Jim Mitchell, Web Master.
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Founding member of this Web Site.

  

Jim Mitchell can be reached by email
mitchell301@yahoo.com

 Few photo's from a time when darts was on the agenda most week ends!

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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!

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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.

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!

Ladies of the league- West Calder & District
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Connie is at the back on the left as you look at it!
Connie & Jan two great friends
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both sadly missed
Connie presenting prizes
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SAD NEWS, Have just heard that a good friend and one of my former dart partners and  league committee persons has passed away the Match Secretary for the West Calder & District dart league Connie Bamburry passed away this morning, Connie who had been receiving dialysis treatment for many years took three heart attacks a week or so ago and so was admitted to hospital however they had then to stop her blood dialysis, and after fighting bravely she passed from us this morning, Connie was captain of the only ladies team in the league and was a superb match secretary taking her job within the league very seriously, helping run all the league tournaments and making sure scores were from league matches were in on time, and keeping myself informed so a league update could be put out as soon as possible each week, As for myself I had the privilidge of partnering up with Connie in the West Lothian Mixed Summer league doubles back in 2015 which we went on to win, Connie will be missed by many and I for one can honestly say It was a privilidge to have known her R.I.P. Report below from that Summer league! as you can see Connie was a tad camera shy always helping run things but always staying just out of camera shot!

Summer League Champions have been crowned, Playing in the West Lothian Mixed Doubles League which was a brand new venture this year, where by all the players were put into an open draw and partners were then picked to play as a team. The format for this new event was 5x501 with a double start format. Each leg had to be played and was worth one point but there were ten points for winning the match so simply put win 3-2 the winners received 13 points and the losers 2 points, Now this was played in a league format where each team played each other once so every match played was critical as there was no return game! And the pair that managed to claim the title and be the first to have their names engraved on the brand new trophy was Connie Bamburry and Jim Mitchell who finished the league with 129 points and also received £200 for their efforts, runner’s up spot it saw Karen Heeps and Graham Bird with 103 points and receiving £120 for second place. And in third only two points behind Karen and Graeme were Kathy Henderson and Ian Stevenson on 101 points.

Scotlands Ayrshire contingent.
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Andy, Ritchie, Neil, Doc,Me, Ben, Ray.
The W.A.G.S. on tour who let us play darts!
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Samantha, Rose, Susan, Gillian,
Our brand new Scottish Mascot Henry
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who came and supported the Scotland team in Morcambe
Scotland on Tour
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Superb team at the Home International in Morcambe

 

Sat & Sun 14th -15th March, Disability Darts International Match Report.

Well top darters from accross the United Kingdom made their respective ways to the home of Morcambe Cricket club in Lancashire where the very first Disability darts International match would take place, and what an amalgamation of top sports stars we had in the venue these were the best of the best and all of then had one thing in mind for their respective country to be crowned overall champions,

Now this even took place with the main trophy being the Golden Trophy named after the one and only Tiger Pass and presented by his  family for this event,

 

With teams from Northern Ireland, England and Scotland in the mix there were some superb matches taking place on the ockies of the cricket club,

 

The events were played in two different catagories/leagues with these being the Compris and the Classic, and so their were in effect three titles to be decided a Compri championship winning team, a Classic championship winning team, and then once both leagues were finished the total scores from both leagues would be added together to find out an overall Home International Championship winning country,

 

England had two teams in each of the catagories as did Scotland and Northern Ireland had one team in each league, and the matches would be played in a round robin league event,

Matches were played with four singles, two doubles, and if needed a team match of 1001 all the best of 3 in each format,

Once the chalkdust had settled there was hardly anything between the three International teams, The Compri championship went to Northern Ireland, with England in second place, the Classic title went to Scotland with England once again in second place, however once all the points were added together by an ajudicater who was not in any of the teams (myself) it saw Scotland and England both on the same points and so the very first Disability Home International would be shared between Scotland & England,

Northern Ireland though did not leave empty handed winning the Compri league event, and with Scotland winning the Classic and England being second in both leagues it was a superb competition with honours shared out equaly,

Can I say there was very little between the three countries involved and if just the odd result had gone the other way then the results would have been so much different thats how close it was,

Now I realise there were some superb players all playing with their hearts on their sleeves and some excellent perfomances from players of all three countries here are a few of the Scottish teams top scorers, (I know there will be more but these are what I know off!)

