BULLSEYE: Darts round-up with Steve Chapman
PLYMOUTH & DISTRICT FRIDAY LEAGUE
THE race for the title went right to the line and after 50 arduous weeks of competition, with Embassy Social Club eventually crowned champions by just three points.
They won their final match 11-1 against WMOV A, while rivals Maritime beat The Fawn 10-3 but had to be content with runners-up spot.
Agaton picked up 18 points from their final, two matches to tie for third spot with Ker Street Social Club.
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Embassy also provided the individual champion in Brian Lumsdon with 45 victories, followed by Mark Shears (Friary) and Richard Lynch (St Levan) who were one behind on 44.
The season's best game was won in 29 darts by Dan Johnson (The Fawn) and Mark Turner (St Johnson), while City Social's Phil Hoskin won the season's top finish with 170.
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PORTERS C have moved up the table to challenge the leaders and were the only team to win in double figures when restricting Saltram Social Club to a single point.
City Social A remain top by a point after they overcame Porters B 7-4. Wayne Tucker (100x15) top scored and Richard Lynch and Shaun Williams took out a 601 doubles leg in 18.
City Social B are in second spot following their 9-2 success at Indian Inn. The hosts' only individual success came when Mike Brookshaw took the fifth and deciding leg in 14.
Bruce Harrison emerged a 3-0 winner in 20, 18 and 18 but finished up on the wrong side of a 7-4 scoreline when Kings Arms were defeated by St Levan Inn.
Dan Johnson (100x14) inspired Maritime Social Club to a 7-4 victory over Octagon A while Octagon B edged out Ker Street by the odd game in 11.
The Devonport side did have some consolation, though, when Robbie Bisgrove claimed the week's highest checkout award with a mark of 147.
Other ton-plus out-shots were delivered by Rob May (128), Wayne Tucker (113) and Alex Turner (100).
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CITY Social lost for the first time when they were beaten 7-4 by visitors Porters B.
Wayne Tucker was outstanding for the winners, top scoring with 15 ton-plus throws which included out-shots of 120 and 122.
Phil Stewart (100x13) also caught the eye for Porters while City Social's Allan Brunton hit two 16-dart legs and Mark Palmer was a winner in 14.
Indian Inn B won the last two singles through Al Rowe and Pete Cornish to edge out Steam Packet 6-5, but Dave Young impressed for the visitors when top scoring with 15 throws of a ton or more.
Mike Brookshaw (100x13) inspired Indian Inn A to an 11-0 whitewash of St Johnston B while St Johnston A emerged 7-4 winners at Porters A.
Town House returned from Cherry Tree with a 7-4 victory and the match saw two good checkouts, executed by Chris Beresford (121) for the winners and Mark Hopkins (120).
PLYMOUTH CITY SUPER LEAGUE
CHAMPIONS Windmill got the new campaign off to a great start in defence of their title and triumphed against Ker Street Social Club 9-4.
The Leigham side also picked up the week's top checkout award after Steve Packer had finished the opening team game with a kill of 130.
Maxines won the last three singles to edge out Hyde Park Social Club by the odd game in 13, while an out-shot of 109 from Jim Pitkin was the highlight of Grenville B's 8-5 victory at St Levan Inn. Octagon Social Club and Plympton Cons A both secured maximum points at the expense of Grenville A and Plympton RBL while City Social C opened their account with an 11-2 success at Kings Arms B.
Plympton Cons B won 9-4 at City Social B and Tap & Barrel edged out The Fawn 7-6, while Archer Inn and City Social A both won 10-3 against Compton and Kings Arms A, respectively.