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Article: Darts News – A West Midlands Round Up By Alan Towe

Darts News – A West Midlands Round Up By Alan Towe

Riley’s Sports Bar, Solihull staged the latest of their ever increasingly popular Last Sunday in the Month Open’s and taking the top prize of £110 was Mike McFall.
In the semi finals McFall handed out a straight 5-0 defeat to Pete Shipley while from the other half of the draw Neil Parsonage won by the same scoreline against Dan White. The final was more evenly fought with McFall coming out of the contest as the 6-3 winner.
As runner up Parsonage received £70 and there was £20 each for both Shipley and White.
The playoff for the last four in the Plate competition saw Jake Webster beat Chris Millward 3-2 and Steve Cain win 3-1 against Matthew Cain. Webster was again taken to a deciding leg in the final by Steve Cain but it was Jake Webster who collected the winners £40 and Cain £20.

2016-05-29 - Riley^s Last Sunday in the Month Plate Winner Jake Webster and Organiser Sue Kingdon

Full Results:Main Competition:Semi Finals:- Mike McFall 5 Pete Shipley 0, Dan White 0 Neil Parsonage 5, Final:- Mike Mcfall 6 Neil Parsonage 3, Plate Competition:Semi Finals:- Jake Webster 3 Chris Millward 2, Steve Cain 3 Matthew Cain 1, Final:- Jake Webster 3 Steve Cain 2.

2016-05-29 - Riley^s Last Sunday in the Month Winner Mike McFall and Organiser Sue Kingdon

