Both the Williamson’s darts leagues have more or less reached the three-quarter mark and it looks odds on that the present leaders in both leagues will go on to clinch the titles.
In the Williamson’s ‘A’ League, the Legion finally finished any chance that the Wanderers had by beating them 8-4.
The main challengers are the Golf Club and they kept on track with a 11-1 beating of Quoyburray who look doomed to be relegated along with Meadowbank who lost out 10-2 to Quoyburray ‘B’ who have moved up into fourth place ahead of the Wanderers.
The Commodores are still on the tail of the Golf Club after defeating Untouchables ‘A’ 9-3. The RBLM v Untouchables game was postponed.
What a week for Shapinsay in the Williamson’s ‘B’ League as they played three games. It was also a great week for the Legion Arrows as they beat Shapinsay 7-5 to inflict the first defeat for the isles boys but it didn't do much harm as Shapinsay won the other two games 11-1 over the Nomads and 8-4 against the Likely Lads.
The Arrows also played another game but couldn't keep up the form shown against Shapinsay and went down 7-5 to Shore ‘2’.
It was a week for two games as the Likely Lads also had another game and they lost that as well 8-4 at the Sands and they closed up on Shapinsay but still trail by nine points.
Elsewhere Tankerness had a good 10-2 win at the Shore and are in fourth spot. Deerness are putting up a great fight for a top place after beating the Bilco Boys 8-4.
There’s no score in from the Murray Arms v Sands ‘2’. The Murray Boys are now two games adrift.
There have been 180s from Graham Reid, Billy Ward, Roy Foubister, Leigh Shearer, Robbie Stanger, Davy Henderson, Kevin Gray, Brian Moar, Billy Eunson, Ian Eunson. High checkouts include a 100 from Colin Leslie and Brian Moar who also had a 120, 106 Kevin Gray and a 146, 106 and 112 Robbie Stanger, 108 Brett Dickenson, 111 Callum Miller twice, 115 Arthur Cruickshanks, 116 Des Gillespie and Graham Rendall, 121 Ray Findlay, 122 Robbie Norquoy, and 140 George Low.
It’s a big night on Friday with the final ranking points event, the League Singles in the Legion. Names by 7.30 p.m.
Most of the teams are secure but a couple of points or more could catapult a number of players into the top nine.
Then next week it’s the highlight of the season with the Carling and J. W. Gray Kirkwall Open in the Masonic Club on Saturday, March 9. Names by 1.30 p.m. Please note the time.
After next week’s league games, there will be a break from league games with a week of 301 double start cups starting on Monday, March 11 with the Knight Cup for ‘A’ teams of four to six players. Then on Tuesday, March 12 it’s for ‘B’ teams. The ‘A’ games are in the Legion, the ‘B’ games in the Masonic.
Then it’s the Tom Notman Cup. It’s singles for any player who is playing or has played in the past for the K-DDL.
There will be a committee meeting on Wednesday, March 6, in the Masonic Club at 8 p.m.
Williamson’s ‘A’ League : Wanderers 4, Legion 8; OGC 11, Quoyburray 1; Commodores 9, Untouchables ‘A’ 3; RBLM v Untouchables postponed; Quoyburray ‘B’ 10, Meadowbank 2; no game — Sanday.
Williamson’s ‘B’ League: Murray Arms v Sands ‘2’ no score; Sands 8, Likely Lads 4; Deerness 8, Bilco Boys 4; Shore 2, Tankerness 10; Nomads 1, Shapinsay 11; Legion Arrows 5, Shore ‘2’ 7; Shapinsay 5, Legion Arrows 7; Shapinsay 8, Likely Lads 4.
Monday, March 4
Williamson’s ‘A’ League: Legion v Quoyburray; Wanderers v Untouchables ‘A’; OGC v Untouchables; Commodores v Meadowbank; RBLM v Sanday; no game — Quoyburray ‘B’.
Williamson’s ‘B’ League: Sands ‘2’ v Likely Lads; Murray Arms v Bilco Boys; Sands v Tankerness; Deerness v Shapinsay; Shore v Legion Arrows; Nomads v Shore ‘2’.
Friday, March 1
League Singles — Legion, 7.30 p.m.
Saturday, March 9
Carling Kirkwall Open — Masonic, 1.30 p.m.