BNSDC – 2018 – Season 1 – Week 3

Premier League Round 2 Full Ladder

We’re On 16 vs Motley Mustangs 4 Match Stats

The bragging rights in the Mitchy FC local derby going to the favourites by a score of 16 to 4.

Strong work all night from Pas (4 140s) and Horse (6 140s) who both won 6 from 6 with Aaron M not far behind with 5 wins (3 singles, 2 doubles) and 5 140s, a 180 and 2 17 darters to his name.  Aaron W picked up 3 wins (a singles and 2 doubles) but hit 4 140s, a 180 and an 18 darter along the way.

Glen best for the Motleys with 2 singles wins, and singles circles also for Stephen (2 140s) and Michael (2 140s).  Rico hit a 104 on his PL debut while filling in for the short-handed Mustangs.  Question: Can Mustangs be short-handed if they don’t have hands…?

Scorpions 13 vs Raptors 7 Match Stats

When the Scorpions throw well they are hard to beat and the scoresheet from this one shows they were on pretty good form with 18 140s, 3 180s, 3 low games and 2 high pegs between them.

This game was somewhat in the balance when the Scorps led 6-4 at the halfway stage but they closed out 3 of the next 4 games in deciding legs to take the two league points.  Corey once again showing he’s a match for anyone in this comp with 5 wins, 4 140s, a 108 peg and an 18 darter while both Daral (2 140s) and Mark (a 140 and a 180) continue to find their fit in PL with 2 wins each.

All Scorps worth of a mention I reckon:
Pat: 4 wins and 6 140s
Brian: 3 wins, a 180, a 116 peg and an 18 darter
Glen: 3 wins, 3 140s and a 180
BA: 3 wins, 2 140s and a 180
Scotty: 2 wins and 7 140s

Dragoffs 11 vs Imports 9 Match Stats

The PL game of the round at Chermside.  After taking a 2-0 lead from the doubles the next six games were shared giving the home team a 5-3 lead.  Imports grabbed the next to games to level it up and from there it went back and forth.  A Dragoffs 7-5 lead became 7-all, then 8-all and, with only the doubles to play, 9-all.  Carlos and Gabe ensured the home team would continue the season undefeated before Blags and Corey took the last circle in the deciding leg to end and absolute thriller.

Lovely to see Carlos throwing more like he can do once again.  He lead the home team with 5 wins and 3 140s with Gabe picking up 4 wins and 2 140s.  Skipper Blags (1 140) and Corey both won 3 times with Corey hitting an as-good-as-a-maximum 174 and a 140.

Richard was the Imports king on the night with 4 wins with 2 each for Shane, who hit 2 140s and Matt, who hit a 140 and an excellent 153 peg.

Peeping Toms 5 Vs Strays 15 Match Stats

One sided at Wantima in a game that was played in excellent spirits throughout.

An off night by his standards for Ross (2 singles wins, 1 doubles win, 4 140s and a 100 peg), with wins also for Sam (1 singles, 1 doubles) and Tim (1 singles).  Sam managed a one leg trifecta by opening with a 180, closing with a 116 checkout and having 4 walks in between for an 18 darter.  Tim hit 1 140 and maybe as many as two tons, possibly three.

Topping things for the visitors with 3 singles and 2 doubles wins each were Dave, who hit 3 140s, a 180 and high pegs of 120 and 100 with single 20, Tops, Tops; and Frosty who hit 4 140s.  Ciaran (3 140s) and Banz (4 140s and a 16 darter) won three singles and one doubles.

A quick note to the score keepers out there.  While this entry for Chris B in the 140s column indicates that there were 5 hit we are unable to pay them unless recorded individually.

A GRADE Round 2 Full Ladder

Gremlins 7 vs Tossers 14 Match Stats

It was a fine performance by the whole Tossers team but notably Daniel (4 wins, 5 tons), Tracy (3 wins, 3 tons and 140) Rob (10 tons and 2 140s, 3 wins) and Paddy (8 tons and 140). It started with a bang for Tossers being 7-2 up after round 2.