With the domestic issues all sorted the Sheldon and District Winter League were involved in the finals of their divisional league cups and their M & B Cup.
In the final of the premier division competition league runners up Crown at Shard End had a 7-2 win over Saltley Amateur Gardeners who finished sixth in the table on the same 22 points as third placed Langley Hall Sports and Social Arrows but with an inferior average.
The division one final was a close 5-4 affair with fifth placed Crown-Forget-Me-Not just getting the verdict over Iron Horse who ended the season in third place level on 30 points with runners up Highwood KB’s.
The division two game was a real one sided event with Crown Arrows, the divisional champions running out 8-1 winners against Greville Arms who ended the season in seventh place in the table.
The final of the M & B Cup was fought out between bottom of the premier division East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association and Sheldon Heath Social who won the wooden spoon in division one.
Despite being one division lower than their opponents Sheldon Heath Social put up a brave fight but it was East Birmingham who eventually got the 5-4 result.
Full Results:Divisional League Cup:Finals:Premier Division:- Crown at Shard End 7 (A.Mayell 100b, M.Partridge 100b,100,140, M.Cooper 100, N.Parsonage 2x100, K.Deeley 2x100, P.Shipley 2x100, K.Reynolds 140, J.Prince 140, C.King 2x100) Saltley Amateur Gardeners 2 (J.Webster 100, S.Winters 100, T.White 2x100, J.Phipps 120), Division One:- Crown-Forget-Me-Not 5 (W.Griffiths 140, T.Gough 100b, A.Smith 100) Iron Horse 4 (R.Earl 2x100,140, J.Green 100, T.Rainsford 121,122, D.Mortiboys 100, D.Kilbey 106), Division Two:- Crown Arrows 8 (J.Gaskin 140, K.White 101, D.White 100, M.Gilbert 100) Greville Arms 1 (A.Hawkins 112b,100), M & B Cup:Final:- East Birminggham Allotment Holders Association 5 (P.Carey 100, D.Horley 101) Shelodn Social 4 (M.Tilley 100, C.Cotter 128b, M.Gary 100).
Week four in the Kings Norton League and in division one it’s Court Oak who once again are setting the pace. After going through last season’s fixture card undefeated Court Oak have continued in their winning ways in division one having won all four of their opening games in the current season the latest of which was a convincing 7-0 success away to newcomers E57.
West Heath have taken over the number two spot from The Coppice after beating them 4-3 to leave them two points behind Court Oak.
In the second division Rubery RBL lead the way with an unbeaten six points from their first three games but they had to fight for their recent away win against next to bottom Billesley as they returned with a close 4-3 result.
Grant Arms are also undefeated in their first three fixtures and are on the same six points as the leading duo while Coldstream suffered their first defeat in four when they went down 6-1 at Cotteridge Social and drop one place to third.
Full Results:Week 4:Division One:- The Coppice 3 (D.Hill 140, A.Chidley 3x100, M.Mooney 100) West Heath 4 (K.Hall 100), Stirchley United 6 (T.Jeffs 100b, S.Riddick 100, K.Mason 100, C.Ryan 100, C.Ryan 180) Toby Jug ‘A’ 1 (S.Knowles 125, A.Deeley 100, D.Hodges 100, S.Hodges 100,117), E57 0 (J.Calt 103b, B.Morgan 2x100, N.Porter 106b,100, B.bonas 100) Court Oak 7 (D.Bourne 123,122,140, K.Bedder 100,140, V.Gould 100, J.Best 100, S.Hykin 100, S.Pasetti 100), Reds 3 (C.Singleton 100, L.Law 2x100, C.Burke 104) Hillyfields 4 (K.Drain 100,108b, M.Malone 100, A.Vaughan 100, A.Harvey 100,120, Joe Fox 2x100), Division Two:- Kings Heath 3 (D.Parish 121, S.Morris 2x100,122, T.Holder 100f, G.Stokes 119) Weoley Hill Cricket Club 4 (M.Lloyd 120, D.Barnickle 100, J.Cole 2x100, L.Brown 100, N.Procter 100, A.Meredith 2x100), Cotteridge Social 6 (C.Harman 135, P.Smith 100 121, T.Young 100, Matt Ivory 100,140, J.Isham 135) Coldstream 1 (S.Ager 125, B.Moore 100, P.McCormack 123, S.Nolan 140), Toby Jug Flights 0 (B.Roberts 120b, G.Smith 108b) Kings Norton Ex Serviceman’s Club 7 (S.Carr 100, K.Gater 144, S.Brown 100), Billesley 3 (S.Moore 100) Rubery RBL 4 (P.Medlicott 100, D.Lowndes 121).
Boldmere St Mike’s and The Beehive took their unbeaten run to five games in division one of the Sutton and District League the former winning 7-2 against bottom team Pint Pot Flights to give them a slight lead on average over Beehive who won 6-3 against Golden Hind Arrows. Third placed Old Oscott Arrows kept within two points of the leading pair with a 6-3 win over next to bottom of the table Red Lion.
In division two St Thomas’s Club held on to pole position with a 6-3 home win over Erdington Club who drop from third to fourth while second placed The Boot were 8-1 winners in their home tie with Boldmere Tap. Taking over the third place from Erdington is Golden Hind after a 6-3 home win against The Park, all three of the top teams are on eight points.
