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Well it has been a while is an understatement, with this very serious Pan-Demic having a toll on dart competitions and leagues, to be honest I don’t know of any leagues still playing in Public Houses! YES on-line darts is going strong if that is your preference, however not quite my choice of playing, I know that Gary Thomson has been doing a fabulous job for disability dart players running tournaments etc and it is great that the Scottish Disability Darts players have taken to the sport with such enthusiasm, when you think that less than two years ago there was not a S.D.D. organisation in Scotland, and of course players will be trying extremely hard so that once they toe the ocky again their arm is straight and true as the World Championships are on next year and here in Scotland players will be wanting to pull on the Scottish colours just as they did in Morcambe when the home internationals were held back in a time before Covid -19 spoilt all our fun!

 

Disability Darts Leagues run by Gary (T)

League One, Now it looks like Jamie Briggs is in top form with 5 wins from 5 matches played with 15 points, Kyle Clarke just one point behind sitting on 12 points, and Neil Hunter of Ayrshire infamy sits in joint third place with 10 points from 6 matches, Robert Sutherland from the Kingdom of Fife also on 10 points, and just behind on 9 points is our Scotland captain Paul McMahon, Jamie Briggs has been in cracking form rattling in 5x180’s along with a superb 13 dart game other players recording maximum scores are John Forrest with 2x180’s and Paul McMahon, Grant Murray, Craig Robertson also have filled up the red lipstick to record maximum scores, Neil Hunter has the top game shot so far with a cracking shanghai on the twenties for a 120 take out, Robert Sutherland may not have any maximum scores at the moment but he has fired in a massive 18x140’s that’s some heavy scoring power from the Fife Bull.

League Two, Richard McBride sits at the top of this league with 5 wins from 6 outings for a total of 15 points, Gary Thomson also in joint first place with 15 points and only 1 leg in the differences between them! Third place is Peter Wright Snr with 4 wins and a draw and one loss giving him 13 points, sitting on 12 points apiece are James Millar from Central and David Cartwright from Glasgow & Greenock, though James has played one match less, Ben Edwards of Ayrshire is next with 10 points, then two players on 9 points Lawrence Kelman and Alistair Campbell and Lawrence has played one game less than Alistair, so looks like this league will have lots of changes to come as players seem to be very evenly matched! David Cartwright the only maximum hitter in this league so far but I am sure other players will be joining him soon, David also has the most 140 scores with 8 recorded so far, Richard McBride has the top kill shot a tidy 108 take out, and it has Peter Wright Jnr and Richard McBride both sharing the fastest game with 17 darters apiece.

The Ladies League, looks very tight indeed with Lynn Torrance leading the filed at the moment on 15 points from 6 matches, however Debbie McBride sits on 13 points with a game in hand, next in third position is Diane Millar on 12 points, Jenna Kelman is right behind her only a point adrift with 11 points, slight gap then Margaret Fergusson on 7 points, but all the ladies in the league have points on the board so Lauren Sutherland, Sam Smeaton and Alanna Wright will have a huge say in who takes the title in this race for the top place! As all ladies have the ability to take the points from everyone else in the league, this could be a very interesting race for the championship, also nice to see a couple of the ladies firing in maximum 180’s Margaret Fergusson and Debbie McBride with one maximum each but with a brace of 180’s is Lynn Torrance who has filled up the red lipstick on two occasions so far in the league title race Lynn has also recorded 8x140’s, Top finish has Debbie McBride with a classy 103 game shot, Lynn Torrance with the quickest game a cracking 17 darter.

DISABILITY RANKING TOURNAMENT,

27th Sept, at Styx club at 28 Victoria Road in Kirkcaldy Fife, Register at the control desk 10am (early start) toe the ocky 10-45 am,

All players who are entering must Pre-Enter via your area organisers, please let your are committee's know if you are going once entered even if you decide not to turn up you will still be liable for the entry fee! (been warned)  on the day there are 8 dart boards in use, also a tea/coffee and snacks will be available.

 

DARTS are BACK

First league tournament in the Dreghorn & District dart league , which was held in the Towerlands B.C. saw the Bacardi league singles event being held, this tournament is for the five teams who are at the shall we say the wrong end of the league table!

On the night 26 intrepid darting enthusiasts toed the ocky, Quarter final matches went like this, S McBride 3-2 M Tracy, S Lusby 3-0 A Cowan, D Millar 3-1 B King, D McQuarrie 3-1 J Knox, and so to the s/f stages and it saw  S Lusby 3-0 S McBride, D Millar 3-2 D McQuarrie, and so to the grand final which was a close fought out affair with the match going all the way to the fifth and final leg which saw Stewart Lusby 3-2 Dave Millar, Dave in the fourth leg of the match fired in a superb 15 dart game which culminated in a superb 153 game shot, however the final leg went to Stewart to claim the title of Bacardi Singles Champion 2020.

