There was not a big turnout for the first of the two charity games.
There were 11 pairs in the gents, and seven in the ladies’ competition.
Both games included players from the visiting Mintlaw team, but both were won by local players.
The ladies’ winners were Lorraine Bradley and Hazel Groundwater, who beat Yvonne Turnbull and Lynn Kewley.
The gents’ winners were Michael Moodie and Brett Dickenson, with a 4-2 defeat of Ian Wilkie and Craig Taylor.
All proceeds of the darts and raffle, run by Charlie and Carol, goes to help the Belarus children enjoy their stay in Orkney. Over £800 was raised on the night.
The next charity event is on Friday May 9th night in the Legion.
It’s the popular Tattie Bogle Shield, and it’s a mixed doubles event, with names out of the hat, and must be in, by 7.30 p.m. There’s also a raffle, where you could win a dartboard, or a box of used matches — but it’s fun, and there’s also the fun dartboards.
Great news for the darts scene in Orkney, as seven top professional players, led by Gary Anderson, will be in Kirkwall’s Pickaquoy Centre on Saturday, August 30, to play seven of the local players.
The visiting players are Gary Anderson, Colin LLyyd, Terry Jenkins, Wayne Mardle, John Henderson and Michael Smith.
And, to decide the local players, there will be four qualifying rounds, run by the KDDL committee, starting on Friday, May 30, in the Kirkwall Legion Club, then: Friday, June 20, in the Royal Hotel, Stromness; June 27, in the Kirkwall Masonic Club; and on Friday, July 4, also in the Masonic Club.
The top two players in each will qualify but, in the last qualifier, the two beaten semi-finalists will play off for the ninth spot and he, or she, will play with the pros.
It’s open to any player, male or female, and all names should be in by 7.30 p.m. The entry fee for these events is £5 per player. More details to follow soon.
The Darts Do and annual presentation of trophies takes place in the Kirkwall Masonic on Friday May 16. Mixed doubles darts, trophy presentation and Karaoke. Tickets will be on sale from the Tattie Bogle Darts night and after that from Tattie or Linda Harcus. They are only £3 so come along for a good night!
Gents’ Charity Doubles Final: Michael Moodie and Brett Dickenson beat Ian Wilkie and Craig Taylor 4-2.
Ladies’ Charity Doubles Final: Lorraine Bradley and Hazel Groundwater beat Yvonne Turnbull and Lynn Kewley.
Friday, May 9: Tattie Bogle Shield, Mixed Doubles, Legion, 7.30 p.m.
May 16: Darts Do in the Masonic.