Full Results:Week 5:Division One:- Bishop Vesey 6 Plough and Arrows 3, The Beehive 6 Golden Hind Arrows 3, Old Oscott Arrows 6 Red Lion 3, Boldmere St Mike’s 7 Pint Pot Flights 2, Division Two:- Rosey Mac’s 0 The Oak Boys 9, St Thomas’s Club 6 Erdington Club 3, Golden Hind 6 The Park 3, The Boot 8 Boldmere Tap 1.
Division one of the Forest of Arden Summer League saw second from top Highwood KB held to a 4-4 draw in their away game against Greville Arrows who move up one place to third from bottom, leaders Journeys End returned to winning ways beating their visitors Crown Arrows 7-1 to put them one point ahead of Highwood KB and Ivy Leaf, Ivy Leaf handing out an 8-0 whitewash to their hosts Chelmsley Town.
In division two Journeys End Flights took their unbeaten run to four games with a 6-2 away win over third in the table Crown Arrow Flights and at the same time open up a four points gap between them and chasing pair Highwood Arms and Riley’s Resurrected who both have a game in hand on the leaders.  
Full Results:Division One:- Highwood KB 4 (G.Thomas 2x100, N.Wykes 3x100, T.Constable 3x100, T.Hobbis 4x100,123,125,140, N.Burns 180, W.Cooper 100) Greville Arrows 4 (D.Ryecroft 4x100,140, D.Duggan 6x100,2x140,180, L.Powell 100), Journeys End 7 (A.Kavanagh 3x140,100, W.Naylor 2x140,125,2x100,123,121,180, L.Barberan 2x100, P.Shipley 2x100,140, J.Jennings 121,3x100,140,125,18014 darts game, A.Howell 140, S.Whatmore 100,115) Crown Arrows 1 (R.Vann 100, D.White 2x100,140, S.Moran 2x100, F.Naylor 140), Chelmsley Town 0 (D.Cox 111,106, N.Lumley 2x100) Ivy Leaf 8 (P.Ashford 100,121,2x140, G.Clinton 100,125,134, R.Jelly 2x100,121, D.Williams 2x100, D.Field 100, R.Lawrence 3x100), Division Two:- Highwood Arms 5 (A.Thurman 100, C.Horsley 4x100, P.Thorley 2x121, B.Anderton 100) Inn On The Green 3 (S.Carter 125, M.Green 2x100, M.Gilmartin 3x100), Crown Arrows Flights 2 (J.Gaskin 2x100, L.Vann 100,140, M.Bown 3x100,129,136,140, P.Carter 100,104f) Journeys End Flights 6 (M.Tilley 125, J.Norris 125,140,100, S.Kennedy 3x100,140,115, A.Edwards 100,140,134, S.Edwards 100, C.Roberts 125).
The top two players in the Shirley Red Lion Premier League have swapped places and returning to the top of the table is Mick Gorst who in week five had 3-1 wins over Paul Higgins and Pete Silver plus a 3-2 win over Ken Hopton to give him 30 points. Former leader Chris Thomas who dropped one lace to second had 3-0 wins against both Paul Higgins and Andy Hoy to put him on 29 points just one short of Gorst after both players have completed ten games. Mark Gwalchmai moves up another two places to third, five points adrift of Gorst after beating Dave Fisher and Anthony Daly 3-2 and Tom Bent 3-1.  
Fourth and fifth in the table Pete Silver and Steve Sidwell are both on 24 points, however Silver does have games in hand on all three players above him.
Full Results:Week 5:- Mick Gorst (130f) 3 Paul Higgins 1, Ken Hopton 1 Pete Silver 3, Julian Harris (114f) 1 Steve Sidwell (120f,18 darts game) 3, Tom Bent 2 Lee Harris 3, Mikey Harris (180) 1 Steve Heeks 3, Antony Daly (112f) 2 Mick Bown 3, M Gwalchmai (14 darts game) 3 Dave Fisher 2, Tony Daly 1 Stuart Dixon 3, Steve Thomas 0 Chris Thomas 3, Andy Hoy 1 Lee Harris 3, Ken Hopton 2 Mick Gorst 3, Paul Higgins (180,124f) 3 Tom Bent 2, Steve Heeks 0 Pete Silver (180) 3, Steve Thomas 0 Dave Fisher 3, Mick Bown 3 Julian Harris 0, Stuart Dixon 0 Mikey Harris 3, Antony Daly 2 Mark Gwalchmai 3, Steve Sidwell 3 Tony Daly 1, Chris Thomas 3 Andy Hoy 0, Lee Harris 3 Dave Fisher 0, Mikey Harris 3 Mick Bown 0, Pete Silver 1 Mick Gorst 3, Mark Gwalchmai 1 Tom Bent 3.
It was cup semi final week in the Small Heath League and in the League Cup second in the league Holy Gulp lost to fourth placed Wagon and Horses while league leaders East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association won against Mitre who are third in the table.
Just one result from the Consolation Cup semi’s which saw Cob’s Bar defeat Mosley All Service.
Full Results:League Cup:Semi Finals:- Holy Gulp lost to Wagon and Horses, East Birmingham Allotment Holders Association beat Mitre, Consolation Cup:Semi Finals:- Moseley All Service lost to Cob’s Bar.
The top two teams in the Camp Hill League Cotterills Lane Club and Holy Gulp squared up to each other this week and Cotterills consolidated their number one position with a 5-2 victory which with 22 points gives them a four points lead over Holy Gulp plus they have played one game fewer than Gulp.
Third in the table Hay Mills Lions won 6-1 against Devil’s Club to leave them just two points behind Holy Souls.
Full Results:Week 12:- Station Flights 1 Wagon and Horses 6, Holy Gulp 2 Cotterills Lane Club 5, Hay Mills Lions 6 Devil’s Club 1, New Inns 1 Grange Social Club 6.
