Jim Mitchell, Web Master.
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Jim Mitchell can be reached by email
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Big HELLO to my readers, I believe I could possibly mention you all by name as over the years I have met all four or five of you at some time or another! However it has been told to me by a person who wishes to remain anonymous that the readership may have got into double figures (now there’s a thought)  So what I wondered was if you know of someone who you think should have their name added to the Maximum - Fast Games or Classy Finishes league tables , why not drop me a line there are some players who have been on the league tables since the outset, but as the few of you will be aware myself and Gillian have moved to pastures new, and It would be great if more players from these new leagues we play in had their names added, so If you can help, it would be much appreciated, feel free to click on the relevant page and it will give you an idea how it works, maximums are from 171-180 as there are still treble nineteen hitters out there , classy finishes are from 75 through to 170 obviously, and fast games are from 20 darts or less as this gives a dart average of 25 or better, only one man is on the MAGICAL NINE dart section and that is William Borland, so folks look forward to any information you can send, cheers Web Master.(your help is much appreciated as the site motto says) Lets Give Credit Where Credit Is Due.

 

Disability Darts Branch Meeting 27th Feb in O’Shannon’s bar 7pm, all welcome a chance for players to put in their suggestions and to hear what is being planned for the future by the committee? All welcome its your chance to have a say so why not come along!

 

16th Feb will see the eighth running of the Cawburn Sports bar Not the Scottish Open under the watchful eyes of Kirk Gordon with both a Men’s and Ladies competition, Prize for fastest game on the day and the highest check out , all monies paid out and also sponsorship from the Cawburn Sports added to the prize pot.

16th Feb, a comp in Rutherglen Harleys Sky Bar with Katie Monaghan at the helm, £5 entry pay out to last 4.

23rd Feb, The Bob Hall Open Memorial Singles competition will be held in the Bathgate Royal British Legion Club on that date.

23rd Feb, Bar Yellow, Cumbernauld, £250 added, £5 entry, register for 12-15 toe ocky 1pm.

2nd March, Hole in the WA pub in Musselburgh Open singles £500 prize fund, £6 entry, register by 12-30.

9th March, Kirknewton Inn (Kirknewton West Lothian) Open Singles with £200 added to the pot £6 entry register by 13-15 for a 13-30 toe the ocky.  

9th March, New Pheasant Haddington, Open singles with £300 prize pot, £6 entry, enter by 1-30pm.

16th March, Grantown Open Darts comp, Royal British Legion, £10 entry, first 64 names, also first round losers comp and furthest Lady Player, 12-12-30 registration.

13th April, Wallyford Miners Club Open Singles, 11-30-12-30 registration, £500 in prize pot, £5 entry.

 

11th Feb, West Calder & District League Results.

Premier League,  Doo Club Flyers 5-4 Almondale Pirates, Sounds like this was a cracker jack of a match with everything going down the wire to the very last leg of the nights games, Top score coming by way of Aldo Sinclair  who registered his second league maximum 180 for the Doo Club Flyers.

Volunteer Highway Men 4-5 Stirrup Stane Wanderers, Yet another match going the distance,  and some excellent scores being recorded for the home side it saw Jamie Banks on target with a maximum 180, also for the home side we had Graeme Borland firing in a superb 16 darter,  however it was the visitors who had more top scores and these came by way off, the evergreen Mick Burke from Armadale with a brace of 17 darters and recording a maximum 180, John Miln’s finishing even faster with a 15 dart game and a superb 125 game shot, Brian Mairs with a superb 174 score and a solid 18 dart game, Arron Edwards with a 20 darter for the Wanderers of Craigshill.

 

Cawburn Railroaders 4-5 Loganlea Colliers, déjà vu once again another cracking match up with only the one game between the teams, Top action from the ocky saw Willie Wilson with an 18 dart game, Grant Lyle just one arrow more finishing in 19 deadly darts, Colliers pairing of John Brogan & Alan McDonald finishing in a solid 20 darts in the pairs.

Central bar Rebels 0-9 Commercial Inn Nomads.

 

Championship League, Commercial Inn Juniors 3-6 Kirknewton Innkeepers, the innkeepers keeping up the pressure on the league leaders in this championship race with some hard won points.

Stirrup Stane Indians 6-3 Tower bar Knights, now this puts the cat amongst the pigeons as the Indians may just have put a dent in the Knights challenge for the title! Time will tell, Liam Corbett on target with an 18 dart game, for the Indians and the man they call the Fat Controller Fred Hamilton the long serving captain of the Indians finishing a classy 95 take out.

 

Letham Bowlers 7-2 Doo Club Fanciers, and the top shot from match has to be lady player Denise Bird with a majestic 151 game shot superb finishing power from this top lady county player who plays for East Stirlingshire in the inter counties, for the home side it had Brian Tosh McIntyre finishing a slightly more sedate 116 ton finish and going out in a solid 21 darter.

No result as yet from the Deans B.C. Golden Oldies v Murray bar Crofters.

 

11th Feb, Dreghorn &District League Results.

Alton ‘B’ 9-1 Three Craws, Top action had Jim Reid firing in a superb 15 dart game and a cracking 140 take out, Robert Povah getting in on the action with a solid 21 dart game, Peter Peter Jnr 20 dart game, Greg Coulter a brace of maximum 180’s and a solid 21 dart game, visiting Three Craws players on target saw Tony Crancher with a maximum 180 as was team mate Joe Balentyne also firing in a 180 score.

 

R&A Sports Bar 1-9 Towerlands’ For the home team it had John McLauchlan on target with a maximum 180, for the visitors it saw two of theR teams (Besties) Big Jim Law going out in 17 & 18 arrows,  and the excellent Ronnie Sharp rattling in a 17 darter as well.

Irvine Parks B.C. 3-7 Alton ‘A’ top finish from this match had Logan Ferguson going out in style on a cracking 130 kill shot, Brian Wallace finishing in 17 & 20 darters, Dave Tennant on target with a excellent maximum 180 for the travelling Alton team.

 

Towerlands ’B’ 2-8 Crown Inn, Craig Parker firing in a superb 174 score, Stephan Bird nice ton plus game shot on a 111 take out along with a 19 dart game,  Dean McQuarrie two excellent legs of darts with 18 & 20 darters.

Irvine Water Sports Club 1-9 Sports bar, biggest cheer of the night was when lady players Wendy and Katie took their doubles match to put a chalk on the board for the ladies team, Brian Earle going out in 17 darts and recording a maximum 180, Jamie Curran solid game finished in 20 darts.

 

10th Feb, Inter-Town league action / West Lothian Super League.

Report sent in by Mr John Somerville

Home Darby match up saw Pumpherston ‘A’ 13 -12 Pumpherston ‘B’, and as the score line suggests this was a cracker of a match up, this was a fantastic match between two good teams that were out to claim the bragging rights, first report from this match had in the doubles, first up in doubles was
William Wilson & Finlay Lyle (youth) vs Rex Brady & Peter Hastings and  what a match with the young youth nailing double 15 to take the first leg but losing out 2-1 overall to the more experienced pairing. Finlay was also in action in the singles and was last man on and up against a seasoned campaigner Gerry (69) Hughes and once again young Finlay showing no fear and at 1-1 he looked in control only for Gerry to take out a superb 110 game shot, Other top shots from this match had John Miln’s finishing on a 115 game shot.  


