Round 6 is over and it's staying very close at the top of the table: only one point separating the top 4! Ben played Anne in the first match of the night, and with both struggling to check out in the third leg they were lucky not to still be playing after hours. Anne won that leg but Ben won 3-1. Craig played Sam next, and despite some impressive scoring (a good number of 80+ scores) the checkout woes continued and neither could better Ben's 6. However Craig did hit a solid 140 to win the prize for highest score of the night, and won the match 3-0.
Darren and Ram were next up and despite both players being well-matched in the scoring Darren's finishing let him down and Ram took the two points with a 3-0 victory in just over 10 minutes. James and Andy were the final two of the night and consistent performances from both of them showed why they are well-placed in the top half of the table. It was an even match and despite Andy taking an early 2-0 lead James came back to level it and finish with a draw. Andy hit the night's highest checkout, a 55.
Thanks to Sam for laying the food on. Well done everybody and I'll see you all again next Monday.
80's darts legend Jocky Wilson sadly died on Saturday night, just two days after his 62nd birthday. Always entertaining to watch, he was one of the true characters of the game.
Round 7 matches coming up on Monday 2nd April to complete the first half of the season.
Anne v James
Darren v Craig
Ram v Ben
Sam v Andy
There will be no league matches on the following week, Monday 9th April, because it is Easter. There will be a competition on the night. I'm thinking about having a pairs knockout for a change - let me know what you all think.