 

Looks like leagues are starting back, a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes from so many officials, where would we all be without them!

Disability darts Scotland has also been very busy with a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes during lock down, West Lothian & Lanarkshire have a new chairperson, Lawrence Kellman and with his committee all in place I am sure things will be moving forward very fast in that area,

 

Also just saw a photo from Jenna Kellman with her three arrows all centred in the bulls eye, cracking shooting looks like Jenna has been keeping her practise regime going throughout this lock down period,

I am sure all the disability dart players will be champing at the bit to get to the ocky to start playing proper arrows again, nothing like the tingle of nerves when you toe the ocky against your opponent knowing spectators are watching, I admire what has been going on via internet darts and Gary Thomson has done a superb job in keeping players involved, but for myself it is the toeing of the ocky with your opponent standing beside you and both of you trying to get the victory, nerves come into play, somehow for myself playing someone perhaps fifty miles away and no one beside you just does not have the same feel to it for myself, however I realise it suits many players to play on line, for me an old fashioned player that old adage of playing darts in the pub is the way I do it! Have fun which ever way you decide to play!

 

New Cumnock & District Friday night league, A meeting was held tonight in the Working Men’s Club and it has been decided that the league for this season is now over,  this is not the only league to do this and peoples well being has to be looked at very seriously, so well done the committee, better safe than sorry!

 

Honesty & Integrity, you may well wonder why I have said those words, well I for one have always believed that dart players are without a shadow of a doubt the most honest sports people you can come across, for those who can remember many years ago there was syndicates who managed to fix results on the Football pools (long time ago) before the internet and mobile phones etc, some clever folk managed to get the results onto their betting slips by using time zones!! Also what about the cricket, people betting on no-balls, wide’s etc in international matches, so with the internet being the only way a lot of players could play darts over the past few months I honestly hope that the reports of cheating etc , will start to diminish, as I stated have always thought dart players were as honest as the day is long, if you cheat you only cheat yourself! True we can all make mistakes in our counting it happens, probably my biggest poo paa was a wonderful 50-45-50 game shot only to be told em Jim you were on tops,  So folks fingers crossed we will meet on the ocky sooner rather than later if not the ocky see you at the bar!

 

Starting to pick up momentum is sponsorship for the Disability Darts Organisation, coming on board to help sponsor a board for the forth coming World Championships are (M.M.M JOINERY) so a huge THANK YOU  to this Bathgate company for their contribution of Sponsorship to next years Disability Darts World Cup

 Also on board is THE WOROLD FAMOUS Company of TUNNOCKS of Blantyre who are also helping to sponsor a match boards.

If anyone else is wishing to come onboard with Sponsorship no matter how small as every penny counts for our Disabled Members then send me a message to jamesmillar_2011@hotmail.co.uk. Or please speak to any member of the organisation all help is very much appreciated, next year will see Scotland hold the prestige’s Disability Darts World Cup, it does not get any bigger than this, so please if you think you or your company can help in any way please get in touch as all help is so very much appreciated,

You can also leave a message in the Guest Book on this web site just go to the top of the page and leave your message and I will happily get back to you ASAP, Thanks Jim M.

Good news 

Fund Raising, With the lock down raising funds has become extremely difficult for everyone, and so every penny we can raise is now extremely valuable as we go forward to the World Cup, at the moment we are trying very hard to get board sponsors for all the Match Boards that will be used during the Festival of Darts and World Cup, One sponsor to come onboard is Mr Joseph Hosie  who has gladly given Fifty pounds to help sponsor a board Joe as he is better known is Self Employed Electrician from Airdrie (thank you)

 

We hope that other companies and publicans will also come forward to help us out, so let us not stop with the fund raising I realise that some companies will say no, that’s life and in this environment that we live in at the moment it is going to happen, but every now and again someone will come forward and light up our day, so lets remember if we cant raise large amounts of funding there is nothing wrong with getting down to selling football cards and doing raffles, it is amazing how much can be raised by doing lots of these small endeavour’s!

 

More good news the Winner of Gary Thomson’s Internet league Jamie Briggs played professional P.D.C. player Chris Dobey in a CHALLENGE MATCH which Gary had managed to organise for the eventual champion of the league, a best of 11x501 match and looking at the scores there were some superb arrows thrown by both players, Chris won by 6 games to 2, but in no way was Jamie out of his class quite simply both players were in excellent form, Chris firing out 16 ton scores or better with one of those throws a maximum 180, Jamie with 13 ton plus scores Jamie winning his two legs in 19 & 21 deadly arrows, while Pro player Chris fired out his winning legs between 12 & 18 well placed arrows, cracking match with Chris Dobey averaging 92+ per throw which included a superb 156 take out, Jamie Briggs with an excellent 79+ dart average, well done to both players for a superbly played match, and of course let us not forget Gary Thomson who was the main man behind this event where would dart players be without hard working committed people like Gary doing what they do best (exceptionally well done)

 

Hi once again still no arrows being thrown in earnest, but lot’s going on in the background, Last Sunday in the Hillcroft Hotel in Whitburn where next years W.D.D.A. World Cup will be played, there was a delegates/coordinators meeting to discuss what had been done since lock down began,

 

First upon the agenda was that Disability Darts Scotland now has its own Bank Account with the Royal Bank of Scotland which is now open for business, As for Charitable status we await the official number being given to us (but ongoing) once that has been accredited to the organisation we can then approach the National Lottery for funding, which we have been told should be forthcoming , just a waiting game!

