LAST Thursday night the semi-finals of the Town Championship were staged and after an excellent run, which had taken them to this stage.
Section Four team, Cherry Mixed, found it tough going against the Section One runners-up, Halfway Gents, with the latter eventually running out 7-2 winners.
The other semi-final resulted in a much closer affair with Tricorn’s Dave Morris giving his team an early lead when finishing on 102 and this was later followed by a 19 dart game from Neil Connor which helped to put their team into a 4-3 lead.
Albion hit back at this stage when winning the last two games to secure a 5-4 victory.
The semi-finals of the Executive Competition were also staged last Thursday night with Navvy lads running out 5-4 winners against fellow Section One opponents Dev Superstars.
This match produced a maximum from the losers, Paul Carr.
The winners will meet Outcasts in the final, who beat fellow Section Two opponents Croft 5-4.
Last Friday night the first of all the leagues six finals nights took place at the War Memorial Club.
the evening commenced with the Section Four final of the Committee Challenge Cup. The opening game went in favour of Quarrymen’s Alan Collins, with Alan Roberts, from Cherry Mixed, then levelling the scores. Quarrymen then regained the lead to 2-1 with a win from Will Collins but this was proved to be the last win for Quarrymen as Cherry Mixed took the three doubles games with wins from Mike Griffiths and Andy Roberts then Martin Fallon and Alan Jones Jnr, followed by Mark Bazley and Alan Jones Snr.
Their team also won the three remaining singles games, with wins fro Alan Jones Jr, Rachel Graham and Tom Kennedy.
Next up came the final of the Apec Taxis KO Cup (all games begin 301 up start and finish on a double).
Albion took the first game with a 13 dart game from Nigel Peterson, followed by a win from team-mate, Gary Roberts.
Clarry B’s George Mercer then reduced his teams deficit to 2-1 but this was followed by a winning run of five games from Albion from Phil Littler, Tom Humphries, who also hit the night’s only maximum, Eamonn Hartigan (4 darts), Ian Darlington and Andy Scott. Clarry B’s Andy Robinson gained some consolation when he won the last game.
The trophies and prize monies were presented by league official Mr Dave Roberts.
Tonight (Thursday), two further finals will take place at the War Memorial Club with play commencing at 8pm.
Albion will face local rivals Navvy Swemps in the final of the Chairman Challenge Cup and Dreadnaughts will face Halton Marauders in the Section Three final of the Committee Challenge Cup.
The draw for the order of play will take place on the night.
Teams that have registered for the 2012 Summer League are reminded that if they wish they can enter more than one team in the 5-A-Side Competition.
However, they must stipulate what players are in Teams 1 and 2 by April 20, as no player will be allowed to transfer from one team to another.