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Friday, September 30, 2011

West City Club Night 30/9/11

Winner: Casey Mathews.

Runner up: Mike Day

Third equal: Steve Hanley and Blair Neverman

32 players.

180's Mike Day (2), Maine Ngametua, Blair Neverman, Casey and Bailey Mathews.

Results from club night held at West Darts Association hall, 103 Glen Road, Ranui every Thursday. All players welcome.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Region 2 Meeting For Junior Youths

West City Ham Tournaments From 3 November

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Corban Cup Ham Tournaments Tuesday Nights

Monday, September 26, 2011

Gary and Peggy win APDE Over 50's

Gary Whyte defeated Peter Page 3 to 0 in the final of the APDE over 50's tournament held at the New Lynn Memorial RSA, New Lynn over the weekend. Gary scored well in the final hitting 4 x 140 and 1 x 180. It was the first time Gary had won the event.

Peggy Wikaira defeated Loretta Hunter 3 to 0 in her final. Her finishing all day was exceptional. It was the 5th time that Peggy had won this event.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Early Report Puma Open Taupo

Craig Dunn has won the Clubs NZ Puma Open at Taupo defeating Toko Hazel in the men's final. Jannette Jonathan has defeated Shanita Harmer in the ladies final held at the Taupo Cosmopolitan club, Taupo earlier today. Shanita had the highest start with a 170.

Go the All Blacks.

Early Report Under NZ Under 24's

Jonathan Silcock and Krisha Black have won the NZ under 24's mixed pairs earlier today defeating Blair Neverman and Kristal McDermott of West City Darts Association in the final held at the Kapi Mana Darts Association hall, Kenepuru Drive, Porirua. The men's and ladies pairs are being played at the moment.

Jonathan Silcock defeated Tukino Weko in the men's singles final on the Sunday.

Dart Maker

Earlier this month when I was in Hastings playing at the Puma Open held at the National Service Club I met Tony Downes of the Petone Working Men's Club. Tony is a tool maker by trade as was his father and brother. He is retired now being nearly 80 I think. He has been a dart player for 60 years and is well known in RSA darts. For the last twenty years he has been making darts to order. He charges $65 a set and an additional $5 for postage. If you want Tony to make you a set his contact details are below. Just send him a drawing or talk to him about what you want. Tony imports the tungsten rods from England and will machine them to your specifications and get them to 0.1 of a gram accuracy.
Tony Downes, 7 Pearce Crescent, Taita South, 045671589, 021 324849, On the e-mail address I am not sure if beltempest should be upper or lower case so try both ways if one doesn't work.

Friday, September 23, 2011

West City Club Night 22/9/11

Winner: Geoff Coster
Runner up: Lloyd Watters
Third Equal: Jason Amos, Blair Neverman
Fifth equal: Dean Webster, Emma Heavey, Bailey Mathews, Moe Charlie
180's Jason Amos, Bailey Mathews and Loretta Hunter.
There were 32 entries and 16 qualifiers. The format was 701 x 1 leg. All players including non members are welcome to come and play every Thursday from 7 pm at the West City Darts Association club rooms, 103 Glen Road, Ranui.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Golden Oldies 25/9/11 at New Lynn Rsa

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

North Island Men's Shield Challenge Date Set

Counties Manukau Darts Association will defend the North island Shield against West City Darts Association at the Bellbird Tavern, Manuwera on Sunday 13th November 2011. West City attempted to win this shield from Counties in 2010 and 2009 and lost both matches 27 to 17. This year I am hoping for a different result. West City are stronger this year with some new players and some players coming on that will increase the depth of the team. I am predicting a win to West City. This will be Counties only defense this year. Club Captains Mike Day and Stephen Holt will be notifying players of their selection.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Wilson, Peggy and Ken Win Sunday News Mixed Three's

Wilson Henry, Peggy Wikaira and Ken Moir have won the Sunday News Mixed Three's defeating Sam Bryant, Mata Atitoa and Koha Kokiri in the final 4 to 3 at West City Darts Association club rooms, 104 Glen Road, Ranui on Sunday. Wilson, Peggy and Ken were defeated last year in the final by Greg West, Brendan Deed and Faye Shearsby. This year they met and won in the semi-final. Sam, Koha and Mata defeated Mike Collett, Diane Fergus and Tere Tou in the other semi-final. In the consolation Lou, Mayreen and Tumoe Tai defeated Stephen Holt, Lou Williams and Marc Skinns.
There were 43 teams entered, 24 x 180's, Wilson and (2) and Sam (2) had the most. Steve Gooch had the highest finish with 117 for the men and Lou Williams had the highest finish for the ladies with 105.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Janette Jonathan and Jonathan Silcock Triumph at Auckland Open.

