The opening rounds of the Ballymena, Harryville & District Darts League’s Tushy Cup and MS Cup competitions took place on Friday night.
The best individual performance was a 14-dart leg from Paddy Coyles, followed by: 15 John Elder, 16s Colin McCaughern, Frank McDowell, 17s Darnell McCrory, Ashley Rainey, Leonard McKeegan (Snr), 18s Darnell McCrory, Geoff Wylie, 19s Cameron Gregg, Geoffrey Matthews, Davy Martin, Dean Calderwood, 20s Geoff Wylie, Paddy Coyles, Gabriel Kerr x2, Steven Eaton, Davy Martin, Chris Greer x2, James Greer, 21s Pearse McGarry, Rodney McAleese x2, Leonard McKeegan (Snr), Lee Balmer, Danny Balmer. Finals night will be March 27.
Warren Craig (Fountain Bar) had the week’s best finish with a 156 checkout, followed by 136 Geoff Wylie (Drifters) and 130 Rodney McAleese (The Diamond).
Geoffrey Matthews x2 (Drifters), Rodney McAleese (The Diamond) and Paddy Coyles (Greenhills) all hit 180s.
TUSHY CUP, ROUND ONE
Clough Rangers 5, BT/PO 4: Clough - Mervyn Gage (2-1), Jimmy Finlay (2-1), Darwin McCallister (2-0), Cameron Gregg (2-0) and Billy Gregg (2-0); BT - Glenn Gilmore (2-0), Colin McCaughern (2-0), Billy Gay (2-1) and John Stewart (2-0). Star player – Cameron Gregg.
Fountain Arrows 1, Drifters 8: Arrows - Gregg Turnbull (2-0); Drifters - John Elder (2-1), Jason Mooney (2-1), Geoffrey Matthews (2-0), Darnell McCrory (2-0), Geoff Wylie (2-0), Geoff McIlveen (2-0), Alan Bamford (2-1) and David McFall (2-0). Star player - Geoff Wylie.
Greenhills 6, The Diamond 3: Greenhills - Paddy Coyles (2-0), Johnny Cree (2-0), Gabe Kerr (2-1), Leonard McKeegan (Snr) (2-0), Jarlath McGarry (2-1) and Lex Gilmore (2-0). Star player - Paddy Coyles.
MS CUP, ROUND ONE
Spinning Mill 8, Buffs Club 1: Spinning Mill - John Greer (2-0), Chris Greer (2-0), Peter Stewart (2-0), Sammy Balmer (2-1), Lee Balmer (2-1),Danny Balmer (2-0), Herbie Balmer (2-0) and Ali Walker (2-0); Buffs - Isobel Niklas (2-0). Star player - Chris Greer.
Michelin 8, Cosy Corner 1: Michelin - Wallace Russell (2-0), Herbie Dunlop (2-0), Alan Penny (2-0), Matthew Carson (2-1), Chris Penny (2-1), Bobby Carson (2-0), Brain Hanna (2-0) and David Armstrong (2-1); Cosy Corner - Irene Lowry (2-1). Star player - Matthew Carson.
Fountain Bar 8, Slemish Tavern 1: Fountain - Warren Craig (2-1), Justin Cushenan (2-0), James Greer (2-0), Willie Russell (2-1), Frank McDowell (2-0), Jack Russell (2-0), Sammy Greer (2-0) and Bob Peachey (2-1); Slemish - Rab Lynn (2-0). Star player - Warren Craig.
This week sees a free week in both Divisions for Area Qualifiers for NI Charity Pairs.
The next meeting of the BHDDL will be held on Monday, March 30, at 8.25pm.