Thirty-nine players came forward for the E. R. & T. Craigie Singles, a ranking points event.
With such a strong field, some big names fell early on, including the top ranked player, Kevin Gray.
But, by semi-final time, it was familiar faces, with Brian Moar beating Bruce Moar 3-2, and in the other semi, Michael Bain took out Stevie Linklater 3-0.
But Michael couldn’t take the title, going down to Brian, but only 4-3.
It was welcome points for both players.
In the Williamson’s ‘A’ League, the Legion have moved seven points ahead, after defeating the Quoyburray ‘B’ 9-3 — their 58th straight league win.
The reason they increased their lead is because the Golf Club were drawing six-all with the Commodores, and that allowed the Wanderers to move closer to the teams above after a close 7-5 win over RBLM. They are now only two points off third spot.
Poor old Meadowbank have still to collect a point after going down 8-4 to Untouchables ‘A’.
Still in with a chance are Sanday, after beating the Quoyburray 8-4, but they are eight points off second spot, and that’s a lot to catch up.
Shapinsay continue to dominate the Williamson’s ‘B’ League after beating the Bilco Boys 11-1.
Things are not very clear in the ‘B’ League, as too many score cards are not being handed in on time, which is noon on Saturday. No card means no score and no points!
All the other games ended in six-all draws, so no dramatic change in league positions.
There were 180s from Colin Leslie, Mervyn Ward, Alan Gray, Hamish Baillie, Davy Henderson, Brian Murray, Ray Butcher, Billy Ward, Ivan Leslie, Keith Bain, and two from Stevie Linklater, Kevin Gray, Neil Croy, and two back-to-back from Ian Wilkie.
High checkouts: 100 from Earron Skea, 104 Bruce Moar; 109 Derek Firth; 110 Stevie Linklater; 113 Aaron Mitchell; 114 Billy Ward; 120 and 141 Martin Peace, in a 12-dart leg; 120 Robert Gatt; 130 Brian Moar; 131 Sinclair Craigie; and 160 Neil Croy.
Further 180s from Michael Montgomery and Colin Barnett.
The singles in the Auld Motor Hoose didn’t attract a big entry, but they are going to try again on Thursday, February 14. Names by 8.30 p.m. It’s money in, money out, and it’s open.
E. R. & T. Craigie Singles Final: Brian Moar beat Mike Bain 4-3.
Williamson’s ‘A’ League: OGC 6, Commodores 6; RBLM 5, Wanderers 7; Quoyburray ‘B’ 3, Legion 9; Sanday 8, Quoyburray 4; Meadowbank 4, Untouchables ‘A’ 8; no game — Untouchables.
Williamson’s ‘B’ League: Sands v Deerness — no score; Shapinsay 11, Bilco Boys 1; Shore v Murray Arms — no score; Legion Arrows 6, Likely Lads 6; Nomads 6, Sands ‘2’ 6; Tankerness 6, Shore ‘2’ 6.
Friday, February 8: ‘B’ League Singles, Masonic, 7.30 p.m.
Thursday, February 14: Auld Motor Hoose Open Singles, 8.30 p.m.
Monday, February 4: Williamson’s ‘A’ League
OGC v Wanderers; Commodores v Legion; RBLM v Quoyburray; Quoyburray ‘B’ v Untouchables ‘A’; Sanday v Untouchables; no game — Meadowbank.
Williamson’s ‘B’ League:
Sands v Murray Arms; Deerness v Sands ‘2’; Shore v Likely Lads; Nomads v Bilco Boys; Legion Arrows v Tankerness; Shapinsay v Shore ‘2’.
Kevin Gray 33; Stevie Linklater 20; Robbie Stanger 17; Brian Moar 15; Ivan Leslie 14; Ian Wilkie 13; Davy Henderson 10; Alan Gray 10.
A further 67 players have scored at least one 180.