16 December 2019Three horse race in KDDL A League
The tenth week of the Kirkwall & District Darts League season passed last week and it looks very much like the 'A' league has become a three horse race between holders Legion, Commodores and Sanday.
Having played a game more, the Commodores sit two points clear at the top but could only manage a draw with The Ola.
The Legion had their bye week whilst Sanday whitewashed Shapinsay to sit level with the Legion, and those two must play each other yet.
The Golf Club racked up two wins over the Nomads and Exiles, whilst the Bilco Boys caused a real upset by beating Untouchables 9-3, which could prove vital points in the Bilco's bid to avoid relegation.
The Tigers remain top of the 'B' league on maximum points, closely followed by the Legion Arrows who have played a game more.
The Arrows missed their chance to go level on points as they narrowly lost to the Muppets.
Tankerness remain an outside bet following another close call against the Vikings and drew level with the Young Loons who had their week off.
Shandy Bass caused the second shock result of the week with an 8-4 demolition of Quoyburray 'B', which saw the newly formed team lift clear of the bottom for the first time this season.
There was some consolation for Quoyburray 'B's Colin Kirkpatrick as he checked out a maximum 170 finish. Quoyburray rounded off the week's action with a 10-2 win over Sands.
League action resumes after the festive period on Monday, January 6.
The KDDL committee wish all players and followers of our league a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.
180s were scored by: Stevie Moar, Stevie Linklater, Kevin Peace, Matthew Wylie, Kenny Gunn, Kevin Sarling, Pete Mathieson, Freddie Tait, Ben Hogan (two), Brett Dickinson (two), Robbie Stanger (two), Ben Johnston (two), Erlend Lennie (two) and Gary Wilson (three). John Thomson scored 171.
Ton-plus checkouts came from: Stevie Linklater 100, Kevin Sarling 100, Jamie Marwick 105, Paul Firth 108, Craig Taylor 110, Colin Ross 110, Freddie Tait 112, Robbie Stanger 115, Andrew Moar 116, Derek Ward 126, Erlend Eunson 129, Lee MacPherson 137, Erlend Lennie 158, Colin Kirkpatrick 170, Leigh Shearer (101, 103) and Keith Brumpton (108, 120).
Shapinsay 0, Sanday 12; Untouchables 3, Bilco Boys 9; OGC 10, Nomads 2; Commodores 6, The Ola 6; Exiles 5, OGC 7; Nomads 2, Commodores 10.
Muppets 7, Legion Arrows 5; Tankerness 7, Vikings 5; Quoyburray 'B' 4, Shandy Bass 8; Quoyburray 10, Sands 2.