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The Courier SPORT Wednesday, January 20, 2016 – PAGE 13
ADELAIDE HILLS HOTELS DARTS
By Judi Endersby
Uraidla Bowls returned from
the Christmas break in fine
touch in last week’s A-grade
matches of the Adelaide Hills
Hotels Darts League.
Uraidla defeated Hahndorf Inn-Vaders
13-6, who were without its number one
player, Adam Searl.
Uraidla claimed both doubles in two
legs and then scored a clean sweep of
the first round of singles.
Tym Gurd and Shane Badcoe both
refused to concede a leg to their
respective opponents Nathan Golley
and Ben Gray, Steve ‘Smokey’ Dawson
held out Chris Francis and Sam Thorley
took two legs to eclipse Jason Rehn.
The second singles round was shared,
with all four games decided in two legs.
Uraidla claimed the first two games
when Gurd and Badcoe accounted for
Gray and Francis.
Inn-Vaders regrouped in the other two
Rehn displayed fine form to overthrow
Dawson and Golley eclipsed Thorley.
However Uraidla held a handy lead of
Honours were again shared in the
Gurd and Badcoe were unable to
continue their unbeaten runs for
Uraidla when Francis overcame Gurd
and Rehn accounted for Badcoe, with
both games decided in three legs.
Uraidla then substituted Eugene
Atkinson for Dawson and Tony
Williamson for Thorley with immediate
Atkinson survived a tight tussle, as
Golley and Williamson refused to
allow a leg to Gray, giving Uraidla an
unassailable 10-4 advantage.
The final singles round was also split.
Rehn held on grimly to defeat Gurd,
however, Badcoe countered for Uraidla
in a hard fought encounter with Golley.
Atkinson was also successful for
Uraidla, defeating Gray in two legs,
but Francis stood firm for Inn-Vaders,
overcoming Williamson in three legs.
Leading 12-6, Uraidla wrapped up the
match when Gurd pegged the team
Gurd finished with eight pegs,
including the top pegs of 110 and 100.
Badcoe also nailed eight pegs and a
180, while Atkinson hit a 100 peg.
Stanley Snipers were put under early
pressure by Bridgie Bombers, but
finished strongly for a 13-6 victory.
Snipers claimed the first double but
Bombers took the second, with both
decided in three legs.
The first round of singles was evenly
contested, with all four games going to
Steve Wilson was in top touch for
Bombers, defeating Rob Mitchell,
but Steve Mitchell and Kym Berra
bounced back for Snipers against
their respective opponents Mitch
Hodgkinson and James Kehoe. Mark
Kuchel levelled the score at 3-3 when
he eclipsed Greg Ingham.
The second singles round was also
S. Mitchell stood firm against a
determined Wilson, but Hodgkinson
scored for Bombers in a tight tussle
and K. Berra and Kehoe took two legs
to overpower Ingham.
R. Mitchell found touch for Snipers in a
hard fought game with Kuchel to once
again tie the score at 5-5.
Snipers scored a clean sweep of the
third round, although Bombers were
unlucky as the first three games went
the full distance. K. Berra held out
Wilson, Charlie Berra (who replaced
Ingham) survived against Hodgkinson,
R. Mitchell found Kehoe hard to shake
off and S. Mitchell gave Snipers a lead
of 9-5 when he defeated Kuchel in two
Snipers maintained the pressure in
the final singles round. C. Berra and R.
Mitchell both refused to concede a leg
to Wilson and Hodgkinson but Kehoe
put an end to S. Mitchell’s winning
run, claiming the encounter without
dropping a leg. K . Berra then put
Snipers up 12-6 when he accounted for
Kuchel in a tight contest.
Snipers wrapped up the encounter
when K. Berra pegged the team game.
K. Berra finished with nine pegs and
S. Mitchell hit eight, while Kehoe nailed
District Devils and Bridgie Bullseyes
played out a titanic struggle, with Devils
claiming the final game of the evening
for a 9-8 victory.
The first round of singles was shared,
with all four games decided in two
legs. Aaron Watkins eclipsed Jeremy
Francis but Adam Scamoni countered
for Bullseyes, defeating Kevin Mattingly.
Bob White then scored for Devils
against Chris Taylor, however Tony
Endersby was successful for Bullseyes
against Ted Watkins, tying up the score
The second singles round was also
evenly contested. Scamoni was in
top form for Bullseyes, defeating A.
