DREW Tweedy once again was one of the stand out performers in week 14 of the Weymouth ADC Singles League.

Tweedy, who also excelled in the second ADC Open two days prior, completed a stunning a hat-trick of wins against players all in the play-off places.

Only losing one match during whole Open competition, Tweedy backed up his performance by producing some fantastic darts as he defeated Arnie Quinn 4-1 before an impressive 116 checkout saw him beat Mel Burton 4-2 ahead of beating Simon Churchill 4-0.

Sam Ward put the disappointment of an early exit from the Open behind him by claiming two great wins a draw and a tremendous five 180s.

Along with Ward, current leader Andrew McDermott put his shock failure to qualify from his group behind him and won all three of his matches, dropping just two legs all evening.

Ward's best performance of the night saw him close the gap on second-placed Danny Aplin as he whitewashed the Open runner-up 4-0, hitting two 180s in the process and not giving Aplin a sniff at a double.

Simon Churchill proved Ward's toughest test as the pair battled out a fantastic 3-3 draw which also included Churchill hitting a 117 out-shot to go 3-2 up.

A 14-dart last leg from Ward saw him eventually get the better of Chris Burton 4-2.

McDermott opened the evening with two 4-0 wins over Paul Paice and then Nige Davis before being tested by the rejuvenated Nathan Smith and coming through their contest 4-2.

Smith, who reached the Open quarter-finals, picked up two draws in his opening games.

Leading 3-1 against Chris Burton, a great comeback and a 146 out-shot saw Burton take the draw.

The same scenario played out in Smith's second match as Trevor Honnor dug in to grind out another 3-3 draw.

Stewart Masters moved up to fourth in the table as he hit three maximums, one in each game, in his three successes on the night.

Starting with a 4-0 win over Wayne Jordan he then defeated Jordan Caughlin 4-1. Scott Gannon was unlucky not to get something out of his match with Masters as the latter pipped the last leg to claim a 4-2 win.

After losing in the Open final, Aplin's first match was against Gannon where he hit two 14 and two 16-dart legs to win 4-0. Simon Sharpe hit a 103 out-shot and deserved at least a draw in his contest with Aplin who managed to come out of a high-scoring game 4-2.

Shaun Lampard condemned Sharpe to an opening 4-1 defeat before Sharpe got the better of Jordan 4-2. It was a tough night for Jordan who suffered his third loss as Mel Burton beat him 4-2.

Burton started the night well as he hit another maximum and 102 out-shot in his 4-0 win over Davis.

Arnie Quinn overcame the early loss to Tweedy by hitting a 118 out-shot in beating Andy Masters 4-2 before defeating Lampard 4-1 to stay seventh in the table.

Masters won his other two matches 4-0 against Matty Betts and then a scrappy affair 4-2 against McKay.

Despite hitting two 180s on the night, McKay lost all three matches going down 4-0 to Chris Burton and then convincingly 4-1 against Paice who hit a last leg 15-darter.

Bouncing back from his 4-0 loss to McDermott, Paice finally put Gannon to bed 4-2 after both players played well in patches.

Other results saw Churchill beat Betts 4-1, but Betts defeated Butler by the same scoreline and Jordan Caughlin beat Butler 4-2.

180s: Ward (5); S Masters (3); Aplin (2); McKay (2); Betts; Paice; Smith; Gannon; Jordan; M Burton

100+ checkouts: C Burton 146; Quinn 118; Churchill 117; Tweedy 116; Sharpe 103; M Burton 102


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