Gisborne Club Darts Association results

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DARTS

Observing subjects from a distance then putting thoughts to paper is an integral part of a writer’s gift. This is most evident when watching determined play-to-win dart players and, let’s just say, us fun-loving social dart players. The latter description was evident in this week’s game between 2NZ Say My Name and 2NZ Uawa Warriors. Uawa took the match 8-7.

Before the game started, I caught a glimpse of Tui Duncan’s specially tailored flights. I made a comment and Tui unabashedly declared that rather than see players throw unwanted flights away, he trims them up with scissors and reuses them. Tui was adamant the aerodynamics were not affected but more importantly, it didn’t affect his game. Hmmm?

Captain Webster Lewis’s Say My Name front pairing of Tui and son Thao led the way, taking two of the three pairs points available to them. They beat the Warriors’ lead pairing of Jason Matete and skipper Kathy Penfold, then Warriors mid-pair Marissa Neho and Veronica Pomana, aka “Ronnie”.

Lewis and daughter Justice managed a win against Matete and Penfold. Their anchor-pairing of Kayne Arahanga and partner Aimee Collier secured a fourth point from Neho and Pomana.

For the Warriors, the not-yet-mentioned husband-and-wife anchor pairing of Paul and Peti Seymour struck the treble with three from three. Midfielders Neho and Pomana added a fourth from Lewis and Lewis, as did Matete and Penfold, taking the deciding ninth point over Say My Name’s Arahanga and Aimee to give the Warriors a 5-4 lead.

The singles was a classic tit-for-tat affair. Say My Name’s Thao Duncan squared the ledger 5-5 with a win against Matete. Warrior princess Penfold got the lead back at 6-5, defeating Tui Duncan. Webster Lewis levelled it, 6-6, with a win against Neho. Pomana hauled the fourth singles point off Justice Lewis to give the Warriors the penultimate 7-6 lead. Not quite out of it, Say My Name beekeeper Kayne Arahanga (13 tons) made it 7-7 by taking a win from Peti Seymour. This left Warrior anchor man Paul Seymour up against new starter Aimee Collier. Well, we know what happened there.

The game was played in a wonderfully light-hearted spirit. Although the ton-plus scores, apart from two players, were not fairly allocated, the winning doubles were, 16-16. From where I was standing, looking around between my own visits to the oche, it was easy to see how and why darts can be an enjoyable reason for people to get together.

COMING UP — Region 7 senior men’s and women’s playoffs (top 10 men and top eight women qualify): 10am, Sunday, April 29, upstairs at Brezz’n Sports Bar. Entry fee $5. Registrations close at 9.30am.

Region 7 junior (6-13yrs) and youth (14-17yrs) playoffs (top six junior girls and six youth girls, top six junior boys and six youth boys qualify): 10am, Sunday, May 13, upstairs at Brezz’n Sportsbar. No entry fee. Registrations close at 9.30am.

DARTS

Observing subjects from a distance then putting thoughts to paper is an integral part of a writer’s gift. This is most evident when watching determined play-to-win dart players and, let’s just say, us fun-loving social dart players. The latter description was evident in this week’s game between 2NZ Say My Name and 2NZ Uawa Warriors. Uawa took the match 8-7.

Before the game started, I caught a glimpse of Tui Duncan’s specially tailored flights. I made a comment and Tui unabashedly declared that rather than see players throw unwanted flights away, he trims them up with scissors and reuses them. Tui was adamant the aerodynamics were not affected but more importantly, it didn’t affect his game. Hmmm?

Captain Webster Lewis’s Say My Name front pairing of Tui and son Thao led the way, taking two of the three pairs points available to them. They beat the Warriors’ lead pairing of Jason Matete and skipper Kathy Penfold, then Warriors mid-pair Marissa Neho and Veronica Pomana, aka “Ronnie”.

Lewis and daughter Justice managed a win against Matete and Penfold. Their anchor-pairing of Kayne Arahanga and partner Aimee Collier secured a fourth point from Neho and Pomana.

For the Warriors, the not-yet-mentioned husband-and-wife anchor pairing of Paul and Peti Seymour struck the treble with three from three. Midfielders Neho and Pomana added a fourth from Lewis and Lewis, as did Matete and Penfold, taking the deciding ninth point over Say My Name’s Arahanga and Aimee to give the Warriors a 5-4 lead.

The singles was a classic tit-for-tat affair. Say My Name’s Thao Duncan squared the ledger 5-5 with a win against Matete. Warrior princess Penfold got the lead back at 6-5, defeating Tui Duncan. Webster Lewis levelled it, 6-6, with a win against Neho. Pomana hauled the fourth singles point off Justice Lewis to give the Warriors the penultimate 7-6 lead. Not quite out of it, Say My Name beekeeper Kayne Arahanga (13 tons) made it 7-7 by taking a win from Peti Seymour. This left Warrior anchor man Paul Seymour up against new starter Aimee Collier. Well, we know what happened there.

