Darts: Blue Bars are in the pink with league title

BLUE Bars secured the Larne and District Darts League league title with a week to go, following a 7–1 victory against the Vandevelles KD.

Blues’ R. Mann had a leg of 18 darts and B. Galway checked out on 100 (T20:

20: D10), while Vandevelles’ C. Rees had a two-dart checkout of 98 (T20: D19).

The Coast Road Inn were the biggest winners of the night with an 8–0 victory over Islandmagee. Ballylumford were 6–2 victors against the Rooms, thanks in part to W. Gilbert’s 19-dart leg.

St. Johns were 5–3 victors at the No. 1 Club. Saints’ C. King had a leg of 21 darts.

A second 5–3 score line saw Rangers ‘B’ victorious over L.I.P.S. with the help of a 21-darter by J. Steele while LIPS playrt M. McCowan had a leg of 20.

The final result of the evening saw L.T.O.B. and Jays Rangers share the points. Old Boy J. Maguire hit 180 twice, and for the Jays D. Jenkins had two legs of 21 darts.

In a re-arranged match, Rangers ‘ B’ were 5 – 3 winners over Jays Rangers. Rangers M. Wilson hit 180, J. Steele had a checkout of 114 (T20: 14: D20), I. Mulholland had a checkout of 80 (T20: 6: D7) and D. Ward had a leg of 21 darts. Jays S. McCrystal had a leg of 20 and D. Jenkins 21, which included a checkout of 72

Match details:

Islandmagee 0, Coast Road Inn 8 – D. Montgomery (24): B. Guiller: I. Wilson: A. Wilson: C. Cameron (26):

C. Irwin: M. Sloan (26): A. Reid.

Vandevelles KD 1 – C. Rees (24), Blue Bars 7 – J. Hughes (25): B. Galway (21): J. Wilson (25 & 22): C. Meban (27): R. McHendry (26): R. Mann (18): I. McCalmont.

Ballylumford 6 – T. Burns (23 & 23): M. McMillen: W. Gilbert (19): B. Little (22 & 27): D. McAllister:

G. Little, The Rooms 2 – W. Young (26): S. McIlwaine.

No. 1 Club 3 – J. McIlhinney: S. Craig: C. Brimley, St. Johns 5 – C. King (21 & 27): G. Ballantine (27):

S. Guiller (26): M. Wright: B. McCormick.

Rangers ‘B’ 5 – D. McHendry: G. Falconer: D. Ward: J. Steele (21): T. Steele, L.I.P.S. 3 – M. McCowan (20): C. McNeill (27): M. Cahoon.

L.T.O.B. 4 – R. Linton (24 & 23): K. McAllister (23 & 24): J. Maguire (26 & 22): R. Hickey, Jays Rangers

4 – J. Hastings (27): D. Jenkins (21 & 21): R. Maxwell (24): I. Baston (26 & 22).

Jays Rangers 3 – D. Wallace (27): R. Maxwell: D. Jenkins (21), Rangers ‘B’ 5 – A. Clements (24): T. Steele: J. Steele: I. Mulholland: D. Ward (21 & 27).

Tomorrow (Friday’s) matches:

Vandevelles KD v Rangers ‘B’

Larne Legion v Islandmagee

Coast Road Inn v No. 1 Club

St. Johns v Ballylumford

The Rooms v L.T.O.B.

Jays Rangers v Blue Bars

Bye - L.I.P.S.