It was a tough night for the Gremlins but with steady captaincy of Terry (6 tons) and Ian picking up 2 wins each still made the Tossers work for their win.

Nemesis 10 vs Seagulls 11  Match Stats

It was local derby at the Brook and true to form it was a cracker of a match. The Seagulls started off by winning all doubles which gave them a handy lead, but also Gary’s (10 tons, 4 wins) 99 peg and 18 dart leg contributed. The tons were flowing for Christian (13 tons) and Steve (4 tons 2×140).

Round 2 saw Nemesis pick up 4 legs which put them 1 point behind, and that where it stayed for the rest of the nigh, 1 point behind. For Nemesis, Brendan picked up 3 wins, 94 peg with 2 darts and Neil who also had a 18 dart leg.

The platform has been laid for the next local derby.

Nek Minit 9 vs Scorpions “B” 12 Match Stats

The reigning champs continue their form coming back at the last round to take the snatch the win from NM.  The Scorpion’s played well with 3 wins each for Grant (7 tons and 140), Tristian (9 tons) and Joe (3 tons and one hundred and eighty!), Shaun L also chipped in with 1 win, 8 tons and 105 peg. Darryl (4 tons and 140) had a rough night and was last being sold to NM.

There were good games on the night and special mention Ben (2 tons and 140) vs Grant and Shaun vs Shaun with Shaun winning, but for NM it was the big fella Mark (4 tons and 2 140) who led the team and Shaun helping with 3 wins.

Javelins 10 vs Pinoy Darters 11  Match Stats

This was always going to be a good battle between 2 tough teams. It was a game that could have really gone either way. It was about composure when it mattered and get that win. The lead change all night and in the end it came down to the last round.

The ton machines continue with Roger having a consistent night (2 wins,15 tons, 140 and one hundred and eighty) and Mel (11 tons, 2 wins),

For Javelins Bryan (4 tons and 140) Pete, Tony and Hugh who picked up 2 wins each. Both teams will continue to build on the season and pushing towards the finals later in the season.

Wildcats 9 vs Dragons 12 Match Stats

Nikki was on fire and producing some of her best darts with 4 wins, 3 tons and a 91 peg, this certainly laid the foundation for the Wildcats but unfortunately it wasn’t enough as it was the Dragons who put the fire into the dragon after being down 3-6 after round 2.

It was that momentum that the Dragons needed with Connor (5 tons, 140, 3 wins) and Dave (3 wins), Gav (2 wins) and Mark (2 wins) sealing the victory.

For Wildcats it was good to see Jennifer score a win and 5 tons.

B GRADE Round 2 Full Ladder

Wanderers 3 vs Cannons 12  Match Stats

Well it was fair to say that the Wanderers copped a walloping in this one with a full strength Cannons back in league. Wanderers didn’t get a leg up until the 3rd round but Tim, Dave and Christian made sure the Wanderers didn’t get a pantsing. Special mention to Dave scoring 4 tons on the evening.

The Cannons had a cracking night and West Mitchie was the place to be for 180s in this round. Special mention to Jason Powell scoring a 180 on the night down one end and Gary Moore with a solid 140. Pretty sure most of the north side heard that celebration! Great job to the Cannons, showing they’ll be a force to be reckoned with this season.

Jockys 7 vs The Links 8  Match Stats 

The celebration continued down the other end at West Mitchie in this round. The Links lads were on fire with both Nicky and Aden scoring 180s in their games. It was great to hear the excitement across the venue – well done guys!

This match was a fight down to the last dart. Well done to the Jockys who put up a strong fight, and special mention to Derek (3 wins, 2 tons and a 125), and Ian (2 wins, 5 tons and a 140). Congrats to The Links who held on til the end, with Nicky providing us with his normal stellar performance (7 tons including 180 and 120). The match came down to the last game of the night – Clive and Nicky, fortunately for The Links they finished strong but great effort to the Jockys making them work for it!


