Is it all over in the Williamson’s ‘A’ League?
Few people would argue, as the Legion moved eight points clear after a devastating display up at the Golf Club, as they came from 2-0 down to win 10-2 and also reach the magic 100 for games for.
With only 20 conceded, it means they are averaging 10-2 for the season.
The reason they moved eight points clear was because second-placed Untouchables went down 7-5 to third-placed Wanderers and they are now only two points off the second spot, so the real fight could be for that runner-up spot.
At the other end, Quoyburray ‘B’ are in trouble as they went down 8-4 in the local Derby with Quoyburray and the gap is seven points – a lot to take back with only eight games to go.
Elsewhere, there was a good win for the Commodores (8-4 over Meadowbank) and look out for Untouchables ‘A’, 10-2 winners over Sanday.
The lead for RBLM in the Williamson’s ‘B’ League is even larger, as with a 10-2 win over their nearest challengers the Murray Arms, they are now 12 points in the lead, so it looks as if the battle there is also for second spot.
RBLM are also over the 100 games for mark and, in ten games, have only lost 14.
The Shore ‘2’ and Shapinsay battled out a hard-fought 6-6 draw and both are very much in the hunt for the runner-up spot, as are the Bilco Boys with a very good 8-4 win over the Shore, who are five points adrift at the bottom.
Deerness and Tankerness gained a good point with a 6-6 draw, and the Likely Lads dented the hopes of the Sands by beating them 7-5 on their home patch.
There were 180s from Thorfinn Eunson, Leigh Shearer, Martin Peace, James Flett, Davy Henderson, Kevin Gray, David Kirkpatrick, Neil Drever, Henry Bateman and two from Stevie Linklater.
High finishes of: 100 from Brian Moar; 102 Michael Muir Snr; 103 Wilfie Tulloch; 104 twice from Graham Rendall, Shapinsay; 114 Stevie Linklater; 116 Robbie Stanger; 117 Keith Brumpton; 120 Ray Butcher; 113 Brian Stevenson; and a 150 from Jamie Robertson, and Ian Linklater scored a 171.
It’s the ‘B’ boys chance for glory next Friday (February 17), with the ‘B’ League Doubles in the Masonic Club. Names by 7.30 p.m.
All ‘B’-registered players can play, enter as a pair.
There’s great news from Neil Stevenson, as he’s hosting another Orkney Darts Classic on Saturday, September 1.
Eight top players will be taking on eight of Orkney’s best.
Four qualifying games will be played, with full details on the line-up, dates and venues to be confirmed at a later date.
Williamson’s ‘A’ League: Meadowbank 4, Commodores 8; Untouchables 5, Wanderers 7; Legion 10, OGC 2; Quoyburray 8, Quoyburray ‘B’ 4; Untouchables ‘A’ 10, Sanday 2.
Williamson’s ‘B’ League: RBLM 10, Murray Arms 2; Bilco Boys 8, Shore 4; Shore ‘2’ 6, Shapinsay 6; Sands 5, Likely Lads 7; Deerness 6, Tankerness 6.
Friday, February 17
‘B’ League Doubles – Masonic Club – 7.30 p.m.
Williamson’s ‘A’ League: Commodores v Untouchables; Meadowbank v Legion; Wanderers v Quoyburray; OGC v Sanday; Quoyburray v Untouchables ‘A’.
Williamson’s ‘B’ League: Likely Lads v Murray Arms; Sands v Shore; RBLM v Shapinsay; Bilco Boys v Tankerness; Deerness v Shore ‘2’.