The game was played in a wonderfully light-hearted spirit. Although the ton-plus scores, apart from two players, were not fairly allocated, the winning doubles were, 16-16. From where I was standing, looking around between my own visits to the oche, it was easy to see how and why darts can be an enjoyable reason for people to get together.

COMING UP — Region 7 senior men’s and women’s playoffs (top 10 men and top eight women qualify): 10am, Sunday, April 29, upstairs at Brezz’n Sports Bar. Entry fee $5. Registrations close at 9.30am.

Region 7 junior (6-13yrs) and youth (14-17yrs) playoffs (top six junior girls and six youth girls, top six junior boys and six youth boys qualify): 10am, Sunday, May 13, upstairs at Brezz’n Sportsbar. No entry fee. Registrations close at 9.30am.

INDIVIDUAL HIGHLIGHTS

180s: Chris Giddens (2NZ McCann’ics) 2,Mike Hughes (2NZ Bullz), Cris Kiri (2NZ Titans) 2, Lorenzo Kaa (2NZ Rebels).

Best start (140): Kevin Morrell (Roseland) 2, Monty Reedy (Cossy 2 PHL) 2, Mary Panirau (2NZ Rose and Thorns), Cris Kiri (2NZ Titans), Corey Kaio (2NZ Titans).

Best finish (132): Kayne Arahanga (2NZ Say My Name).

Most high scores (17): Matt Reedy (Cossy DONE & Dusted).

All games won in the match: Sha Hohipa (Cossy DONE & Dusted), Lee Tamihana (Cossy DONE & Dusted), Marcus Leach (Cossy DONE & Dusted), Wayne Tamihana (Cossy DONE & Dusted), Kevin Morrell (Roseland), Wayne Morrell (Roseland), Monty Reedy (Cossy 2 PHL), Mike Price (Cossy 2 PHL), Norm Shann (Cossy 2 PHL), Vern Marshall (Cossy 2 PHL), Steve Nisbett (Cossy 2 PHL), Mike Hughes (2NZ Bullz), George Vaotu’ua (2NZ Bullz), Charlie Reiri (2NZ Rebels), Lorenzo Kaa (2NZ Rebels), Paul Seymour (2NZ Uawa Warriors), Levi Tamihana (Cossy Shakers), Isaiah Leach (Cossy Shakers), Kauri Leach (Cossy Shakers), Rihara Moeke (Cossy Shakers).

RESULTS

(P = pairs won. S = singles won. T = total tons)

Cossy B Coz 2 Cossy DONE & Dusted 13: Heather Hannam (P1 S0 T7) 140, 120 (2), 101, 100 (3); Keith Hannam (P1 S0 T1) 100; Ryan Kirkland (P0 S0 T3) 100 (3); Nikki Stairs (P0 S0 T1) 100; Gary Harding (P0 S0 T1) 100; Lindsay Grenfell (P0 S1 T0). Sha Hohipa (P3 S1 T2) 125, 100; Lee Tamihana (P3 S1 T10) 140, 100st, 100 (8); Marcus Leach (P3 S1 T10) 140, 100st (3), 100 (6); Wayne Tamihana (P3 S1 T3) 100 (3); Matt Reedy (P2 S1 T17) 140 (4), 125st, 100st (4), 100 (8); Casper Cossy DONE & Dusted (P2 S0 T0).

Roseland 12 2NZ McCann’ics 3: Kevin Morrell (P3 S1 T5) 140st (2), 121, 100 (2); Wayne Morrell (P3 S1 T9) 118, 107, 100 (7); Winston (Black) Wanoa (P2 S1 T4) 135, 100 (3); Nigel Higham (P2 S1 T8) 140, 125, 121 (2), 115f, 100 (3); John Kingsbeer (P2 S0 T6) 140, 100st, 100 (4); Mike Jones (P2 S1 T7) 121, 120, 100 (5). Walter Whaitiri (P0 S0 T2) 140, 100; Lee Tomlinson (P0 S0 T1) 140; Ngata Monika (P1 S0 T8) 160, 140 (2), 125, 100f, 100 (3); Keladene Nepe (P1 S0 T0); Chris Giddens (P1 S1 T6) 180 (2), 140, 125, 121st, 100; Mere-Kingi Nepe (P1 S0 T1) 114.

Cossy 2 PHL 14 2NZ Rose and Thorns 1: Monty Reedy (P3 S1 T10) 140st (2), 140, 121st, 102f, 100 (5); Mike Price (P3 S1 T6) 100 (6); Allen Wildbore (P3 S0 T3) 121st, 100 (2); Norm Shann (P3 S1 T3) 106f, 100 (2); Vern Marshall (P3 S1 T5) 135, 121, 100st (2), 100; Steve (Nizzy) Nisbett (P3 S1 T3) 138, 121, 100. Di Leach (P0 S0 T3) 124, 121, 115; Chae Whaitiri (P0 S1 T1) 125; Moana Brown (P0 S0 T3) 140, 121st, 100; Mary Panirau (P0 S0 T3) 140st, 105, 101.

