Gosport Mens Dart League
The pairs competition was last night at The Foresters with twenty pairs playing best of 5 until the quarter finals and then best of 7. As expected some strong pairings throughout and some early departures for some.
The semi finals were between N Pateman/J Robinson Vs M Symes/P Harty and P Smith/K Wilkins Vs M Harper/W France
The final was between M Symes/P Harty and P Smith/K Wilkins with Paul and Kev taking an early 2-0 lead, this however was quickly reduced to 2-2 by Mike and Phil. Paul and Kev hit back and took a 3-2 lead. The next leg was crucial, but it was Mike and Phil who tied the match at 3-3.
With the throw Paul and Kev started strongly and reached a double with Mike and Phil trailing. They took their chance and are deservedly this seasons pairs winners.
Thank you to the staff at The Foresters and also for Scouse for running the competition.
Venues for Summer 18
Singles Queens Club
The last three Summer season the Pairs and Singles have been played at the following:
Summer 17 Singles Carisbrooke, Pairs RAFA
Summer 16 Singles RAFA, Pairs Queens Club
Summer 15 Singles RAFA, Pairs Carisbrooke
In pairs matches the players are to always follow each other, for example if player 1 of a pair hits a winning double, in the next leg it is player 2 who is to throw first, (AGM Summer 2018)
This also applies to the triples competition in the winter season.
Players can now be entered on a match sheet as reserves (Download from this website), but only if they are in attendance. This will count towards the eligibility to play in the competitions that season.
The following is from the league rules in regards to matches starting.
6.6 One member of the team is to be present by 8.45pm, thus allowing the draw to take place.
Matches are to start at 9.00pm.
If a team is late and have not contacted the opposition to inform them of this, they will forfeit one game every 5 minutes until 9.15pm when the match will be
It is recommended that Division 1 matches commence earlier due to the best of 5 singles format
Common sense is also to prevail in regards to teams who have valid late reasons and have contacted the other team.
Team captains are to ensure they are aware of the rules for submitting results and result sheets.
All results are to be in no later than the Wednesday after the game. We have a number ways of getting these results in.
1. Use the website and report the result via the match report link in the fixtures
2. E-mail (you have Rob and Jeffs on the website contacts)
3. Text ( Jeff 07427684969).
4. Drop the result sheet in to pub.
All score cards to be handed into the Foresters Arms by no later than midday the following Monday. It is the responsibility of the winning Captain to ensure this takes place. It will be the winning team who would lose the points as the match will become void, so it is in your own interest.
Any team that cannot fulfill there fixture MUST contact the opposing pub no later than 20:15 on the night of the game.
If the game is cancelled after this time the team that cancels must pay the opposing pub £10 to cover the cost of the food they would have prepared.