Maximum hitters saw, Big Drew Callary from Glasgow with 1x180, from Fife team captain  Mr Paul Mcmahon 1x180, Grant Murray from the Borders also with a maximum 180, The man with the beard  to be feared Josh Roberts firing in a maximum 180, Playing against Northern Ireland it saw James Millar also filling up the red lipstick recording a maximum 180, Big John Forrest from the kingdom of Fife getting in on the action with a 180, Marc Campbell from West Lothian 2x180’s, Rab Sutherland from Fife with no fewer than 4x180’s, top finishes that I saw had Raymond Sargeant from Ayrshire with 117 & 83 game shots, Marc Campbell from West Lothian taking out a tasty 111 game shot, other rock solid finishes had Andy Allan of Ayrshire withan 86 take out, Drew Callary and Grant Murray both with solid 70 take outs, now I know there were a lot of fast games but I can only report on what I know! Raymond Sargeant with a  21 Darter, John Forrest rattling in five top quality games all finished between 16 to 19 darts, so folks the first International match is done and dusted,

And yes there were a few teething problems, as one would expect that from this the first event beng held like this, but we will carry some fabulous memories from this week end of darts, and I am sure many of you will have made many brand new friends, lets not forget this event is about darts but it is also a social event where we can get to meet new people and this will become a fixture all of you, will I believe want to be part of again, I do belive that next year this event will be hosted by Scotland so look forward to meeting up with some of you once again, but remember players, each year the team selection will be down to your own darting acheivements, I wish you all the very best may the darting god’s smile down on your efforts on the ocky, Many thanks to the Morcambe cricket club for their hospitality and of course to the England committee and members who made this possible, and to all those people and supporters behind the scenes who give a lot of their time to help make these events happen each of you is an important cog in a organisation which is going to get bigger and bigger as the years go on, so as the old saying goes no peace for the wicked, let's make this event be even bigger and better next time out and hopefully our Celtic friends from the mountains and valleys of Wales will be able to attend the next one!

Once again a huge thankyou to Christal Pass for giving us all the opportunity to play for the Home International Trophy thank you.

Robert Baker C.O.C. R/up 2020
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C.O.C 2020 Winner Jim McEwan
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Tuesday 10th March, Ayr & District Darts League.

Top protagonists of the ockies in the league were all heading to the Anchor Bar in Ayr for the Champions of Champions tournament, and it saw Scottish International Jim McEwan from the Black Bull claiming the title with some outstanding darts thrown throughout the night, runner up came from the Anchor B team and it was Robert Baker who just fell at the penultimate hurdle, losing semi finalists were Old Man Mitchell and Barclay Jnr, just for interest think Alex Govan may have been practising on the bull up just saw him fire in three bulls eyes nice shooting!

 

Sunday 8th March, All roads headed towards the Cawburn Sports Bar in Pumpherston as the Disability darts road show rolled into town, YES folks the Scotland team who will represent Disability darts Scotland were given out their Scotland colours /shirts yesterday, next week it will see the cream of the crop who play in the disability dart ranking tournaments held in Scotland head South across the Border to take part in the very first Home Internationals which will have Classic and Compris team events and also on the Sunday there will be an open British singles championship for those who wish to play in it, And it looks like the Scottish Lad’s & Lassies are up for the challenge, wishing them all the very best.

Steve Robertson 301 Singles Champion 2020
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Lady Chairperson Margarte Ferguson and ME!

 

Friday 6th March, New Cumnock & District Darts League,

All roads led to the Brigend in New Cumnock for the leagues 301 double start double finish tournament, and what a night with some tremendous talent on show and with a lot of excellent dart players all eyeing the title of 301 League singles champion, well after over three hours of play we had four players left toeing the ocky, and it saw Old Man Mitchell just edging out his doubles partner the Ayrshire leg-end Mr Ronnie Sharp in the first semi final, the second semi final was also a close run affair with Steve Robertson taking out perhaps one of the areas most consistent players in the past few months Owen McNiven, and so to the grand final and there was no stopping the man from the Brewery bar Big Steve Robertson defeating Old Man Mitchell from the New Cumnock B.C. in the final, once again another cracking turn out from the league with an awful lot of top players not making the final stages, miss your doubles at the start and you don't win! couple of games which I witnessed saw Robert Dean missing many darts to take out Ronnie Sharp early doors and the man they call Hightower Kenny McVeigh having darts to take out our eventual champion in the first round, but 301 is a deadly game got to take your chance when it comes round! once again another well run tournament from our  committee of Margaret Ferguson and her partner in crime Carol Gibson who kept the action going on all the boards throughout the night, Monetary prizes were paid out to the last four players, and of course to the Neil from the Brigend for sponsoring this event, and thanks from myself as when offered a free drink I asked if the whisky was in that offer! And a lovely Mccallum whisky was soon nestled in my hands!

