Shocks in darts cup quarter finals

Skegness darts league organiser Chris Fletcher with darts professional  Andy Smith 'The Pieman'. EMN-150203-124121001
Skegness darts league organiser Chris Fletcher with darts professional Andy Smith 'The Pieman'. EMN-150203-124121001

This week’s darts action included the cup quarter-finals at the Seaview - and an all-second division affair saw Raiders take on Royal Oak.

The Royal Oak won 9-3 with Lee Godrich hitting a 154 finish and a 15 dart leg.

The Seaview took on Marine Steelers and things looked to be going the way of the runaway league leaders, as the Steelers raced into a 5-1 lead, helped with Shaun Willson hitting 121, 140, 177, and Ian Chamberlain scoring 140, 180.

Seaview then staged the fightback by taking all the pairs to run out surprise 7-5 winners to cause the shock of the night as Terry Cox chipped in with 177.

A close affair was played out at the Ex Service as 501s played host to Arctic Shrew Monkeys and Mark Forman produced 16, and 15 dart legs for the home side, as the singles ended all square at 3-3.

The first two pairs were also shared, as were the first two legs in the last match; leaving it a last leg shootout for the win. Dave Tuplin chalked 125, 135, 136 for the Monkeys.

Martin Bell hit 3 x 140, 180 for the Monkeys and 501s Gary Garton scored 123, 140 and a 102 finish.

Barkham Arms, from the first division, took on second division leaders Welcome Anchors and it was 3-3 after the singles with the home side’s Adam Lyall hitting 131, and a 17 darter, while Lee Dore hit 122, 125, 4 x 140 and a 14 dart leg for the Anchors.

The Anchors then took the first two pairs before 
losing the last to cause 
another upset, ending up 7-5 winners.

Barkham had Ken Wilson 121, 180 and Steve Kirkham 2 x 140.

The Andy Smith Pie Bus also took place - with professional player Andy travelling from pub to pub on the bus with the players.

An enjoyable day started at the Seaview at at midday, before moving on to Wainfleet Social Club.

The Duke Of Wellington was the next venue before the bus ended up at the Liberal Club, with an hour-and-a-half of exhibition darts at each one.

Andy treated the league players to some fantastic darts, hitting more than 12 180s and some high checkouts.