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The Ladbrokes Darts League’s Carl Abbiss and Mark Formmade a trip to Wigan for a PDC Q-School event.

Both played well and Carl just missed getting his tour card.

However, both players are eligible for some big competitions this year.

In the Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd Division Two league action saw its halfway point and it is the Ex Service C sitting pretty at the top of this table.

They are unbeaten and three points clear thanks to a 7-5 win over the WMC Aces.

Their captain Alfie Dennis in his role as anchor man again won the deciding pairs match with partner Sean Carnall, Nathan Hopkins 122, 140, and Dean Carnall 2 x 140 being the high scorers for the home side, while Aces had Gareth Jowett on target with 125 and 140.

The Royal Oak moved into second spot, taking on high flying Seaview Raiders and led the singles 4-2.

They then took the first and last pairs to run out 8-4 winners.

Rick Seaman hit 125 and 140 and Seaview had Steve Gillings notching 121 and 180, Barry Taylor 125, 140, and Peter East 127, 137 on the score sheet.

Cricket Club took on Vine and looked to be running away with the show, leading 4-2 after the singles, but the Vine came back strongly taking all the pairs to run out 8-4 winners.

Paul Lucas scored 2 x 140 and was the Cricket Club’s high scorer.

Welcome Hillbillies were host to Liberal Us and it was the Liberal that took control early in this one, winning 8-4 with George Daly 2 x 140, and Dave Martin 132 and 140.

Hillbillies’ Nigel Stocks hit 120 and a 16 dart leg in his singles match, but still came out second best to Matt Reeson.

The Final match this week saw Liberal Adams Family take on High Flying Welcome Anchors and after the singles it was honours even, then the first two pairs were shared, to leave a last pairs shootout to find the winner.

It was the home side duo of Peter Sanford’s result of 7-5 that held their nerve for the win.

Richard Fuller scored a 140, the pick of the Adams Family and Anchors had Lee Dore Snr scoring 125, 132, 3 x 140 and Neil Huskisson 125, 180 high scoring.

There were no Games in Division One this week, but instead there was a 15-dart challenge .

Early casualties included, Kristian Thein, and Chris Fletcher.

The pick of the first round matches was Dave Manson against Darrel Webb, in a match that went all the way.

It was Dave who just got the better of the match with a 3-2 win.

The next round saw Brad Martin defeat Martin Bell 3-1 and Dave Manson saw his night end with a 3-1 defeat to Dave Tuplin.

Brad then beat Dave Tuplin to book his place in the final, against an in form Dan Starkey and it was the latter that won a close game 3-1 to claim the title, well done Dan.

The cup draw was made this week.

Games are : 501s v Arctic Shrew Monkeys, Seaview Raiders v Royal Oak, Barkham Arms v Welcome Anchors, Seaview Lads v Marine Steelers with games to take place on Friday, February 27,

Friday sees Darryl Fitton and Tony O’Shea appear at the Liberal Club, with free entry and a huge crow expected - so be advised to get there early.

Both will play a number of league players, including: Darrel Webb, Mick Jones, Mark Forman, Barry Grenfell, Pete Evans, Carl Abbiss, Daniel Starkey and Shaun Drury,

The next fun bus event will see The Pieman Andy Smith hop on board.

Tickets cost £10.

To join or to learn more about the event call 07789 405 588.