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Article: A Look Back in Time - Alan Towe 2001-01-17

A Look Back in Time - Alan Towe 2001-01-17

Pat Koyce, current leader of the Bass Breweries sponsored Minworth Social Individual League suffered a set back to his title hopes when he finished on the wrong side of a 3-0 scoreline in his game with Ian Humphries. However, Koyce did bounce back with a 2-1 success against Paul Spiers to give him a total points of 96. Humphries holds on to sixth place with 78points.

Reigning champion Dave Shorthouse is again mounting his challenge. In second spot on 94 points Shorthouse chalked up two very useful straight 3-0 wins over Richie Shenton and Dean Grainger. This coupled with the fact that he has a game in hand on Koyce leaves Shorthouse in a very good position.

Hitting 180’s this week are Trevor Frost (2), Dave Shorthouse, Jason Gilbert, Dean Grainger and Steve Davis.


In division two of the BDO Inter Counties Championship West Midlands play hosts to Sussex this weekend. Playing at the Club 99, Tat Bank Road, Oldbury, West Midlands are desperate to begin a winning run to guarantee they do not have an end of season relegation battle.

Chosen to play are, Men’s ‘A’:- T.Aldridge, I.Jones, D.Robbins, M.James, A.Arnold, S.Penwright, A.Singh, C.Davies, J.Platt, N.Walters, G.Taylor, P.Johnson, Men’s ‘B’:- I.Hartland, J.Biggs, F.Johnson, S.Brindley, R.Johnson, R.Kinsella, C.Francis, J.Parsons, V.Lloyd, B.Hadley, M.Tibbetts, F.Parsons, Women’s ‘A’:- C.Hobbs, G.Cook, A.Perry, R.Mycock, D.Tolley, C.Downing, Women’s ‘B’:- J.Hubbard, F.Allen, S.Smith, V.Arnold, A.Barnett, T.Johnston, Reserves:- J.Cox, A.Jones, B.Phillips, D.Harvey.


After nine fixtures KCA remain undefeated in the Aston Manor League, but nevertheless they are still only two points ahead of their nearest rivals Heartlands.

A reminder to all league members that the entries for the singles and doubles knockouts must be in by the next meeting, which is on Saturday 4th February. Entry fee for the singles is £1.00 and the doubles £2.00.


In the Longwood Winter League it may be the Red Lion, Polesworth, but their two teams are simply poles apart. In division one their team is top of the table on seven points from a possible eight. However, in division two Red Lion are bottom of the table without a single point from their four games.

In division two Two Gates Club have lost their pole position and dropped to third place after suffering a 6-2 defeat at Cue Sports, Cue moving up to second place. Wilnecote Club have taken over the top spot following their 5-3 win at the Hopwas Club, Wilnecote maintaining their 100% record.

Royal Oak have moved off the foot of the table after recording their first win of the campaign, a 6-3 success at home to Red Lion (Polesworth).


The Small Heath League have been engaged in their singles knockout. Taking the honours with a final victory over Red Hill’s Dave Bourne was Tony Randell who was representing the Custard House.

Losing semi finalists were Gerry McCormack (Saltley Flights) and Kevin Maloney (Custard House).


Supported by Red Dragon Darts

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