Pumpherston Ladies 6-19 Fauldhouse ‘A’ The Ladies getting  points on the board after a tough start to there campaign 2 weeks ago, the ladies managing to collect some points against a very strong Fauldhouse team. Nothing to report but a good day was had.

 

Fauldhouse ‘B’ 13 -12 Polbeth, Yet another titanic tussle with last years Champions losing out by the tightest of margins. from what I have heard it went right down to the last singles game with both players having there chances but on this occasion it was the home team who to the spoils. Maximum hitter in this match was Marc Campbell with the only maximum 180 recorded.

 

10th Feb, Some terrific action been happening in the past week so here are top scores that have been noted down and I start with a young man from the Lyle clan young Finlay Lyle firing in his first maximum 180 well done, following in the family tradition as both his father Grant and his older brother Lewis Lyle are top players in their respective leagues.

Now on the other side of the age spectrum we have the evergreen Mr Ronnie Sharp who has been in superb for in the Premier league in Glasgow firing in 4 winning games with a dart average of 28.61 just show’s that darts has no age barrier hope for us mere mortals yet I believe!

Now other top games that have been noted are, Wullie Laird 17 darter, Neil Campbell 18 dart game, Jim Mitchell 16 & 19 darters, Sammy Stephens rock solid 19 darter, Ronnie Sharp 18 dart game, few maximum scores noted saw Jim Mitchell, Paul Bryden, Cammy Menzies all on the maximum trail, and then the top finishes and we start with Greater Glasgow Lady player Lynne Cowan firing out a cracking 110 game with 20-54-36 game shot in the inter counties, William Laird on target with a cracking 115 and an even more impressive 140 take out via 60-60-20, However top finish has to go to Brian Tennant with a fabulous 300 take out via 20-60-60-60-60-tops now that’s how to finish when you have 300 left and your opponent Jim Brown has just rattled in a maximum 180 to leave a two darter, cracking darts. And a week late but a maximum to be added to John Miln’s along with a 90 take out from last weeks action in the West Calder league action.

 

9th Feb, Report from Mr Neil Campbell Greater Glasgow (his words) Well well well !
The Crew have only gone and done it again!
What a wonderful group of people you are! Yet another county game and another victory.
I can't remember a group of dart players digging so deep to grind out yet another comprehensive and significant victory, a short journey to Motherwell to play an underrated and in my opinion, an under achieving Lanarkshire team.
Laura Ross started us off with an unfortunate 2-1 loss but with a commendable 16.26 average,, up next the fabulous birthday girl June Mccallum winning 2-0 with a superb 19.26 ,, the highest ladies average of the day and three wins out of 3, what a fantastic addition June has been to us, up next it was Voni Duff, once again Voni grinding out a 2-1 win to give us the lead in the women's ‘B’ unfortunately Sandra Callary had double trouble and lost out a close game 1-2, so a fighting 2-2 draw set us up nicely for the men's ‘B’
David Park only gave his opponent a one leg lead today rather than the normal two and coolly won 3-1, Stevie Smith forgot to turn up and lost out in his game, an off day for Stevie, an extremely focused and determined Tracey Wyper took to the stage and came from behind to win with some exceptional finishing, Brian Mccuaig did little wrong in his game but lost out to an excellent Tam Hamilton, A sublime George John Collumb Jnr completely destroyed his opponent with an almost 24 average, then Mr reliable Craig Abernethy gets us the victory with a superb performance and a 3-1 win, 4-2 victory for the men's ‘B’
Ladies A , and it's just fantastic to see Lynn Cowan returning to her normal self, a superb 110 out shot to win 3-0 with a 17.68, great to see the confidence returning Lynn, The majestic Susanna McGimpsey wins 3-0 and but for 5 throws at double 1 in the second leg her average would be well up to where it normally is, next up its Lorna Macphee, a 3-0 victory with a 16.34, so much more to come from Lorna and like June has been in absolutely fantastic addition to Greater Glasgow this season, Margaret Ferguson once again proved just why she was nominated for the Scotland team with a superb 3-1 win and an 18-04 average, an out of sorts Jordan McNally lost out to Jackie Shaw and an equally out of sorts Laura Grant lost out to Hannah Bell, a classy 4-2 victory for our ladies.
Men's ‘A’ were up next,
First game up was our Hello guy George Collumb Snr, once again securing a win for us with a 25-74 dart ave and grinding out a classy 4-3 win, George, so far must be one of the favourites for player of the year, another absolutely fantastic addition to Greater Glasgow this season has been Andrew Broll and what a way to kick off your ‘A’ team debut ! An incredible game against the experienced Peg Brown and to win 4-3 with a 26.41 shows the class and bottle of this young man, another absolutely fantastic signing this season has been John Mccallum, once again John ground out a 4-3 win in an exciting game against Willie Stallard with a 24.24 dart ave, fourth set and up pops George Collumb Jnr again to double his victory today with a 4-1 victory, Ronnie Sharp was absolutely superb today but a few missed doubles cost him a victory, Brian Tennant put us 5-1 up with an inspiring performance against Jim Brown, leg one and Brian with 300 left hit a 140 , Jim hit 180 to leave 72, Brian though as cool as you like then hits treble 20 treble 20 and double tops, a 160 checkout and goes on to win 4-2 with almost 25 average
Jim Mitchell must be cursing 6 missed darts at a double to go 2-0 up against Ross Montgomery, should have been a different score line from the 4-1 defeat, William Laird was up against the classy Willie Kirkwood and despite two terrific out-shot’s of 115 and 140 lost out 4-2 to Kirky, John Williamson is another superb addition since his return this season,, and a 24 average and a 4-2 win caps off another brilliant win for John, not much to say about set 10 apart from the word, oop’s as Big Neil had a slightly under par performance than usual!
Set 11 saw Drew Callary Snr race into a 3 leg lead only for Davie Dickson pull it back to 3-3 including a brilliant 167 out shot in leg 5, big Drew dug deep to over run Davie in the last leg to win the game for us, lastly Andy Callary Jnr was just superb in his 4-0 victory, he completely wiped the floor with Aaron Edwards to win in a 29-04  dart ave, a superb 8-4 victory
All of you deserve so much praise and we just need to step up to the mark once more at home to Clackmannanshire on March 2nd at Fairfield to grind out whatever result is required
Thank you all
Neil

 

New Cumnock Fours Champions 2019
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Ricky, Cammy, Paul, Jim.

 

8th Feb, New Cumnock & District Darts League, also a four person team was the competition on the night which was held in the Kilmarnock supporters club in Mauchline, and it saw Ricky Menzies leading his team of Cammy Menzies, Jim McCutcheon, and Paul Bryden from the Coach House in Muirkirk to the title at the expense of the New Cumnock B.C. team of Sammy Stephan’s, William Laird, Andrew Callary Jnr, Drew Callary Snr, in the grand final by 4 games to 2. Semi finalists were, Margaret Ferguson, Ronnie Sharp, Neil Campbell, Jim Mitchell from the New Cumnock B.C.  Richard Dalzell, Stephan McBride, Darren Findlater.

