A good entry of 39 players came forward for the Steven Flett Memorial Shield — the first of three charity events.
It was a mixed doubles event and, as there were more lads than lasses, three young ladies got two bites of the cherry, and one of them partnered Brian Moar to the final — Lorna was her name.
But, waiting for them was defending champions Kevin and Shona Gray, going for their fourth title on the trot.
And they duly obliged, winning 4-2.
Both the Williamsons Darts Leagues are now at a close, apart from a couple of games, which have no bearing on league placings.
In the Williamsons ‘A’ League, the Golf Club took second spot with a better games-difference, after whitewashing the Murray Arms 12-0, which puts the ’Hope boys back down to the ‘B’ League along with Shapinsay, who finished with no points after going down 8-4 to the Untouchables ‘A’.
The Commodores had to settle for third place, even though they beat RBLM 10-2.
It wasn’t enough though, losing out by five games to OGC.
The Untouchables finished on a high, with a great 9-3 defeat of the Wanderers, and Sanday also did well, with a 9-3 win over Quoyburray ‘B’, and finish in fourth place. The Legion v Quoyburray was postponed.
In the Williamsons ‘B’ League, there was a shock for the new champions Sands ‘2’, as they crashed 7-5 to the Shore, who finished in third spot and the Nomads ended up just one point behind the Sands ‘2’ in second spot, after a good 8-4 win over the St Ola.
Too many drawn games was the Nomads downfall, but they will be in the ‘A’ League next year.
Meadowbank had a very good 10-2 win over Deerness, and the Bilco Boys finished with a 7-5 defeat of the Motorhoose.
The Legion Arrows have had a good season, and ended by beating the Likely Lads 8-4. No score from the Tankerness v Sands game.
There were 180s from Brian Moar, Michael Muir Jnr, Michael Moodie, Keith Bain, Gordon Rendall, Billy Ward, Freddie Tait, Leigh Shearer, Derek Farmer, Ian Findlay, Colin Barnett, Edrian Skea, Kevin Gray, Paul Firth, Brian Stevenson, and Kenny Gillespie, two from Olaf Moar, Brian Murray, Stevie Linklater and Ian Wilkie, and Raymie Rendall had three.
High checkouts: 100 from Ian Campbell and Cammy Scott; 101 Ryan Tulloch; Bruce Moar also had a 107; 105 Edrian Skea; 106 Alan Gray, Kevin Gray; 109 Gordon Rendall, Brian Moar; 110 Graham Louttit; 114 and 118 Craig Taylor; 118 Michael Moodie, David Kirkpatrick; 120 Ian Eunson; 125 Wilfie Tulloch; 128 Colin Kirkpatrick, and 138 Martin Peace and Michael Moodie, and Michael Muir Jnr had an 11-dart doubles leg.
That takes the number of high checkouts to 110 for the ‘B’ League and 215 for the ‘A’ League — a total of 325. Last year, it was 268.
The total of 180s scored is 574, compared to 509 last year.
‘B’ high checkout Bill Robertson 157. ‘A’ high checkout Robbie Stanger 161.
Kevin Gray had 53 180s, and 20 over 100 checkouts for the ‘A’ League, while Raymie Rendall had seven in the ‘B’ League.
It’s good luck to both the ladies and gents teams who are up in Shetland for the annual Inter-League/County games this weekend.
Steven Flett Memorial Shield final: Kevin Gray and Shona Gray beat Brian Moar and Lorna Firth 4-2.
Williamsons ‘A’ League: Untouchables 9, Wanderers 3; Quoyburray ‘B’ 3, Sanday 9; Murray Arms 0, OGC 12; Legion v Quoyburray — postponed; RBLM 2, Commodores 10; Shapinsay 4, Untouchables ‘A’ 8.
Williamsons ‘B’ League: Bilco Boys 7, Motorhoose 5; Nomads 8, St Ola 4; Meadowbank 10, Deerness 2; Likely Lads 4, Legion Arrows 8; Shore 7, Sands ‘2’ 5; Tankerness v Sands — no score.