 

Also brought up was about team selection for the Scottish team, and it was said quite plainly for all to hear, that players could only get/receive official points from Ranking Tournaments once they start being played again, also the ranking system to help accommodate each area would now go until December of this year, Under no circumstances would on line competitions that have been played during lock down be included in the ranking system, all points have to be won playing in ranking events held by our official areas.

 

Interestingly Ted McMillan brought an object which looks like something from day of the Triffids! But once opened out it becomes a brand new ingenious light set up for our dart boards with excellent lighting for both standard dart board set up wheel chair dart board, and for the scorer. Referee, they have come from the U.S.A. and look extremely good and are also bounce out resistant should they be hit by an errant arrow!

 

Looks like it may not be to long now as reports are filtering through about Publicans being able to let dart teams back into their respective pubs and clubs, latest date being branded about is perhaps the 31st of August in Irvine in Ayrshire, meeting next week to find out if this is acceptable to all teams! (Captain’s meeting) being held in the Crown Inn- Dreghorn.

Been a few dates put out on social media so lets just wait and see, it may well come down to local government to decide if we can get back to toeing the ocky, reason I say local authority just look at Aberdeen at the moment pubs restaurants being closed again etc

 

To my favourite reader’s! Yes it has been a while since I last left a report on these pages for you to have a browse through, and unfortunately there is more sad news, one of West Lothian’s top lady players for many years and a stalwart of the local Monday night leagues Mrs Christine McIntosh, has sadly passed away, Christine or Nana as she was affectionately called was a member of the only full Ladies team in the West Calder & District Darts league and I know all her team mates will miss her greatly, Christine was a West Lothian county player for many seasons and supported local darts when ever she could, so on behalf of her darting family can I just say our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this moment in time.

 

Well more bad news with darts once again being on the receiving end, with Aberdeen going back into a lock down, the question is will it affect pubs allowing darts to start back up again, the Dreghorn & District, New Cumnock & District and I believe the Musselburgh league, once lock down is lifted will be finishing off the season which has been so sadly interrupted by this pandemic, Disability darts Scotland has also had to extend their ranking events until the end of the year as like everyone else they are taking the Government’s advice and fulfilling it to the letter of the law! (No darts)

 

Though I have heard it being put about that darts may be allowed legally to start back in mid September, if I hear anymore obviously I will let you know ASAP!

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On a Brighter note it has seen Mr Ted McMillan & Liz McLean receiving a cheque for £500 in sponsorship from DOUBLE TROUBLE DRINKS; this took place at the Hillcroft Hotel in Whitburn where the World Championship will be held next year 2021 at The Hillcroft Hotel who are also helping to sponsor this world wide event, also on the sponsorship front it has  a superb darting venue the Cawburn Sports bar in Pumpherston owned by Mr Malky Cowan also helping to host and sponsoring Scottish disability darts in this event, Both Ted McMillan and Liz McLean have also been out and about around Scotland finding brand new stands and lighting for our boards for the forth coming World Cup, also in the news is the fact that though we may not be able to throw darts in the pubs, there is a lot of hard work going on in the background It doesn't stop for our executive with new Bank accounts and Charitable status on the way as well, Also we have bought our own Minibus to help with travel arrangements for those who may need it, Sponsors are starting to come through the door as well now, James Lauren have been working extremely hard behind the scenes as well raising much needed funds for the organisation, Things are looking very positive for Darts Scotland, and everything is looking good so far for the WDDA Winmau World Cup and Festival of Disability Darts, in which this great nation of ours will be leading the way, so come on Scotland lets show them how it should be done!

(Tha Alba a ’stiùireadh na slighe agus cuid eile a’ leantainn)

Congratulations to Margaret Fergusson playing on the internet darts league it saw Margaret 2-5 down but just goes what fighting spirit she has coming back to win by 6 games to 5, excellent fight back, this was in Gary Thomson's internet league.

 

SAD NEWS

A very respected member of the darts league in the  West Calder & District Darts League has sadly passed away, Mr Scott Cameron after fighting cancer has  sadly been taken from us, and I know that on behalf of all his friends and team mates who knew him that we all send our deepest condolences to his family and friends at this very sad time, Information about the funeral will be published once they are known.