Bathgate League Fours winners 2019
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8th Feb, Bathgate & District Darts League, And it was the prestige’s Davy Ross Fours title that was up for the taking which was played in the Glen Mavis B.C. in Bathgate, and it was double celebrations for the Kirknewton Innkeepers who took not only the title but were also runners up, score I believe 4-3, Kirknewton players being Rab Dick, Paul Weir, Graeme Bird, Gary Christie, Davie Aitken, Stevie Morrans, Gordon Bruce and not quite sure who the last remaining player was! Any help out there!

 

7th Feb, Action from the Premier League in Govan-Glasgow saw some superb action on the ockies, and it still has (hope it’s not commentators curse!) the Fairfield’s team under the captainship of Wullie Laird leading the way but as this league is over 16 legs of 601 in each match and every leg worth a point lots could happen in the matches still to be played, so at the moment the league table looks like this.

 

 

Teams

Pl

W

D

L

Legs for

Legs ag

-/+

Points

1st

Fairfield’s

11

9

0

2

116

60

+56

116

2nd

Neil’s

11

8

0

3

101

75

+26

101

4th

The Wee Crew

11

6

1

4

97

79

+18

97

3rd

Hello

11

5

2

4

95

81

+14

95

6th

W.D.140’S

10

5

2

3

81

79

+2

81

7TH

Bridge

11

3

2

6

77

99

-22

77

5th

Ashfield

10

3

1

6

76

84

-8

76

8th

Joe McWoods

11

2

1

8

72

104

-32

72

9th

Pockets

10

2

1

7

53

107

-54

53

10th

Eagle

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News Worthy Items, Congratulations to Jim McEwan on his call up to the Scotland men’s team well deserved. Also congratulations to Andy Boulton for gaining his P.D.C. Tour card, well done to both players  no matter which organisation you play in to get a call up for your country and to also win a Tour card you have to be better than good, and as I have been on the receiving end of these players darts, I can certainly confirm they are damned good, Credit Where Credit is Due, WELL DONE Jim & Andy. 

 

4th Feb, Results, from the Dreghorn & District Darts League.                              

Alton ’A’   8-2 R & A Sports bar,  Fast games saw  Davie Tennant finishing in 18 darts,  B Wallace with two excellent games going out in 17 & 18 darts, Robert Stevely firing in an 18 darter, John McLauchlan on target with a rock solid 20 darter also on target on the red lipstick with a superb maximum 180.

 

Three Craws 3-7 Irvine Parks B.C. Sean McCulloch recording a maximum180, Bryan King also on the maximum trail as he to rattled the treble twenty bed to fire in a 180,                          

Sports Bar 7-3 Towerlands "B", Fast games a plenty in this match and it saw Jamie Curran on target with 16 & 18 dart games and firing in a maximum 180 for good measure, Grant Mccauley also on target with a 180 and going out in 17 darts, Graham Ferguson with the fastest recorded game a superb 15 darter, Paul Kelly top finish from this match up with a cracking ton plus finish a 103 take out, but perhaps player of the night would be none other than Mr Wullie Burns with not one but two superb maximum 180 scores superb marksmanship.

Crown Inn 3-7 Alton "B" Kevin McKinney with two cracking legs of darts finishing in 16 & 20 darts, Dean McQuarrie 19 dart game, and Robert Povah recording the only maximum 180 of the evenings play.

Towerlands ‘A’ 10-0 Irvine Water Sports Club, The result does not show how close some of these matches were as the ladies had shot’s at doubles and came mighty close at time! Fast game saw Wullie Laird with a 17 darter, Sammy Stephan’s just one dart more going out in 18 arrows and recording a excellent 105 take out., Top doubles saw Big Neillie Campbell and partner finishing in 18 darts.

 

4th Feb, West Calder & District Darts League.

And the League Doubles championship was on offer and there were some excellent pairing taking part all wanting to add their names to the league records as champions, Remembering this competition is played as a team event which has singles and doubles in the mix! However there can be only one Championship winning team and it saw the pairing from the East Calder Doo Club Flyers taking the title and they were Paul (the Ranger) Weir a former league Champion of Championship winner and his partner the high flying William Borland who has been in tremendous form of late, just losing out in the grand final were two of the leagues most experienced players the pairing of Alan (ZOKO) Wilson and the (Stoneyburn Wizard) Stuart Russell from the Loganlea Colliers,

In the Ladies championship it saw Daisy Heeps & Denise Bird taking the title edging out Karen Heeps & Kathy Henderson all four ladies playing for the Doo Club Fanciers in East Calder, And I do believe that Daisy may well be the longest serving dart player in the West Calder darts league, a fabulous achievement well played.

 

Now Special Mentions from the nights action had two players knocking in maximum 180’s and they were Gordon Bruce and S Halliday, Ian Stevenson firing in a tremendous 177 score, Peter Hastings on target with a superb 171 score, Top finishing power came by way off, William Borland 110 take out, Stuart Russell 96 game shot, Gordon Bruce with 81 & 76 game shots, Fast games had Peter Hastings with the fastest of the nights action a superb 13 darter, Craig Agnew with a brace of fast games and these were 18 & 19 darters, Ian Stevenson on target with an 18 darter as was Gordon Bruce also 18 deadly arrows, John Sandison one dart more going out in 19 darts, Top pairs game saw Grant Lyle & Keith Jamieson with a 19 darter.

2nd Feb, William Borland  keeps his great run going annexing the Men's singles title and Louise Hepburn winning the Ladies title at the Gensing Casino Open in Edinburgh.

 

2nd Feb,  (Disability Darts Scotland Ayrshire Open 2019)

This event was the first Disability darts open to be held in Scotland under the Disability Darts Scotland banner and what a superb day of darts action we had, To start with we were honoured to have the proceedings opened by  The Rt Hon Lord Provost of Kilmarnock Mr Jim Todd who made the opening welcome speech,  also in attendance was Winmau associate Mr Ted McMillan who is the co-ordinator for Scotland for the Disabled Darts association, Also newly capped Scottish International Mr Jim McEwan was in attendance and has  offered his services as an ambassador for the Ayrshire branch of the Disability darts association, Now on the day the weather was quite atrocious under foot and many players could not get to the venue due to the Inclement weather through out Scotland and the North of England, however that did nothing to deter the standard of darts which was on display during the days action on the ockies, Some of the scores recorded towards the final matches on the day were absolutely superb, Ritchie McBride from East Ayrshire, firing in a superb 107 game shot and a maximum 180 score, William Wilson from West Lothian rattling the treble nineteen bed to record a superb 171 score along with two excellent games finished in 16 & 20 arrows, Tom Smith from Greater Glasgow recording a maximum 180 along with 2 x 20 dart games and a cracking 15 darter and he was also showing how finishes should be done with two superb game shots of 130 & 134, Paul McMahon from Fife was in tremendous form recording a brace of maximum 180’s along with a cracking 15 dart and a 112 game shot, However on the day there can be only one winner and the title of Ayrshire Disability Darts Open Champion 2019 went to Andrew Callary Snr of Paisley Greater Glasgow , in his final matches it saw Andrew firing in 2x180’s along with game shots of 129 & 96 and games finished in 16-19-20 darts, Players picking up prize monies were Mr Ritchie McBride £50, Mr Paul McMahon £50 and our 2019 champion Mr Andrew Callary Snr £200 along with the trophy for Open Champion 2019.

