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19 April 2011
Kirkwall overwhelm the West

The Orkney Championships play-offs between the Kirkwall champions and the
West Mainland champions took place at the weekend, with the K-DDL winner,
the Legion, overwhelming Stenness, the West Mainland winners to the tune of
11-1.


It was a devastating display from the Legion ­ 5-1 up after the first half,
they went one better by winning the second half 6-nil. So, at 11-1, it is
the biggest win by either of the champions.


But the West did have something to celebrate, as Davy Cooper, the West
singles champion, just pipped Paul Foubister, the East singles champion,
3-2. A good game, but not a patch on the doubles play-offs, as Derek and
Kevin, the Kirkwall champions, completely out-gunned Dennis and Keith, the
West Champions 3-0.


It was a terrific display of darts from the Kirkwall players. Kevin Gray
scored four 180s to bring his total for the season to 29. Lenny Clouston
also got one 180 and Jimmy Miller had a 110 finish, with Paul Irvine hitting
a 102 finish.


Both the Williamson's Leagues are now over, with the Legion winning the A
League by six points and remaining undefeated after a final 9-3 win over the
Golf Club. The Wanderers took third spot after beating Wanderers B 8-4,
and they finish second bottom. RBL2 finished without a win, but did take a
point in a 6-6 draw with Quoyburray. Up into fifth spot went Meadowbank with
a 10-2 defeat of Quoyburray B. The Commodore and Untouchables A finished
all square at 6-6.


In the Williamson’s B League, Sanday remained undefeated after
whitewashing Tankerness 12-0 and took the title by four points at the first
time of asking. Fanooks ended up in second place after a 10-2 win over the
Shore who were a player short. Shore 2 took third spot in their first year
in the league after a 7-5 win over Murray Arms who had to settle for fifth
place. And at the Sands, both teams settled for a 6-all draw, but the point
couldn’t prevent Sands 2 from taking the wooden spoon. The Likely Lads
finished on a high with a 9-3 win over the Bilco Boys.


There were 180s from Ross Donaldson, Paddy Kirkpatrick, Aaron Mitchell, Lee
MacPherson, Mike Bain, Hamish Baillie, John Thomson, Gary Brown and Michael
Muir jnr. That brings the total 180s scored to a record 385 for the season.


There were high checkouts of 106 from G. Rendall (Sands), 107 from Andrew
Rendall and S. Gray, 110 from Neil Croy, 111 from Brian Murray, 130 from Lee
MacPherson and 135 from Robert Gatt. The total for the season was 289. Top
of the OA¹ League was Ross Donaldson with 167, and top of the B League was
Trevor Shearer with 151. Those with the most high finishes were Ian Wilkie
and Ivan Leslie, both with 13.


It is the big night on Friday, with the annual Inter-League game
against Shetland taking place in the Masonic Club, at 7pm. Then, on
Saturday, it is the Anniversary Shield Open Singles for ladies and gents
taking place in the Royal British Legion. Names in by 1.30pm. The darts do takes place on Saturday in the Masonic at 8pm.


The following Friday, it is the first of three charity games, with the
doubles taking place in the Masonic Club. It is also for ladies and gents
and is open to all players.


There will be a committee meeting on Wednesday, April 27, in the Royal
British Legion, at 8pm.


Eight top professionals will be playing in the Pickaquoy Centre, on
Saturday, August 20. More details later.




WILLIAMSON'S A LEAGUE
--------------------------P    W    D    L    F    A    Pts
Legion----------------20    20    0    0    203    37    60
Untouchables----- 20    18    0    2    189    51    54
Wanderers----------20    14    1    5    139    101    43
Commodore--------20    10    2    8    128    112    32
Meadowbank------20    10    1    9    129    111    31
OGC------------------20    9    3    8    121    119    30
Untouchables A--20    9    2    9    123    117    29
Quoyburray B-----20    3    5    12    89    151    14
Quoyburray--------20    3    5    12    81    159    14
Wanderers B------20    3    1    16    68    172    10
RBL2----------------20    0    2    18    55    185    2

RESULTS
ORKNEY TEAM PLAY-OFF
Kirkwall Legion 11, Stenness 1.

ORKNEY DOUBLES PLAY-OFF
Kevin Firth and Derek Gray 3, Dennis Watt and Keith Chalmers 0.

ORKNEY SINGLES PLAY-OFF
Paul Foubister 2, Davy Cooper 3.

WILLIAMSON’S A LEAGUE
Quoyburray B 2, Meadowbank 10; Wanderers B 4, Wanderers 8; Legion 9, OGC
3; RBL2 6, Quoyburray 6; Untouchables A 6, Commodore 6. No game ­
Untouchables.

WILLIAMSON¹S B LEAGUE
Fanooks 10, Shore 2; Sands 2 6; Sands 6; Sanday, 12, Tankerness 0; Bilco
Boys 3, Likely Lads 9; Shore 2 7, Murray Arms 5. No game ­ Deerness.

FIXTURES
Friday, April 22
Kirkwall v Shetland, in the Masonic Club, at 7.30pm.

Saturday, April 23
Anniversary Open Singles, in the Royal British Legion, at 1.30pm.

Friday, April 29
Charity Doubles, ladies and gents, in the Masonic Club, at 8pm.