On Friday night the 7th leg of the Harrows Pro Tour of 2018 was held at Warilla Bowls and Recreation club. It also marked the annual awarding of the Joe Seymour trophy as well as points going towards World Series of Darts qualification. It was Corey Cadby and Lucas Cameron in the final for the night and high class darts were once more on display.
Cadby started the final with a maximum before Cameron scored 140. A 135 visit from Cadby put him in control and with another ton visit he left 86 but on his next visit missed the bull for the leg. Two darts were enough to give Cadby the first leg. A pair of 96 starts on the Cameron throw was then replicated by both players. A 140 from Cameron could not be matched by Cadby with 99. A 96 left Cadby on 114 which he converted at his next visit. With a break under his belt Cadby opened with 85 and 134 which Cameron then matched. A poorer visit from Cadby was not punished by Cameron and 134 left him on 108 which he could not convert on his next visit but was able to do so with another two darts. 3-0 and things looked bad as Cameron opened with a 97 but his opponent hit 140 to move back over a 100 match average. A 140 visit from Cameron put him back in the leg, helped by a 41 visit from Cadby. Another 140 left Cameron chasing 84. A 133 left Cadby on 106. Cameron then left 33 as Cadby left 46. Cameron took out the fourth leg with two darts on his next visit. 3-1.
Cadby missed a chance to go three legs up again as 64 left him on 25. Cameron could not take out 140 but Cadby then missed at his next visit as Cameron came back to take his second leg on the trot. He then opened with an 82 but Cadby clicked back into gear with a 134 which was all but matched by his opponent at the next visit. 100 left Cadby on 267 as 83 moved Cameron to 203. 97 set up a second 170 opportunity for Cadby in the match as Cameron scored 171 to leave 32. Cadby missed the bull for the big fish and Cameron tied the match up after six legs.
A 140 start from Cadby on throw was almost matched by Cameron. 100 from Cadby and 140 from Cameron looked good until Cadby hit his second maximum for the match to leave 81. 57 was not enough and Cameron chased 124 but left 32. Cadby got the required 24 with his second dart to lead 4-3.
Cameron then opened with his first maximum of the match as a follow up of 93 left him on 228. Cameron left tops for the match after a couple of visits and with Cadby on 61 Cameron converted with tops to move the match to 4-4.
Cadby opened with 140 in the ninth leg and Cameron disappointed on his next visit. Cadby rubbed salt in with another visit of 140 (pushing his average over 100 again.) On 128 Cadby scored 56 and then 32 with his next visit. Cameron was well behind so Cadby had his shot at tops which he took with the first dart of his next visit.
Cameron opened with 70 to give his opponent a chance of a break in the next leg although Cadby did not take full advantage straight away. A 140 from Cadby mid leg left him needing 142. With Cameron well behind he set up a 44 which he took out at his next visit to win the match 6-4.
The semi-finals had been fairly close. Corey Cadby took an early lead in the first match, building on an opening leg win by breaking Raymond O’Donnell in the second leg. With O’Donnell on 150 Cadby was then able to hold for a three leg lead with tops. He then broke the throw of O’Donnell a second time. At 5-0 up O’Donnell avoided a white wash by winning a leg and then secured a second leg with double 16. A similar check out on the next leg would have concerned Cadby as the score now read 5-3. O’Donnell then grabbed another leg but was unable to take it to an elimination leg as Cadby secured a 6-4 victory and a place in the final.
In the second semi-final Lucas Cameron won the first leg but on throw Dave Marland equalised in the next. A poor visit left Marland on 126 in leg three but Cameron was not in a position to take full advantage. Marland could not take out the leg on his next visit and Cameron made him pay to lead 2-1. A double 5 put Marland back on even terms once again, this time at two legs each. Against the throw Marland chased 161 in the next leg but a bounce out did not help as he left 121. With his opponent on 40 Marland missed bull for the leg and Cameron took the leg out instead.
Marland then had to check out 115 but left 72 as Cameron left 12 from his next visit. Marland had a poor second throw on his next visit which cost him a check out and Cameron took full advantage, grabbing a break of throw and a 4-2 lead. Another bounce out in the next leg cost Marland once more as Cameron went three legs clear, 5-2. A 139 left Marland on 62 in the next leg which he took out on his next visit. Three shots at tops were not converted by Cameron but with Marland only moving to 64 Cameron was able to take out the required darts in the ninth leg to win the match 6-3.
