Sefton Super League Christmas Update 2010

Thanks to Stuart Lomas for the latest dart news :-

As the 23 titans of Sefton darts take a welcome breather from the oche for turkey twizzlers and festive food poisoning a newcomer from across the park who leads the way.  Stewart Lunt has played almost faultlessly thus far, his only slip-up being a defeat to champion Stuart “Killer” Lomas who sits in second with a game in hand.  The other two men still in contention for the Top of the Table Trophy are another newcomer, Will Howes, and last season’s Sefton Plate champion “Pistol” Pete Kelly who has really found his feet in the top tier after a slow start.  Currently looking assured in mid-table sit draw-merchant Terry “Mad Eyes” Macklin, grumbling John Garnett, “Gentleman” Jim Tyson and the “Mexican Prince”, John Davies.  These four will all be looking consolidate their positions and qualify the end of season knockout.  At the bottom remains a group of four still without a win which surprisingly contains former finalists Iwan “Top Cat” Williams and Jamie “Arrows” Bowman.  Newly promoted Kevin Taylor and Scot Jon Northcroft, who very nearly took Lomas’ unbeaten record, complete the top table.

The Sefton Plate Division appears to be even more competitive, with five men still having very realistic chances of topping the table.  Dave Hort is top after recent surprise victories over the highly fancied Paul “The Enigma” Abbott and Chris Wylie who sit in second and third respectively.  Pre-season favourite Chris “Crab” Brereton is fourth with games in hand whilst Chris “The Sun” Smart will return from a trip to the Ashes in fifth. In mid-table Dave “The Bar Steward” Cunningham has let little, including his own indifferent form, rattle him as yet whilst former Plate runner-up Mark “Der Kaiser” Boyns is trying, often unsuccessfully, to expel any traces of a disastrous sophomore season from his mind.  The race for the final Plate knockout position seems to be between “The Maverick” Danny Wright, who has nailed a league record 140 finish yet remains without a win, Stephen “Yorkshire Justice” Royston, who recently ended a winless streak stretching back to February 2008, and the ever inconsistent Jakob Surtees-Smith.  South African Alex Miller sits at the foot of the table having won only one leg so far, but having never thrown a dart prior to October this represents a fair achievement!

With all to play for in the second half of the season, and some massive games to be played even before the knockout stages and finals night, again replete with walk-on music and television coverage which are scheduled for Thursdays throughout March.

The draw for the last sixteen of The FA Cup of Sefton Darts, a tournament for all-comers played on available Tuesdays, has been made and is as follows:

Stewart Lunt v Paul Abbott
Jamie Bowman v Tom Hughes/Stephen Royston
Alex Miller v Chris Wylie
Lorraine Ramage v Chris Smart/Iwan Williams
Danny Wright v David Hort
Nicola Chappell v John Garnett
Stuart Lomas v Peter Kelly
Will Howes v Jim Tyson