A busy week was had in the Ladbrokes Darts League with Peter Manley’s exhibition at the Liberal Club.
Peter played a total of 20 players and threw some fantastic darts, losing only a handfull of games to James Jenkins, Richard Fuller, Ken Wilson and Mark Forman.
In a best of five match against Carl Abbiss, he won 3-2 finishing with a 14 dart leg.
The League held its AGM and 17 of the 18 teams were represented, with no new teams.
Two teams had earlier stated they were struggling for players and would probably not enter the league,
Both appear to have found players from somewhere and have shown an interest.
After a discussion on various changes to the league, it was decided to allow ladies into the league and it is hoped this move may eventually bring extra teams in.
All other rules remain unchanged, signing on deadline is Friday, September 19 and all teams need to have paid their fees by this date, or they will not be playing in the league.
Chris will be in the Working Men’s club between 7.30pm and 8pm for sheets to be brought in.
It was announced at the meeting that an exhibition has been booked for January 23 at the Liberal club with Tony O’Shea and Darryl Fitton with league favourite John Fowler residing over proceedings.
Captains for the Inter league are Butlin Cup Chris Simpson, and Lee Yates will again captain the Mackenzie Team.
The League Secretary thanked all the sponsors for their continued support, Liberal Club, Working men’s Club, Ex Service Club, Ladbrokes, Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd and Seaview, it is with their support we are able to bring the sports top stars and Characters to the town on such a regular basis.
The league are planning a pro-am darts tournament and at the moment are just adding up the costs, the plan is to bring eight pros to the town, pairing them with eight league players, to be decided in a number of knock outs during the season.
Every league member is to have the chance to play with the pros.