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Article: Red Dragon Bridgend Winter Premier League

Red Dragon Bridgend Winter Premier League

There were some cracking darts thrown from the off in the Bracey’s Premier division with John Picton hitting a league equalling 10 darter in his second leg. Making him the 4th player to do so in the league, and keeping everyone wondering, and Nottage Timbers who sponsor the first perfect 9 darter for a £501, not if, but when it’s going to be hit.


During the first three days play it was Josh Williams who pushed himself  to the top of the league to win his first premier league title, closely followed by Glamorgan county player Rob Owen. Third was former prem league winner Tony Davies, with just four points separating the next three players. These were Dai John, John Picton, Sean Fisher, with Andrew Watkins, and Darren Rees finishing in 7th, and 8th position to go into Sunday’s playoff to stay in the premier. Dai Davies, and John Collins were the unlucky two to automatically drop out of the prem, and into division one.


In the premier league, John Picton’s 10 darter was the best leg, with him, and Sean Fisher both hitting 11 180’s during the first 3 days play. Andrew Watkins had the highest out with a 128.


In the JCB Scaffolding division one, it was Mike Huntley, and Steve James who took to two automatic promotion spots into the premier, with Gary Hodgekinson, Clive Carpenter, Aaron Williams, and Allan Morgan going into Sundays playoffs to try and get into the premier division. Wayne Joseph Retained his league position by finishing 7th, and Wayne Carroll, and Chris Hillman going into the lower playoff to try and retain there league one spots. The unlucky two to automatically go down were Hayden Thomas, and Andrew Owen.


Mike Huntley had the best leg, with a 13 darter, Andrew Owen had the most 180’s with ten, and Aaron Williams, and Chris Hillman both had a 156 outshot.


In the Peter Dennis minibus division two it was young county darter Kurt Parry who showed the way, with the “colgate kid” Gareth Braham coming a close second to take the two automatic promotion spots, with Mathew Martin, Chris Dykes, Steve Price, and Steve Price going into Sundays playoffs. Anthony Williams retained his league place by finishing 7th, with Gareth Jones, and Nick Winn going into Sundays lower playoff. Jeff Price, and Ian Williams were the unlucky two to automatically go down.


Chris Dykes took the best leg with a cracking 11 darter. Gareth Braham had the most 180’s with 9, and Mathew Martin had the highest out, and leagues highest overall out with a fine 164.


In the Soap’s dry cleaning sponsored division 3 it was John Davies, and Alannah Waters who took the two top spots, with Richard Williams, Stefon Coombes, Michelle Lloyd, and Liam Squires who went into Sundays playoffs, with Phil James retaining his place in 7th. In Sundays playoffs were Lyndon Philips, and Steve Humphries, with Paul Rumph, and Dean Manning going straight down.


Lyndon Phillips had the most 180’s with 4, and John Davies had the least darts with a 12 darter, and also the highest out with a 161.


In the Menz Barbers division four it was very tight at the top with 10 points separating the top 6, but it was Steve Simmonds, and Dan Thompson who took the top two spots, with Ian Austin, John Clayton, John Hillman, and Kyle Hemming taking the next four playoff spots. Roy Watkins took 7th, with Rhys Griffiths, and John Thomas taking the lower playoff spots. Neil Gibb, and Alan Ward were the unlucky two to go straight down.


Kyle Hemmings had the best leg with a 17 darter, and there were five players with two 180’s, these were Roy Watkins, Kyle Hemmings, Neil Gibb, John Clayton, and Steve Simmonds. Dan Thompson had the highest out with a 131.


In the Seahorse division 5 only two points separated the top 3, but it was Ryan Owen, and Chris Davies who took the top two automatic promotion spots, with John Watkins, Andrew Hillman, Nick Thomas, and Reita Jones taking the playoff spots. Josh Reeve took 7th, with 8-11 looking like Gail Warner, Danielle McKenzie, Tanya Morgan, and Tom Williams.


John Watkins had the best leg with an 18 darter, and also the highest out with a 120, with Andrew Hillman hitting the only 180 hit in this league.


With six under 14’s being there over the first 3 days, a mini league was created in the Crafty Little Creations division 6 for them. It was Thomas Watkins who topped this league, with Callum Joseph runner up, with Keiron Waters, Liam Joseph, and Brandon & Travis Huntley all very close behind.


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