Now ladies and gentlemen these events can not take place with out the help of a lot of people and can the committee of the Ayrshire branch for Disability Darts, John Hollywood (vice Chairman) Jim Mitchell (Chairman)  we would like to thank all the local publicans and business for their invaluable support in helping this fabulous cause take place also to the Tartan Suite in Kilmarnock who gave up the use of their function suite for the event to be held in, to each and every one of you, especially to all the local dart players who came and volunteered their services for marking the boards all day their help made this event run ever so smoothly, THANK YOU, and I realise there is always a down side and yes you will probably have guessed it John and myself will be on the sponsorship trail again very shortly you have been warned!

 

1st Feb, New Cumnock & District Darts League.

Coach House 3 – 6 New Cumnock B.C. Cammy Menzies for the Coach House in tremendous form firing in a maximum 180 along with games finished in 15 & 18 darts, Paul Bryden 18 darts also for the home side firing in a cracking 18 darter, for the visitors it saw George Collumb Snr finishing his games in 18 & 19 arrows, Big Drew Callary going out in 19 darts, Wullie Laird another player finding the treble twenty bed rattling in a maximum 180 along with a 17 darter.

 

Bridgend ‘A’ 0 -9 W.M.C. Some terrific action from the Working Men’s club as Alex Govan, Richard Dalzell and Steven Mc Bride and Michael Ferguson all recorded maximum 180’s, Steven McBride on target with a cracking 124 take out and games finished in 20 & 21 arrows, A. Salisbury with a rock solid 19 darter, in the doubles it saw Barry Scade & A. Salisbury team up to fire in an excellent 16 dart game, Richard Dalzell & Darren Findlater were not to far behind either with a solid 19 dart game.

 

Bridgend ‘B’ 3-6 Glenmuir.

 

Cumnock Jnrs 5 -4 Craighead, Bryan Neil with the quickest match of this game a solid 21 darter, Neil Boyle on target with a cracking maximum 180 for the Cumnock Jnrs team.

 

Mauchline 1-8 Brewery Bar, This match up saw some of the leagues top action taking place and it saw Owen McNiven and Stephen Thom along with Peter Malone all firing in maximum 180 scores, Craig Nicol 21 darter, as was George Collumb Jnr and Paul Ross also finishing in 21 darts, Owen McNiven with the fastest game a superb 15 darter, S O’Neil finishing in a 18 solid darts, Fastest recorded doubles match had the pairing of Craig Nicol & Stephen Thom going out in 18 darts.

 

1st Feb, Results and top shots from the Bathgate Friday night league and we start with,

Corrie bar 1-8 Kirknewton Innkeepers.

Lammies bar 3-6 Glenmavis ‘A’ top action from this match up saw, One of the infamous McDonald brothers getting in on the action with Alan McDonald 120 c/o 15 darter, John brogan rock solid 19 dart  game, another McDonald this time Patrick McDonald with a 89 take out, Andy Thomson on target with a brace of maximum 180’s and two excellent games finished in 17 & 16 deadly arrows, also on the maximum trail was Marc Campbell with a 180, Scott Baillie also getting in on the action firing in a maximum as well, top finishing though saw Billy Meikle cracking 117 take out, and Jamie Banks Jnr with solid 96 take out.

Coppies ‘A’ 7-2 Coppies ‘B’ some excellent finishing power in this home Darby match with Jimmy Gibson taking out a majestic 160 game shot, Murray Smart a more modest but still a cracking ton plus finish 111 kill shot, Stewart Stirling with yet another ton plus finish this time a 102 take out, Rab Nelson rattling the treble twenties with ease to record a maximum 180, Stuart Boyd also on target with a maximum 180.

 

28th Jan, Dreghorn & District darts league results.

Alton "A" 6-4 Alton "B", top scores coming by way off, Davie Tennant with a 19 darter, Christopher Kilpatrick firing in 21 & 19 darters, Graeme McConnell finishing on a 114 game shot for a 21 dart game, International star Robert Thornton going out in 15 & 19 deadly arrows, and firing in a brace of maximum 180’s along the way, Ronnie Bacon finishing in 21 arrows,
 Peter McGuiness Snr 15 darts + 115 check out, Robert Povah 18 darter.
Crown Inn 1-9 Sports Bar, With Jamie Curran recording the fastest game of this match up with a 17 darter.
Towerlands "A" 9-1 Parks B.C. Ronnie Sharp firing in a cracking 16 darter and yet another maximum 180 keeping his fine run going with maximums recorded in every match for the past three weeks,  Old Man Mitchell tidy 19 darter and a maximum 180, Fastest double’s match saw the pairing of Brian Johnstone & Jim Mitchell recording a cracking 15 darter. 
Three Craws 6-4 Towerlands "B", Craig Park the man on form from this match firing in a brace of 18 darters.
R&A Sports Bar 9-1 Irvine Water Sports Club, John McLauchlan finishing in 16 & 21 arrows, For the Ladies of the Water Sports club it once again saw Tricia Winton Queen taking the only game for the visitors.

 

28th Jan, Results and top shot’s from the West Calder & District Darts League.

In the Championship League it saw the Kirknewton Innkeepers 4-5 Letham B.C. The Bowlers, looks like this was a tough one to call with only the one point between the two teams. 

Doo Club Fanciers 1-8 Stirrup Stane Indians, couple of good mentions from this match up and it saw the leagues Match secretary Connie Bamberry finishing a rock solid 72 game shot, Liam Corbett for the Indians with a 22 darter, and Bob Wallace with a 68 take out. 

Murray bar Crofters 4-5 Commercial Inn Juniors, Sounds like this was a tremendous match up as the current league leaders were just edged out of the points on offer by the odd game in nine, Craig Jack captain of the Crofters was on top form firing in a maximum 180 and a cracking 80 game shot via top’s top’s. 

Cawburn Steamers 3-6 Deans B.C. Golden Oldies, Looks like the elder statesmen of the league still have the bite and came away with a fine win over the Steamers.

So it looks like the Championship league is starting to look like a real race as the leaders the Murray bar Crofters sit two points clear of the second place Tower bar Knights who have a game in hand looks like a real test of character is coming if the chasing pack can put a string of wins under their respective belts this league is going to have a tremendous run in and I look forward to seeing just who will come out on top (super stuff)

 

Premier League results saw, 

Almondale Pirates 4-5 Cawburn Railroaders, another tough match up with only the one game the difference to where the points would go! 

Commercial Inn Nomads 7-2 Volunteer Highway Men, Scott Baker and Bunny Forrest both on target with maximum 180’s for the Nomads of West Calder, Scott was on good fettle as he also rattled in games finished in 17&18 darts, Bunny Forrest finishing on a solid 87 take out, in reply it saw Highway Man Colin Hamilton firing in a 177 score. 