Janette Jonathan won the Auckland Ladies open at the West City Darts Association club rooms, 103 Glen Road, Ranui for the second year in a row yesterday. She defeated Selina Baker Clemas in the final 4 to 3. It should have been a bigger margin because Jannette was well in front and gave Selina the opportunity to come back by missing her doubles. She made no mistake in the deciding leg being well in front. Jannette defeated Rogere Te Whero in her semi final and Selina defeated Lorene Earnshaw in the other semi final. The highest ladies finish was Maria Siavale with 144. There were 36 entries. Two less than last year.
Jonathan Silcock won 4 to 3 against Monty Tuhua in the men's final. It was a final that could have gone either way. Monty had a few missed shots at double in the final leg which could have seen him win. In the earlier rounds he won 4 games in a row by coming from behind with some desperate darts. He never gave up. Brendon Deed lost to Monty in the semi-final and Jonathan defeated Mark Cleaver. Mark faded a bit having played better earlier in the day. Jonathan had the most 180's for the day with 8. There were 76 men entered. Four down on last year.
The consolation men's final was won by Mike Collett and the ladies Jo Steed.
Peter Page, Treasuerer, West City Darts stated ' I would like to thank all the members who worked over the weekend to make the event a success and in particular Girl Kahaki of Counties Manukau and Trixie Erceg of the NZDC who were very helpful with organising of the event. Next year we are going to offer more prize money a staggered start for the men and ladies to give a smoother passage of play and other improvements to make it a better darting experience.'

Go to You Tube and enter Auckland Darts Open 2011 to see a slightly longer and better video of the final stages of the men's open.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Preview Auckland Open 2012

Peter Page, Treasurer, West City Darts Association stated ' Preparations are well under way for the Auckland Open to be held tomorrow at the West City Darts Association club rooms, 103 Glen Road, Ranui. This is the first time the event has been given a World ranking and we want to make sure everything is perfect for the day. We are putting up 23 brand new Puma boards and getting a P A system installed. Last year we had 82 men entered and 38 ladies. How many we get this year is a bit of a mystery. All the tournaments I have been to throughout NZ have been down on numbers from previous years I am hoping this is not the case with ours. The World ranking makes it a truly international event and I know some players from Australia are coming and nearly all the NZ team. Plus as I have been around the country I have spoken to many players from the Wellington and Lower North Island area who intend to come. Last years men's singles was won by Cyndric Joyce who was an unregistered player and you might say came from the bush in that he caught the more well known players by surprise. He played magnificently and I would not be surprised if he is back again. Janette Jonathan won the ladies singles last year and will be back with other previous winners Lorene Earnshaw and Peggy Wikaira. Craig Caldwell and Richard Te Whero who have won the men's previously will be back. Check in must be done by 10.30 am. The same applies for the Sunday News Mixed threes on Sunday. Last year there were 45 teams and I am expecting the same or better this year. These tournaments are open and all players and spectators are welcome. There will be 8 seeded players in each event taken from the top 50 of the World ranking list and then the NZDC ranking list. All qualifying games will be best of 5.'

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hibernian Club Pairs, Hasting 1st to 2nd Oct 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Golden Oldies 25/9/11

Monday, September 12, 2011

Unusual Darts

Over the weekend I was in Hastings playing in a Club NZ Puma Open singles and then open pairs held at The National Service Club, Market Street, Hastings. While I was there I met Peter Bennett of the Petone Working Men's Club who was also competing. Peter is an engineer by trade and made the darts in the above photo. If you look at them you will see the dart barrels are narrower than the plastic stems. Peter told me he made them from a much larger set of darts which he put on a lath and machined down. He did not intend to make them that thin but only the same thickness as the plastic end of the stem but due to a faulty setting on the lath made them a half a millimeter thinner than he intended. The plastic on the end of the stem is actually trimmed by Peter so it does not hang over the edge of the barrel. If you take the stems out where the stem screws into the barrel the metal is paper thin. The darts weigh just 11 grams.
I had a throw with them and they are very well balanced and flew nicely. I thought they might not have enough weight to stick in the board but they went in easily. Peter said when he made the mistake on one barrel he had to make them all the same size. He then after making them had a throw with them and scored 140 so decided to stick with them.
The advantage is when you get one in the treble 20 there is so much space left to put the other two. I think psychologically at least playing with these darts a player would have confidence after getting one dart in the treble of being able to fit more.
You will see that Peter uses slick sticks to hold his flights. He tells me the slick sticks shown are 5 years old. I have used these types of slick sticks myself but was put off because they would develop a bend with use and I felt it might effect their flight in subtle ways. Peter tells me he keeps his straight by every now and again sticking them in boiling water which Peter feels straightens them. It might be worth a try and save you money in the long term. It is not what the stem manufacturers would want to hear though. An advantage of the slick sticks for the poor sighted player is that it is easier to put in your flights compared to a normal stem.

