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Darts: Terry Temple falls to world winners
3:52pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in Sport
TERRY TEMPLE was knocked out by two former world champions during the PDC’s latest Players Championship events in Dublin.
The Whitwell-on-the-Hill ace lost 6-1 to 1995 BDO world title winner Richie Burnett in the first competition.
He then succumbed 6-4 to 2008 Lakeside victor Mark Webster during the second tournament, having earlier edged out Mark Jones 6-5.
Temple remains on course, however, to qualify for the World Championships at Alexandra Palace.
A total of 16 places are available to the players ranked highest in the PDC ProTour Order of Merit outside of the world’s top 32 players and Temple is currently in possession of the 13th spot with seven qualifying events left to play.
Meanwhile, Phil Bointon led the fightback with two 140s in a 16-dart game as Rec Club recovered from 2-0 down to beat Royal Oak 4-3 in the Pickering League.
Martin Cook had hit three 100s in a 19-dart leg for Oak.
Station Hotel won all five individual games against Sun Inn ‘A’, who reduced the deficit in the team legs.
Sun Inn ‘B’ came from 3-1 down to snatch a 4-3 win over Horse Shoe ‘B’. Rob Aconley showed good form with three 100s, one 121, and a 20-dart leg.
Luke Hobbs was in terrific form for WMC ‘A’, hitting legs of 18 and 19 darts including a 85 finish on the bull to defeat Billy Hague 2-1. Hague had taken out a 147 finish in leg two and hit a 180.
Hobbs also weighed in with a fine 114 finish in the pairs.
Nick Cass showed good form for Shoe with a 20-darter.
In the match of the night, which produced 30 scores of 100-plus, WMC ‘B’ beat Black Swan on a deciding leg.
Cameron Spiller hit legs of 21 and 17 darts to put WMC two up, with Swan levelling through Sam Cass, with 20 and 21 darts, and Steve Oldfield, with 22 and 23 darts. WMC won the team games.
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