Shock has greeted ugly scenes at a local darts match with players clashing and the match being abandoned.

The unsavoury goings on occurred during the game between Eagle Inn and visitors Saddlers Arms B in the Cardigan & District Darts League Division Two.

An investigation is being carried out by the league management committee which was holding a special meeting last night.

Police have not received any complaints and a spokesperson said that they were not involved at this stage.

Four of the nine scheduled singles had been completed when there were arguments and pandemonium broke out with confrontations.

A local man who witnessed the incident and who specifically asked not to be identified told the Tivy-Side “It was a riot, like a scene in a saloon in the old Wild West.”

And he added “So much for an enjoyable night out and a friendly game of darts.”

Several players in the town felt the incident had brought the league into disrepute at a time when Cardigan is set to be put on the map when 21-year-old former league player Jamie Lewis competes in the PDC World Championship at Alexandra Palace in London later this month.

Any complaints must be submitted in writing to league chairman Nick Thomas within 48 hours and at the weekend Mr. Thomas confirmed he’d received complaints from both pubs and these would be considered at last night’s meeting.