Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Airlie Beach Darts Report

Only 3 matches to report on this week, and just 1 match remaining between Dom Friend and Art McMinn before we finish off the league season, and kick into finals action.

Jamie Maher finished the league season strongly with a 7/2 victory over Andy Peel to end his campaign in 4th place.

It was an even game in the scoring department, but where Andy struggled finding his doubles, Jamie was clinical.

It’s been a tough season for Andy who finished the season in 8th place, but it’s a finals spot, and anything can happen in finals, especially when you are a previous champion.

Joe Wilson secured 2nd place in the league with a 7/2 win over Jayden Lloyd.

That will set up a mouth-watering clash with the defending Champion Dom Friend in the first week of finals, as Dom cannot improve on his current position of 3rd place.

Jayden will finish his season off by playing in the consolation finals series after finishing just outside the top 8, in 9th place.

Joining Jayden in the Hetlock Cup will be the debutant Hawkeye Rick after finishing his season with a 1 win and 18 loss record, one of which came at the hands of Jamie Woods this Sunday at the Airlie Beach Bowls Club by a scoreline of 7/1.

Rick showing steady improvement throughout the year and will be better for it going into next season.

That win over Rick means that Jamie Woods yet again claimed this year’s league title, but only by the finest of margins, courtesy of a better leg difference over Joe Wilson.

Unlucky to Joe, but a fantastic season regardless, and a big congratulations to Woodsy from everyone at the club, it’s a richly deserved league victory!

Thank you to our sponsors Mika Airlie, Whitsunday Tattooing Airlie Beach, and Master Butchers Whitsunday & MBW On the Barbie.

Contributed with thanks to Jamie Maher.

L/R Jamie Maher and Andy Peel just before locking horns in the Premier League on Sunday morning. Photo supplied

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