Tiger Rob Puckeridge and Renegade Max Boney became the first players in the Orange men’s darts competition to hit the magical 180, the highest possible score with three darts.
The pinnacle of a player’s game, it’s not easy to put three consecutive darts into a small slot three centimetres long by one centimetre wide and some never do it in their lifetime.
The Tigers in the last round had a 10-1 win over the Metro Old Boys with Puckeridge leading the scoring with his 180, four 100s and a 15-dart game, backed up by Dave Barnard (3x100), Ken Kostitch (2x100), Mitch Kennewell (100) and Charles O’Neil (140, 100).
The Old Boys best were Troy Mavrak (3x100), James Carr (140, 100) and Chris Allport (105) although the whole team tried hard.
The Great Western Renegades had an 8-3 win over the Great Western Cowboys with Max Boney hitting his 180 and getting backing with good games by Will Owers (123, 100) and Mick Kennedy (4x100, 120).
The Cowboys best scores were hit by Steve Cassell (101), Jared McDonald (125, 111), Troy Speechley (125) and Warren Edwards (2x100).
The Victoria Crossfires were too strong for the Metro Barbarians, winning 10-1.
Peter Hamilton (140), Paul Davis (3x100, 125) and Norm Foley (133, 100) had top games while the Barbarians’ Matt Roach (100), Vaughan Murphy (100), Mark Wiegold (2x100, 140, 115) and Jack Collins (100) put in a big effort.
The Royal B52s maintained their unbeaten record with a 9-2 win over the Metro Roosters with Jason Drew (3x100, 140, 125), Matt Drew (125), John Grevink (120, 100) and Darren Townsend (110 peg out) doing most of the damage.
The Roosters put up a fight led by Bryce Ward (100), Clayton Johnson (117, 114) and Andrew Deasey (100).
The Thunder racked up a string of big scores in their 9-2 win over the Ophir Deviates hit by Justin Metcraft (174), Slade Anlezark (105), Jess Wiegold (6x100, 140), Blake Adley (140), John Fabar (140, 120, 116), Brendon Warren (138) and Darrell Warren (140).
The Deviates best scores were hit by Matt Caughlan (100), Brett Savill (140, 100) and Michael Whitmore (121).
The presentation for the summer competition will be held next Saturday March 12 at the Metropolitan Hotel and players wanting to go should put in their names on Wednesday night.