Watkins in two legs but Mattingly
countered for Devils, eclipsing Taylor in
two legs. White survived for Devils in a
tight tussle with Endersby but Francis
levelled the score again when he
refused to concede a leg to T. Watkins.
Neither team was able to break the
deadlock in the third round. A . Watkins
regained touch for Devils, eclipsing
Taylor in two legs, however Endersby
stood firm for Bullseyes in a close
contest with Mattingly. White continued
his winning run, this time overpowering
Francis in two legs but Scamoni
was successful in two legs against T.
Watkins to again level the score at 6-6.
The final singles round was again
closely contested. A. Watkins took
two legs to account for Endersby but
Francis scored for Bullseyes, refusing
to allow a leg to Mattingly.
White then ended Scamoni’s
unbeaten run when he survived a
tough encounter, but Taylor tied up the
scores once again when she held on
grimly against T. Watkins.
With the score again level at 8-8,
Devils fell over the line when White
pegged the team game.
White was in scintillating form,
finishing with the maximum possible
nine pegs, while Scamoni nailed seven
and A. Watkins hit six.
Genies RSL posted an 11-6 win over
Genies scored a clean sweep of the
first round of singles, although Demons
pushed three of the games to the full
Sam Gersch stood firm against
Nick ‘Plugga’ Boutwell, Mark Chilton
defeated Rodney Kennedy without
dropping a leg, while Shaun Atkins and
Tristan Bunting were made to pull out
all the stops against their respective
opponents Steve Smith and Luke
The second singles round was
dominated by Demons.
Kennedy took two legs to eclipse
Gersch, however, Chilton stood firm
for Genies in a tough encounter with
The other two games went to Demons
when Boulton held off Atkins and
Boutwell refused to allow a leg to
Genies’ lead had been cut to 5-3, but
they regrouped in the third round.
Although Smith was successful for
Demons in a tight tussle with Gersch,
Genies snatched the remaining games.
Chilton refused to concede a leg to
Boulton, while Atkins and Bunting
both survived close encounters with
Boutwell and Kennedy respectively to
give Genies a handy lead of 8-4.
Genies maintained the pressure in the
final singles round.
Boulton was victorious for Demons
in a tight tussle with Gersch, but the
remaining games went to Genies.
Chilton and Atkins both survived close
encounters with Boutwell and Kennedy,
whilst Bunting was in fine form against
Smith, refusing to allow him a leg.
Genies held an advantage of 11-5, but
Demons wrapped up the match when
Kennedy pegged the team game.
Chilton was in top form with eight pegs
out of a possible nine, while Atkins
nailed seven pegs and Bunting hit six.
RSL Commandos defeated Gray’s Inn
Commandos scored a clean sweep of
the first round of singles.
Arthur Woolcock and Jeff Helps both
refused to concede a leg to Callum
Smith and Dave Carman and then
Rinny Lions and Wayne Gogel both
survived tight tussles with Ben Carman
and Jordan Smith.
Commandos dominated the second
C. Smith overthrew Helps in a tight
tussle, the other games went to
Lions and Gogel were both pushed to
three legs by D. Carman and B. Carman
respectively and Woolcock eclipsed J.
Smith in two legs, giving Commandos
a 7-1 lead.
The third round also belonged to
C. Smith again stood firm for
Chewbaccas against Lions, however,
the remaining games went to
Gogel refused to allow a leg to D.
Carman, Woolcock was taken to three
legs by B. Carman and Helps defeated
J. Smith in two legs, giving Commandos
an unassailable 10-2 advantage.
The final round was closely contested.
Gogel scored a hard fought win for
Commandos over C. Smith, however,
D. Carman and B. Carman both took
two legs to overthrow Woolcock and
Lions put Commandos up 12-4 when
he eclipsed Henry Wenk, who replaced
Woolcock then pegged the team game
Gogel finished with eight pegs out of a
possible nine, Woolcock claimed seven
and Lions six.
RSL Pirates defeated Great Eastern
Pirates scored a clean sweep in the
first round of singles.
Gavin ‘Macca’ McNamara took two
legs to eclipse Michael King, Kenny
Klaebsch was taken to three legs by
Ben King while Gary McFadden and
Noel Perry defeated Kristen de Wolff
and Phil King without conceding a leg.
