Gratwick fin­ishes with a darts 170 max­i­mum

Te Awamutu Courier - - News - BY COLIN THORSEN

Gene Gratwick’s 170 fin­ish was a high­light of WMC Hunter’s 14-9 win over Mis­fits in week six of Te Awa­mutu Darts cham­pi­onship.

Gratwick threw triple 20, triple 20, bulls­eye for a fan­tas­tic fin­ish to one of his five games.

Max­i­mum scores of 180 oc­cur reg­u­larly in this com­pe­ti­tion but fin­ishes of 170 are rare. There were also three scores of 171 thrown. Hunters’ Mike Hawker and Da­mon War­brick threw triple 19 three times with three darts, as did Mis­fits’ Shaun Du­val.

War­brick and Shane Cluitt played a key role in get­ting WMC Hunters home, both win­ning all their five matches.

Rose­town Rock­ets main­tained their per­fect start to the cham­pi­onship, chalk­ing up their fifth win down­ing War­riors 18-5.

Trent Framp­ton, Ken McDowall and Jamie Te Nana all went through the night un­beaten for Rose­town Rock­ets.

In­di­vid­ual match high­light was David Scott’s 180.

Last year’s cham­pi­ons Ohaupo¯ ¯ are the only other un­beaten team. David Bow­ers threw his sixth 180 of the cham­pi­onship help­ing O¯ haupo¯ to an em­phatic 20-3 vic­tory over win­less Rose­town Rebels.

Rebels started pos­i­tively by halv­ing the triples 1-1, win­ning one of the three pairs and win­ning the se­cond of 18 sin­gles matches to trail only 4-3. But that proved to be their lot as O¯ haupo¯ went into over­drive.

In divi­sion two, WMC Dragons have joined RSA All­sorts at the top of the leader­board af­ter beat­ing O¯ haupo¯ Tigers 9-6 and RSA All­sorts lost to RSA Bombers 9-6.

Vic­tory was sweet for WMC Dragons who a week ear­lier had been pipped 8-7 by Ohaupo Tigers.

The Dragons led 5-4 af­ter the pairs, only to drop the first two sin­gles to trail 6-5. Their vic­tory was sealed by win­ning the four re­main­ing sin­gles matches.

RSA Bombers did their club­mates no favours up­set­ting the com­pe­ti­tion lead­ers RSA All­sorts.

Andy Jamieson was the stand out player win­ning 4/4 games for the Bombers. Team­mate Jo­ce­lyn Dunn fea­tured with starts of 116 and 106.

Rose­town Thorns stayed in touch with the front run­ners, se­cur­ing their third win down­ing WMC Raiders 9-6.

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