Corey Cadby took an early lead in the first, building on an opening leg win by breaking Ramond O’Donnell in the second leg. With O’Donnell on 150 Cadby was then able to hold for a three leg lead with tops. He then broke the throw of O’Donnell a second time. At 5-0 up O’Donnell avoided a white wash by winning a leg and then secured a second leg with double 16. A similar check out on the next leg would have concerned Cadby as the score now read 5-3. O’Donnell then grabbed another leg but was unable to take it to an elimination leg and Cadby secured a 6-4 victory and a place in the final against Cameron.
In quarter final one Corey Cadby had comprehensively defeated local Warilla star Clayton Collins 6-1. Shire resident Dave Marland, who has enjoyed a lot of success at Warilla in recent years, continued his strong record with a 6-2 victory over Raymond Smith, who led the series before the weekend. After falling behind early in his match with Steve Macarthur, Lucas Cameron came home strongly and moved a leg away from the win before Macarthur stopped the rot to tie the match up at 5 legs each. After four attempts at double 16 Cameron was able to secure the quarter final 6-5. The final match in the round Bill Aitken went to an early lead only for Raymond O’Donnell to turn the match on its head and take it out six legs to four.
The tables had been very strong with the calibre demonstrated by board finals of GG Mathers v Corey Cadby, Daniel Sim v Lucas Cameron, John Bunyard v Steve Macarthur, Ray O’Donnell v Mick Lean, Tremaine Gallagher v Bill Aitken, Ray Smith v Steve Fitzpatrick, David Marland v James Bailey, and Clayton Collins v David Williams.
The Joe Seymour trophy was awarded to at the end of a night, a worthy winner of such a strong competition.
Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club
Pro Tour #7
Friday 13th April 2018
BYE v Jerry Weyman
Raymond O’Donnell v Patrick Dargan
Mick Lean v Greg Major
Russell Stewart v Jake Howie
Loz Ryder v Tremaine Gallagher
Judy Neaves v Adrian McDevitt
Bill Aitken v Jen Lange
Matt Leahy v Mick Lacey
Chris Donaghy v Judith Bell
Kim Emmerton v Clayton Collins
Dave Williams v Lucas Grey
Paul Hill v Kevin Luland
Ryan Lynch v Deb Soden
Rod Crawford v Gordon-Glen Mathers
Leigh Giblin v Steve TePaki
Corey Cadby v Mark Colbon
John Riley v Brian Mccann
Jamie Rogers v John Bunyard
Steve MacArthur v Dean McGladdery
Andrew Eagers v Tim Pusey
Kim Anderson v Daniel Sim
Dave Henricks v Matt Clarke
Tic Bridge v Zinzan Culshaw
Ash Britt v Lucas Cameron
Craig Prizeman v James Doherty
James Bailey v Ian Dargan
Dennis Saro v Mark Taafe
Dave Marland v Jamie Hales
Paul Emmerton v Greg Walsh
Raymond Smith v Mike Bonser
Trevor Taggart v Stefan Cubrilovic
Steve Fitzpatrick v Graeme Lowe
Jerry Weyman v Raymond O’Donnell
Mick Lean v Russell Stewart
Tremaine Gallagher v Adrian McDevitt
Bill Aitken v Mick Lacey
Chris Donaghy v Clayton Collins
Dave Williams v Kevin Luland
Ryan Lynch v Gordon-Glen Mathers
Steve TePaki v Corey Cadby
John Riley v John Bunyard
Steve MacArthur v Tim Pusey
Daniel Sim v Dave Henricks
Tic Bridge v Lucas Cameron
Craig Prizeman v James Bailey
Mark Taafe v Dave Williams
Greg Walsh v Raymond Smith
Stefan Cubrilovic v Steve Fitzpatrick
Raymond O’Donnell v Mick Lean
Tremaine Gallagher v Bill Aitken
Clayton Collins v Dave Williams
Gordon-Glen Mathers v Corey Cadby
John Bunyard v Steve MacArthur
Daniel Sim v Lucas Cameron
James Bailey v Dave Marland
Raymond Smith v Steve Fitzpatrick
Raymond O’Donnell v Bill Aitken
Clayton Collins v Corey Cadby
Steve MacArthur v Lucas Cameron
Dave Marland v Raymond Smith
Raymond O’Donnell v Corey Cadby
Lucas Cameron v Dave Marland
Corey Cadby v Lucas Cameron
Players in Attendance – 63