Central bar Rebels 0-9 Doo Club Flyers.

Loganlea Miners 3-6 Stirrup Stane Wanderers.

After week 10 the standings in the Greater Glasgow Thursday night Premier League held in the Fairfield Club Govan.

 

 

Teams

Pl

W

D

L

Legs for

Legs ag

-/+

Points

1st

Fairfields

10

8

0

2

105

50

+55

105

2nd

Neil’s

10

7

0

3

92

68

+27

92

3rd

Hello

10

5

2

3

90

70

+20

90

4th

The Wee Crew

10

5

1

4

85

75

+10

85

5th

Ashfield

10

3

1

6

76

84

-8

76

6th

W.D.140’S

9

4

2

3

71

73

-2

71

7TH

Bridge

10

3

2

5

70

90

-20

70

8th

Joe McWoods

10

2

1

7

66

94

-28

66

9th

Pockets

9

2

1

6

49

95

-46

49

10th

Eagle

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/

/

/

/

/

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26th Jan, And the start of the West Lothian Super League and here are the results of the first match ups of the season,

Fauldhouse ‘A’ 7-18 Pumpherston ‘B’, Top scores in this match came by way off, Kevin McMahon 1 x180, fastest game coming from Peter Hastings with a superb 14 darter, three top finishes and it saw Stevie Scott lead the way with 125 & 104 game shots leading the way, Davie (Jet) Allan former Bathgate league singles champion showing he still has top quality finishing power taking out a cracking 113 game shot.

Polbeth 25-0 Pumpherston Ladies, Looks like there was no quarter given to the ladies in this match and as every game won is worth a point you can understand why! Two of the areas old hands getting in on the action with William Harraughty of Whitburn notoriety firing in a maximum 180 nice to see his eyesight is still sharp at his age! And team mate the Alloa bumble bee (mean wasp) Callum Wilkinson firing in the fastest game of the day a solid 17 darter.

Fauldhouse ‘B’ 14-11 Pumpherston ‘A’ close encounter in this match looks like it went down the wire, so both teams picking up some very valuable points. Maximum hitters saw Jamie Bishop bagging a brace of them 2 x180’s also on the maximum trail was John Sandison with 1 x180, no fast games recorded but some excellent finishes and it was John Sandison with a 104 take out who led the way, David Crawford nice 101 kill shot, John Martin rock solid 95 game shot, and Grant Lyle also on target with a 93 take out.

So after week one it has last seasons team champions start of as they finished last season leading the way!

 

25th Jan, New Cumnock Darts Friday night League results,

New Cumnock B.C. 6-3 Brewery bar, this top of the table clash had it all top scores fast games high finishes and some nervous moments as well! Andrew Callary Jnr 1x174, and a cracking 17 darter, Drew Callary Snr on target with a cracking 15 dart game and a superb 116 game shot, Wullie Laird rock solid 20 dart game, Sammy Stephan’s finding the red lipstick with ease rattling in a maximum 180, Andrew Callary & Wullie Laird 16 darts in the doubles, Ronnie Sharp & Drew Callary 21 darter also in the doubles. 17 &18 darters along with a 103 & 96 game shot's were recorded by Stuart Neil for the Brewery bar superb arrows.

Cumnock Jnrs 6 -3 Mauchline, Top game from this match saw Bryan Neil firing in a solid 19 darter, A Dunlop on target with a cracking maximum 180.

 

W.M.C. 6-3 Coach House, Lots going on this match with, Richard Dalzell firing in a 17 dart game, Steven McBride 19 darter, Michael Ferguson two fast games finished in 20 & 21 arrows along with a superb 125 take out, A Salisbury 18 darter, Daren Findlater with a rock solid 21 darter, in the doubles it saw Richard Dalzell & Darren Findlater with two classy games finished in 19&21 arrows.

Craighead 5 -4 Glenmuir.

Bridgend ‘B’ 6-3 Bridgend ‘A’.

Friday Night league standings from the New Cumnock & District Darts League.

 

New

Cumnock

&

District

Darts

League

Friday

Night

Standings

Placing

Team

Pl

W

Lost

Legs For

Legs Against

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Points

1st

New Cumnock B.C.

11

11

0

73

26

47

11

2nd

Brewery Bar

11

9

2

74

25

49

9

3rd

Cumnock Jnrs

11

8

3

57

42

15

8

4th

W.M.C. New Cumnock

11

7

4

58

41

17

7

5th

Coach House Muirkirk

11

6

5

58

41

17

6

6th

Mauchline

11

5

6

48

51

-3

5

7th

Bridgend ‘A’

11

4

7

48

51

-3

4

8th

Craighead

11

2

9

32

67

-35

2

9th

Bridgend ‘B’

11

2

9

23

76

-53

2

10th

Glenmuir

11

1

10

24

75

-51

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25th Jan, 3 Craws in Irvine Premier League Finals Night,

And with the top four players now playing for the title of Premier League Champion it saw the matches being the best of 19x501 in the semi finals, first s/f/ saw Kevin McKinney 10-2 Jim Law, the second s/f had Graeme Fergusson 10-7 John McLauchlan, and so to the Grand Final which was now the best of 21x501 legs and there was no stopping Kevin McKinney as he came out a 11-1 victor and on the way was on for the perfect leg of arrows with six perfect darts in the treble twenties before missing with the seventh! Cracking competition and excellent prize fund which saw Kevin McKinney - £205 – Champion, Graham Ferguson - £105 – R/up, John McLauchlan & Jim Law both receiving £50 – for their efforts to the semi finals, Kevin McInrue receiving £50 for the highest game shot in the league sections.

 

25th Jan, Results from matches in the Bathgate Friday night league go like this,

Corrie Bar 6 -3 Old Wine, top shooting coming from Mick Burke with an 19 darter, Andy Pagget rock solid 20 darter, Nodge firing in a cracking 17 dart game, and top doubles game finished in 18 arrows came from Mick Burke and Andy.


Kirknewton Innkeepers 6-3 Lammies ‘B’ some excellent arrows thrown in this match up with Graeme Bird leading the way with a cracking 15 darer which had a shanghai 120 finish on the twenties, John Miln’s and Davie Aitken both on target with 19 dart games, John Brogan on target with 19&20 darters and a solid 78 take out, in the doubles it saw the pairing of John Miln’s & Gary Christie firing in 16&18 dart games,

Coppies ‘A’ 8-1 Glenmavis ‘B’

Glenmavis ‘A’ 7-2 Coppies ‘B’ Only score recorded or written down a tidy 94 game shot from Billy Meikle, In the doubles though it saw Andy Thomson & Scott Baillie keep their cracking doubles record going with a 16 darter.

