The first game of Round 11 was held between the Avenel Steeltips and the Railway Renegades.
It was the final game for Renegades captain and long-time association servant Royce Kilroy, as he starts a new chapter of his journey in a new state.
Unfortunately, the Renegades were unable to send their captain off with a win, the Steeltips proving too strong on the night with a 7-4 victory.
Steeltips’ Rob Walden was quiet by his standards, finishing with two tons and a 121; captain Rick Wylie threw two tons and a high peg of 84; Liz Henzell lobbed in a 140 and Adam Lynch had his eye in, finishing the night with four tons and a very impressive round-high peg of 158. Well done Lynchy.
The ’Gades’ Keiffer McKenzie slammed in two tons; Ricky Kozlowski was creative and threw a 134 while Scott Oakley slammed in a 116 and 135.
John Porter continues his good form with three tons, a 125, 134 and team-high 77 peg.
The Broadford Vikings went toe-to-toe with the POW Rebels in game two, with the Vikings taking a landslide 10-1 win to continue to cement their spot in the top two.
The Vikings’ Peter Myles was methodical throwing five tons, a 105 and high peg of 54.
Mark Ruddick had another good night throwing a ton, two 120s, 121 and a game-high peg of 76. Graeme Hogg managed a 121 and captain Mark Jones speared in a 127 and 140.
It was another bad night for the Rebels but Colleen Holley flew the flag.
She finished with a ton, a high peg of 60 and she won her singles match against the Vikings’ captain to provide her team with their solitary victory for the night.
The Golf Club Aces hosted the POW Misfits in a match expected to be a ripper.
The Aces took the win comfortably in the end with a 7-4 victory that keeps them a game clear of the teams beneath them.
Steve Raynor threw three tons and a 140 for the Aces; Dan Raynor had a ton and a 140 while Emily Will was the standout and continues her purple patch of form with five tons, a 121, 125 and 140.
The Misfits’ highlights for the evening were a ton to Brian Forge, two tons to Geoff Maggs, a 115 for Michelle Halfpenny and Beau Maggs’ two tons and a 101.
The POW 26ers took on the Royal Rascals in game four and the 26ers continued to push their case for a top-four finish.
The 26ers took the points, and their 8-3 victory was made even more impressive as they played without their captain and best player.
Steve Ash stood up on the night and led the way with a ton, 114, 121 and 140.
Ben McPherson continues to impress, winning games against more experienced opposition, and also managed to throw a 133.
Mitch McGuinness had the team-high peg of 48.
The Rascals’ highlights included a ton for Brendan Rogers and Stuart Crockett who returned to form with three tons and a 120.
In the final game of the round, the POW Kings took on the Bottom Pub Pirates.
The Kings put on a masterclass, taking home the points with an 8-3 victory.
The long list of highlights for the Kings included a 138 for Jarrod Duggin; five tons to Ray Maloney; a 135 for Shane Rhue; and Dave Kennett was unstoppable with three tons, a 135, three 140s, two 180s and a game-high peg of 88. Great game, Dave.
The Pirates, who battled hard all night, were Andrew Harrison who managed a 115; Steve Kilroy who threw two tons; and Dale Trafford who threw a 140 to mark his first ton in competition darts.
Captain Dan Kilroy chucked four tons and a 140 with a team high peg of 50 to complete round 11.
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— Daniel Kilroy