Linksview loses touch with 8ball frontrunners as tough month looms

Linksview Crawlers dropped out of the top five and out of Division 1 contention last Wednesday after their loss to Aussie which sits second on the ladder just a few frames behind Commercial Club Saints in the Mount Gambier – 8ball Association.

But with a few tough matches to come over the  next month or so against regular Division 1 contenders Underdogs, Gatecrashers, and Meerkats  – all of the German Club, which sit 3rd, 4th, and 5th respectively – they will struggle to get back up there and could possibly drop as far even further should things not work in their favour.

The Crawlers loss sees 2019 runner-up premiers  Meerkats move up to fifth on the ladder and into  Division 1 for the first time this season after suffering a few losses early on.

The association is made up of 25 teams that all play each other in a big round-robin format and are then divided into four divisions of five for the finals at the end of the season with the bottom five teams missing out.

SE Women’s 8ball League Round 17 saw ladder leaders German Club Shooters suffer its second loss in three weeks.

This time it was at the hands of JT Strikers who  at this point in time are not even in finals contention down in ninth position.

The stand-outs for the Strikers were Chris Mathys winning all three frames with Bindi Davis and Marie Skinner chipping in with two apiece.

Best for Shooters were Jo Walsh and Karla Bowd who were both undefeated on the night and maintain their spots of seventh and equal first respectively on the singles tally leader board.

Other division 1 contenders German Club Warriors had a solid 11-4 win against Commercial Club Ballistix while German Club Legends was one player short and just snuck home 8-7 over Park Panthers.

Eastern Sapphires won their 10th match on the trot to now be just one win behind Shooters and have a bit of breathing space being one win clear of Warriors which gives them the best chance of a top two finish and a double chance come finals time.

The SEWEBL uses a similar format to the MGEBA where all 11 teams play each other twice and are then divided into two divisions of four with the bottom three not qualifying for finals.

South East Darts Association I n round nine of division 1 darts GWT and Tav Slingers – who sit third and fourth on the ladder respectively – both had good, solid wins over bottom teams SA(1) and Millicent Misfits.

In the other match, the ladder leaders and previously undefeated German Club were given a bit  of a wake-up call by its nearest rival Us when they went down 11-10 in a close match.

Us have shown they can take it up to the strong German Club side if things roll their way and could possibly be the only threat bar GWT come finals time.

Division 2 sees multiple-time premiers Port Mac Pirates and Mad Max sitting one and two on the ladder after both having good wins last Monday night in round 12, while German Club Lions have all-but secured 3rd spot on the ladder after another comfortable win over Millicent Misfits.

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