 

21st Jan, and in the R&A Sports bar in Irvine it saw the Dreghorn &District dart league hosting the Grand Finals of three competitions, and in the first final it saw the Towerlands ‘A’ v the Crown Inn, this was the final of the leagues 301 team event (W Purdie Memorial) which is played the good old fashioned way 6 singles 3 doubles and the format 3x301 double start, perhaps this is an aged competition and was in favour of the Towerlands team who may just have a bit of experience on their side!! And it saw the team of Margaret Ferguson, Ronnie Sharp, Jim Mitchell, William Laird, Brian Johnstone and Jim Law taking the title with Jim Law not needed as a 5-0 win was  recorded by the first five players all with 2-0 win’s, Crown Inn team were D Miller, Babs Rankin, Liam Dean, Mary Clark, Dean McQuarrie and Willie sorry don't know last name! Top score from this match saw the evergreen Ronnie Sharp firing in his second maximum 180 in his last two competitions looks like this former Scottish International has lost none of hi s sharpness!!

 

21st Jan, The Grand Final of the (David Ferguson Memorial Trophy) sponsored by DG Ferguson Fencing, was also between the same two league teams and this event played with the format of 7 singles each played as 3x501, the Crown Inn doing a little bit better only losing 4-1 in this one and so two finals and two wins for the Towerlands team. Commiserations to the gallant runners up the Crown Inn Dreghorn, truth be told if they had hit their doubles these matches would have been a lot closer especially in the double start competition where they missed a few vital doubles at the finish!

 

The Champions Cup competition sponsored by (William Laird Double Glazing) saw the Sports bar claim the tile over the Alton ‘A’ by the tightest of margins with the match going down the final match.

 

21st Jan, The John Muir Memorial Trophy, sponsored by (Mr Wullie Burns) was a singles event and the players who qualified for the quarter finals were without exception some of the cream of local darting talent,  Robert Thornton 3-2 Jamie Curran, Kevin McKinney 3-2 Graham Ferguson, Brian Wallace 3-1 Christopher Kilpatrick, Ian Gunion Jnr 3-2 David Millar, S/Final line up saw, Robert Thornton 3-2 Kevin Mckinney Jnr, Ian Gunion Jr. 3-2 Brian Wallace. And the Grand Final saw Robert Thornton claim the title with a 3-1 win over Ian Gunion Jnr, though Ian had to settle for the runners up position he did have the fastest game of the nights action a superb 10 darter fabulous arrows. Well done to "The Thorn" picking up his first Trophy since joining D.D.D.L. also to the staff of the R&A for keeping us all watered, and of course the Master of Ceremonies on the night Mr Wullie Burns.

 

21st Jan, West Calder & District dart league Four Person team competitions saw, the Highway Men from the Volunteer Arms in Uphall take the Premier league Fours title defeating the Stirrup Stane Wanderers in the grand final, winning team being Colin Robertson, Peter Hastings, Rex Brady and Graham Borland, Stirrup team who just lost out were the evergreen Gordon Bruce, John Miln’s, the league mascot himself the man who we affectionately call Melman Gary Christie, and lets not forget a player who makes Gordon Bruce look like a teenager yes out from the retirement home the one and only Mick Burke hope he had a pass and did not escape!

 

The league also had another Fours competition for teams in the Championship league and it saw two father and son combinations taking the title and they were William & Jay Millar along with Billy & Jack Stirling who play for the Kirknewton Innkeepers up on the hill who claimed the title on offer, Runners up saw the Deans Bowling Club Golden Oldies and they were, Geordie Dryburgh, Brian Speirs, Rab Smith, and of course let us not forget the man who’s taste in shirts is like watching  reruns of the Little House on the Prairie (well the curtains in the cabin windows actually!) yes Matt Purdie (brave man)

 Top scores from the ockies had Paul Weir from the Doo Club Flyers, Kevin Murphy also a flyers player, Gordon Bruce of the Stirrup Stane Wanderers, Jim Purse captain of the Commercial Inn Juniors, and William Borland also playing for the Flyers of East Calder all returning scores of maximum 180’s, Top class finishes coming by way off Paul the Ranger Weir with a superb 144 take out, Matt Purdie showing age is no barrier with a classy shanghai 120 take out, Gordon Bruce 94 game shot, Also firing in a rock solid game shot was John Sandison with an 82 game shot.

 

20th Jan, Inter-counties time again and this month it saw The Wee Crew otherwise known as Greater Glasgow play host to the travelling Ayrshire team, and what a match was served up by all four teams, starting of with the Ladies ‘B’ cracking match with the credits going to both teams a 2-2 draw the result from the first of the four matches, Men’s ‘B’ and once again honours shared a superb 3-3 draw, and absolutely nothing between either sides, and so to the Ladies’ A’ and this time there was a winning team it saw the travelling Ayrshire ladies taking the points on offer with a superb 4-2 victory but once again it was down to the very last match of this encounter before the match was won, and so to the Men’s ‘A’ and it looked like the Ayrshire team were going into a lead as they took the first couple of matches to go four games clear with the ladies matches in their favour however this match had twists and turns written all over it and at 5-5 it was crunch time and it went down the wire just like the ladies ‘A’ match before only this time it was the home team of Greater Glasgow who came away with a fighting 7-5 victory, so after 28 tough matches from the start of the day it saw both teams on 14 points each a superb advert for Scottish darts, congratulations to both teams for a cracking day of top darting action.

 

20th Jan, Sad News, tonight we say goodbye to the East Calder Homing Society Club in East Calder, after many years the Doo Club as it is known locally will close it’s doors, for many years this club was the West Calder & Districts home for all their finals and exhibition nights as well as inter counties for West Lothian, so on behalf of all who have played in your premises, wish you all the best for the future perhaps miracles happen and somehow the hard working committee can find a way to revive the clubs fortunes, only time will tell, the club stewards Fiona & George worked tirelessly to try and keep the club going as did the hard working committee, but such are the times we live in, (sad indeed) Take care and I wish both dart teams all the very best for the future where ever it may take you.

 

19th Jan, Bathgate Friday night league saw the action taking place in the Glenmavis Bowling club in Bathgate for the leagues Triples competition, and the Championship winning team were the Glenmavis ‘A’ who were Marc Campbell, Andy Thomson and Scott Baillie, commiserations to the gallant runners up who were from the team from the Corrie bar in Armadale who consisted of Mick Burke, Derek Walker and Graeme Robertson, once again many thanks to the league sponsors the Glenmavis B.C. and of course to the hard working committee of the Bathgate league.

N.C.B.C. Triples Winners 2019
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Ronnie Sharp, Jim Mitchell,George Collumnb

   19th Jan, New Cumnock darts league action and it was the Three person team event held in the New Cumnock Bowling club, matches were played over the format of 1x701 triples, 1x601 doubles and then 3x501 singles, the winning team saw the New Cumnock team of Ronnie Sharp, George Collumb and Jim Mitchell take the title, top game of the night had to be the triples which saw Ronnie, George and Jim finishing in a cracking 20 darter not to shabby for a 701 leg, Ronnie Sharp on the night firing in a maximum 180, Jim Mitchell on target with 3x180’s but perhaps the most important finish of the night a superb 121 take out by George Collumb in the final when the opposition had just wired a 117 take out of their own, Runners up were George Collumb jnr Rab Marshall and Paul Ross (Brewery bar) semi/ finalists Scott Mc Pheators Robert Parker and Bert Ross & Richard Dalzell Darren Findlater and Rab Marshall (w.m.c.) another player on target on the red lipstick was Peter Malone 180 (brewery bar).