BNSDC – 2018 – Season 1 – Week 2

Premier League Round 2 Full Ladder

We’re On 16 vs Raptors 4 Match Stats

It’s unusual for the people of Oodnadatta, South Australia to take an interest in BNSDC fixtures but as “Hottest Place in Australia” record holders since 1960 they were keeping a close eye on this one.  Luckily for them the temperature in the scorer’s corner didn’t ever to their record of 50.7c although it got close a few times.

On to the game…. This one started out pretty close with Raptors taking four of the first eight games of singles after losing both of the opening doubles. From there it was one way traffic as WO turned a 6-4 lead into a 16-4 win.

Aaron M putting in a first class performance with 6 wins with 6 140s, 2 180s and low games of 16 and 14 darts. Five wins on the night for Aaron W (4 140s and a 103 peg) and Horse (4 140s and an 18 darter).

Corey leading Raptor with 2 wins, 5 140s and a 106 with peg with wins each for Dinga, who hit a 105 peg, and Mark who had an 18 darter.

Motley Mustangs 2 vs Strays 18 Match Stats

In the other side of the hotbox Motley Mustangs hosted Strays in what turned out to be a one-sided affair. Picking up the two wins for the Motleys were Steve who hit 2 140s and a 180 and Glen who knocked in 5 140s and a 105 peg.

Six from six for Dave (5 140s) and Banz (a maximum) with 5 each for Ciaran (2 140s) and Frosty (5 140s).

Imports 7 Vs Scorpions 13 Match Stats

The Scorpions flew out to a 7-1 lead but Imports gave themselves a chance by winning four of the next five to get back to 8-5.  That was a close as they were able to get and Scorpions closed out the win in the last round of singles.

Back in the Imports lineup was Shane, leading the way with 3 wins and two 140s with two wins each for Matt (3 140s) and Richard (2 140s and a 180).

The champs have quality from top to bottom and all four of the team picked up 4 wins each. Line honours going to Scotty with 5 140s and an xx darter with Brian also hitting 5 140s and BA knocking in a 160 peg.

Dragoffs 11 vs Peeping Toms 9 Match Stats

The Toms had last year’s runners up on the ropes and were 6-3 up just before the halfway stage before the home team dug in and seven of the next eight to secure at least a point.  The last round of singles went to the visitors to make it 10-8 with the doubles to come but Carlos and Gabe closed the match out with a 2-0 win.

Carlos really firing up with the heaviest scoring night of the PL season with 8 140s and 2 180s amongst his 4 wins. Gabe also picked up 4 wins hitting 4 140s, a xx peg and a 15 darter. The other two Dragoffs also contributed key wins in this close match, Corey with 3 circles and Blags with 2.

For the Toms it was that man Ross leading the way with 4 wins and 3 140s but a big night for Sam as he also picked up 4 wins with a couple of 140s.

A GRADE Round 2 Full Ladder

Javelins 11 v Gremlins 10 Match Stats

The Javelins chalked up a win against the Tossers who clearly came spoiling for a fight. And they found one. Patrick from the Tossers decided to spray down the battlefield with 15 tons and ton pluses and threw in a 17 dart game for good measure. And Rob laying down a field of fire himself with 8 clean tons and dropped a bomb halfway through with a 180 and snatching three wins of his own.

But the Javelins who were not taking that stuff lying down were shooting back with some epic spears of their own most notably Peter who felt the need to establish some dominance by shooting a 102 peg to snatch a victory and Max who laid down some serious cover fire with 7 tons and two wins to add to the collection of victories over the night with the Javelins keeping their cool and loading up their wins everyone did their part and chalked up another one. Quite a skirmish indeed, well done Javelins!

Scorpions “B” 20 v Nemesis 1 Match Stats

The 4 Nems unable to perform a miracle against a full-strength Scorpions “B” side featuring new recruit Ivesy who won four from four and hit 11 tons.  Unbeaten also were Hilly (5 tons), Tristan (7 tons), Grant (4 tons, a 15 darter) and Darryl (9 tons).  Julie (4 tons) picked up the visitor’s only circle but Alena knocked in 4 tons as well.

