SOUTHWICK’S Paul Williams showed why he is rated as one of the best players in the North East with a 5-0 hammering of last year’s runner-up Davey Thompson in Week 3 of the Knack Darts Premier League.
Paul’s five winning legs came in 19, 19, 17, 20 and 17 darts as he restricted Thompson to only one dart at a double.
Kevin Guy made it three games unbeaten by whitewashing newcomer Mark Robinson 5-0.
If Mark didn’t know what standard to expect he does now as Guy hit treble after treble with a best leg of 15 darts, to maintain his strong start to the season.
Last year’s winner Graham Mullen is also at 100 per cent as he fought off a spirited display by Anthony Gale.
Graham hit 14 scores of 100 or more to win 5-1. Gale’s winning leg was in 15 darts.
Neil Rose got his campaign under way with a 5-0 win against Steve Skinner.
Rose made a strong start by winning the first four legs in 18, 15, 20 and 19 darts before seeing the game out on double eight after Skinner wired the bull for a 164 checkout.
Rose hit his first 180 in a catch-up game against Barry Rutherford with 14 and 15 darts being Rose’s best legs in a 5-2 win.
Jimmy Ashett won 5-0 against Martin Price, with two 18-darters the highlights which makes him the early leader on leg difference.
Eddie Ashman got his first points on the board with a 5-1 win against Paul Gillibrand.
Spiller Henderson remains unbeaten after a scrappy 4-4 draw with Barry Rutherford with 20 darts by Spiller the best leg.
Neil Richardson dropped his first points of the season as Anth “Banjo” Skelton hit 12 scores of 100 plus to ease to a 5-1 win with best legs of 14, 17 and 20 darts.
Alan Smith got his first 180 of the season in a see-saw battle with Ray Malarkey which went the distance leaving both players having to settle for a point in a 4-4 draw.
Phil Dunn also hit his first 180 as he again showed his improvement from last season which saw him finish second bottom when he held Ryhope’s John Redpath to a 4-4 draw.
Results: Phil Dunn 4 John Redpath 4, Ray Malarkey 4 Alan Smith 4, Steve Skinner 0 Neil Rose 5, Paul Williams 5 Davey Thompson 0, Anth Skelton 5 Neil Richardson 1, Graham Mullen 5 Anthony Gale 1, Kevin Guy 5 Mark Robinson 0, Spiller Henderson 4 Barry Rutherford 4, Eddie Ashman 5 Paul Gillibrand 1, Jimmy Ashett 5 Martin Price 0, Neil Rose 5 Barry Rutherford 2.