10 September 2018Golf Club and Shapinsay take first silverware of the season
Orkney Golf Club, St Ola Cup winners. From left, Stevie Linklater, Keith Brumpton, Gordon Rendall and Kevin Peace.
Shapinsay, St Ola Cup winners. Pictured from left are Ian Eunson, Jamie Marwick, Graham Rendall and Colin Leslie.
The 2018/19 season kicked off last Monday with the Allied Hotels cup for 'A' teams.
The three man team format usually throws up a few unexpected results, and the first giant killing of the season went to the young Nomads boys over the Legion, with Ryan Wilkie putting Kevin Gray to the sword twice in the tie.
Some early season rustiness was definitely on show, but there were some good darts thrown nonetheless.
Brian Moar scored the first ton-plus checkout of the season, with a lowly 100 as his Wanderers side scraped through to the final.
In the bottom half the Golf Club boys won through by defeating the Nomads, and in the final they were just too clinical for the Wanderers, winning 3-0 and collecting the first piece of silverware for the season.
The 'B' boys got underway the following night with the St.Ola Cup, and KDDL debutant Dennis Watt made an exceptional start, hitting two 180s, a 100 checkout and an 11 dart leg in his first match.
His Exiles team made the semi final but lost out to RBL2. Waiting for them in the final were Shapinsay, who had dispatched Quoyburray and Young Loons en route, and it was the islanders who ran out 3-1 winners.
Allied Hotels Cup: Wanderers 0, Orkney Golf Club 3
St.Ola Cup: RBL2 1, Shapinsay 3
180s: Dennis Watt (2)
Ton plus checkouts: Dennis Watt 100, Brian Moar 100
Monday, September 17, Lynnfield Cup (A), Legion, 7.30pm
Tuesday, September 18, Foubister Cup (B), Masonic, 7.30pm
Friday, September 21, Cricket Singles & Doubles, Legion, 7.30pm