2NZ (3) 9 Cossy Downers 6: Eria Thomas (P2 S1 T2) 100 (2); Ora Taukamo-Pohio (P2 S1 T5) 140 (2), 125, 100 (2); Heni Pewhairangi (P2 S1 T1) 100; Marlaine Taukamo-Pohio (P2 S1 T2) 103, 101; Karen Pewhairangi (P0 S1 T0); Kahmen Paea (P0 S0 T1) 121. Ernst Spreiter (P2 S0 T5) 100 (5); Joe Hall (P2 S0 T4) 120, 114, 100st, 100; Liz Low (P2 S0 T3) 100st, 100 (2); Vanessa (Ness) Fraider (P2 S0 T0); Diane Brown (P1 S0 T0); Jenny Northover (P1 S1 T1) 110.

2NZ Bullz 13 2NZ Corys 6-Shooters 2: Mike Hughes (P3 S1 T9) 180, 140 (2), 125, 121, 100st, 100 (3); George Vaotu’ua (P3 S1 T4) 125 (2), 100 (2); Rowe Mason (P2 S1 T7) 140, 118, 100st, 100 (4); Tom Irwin (P2 S1 T3) 140 (2), 100; Gary Poi (P2 S1 T3) 118, 100 (2); Colin Edwards (P2 S1 T6) 140 (3); 123st, 108, 100. Glenn Higgins (P1 S0 T8) 140 (3), 100st (3), 100 (2); Rio Edwards (P1 S0 T4) 140, 121, 100 (2); Dean Allen (P1 S0 T3) 111st, 100st, 100; Craig Watson (P1 S0 T3) 140, 120, 100; Alvin (Alf) Cross (P0 S0 T1) 121.

2NZ Titans 7 2NZ Rebels 8: Cris Kiri (P2 S1 T11) 180 (2), 140st, 140, 104, 100st, 100 (5); Te Kotahi (TK) Kaio (P2 S1 T8) 140 (2), 135, 121, 100st, 100 (3); Brendon Barry (P1 S0 T3) 134, 100st (2); Ihaka Kaio-Wynyard (P1 S0 T4) 132, 100 (3); Corey Kaio (P1 S1 T7) 140st, 140 (2), 125st, 123, 100st, 100; Tania Kiri (P1 S0 T4) 140, 115, 114, 100. Jesse Noa Noa (P1 S0 T8) 140, 125, 100st (2), 100 (4); Lee Barbarich (P1 S0 T3) 140, 125, 100; Charlie Reiri (P3 S1 T8) 135 (2), 125, 113, 100 (4); Lorenzo Kaa (P3 S1 T10) 180, 135, 120, 102, 100st, 100 (5); Tina Aspalter (P1 S0 T3) 140 (2), 100; Mark Edwards (P1 S1 T5) 140, 121 (2), 100 (2).

2NZ Say My Name 7 2NZ Uawa Warriors 8: Thao Duncan (P2 S1 T3) 140, 100 (2); Tui (Mannie) Duncan (P2 S0 T4) 122st, 121st, 100 (2); Webster (Webby) Lewis (P1 S1 T12) 134st, 130, 125st, 125, 121, 115f, 100st, 100 (5); Justice Lewis (P1 S0 T0); Kayne Arahanga (P1 S1 T13) 140, 132f, 125, 121, 120, 100st (2), 100 (6); Aimee Collier (P1 S0 T0). Jason Matete (P1 S0 T1) 124; Kathy Penfold (P1 S1 T2) 125st, 125; Marisa Neho (P1 S0 T0); Ronnie Pomana (P1 S1 T1) 125; Peti Seymour (P3 S0 T0); Paul Seymour (P3 S1 T4) 140, 121, 100 (2).

Cossy Shakers 11 Roseland Dilligaf 4: Levi Tamihana (P3 S1 T3) 121, 116, 100; Isaiah Leach (P3 S1 T3) 100 (3); Kauri Leach (P3 S1 T5) 132, 100st (2), 100 (2); Rihara Moeke (P3 S1 T5) 140, 121, 100 (3); Aubrey Ormond (P1 S0 T2) 100 (2); Mia Leach (P1 S0 T1) 119. Sonny Laulau (P1 S0 T5) 140, 115, 100 (3); Tinelle Madden (P1 S0 T4) 130, 105, 100 (2); Pete Archbold (P1 S0 T4) 127, 100st, 100 (2); Ray Haenga (P1 S0 T1) 100; Heiwari (Wari) Phillips (P0 S1 T2) 116, 100st; Rob Madden (P0 S1 T4) 100st, 100 (3).

DRAW — 2NZEF: 2NZ Bullz v Cossy 2 PHL, 2NZ (3) v Roseland, 2NZ McCann’ics v 2NZ Titans, 2NZ Uawa Warriors v 2NZ Rebels.

COSMOPOLITAN CLUB: Cossy Shakers v Cossy Downers, Cossy B Coz v 2NZ Corys 6-Shooters, Cossy DONE & Dusted v 2NZ Rose and Thorns.

ROSELAND: Roseland Dilligaf v 2NZ Say My Name.

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