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The George Wyatt competition has produced several surprises. The men’s darts league has been largely dominated by one team that over the past few years hasn’t fared too well in the competition, Furness. Their team have managed to win an emphatic seven out of seven matches, including hammering Grad college 9-0, leaving their competitors with a lot of work if they want any chance of catching them; but it is looking unlikely. Bowland have, as usual, started the league well but even they were no match for Furness, although of course you can never write of Bowland, there is no doubt they, and many other teams, will be looking for revenge against Furness next term.
The women’s darts league is considerably closer, with just four points separating the top four teams at the time of going to print. County once again look on course to be competing for the league, with Fylde also a strong team looking capable of over turning their bad luck of the past few years. Graduate College also look like a team to keep a watchful eye on in the women’s darts; keen to take advantage of their games in hand before Christmas and climb the table.
Bowland are leading the way in the men’s A team pool competition but with Pendle and County close behind with a game in hand it seems as if this years pool league is going to go right down to the last game of the season. The introduction of new rules to the men’s pool league have been accepted well, after a few minor disagreements at the start of term, and the effect is noticeable as we no longer see games dragging on all night long, with players being forced to make their own decisions rather than rely on their team mates for advice.
The men’s B team pool league is a lot more open, with County five points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand. However, the B league has a great deal of talented players this year, who only narrowly missed out on their college A teams, and with Bowland and Fylde sitting second and third respectively with strong teams, County will be looking over their shoulder wearily.
The women’s pool league shows the same teams as the men’s league dominating the top of the table. With just two points separating Pendle, County and Bowland, the skill from female pool players this year has been impressive. Pendle in particular have been noticeable for their consistency week in week out.
Noticeable performances from the Pendle and Furness dominoes teams see both sides fighting it out for the league along with the possibility of Fylde snatching it from the two with a match in hand.