Poor turnout hits darts doubles


It was the turn of darts’ Liberal Club doubles this week and, once again, there was a poor turnout of players, with only 15 pairs entering,

Lee Yates and Dave Tuplin were the lucky pair to get the bye and progress into the quarter-finals.

The first round action saw the second division Royal Oak pair of Mark Kirby and Tony Parkin takle on the Barkham Arms pair of Chris Simpson and Anthony Hulley and it was the Royal Oak pair who took the game with a 2-0 win.

Ross Collins and Richard Fuller took on and beat the 501s pair of Lee Woods and Ben Drysdale 2-1.

Terry Cox and Mick Peech of Liberal Lads took on Shaun Wilson and Carl Abbiss and almost caused the shock of the night.

But it was Shaun and Carl who came back from the dead to claim the win.

Steve Gillings and Stuart Llewellyn beat Chris Fletcher and Kev Dickinson 2-0. Martin Bell and Ricky Garner had a scare in their game against Ray Bettison and Stuart Corsen, before taking the game 2-1.

Ken Wilson and Barry Grenfell had a 2-0 win over Dave Redding and Mick Jones.

The final game of this round saw Tony Warry and Hob beat Eric Hammond and Chris Fisher.

Yates and Tuplin played their first and only game of the night as they took on Tony and Hob, and dished out a 2-0 beating.

The other semi final will be Tony and Mark against Shaun and Carl, as they both won their respective quarter finals 2-0.