 




 

17th Jan, And the postponed match up between the Murray  Innkeepers  was held and what a match with the Crofters leading the Championship title race they were severely tested  by the Innkeepers in a match that went the whole nine yards if you don’t mind me using that saying a fighting 5-4 victory for the Crofters see’s them still top the league and the team to beat, but some excellent finishing from the nights games saw William Millar for the Innkeepers finishing on 105, only to be bettered by captain of the Crofters Craig Jack with a cracking 121 take out, but now joining the league maximum 180 hitters is Jay Millar who recorded his first league maximum in this match, Jay has recorded maximums before and has represented Scotland in the International deaf championships, and with out a shadow of a doubt is perhaps the most improved player in the area in the past year, quite simply once he puts a foot to the ocky you may find yourself in a whole heap of trouble!

 

14th Jan, And it saw the Dreghorn & District dart league teams in action with all teams playing in two separate venues and with the winners from each venue left standing to play the final of this 7 x 501 singles event the David Fergusson Trophy, which is sponsored by Mr Graham Fergusson, the Grand Final will be held at the R&A Sports bar in Irvine next Monday, in the Crown Inn in Dreghorn it saw the Crown Inn defeat the Alton B by 4 games to 2 in their final match, and in the R&A Sports bar it saw the Towerlands A edge out the Sports bar by the odd game in seven 4 games to 3, so next Monday the Grand Final Towerlands A v Crown Inn, congratulations to both teams qualifying for the final.

 

14th Jan, West Calder & District Monday Night League.

In the Premier league it saw top action in East Calder as the Flyers hosted the Wanderers from Craigshill,  Doo Club Flyers 4-5 Stirrup Stane Wanderers, action from this cracking match up saw, Kevin Murphy for the home side rattling in a brace of 140’s and a tidy 20 dart game, William Borland on target with a maximum 180 plus just missing out another having to settle for a 140, William also finishing in 16 & 17 deadly thrown arrows, Ian Stevenson getting in on the action for the Flyers with 18 & 19 darts a 76 take out, for the visitors the team who top the league at the moment it had them working hard to collect the points and it had the evergreen Gordon Bruce on target with a 140 score and games finished in 19 & 21 darts, John Miln’s on target with a 19 darter with the help of a 140 score as well, Arron Edwards with the top finish a rock solid 90 take out.

Loganlea Colliers 9-0 Central bar Rebels.

Cawburn Railroaders 1-8 Commercial Inn Nomads, The visitors in control of this match up and it had Graeme Bird on target with a 19 darter, Rab Dick solid 78 game shot, in the doubles it saw the partnership of Graeme Bird & Roy Anderson firing in a brace of 19 dart games.

Volunteer Highway Men 7-2 Almondale Pirates, Graham Borland on target with a superb 154 take out along with a cracking 18 dart game for the home side.

 

14th Jan, Championship league action from the W.C.D.D.L. had these results,

Tower bar Knights keeping up the pressure on the league leaders with the,

 Knights 7-2 Doo Club Fanciers,

Stirrup Stane Indians 4-5 Kirknewton Innkeepers,

Commercial Inn Juniors 2-7 Cawburn Steamers,

Letham Bowlers 4-5 Murray bar Crofters, and the new team in the league giving it their all to the Championship league leaders some top action from this match up saw, Ben Hart firing in 18&20 dart games for the Crofters, Josh Jack rock solid 89 game shot also for the visitors, Rab Craig on target with 180 and 123 just missing out on two maximums by the closest of margins, Showing that age is nothing to a dart player it saw one of the leagues more senior players John Grant on target with a maximum 180 for the home side.

 12th Jan. And the venue the Towerlands Sports Club in Irvine, And the event was an open Ladies & Men’s singles, Sponsored by William Laird Double Glazing, the Towerlands had new fewer than five boards in use and all under the supervision of our Master of Ceremonies for the day Mr Wullie Burns who kept the tournaments running smoothly all day long,

13 ladies toed the ocky to try and annex the first prize of £100 and of course the title of Towerlands Ladies single champion for 2019, the quarter finals saw, M Fergusson bt J McCallum, D McBride bt L Hepburn, L McDonald bt G Mitchell, H Bell bt S Callary, and now with he ladies having reached the money rounds it saw Margaret Fergusson bt Debbie McBride, Lynsey McDonald bt Hannah Winton both losing semi finalist receiving £10 a piece, The Grand Final saw Lynsey McDonald defeating Margaret Fergusson , Margaret receiving £40, and Lynsey the title of Towerlands Ladies Singles Champion for 2019 and a £100 to go along with the title.

 

12th Jan, The men’s tournament was also played over the best of 5 x 501 and with some superb talent in the draw their were thrills and spills happening on every board, the last 16 saw D Low bt S Bob, S Smith bt A Currie, A Boulton bt B Mac, E Stevenson bt Lusby, R Baillie bt W Laird, J McCallum bt J Reid, M Malone bt P Bryden, J McEwan bt J Mitchell, and so to the quarter finals with player all now in the money rounds!, D Low bt S Smith, A Boulton bt E Stevenson, J McCallum bt R Baillie, M Malone bt J McEwan, losing quarter finalist’s receiving £15,

And so to the semi finals and it had Andy Boulton defeating Dougie Low, John McCallum defeating Mick Malone, Dougie and Mick receiving £50 for their efforts, and so to the final and it was a cracking match up but their can be only one winner and it was Andy Boulton who took the title of men’s singles champion and a cool £300 first prize, John who had played superbly well all day receiving £160 as a consolation prize, well done to both finalists who did what no one else did all day they hit more doubles!

Towerland's Open Ladies Singles Champion for 2019 Lynsey McDonald & Men's Singles Campion for 2019 Andy Boulton, once again many thanks to the Towerlands club and William Laird Double Glazing for their support and sponsorship. 

 

 

 

11th Jan, New Cumnock Friday Night Darts League.

Mauchline 2 -7 New Cumnock B.C. Top action from the ocky in this match up saw, John Barclay snr 18 darts, C. Nicol with a 20 dart game, John Barclay jnr 18 darter, Tony Pendleton 17&16 darts for the Mauchline club, Andrew Callary 19. &16 darts for the visiting New Cumnock team, Drew Callary 21 darts, Wullie Laird in with a 16 darter, Top doubles went to Sammy Stephens & Neil Campbell with a rock solid 18 darts.

 

Coach House 8 -1Bridgend, Top shooting coming by way of Paul Bryden with a brace of 21 dart games, International start Cammy Menzies firing in some tremendous arrows with games finished in 14 & 21 arrows along with a brace of maximum 180’s.

 

Craighead 4 -5 Bridgend A, Cracking match up with only one game the difference in this match, Robert Parker firing in a 21 darter, Bert Ross on target with a maximum 180, Alex Govan firing in a cracking 16 darter, Frank Ferguson 19 darter, and in the doubles it had Bert Ross & S. Mc Pheators rattling in a superb 16 darter for Craighead, another top doubles match saw Damo Armstrong & Alex Govan finishing in 19 darts.

