THE semi-finals of the Carol Perrett Memorial Trophy drawn pairs darts competition have been decided after 38 pairs battled it out on four boards in the preliminary and last-eight stages.

Six pairs were entered directly into the quarter-final stage on boards one and two, with four competing in the preliminary rounds looking to join them, while seven pairs went straight into the quarters on boards three and four with a further two vying to join them.

Di Moreland of Priory partnered Sandra Flintoft of Puss 'n' Boots to win board one after seeing off Marcia captain Faye Hawksby and Leeman's Debbie Witts.

Hawksby could have won the first leg but was unable to hit the all-important double one in a shoot-out with Moreland before Flintoft hit scores of 162 and 105 on her way to closing the second leg with a double one.

Board two players passing through to the semi-finals night were Tramways' Tracey Farmeary and Lisa Benton of Clockhouse who, after fighting their way through the preliminary rounds, dispatched Karen Alton of Tramways and Denise Pittock of Leeman.

Alton and Pittock had previously beaten Sarah Evans of Clifton Hotel and Marj Pearson of Burnholme before going down to Farmeary's double-one closure and Benton's double five.

Priory’s Babs Harrison and partner Tramways' Linda Staveley won a hard-fought final round on board three against Tramways' Bev Harton and Lisa Russell of Puss with Harrison winning a double-one shoot-out before Russell levelled in the same circumstances. Harrison claimed the decider with another double one.

Amanda Bevan of Edinburgh Arms and Golden Slippers' Vicky Sellers won a close board final against Priory's Jane Wright and Rose Gray of Clockhouse on board number four.

Gray had a double-tops finish but Bevan set up a deciding pairs with a double six before her timely 116 score and a double 14 finish secured the path to the semi-finals.

Heather Bulmer, the Leeman captain, hit a maximum in one of her games.

A clock made by Chris Perrett, Carol's partner, was also raffled off and raised £150 for St Leonard's Hospice.