 

 

Player

Games Pl

won

lost

Drawn

Leg Dif +/-

Max 180 hit

Top Finish

Fastest Game

points

Best Dart average

Champion

Rab Sutherland

33

31

1

1

156

8

160

13

94

72.36

2nd

Gareth Smith

31

28

1

2

127

9

146

11

86

91.09

2nd

Neil Hunter

33

28

3

2

108

14

130

14

86

76.12

4th

Andy McCardle

31

28

2

1

138

20

160

13

85

71.57

5th

Jamie Briggs

30

27

2

1

136

15

136

14

82

81.98

6th

Paul McMahon

33

26

5

2

116

8

126

15

80

67.98

7th

Kyle Clark

33

25

6

2

103

6

142

14

77

88.44

8th

Grant Murray

33

22

8

3

81

5

124

16

69

64.89

9th

Josh Roberts

32

21

10

1

64

3

116

18

64

64.88

10th

Debbie McBride

31

18

6

7

72

4

119

17

61

60.16

11th

James Millar

32

19

11

2

60

12

130

14

59

65.03

11th

Lawrence Kelman

31

19

10

2

64

3

152

17

59

62.99

13th

Ritchie McBride

28

18

7

3

64

5

100

17

57

63.51

14th

Davie Cartwright

28

18

8

2

57

4

151

18

56

59.04

14th

Gary Thompson

31

18

11

2

50

0

99

19

56

60.04

16th

David Johnson

29

16

8

5

48

9

108

14

53

69.18

17th

Sam Smeaton

32

16

15

1

6

0

69

18

49

49.21

18th

Kenneth McKenna

31

15

13

3

21

4

109

17

48

55.35

19th

Lynn Torrance

31

14

15

2

12

3

87

17

44

54.9

20th

Andy Park

28

14

13

1

-3

6

142

16

43

63.8

20th

Robert Sutherland Jnr

33

13

16

4

-13

2

107

20

43

56.7

22nd

Lindsay  T McLaren

32

14

18

0

-23

1

99

20

42

50.54

23rd

Ben Edwards

32

11

14

7

-8

0

95

19

40

51.26

23rd

Peter Wright

32

13

18

1

-15

2

80

21

40

56.34

25th

Diane Millar

30

11

15

4

-17

0

76

22

37

53.85

26th

Lauren Sutherland

33

10

20

3

-59

0

72

23

33

57.85

27th

Anton Park

28

8

19

1

-48

0

65

27

25

46.89

28th

Margaret Ferguson

32

8

24

0

-94

0

77

30

24

42.81

28th

Alana Wright

32

8

24

0

-102

0

57

22

24

40.32

30th

Eddie Lafferty

33

7

26

0

-93

0

54

31

21

42.97

31st

Michael Bennetton

31

5

25

1

-109

0

36

28

16

38.48

 

Player

Games Pl

won

lost

Drawn

Leg Dif +/-

Max 180 hit

Top Finish

Fastest Game

points

 

 

27th July, Well the race is WON, Robert Sutherland Snr sits proudly on top of the Scottish Internet Disability Dart League with 94 points, the player who up until last week looked like his nearest rival has had to leave the league and the battle royal is now on to see who can claim second and third positions, Gareth Smith with 86 points and two games still to play may be in poll position to claim that place however Andy McCardle on 85 points also has two games in hand and a slip by either player would be could be disastrous at this the final run in for finishing in the top three in the league, Neil Hunter also has 86 points but has run out of bullets so has to sit and wait it out to see where he will end up if results go awry for the other top contenders, it is still possible for him to end up second but it would have to go down to games for and against! also down in fifth place is Jamie Briggs on 82 points and with three matches to play so second place could still be within his grasp, time will tell some nervous matches this week with players toeing the ocky and still lots to play for!

Great to see Debbie McBride in the top ten representing our lady players, to be honest any who can claim a top ten position will have earned it, some tremendous matches have happened each and every week of play in this league of (Gary Thomson)  take’s a lot of effort to run these tournaments and where would you all be if it was not for his superb effort in making this league work!

 

20th July, Always good to give credit where credit is due, Now I don’t know if this was a league match or just a challenge match between two of our Lady disability dart players but it saw Sam Smeaton just edging out Jenna Kelman in a very competitive match, and though the honours went to Speedy Sam who abides in the Kingdom of Fife (got to mention Fife as that’s where I was born)  it saw Jenna firing out on a superb 141 game shot which in anyone’s league is a cracking game shot well done to both ladies for what I can gather was a superb game of arrows.