Pirates then scored another clean
sweep in the second singles round,
refusing to allow a leg to their respective
opponents for a commanding lead of
Pirates continued to dominate in the
McNamara and Klaebsch eclipsed de
Wolff and P. King and then McFadden
survived a close encounter with M.
Sharks got on the board when B. King
refused to allow a leg to Paul Minard,
who replaced Perry, but Pirates had an
unbeatable 11-1 lead.
Pirates continued to apply the
pressure in the final round.
McNamara took two legs to eclipse
P. King, however, M. King scored a
welcome win for Sharks in a close
contest with M. King.
McFadden was pushed to three legs
by B. King and Minard took two legs
to overpower de Wolff, for a 14-2
advantage for Pirates.
Sharks finished on a positive note
when B. King pegged the team game.
McNamara and McFadden both
claimed eight pegs while Klaebsch hit
The top peg was a magnificent 160 by
Round 7 results
A-grade: Stanley Snipers def. Bridgie
Bombers 13-6; Uraidla Bowls def.
Hahndorf Inn-Vaders 13-6; Hahndorf
Spears & Beers bye
B-grade: Genies RSL def. District
Demons 11-6; District Devils def.
Bridgie Bullseyes 9-8
C Grade: RSL Pirates def. Great
Eastern Sharks 14-3; RSL Commandos
def. Gray’s Inn Chewbaccas 13-4
Uraidla Bowls in fine form
By Judi Endersby
Hahndorf Inn-Vaders’ Adam Searl is the
Adelaide Hills Hotels Darts League A-grade
singles champion for 2015-16.
The B/C-grade title went to Adam Scamoni from
Bridgie Bullseyes, for the second year in a row.
Thirteen A-grade players and 11 B/C-graders turned
up for the contest, held on January 5, in the new
extensions to the Great Eastern Hotel.
Players demonstrated some excellent darts and
competition was keen, but played in a friendly spirit.
In the A-grade first life semi finals, Shane Badcoe of
Uraidla Bowls was successful over Kevin Young from
Hahndorf Steingrabbers, while Searl defeated Steve
Wilson of Bridgie Bombers.
In the second life semi finals, Searl was again
victorious, this time over Craig Howlett of District
Sharpshooters, while Badcoe stood firm against
Uraidla Bowls team-mate Steve ‘Smokey’ Dawson.
Searl and Badcoe therefore contested the grand final
as they both got through to the finals in the two lives
The title was decided over five legs and was a tense
affair, going down to the wire.
Badcoe claimed the first leg, but Searl snatched the
The third leg went to Badcoe, with a 106 peg, however,
Searl again refused to concede and stayed in the race,
taking the fourth leg.
In a tight contest with both players giving their all,
Searl held on to claim the spoils in the final leg.
Because there were eight B-graders and three
C-grade entries, the two grades were combined.
In the B/C-grade first life final, Kevin Mattingly of
District Devils played Shaun Atkins of Genies RSL,
with victory going to Atkins.
In the second life final, Scamoni was successful over
Sam Gersch from Genies.
The B/C-grade grand final was contested between
Scamoni and Atkins in a ‘best of three’ contest.
Atkins won the first leg, but Scamoni took the second
and then claimed the title by snatching the final leg.
Badcoe threw three 180s, while Dawson threw two
and Young one .
Noel Perry of RSL Pirates threw the top peg in B/C-
grade – 105.
The Archery Club at Strathalbyn is
gearing up for a busy year in 2016.
A quiet end to 2015 was experienced
with the hot weather curtailing activities,
including the cancellation of the Christmas
fun shoot with temperatures at 40 degrees
on the day.
Presentation of club championship awards
was delayed until mid-January due to the
The club has a full program of target
shoots each Saturday with field shoots
mostly twice a month.
Wayne Carkeek, who has been club
recorder for just a few months, is going
travelling around Australia for the next 18
months so the club is looking for a new
recorder in the interim.
Carkeek managed to complete his
personal array of medals with an all gold
at 40 metres on his last day, before setting
off on his trip.
The club is very grateful for his services
and will welcome him back into this role on
The club is looking forward to hosting the
State Field Championships in November.
A beginners’ course for the year starts
on February 27 and there are still places
available if anyone is interested in learning
the fundamentals of archery.
Phone Allen on 0420 265 056 for more
Archers gearing up
Monarto-Alexandra Clay Target Club President John Bretag (right)
receives congratulations from Vice-President Ryan Foster (left) on
shooting a 50/50 in the Double Barrel event.
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