DPA Harrows Challenge Tour Update

In Young NSW Josh Townsend took out two events over the weekend. In event one he defeated Anthony Hatch 4-1 in the semi-final whilst in the final he defeated a resurgent Daniel Sim 4-1 (Sim had overcome Mick Lean 4-1 in the other semi-final.) In the first event on the Sunday Townsend double his winnings after beating Greg LeStrange 4-2 in the final. Losing semi-finalists in that competition were Glenn Casson (4-0 to Townsend) and Rod Crawford (4-1 to LeStrange.)
The night before LeStrange had stopped Townsend from doubling up on the Saturday thanks to a 5-3 win. Losing semi-finalists were Daniel Sim (5-0) and Zac Bartlett (5-2). The final event on the Sunday saw neither LeStrange nor Townsend take part in the semi-finals. Adam Faulkner defeated Bartlett 4-1 whilst Anthony Hatch won by the same score line over Mick Lean in the semi-finals. The final saw Faulkner come out victorious with a last deciding leg 4-3 win over Hatch.
Also in NSW, but on the coast at Mollymook, Shane Wolter and Manny Kato resumed hostilities. In the first event Kato came away with a 5-0 win over Wolter in the final (Matt Gozeff and Satcher McClelland had been losing semi-finalists.) Jake Howie demonstrated his talent later in the Saturday by defeating Danny Watson 5-1 in the final of the second event. Wolter has lost in the semi-final to Howie (5-2) whilst Dave Boyle was the other losing semi-finalists (5-3 to Watson.)
On the Sunday wins by Kato over Alfred Wyatt and Wolter over Boyle in the semi-finals saw a repeat of the clash from the day before but this time Wolter walked away with the win by five legs to three. In the final event Darren Lane lost to Wolter in semi-final one whilst David Boyle lost his third semi-final of the weekend, this time to Kato. So it came down to Wolter and Kato once more and after eight legs the two could not be separated. In the deciding leg Kato threw for the match but consecutive visits of 105 and 125 gave Wolter the momentum. Both players missed match darts before Wolter finally checked out for the win.
Pine Rivers in Queensland has been one of the most interesting venues of the challenge tour as different player after player has won the events. Saturday continued in that tradition with 8 different semi-finalists in the two competitions across the day. This obviously meant two different final lineups and two different champions. The first event of the day saw Jimmy Raroa defeat Rob Cameron 5-1. That evening Tyler Horvat defeated Mick Ruthernberg 5-2 in the second final of the day. Losing semi-finalists across the day were Ky Smith, Tony Davy, Donovan Lottering and Alan Walters.
The early Sunday competition saw two more new semi-finalists for the weekend in Beau McCrae and Jackson Davies. Davies was able to win (4-3 over Raroa) whilst McCrae fell to Rob Cameron (4-1.) The final was a tight affair but Cameron was not going to lost two finals across the weekend and he held on in a last leg decider to be the third winner across the weekend. The final event on the Sunday saw Donovan Lottering improve his previous day’s semi-final finish by qualifying for the final (defeating Horvat) and then defeating Rob Cameron (who therefore did lose two finals on the weekend) in the final. Cameron had qualified by defeating Mark Dutton in his semi-final.