 

Glenmuir 1-8 Cumnock Jnrs.

 

 

11th Jan, Bathgate Friday night league action saw,

Copies B 1-8 Kirknewton Innkeepers, Top scored recorded saw Graeme Bird with a cracking 13 darter and a maximum 180, Gordon Bruce rock solid 18 darter, Rab Dick maximum 180 and a shanghai 120 take out on the twenties.

 

Glenmavis A 7-2 Glenmavis B,  Top action from this derby match saw, William Borland firing in a maximum 180 a 83 take out and an 18 dart game, Marc Campbell finishing in 17 cracking darts,  Scott Baillie 90 take out, in the doubles it saw the pairing of Scott Baillie & Andy Thomson finishing in 18 darts.

 Cross Tavern 5-4 Coppies A, Jim Taylor the man in form in this match up firing in a brace of maximum 180’s.

 

Lammies Bar 5-4 Corrie Bar, John Brogan finishing in 18&17 darts and firing in a 106 game shot along the way, Alan McDonald of the infamous McDonald brothers rattling in a superb 16 darter, Some excellent finishing from other players and they were Davie Walker with a cracking 100 kill shot, J McKie 85 game shot and G Robertson with a rock solid 77 take out.


 

 

10th Jan, And action from the Glasgow Premier league saw  the league back at the ocky after the festive season, and it saw the league leaders the Fairfield team who at the half way stage once again looking down the barrel of a tungsten dart at 5-3 down it looked like they were heading for a defeat just like their last outing! However a rally then took place and eight straight wins saw them muster a fine 11-5 victory over the Ashfield team to perhaps keep them at the top of the league, as you will be aware these matches are the best of 16x601 and every leg is worth a point! Top scores saw the Fairfield team  saw Jim Mitchell firing in 4 wins from 4 games for a  26+ dart average with 19 darts the fastest game and a tidy 115 game shot, Graham Fergusson on target with two wins of 24&25 dart games for a cracking 24+ dart ave, former Scotland international Ronnie Sharp getting in on the action with 3 wins from 4 games with an excellent 25 dart game for a 24+ dart ave, and last but not least captain Willie Laird with two top games with of 25 and an excellent 22 dart last game for a 27+ dart ave, William McDonald for the Ashfield team with an excellent 28+ dart average  which had a top finish of 122 on the bulls eye, also three maximum scores recorded in this match up.

 

7th Jan, News from the West Calder & District dart league,

Doo Club Fanciers 1-8 Cawburn Steamers, top action from this match up had S Long firing in a 19 darter, Sandy Lee also on target with a 19 darter, and John Sandison firing in a maximum 180 and a rock solid 76 game shot.

Tower bar Knights 6-3 Deans B.C. Golden Oldies.

Stirrup Stane Indians 3-6 Commercial Inn Juniors player Bob Wallace on target with a cracking 116 game shot.

The match between the Kirknewton Innkeepers and the Murray bar Crofters was postponed due to the funeral of Calvin Fleming one of the areas top young players being taken to soon, at the funeral their was a superb turn out of at least two hundred people who knew Calvin from the local community of Polbeth and of course players form the league were also in attendance to say their final farewells to this young man taken to soon.

 

4th Jan, New Cumnock Friday night darts action.

New Cumnock B.C. 6-3 W.M.C. Top action from this league match saw Andrew Callary firing in a maximum 180 along with games finished in 18 & 17 darts which included a cracking 121 game shot in the 18 darter, Big Drew Callary going out in 21 & 18 darts, Jim Mitchell 17 darts and a tidy 90 game shot, in the doubles it saw the partnership of Andrew & Drew Callary going out in 18 darts. For the Working Men’s club it saw A Salisbury finishing in 18 darts along with a cracking 112 take out, 18 darts 112 checkout, Dean Lawrie 21 darter, and Richard Dalzell peppering the red lipstick with a maximum180.

 

Brewery Bar 9 -0 Bridgend B,  Top games coming from Peter Malone 21 darts and  Owen Mc Niven just one dart less recording a 20 darter, George Collumb jnr also firing in a 20 dart game, John Dalzell in on the action with a maximum 180 , Tom Wilson & John Dalzell 17 darts for the top doubles match.

 

Coach House 8 -1 Craighead,  Paul Bryden firing in a rock solid 20 darter, Cammy Menzies with a brace of maximum 180’s and games finished in 14 & 20 arrows.

 

Glenmuir 1-8 Mauchline, Players on top form from this match had Dean McQuarrie with an 18 darter, Peter Smith 20 darts.

 

Cumnock Jnrs 5 -4 Bridgend A,   Fastest game in this encounter saw Sammy Tonner with a superb 14 dart game, Jocky Bell a maximum 180 plus a brace of 20 dart games.

 

5th Jan, And Congratulations to the Sportsman bar in Rutherglen for putting on a competition with only something like two days notice so well done the Publican and of course the hard working committee, on the day I believe 34 players toed the ocky and with the competition 5x501 and up for the bull the way it should be (my opinion only) to see who has the honour of throwing in the odd legs, last 16 went like this, S Keith bt W Wilson, C Louden bt P Wynne, J Mitchell bt C McGuire, P Haig bt C Rooney, A Nicol bt A Pagget, C Johnstone bt S Taylor, B Baird bt Simmy, G Lynsay bt J Belton, and so to the quarter finals and it saw S Keith bt C Louden, J Mitchell bt P Haig, A Nicol bt C Johnstone, G Lynsay bt B Baird, and then there were four players left in the money rounds and it saw Steven Keith and Alex Nicol claim their places in the final by leaving Jim Mitchell and George Lynsay in the  semi final positions with George and Jim receiving £45 each for their efforts, in the final it saw the man who checked more doubles than anyone else on the day claim the title over Alex Nicol so Alex receiving £75 for r/up place and the champion Steven Keith claiming the £150 first prize good day out nice pub and I can recommend the Tenant’s 60 shilling excellent pint or two !

 

First report for 2019, is just a wee mention to a couple of leagues which are ongoing, in the Dreghorn & District league at the half way stage we have the top four placed teams and they are, Sports bar 18points, Alton B 13 points, Alton A 12 points, Towerlands A 12 points. Next League action 7th January, Irvine Parks B.C. 10 points, R&A Sports bar 8 points, Crown Inn 7 points, Three Craws 6 points, Towerlands B 4 points, Irvine Water Sports Club 0 points. Next League action 7th January.

 

In the Greater Glasgow Premier league on a Thursday night it has after the excommunication of the Eagle team from Coatbridge (struggling to make a team) all points have been either deducted or given back etc, so after 8 matches played we have, Fairfield’s W6 L2  Pts 81, Neil’s W5 L3 Pts 73, Wee Crew W5 Dr1 L2 pts 71, Hello W4 Dr 2 L2 Pts 68, Ashfield W3 Dr1 L4 Pts 64, W.D.140’S W3 Dr 2 L3 Pts 62, Joe McWoods W2 Dr1 L5 Pts 57, Bridge W2 Dr1 L5 Pts 53, Pockets W2 Dr 1 L5 Pts 47. Next League match 10th January.

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