THE Weymouth ADC League produced its highest amount of 180s and hundred plus check-outs since the start of the new singles league.

There were 19 180s and 12 hundred plus check-outs were hit in total that also saw a great 164 out from Mel Burton in his 3-3 draw with Sam Ward.

On another massively competitive night only Arnie Quin and Mark Long came out with maximum points, while current leader Andrew McDermott still remains undefeated after two 4-0 wins over Billy Short and Shaun Lampard.

McDermott, who hit two 180s, did not have it all his own way as a rejuvenated Jordan Caughlin followed on from last week’s three wins by claiming a great draw in their opening match of the evening.

Arnie Quinn moved up to third in the table as his first two matches ended 4-2 against Terry Tucker and Andy Masters saw him have 100 per cent on his doubles and he rounded off a great night with a 4-1 over Chris Burton.

Currently occupying second spot is Danny Aplin, who once again came unstuck in his first match against Paul Dormer.

Dormer led 3-2 after he hit a 14-dart last leg to take the win 4-2, while Aplin was left on 36 after 12 darts. Aplin had two 180s and a 100 out-shot in his next two matches as he defeated Drew Tweedy and Simon Churchill 4-0.

High scorers Mel Burton and Ward slugged it out in their draw as Ward hit two 180s while Burton had a 164 out-shot and then wired the bull for a 161 in the next leg, but missed doubles from Burton let Ward in to nick the sixth leg and claim the draw.

It was an indifferent start to the night for Burton who comfortably beat Stewart Masters 4-0 before he suffered a 4-1 defeat to Matty Betts.

Wayne Jordan and Billy Short both had two 100 plus check-outs in their respective games.

The scorelines were 4-1 in all of Jordan’s matches as he started with defeat to Ward before victories over Nathan Smith and then Chris Stones.

Along with his 118 and 108 out-shots, Billy Short had another 180 but suffered two 4-0 losses to Betts and McDermott but did start the night with a 4-2 win over Lampard.

Nigel Davies had the comeback of the night as he was dead and buried at 3-0 down to Adam McKay before then taking the next two legs and then missing double 12 for a 144 out-shot, but McKay could not hit double top to take the win and Davis returned to the oche to sink double 12 and the point. Despite a 4-2 defeat to Andy Masters, which again was harsh on Davies, he did finish the night with a very impressive 4-0 whitewash win over Betts.

Mark Samways showed great spirit when trailing 3-1 to the in-form Dormer to come back and gain a point in their draw.

This was Samways’ second draw of the night as him and now ninth spot Paul Paice shared the spoils and an opening 4-1 success over Tweedy sees Samways sitting in the final play-off spot.

Mark Long suddenly found his killer instinct on his doubles, as he recorded his first week with maximum points.

Long grabbed a 106 out-shot in his 4-2 win over Simon Sharpe and Long followed it up with a 4-1 win over Chris Burton and then a 4-0 success over Tucker.

It was not all doom and gloom for Tucker on the oche, despite two defeats, as he had two 180s and a great 4-0 win over Stones.

Lampard’s 108 out shot couldnt prevent a 4-2 defeat to Paice in a game that produced some great cover scoring by both players when needed.

Adam McKay moved into the play off spots thanks to a 4-0 win over the in-form Paice who himself is in line for a finals night appearance. Mckay suffered the reverse scoreline as he was brushed aside by Ward who hit his third 180 of the night.

Simon Sharpe is still in search for his first win of the season as he once again struggled to get over that winning line and claimed two draws from his three matches, A 107 out shot from Nathan Smith gave him a 4-1 over Sharpe before the latter picked up a point in his next two matches against Stewart Masters and then Caughlin. The win over Sharpe was Smith’s second 4-1 win of the night as finished with the same scoreline over Dave Butler. Butler was still ruing his missed opportunity in the match before against Tweedy, when leading 2-0 and in full control he somehow ended up losing 4-2.

Tweedy hit some pressure scores at the right time which seemed to unsettle Butler and the latter started to miss the big numbers letting Tweedy in to claim the win.

Another disappointing night for Butler who suffered defeat in his opening 4-1 win against Churchill.

Other results saw Stewart Masters win 4-1 over Caughlin, Andy Masters hit a 132 out-shot in his opening 4-1 victory over Churchill, while Chris Stones defeated Chris Burton 4-1 for only his third league success of the season.

180s: Ward (3), Tucker (2), Aplin (2), McDermott (2), Butler, M Burton, Short, Sharpe, S Masters, Dormer, Betts, Stones, Quinn, Samways


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