 

20th July, Just for information, Last Saturday in Bathgate there was a meeting held for the Disability Darts Organisation, as most will be aware next year Scotland has the privilidge of hosting the Disability darts World Cup, and it saw the executive committee which consists of Ted McMillan C.E.O. Liz McLean Tournament Organiser & Secretary, Margaret Ferguson Players Welfare Officer, Jim Mitchell Chairman, and let us not forget a man who is doing his utmost to help raise funds James Millar who has an online auction each week to help raise much needed funds for the organisation, and I can assure everyone in the disability family that we are working extremely hard behind the scenes to try and get our dart competitions/ranking events back on track as soon as we are allowed by the government, Ted McMillan is in talks with sponsors and publicans to see when we can all safely get back to doing what we all love to do and that’s playing darts!

 

20th July, Not sure if this will go ahead but well done to Rose Gilmour who is trying very hard to get a tournament in the Clansman in Kilmarnock up and running, I do believe that Rose, who for those that don’t know her is so I have been told by my wife is the better half of Rosie & Jim ! Anyway she has been in touch with local authorities to see if this can go ahead as a private venture with distance guidelines in place, info will be become available as I hear more! Well done Rose for being proactive in trying to get us back toeing the ocky once again.

 

20th July, Another player making himself a reputation in the online darts community is none other than an Ayrshire disability darts player Neil Hunter who has been in excellent form these past few months and since June where he was runner up in a World Cup tournament, he went one better in July taking the title, he then went on to win a Champion cup tournament , He has also taken at least another two titles as well winning the Kilmarnock open as well, and was also placed third in yet another online tournament , quite simply he has been firing in some terrific results since lock down Neil also sits in the top five of Gary Thomson’s online internet league, and since the start of these competitions I have managed to find out some of his top action from the ocky, and it has Neil firing out at least 28x180’s and I am sure there will be a few missing from that total, as for fast games he has constantly been firing in quick games 13 and 14 being the best I have managed to uncover for the moment, So though we may not be able to go to the pub to play our darts that has not stopped this player from keeping his arm in! Superb stuff from this Ayrshire man,  I do believe Ayrshire has a player at the top of his form and I for one look forward to seeing him in action once the Scottish Disability darts ranking tournament start back,  so here is a man who has been putting the time in at the ocky and is showing all of us what can be done if you want to play darts, well done Neil (DAD) Hunter.

 

20th July, Once again another week of top darting action from Gary Thomson’s Disability Internet Dart League, and once again changes were afoot, going back to top of the league was Fifer Rab Sutherland with 87 points, last weeks league leader Andy Quinn though is in second position and has a massive four games in hand! But as we all know points on the board are better than games in hand (but are they?) Andy McCardle a player who has hardly been out of the top five from the very start of the league is sitting ready and waiting in third place and just waiting for the players in front of him to slip up!

Gareth Smith who led the league for quite a few months sits in fourth and also has a couple of games in hand so he certainly can not be ruled out in the final run in, Neil Hunter who has been in excellent form of late is in fifth place, to be honest any player who is in the top ten of this league has had to play some superb darts as their are some absolutely top quality players in the league field, also what is excellent though the top echelons have been battling it out it is just as exciting at the bottom of the league and there are no players without points on the board, which when you consider the quality involved in this league is a testament to their darting ability,

This past week has seen some of the toughest action yet with nine matches all having 60= dart averages recorded top of the pile is Andy McCardle with a excellent 69.33 average per throw.

 Now some top quality legs of arrows were thrown and it was Andy McCardle with the fastest a cracking 13 darter and a rock solid 15 dart game to back it up, Neil Hunter with a brace of top games finishing in 15 & 16 accuratly placed darts, one of our Border Reiver’s also firing in quick games was Grant Murray with a brace of 17 dart games, Jamie Briggs and Rab Sutherland also recording 17 darters, and from Central area James Millar with a tasty 18 darter.

Now BIG finishes saw the top finish in the league which had stood from almost the start of the league equalled a massive 160 take out by the man on form this week Andy McCardle now joins Rab Sutherland with a 160 kill shot, one of the players who was top of the league back at the beginning Josh Roberts with a tasty 116 take out, from Fife Paul McMahon taking out a 112 game shot, Rab Sutherland snr with a rock solid 100 game shot.

Maximum scores this week saw seven in total recorded and three players all firing in a brace of 180’s were Neil Hunter, Andy McCardle, Rab Sutherland who all filled up the red lipstick twice, also finding the magical maximum score was Paul McMahon.

