Darts: Tye Green Drifters and their magic darts knockout competition

General / Wed 18th Jan 2023 at 10:39am

THE Harlow and District Premier Darts league kicked off the first two of the mid-season knockouts. 

On Friday 6th January, the league held their 4’s knockout competition at GPCA. In a keenly contested final current league leaders Servolink defeated league newcomers JP Rogues 3-2.

The opening 4 legs, including a 180 for Rogues Jim Wicks, were shared leading to a deciding leg. Rogues started the deciding leg brightly, but Servo’s class shone through with Steven Beasley hitting a 180, followed by his teammates hitting consecutive scores of over 100 to wrestle the advantage from the Rogues allowing Servo to wrap up a 3-2 victory. In the semi-finals, Rogues defeated Tye Green Pirates 3-0, and Servo defeated Tye Green Drifters 3-0. On the night Jim Wicks had 2 180’s and Liam Cashman (Tye Green Drifters) has a 180 and a 115 checkout.

Quarter Finals: Tye Green Pirates 2-0 JP Rogues (A); Tye Green Foxes (B) 1-2 JP Rogues (B); Servolink(B) 1-2 Servolink(A); Tye Green Drifters (B) 2-0 Paringdon Lions (B)

Semi Finals: Tye Green Pirates 0-3 JP Rogues (B); Servolink (A) 3-0 Tye Green Drifters (B)

Final: JP Rogues (B) (Doug Thomas, Jay Fitch, Dave Head, Jim Wicks) 2-3 Servolink (A) (Steven Beasley, Paul Squirrell, Keith Arber, Jack Pledger)

The following Friday GPCA hosted the team knockout competition. Taking a small piece of revenge for losing in the semi-final the previous week, Tye Green Drifters defeated ServoLink 2-0 in the final thanks to an under pressure 74 checkout from Pat Yates. Drifters had a nervy semi final against Bowling Greens, prevailing 2-1 in a game littered with high scores and missed doubles, whilst ServoLink did not drop a leg in reaching the final including a 180 from Chris Squirrell and 2 180’s from Jack Pledger.

Preliminary Round: JP Rogues 0-2 Servolink; Paringdon Minions 0-2 Sawbo USC

Quarter Finals: Renegades 0-2 Tye Green Drifters; Tye Green Pirates 1-2 Bowling Greens; Tye Green Foxes 0-2 Paringdon Lions; Servolink 2-0 Sawbo USC

Semi Finals: Tye Green Drifters 2-1 Bowling Greens; Paringdon Lions 0-2 Servolink

Final: Tye Green Drifters 2-0 Servolink

This week is the final mid-season knockout competition consisting of licensees/officials, u-19, over-60’s and ladies competitions.

If there are any new teams interested in joining the league, or indeed players wishing to join the league you can find the league Facebook page by searching for Harlow Premier Darts League.

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