Seagulls 15 v Dragons 6 Match Stats

These two teams were ton machines! The Seagulls came out strong taking all games in the doubles rounds. No doubt being helped by Christian’s 11 tons, Rudi’s 13 and Gary’s 10 over the course of the night.

Dragons kept the lads in check though and Ben, Cathy and Chadders took their games in the 2nd and 3rd rounds to keep in the game but by the end of the 3rd round the Seagulls had won the night. Special mention to Mark L scoring a 174 amongst his tons, and 140’s going to the ladies Paula and Cathy. Connor had a solid night with 8 tons and one game in 2 legs.

On the Seagulls side special mention to Christian’s 17 dart game – well done, and both Gary and each completed a 90 peg.

Pinoy Darters 11 v Wildcats 10  Match Stats

This match looked like a fight to the last dart. Pinoy Darters took the night but not without a solid effort from the Wildcat ladies answering them back. The ladies were in the lead right until the middle of the 3rd round until Caleb took a win late in the 3rd round and then the Pinoy Darters brought it home.

Special mention to Nikki taking a win for all her games on the night, and Mel and Dom for taking all of their games. Vikki had a great scoring night notching 8 tonnes up on her belt, with Kylie and Nikki not far behind. Mel had an 18 dart game on the night which was surely helped by his 8 tons scored on the night.

Nek Minit 16 vs Gremlins 5  Match Stats

Nek Minit had a great night yet again with a solid 16 to 5 win against the Gremlins. Nek Minit took an early lead in the night with their doubles win, but Jack made sure to secure one game of the round to keep in the game.

Nek Minit proved too strong in their singles rounds, taking 5, 4 and 5 games in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th round respectively. The Gremlin’s Joe, Peter and Steve all took their singles games in 2 legs but it wasn’t enough to take the win.

Special mention to Mark and Ngawai both scoring 180s on the night, and a 156 to Alex from the Gremlins.

B GRADE Round 2 Full Ladder

Cannons 9 v Mustangs 6

First game back for the Cannons for 2018 and it was great to have them back. Even though the lads didn’t have a full strength team, they played strong and made sure to take a few legs off the Mustangs to make them work for it.

Mustangs took the night with a 9 to 6 win but the 4 Cannons almost out-tonne the Mustangs on the night. Gary had a great night with 4 tonnes – 2 solid 100’s, a 116 and 119. As well, Tom, Scotty and Neil all scored 3 tonnes on the night.

Richard had a strong scoring night putting 6 tonnes under his belt, scoring a 140 and 14 during his night.

Mustangs took the night on this occasion, but will be great to see a full strength Cannons match the Mustangs later during the season.

The Links 9 v Wanderers 6

A hot and humid night proved a decent challenge for these two teams. This match was tight right up until the middle of the last round.

Dave and Lance had a great game against Ben and Antoinette, but took the win to put the Wanderers up a game. This was answered back by The Links, with father and son Pieter and Nicky pegging their doubles win to put The Links in the lead.

Second round was even – 3 games to The Links and 3 to the Wanderers. No one was going down without a solid fight. Lance took his first leg in two, he wasn’t mucking around, and Snow and Tim came through to keep the Wanderers in the fight. Yash and Nicky took their games in two also, and it brought the night down to the final round.

Lance fought Yash in a nail-biting match, but eventually took the win in 2, and then The Links stormed away with it with a strong player sequencing, winning the rest of their matches in 2 legs. Dave made sure to leave them with a little reminder of Wanderer magic, taking his game in 2 legs but The Links won overall 9 to 6.


