Larry Butler is the new leader in the Remote Darts League after the former World Matchplay champion had an unbeaten Night Five.

Butler began proceedings by easing past compatriot Joe Chaney 6-1 – who is now second himself in the Remote Darts League albeit due to playing more than everyone else.

He followed that up by defeating Lorraine Winstanley in a 6-0 win and his final hurdle was Jim Williams but he couldn’t make it a clean sweep with a 5-5 draw in the offing go end the night.

Williams is now into third with seven points after suffering his first defeat to Joe Chaney, batting that his evening saw more points added to the board on his second straight night.

In the first phase of the Remote Darts League which sees twenty evenings, all participants play against each other once. Four players are involved per night, with each player completing three matches. Matches are best of 10 legs, so a 5-5 draw is possible.

After twenty days of action, the top four in the league will advance to the playoffs, which are scheduled for Monday, June 8.

All matches can be viewed via this link . The broadcast starts daily at 9pm BST.

Remote Darts League schedule

Friday, May 22
Night Five

Lorraine Winstanley (74.12) 2-6 (92.91) Jim Williams
Larry Butler (87.91) 6-1 (86.41) Joe Chaney
Larry Butler (93.94) 6-0 (78.30) Lorraine Winstanley
Joe Chaney (82.79) 6-2 (79.88) Jim Williams
Joe Chaney (82.35) 6-4 (75.45) Lorraine Winstanley
Jim Williams (90.42) 5-5 (88.66) Larry Butler

Current Standings – Remote Darts League

# Name P W D L Legs +/- Points
1 Larry Butler 6 3 2 1 12 8
2 Joe Chaney 6 4 0 2 5 8
3 Jim Williams 6 2 3 1 5 7
4 James Richardson 3 3 0 0 13 6
5 Justin Thompson 3 3 0 0 13 6
6 Paul Hogan 3 3 0 0 9 6
7 John O’Shea 3 1 2 0 6 4
8 David Cameron 3 1 2 0 6 4
9 Thibault Tricole 3 2 0 1 3 4
10 Richard Veenstra 3 1 1 1 3 3
11 Tony O’Shea 3 1 0 2 0 2
12 Laura Turner 3 1 0 2 -6 2
13 Darren Herewini 3 0 0 3 -7 0
14 Tina Osborne 3 0 0 3 -17 0
15 Stacey Pace 3 0 0 3 -17 0
16 Lorraine Winstanley 6 0 0 6 -28 0
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Author: Samuel Gill