Paladins on point
Siblings get upper hand against the Rug Rats
DARTS: It has been a neck-and-neck battle all year between Paladins and Rug Rats for the silverware and title of Biggenden Social Dart Club’s champion team.
To make it more interesting and competitive it had been a battle between the siblings and their parents’ team.
But it was Paladins who came out victors, coming from second-last in 2017 to first.
The team, comprising Corey McIntyre, Corey Doyle, Karli Pressler and Jeff Bust, had scored 162 points, four points ahead of their rivals.
Team captain Corey McIntyre said it was good to beat the parents.
“It was a battle but we got there,” he said. “Everyone stepped up.” McIntyre said they all enjoyed their darts.
“Coming to darts puts a smile on your face plus you have fun,” he said.
Runners up were Rug Rats, comprising Leanne Duncan, Mel Seehars, Ray McIntyre, Sam Wain and Geoff Duncan.
For TNT’s Margaret Cross, who was also named best club supporter, it wasn’t winning the wooden spoon she was excited about but the fact her team had scored 48 points for the year.
“Most importantly we had fun,” she said.
TNT comprised Ashleigh Porter, Dyllann Carley, Margaret Cross, Diane Carey and Robert Kunde.
Overall results: Paladins 162, Rug Rats 158, The A Team 121, All Sorts 117, Outsiders 114, TNT 48.
Singles champions were Leanne Duncan and Corey Doyle. Doyle also teamed with his mother Mel Seehars to beat father/son duo of Ray and Corey McIntyre for the pairs title.
Other results: highest peg out, Ray McIntyre 145 and Coral Sengstock 120; highest score , Ray McIntyre 180 and Pam Rekasi 146; most tons, Jeff Bust 41 and Mel Sheehars 32; most peg outs Jeff Bust 98 and Karli Pressler.
Neville Schonrock was taken by surprise when asked to cut the club’s 30th anniversary cake.
The original member who started playing with the Outsiders said he still enjoyed playing.
“Today there are a lot more of the younger generation playing.”
Outgoing president Sam Wain wished the new committee all the best.
“I hope the club keeps going strong,” she said.
The new committee elected at the annual meeting held ahead of presentations is captain Ashleigh Porter, president Leann Duncan, secretary Mel Seehars, vice-president Margaret Cross and treasurer Dyllann Carley.
Darts returns on Thursday, February 7.
PRESENTATION NIGHT: Sponsor Ken Charles of the Commercial Hotel presents the trophies.
Rug Rats’ Sam Wain, Mel Seehars, Ray McIntyre, Geoff and Leanne Duncan with their runners-up trophies.
Pairs champions was a battle of families with Mel Seehars and son Corey Doyle (right) beating the father/son pair of Corey and Ray McIntyre.
TNT’s Robert Kunde, Margaret, Ashleigh Porter, Dyllann Carley and Diane Carey take home the wooden spoon.
The A Team’s Drew and Lynette Lundy, Kerri-Anne Cretney and Jamie Cross take third place.
Singles champions Leanne Duncan and Corey Doyle.
WELL DESERVED: Karlie Pressler, Corey Doyle and Carol Porter with their trophies for winning the most consistent player titles at the Biggenden Dart Club presentation. PHOTOS: ERICA MURREE