BNSDC – 2018 – Season 1 – Week 1

Premier League Round 1 Full Ladder

Strays 10 vs We’re On 10 Match Stats

Strays were level at the opening handshake and again when the last dart was thrown but at no point in between as We’re On won the first two games of doubles and then pushed out to leads of 6-1 and 8-2.  This was the point at which Strays started their comeback the only way possible: one leg a time, one game at a time.  At 10-8 down with the doubles to come lead pair Frosty and Dave won to take it to the final game before Banz and Ciaran completed to comeback and grabbed a share of the points.

Four wins apiece for Pas who threw 5 140s and a maximum and John, who ticked every box with 3 140s, a 180, a 17 darter and an even 100 peg.  A welcome return to BNSDC for Aaron M who hit 3 140’s and 2 180’s on his We’re On debut.

Four wins on the night for Banz (2 140s and a 180) with three wins each for Frosty (2 140s, a 180 and an 18 darter) and Dave (a whopping 7 140s plus 16 & 18 dart legs).

It’s worth mentioning that a total of 25 140s, 7 180s, 4 low games and 1 high peg were thrown – good darts!

Raptors 9 vs Dragoffs 11 Match Stats

Team debuts on both sides of the book for this one with Corey A and Gabe turning out for Dragoffs and Mark B and Daral for Raptors.  Players both new and old were treated to a thriller with this one going all the way after plenty of ups and downs along the way.  Both teams held the lead at one stage with Raptors edging ahead at 6-5 only for Dragoffs to take 5 from 6 and get within 1 of victory with the doubles to play.  Raptors Corey and Mark ensured the last game would be vital but it was Carlos and Gabe who took it along with the 2 league points.

New boy Mark (4 140s) won 4 times and Corey N three times hitting 5 140s, 2 180s and low games of 16 and 17 darts.

Gabe had a near perfect start to his Dragoffs career with 5 wins and 2 140s, with Carlos and Blags winning three each.

Imports 11 Vs Motley Mustangs 9 Match Stats

It was a new look Imports who grabbed the spoils with Richard W and Matt S making match winning contributions against Motley Mustangs who previously went by the name Red Scorpions.

There was nothing to separate these two teams as they went together from 0-0 to 7-7 before the home team peeled off the last four games of singles to render the games of doubles academic.

For the home team it was 3 wins each for Andy, Matt and Richard who hit a 180 and for the visitors Glen and Willy both won 4 times on the night.

Peeping Toms 4 Vs Scorpions 11 Match Stats

Season 2 2017 champs Scorpions started where they left off with a thumping win against The Toms with Ross (3 wins, a 119 peg, two 18 darters and 4 140s) and Chris G (1 win, 1 140) the only ones able to grab a win.

BA (4 140’s) for the visitors carried his bat with five wins from five with Pat taking 3 out of 4 singles and hitting 4 140s, a 120 peg and a 14 darter.  Brian, Scott (2 140s) and Glen (no 140s but 2 maximums) all won 4 times.

A GRADE Round 1 Full Ladder

Wildcats 6 vs Scorpions “B” 15 Match Stats

A tough opening draw for the Cats with a visit from the Scorpion “B”s.

Nikki (4 tons) and summer signing Kylie (5 tons, 2 140s) both won twice for the home team with Vickii (4 tons, 1 140) and Renita both winning once.

Strength all across the park for the visitors with three wins each for  Hilly (5 tons, 1 140), Tristan (6 tons, 1 140), Joe (5 tons, 1 140) and Grant (8 tons, 1 140) with Darry knocking in a 180 for good measure.

Pinoy Darters 16 vs Dragons 5 Match Stats

The always-dangerous Pinoys took the biscuits in this all-Chermside contest.

Two players went unbeaten for the Filipino boys, Bob (4 wins, 1 ton) and Roger (3 wins, an 18 darter, 7 tons, 2 140s and a 165) with Dom taking 3 singles wins from three with a couple of tons.  Leo got the biggest cheer of the night with a very tidy 118 peg.

Connor (3 wins, 1 140) and Gav (4 tons) leading things for Dragons with 2 wins each. In other news there was a welcome return to BNSDC darts for my former Arrows captain Chadders.  Dave celebrated his return with 3 tons, two of which were of the 140 variety and a win in the doubles with Connor.

