The twentieth week of KDDL league action has passed, and what a week it was!
Very little has been decided for definite yet in either league. The Legion finally found themselves on the wrong end of a result as the Commodores beat them 7-5 in a match of extremely high quality.
This leaves the Commodores only two points behind, but the Legion have a game in hand. Sanday got the better of the Golf Club in the race to third spot, while the Untouchables had a hefty win over Quoyburray 'B', ensuring that the Tankerness men will be playing in the 'B' league next season.
The Arrows gave themselves a huge lifeline with a deserved 7-5 win over Wanderers and, with games to play yet against Quoyburray 'B', it is a possibility that their catch-up match with the Nomads could be a decider in seeing who goes down in second bottom position.
The Exiles worked hard to win over Quoyburray, but still remain only promotion candidates at the moment, as there is the slightest of mathematical probabilities that they could still end up in third place.
Shapinsay retained their grip on second place with a win over the Young Loons, whilst RBL2 kept their faint hopes alive with a solid win over bottom placed Sands.
180s were hit by: Billy Ward, Derek Firth, Kevin Gray, Ian Findlay, Stuart Thomson, Keith Brumpton, Gordy Rendall (OGC), Stevie Linklater, Alan Gray, Paul Foubister, Brett Dickinson, Ben Johnston, Alan Findlay, Jamie Marwick, Steven Skea, Andrew Rendall, Davy Henderson, Dennis Watt, Darryl Robertson, Robbie Stanger (two), Graham Firth (two), Ivan Leslie (two), Nicol Gray (two) and Don Wilson (two).
Ton plus checkouts were scored by: Archie Yule 100, Jamie Marwick 100, Colin Leslie 100, Toby Penwarden 100, Kevin Gray 101, Stevie Moar 102, Leigh Shearer 107, Gary Norquoy 111, Michael Muir 116, Jason Cook 126, Wayne Monkman 134, Robert Hutchison 138, Andrew Rendall 138, Lee MacPherson 149 and Robbie Stanger 141, 156
Tennents Kirkwall Open Final: Kevin Gray 5, Keith Hood 4 (See separate report)
Commodores 7, Legion 5; Legion Arrows 7, Wanderers 5; OGC 4, Sanday 8;Untouchables 10, Quoyburray 'B' 2; Warriors 7, Bilco Boys 5; Nomads 3, Untouchables 'A' 9;
Muppets 5, Tigers 7; Tankerness 10, Vikings 2; Shapinsay 8, Young Loons 4; Sanday 'B' 5, Murray Arms 7; Quoyburray 4, Exiles 8; RBL2 11, Sands 1.
Friday, March 15,
League Mixed Doubles, Legion, names by 7.30pm
Wanderers v Legion; Legion Arrows v Sanday; Commodores v Quoyburray 'B'; OGC v Bilco Boys; Untouchables v Untouchables 'A'; Nomads v Warriors.
Vikings v Tigers; Tankerness v Young Loons; Muppets v Murray Arms; Shapinsay v Exiles;
Sanday 'B' v Sands; RBL2 v Quoyburray;
Friday, March 22
League Singles (Ranking), Masonic, names by 7.30pm