]; Steve Landvogt (POW ‘A’) 42 & 47 darts [14.11 av]. Other good games - Richard Pennells (POW Galleon) 25 & 34 darts [17.15 av]; Dave Coupland (Royal Oak) 28 & 35 darts [16.08 av] - 2nd leg 56 left in 27 darts. High out shots - Tony Miles (POW ‘A’) 107; Dave Coupland (Royal Oak) 60.

SUPER LEAGUE

Bognor travelled to Southwick Twitten and despite some exceptional games, they lost 7-2.

Paula Duckett had her best average so far of 17.58, and there were wins from Mark Todd by 3-2 and Simon McDougall 3-2.

Adi Linfield was Bognor man of match with a 26.36 average but lost 3-2 hitting a 180, a 15-darter and a 110 shot-out.

BOGNOR: Rob Allen, Paula Duckett, Ben Lubbe, Karl Wingate, Simon McDougall, Dave Bourne, Emma Bist, Adie Linfield, Mark Todd.

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