Darts: You can't keep Blackwood out of the honours at Bognor
The conclusion of the 2011-12 Benevolent League came with the blind trebles knockout and presentations at the Bognor British Legion.
A massive turnout of 81 players were there for the blind trebles knockout. This was even bigger than last year.
The blind knockout is anyone’s for the taking. You can be teamed up with the best players in the league and still go out in the first round.
In the first semi-final Ricky Clark, Mick Delaney and Andy Stubbs took on Rob Tite, Andy Landvogt and Debbie Clements. The second semi saw Gary Blackwood, Harry Annals and Hayley Gatford take on Ashley Clements, Betty Whale and Stuart Turner.
After some rough-and-tumble games the teams of Blackwood, Annals and Gatford and Clark, Delaney and Stubbs made their way to the final.
Taking their chances for a £180 winners’ fund, Blackwood, Annals and Gatford made sure the title was theirs. It’s a fourth title for Blackwood this season and the second each for Annals and Gatford. This was also the third blind trebles knockout win for Annals in four attempts.
With an excellent selection of trophies supplied by C&M Trophies of Littlehampton, the presentations took place.
Final league positions: Div 1 – 1 POW Z, 2 Wheatsheaf; Div 2 – 1 Claremont Cobras, 2 Royal Oak A; Div 3 – Newtown SC B, 2 Newtown SC C.
Tuesday Night Double-in League
In division one, the Claremont romped home again as Royal Oak and Chi Snooker both won to keep the pressure on the Crown Snooker for second place.
Results: Chi Snooker B 6 Chi Snooker A 3; Royal Oak 6 Richmond Raiders 3; Claremont 8 Felpham Tavern 1.
In division two, The Lamb and Old Barn both won to keep in with a shout of the title, with the Old Barn still holding a game in hand. The Cabin lost again to drop to third place.
Results: The Lamb 8 The Legionnaires 1; Richmond A 4 The Old Barn 5; Chi Snooker C 5 The Cabin 4.
Top performance of the week came Gary Blackwood (Claremont) with 13 and 19 darts with a match-winning 31.31 average.
Other top performances: Dave Owens (20 & 25 darts), Chris Gatford (23 & 24), Cliff Prior (23 & 38), Richard Ragless (24 & 29), Lee Franklin (24), Adi Linfield (25), Derek Longhurst (26 & 26), Arthur Clark (15 & 30), Dave Cox (21 & 22), Tom O’Sullivan (21 & 25), Ricky Clark (23), Vince Goddings (24 & 32), Barry Foster (25 & 27), Ashley Clements (25 & 37), Andy Kilvington (26 & 29).
Highest in shots: Gary Blackwood (160), Chris Gatford (130), Lee Franklin (120 & 100), Pete Mitchell (117), Adi Linfield (112), Derek Longhurst (101), Ashley Clements (112), Kevin Perry (111), Ricky Clark (108), Adam Norgett (102), Lee Hellyer (100).
Highest out shots: Terry Markey (136), Lee Franklin (105), Tom O’Sullivan (128).
180s: Nick Spicer, Richard Ragless .
Monday Night League
In the shield, Southbourne Club will face Fox Goes Free, Eastgate A will play Globe A, The Bell do battle with Old Cross B and Globe B face The stag A.
The cup draw pits Travellers Joy against Four Chesnuts, Hunston Club with The Shore, Pagham A against RBL A and RBL B with Eastgate B.
Standings: Div 1 singles - Four Nuts (116), S Hore (114), Hunston (109), Pagham B (92), Snooker (92); Div 1 Pairs - Eastgate A (47), Hunston (46), S Hore (46), Snooker (43), Pagham B (42); Div 2 singles - Southbourne (121), Globe B (110), Bell (106), Swan (100), Travellers (96); Div 2 Pairs - Southbourne (53), Swan (49), Globe B (47), Bell (43), Globe A (38).