Congratulations to Samson and Lion who by the narrowest of margins have won the Pensnett and Bromley Tuesday Night League, they finished the season with a total of 30 points with 85 legs for and 34 against while runners up The Bridge also amassed 30 points but with 84 legs for and 35 against losing the title by just one leg of average, it doesn’t come any closer than that.
With just one fixture remaining in the Bilston and District League Lanesfield RBL have ousted Bilston Conservative Club from their fourth placed and knocked them down to fifth after beating them 5-2, Allens Sports Bar ‘A’ have replaced the Conservative club in fourth place after their 6-1 win at Triangle Snooker Club, both Allens ‘A’ and Bilston Conservative Club have 50 points the former having a superior average.
Leaders The Nutan added another fine 6-1 win at Red Lion to their tally making it 34 wins in 35 games, second placed Tilted Barrel went one better by beating White Hart ‘A’ 7-0 but they are still not guaranteed the runner s up spot as they and Lanesfield RBL are both on 58 points with one to play.
Full Results:- 44 Club 6 The Orange Tree 1, Allens Sports Bar ‘B’ 6 Malones 1, Bilston Conservative Club 2 Lanesfield RBL 5, Red Lion 1 The Nutan 6, Rocket Pool 5 Golden Cue 2, Tilted Barrel 7 White Hart ‘A’ 0, Tipton Conservative Club 2 Bilston Conservative Club ‘A’ 5, Triangle Snooker Club 1 Allens Sports Bar ‘A’ 6, White Hart ‘B’ 5 Great Western 2.
A 9-0 win by Staffordshire Knot over St Mary’s ‘B’ in the Wednesbury and Darlaston Wednesday Night League has given the winners a total of 79 points at the top of the table while the losers drop down to the foot of the table on 16 points. Former bottom of the table team Spring Cottage had a 6-3 win away to Civil Defence who are just above them in the table.
Full Results:Week 13:- Red Lion 3 St Mary’s ‘A’ 6, Civil Defence 3 Spring Cottage 6, St Mary’s ‘B’ 0 Staffordshire Knot 9, T and R Bar 4 Horse and Jockey 5.
The semi finals of the Blackcountry Windscreens Trophy was on the fixture card for the Hilltop Friendly Tuesday Night League both games finishing with a 6-1 result as league leaders Dewdrop defeated Island Inn who are fourth in the league and second in the league table The Vine accounted for Merry-Go-Round who are in the bottom half of the table. The league’s top two teams with now face up to each other in the final.
Full Results:Semi Finals:- Dewdrop 6 Island Inn 1, The Vine 6 Merry-Go-Round 1.
Its close at the top of the Halesowen Monday Night Ladies League as leaders White Horse won 6-1 against Round of Beef and second placed The Bell won 4-3 away to third placed Spring Meadow to leave the top two teams level on points.
Full Results:- Townsend ‘B’ 5 Hare and Hounds 2, The Widders 1 Townsend ‘B’ 6, White Horse 6 Round of Beef 1, Spring Meadow 3 The Bell 4, Captains Cup:- Townsend ‘B’ beat Hare and Hounds, The Widders beat Townsend ‘B’, White Horse beat Round of Beef, Spring Meadow lost to The Bell.
Division one of the Wolverhampton Tuesday Night League saw leaders Riley’s ‘C’ beat third in the table Gilberts Bar 6-1 to give them a perfect score of 18 points from their nine games. Second in the division Ashmore Inn were also 6-1 winners away to Roebuck and although they trail the leaders by six points they could close that gap to two as they have two games in hand.
In the second division there were wins for the top five teams so there is no change as leaders Dog and Partridge and fourth and fifth placed Boat and Sunbeam were all 6- 1 winners in turn against Red Lion, Ukrainian Club and Wednesfield Legion ‘B’ while second and third in the table Riley’s ‘A’ and Pavilion had much closer 4-3 win against respective opponents Pendulum and Bird in Hand.
Full Results:Division One:- Bradmore ‘A’ 4 Penn Bowling 3, Riley’s ‘C’ 6 Gilberts Bar 1, Roebuck 1 Ashmore Inn 6, Wednesfield FC 5 Riley’s ‘D’ 2, Division Two:- Boat 6 Ukrainian Club 1, Bull 2 Woodfield Social 5, Pavilion 4 Bird in Hand 3, Pendulum 3 Riley’s ‘A’ 4, Red Lion 1 Dog and Partridge 6, Sunbeam 6 Wednesfield Legion ‘B’ 1, Wednesfield Legion ‘C’ 4 Lanesfield Legion 3.
The Netherton Thursday Night League have got their 2016 season underway and kicking off the new season in a big way was Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club who had the best possible start as they won 7-0 away to White Horse, Dudley Sports and Social were close behind with their 6-1 win at home against The Widders, then comes Bulls Head, Crown and Fairfield all 5-2 winners in turn against White Swan, Delph Bell ‘A’ and Delph Bell ‘B’.
Full Results:Week 1:- Delph Bell ^B^ 2 Fairfield 5, Dudley Sports 6 The Widders 1, Bulls Head 5 White Swan 2, White Horse 0 Dudley Ex Serviceman’s Club 7, The Crown 5 Delph Bell ^A^ 2.

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