The Industrial Capital of the South has a special feel to it at certain times of the year, mid December is one, where it all shuts down for the holidays, the weather is warming up, there is xmas cheer sifting through the air.
The other is the morning of Bullstock, where we all leave our day to day lives behind, weather it be a handful of kids, nagging wifey ( only joking :), or just to escape our busy day to day lives for that one day at the shed.
It never fails to dissapoint!
With one man down with little notice the idea of a doubles and singles competition ended quickly, so singles it was. The day was even more special for two young men in Ian an Big Daz who received their first “bull horn” there nerves quickly turned to joy when the waitress arrived. Let’s hope for many more appearences for the easy to get along with lads.
Who wanted it more?
There was some tidy darts played in the round robin, with Stocks finishing undefeated closely followed by Spam.
Richo, Snail, and Adam rounded off the last 3 spaces of the top 5. Ryzie left half way through the session with a mystery illness, could have been the food?
Has he turned the corner?
Remfry was a big improver of the day, missing out on a finals berth by under 1%, Big Daz battled hard all day, along with Ian who has the potential to be one of the great darts commentors the game has ever seen…
22 Shanghia’s were scored throughout the day which is pretty impressive.
Enter Spam (Reach) Abbott
After a solid performance for most of the day Adam left the finals race first at the hands of the ever so slow moving Snail 375 – 102.
Richo then stamped some authority on the finals series with a commanding 373 – 0 demolition of Reach.
Snail could not produce further heroics in the 1st Semi final against Spam going down 420 – 198.
The Collingwood/Richmond like rivalry between Stocks and Richo was seen in the 2nd Semi Final, an early Shangi from Stocks was enough to seal the deal 426 – 116.
With a reach of over 4mts, the Muttiah Muralitharan of the dart world played an absolute classic in the Prelim against Richo, who at multiple stages of the game had chances to take the game, but to no avail just going down 459 – 440.
Spam continued this fine form going into the final against Stocks, snagging the all important early shanghia, and never looked in doubt during the game, winning 286 -226