Javelins 11 vs Gremlins 10 Match Stats

A new year and some new faces in the Gremlins team: a warm welcome to BNSDC goes out to Jack, Joe, Mark and Steve.  Playing host to them was a very familiar Javelins lineup who once again proved that they know how to win.  On this occasion they delivered the two league points by taking a 2-1 lead in the doubles and then dividing each of the three rounds of singles 3-all.

Leading from the front was Pete with 4 wins and 7 tons, two of which were 140s with three wins each for Bryan (6 tons) and Max (1 ton).

Two Gremlins went undefeated on the night with Steve impressing on debut with 4 wins and 5 tons and Terry (5 tons) winning the three singles games he played.  A mention also to one of the other newcomers who picked up a singles win and hit 4 tons and 2 140s.

Seagulls 14 vs Tossers 7  Match Stats

Seagulls are a new team formed from a few ex-Devils and some other familiar BNSDC faces and they played host to newly promoted Tossers.  In the end they were too good despite trailing 2-1 after the round of doubles.  From there they took each round of singles to complete what was a pretty comfortable win in the end.

A good spread of wins for the home team but none better than captain Christian who won 3 from 3 and fired in 11 tons and a 16 darter.  Of the multiple two time winners a shout out to Steve with 7 tons and 3 140s and Gary with 7 tons and 1 140.  Dave also gets a mention for hitting a 180.

For Tossers Rob kept the scorers busy with 3 wins an 18 darter and 18 (yes eighteen) tons which feels as if it has to be some sort of record – watch this space. Two wins each for Pat (8 tons) and Daniel (7 tons)

Nek Minit 14 vs Nemesis 7  Match Stats

Nek Minit ran out 14-7 winners against Nemesis thanks to everyone chipping in as the team went from strength to strength grabbing two doubles and then 3 from 6, 4 from 6 and finally 5 from 6 in the rounds of singles.

Two NM players won 4 from 4 and there was hardly anything to separate them as Mark hit 7 tons but Shaun pipping him with 8.

For Nemesis Brendan hit the ground running with three singles wins and 8 tons and Julie won twice with a 118 peg.  New face Neil picked up a win and hit 2 tons, 1 140 and his first BNSDC maximum!

B GRADE Round 1 Full Ladder

Wanderers 5 v Jockys 10

Old rivals came back this week in a newly renovated club house at West Mitchelton Rugby League Club. The Jockeys held their form strong over the off season and gave a solid performance taking the win 10 v 5.

The Wanderers made sure to keep them on their toes though and Christian took a win in the doubles round to give the Wanderers a great start to the night. The second round brought the fight from both teams, Ben, Pat and Ian taking singles wins and Tim, Lance and Dave took their singles on the other side. The second round would see a close result of 5 v 4 in favour of the Jockeys.

The Jockeys stormed home though, taking the first 5 singles games to give them the win for the night. Dave made sure to take the last game though for the Wanderers, and finished with a 115 peg.

Notable mention for the night was Ian who scored 5 tons for the evening and took all three of his matches.

Jockeys are on form to have a strong season in the B Grade.

The Links 11 v Mitchelton Mustangs 4

First week back and The Links come out strong taking the first round of doubles. Yash and Nicky opened up with a strong doubles game, taking the first 2 legs to seal the win. Rupen and Ben also helped The Links to take the doubles win and kick the night off to a good start.

The Mustangs were fast to answer back through, Graham and Matt both taking their singles games in 2 legs. Richard had a strong finish to the round and great night of tonnes scoring a 140 and 160 amongst his wins. Second round finished with The Links up 6 to Mustangs 3.

The Links stormed home in the last round winning all singles games bar one thanks to Richard putting up the fight from the Mustangs. The Links had a great night with tonnes and 2 notable high peg outs – Nicky with 109 and Yash with 86. Ben had a solid game with 7 tonne + scores for the evening and helped The Links to win the night overall with a strong finish.