The three desperados reunited
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Will I Am, Old Fella, and the Boy!

 

Sat 29th Feb, Well up to Alva in the county of Clackmannanshire for our last inter-counties match of the season, and lots to play for, as last seasons reigning South of Scotland’s champions, and with our last match being our free month when we would have to sit it out and see if any of the chasing pack could catch us! Well according to our beloved co-ordinator Mr Neillie Campbell we should have done enough with the Ladies B drawing 2-2 with win’s from Yvonne Duff and Laura Ross guaranteeing a bonus point, Men’s B winning 4-2 Mark Wilkie without a shadow of a doubt man of the match a fabulous 28+ dart average, in the  Ladies A it saw them winning 5-1 with Jordan McNally firing in a lady of the match with a 18+ dart average  and winning 3-0, however Susanna McGimpsey had the highest average for us with 18.99 dart ave just losing out in the last leg of five, and last but not least the Men’s A winning 9-3 it is believed that we can not get caught absolutely fabulous result for the Wee Crew,

now I realise our committee well Big Neillie will have his own report out for us all to read here a few bits and bobs I picked out from the matches on Saturday at the Cairn in Alva, Once again Chris Coyle firing in a brace of maximum 180’s only this time he also got the winning double in his match finishing with a cracking 16 darter, George Collumb Jnr also with a maximum 180 score in the B team, in the men’s A there were some tremendous battles on the ocky and not in any particular order here is what I scribbled down, Andy Callary Jnr with a fabulous 12 dart game and also firing in a maximum for good measure, George Collumb Snr also on target with a 180, Grant McCauley also joining him on the maximum trail, Andy Callary Snr with a maximum 180 and two excellent game shots of 100&90 take outs, Big Michael Mccloskey with 15 dart game and a maximum 180 score,  John Williamson once again showing his class with a brace of 180 scores and a tidy 92 take out along with a 16 darter, but with out a doubt a player who just wanted the floor to open up and swallow him or perhaps for his opponent to just check out was Me myself I, missing tops for a 14 darter ended up winning in a supercilious 42 darts on double one but hey ho a W is a W only just to show how silly the darting gods looking down on us can make us look at times even allowing us to throw in a maximum 180 as well!

Great to meet up with two very good friends the man known as, Will I Am the one and only infamous Poacher from Longridge William Harraughty, and the only man I know who plays with stones! o.k. he is a Stone Cutter and goes by the name the Alloa Bumble Bee the one and only Callum Wilkinson, GEAT COMPANY.

Wayne and Denise with friends
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enjoying the local ale, as you do!

 

Nice to see the word is spreading as our Disability darts ambassador from Cyprus Mr Wayne Halliwell is wearing one of our Disability Darts Scotland shirts at the Slovakian Open

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Sun 9th Feb, Disability Darts Scotland,

The event held on Sunday was a Scottish Ranking event and was hosted in the Tartan Suite in Kilmarnock by the Ayrshire branch of Disability darts Scotland, Now I realise that Liz our computer whiz  Kid will have he official report up and ready for your perusal in the very near future however here are just a few snippets from the action on the six boards we had in use on the day, all three leagues Ladies, Classic and Compris, are played over the old fashioned way of 3x501 and up for the bulls eye to have the honour of throwing first! And once the league round robins are done and dusted we then go to the Knock out stages where the last FOUR in each group all received the same prize monies which for those that are interested went like this, winners £75, r/up £50, and semi finalists each receiving £40 so each group had a prize fund off £205 and lets not forget the most important fact they were playing for ranking points which go towards future International matches! Anyway here are just a few of the top scored recorded on the boards,

From Ayrshire our very own John Doc Hollywood fired in the highest game shot of the day's action a magnificent 153 game shot, Rab Sutherland from the Kingdom of Fife firing in a 177 score and an 18 dart game, Ayrshire’s Ritchie McBride on target with a maximum 180 score,  Big Drew Callary firing in a brace of 17 dart games along with not one but three maximum 180's, Kyle Clarke from the Borders on target with a cracking ton plus finish of 116 and an 18 dart game, Adam Lamb with a superb 171 score cracking darts, Kilmarnock’s very own Neil Hunter firing in a maximum 180 score plus a tidy 84 kill shot, Andy Park from Glasgow with a tidy 101 take out, Alec Lister on target filling up the red lipstick for a maximum 180, Ted McMillan on the day with a brace of 140’s, and then we had the best of the day and it was one of our LADY PLAYERS the better half  (SO I HAVE BEEN TOLD ) OF Drew Callary, this time it was Sandra Callary with a fantastic 11 dart game which she then followed up with a cracking 111 game shot. There will be more that I missed and if there sent in to me will add them A.SA.P.

