23 teams will compete in the Kirkwall and District Darts League this coming season.
With new teams in the mix and a few changes in team line-ups, the future looks bright for a highly competitive season ahead.
16 players attended the AGM on Sunday night in the Legion, marking the start of the 51st season for the organisation, following the successful celebrations making the 50th anniversary earlier this year.
Team representatives picked up most of the schedules, score cards and contact sheets, while the others were to be delivered over the following days. Please pin them up in venues.
The season begins for A players on Monday Sept 4 and the B the following night.
For A teams, the Allied Hotels Cup will be held in the Legion at 7.30 pm, while the B players will play for the St Ola Cup in the Masonic, with the same 7.30 pm start time.
With several cups to be played for, the league season then gets underway the week beginning September 25.
Thanks to Ally Flett at Williamson's Butchers for sponsoring the leagues once again, the support is very much appreciated by the players and committee.
The new committee were put in post at the AGM.
The 2017-18 committee is: president Craig Taylor; vice-president Robbie Stanger; treasurer Davie Henderson; secretary Jim Scollie. Committee members: Stevie Linklater, Brett Dickenson, Ian Linklater, Robbie Norquoy and Iain Wilkie.
Jim has been on the committee since the league began back in 1967, while Craig is beginning his 23rd year on the committee.
Brian Moar stood down from committee, being replaced by Iain Wilkie. Brian has however kindly agreed that he will continue to update the league tables throughout the season.
The committee is grateful to Brian for his support once again.
One change this year to note, the AGM agreed that the league doubles will no longer be a ranking points competition, however it will still be played as it is one of the leagues most prestigious trophies to win, with the winners qualifying to play in the Orkney doubles championship.
As a replacement ranking points cup, league presi
dent Craig Taylor is to kindly donate a brand new cup to be played as a singles raking competition, which along with the other six major singles will count towards qualification to be part of the team which is set to take on Shetland in the annual clash between the two sides.
Further details and updates can be found on the Orkney Darts Facebook page.