A GRADE Season 1 Finals Week 1
Scorpions B 11 vs Seagulls 5
The Scorpions jumped out of the blocks with a 3-0 result in the doubles. They then followed up in the first round of singles with 4 wins. This would prove to be just too far back for the Seagulls, despite battling hard in the second round of singles, sharing the honours 3-3. With only one win required in the final 6 games, the Scorpions wound it up in game 1 to advance straight to the Grand Final. Well done to the Scorpions and all the best in the Grand Final. A second chance for the Seagulls next week, and with a win, could set the scene for a titanic Grand Final. Best of luck to the Gulls.
Pinoy Darters 10 vs Nek Minit 11
What a terrific semi-final by these two teams. An ebb and flow event from the get go. A 5-4 lead to Nek’s after the first singles, certainly set the scene for a real nail biter of a second round. Pinoys consolidated with a 4-2 second round to set up the dynamic crescendo to the final. With a slim lead of 8-7, Pinoy were only 3 games from the win…. But the Nek Minit team dug deep and smashed in 4 wins to 2, securing the last set and the final in the very last game of the night. Well done to Nek Minit and good luck in the second final next week. Unfortunately for the Pinoy, it’s off to season 2. Great seasons performances by both teams.
Premier League Season 2 Round 1 Full Ladder
Bears 13 vs Raptors 7 Match Stats
This one started out close early but with the game poised at 3-all Bears won 9 of the last 12 games of singles for what ended up a fairly comfortable victory. Bears got this one done with a solid team performance with 5 wins for guest star Glen (2 140s), 4 each for Pas and Azza (3 140s) and 3 for Shaz.
For Raptors Brendan hit a 180 but this night was really all about one player, someone who seems to raise his own high bar week after week, Raptors skipper Corey. This was one of the best nights we’ve seen by any player in a BNSDC comp and this from someone who started in the lower grades and has been working his way up the ladder since. And now, those numbers: nine 140s, three 180s, a 114 peg and 4 low games (3 x 17, 1 x 18). Crazy darts from a player who just keeps getting better.
Imports 4 vs Scorpions 16 Match Stats
Champion teams bounce back from defeat so it should be no surprise that Scorpions had a big night at the Brook Hotel against Imports. Leading the way was Brian with 6 from 6, 2 140+ visits, a 180, a 100 peg and a 17 darter. Five time winners were Scotty who powered in 7 140s and low games of 17 and 18 darts and Heals, who didn’t drop a leg of singles all night. Heals also had a 16 darter, a 180, two scoring visits of 140 and two sparkling 140+ pegs of 147 and 149 – great darts!
For Imports Shane (2 140s) picked up two singles wins from 3, Nev (3 140s, 17 darter) 1 singles win with doubles pairing Jamie and Daral adding the remaining circle for the team.
Dragoffs 10 vs Peeping Toms 10 Match Stats
The Toms second game of the season once again put them up against a team that played in the finals and so 3 points from 4 has to be seen as a good start for a side looking to improve on their 5th place spot. This was one of those results were a draw was probably fair overall although the Toms did open a two game lead by taking the second round of singles 3-1. Dragoffs squared it up by doing likewise in the last round of singles to make it 9-all with the doubles to come. These were shared also with both going to a decider so any result really could have happened.
Contributions across the board for Dragoffs with four wins for Matt (2 140s, a 180 and a 119 peg) , three each for Tony (two “good as a maximum” scores of 171 and 174) and Richard (3 140s) with two wins for Gabe who hit the games highest checkout of 128.
Toms had big contributions from Kingy (5 wins, 3 140s), Ross (4 wins, a 140 and a 16 darter) and Sam (3 wins, 1 140).
Motley Mustangs 2 vs Strays 18 Match Stats
A rare one-sided one at Gaythorn with Strays running out 18-2 winners on the back of six-from-six showings from Frosty (6 140s, a 180), Ciaran (a 140, a 180, a 130 peg and 2 18 darters) and Greg (4 140s and a 115 peg).
Glen and Bruce both picked up singles wins for MM.
B GRADE Season 2 Week 1 Full Ladder
Wanderers 7 v Jockys 8 Match Stats
Old rivals faced off to kick start season 2 for the B Grade at the new home ground Gaythorne RSL, and a classic close game it was! The Jockys welcomed back Josh, and brought on new talent Matt, welcome to Season 2!
The Wanderers started off strong, leading the night 5 v 4 by the end of the second round. Captain Snow and Lance took some solid wins straight up and Christian and Dave followed through with some crucial wins continuing through the round. Jockys took 2 of the doubles games straight up, and continued their planned domination with solid wins from Clive and Newty in the second round. Opening up in the third round Lance took a timely win, but the Jockys would storm home taking the next 4 singles games which ultimately won them the night. Great performances from Newty and Lance who took wins in all 3 games on the night. Clive and Dave also took a solid 2 wins on the night.
With a bit of a shuffle in B Grade and some hot new talent, it’s definitely going to make for an interesting season!
The Links v Mustangs Match Stats
Unfortunately this was a forfeit from the Mustangs tonight.
Misfits 9 v Dragons 6 Match Stats
Welcome to B Grade Misfits and the Dragons! This game looked like a ton fest – look out B Grade.
Misfits got off to a cracking start, with a solid 2 doubles wins in the first round. They continued to lead strong into the second round, where Mark, Matt, Mike and Joey took wins right off the bat. The Dragons answered back with a timely doubles win from Gavin and Gila, and 2 solid singles wins from Jen and Dean to keep the Dragons in the game. The Misfits fired back with 2 quick wins going into the 3rd round from Mark and Chris, and only needed 1 more to seal the deal! The Dragons weren’t going to let the newbies run away with it though. They quickly responded with 2 more wins from Jen and Dean but the Misfits had won the night. Gavin took the last game of the night for the Dragons, and brought the overall score to 9 v 6 to the Misfits for their first night. Great performances from Mark (3 wins, 1 x 140, 3 T), Mike (5 ton plus scores), Dean (2 wins, 2 ton plus scores and a one hundred and eigggghhhhtttyy), Jen (2 wins, 3 ton plus scores). Gila had a cracking 94 peg – GO GILA!
Looking forward to seeing what these two teams bring to B Grade this year – the standard has lifted yet again!