Gar­cia and Whit­field set for Derek Light­foot 180s fi­nal show­down

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - In Business -

ON Mon­day night in the Widnes & Dis­trict Darts League, the Derek Light­foot 180s Cup com­pe­ti­tion got un­der­way.

In the pre-lims, Brian Dut­ton got the night started tak­ing the first con­test in two straight legs which was quickly fol­lowed by Kevin Gar­cia, again two straight legs.

Mike Howard turned up the heat in his sec­ond leg hit­ting two 180s and checked out with a 16-dart dis­play to ad­vance to the first round. Glyn Owen also went through with­out con­ced­ing a leg and Ste Whit­field with a 180 in each leg of darts fin­ish­ing with a 15-darter fol­lowed the trend. Dave Pow­ell needed a de­cid­ing leg of darts to go through as did John Bowles, de­spite an open­ing 17 dart leg.

An­thony Hall opened with a 19-dart game and mo­ments later he was through to round one.

In the first round, John Bowles opened with an 18 dart game and quickly took the sec­ond leg.

Jack Dunn claimed his first leg with a 157 check­out, but needed a de­cid­ing 17 dart dis­play to go through.

Ste Whit­field took out his team­mate James Holden in straight legs, be­fore two quick­fire 16 darters saw Kev Gar­cia storm through.

Mike Howard knocked out team­mate Brian Dut­ton in two legs, Alec McGill kept up the qual­ity as he pro­gressed with­out drop­ping a leg as did Tony Jackson in the next.

The fi­nal game in the round saw Dave Pow­ell open with a 19 dart leg of darts. How­ever, two su­perb 15 legs of darts saw Karl Windisch turn it around to take the fi­nal quar­ter-fi­nal spot.

In the quar­ter-fi­nals, Ste Whit­field took the open­ing leg with the help of a 180 but was pushed to a de­cid­ing leg be­fore go­ing through to the semi-fi­nals.

Kev Gar­cia dom­i­nated his next game with a pair of rapid 18-dart legs and his team­mate Tony Jackson joined him in the semi-fi­nals as he went through in two straight legs.

The last place for the fi­nal four went to John Bowles as he went through with an open­ing 19 dart game which was soon added to in a 2-0 win.

In the semi-fi­nals, Ste Whit­field con­tin­ued the stan­dard he had shown all night, start­ing with a 19-dart leg of darts. And with his fourth 180 on the night in his sec­ond leg he was through to the fi­nal.

Tony Jackson found him­self up against team­mate Kev Gar­cia. Tony opened with an 18-darter to take the early ad­van­tage, but Kev, who had been de­liv­er­ing ex­cel­lent ● darts, upped the stakes as he re­sponded with a 14-dart dis­play of his own. And af­ter 17 darts in the fi­nal leg, it was all over as Kev booked his place in Fi­nals Night to­mor­row evening at the Mill Brow to take on Ste Whit­field.

Kev Gar­cia will take on Ste Whit­field in the fi­nal of the Derek Light­foot 180s Cup to­mor­row evening.

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