As always the Great Western Tigers and the Victoria Spitfires had another ding-dong battle in the men’s darts competition with the Tigers scraping home 6-5 after the scores were locked 5-5 with one triples to be played.
The Tigers set up a big lead but had trouble hitting the double, allowing the Spitfires to also get on a double, so the Tigers were lucky to get out of jail with the win.
The Tigers’ Ken Kostitch put in another top effort hitting seven 100s and 140 to help set up the win.
The other Tigers to roar were Barry Wicks (121, 100), Andy Whitmore (125), Rob Puckeridge (140, 100) and Mitch Kennewell (120, 100).
Jess Wiegold stood out for the Spitfires with a 16-dart game, two 140s, 135, 132, 125 and 100.
Jason Fewings (2x100, 133, 121), Mark Wiegold (4x100) and Will Owers (3x100) also had good games for the Spitfires.
The Great Western Devils opened their account with a 7-4 win over the Ophir Nuggets with Tony Fox (116), Troy Speechley (102) and Max Boney (83 peg) trying hard while none of the Nuggets were able to hit 100 or more.
The Ophir Deviates had a 7-4 win over the Victoria Outcasts with Matt Caughlan (100), Brett Savill (121, 100), Kevin Coleman (2x100) and Jonathon Savill (2x100) top scoring.
The Outcasts racked up a string of good scores led by Charles O’Neil (2x100), Peter Hamilton (140, 131), Dan Leathem (120, 105, 100), Rob Jakes (100) and Bill Webster (2x100).
The Metro Old Boys had to fight hard for their 6-5 win over the Royal Renegades with good games by Jeff Grindrod (2x100), Phil Sturt (132) and Ray Allport (153).
The Renegades’ best were Keith Hayward (2x100), Steve Leonard (100), Mick Kennedy (2x100, 121) and Luke Ezzy (2x100).