Skegness Darts League
The league fixtures ended in farce as 3 of the scheduled games were not played, leaving only 4 games to take place, 2 in each division.
This has been my most challenging season as secretary/treasurer, starting with losing a major sponsor and with teams dropping out, teams not fielding a side or turning up with 4 players, cancelled games that have been difficult to rearrange, its been more than tough at times.
I really think that unless radical rule changes are brought into place next season, including the amount of players needed to field a team, the demise of the league will continue.
It has been the strongest league I can ever remember, while team numbers are dwindling , the quality of players in the league has been immense, and each competition has been fierce, so obviously we are doing something right.
Now is not the time to start saying do this and do that, the time for suggestions and rule changes is on AGM night in September.
We have a few issues still to settle in the league, next week Friday 8th June see’s the cup semi finals and final take place at the Ex Service with a 7-30 start, Barkham arms, Seaview Next Tuesday, Rowdy Mob, and Ex Service Sports, all need to be there at 7-15 for the draw and a 7-30 start, 15th June is League singles at SeaviewPub Skegness then presentation night on 22nd June at Workingmens Club with Dean Winstanley
Sid Dennis and Sons ltd Division 1
Seaview next tuesday were gifted the league title, as Cricket club couldnt field a side, Cricket Club are relegated, Barkham arms again couldn’t field a side and Liberal Club were gifted a 9-3 win, a result that keeps them in the division.
Rowdy mob took on Ex Service Sports and shared the singles 3-3 , Sports then took the first doubles with Steve Wolsetholme 2 x 100, 140, and Pete Evans 2 x 100, 2 x 125, but missing 2 good hands in Brad Martin, and Gary Garton the Rowdy mob took the last 2 doubles to end up 7-5 winners and secure the runners up spot, Ex Service 501’s took on Dartaholics, and ended up convincing 11-1 winners to finish the season in 3rd place.
Sid Dennis and sons ltd Div 2
Red Arrows had the gift of a 9-3 win over Vine, and are Champions, runners up spot was up for grabs, and Seaview Raiders were in that position taking on Wmc Aces, and it was a simple equation.
Aces needed to win and they were runners up, Phil Muggeson 100, 134, got the Aces off to the perfect start winning the opening singles, the Raiders then took the next 3 with Peter East 100, 125, 140, Kieran Steven Emsen 100, 138, and Steven Benidorm Emsen 2 x 125, to lead 3-1, Aces then took the last 2 pairs with Mick Jones amd Mick Seager to leave the singles all square at 3 all, and all to play for in the doubles, and when the aces took the opening doubles to lead 5-3 it was well and truly game on.
The Raiders took the next to level at 5-5, step up father and son partnership of the Emsen’s and it was the old man Steve who sunk the winning double to give the Raiders the win 7-5 and move into Division 1 next year, if only for a season.
The Seaview have really been the team to beat in this division, having had a poor start to the season, in the bottom half of the table after Christmas, they have turned their season round, and well done to them.
Welcome Hillbillies rooted at the foot of the table, found themselves 4-2 up in the singles over Liberal Us, and dreaming of their second league win of the season, only to see their opponents take the first 2 doubles to lead 6-4, but it wasn’t to be the great escape for the liberal, as Hillbillies took the final doubles to square the match 6-6
the Seaview £1000 singles qualifiers continue with
Thur 7th June Skegness ex service club 8pm
Sat 9th June SeaviewPub Skegness 1.30
Sun 10th June Skegness liberal social club 1.30
Tues 12th June Duke of Wellington Midville 8pm
Sat 23rd June Skegness liberal social club 1.30
Sun 24th June SeaviewPub Skegness 1.30 last chance
Hewson’s Battle bus took place on Sunday and what a fantastic day it was, with all players donning a team Rob, or a team Sam shirt, travelling from pub to pub, starting at the SeaviewPub Skegness at midday, then to the Ship Ingoldmells, and then on to the The Grange pub an bed an breakfast Chapel, and ending up at Ship Bar-Restaurant Skegness, ending at 9 PM a lot of darts thrown during the course of the day, with both Rob Hewson and Sam Hewson hitting 180’s galore, double, double finishes and bull finishes, the people on the bus really grasped the team concept, and were vocal all day, like a football crowd.
The boys only lost 1 game each all day first it was Kristian Thein who hit 2 x 180 in one leg, to defeat Rob Hewson, and at the last pub it was Wayne Clark who gained a 2-1 victory over Sam Hewson, and would you believe the final score was Team Rob 13 and team Sam 13 perfect end to a perfect day, my personal thanks to the 2 young men for agreeing to the bus, the 4 pubs that took part and of course all you people on the bus for your continued support and buying the tickets, without you these days would not happen, far too many to mention, but again thank you , and on to the next one now