26 November 2018First ranking points title for Leigh Shearer
The Jim Scollie Masters took place in the Legion last Friday, the first since the darts legend, more affectionately known as Tattie Bogle, had passed away.
It's safe to assume he would have thoroughly approved of the darts on show, with sub-15 dart legs aplenty and none more so than in Wayne Monkman's 3-1 win over Brian Moar in their last 16 tie, with the first three legs all being 14 darts or less.
Brett Dickinson finally got points on the ranking table and did so in style by reaching the semi-final, where Leigh Shearer was just too steady for him.
In the top half of the draw Ian Findlay had made good progress, but this was also halted at the semi-final stage by Ian Linklater.
There are arguably few players in better form in the KDDL at present, and this was the second trophy shootout between these pair in the three competitions held thus far.
Ian came away victorious in the Louttit Singles, but it was Leigh who would be grinning at the end of this cup.
Both players threw some steady darts, with Ian posting two 180s, but it was Leigh's cool finishing coupled with some sublime setup shots that proved to be the winning formula.
Great to see a new face winning a ranking event, and Leigh becomes only the 15th singles winner since the Ranking system was introduced in the 2007-8 season.
This Friday sees the first of the 'B' league singles ranking cups, the Albyn Video Games singles, which adds points on to their main ranking points tally in order to pick the 'B' teams for their representative matches.
Then on Friday December 9, its the final Ranking event of 2018, the Festive Singles, where our big prize draw raffle will be drawn.
Can all players please start returning tickets (sold and unsold) plus money to David Henderson at the Bank of Scotland as soon as possible please.
180s were hit by: Gordon Rendall (OGC), Ian Findlay, Roy Foubister, Jason Cook, Steven Low, Keith Bain, Graham Rendall, Steven Griffiths, Jak Kissick, Ian Munro, Darryl Robertson, Neil Drever, Derek Farmer, Pattie Sinclair, Brett Dickinson (two), Kevin Gray (two), Andrew Moar (two), Paul Foubister (two), Graham Firth (three), Ryan Tulloch (three) and Ian Linklater (three). Wayne Monkman scored 177.
Ton plus checkouts were scored by: Graham Firth 100, Robbie Stanger 100, Paul Foubister 102, Neil Drever 106, Alan Gray 106, Graham Rendall 108, Raymie Rendall 109, Nicol Gray 112, Leigh Shearer 112, Brian Murray 116, Neil Tait 117, Kevin Gray 118, Erlend Eunson 120, Ryan Tulloch 137, Ian Linklater 160 and Brett Dickinson 106 & 116.
OGC 7, Untouchables 5, OGC 5, Legion 7, Nomads 9, Legion Arrows 3, Warriors 9, Quoyburray 'B' 3, Untouchables 'A' 10, Bilco Boys 2.
Young Loons 7, Quoyburray 5, Shapinsay 8, Tigers 4, Muppets 6, Vikings 6, RBL2 11, Tankerness 1, Sanday 'B' 3, Young Loons 9, Quoyburray 4, Murray Arms 8.
Jim Scollie Masters
Leigh Shearer 5, Ian Linklater 2
Legion Arrows v Legion, Nomads v Wanderers, Commodores v Sanday, OGC v QBB,
Untouchables v Bilco Boys, Warriors v Untouchables 'A'.
Tankerness v Tigers, RBL2 v Vikings, Muppets v Young Loons, Shapinsay v Murray Arms,
Sanday 'B' v Exiles, Quoyburray v Sands.
Friday November 30
Albyn Singles ('B' Ranking), Legion, names by 7.30pm
Friday December 9
Festive Singles (Ranking), Masonic, names by 7.30pm