Kostitch on target in final to land Tigers another title

CHAMPIONS AGAIN: The winning Great Western Tigers side: Mitch Kennewell, Denis Gregory, Rob Puckeridge, Barry Wicks and Ken Kostitch. Absent: Charles O'Neill. Photo: SUPPLIED
CHAMPIONS AGAIN: The winning Great Western Tigers side: Mitch Kennewell, Denis Gregory, Rob Puckeridge, Barry Wicks and Ken Kostitch. Absent: Charles O'Neill. Photo: SUPPLIED

 The Great Western Tigers won the men’s darts premiership for the umpteenth time but had to pull out all stops to do it.

Playing the Royal Renegades, the Tigers secured a hard-fought 6-5 win to back up their 6-3, major semi-final victory over the same side.

The Tigers chalked up a 4-2 lead in the singles, before the Renegades won two of three doubles to claw that back to 5-4.

Needing both triples to win, the Renegades locked things up by claiming the first.

The Tigers kept their strongest trio for last though, Ken Kostitch checking out a double-four to win the game and take the premiership.

The Tigers’ top scores were hit by Kostitch (6x100, 125), Rob Puckeridge (3x100, 140, 125), Mitch Kennewell (115, 100), Charlie O’Neil (2x100, 120), Denis Gregory (120) and Barry Wicks (133).

The Renegades’ top gun Anthony Mace hit a 180, three 140s and 100. He was backed up by Dave Bernard (3x100, 140, 125), Max Boney (2x140), Mick Kennedy (2x100, 120), Keith Hayward (120, 100) and Luke Ezzy (140, 100).

The Royal B52s will face the Ophir Nuggets in Wednesday’s division two grand final after beating the Metro Barbarians in the preliminary final last week.

The top scorers for the B52s were Jason Drew (3x100, 125, 96 peg out), Nathan Walsh 100 and Wayne Wallace (125). The Nuggets beat the B52s 6-4 in the major semi-final two weeks ago.