 

 

Player

Games Pl

won

lost

Drawn

Leg Dif +/-

Max 180 hit

Top Finish

Fastest Game

points

Best Dart average

1st

Rab Sutherland

31

29

2

0

141

7

160

13

87

72.36

2ndt

Andy Quinn

27

26

0

1

133

24

158

11

79

95.94

3rd

Andy McCardle

29

26

2

1

128

19

160

13

79

71.57

4th

Gareth Smith

29

25

1

3

114

9

146

11

78

91.09

5th

Neil Hunter

30

25

3

2

108

14

130

14

77

76.12

6th

Jamie Briggs

29

25

3

1

121

15

136

14

76

81.98

7th

Kyle Clark

31

24

5

2

103

6

142

14

74

88.44

8th

Paul McMahon

30

23

5

2

99

8

126

15

71

67.98

9th

Grant Murray

31

20

8

3

70

5

124

16

63

64.89

10th

Josh Roberts

30

19

10

1

54

2

100

18

58

64.88

11th

James Millar

30

18

10

2

61

11

130

14

56

65.03

12th

Debbie McBride

30

16

7

7

55

4

119

17

55

60.16

13th

Ritchie McBride

28

17

8

3

54

5

100

17

54

63.51

14th

Davie Cartwright

28

17

9

2

46

4

151

18

53

59.04

15th

Lawrence Kelman

29

17

11

1

47

3

152

17

52

62.99

16th

Gary Thompson

30

16

12

2

32

0

99

19

50

60.04

17th

Kenneth McKenna

29

14

12

3

17

4

109

17

45

55.35

18th

David Johnson

28

13

10

5

23

9

108

14

44

69.18

19th

Sam Smeaton

30

14

15

1

-6

0

69

18

43

49.21

20th

Lynn Torrance

30

13

15

2

4

3

87

17

41

54.9

21st

Andy Park

27

13

13

1

-9

6

142

16

40

63.8

21st

Robert Sutherland Jnr

31

12

15

4

-11

2

107

20

40

56.7

23rd

Lindsay  T McLaren

30

13

17

0

-24

0

99

21

39

49.42

24th

Ben Edwards

30

10

13

7

-9

0

95

19

37

51.26

25th

Diane Millar

29

10

15

4

-23

0

76

22

34

53.85

26th

Peter Wright

29

10

18

1

-31

2

80

21

31

56.34

27th

Lauren Sutherland

32

8

21

3

-76

0

72

23

27

57.85

28th

Anton Park

27

7

19

1

-54

0

65

27

22

46.89

29th

Margaret Ferguson

31

7

24

0

-94

0

77

30

21

42.81

30th

Alana Wright

29

6

23

0

-102

0

57

22

18

40.32

31st

Michael Bennetton

29

5

23

1

-99

0

36

28

16

38.48

32nd

Eddie Lafferty

31

5

26

0

-104

0

54

31

15

42.97

 

Player

Games Pl

won

lost

Drawn

Leg Dif +/-

Max 180 hit

Top Finish

Fastest Game

points

 

13th July, A Brand New Page, yes Mr Lawrence Kelman, a man who plays darts and is involved with Disability Darts Scotland, has given us his story on how it started for him and how now he follows in the footsteps of his daughter Jenna, who represents Scotland in the Scottish Disability Internet darts league, well worth a read, just click on the left hand task bar where you will find his story!

 

13th July,WHAT A WEEK! In the Scottish Internet Disability Dart League, Absolute magnificent performances from a whole host of players, Making his move it has seen Andy Quinn move to the top of the league and he also has a game in hand on the second place player Rab Sutherland, now there are nine points between 6th and first place at the mo ment however Andy McCardle has two games in hand and Jamie Briggs also sits with a game in hand, Neil Hunter is still lurking in the top five as well he has quietly moved up the league places each week until moving into the top five and it looks like he must have aspirations of moving into the top three!  Also Gareth Smith who led the leage for many weeks is still in there with a shout in thirdplace, But time will tell as there are so many permutations yet to be played out, so tight at the top of the league anything could happen and probably will!, Ritchie McBride has moved into the top ten but it may be to late now for him to make the top five but you never know! Now there are battles aplenty  happening  further down the league placings in joint 11th place we have Central’s James Millar and Glasgow & Greenock’s Davie Cartwright both sitting on 53 points with almost identical wins and losses only legs difference being the deciding factor between them! Debbie McBride for the ladies has been doing well with 14 victories and 7 draws and could well have a say in who goes on to take the title not sure if any of the top players have her to play but Debbie is one tough player to beat so no one can affords any slip ups,

Maximum scorers in the league and leading them is Andy Quinn with 24x180’s, Andy McCardle 17x180’s, Jamie Briggs 15x180’s, Neil Hunter 12x180’s, James Millar 11x180’s, lots of other players firing in the maximums as well but these are your top red lipstick hitters.

Fast Games just keep coming and at the moment we have two players with magnificent 11 darters, they are Gareth Smith and Andy Quinn, strange there are no twelve darters but sitting on 13 dart games are Andy McCardle and Rab Sutherland.

Top finishes and still out in front is Rab Sutherland with his cracking 160 take out, Andy Quinn with 158 in second place, Lawrence Kelman & Andy McCardle both with 152 take outs, David Cartwright 151, Gareth Smith 146, Andy Park & Kyle Clarke both with 142 kill shots, many more players with ton plus finishes but these are the best of the best.

