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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ben Hill Challenge

Kapi Mana Darts Association are the current holders of the Ben Hill Challenge Trophy for men in the North Island. West City Darts Association have made a challenge and been given the date of Sunday 16th October 2011 at the Kapi Mana club rooms in Porirua. Mike Day, West City Club Captain and Stephen Holt are to select and manage the team for the challenge. Players will be notified of their inclusion this week.

Whether the challenge goes ahead depends on Kapi Mana holding the trophy from other challenges prior to the 16th October. Wainuiomata Darts association have a challenge for the 23rd or 30th September. The exact date is to be confirmed.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Rugby World Cup Draw

The rugby world cup raffle draw was held at 7 pm yesterday evening at the West City Darts Association club rooms, 103 Glen Road, Ranui. The numbers drawn and the teams drawn against the numbers are below;

21 - Australia, 85 - Argentina, 90- Russia, 12-Romania, 94-Japan, 53-South Africa, 10-Canada, 87- New Zealand, 30-Scotland, 54-Namibia, 13- Georgia, 31 - Wales, 48- Italy, 9- France, 19- Ireland, 98- Tonga, 70 Fiji, 60-Samoa, 8-USA, 44- England.

Most persons holding a drawn ticket have been notified. The remaining holders will be notified this week. Money is to be paid out at the end of the Rugby World Cup depending on where teams finish in that competition. There are cash prizes for those that hold tickets to teams that finish in the top eight.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Pirate Wins The Ashes

Steve Hanley ' The Pirate' defeated Ken Moir ' The Rabbit' 2 - 0 in the final of the Ashes singles tournament held yesterday evening at the West City Darts Association club rooms, 103 Glen Road, Ranui. Steve won the first leg in 18 darts hitting a 180 and finishing on 64. He won the second leg in 24 darts finishing on 36. Third equal were Monty Tuhua and Brent McLuckie ' The Brat'. There were 37 entries with 21 qualifiers. Highest Score was John Amosa with 177. Highest finishes were Stephen Holt and Lou Williams with 100. 180's were scored by Geoff Koster, Ken Moir, Peggy Wikaira, Rita Wells, Monty Tuhua (3), Marc Skinns and Steve Hanley.

Previous winners have been Neil Walker, Paul Williams (3) and Ken Moir.

Coming events are the Rugby World Cup raffle draw at 7 pm this Saturday at the West City Darts Association club rooms followed by Texas Poker Holdem. A West City Committee meeting at 10 am on Sunday followed by a working bee to to prepare for the APDE singles which is being held at the club rooms on Sunday 4th September,

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Ashes

An open singles tournament is to be held at the West City Darts Association club rooms, 103 Glen Road, Ranui this Thursday 25th August 2011. 7.15 pm check in with 7.30 pm start. The tournament is a for a trophy known as the "Ashes ". It is a memorial trophy for all the players that have played at West City over the years since the club's inception who have passed on. There used to be quite a number of those trophies and it was decided a number of years ago to amalgamate them all into one. The trophy is played for annually and the last winner was Ken Moir. All players whether members or non-members are welcome to play. Entry into the tournament is free. The trophy pictured is not the actual trophy but a less famous trophy also known as the Ashes which some cricket players play for.

Friday, August 19, 2011

West City Club Night 18/8/11

Mike Day back from the NZDC national championships was running hot at West City Darts association club night singles beating all comers. He defeated Jimmy Hennah in the final. Dean Webster and Blair Neverman were third equal. 29 players were entered with 18 qualifiers. 180's were scored by Jim Hennah, Mike Day, Geoff Koster, Bailey Mathews, Maine Ngametua, Hemi Johnson (2) and Dean Webster (3). Highest finishes were Peter Page 158 and Dean Webster 111.

All players are welcome to play whether members or not every Thursday from 7 pm at West City's club rooms, 103 Glen Road, Ranui.

Next Thursday an Open singles tournament will be held for the ASHES trophy. This is a memorial trophy played for annually to remember all the players who have passed on. In the past there were a number of trophies for different players. They all became amalgamated into the Ashes trophy. Ken Moir was the winner last year. This tournament is open to members and non-members.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Auckland Versus NZ Match cancelled.

