There was a very good turnout for the first of three charity events.
The Steven Flett Memorial Shield attracted 24 gents and 21 young ladies, so three ladies got the chance to play again after losing out in the first round.
The holders for the last five years, Kevin and Shona, went out in the semi-final to a very impressive Catherine Clyde and Stevie Linklater, three nil, and Catherine hit all the doubles.
She continued in the final as the former champions became the present champs with a three-nil win over Margaret Sutherland and Ray Butcher, who had played really well to make the final.
The next big event is the presentation night in the Masonic on Saturday, April 18. It is a ticket-only do so get your tickets from the secretary.
The Williamson’s ‘A’ League came to an end with a flourish and some surprise results.
The Legion finished off with only one defeat and their 10-2 defeat of Quoyburray ‘B’ condemned the country boys to the wooden spoon. Joining them in the ‘B’ league is the other Quoyburray team. Even though, they beat RBLM 8-4, they crashed 7-5 to the Nomads and that win took the Nomads above them.
The Commodores made sure of second spot with another 12-nil whitewash. The Golf boys missed out on game difference event after beating the Wanderers 9-3. Sanday finished on a high with an 8-4 defeat of RBLM. The Untouchables got the better of the Untouchables ‘A’ 9-3.
One game was played in the Williamson’s ‘B’ league, with Shapinsay beating the Masonic 8-4, so the Bilco Boys get the wooden spoon.
180’s from Kevin Gray, Des Gillespie, Trevor Shearer, Ian Wilkie, Craig Taylor, Alan Gray, Brian Moar, James Flett, Jim Brown, Ryan Tulloch, Robert Gatt and two from Leigh Shearer, Michael Muir Snr and Stevie Linklater who also scored 177 and 174. That makes the total of 180s this season at 412. Top player with 43 was Kevin Gray.
High checkouts of a 106 and 107 Neil Croy; 112 Ross Groundwater; 114 Davy Henderson and Raymond Foubister; 116 Kevin Gray, who also had the most high checkouts of 23. Ian Wilkie had a 174 score.
Other interesting scores — Highest ‘B’ finish score: 154 Andrew Moar.
Highest ‘A’ finish score: 170 Derek Firth. Top-ranked player with 48 Stevie Linklater.
‘B’ Doubles won by Kenny Gillespie and Graham Firth. ‘B’ Singles: Garry Peace. Doubles Champions: Kevin Gray and Derek Firth. Singles Champion for the tenth time: Stevie Linklater.
The Orkney Championship will be played in the Legion on Wednesday, April 22, when the champions of East and West will meet.
Steven Flett Mixed Doubles Final: Stevie Linklater and Catherine Clyde 3, Ray Butcher and Margaret Sutherland 0.
Williamson’s ‘A’ League: Quoyburray ‘B’ 2, Legion 10; Untouchables 9, Untouchables ‘A’ 3; Nomads 7, Quoyburray 5; RBLM 4, Sanday 8; OGC 9, Wanderers 3; Commodores 12, Sands ‘2’ 0; Quoyburray 8, RBLM 4.
Williamson’s ‘B’ League: Shapinsay 8, Masonic 4.
Saturday, April 18 — Trophy presentation, Masonic, 8pm.
Friday, April 24 — Inter-League County game, Masonic, 7pm.
Saturday, April 25 — Anniversary Sheild, Legion 1.30pm
Wednesday, April 22 — Orkney Championships Play-off, Legion.