Former world top 40 star Jason Clark went top of the Hammersmith & District (HDDA) Sunday singles tree - but the Cockney Jock’s branch got a nasty shake on the way up.
Clark slotted two 180s against battling Ray O’Gorman, but it was the latter who registered five on the Richter scale when he took a 2-0 lead.
But the man within an ace of one of the World Championship upsets of all time against the great Raymond Barneveld in 2007, dredged up the skills that saw him grace the top stage, and won all the three next legs to triumph.
Even so, O’Gorman is the first player to take a point in a match off Clark, who has six games in hand over his chasing rivals.
In Thursday action, it was all eyes on the knockout Britannia Cup.
Chiswick Club Society A clipped the wings of The Angels 5-1. Chiswick Society DTs lost out to Chiswick Memorial A 5-2, while the in-house derby between Chiswick Club B and Chiswick Club C saw the former edge home 5-3.
In the regular Division Two shake-up, Chiswick Club C took five legs from leaders Angels, but narrowly missed out on the consolation point that would have bought them closer to second place.
Hot on The Angels heels, The Sinners secured a convincing 12-1 victory against West London Deaf and are just three points behind Angels with a game in hand.