Both the Williamson’s ‘A’ and ‘B’ Leagues are complete, except for one ‘B’ game which won’t affect the placings.
In the Williamson’s ‘A’ League, the Legion, already crowned champions, finished off with a 12-0 whitewash of bottom team Quoyburray ‘B’, and remained undefeated over the 18 games, averaging 10,1 for every game.
The Untouchables had a very good, but close, game at the Golf Club, winning 7-5.
This was good enough to give them second spot, but 13 points behind the Legion.
The Golf Club did very well to come in fourth, behind third-placed Wanderers, who are in sixth spot.
The Untouchables ‘A’ finished in great style with a 8-4 defeat of Meadowbank, and there was also a good win for Sanday by 10-2 over Quoyburray, who were a bit disappointing after a good start, but finished well clear of bottom spot.
In the Williamson’s ‘B’ League, RBLM also finished undefeated and just pipped the Legion, averaging 10,3 over the season each game, and also had five whitewashes.
The Murray Arms finished with a six-all draw with Bilco Boys but still took second spot, ahead of Shore ‘2’, who beat the Shore 7-5.
It was a good week for Shapinsay, who had two wins – 10-2 over Sands and 9-3 against Tankerness. The Sands also lost out 7-5 to Deerness.
The Likely Lads lost out 9-3 to RBLM.
There were 180s from Alan Gray, Raymond Foubister, Derek Firth, Kevin Gray, Graham Reid, Ian Wilkie, Mike Bain, Billy Ward, Brian Stevenson, David Kirkpatrick, Trevor Shearer, Thorfinn Eunson, Billy Bruce, and two from Ivan Leslie, Martin Peace, Brian Moar and Robbie Stanger, with four from Keith Brumpton.That takes the total 180s to 399 for the season – a new record. The old record was 286!
Top of the table was Kevin Gray, with 30, also a new record. Second was Ivan Leslie on 26, with Robbie Stanger third on 24.
High checkouts: 100 from Kevin Gray, who also had a 102; 100 from Neil Drever; 101 Freddy Tait; 102 Robbie Stanger and Brian Moar who also had a 104, as did Steve Gray; 108 Ian Wilkie; 116 Leigh Shearer; 118 Brian Stevenson; 126 Edrian Skea; and 129 Mark Louttit.
That brings the total to 250, with Kevin Gray hitting 15, just ahead of Robbie Stanger on 14.
Jimmy Miller had the highest out in the Williamson’s ‘A’ League, with 160, and Glen Miller heads the ‘B’ list, with 152.
The presentation “do” is on Friday, April 27, the week after the team’s return from Shetland.
All players who have won cups or trophies during the season should attend, but not only winners as it’s a do to wind down the season.
Tickets are on sale from the secretary and are only £3 – the price of a pint. It’s surely not too much to ask once a year. A lot of people put a lot of effort in to organise these events – don’t let them down.
With eight professionals coming up in September, the K-DDL will be holding qualifying rounds to find eight locals to play.
The Big boys dates as follows: Friday, May 18, Masonic Club; Friday, May 25, Stromness Golf Club; Friday, June 1, Commodore bar; Friday, June 8, Kirkwall Legion Club. All games, 7.30 p.m. start.
Two from each venue will go forward, and winners from the previous game will not be allowed to play twice.
Williamson’s ‘A’ League: Sanday 10, Quoyburray 2; Legion 12, Quoyburray ‘B’ 0; OGC 5, Untouchables 7; Commodores 5, Wanderers 7; Untouchables ‘A’ 8, Meadowbank 4.
Williamson’s ‘B’ League: Tankerness 3, Shapinsay 9; Shore 5, Shore ‘2’ 7; Murray Arms 6, Bilco Boys 6; Likely Lads 3, RBLM 9; Sands 5, Deerness 7; Shapinsay 10, Sands 2.
Friday, April 20: Inter League/County game, Lerwick.
Friday, April 27: Darts Do, Masonic, 8 p.m.
Friday, May 4: Charity Ladies and Gents Doubles, Masonic, 7.30 p.m.