APDE Pairs Results

Gary Whyte and Terry Constable won the men's APDE pairs held at West City Darts Association club rooms on Sunday 11th September 2010. They defeated Robert Grant and Tony Lee in the final. The ladies winners were May Houkamau and Maxine Taaka who defeated Mata Atuo and Helena Mitchell. There were 36 mens teams and 31 ladies teams.
In the consolation Mal Berry and Dave Ellis defeated Les McFarlane and Ron Jessup. In the ladies consolation Maine Ngametua and Colleen Curreen defeated Faye Shearsby and Robina Cameron.
13 x 180's were scored. Steve Hanley, the Pirate, scored the most with three. Cody Harris had the highest start for men with 160 and Hun Tepaki had 136 for the ladies. Rod Henry had the highest finish for the men with 148 and Hun Tepaki had the highest for the ladies with 128.
Coming up next weekend is the Auckland Open and Sunday News Mixed Threes. Check in for both events is 9.30 am to 10.30 am. The Open is on Saturday and the Mixed Threes on Sunday. Most of the NZ team is expected and there is a rumour some of the top Australians will be coming. Hopefully us Kiwis can send them home with no money.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Super Series Of Darts 2012

The West City Darts Association is to organise a Super Series of Darts in 2012. The super series will comprise 10 open singles tournaments to be held once a month from February to November. The prize pool has been started of with a $500 donation put in by West City and will be added to by the entry fees. Players will pay $5 each time they play and that money will accrue and not be paid out till the final singles in November. Players will accumulate points similar to the points system for the NZDC ranking tournaments and the player with the most points will get the biggest cash prize at the final tournament. As an example a win of any individual tournament will give the player 12 points, runner-up will get 8 , 3rd equal 6 and so on. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd most 180's , most 100 plus finishes,1st, 2nd and 3rd lady player, highest finish and a certificate to mark the achievement. All games will be NZDC rules. Peter Page, treasurer West City Darts, states ' That based on numbers attending club night which averages about 30 and with possible visitors from other clubs I anticipate a prize pool at the end of the series conservatively between $2000 and $2500 to be paid out. If there is a lot of interest from other clubs it may be more. The dates and venues will be announced in December. At the moment West City will host all the events on a Thursday night but if another club wishes to host an event if they contact me we will give them up to 2 nights at a cost of $100 each. $50 will go to West City for administration and the other $50 into the prize pool. Expressions of interest can be sent to

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sam and Peggy win APDE Singles

Sam Bryant and Peggy Wikaira were the winners of the APDE men's and ladies singles held earlier today at West City Darts Association club rooms, 103 Glen Road, Ranui. There were 80 players entered from as far a field as Hamilton. Sam defeated Brendon Deed in his final 3 to 0 hitting a 21, 20 and 15 darter. He finished the last leg in spectacular fashion hitting a 170 finish. Third equal were Tom Williams and Jimmy Hennah.
Peggy in her final had a much closer game defeating Kit Bennett of Hamilton 3 to 2 in a contest that had both players on a double. Two errant darts left Peggy on 28 with one dart left. She asked the chalker what was left and hit it while Kit waited on 32 a number she had hit with ease starting and finishing in the earlier legs. Third equal were Lorene Earnshaw and Paeru Ngatuakana. Highest starts were for the men John Sinclair, Bevan De Witt, Ken Moir and Fotu Mautana hit 160. For the ladies Vaine Tuitara had a 150 start. 13 x 180's were scored by the men with Sam Bryant and Gary Whyte getting the most with two. The ladies scored 5 x 180's. The highest ladies finish was Jo Kinita with 120. The highest men's finish was Sam Bryant with 170. The video below shows Sam hitting the 170 finish to win the game. It can be seen a little clearer on You Tube under heading Sam Bryant Hits 170. Sam was presented with a new Puma Dartboard by Stephen Holt Club Captain for West City as recognition for the feat.

West City Club Night 1/9/11

Ken Moir and Stacey Heavey won a drawn pairs at West City Darts Association club rooms, 103 Glen Road, Ranui defeating Stephen Holt and Blair Neverman in the final. There were 17 pairs entered. 180's were scored by John Amosa and Blair Neverman. The highest finishes were John Amosa 119 and Geoff Koster 128. Any person wishing to play is welcome every Thursday night from 7.00 pm.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Snippets of Information

  • APDE singles are being held this Sunday 4th September at West City Darts Association club rooms, 103 Glen Road, Ranui. 9.30 am check in.

  • Wainuiomata are no longer challenging for the Ben Hill Trophy. The next challenge is West City Darts Association on 16th October.

  • The West City team for the Ben Hill is Mike Day ( Captain), Ken Moir, Wilson Henry, Tony Lee, Stephen Hanley, Monty Tuhua, Ron Glavish and Marc Skinns. Manager Steve Holt. Assistant Manager Pat O'Connell.

  • West City representatives to the Under 24's National NZDC champion ships are Blair Neverman, Brent McLuckie, Amber Neverman and Kristal McDermott.

  • West City has missed out on re-holding the Clubs NZ Auckland Puma Open in January 2011. It is now being held at the Papakura Club. Peter Page, Treasurer West City, stated ' We are disappointed not to be given it again but wish Papakura all the best with hosting it.'