Thirty-one players turned up for the B League Singles. The standard was very good, as always, and some big names exited early on.
Scott Walls, the defending champion, went out at the last eight stage to Liam Drever, who was playing well, but he in turn went out in the semi-final to the very impressive Kenny Gillespie. In the other semi, Gary Peace made the final by beating Stuart Paterson.
In the final, Gary was on top form and took the title 4-2. Kenny had a higher average with 67.2, against 64.5 for Gary.
It’s on to the league doubles on Friday night, the second last ranking points event. It’s in the Legion – names in by 7.30pm.
The Legion has moved to the top of the Williamsons A League on games difference over the Golf Club. They beat Quoyburray 9-3, but the Golf Club have a game in hand after their tie with RBLM was postponed.
Commodores were top-scorers, beating the Untouchables A 11-1, and the other Untouchables had lost out 8-4 to the Wanderers. Sands 2 picked up other points with a 7-5 defeat of the Nomads. Sanday got back on the winning trail by beating Quoyburray B 8-4.
There were no B League games played owing to the singles event.
180s from Ben Hogan, Brian Moar, Robbie Norquoy, Colin Leslie, Kenny Gillespie, Neil Croy, Kevin Gray, Davy Henderson, Keith Bain, Alan Gray (2), Robbie Stanger in a 11-darter, Ian Wilkie in a 12-darter, Stuart Paterson and Hamish Baillie.
High checkouts: Kevin Gary (100) and (110); Leigh Shearer and Michael Montgomery (104); Ross Groundwater (105); Sam Caithness (106); Gary Peace, Craig Taylor and Ben Hogan (108); Aaron Edwardson (109); Kenny Gillespie (117); Robbie Norquoy (118); Derek Firth (129); Ian Wilkie and Billy Ward (142); Andrew Moar (154).
High scores: Billy Ward and Liam Drever (177); Sam Caithness (174).
There will be a committee meeting on Wednesday, February 18, in the Masonic Club at 8pm.
Congratulations to the Kirkwall Legion team, who won all three trophies in the Northern Area competition.
B LEAGUE SINGLES FINAL – Gary Peace beat Kenny Gillespie, 4-2
Williamsons A League
OGC v RBLM postponed; Sands ‘2’ 7, Nomads 5; Wanderers 8, Untouchables 4; Sanday 8, Quoyburray B 4; Quoyburray 3, Legion 9; Untouchables A 1, Commodores 11.
Friday, February 13
League Doubles – Legion 7.30pm
Monday, February 16
Williamsons A League
RBLM v Nomads; OGC v Untouchables; Sands 2 v Quoyburray B; Wanderers v Legion; Sanday v Untouchables A; Quoyburray v Commodores;
Williamsons B League
St Ola v Shore; Masonic v Motorhoose; Murray Arms v Legion Arrows; Muppets v Shapinsay; Bilco Boys v Tankerness.