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SUNWORLD MASTERS DARTS
Contributor / 2012-07-07 18:18:08
Week 2 and its certainly warming up in the Sunworld Masters event played at Don Decades (Cabo Roig). The players suffered melt down last time out in the high humidity, but with it a little cooler this week, standards improved, reflected in the stats.
Match controller Ann McGivern had life somewhat easier as Colin Gregory was unfortunately a no show, which meant just 78 matches instead of the usual 91. Unfortunately for Ann, Gregory will be making up his lost matches over the coming weeks, which means extra work for the control desk until the arrears are fulfilled. Cant have it both ways Mrs. McGivern.
Even after two weeks, two players are dominating the table Sam Salt and Mark Farmer, although the chasing pack are quite capable of turning the tables. Salt added 10 wins to last week´s 12 losing 2 this time round, one to team mate John Eyre.
Farmer also lost 2 and remains one point behind the leader. Their main threat will come from Paul Austin who added 8 wins and moves up to third, Terry Hagenaars 6 wins, James Brown 7 wins and Brian Donkin from the Rusty Nail (Campoverde). Donkin moves into joint fifth and has some explosive finishes in his repertoire, illustrated by a super 123 out (T19,T10,D18) topped later in the evening by a magnificent 160 out (T20,T20,D20).
If you are capable of that then watch out Messrs. Salt and Farmer. Two other ton plus outs were recorded, one from John Eyre on 103 and the other from the improving Paul Austin 126 (S19,T19,bull). Eyre managed a creditable 6 wins this week but will suffer under the heat against the many younger players. He will however remain a threat to all as Salt will testify.
Hagenaars looks like he is settling down to the format but will be disappointed to have only mustered 13 points, however his 6x140, the best this week, undoubtedly will give him the feel good factor and I expect him to be challenging the top places in the next few weeks.
No-one has recorded a 15 darter to date, but with 3x18 darts, through Austin, Farmer and Brown, one x 17 darts (Salt) and four x 16 darts (2 by Salt and 2 by Farmer) things are looking up. Salt´s 16 darter included a maximum, whilst Farmer´s ability to pound his opponent showed when he played Hagenaars scoring 140,100,60,99,82,D10 (16 darts). A total of 8 maximums and 31x140 were recorded in week two.
Masters sponsors Sunworld will be without one of their principals Sonya Cooper from the 27 October to 5 November this year. Sonya will be cycling 350k in India to support Women v. Cancer charities which covers breast, cervical and ovarian cancers.
Joining Sonya will be friend and darts team mate Tina Kaylor both having been in training for over a year and raising the necessary funds of a minimum £2,800 each cyclist, must raise to participate. 320 women will be taking part split into three categories. Sonya and Tina will be in the second group finishing in Jaipur.
Supporting the ladies will be Mick Cahoon, who is hosting a charity race night on Friday 27th July at Don Decades. All proceeds will go to the Women v. Cancer funds. All are welcome and any donations to this deserving charity may be made at the Sunworld offices, Los Dolses.
Table (Top 7 only)
Sam Salt 25 22
Mark Farmer 25 21
Paul Austin 25 15
John Eyre 25 14
James Brown 25 13
Brian Donkin 25 13
Terry Hagenaars 25 13
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