 

 

Player

Games Pl

won

lost

Drawn

Leg Dif +/-

Max 180 hit

Top Finish

Fastest Game

points

1st

Andy Quinn

27

26

0

1

132

24

158

11

79

2nd

Rab Sutherland

28

26

2

0

126

5

160

13

78

3rd

Gareth Smith

28

24

1

3

108

9

146

11

75

4th

Neil Hunter

28

24

2

2

106

12

130

14

74

5th

Andy McCardle

26

23

2

1

113

17

152

13

70

5th

Jamie Briggs

27

23

3

1

108

15

136

14

70

7th

Paul McMahon

28

21

5

2

91

7

126

15

65

8th

Kyle Clark

28

21

5

2

86

6

142

14

65

9th

Grant Murray

28

18

7

3

62

5

124

16

57

10th

Ritchie McBride

28

17

8

3

52

5

100

17

54

11th

James Millar

28

17

9

2

54

11

130

14

53

11th

Davie Cartwright

28

17

9

2

43

4

151

18

53

13th

Debbie McBride

28

14

7

7

43

4

119

17

49

13th

Josh Roberts

28

16

11

1

34

2

100

18

49

15th

Lawrence Kelman

28

15

12

1

36

3

152

17

46

16th

Gary Thompson

28

14

12

2

22

0

99

19

44

17th

Andy Allan

28

14

14

0

-6

 

126

18

42

18th

David Johnson

27

12

10

5

17

9

108

14

41

19th

Sam Smeaton

28

13

14

1

-6

0

69

18

40

20th

Kenneth McKenna

27

11

13

3

-5

4

109

17

36

21st

Ben Edwards

28

9

12

7

-9

0

95

21

34

21st

Andy Park

25

11

13

1

-21

6

142

16

34

21st

Robert Sutherland Jnr

28

10

14

4

-29

2

107

20

34

24th

Lindsay  T McLaren

27

11

16

0

-29

0

99

21

33

25th

Lynn Torrance

28

10

16

2

-15

3

87

17

32

26th

Diane Millar

27

9

14

4

-24

0

75

22

31

27th

Peter Wright

27

8

18

1

-38

2

80

22

25

28th

Lauren Sutherland

28

6

19

3

-80

0

72

23

21

29th

Anton Park

26

6

19

1

-60

0

65

27

19

30th

Margaret Ferguson

28

5

23

0

-101

0

70

30

15

31st

Michael Bennetton

28

4

23

1

-105

0

36

28

13

32nd

Alana Wright

28

4

24

0

-119

0

57

22

12

33rd

Eddie Lafferty

28

3

25

0

-110

0

54

31

9

 

Player

Games Pl

won

lost

Drawn

Leg Dif +/-

Max 180 hit

Top Finish

Fastest Game

points

5th July, Congratulations to Billy Stirling from Kirknewton on winning the West Lothian Internet league, in the grand final he defeated Gordon Bruce from Livingston by 9 games to 5, the semi final results saw, Gordon Bruce 7 v 2 William Millar, Billy Stirling 7 v 3 Rab Dick.

Ayrshire Disability darts update, as we have not been able to play darts for the past few months

Thought a wee update on how our Saturday league stands, which we hope can continue once the all clear has been passed and we can all get together again.  

Players

Games pl

Won

lost

Legs won

Legs lost

Attendance Points

Total Points

Andy Allan

10

8

2

23

7

21

44

Neil Hunter

10

6

4

21

7

21

42

Brian Fotheringham

9

7

2

19

8

18

37

Doc Hollywood

10

5

5

16

14

21

37

Ben Edwards

8

6

2

15

9

21

36

Rose Gilmour

11

3

8

11

22

21

32

Richie McBride

7

4

3

12

9

18

30

Aarron Buckley

5

5

0

13

2

15

28

Ray Sergeant

7

5

2

13

8

15

28

Tony McLuskey

7

2

5

7

14

21

28

Stevie Haining

6

2

4

7

11

18

25

Murrie Robertson

6

1

5

5

13

18

23

Craig Fritzgerald

1

1

0

3

0

9

12

John Auld

13

0

13

0

39

9

9

5th July, Update from the Scottish Internet Disability darts league.

 

