Tonight sees the business end of the darts season commence as teams begin the road to glory in their respective grades.
Last Monday night saw a meeting held to determine the draw and venues for the semi’s which is outlined below. The results from the final round of the regular season were:
A Grade Comp:
The Ram and Stallion RamZ team hosted the Rec Blue with the host team winning 4/3 decided on the last singles game.
Five hundred or plus scores to Josh Carmody, three to Vince Leslie and two to Les Fitzgerald. The Rec Blue Contributors were Rod Neeson with five hundred or plus scores and one ton to Steve Makings.
In the other game, the Rec Gold hosted The Top Pub Guinness Side with the Guinness getting home also in the last game of singles 4/3.
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The Guinness had Dennis Watson with two hundreds and Lester Murphy with one hundred plus score.
The Rec Gold Side saw a team effort with Phil Johnston with two hundred plus scores and a Bull peg out. Two hundred scores or plus to Robert Dunwoodie and Andrew McGrath and Rick Bennett with good tons.
B Grade Comp:
The Top Pub Shamrocks hosted the Leprechauns with the Shamrocks winning in style 6/1.
A hundred plus score to Grant Cotter and a nice 72 pegout by Darrell Hanns.
The Leprechauns had Trevor Spink’s with two hundred plus scores and David Apps with a ton.
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The The Ex Services RSL side hosted Top Pub Whiskey Business with the Whisky Business getting home 4/3 in a tight one.
Four hundred plus scores by the Whisky's Peter Bell and one hundred plus score by Shane Picker. For the RSL, Vanessa Hawley hit a nice ton and Darrell Armour also with a 72 peg out.
C Grade Comp:
The Top Pub Blarneys hosted the Top Pub Jameson’s with the Blarneys winning 6/1. A nice 140 to Blarneys Alex Fox.
In the final match, The Top Pub Shenanigan hosted the The Mad RamZ with the Shenanigans winning 4/3 in the last game of singles.
The Shenanigans had Jake McKenzie and Tenille O'Neil with a hundred plus score each and Leteesha Peace with a 54 peg out. For the Mad Ramz, Ray Poplin had a hundred score.
Week one of the finals series will see the following matches played.
Rec Blue (1) vs Ramz (2) at the Ex Services.
Top Pub Guinness (3) vs Rec Gold (4) at the Ram and Stallion.
Top Pub Leprechauns (1) vs Top Pub Whisky Business (2) at the Top Pub (no advantage of venue).
Top Pub Shamrocks (3) vs Ex Services RSL (4) at the Ex Services Club (The Shamrocks were happy to concede home ground advantage to RSL side)
Top Pub Blarneys (1) vs Top Pub Shenanigansb (2) at the Top Pub (no advantage of venue).
Mad Ramz (3) vs Top Pub Jameson’s (4) at the Rec Club.
All games to commence no later than 7.30pm.
As result of these matches, the following will happen in week two:
Winner of 1 vs 2 goes to the Grand Final
Winner of 3 vs 4 plays loser of 1 vs 2 next week
Apart from C Grade where Blarneys are not qualified due to their late addition to the competition. They are generously playing through to accommodate game play, so there is no bye.
Good luck to all sides in what will be a very close contest in all grades.
It’s a massive night of darts, so far a great night out, be at your local venue to see the triumphs and tragedies, as teams battle for supremacy in the respective grades. See you at the boards.