Remote Darts League: John O’Shea moves into top spot with three wins on Night 14
John O’Shea took his Remote Darts League points total to 17 on Night 14 of the tournament, which puts him the top of the table, albeit having played more games than his closest rivals.
World Master O’Shea beat namesake Tony as well as Laura Turner and Larry Butler, with Butler and Stockport’s O’Shea picking up three points apiece.
Turner’s trio of defeats mean she is eliminated from the tournament with three group games still to play.
The evening’s action got underway with a comfortable win for former World Matchplay champion Butler, who recovered from losing the first leg to Turner to canter to a 6-1 victory despite 20 missed darts at doubles.
Irishman O’Shea joined him on two points by virtue of the same scoreline, but with a much more impressive performance on the finishing, 75% to ease past ‘The Silverback’ in the ‘O’Shea Derby’.
A draw in the third match did no good for the play-off hopes of Butler or Tony O’Shea, with the American missing several chances to open up a significant lead and being made to pay in the final leg courtesy of a 116 finish from O’Shea.
John O’Shea continued his excellent finishing against Turner, hitting six of his 10 double attempts on the way to a 6-0 success.
He then completed a clean sweep of victories despite being held for much of the match by Butler, completing a 6-4 win with an average of 89.
Despite those three wins for ‘The Joker’, the highest average of the night came from Tony O’Shea, who averaged 95 and hit 67% of his checkouts to whitewash Turner in the final contest of the group.
Paul Hogan will look to usurp O’Shea at the business end of the standings on Tuesday evening as he is joined by Richard Veenstra, David Cameron and Lorraine Winstanley on Night 15.
REMOTE DARTS LEAGUE
Monday June 1
Larry Butler 6-1 Laura Turner
Tony O’Shea 1-6 John O’Shea
Tony O’Shea 5-5 Larry Butler
John O’Shea 6-0 Laura Turner
John O’Shea 6-4 Larry Butler
Laura Turner 0-6 Tony O’Shea
Tuesday June 2
Richard Veenstra v Paul Hogan
Lorraine Winstanley v David Cameron
Lorraine Winstanley v Richard Veenstra
David Cameron v Paul Hogan
David Cameron v Richard Veenstra
Paul Hogan v Lorraine Winstanley
(Photography: Chris Sargeant/Tip Top Pics)