Gratwick finishes with a darts 170 maximum
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.