B GRADE Season 1 Grand Final
Cannons v The Links
Tonight was the night of nights! The Links fought victoriously to face off the Cannons again in the Grand Final, just slightly missing taking the free ride to the Grand Final on their first match up. But these 2 teams have been both first and second place interchangeably on the B Grade ladder the entire season so it was anyone’s game tonight. The Cannons fronted with their steady 7 – Jason, Tom, Gary, Mike, Graham, Scotty and Neil and fought The Links with their sharp players Yash, Nicky, Pieter, Rupen, Ben and Antoinette.
The doubles round started first, and strong pairing Nicky and Yash managed to fend off Jason and Gary in the third leg. Similarly Mike and Graham had to take their doubles game to the third leg to take the win of Pieter and Rupen. Tom and Scotty didn’t leave anything to chance though, they sealed their doubles win in 2 and Cannons held the lead going into the first round of Singles. Mike, Gary, Jason and Neil took wins in their singles game for the Cannons, and Nicky and Rupen kept The Links in the game with their 2 wins. End of the second round would see Cannons 6 v 3 The Links.
Yash and Nicky came out firiing in the 3rd round, sure to keep The Links in the game and stop the Cannons from taking an early win. They sealed the win on their 2 games against sharp shooters Tom and Jason. If the Cannons took the next 2 wins though, the night was theirs. Gary and Rupen fronted for their battle, 2 consistently strong players throughout the season, and the Cannons took the win 8 games to 5. The Cannons needed just one more! Graham took on Pieter, both great players in their own right with a penchant for sealing the double just when they need it, but on this occasion Graham was too strong – and the Cannons stepped away with the win!
Great fight by The Links though, who held top spot on the leader board for many weeks in the B Grade season, and who consistently score high pegs, ton plus scores and all around great people to play against. The winners of the minor premiership and the B Grade Final would go to the Cannons – well done lads on a fantastic season and putting together a strong and versatile team – you were just too good this season!!
Premier League Season 2 Round 1 Full Ladder
Peeping Toms 14 vs Scorpions 6 Match Stats
When the Toms added BNSDC Men’s Top 8 regular Kingy to their lineup it was clear they were a team with the potential to start moving up the table. It’s only week one of the new season but his result against one of the comps best team puts them into the serious contender category.
First mention has to go to Ross who put in a truly great and unstoppable performance to open the new season. He’s definitely shown the ability to throw greats darts since joining the comp in the lower grades but tonight he put it all together with 6 wins, 6 140s and high pegs of 121 &120 and three low games. Impressive enough were the 18 and 16 darters but it was the years best leg of 12 darts that really stands out. Also undefeated was Kingy with two 140s, a 180 and a 16 darter to his name with great support coming from Sam B (3 wins, a 140 and checkouts of 102 and 130) and Sam B (2 wins, 2 140s and a 180).
For Scorpions Brian picked up 3 wins and hit 4 140s and a 180 with two wins for Scotty and his usual haul of 6 140s. Pat added to the overall high quality of the night with a 17 darter.
Strays 14 vs Bears 6 Match Stats
The BNSDC scheduling computer likes a laugh and it proved it first up by throwing the reigning champs against last season’s minor premiers, now playing as Bears. Strays got off to a dream start and raced to a 6 nil lead before getting to 8-2 up at the halfway stage and 14-6 by the end. Most of the damage was done by Frosty (6 wins, 7 140s and a 180) and Greg (5 wins and 7 140s). Both men threw beautifully all night and finished their contribution with an 18 dart leg of 601 doubles (95, 140, 140, 96, 50, 80 peg). Ciaran also chipped in 3 wins with a 140 and a 180.
For Bears Horse picked up 4 wins hitting a 17 darter and 4 140s, Pas won twice and hit a 110 and Shaz once with a 17 darter in there.
Raptors 8 vs Dragoffs 12 Match Stats
Both these teams have been busy in the transfer market during the off season with 4 of the 8 players making their team debuts in this game. Raptors welcomed back Wayne and have Brendan moving up to PL while Dragoffs showed off new signings Richard and Matt.
Dragoffs started brightest and stormed to a 6-2 lead and looked very comfortable at 10-4 up. Anyone who saw Raptors last year knows they play to the last dart and when they swept the last round of singles to close to within two with the doubles to come it looked as if a trademark Raptors draw was on the cards. But Dragoffs were having none of it and closed out the win. In the end the doubles were the difference as the singles were shared 8 each but the visitors won all 4 doubles.
