Is Vic there? Not any more...

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Division-two side Little Vic have withdrawn from the Tuesday Night Double-in League.

Other teams were back in league action and the top teams and players continued their good form after the break.

Division one saw no change at the top as both Claremont and Royal Oak won at home. In division two, the joint leaders are tough to separate: both The Lamb and Old Barn won away from home.

The best performance came from the Claremont’s Gary Blackwood, winning with legs of 20 and 25 darts. Blackwood’s 22.27 average puts him top of the averages - 0.52 above Chichester’s Cliff Prior.

Other top performances: Richard Ragless (17 darts), Dave Mitchell (17), Nick Spicer (17), Ben Marley (19 & 30), Andy Stubbs (22 & 27), Les Totham (22), Vince Goddings (23), Andy Whiteley (23 & 24).

Ton-plus starts: Richard Ragless (160), Ian Hackett (120), Courtney Wilson (120 & 101), Dave Mitchell (112), Adey Nicholls (103), Chris Gatford (100), Dave Smith (120), Andy Whiteley (102).

Maximums: Andy Kilvington, Dave Smith, Nick Spicer, Mick Rowland.

Results: Div 1: Claremont 6 Chi Snooker A 3; Royal Oak 7 Chi Snooker B 2; Crown Snooker 7 Richmond Raiders 2. Div 2: Wheatsheaf 2 The Old Barn 7; Chi Snooker C 4 Legionnaires 5; Richmond A 3 The Lamb Steyne 6.

Chichester Monday Night League

In division one, in the singles the top three teams pulled off good wins as The Four Chestnuts hung on to their slim lead. They have 72 points ahead of S Hore, Hunston, Snooker and Pagham B.

In the pairs, Hunston lost their clear lead and there are three teams joint at the top of the pairs.

Eastgate A, Hunston and S Hore all have 27, Snooker and Wickham 26 and Four Nuts 25.

In the trebles there are three joint leaders – Eastgate A, Four Nuts and Stag all on 19, with Hunston on 17 and S Hore 16.

In division two’s singles The Bell have lost their eight-point lead over Globe B as the Southbourne team jump to second place – one point behind The Bell with a game in hand. Bell have 69, Southbourne 68, Globe B 64, Swan 60, Travellers 58 and RBL A 55.

In the doubles, The Swan and Southbourne remain un-divided at the top with Southbourne holding a game in hand. Southbourne and Swan have 32, Bell 26, Globe B 26, Travellers 23.

In the trebles The Swan dropped points as the Globe B replaced them at the top of the league. Globe B have 22, Swan 20, Bell 18, Southbourne 18, RBL B 17 and RBL A 16.

In the Monday night ladies’ singles, there was a good turnout and some good darts were thrown.

The eventual champion was Emma Millard, who beat Heather Brookes in the final. The two losing semi-finalists were Carol Thorpe and Jemma Burch.

League stats: 180s - Div 1: J Gratwick (3), M White (2), 12 players on one. Div 2: D Cooper (2), three players on one. Div 1 HSO: T Ashley (167); Div 2: K Thomas (118). Least darts - Div 1: A Nichols (14); Div 2: D Read (18).

In the Monday night cup and shield, the next round will see White Swan v Snooker Club, Old Cross v Mobeys Club and Globe B v Wickham Arms.

Observer Cup

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