07 May 2018
May weeked darts raised £1300 for Macmillan Orkney

Pictured at the May weekend charity darts are, back row from left, runners-up John Marshall and John Kewlie, Nicky Laird and Hazel Groundwater.
Pictured front from left are winners Stevie Linklater and Craig Taylor receiving their trophy from Charlie Tulloch, and ladies winners Jean Scott and Debbie Tait.

The annual May weekend charity darts took place in the Kirkwall Masonic on Friday night, when the amazing sum of £1300 was raised for Macmillan Orkney.
On the night there are two competitions, men's and ladies doubles.
In the ladies competition it was Jean Scott and Debbie Tait who claimed the trophy by beating Hazel Groundwater and Nicky Laid in the final.
The winning ladies were presented with a brand new cup which was donated by ladies league president Hazel Groundwater in memory of Carole Celli who was always a great supporter of this event, and many other charity events.
Mintlaw players, on their annual visit to Orkney for the May weekend, always came along to support the event, and this year was no different, playing some great darts and very generously supporting the fundraising on the night.
In the men's competition Craig Taylor and Stevie Linklater ensured the trophy stayed in Kirkwall by beating the Mintlaw visitors John Marshall and John Kewlie in the final.
Huge thanks go to Charlie Tulloch from the Masonic for organising the fundraising raffle and bottle stall on the night, with helpers Liz Hay, Margaret Sutherland and Katie Croy.
Charlie has also collected 5 pences in a jar over the year, and had organised a gin tasting in the Masonic later this month, with these proceeds also adding to the total raised for Macmillan Orkney, in memory of Carole.
KDDL president Craig Taylor thanked all who very generously donated prizes, bought tickets, and had a go at the bottle stall and the bottle of port coin push. The eventual winner, after some fierce competition for the bottle was Gary Wilson.
The darts season is almost at and end, with just two events to go.
The first is the annual Tattie Bogle Charity Shield which takes place this Friday at 7.30pm in the Legion. There will also be a raffle and fun board competitions.
Funds raised at this mixed doubles event will be donated to Eunson Kloss Residents Association in memory of Jim Scollie and will be added to the money already raised at Steven Flett Memorial Darts last month.
Donations for the raffle will be most welcome.
Then, the final event of the year takes place the following week, the annual men and ladies leagues trophy presentation and mixed doubles darts on Saturday May 17. Names by 7.30pm.
There are still a small number of cups and trophies to come in, can they please be handed into the Masonic as soon as possible so they can be engraved.
Team registration books for the 2018/19 season will also be available on the night, and from them on, from committee members on request.


Friday, May 11
Tattie Bogle Charity Shield, Legion, 7.30pm.

Saturday, May 19
Darts Do - trophy presentation & mixed doubles.
Masonic 7.30pm.

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