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17 June 2014
Qualifier takes place in Stromness

The next qualifier to win two places to take on the professional darts players in the Orkney Masters is due to take place upstairs in the Royal Hotel in Stromness this Friday, June 20.

It's open to any player, male or female, and all names should be in by 7.30 p.m. The entry fee is £5 per player.

The masters will see seven of the top names in darts travel to Orkney to take on local players, who have the opportunity to qualify to play the pros on the big stage.

The visiting professionals are Gary Anderson, Vincent Van der Voort, Colin Lloyd, Terry Jenkins, Wayne Mardle, John Henderson and Michael Smith.

The event is being organised by Gordon Morrison from Inverness, which the qualifiers run by the committee of the Kirkwall and District Darts League.

The qualifiers started 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.

Tickets for the Orkney Masters are on sale from KT Sports in Kirkwall. (01856 876213)

VIP tables, which seat 8 are priced at £500, standard tables are £320 per table of 8, and individual tickets are priced at £30.