Position

Player

Games Pl

won

lost

Drawn

Leg Dif +/-

Max 180 hit

Top Finish

Fastest Game

points

1

Andy McCardle

26

23

2

1

113

17

152

13

70

2

Gareth Smith

25

22

0

3

101

9

146

11

69

3

Neil Hunter

26

22

2

2

97

12

124

14

68

4

Rab Sutherland

24

22

2

0

108

5

160

13

66

5

Jamie Briggs

25

21

3

1

96

13

136

14

64

6

Paul McMahon

26

20

4

2

89

6

96

17

62

7

Andy Quinn

21

20

0

1

100

17

158

13

61

7

Kyle Clark

26

20

5

1

83

6

116

14

61

9

Grant Murray

26

17

7

2

56

2

124

16

53

10

James Millar

25

16

8

1

54

9

130

14

49

11

Josh Roberts

26

15

10

1

33

2

100

18

46

12

Ritchie McBride

25

14

8

3

39

4

100

17

45

13

Debbie McBride

26

12

7

7

31

4

119

17

43

14

Davie Cartwright

23

13

8

2

26

3

151

19

41

15

Lawrence Kelman

25

13

11

1

24

3

152

17

40

16

Andy Allan

25

13

12

0

4

0

80

18

39

17

Gary Thompson

24

12

11

1

17

0

99

19

37

17

Sam Smeaton

25

12

12

1

5

0

69

22

37

19

Kenneth McKenna

26

11

13

2

0

4

109

17

35

20

Andy Park

18

11

6

1

21

6

142

16

34

20

David Johnson

23

10

9

4

9

9

108

16

34

20

Ben Edwards

26

9

10

7

0

0

95

21

34

23

Robert Sutherland Jnr

24

8

12

4

-20

1

107

20

28

24

Diane Millar

25

8

14

3

-30

0

74

22

27

24

Lindsay  T McLaren

23

9

15

0

-34

0

99

21

27

26

Lynn Torrance

25

8

15

2

-20

2

87

17

26

27

Peter Wright

26

7

18

1

-43

2

61

22

22

28

Anton Park

20

6

13

1

-24

0

65

27

19

29

Lauren Sutherland

24

5

17

2

-74

0

72

23

17

30

Margaret Ferguson

26

5

21

0

-89

0

59

38

15

31

Alana Wright

25

4

21

0

-103

0

32

22

12

32

Michael Bennetton

26

3

22

1

-105

0

36

28

10

33

Eddie Lafferty

24

2

22

0

-102

0

36

38

6

Position

Player

Games Pl

won

lost

Drawn

Leg Dif +/-

Max 180 hit

Top Finish

Fastest Game

points

The Doc Andy McCardle makes his move moving from fourth last week up to leader of the league this week, keeping pace as well has Gareth Smith in second place and Neil Hunter is keeping the preasure on a swell as he retains third place for another week and is only two points off top spot, Rab Sutherland who has been sitting top of the league for the past few weeks drops to fourth however he does have games in hand so lot can change in the week to come!perhaps the danger man may well be Andy Quinn who sits ion 61 points but has a massive five games in hand, off course games in hand are good but points on the board are what counts, looks like the remaining run in from this league will see many changes and it is going to be tough for anyone to say who is going to win the league so many permantations and some tremendous battles on the ocky I believe in the weeks to come to see who can claim the title of champion. 

 

Some not very important news, some may be well aware that I have my own man cave with a free bar etc, however my internet connection down there is not that good have bought one of those camera thingy’s to plug into laptop but could not get it to work, so have just been playing computer not a high level but does me at the moment (Come on players anyone want to tell me who is doing what to whom! ) Give me something to report anything dart related would do cheers Jim.

(Been some good legs of arrows and some absolute terrible ones as well)

Darts from the Man Cave

Jims Be-Bad Mitchell

v

Nasty Computer between level 7 & 8 occasional 10

Games Won

568

v

587

Tons scored

1311

v

1215

140s scored

334

v

368

180s scored

62

 

38

Highest 6 Finishes

164/157/150/132/125/122/

v

152/130/129/120/118/117/

Quick games top 30 legs!

1x11,2x13,4x14,5x15,

3x16,7x17,8x18,

v

3x11,4x12,4x13,4x14,5x15,

3x16,7x17,

Dart Average per throw

69.25

v

70.73

Winning Games darts average

20-21 darts per winning games

v

19-20 darts per winning games

 Congratulations must go to Mr Edward McMillan from West Lothian who is not just the man who got Scottish Disability darts up and running, but he is now the C.E.O. for the World Disability Darts Association, I know that on behalf of all us who know him we wish him all the very best as he takes control of the reigns, many will all ready know the World Championships are coming to Scotland next year, and Ted (his better known name) has been working tirelessly behind the scenes in these troubled times to make sure everything goes without a hitch, having meetings with the Scottish government, and off course Winmau darts company and many other prominent business people! Along with the Scottish disability committee and players all getting behind him, I am absolutely sure Scotland will be right at the forefront of Disability darts for years to come, Congratulations to Ted McMillan who has earned the respect of the whole darting community with his effort and hard work that he has put into this cause, and I can tell you all though I believe most will already know this, he never stops working and trying to get the very best for all Disability dart players all over the world, Well done and now the hard work really begins, could not have got a better person for the job.

News from the English Compris Internet dart league.

 

Players

Pl

W

D

L

Dif +/-

Points

Garry Bennett

14

14

0

0

76

42

Peter Duncan

16

14

0

2

66

42

Graham Mitchell

14

13

0

1

58

39

Gareth Smith

14

13

0

1

69

39

Paul Fryett

15

13