Admiral Drake duo are most valuable on oche

Danny Smith. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (14868-4)
Danny Smith. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (14868-4)
From left: Pairs winners Lee Smith and Les Rance, with runners-up Darren Barnes and Darrell Manchip

Portsmouth individuals final is a Barnes-stormer

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Danny Smith was the Portsmouth Men’s Winter League’s form player – losing just one game throughout the season to take the top-flight’s aggregate prize.

His Admiral Drake B team-mate Gary Collis claimed the highest finish with a maximum 170 check-out.

Gary Collis. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (123808-4)

Gary Collis. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (123808-4)

Meanwhile, the fastest legs came from Steve Filby, of Jolly Taxpayer C, and Sam Palmer, of Shearer Arms, who both fired in 12-darters.

Neil Hallett, of Druids Arms A, was the most consistent performer in division B as he only lost two games.

Hallett also threw the joint-quickest game – with his 17-dart leg equalling the exploits of team-mate Brett Smith and Lord Chichester A’s Pete Curtis.

Artillery Arms’ Derek Manchip notched a 157 game-shot which no-one in the second-tier could better.

George & Dragon may have finished in the bottom half of division C but their was individual success for Shane Plummer, who took the aggregate, quickest game and top finish prizes.

Plummer shared the aggregate with Froddington Arms duo Mark Donnelly and Luke Graf, each with three losses.

A 17-dart leg saw him match the efforts Oyster House A’s Lee Lamkin, Dave Lock, of Froddington Arms, and Portland Arms’ Rob Griffin.

And a 130 finish ensured Plummer was outright winner of the best check-out.

Eldon Arms’ Michael Chandler had a personal double in division D.

Just two losses for the season meant he shared the aggregate prize with Red White & Blue’s Steve Fell, while a 16-darter was the fastest leg.

The highest finish was claimed by another Eldon player, Kevin Oliver, with a 128 game-shot.

n The Portsmouth Men’s League is looking for people to join its committee.

For more information, contact Paul Taylor at the Rose in June.

n Newcome Arms B need new players. Anyone interested should contact Ron Neale on (023) 9283 8434 or 07795 380393.

n Hampshire’s flagship darts tournament is returning to Portsmouth and for the first time will have a ladies’ competition running in tandem.

It is 30 years since the Hampshire Open was contested in the city and it makes its comeback on Saturday, June 11 at The Pyramids Centre.

A guaranteed first prize of £1,000 is part of a £2,600 prize pot for the men’s event – thanks to sponsorship from LA Kattenhorn & Partners. The ladies’ event will see £500 going to the winner with a £1,000 total prize fund.

The winners will also qualify for the Winmau World Masters Great Britain Finals and the Lakeside World Professional International Play-offs.

Entry is £10 for men and £7 for ladies and you must be aged 13 or older.

Doors open at 10am with play starting at 11.30am.

Log on to hampshiredarts.org.uk, email frank.branscombe@btinternet.com or call 07901 650807 for details.