Tigers make it 10th title in a row with division one crown claim

PREMIERS: Mitch Kennewell, Charles O'Neil, Denis Gregory, Rob Puckeridge, Ken Kostitch and Barry Wicks. Photo: SUPPLIED.
PREMIERS: Mitch Kennewell, Charles O'Neil, Denis Gregory, Rob Puckeridge, Ken Kostitch and Barry Wicks. Photo: SUPPLIED.

The Great Western Tigers have chalked up their 10th Orange division one darts grand final win in a row.

The team is the oldest still playing in the Orange competition, starting out as the Standard Hotel Tigers back in the 70s – although there’s only one original member now.

The team’s success is mainly because it has been able to retain the same tight-knit players over the years with little changes.

And as well as the A grade wins, the team has also won a stack of B and C grade titles since its inception.

In the competition just finished, the Tigers had a 6-2 win over the Great Western Renegades to take the grand final – although the Renegades from the start were keen to try to break the Tigers’ stranglehold and throw some good darts.

The Tigers responded and led 4-2 after the singles and then won the next two doubles for the overall victory, with Mitch Kennewell in fine form hitting the magical 180, two 100s and 140.

The other Tigers to roar were Rob Puckeridge with four 100s and a 140, Ken Kostitch with two 140s and a 118, Denis Gregory with a 125 and 122), Charles O’Neil and Barry Wicks.

The Renegades’ top scores were hit by Will Owers (140, 100), Mick Kennedy 120,114), Keith Hayward (2x100, 120) and Max Boney (100).

Division 2 was won by the Metro Barbarians 6-3 over the Royal B52s.

The Barbarians and the B52s finished one point apart after the competition rounds so the grand final was always going to be close.

The next competition will start on Wednesday July 18.

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