THE DYERS Arms pub dominated the league cup quarter-finals, with three teams from the Leek hostelry going through to the last four.
The second team got rid of Benks I after deciding matters in the first five games, while Dyers III were involved in a rather tighter affair, lying 3-1 down against second division leaders Travellers Rest II before exerting their authority.
Dyers IV had a much easier task, dropping just one leg in their mauling of Ball Haye Tavern III.
Ashcombe Park IV join the Dyers three-pronged attack in the penultimate round after seeing off Travellers Rest I, John Ashby gaining the solitary leg for the visitors.
Dyers Arms II 6 Benks II 3; Dyers Arms III 6 Travellers Rest II 3; Ball Haye Tavern III 1 Dyers Arms IV 8; Ashcombe Park IV 8 Travellers Rest I 1. Highlights: 180s - M Emery (Benks II), J Hughes (Dyers II), J Sales (Dyers III), D Roberts (Travellers Rest II). Least darts - 15 T Banks, 17 N Schonau, G Whitworth, 19 E Davis (all Ashcombe Park); 18 and 139 checkout J Ashby (Travellers Rest I).
In the subsidiary cup, third division Plough performed a giant-killing act on favourites Wellington II from the top flight, and it was also a bad night for the other fancied team, Snooker Club, who were beaten 6-3 by Blue Mugge II.
No result was received from the match between Ashcombe Park III and Prince of Wales, which will see the winners incur a £5 fine.
It was a night of upsets all round as Division Six leaders Flying Horse III dismissed Blue Mugge I from the fourth division.
Plough 5 Wellington II 4; Blue Mugge II 6 Snooker Club 3; Blue Mugge I 3 Flying Horse III 6. Highlights: 180 - C Mellor (Snooker Club). Least darts - 17 T Nadin (Plough). Highest checkouts - 117 R Weaver (Flying Horse III), 116 C Mellor, 105 E Wilson (Snooker Club).