Rosetown Rockets powered their way to an upset 14-9 win over last year’s winners O¯ haupo¯ in week seven of Te Awamutu Darts championship.
The win has propelled unbeaten Rosetown Rockets to the outright competition lead.
Rosetown Rockets won the pairs 2-1 and were never headed thereafter, winning both the first and second legs of the singles 4-2 before honours were shared 3-3 in the third leg of singles. The triples were halved 1-1.
All the games were hotly contested with no player on either team going through the night unbeaten.
Individual match highlight was the three 180s thrown by David Scott and Jamie Te Nana (Rosetown Rockets) and Dayne Daniels (O¯ haupo¯ ).
O¯ haupo¯ sits on its own in second place with a five wins, one loss record.
WMC Hunters chalked up their fourth win to remain in third spot, downing winless Rosetown Rebels 15-8.
Rebels started with a hiss and a roar winning the triples 2-0 and were on even terms, 3-3, after the completion of the pairs.
Chances of Rebels pulling an upset victory took a nosedive, however, in the first leg of the singles won six-zip by WMC Hunters.
Rebels did well to recover, drawing the second leg of singles 3-3 before dropping the third leg 4-2.
Hunters’ Steve Waldron threw his first 180 of the championship round.
Misfits recorded their second win pipping Tungstens 12-11 in the closest match of the night.
The winning and losing of this tight match came in the triples and pairs won 2-0 and 2-1 by Misfits. Tungstens fought back winning the first leg of singles 4-2 to trail 6-5 but could only share honours over the remaining 12 singles.
Tungstens’ Daryl Wheeler gave his team some joy by throwing a 180.
In division two, WMC Dragons and RSA Allsorts remain top of the leaderboard each with five wins after beating RSA Bombers 12-3 and Rosetown Thorns 9-6 respectively.
Dave Jack, Paul Cleaver and Kathy Webb all recorded 4/4 wins for WMC Dragons, while Mike Heays did likewise for RSA Allsorts.
O¯ haupo¯ Tigers chalked up their fourth win beating WMC Raiders 9-6. Gerry Heelscoat and Aaron Allen (O¯ haupo¯ Tigers) had a good night, both nailing 4/4 wins.
David Scott threw a 180 for Rosetown Rockets against O¯ haupo¯ on Tuesday night.