This was a classic team performance by the winners with not a lot to choose between any of the players. Richard won 5, Matt (5 140s) & Max (a 140 & a 180) won 4 each and Gabe (2 140s) 3 times. Corey once again proved unbeatable in singles with 7 140s and a maximum to his name and a solid PL debut for Brendan who notched 2 singles wins.
Imports 7 vs Motley Mustangs 13 Match Stats
The Motleys opened up with a solid win against Imports on the back of Mick (5 wins), Willy (4 wins, 4 140s, a 180) and Glen (4 wins). Despite the final scoreline this could not have been tighter for the majority of the night with both teams in lockstep from the first dart up until 6-all. At this point Mustangs raced to the line by picking up the five of the last six games of singles to take the two league points.
Imports both Shane (4 140s) and Jamie (1 140) won 3 times with Nev winning twice.
A GRADE Season 1 Round 18 Full Ladder
Tossers 7 vs Nek Minit 14 Match Stats
Nek Minit, after a slow start in the doubles (0 from 3), kicked into gear to win the singles 14-4. Top games tonight included 3 wins by Mark (4xton+s and a 140), Hilton (5 ton+ scores). 2 wins each for Shaun (4 tons and 3×140’s), Ben (9 tons) and Daz (5x ton+s and a 140). For the Tossers, 3 wins for Daniel (7 tons and a 140), 2 wins each for Patrick (11 tons and 2×140), Rob (9 ton+ scores). A great effort by the Tossers in their first season of A grade. Good luck to Nek Minit in the finals.
Nemesis 4 vs Pinoy Darters 17 Match Stats
A big win here for the Pinoys, cementing them a spot in the finals. 4 wins each for Roger (12x ton+s, a 107 peg and a 180) great darts…,Edgar (4 ton+s and a 140), Luke (4 tons) and Dom (10 ton+ scores). 3 wins for Bob (a 125) just missed the big 4 wins while Caleb banged in 3 ton+ scores. For Nemesis, a tough night at the board. 2 wins for Neal (4x ton+’s) while Don (3xtons) and Wes (140) each had a win. Ian (4 big scores and a 140) and Ben (4 ton+s) were gallant. Good luck in the finals to the Pinoy Darters.
Javelins 11 vs Seagulls 10 Match Stats
A late surge at the end of the season by the Jav’s with another close win over the final contenders, Seagulls. For the Javelins, 4 wins for Bryan (5 tons), 2 wins each for Hugh (4 big scores), Keith (3xton+’s) and Max (2x ton+ scores) saw them sneak home tonight. For the Gulls, 3 wins each for Steve (3 ton+s and 2x 140), Rudi (3 ton+’s) and Nigel (3 tons and 2×140). 2 wins for Christian (3 tons and 2 x 140) while Anthony was unlucky with 6xton+ scores on the night. All the best for season 2 Jav’s. Good luck in the finals to the Seagulls.
Gremlins finished off the season with a big win tonight. 3 wins each for Garry (4 ton+s), Alex (3 ton+s), Steve (4 tons & a 140) and Terry (2xton+scores). Jack (6 ton+s & a 140) and Ian (4 tons and a 140) played well while Mark (2 wins and a ton+) and Joe with 2 wins added to the final score. For the Wildcats, Lance was unlucky not to win 4 but played well for 3 wins and 4 ton+s and a 140 to boot. Nik hit 3 ton+s and a 140 and Gila chimed in with a win and 1 ton+. Sad to see you go girls but I am sure we will see you all around in season 2 somewhere. Good luck to the Gremlins in season 2.
Scorpions “B” 18 vs Dragons 3 Match Stats
With the biggest win of the season, the Scorpions charge into the finals as Minor Premiers. Great team darts all season. 4 wins each for Grant (8x ton+s & a 140), Tristian ( 2x ton and a 140), Joe (7 ton+s and 2×140) and Darryl (5 big scores). 3 wins for Mick (5xton+s) and 2 wins for Cam (103,140). For the Dragons it was a tough night by the looks of the score sheet. A win each for Ben (5x ton+s), Mark (2x ton+s) and Gavin (3x ton+ scores). Ash (4x ton+) Cathy (2xton+), Connor (4x ton+ and a 140) and Paula (ton) all contributed. No doubt the Dragon players will be around in season 2. Good luck in the Finals to the Scorpions B team.