The New Zealand Dart Council had invited the West City Darts Association to host an exhibition game between a NZ team and and Auckland team during the weekend of the Auckland Open in September. The New Zealand Dart Council has now decided not to hold that match. They had extended the invitation to all Associations hosting NZ ranked tournaments over the next 12 months to host exhibition matches between the NZ team and the local area team. Only one other Association replied to the invitation beside West City. The NZDC because of the lack of interest has decided to scrape the proposal. They will be still offering financial support to the NZ team players to attend the ranking tournaments but there will be no official match with an area team.
Peter Page, treasurer, West City Darts Association stated ' We are disappointed the match will not now go ahead. The Auckland players that were selected for the match would have looked forward to the challenge and felt honoured to be part of it. We have been fundraising to offer prize money to the players and to provide shirts. We will now redirect that money into another project. We are discussing at the moment a proposal to have a series of 10 singles tournaments, one a month for 10 months throughout 2012 at various venues in the Auckland area to be known as the Super Series of Darts. Money from entries and other sources will be pooled and paid out at the final tournament. Points would be accumulated by players throughout the ten tournaments in a similar way to the NZDC issue ranking points. The player with the most points would get the most money and so on. The proposal is in the early stages and we need the support of players and administrators throughout the Auckland area. If it is not forthcoming West City may run it on its own.'

Monday, August 15, 2011

West City Club Night 11/8/11

Monty Tuhua defeated Marc Skinns in the West City Darts Association club night singles on Thursday night. There were 23 players with 15 qualifiers. Steve Holt and Geoff Coster were defeated in the semi finals. 180's were scored by Monty, Bailey Mathews, Casey Mathews, Marc Skinns and Dean Webster (2). Highest finish was Steve Holt with 104. Everyone, members and non-members are welcome to attend club nights every Thursday from 7 pm at the club rooms 103 Glen Road, Ranui..

Friday, August 5, 2011

West City Club NIght 4/8/11

Geoff Coster beat Steve Hanley 2 to 1 in the final. There were 28 players, 15 qualifiers. 180's scored were Mont Tuhua (2) Deon Toki (1), Steve Hanley (1), Stephen Holt (1), Pat O'Connell (1). Highest finishes were Brent McCluckie 109, Blair Neverman 110 and Stephen Holt 126.
All members and non members are welcome to play on club night at the West City Darts association club rooms , 103 Glen Road, Ranui every Thursday from 7 pm.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Michael ' Miko' Osborne 1945 - 2011 RIP

With a lot of sadness I have to report that Miko passed away yesterday morning after a short illness. He was a well known and loved person in West Auckland Darts. He was a member of the Avondale RSA and a member of the Royal George Dart club where he was Treasurer. He was known for throwing his darts with his flights put in the stems backwards. He was a good friend to those who knew him and a great contributor as a player and administrator to the sport of darts in the West. He will be sadly missed. Below is an extract from the NZ Herald printed 4 August 2011.
Michael Byram Osborne
OSBORNE, Michael Byram. Passed away unexpectantly after a short illness on Wednesday 3 August 2011 aged 66 years young. Loving husband of Val, cherished dad and father-in-law of Curtis and Janet, Scott and Sarah, Shelly and Brett and Bridgit and Steve and special grandad to 14 grandchildren and one grandchild. Loving brother of Maureen. " Will be greatly missed by all that knew him ". A service to celebrate Michael's life will be held at the Central Park Chapel of Davis Funerals, 150 Central Park Dr, Henderson on Friday 5 August 2011 at 1.30 pm. Many thanks to North Shore Hospital and Hospice staff and all others involved with Michael's care. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Cancer Society of New Zealand, Auckland Division P O Box 1724, Auckland 1140 or any other branch of Auckland Hospice system.

Monday, August 1, 2011

West Auckland Darts Summer league

Llloyd Tomkins, Derek Makutu and Joanne Brook are organising a West Auckland Darts Summer League which will be held on Friday nights and start from the end of the current Friday night league about 30 September 2011. Four players per team, two games of pairs, sixteen games of singles, total of 18 games, double start 501, starting 7.30 pm. Entries are $20 per player and can be sent to Jo Brook, 2/47 Zita Maria Drive, Massey, Auckland 0614 by 9th September.