Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Darts Report

There were only 4 matches to report on this weekend, one of which was a top 4 match between last year’s finalists Dom Friend and Jamie Maher.

Jamie came flying out of the blocks in the 1st leg, averaging in the 80’s thanks to back-to-back 140’s, and finding the triple 20 on regular visits.

He fumbled a little bit with the finish but managed to wrap the leg up in the end with a double 5 checkout.

That leg was quickly followed by a 2nd and a 3rd for Jamie to take a 3-nil lead, before Dom registered his 1st leg of the match to bring himself into the game.

The 5th leg had the feel of a match decider though with what would essentially be a 2-leg swing, either Dom was going to put the pressure on Jamie at 4/2, or Jamie was going to break the match wide open at 5/1, and that’s precisely what he did, and in style too, with an eye watering 145 checkout.

Dom dusted himself off after that impressive checkout, and won his second leg of the match, but the writing was on the wall by then, as Jamie managed to avenge his grand final defeat by winning the match 7 legs to 2.

Dom got straight back on the horse following that disappointing loss, with a 7/3 win over Arthur McMinn. Arthur himself had to follow that defeat up, unfortunately for him though with another defeat, this time 7/2 at the hands of Joe Wilson, that win for Joe keeps him in 2nd place, level on points with the league leader, although having played a game more.

The round was closed out with a 7/1 win for Gary Robbie over Hawkeye Rick, that win leapfrogs Gary into 7th place over Seumas Rose, Hawkeye still looking for his 1st points of the season.

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Contributed with thanks to Jamie Maher.

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