There was a very good entry for the Pit Stop Cup as 44 players came forward for the second of the ranking points events.Twenty-three ‘A’ players and 21 ‘B’ players took part.
Some of the top players were missing but the standard of the darts was of the highest quality and by the time the points came into play, 4 ‘B’ players and 12 ‘A’ players were still playing.
Only one ‘B’ player made the quarter final however, and once again the semi-final line up could have been hand picked with Kevin Gray beating Ivan Leslie in the first game and Neil Croy overcoming Ian Linklater in the other semi. This made it an all Legion final which Kevin took 4-1.
Ranking points: Jim Brown, 14 points; Stevie Linklater, 12; Kevin Gray, 12; Neil Croy, 12; Billy Ward, 10; Gary Wilson, 7; Robbie Stanger, 7; Ian Linklater, 7; Ivan Leslie, 7; Paul Firth, 6.Another 18 players have points ranging from 5 to 3. The next ranking event is the Jim Scollie Masters on November 21.
There’s no change at the top of Williamsons ‘A’ League with the Golf Club still top on game difference after a narrow 7-5 win over Untouchables.
The Commodores closed the gap to only two games with a 11-1 defeat of Quoyburray. Sanday are only a point behind with a game in hand after their 7-5 win over Untouchables ‘A’. The Legion are not too far behind also. With a game in hand they beat Wanderers 8-4.
There was also a good 8-4 win for RBLM over the Nomads and a first win for Sands ‘2’ by beating Quoyburray ‘B’ 7-5, which leaves the Quoyburray boys the only team in the ‘A’ League without a win.
There’s also no change at the top of the Williamsons ‘B’ League with St Ola on full points after beating the Motorhoose 10-2, who also lost 7-5 to the Masonic, but they went down 8-4 to the Legion Arrows.
Murray Arms kept up the pressure at the top with a great 8-4 defeat of Shapinsay who are now nine points off the top. Muppets had no luck against Tankerness and lost out 9-3.
180s: Paul Firth, Brett Dickenson, Michael Montgomery, Colin Kirkpatrick, Aaron Mitchell, Michael Moodie, Trevor Shearer, Billy Ward, Raymie Rendall, Kenny Gillespie, Jamie Rendall, Steven Griffiths, Derek Ward Snr, Gary Peace, Ian Eunson, Billy Brown, 2 from Stevie Linklater, Leigh Shearer, Robbie Stanger, Ivan Leslie, Neil Croy, Kevin Gray who leads the table on 12 followed on 11 by Stevie Linklater.
High checkouts: 100s from Michael Montgomery, Neil Twatt, Erlend Eunson, Brett Dickenson and Bruce Moar who also had a 107; 102 Mike Bain; 103 Stevie Linklater; 104 Derek Ward Jnr; 111 Roy Foubister, Billy Ward who also hit 115 and 156; Brian Moar 111 and a table topping 167; 114 Graham Reid; 118 Jim Brown; Michael Moodie 120; James Flett, Kevin Gray. Bruce Moar and Stevie Linklater had a 12 dart doubles leg.
The next big game is on Saturday with the Davy Cooper Memorial Cup in the Masonic Club. Names must be in by 2.30pm and it’s open to any player in Orkney.
Donations for the raffle would be appreciated. Money raised at the event will go to the RNLI and Fishermen’s Mission.
Pit Stop Cup (ranking) final — Kevin Gray beat Neil Croy 4-1.
Williamsons ‘A’ League — Nomads 4, RBLM 8; Untouchables 5, OGC 7; Quoyburray ‘B’ 5, Sands ‘2’ 7; Legion 8, Wanderers 4; Untouchables ‘A’ 5, Sanday 7; Commodores 11, Quoyburray 1.
Williamsons ‘B’ League — Masonic 4, Legion Arrows 8; St Ola 16, Motorhoose 2; Muppets 3, Tankerness 9; Murray Arms 8, Shapinsay 4; Motorhoose 5, Masonic 7.
Saturday, November 8: Davy Cooper Open Singles — Masonic, 2.30pm.
Friday, November 21: Jim Scollie Masters (ranking) — Legion, 7.30pm.
Monday, November 10 : Williamsons ‘A’ League: Untouchables v Nomads; Quoyburray ‘B’ v RBLM; Legion v OGC; Untouchables ‘A’ v Sands ‘2’; Quoyburray v Wanderers; Commodores v Sanday.
Williamsons ‘B’ League: St Ola v Masonic; Bilco Boys v Legion Arrows; Muppets v Motorhoose; Shapinsay v Shore; Murray Arms v Tankerness