So on that note a HUGE THANK YOU to all the committee people and players who did everything they could to help out what a fabulous job you all did of helping out marking boards finding players for me and just helping out in general, and it could not have gone so smoothly with out your help much appreciated the only thing I have noticed is a photo of Liz McLean is she actually watching the television LOL

Here is the official version from our Liz t.y.

 

AYRSHIRE DISABILITY DARTS AREA

WINMAU RANKING TOURNAMENT

SUNDAY 9 FEBRUARY 2020

 

This was Ayrshire's first ranking tournament and there was a great turnout.  Once all players were registered, we had 27 for the Compris and 8 for the Classic.  For the first time we held a separate ladies tournament and there were 12 entries.

Massive thanks must go first of all to the players, new and old, who without you there would be no disability darts.  Thanks also to the Tartan Suite for allowing us to hold the tournament and to the hardworking barmaid, she was superb and kept everyone supplied with drinks.

The main thanks must go the Committee from Ayrshire Disability Darts Jim Mitchell and John (Doc) Hollywood, who ran the tournament exceptionally well.  As said before the Executive Committee is still learning the best way to go, and Jim might just have shown us how to do it in future.

Again the camaraderie between the players is brilliant and getting better at each tournament.  It was great to see them helping players out when need be.  Everyone made the new players welcome and become part of the DDS family.  Big thanks also must go to the DDS Fan/Supporters Club and also our wee mascots.

Now for the results,

CLASSIC

Winner - Andrew Callary (Glasgow to Greenock)

Runner-Up - Grant Murray (Scottish Borders)

Losing semi-finalists - Ted McMillan (West Lothian and North Lanarkshire) and Richard McBride (Ayrshire)

COMPRIS

Winner - Alex Lister (Central)

Runner-Up - Kyle Clarke (Scottish Borders)

Losing semi-finalists - John Forrest (Fife) and Robert Sutherland (Fife)Ted McMillan (West Lothian and North Lanarkshire) and Richard McBride (Ayrshire)

LADIES

Winner - Sam Seaton (Fife)

Runner-up - Debbie McBride (Glasgow to Greenock)

Losing semi-finalists - Sandra Callary (Glasgow to Greenock) and Diane Welsh (Central)

 

Well done everyone and keep practising, and see you all in Morecombe

 

Jim McCutcheon &William Laird
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Over 50's finalists Black Bull Ayr.

 

Sat 1st Feb, Black Bull in Ayr, And well what a game of darts we all had with an over 50’s competition sponsored by the Black Bull, it saw players who may have not seen the light of day or is that a dartboard for quite a few seasons turn up, most without a carer or maybe they all had day release passes from their respective homes, as one might wonder what can they get up to at their age! Well I will tell you something they can still chuck a pointed arrow thingy at the good old flock board! With master of ceremonies Mr Stevie Thom controlling the days play I realise he may look it (but just too young to pay) he had the games under his watchful eye to make sure there was no skulduggery on the ockies! Few maximum scores recorded and hitting most of these was the one and only Ayrshire leg-end Mr Ronnie Sharp with 4 of them, others firing in maximums were Jim McCutcheon with a brace of 180’s, William Laird and Old fella Mitchell,  there were quite possibly more but if you did not tell me how was I to know!

Good finishes saw, Richard Dalzell with a classic shanghai on the twenties for a 120 finish and a more sedate 82 kill shot, Jim McCutcheon with 92 & 78 take outs, Mitchell with a 80 game shot, and that’s all I know off?

Fast games and there were a few, and top of the class has to be that man who plays for the Coach House in Muirkirk Jim McCutcheon with a sublime 11 darter, he also fired in on the day other games finished in 15-16-17-18 and a more sedate 20 darter absolute excellent marksmanship from the man they call Cutchy, Willie Laird also firing in quick games going out in 16-16 18 darts, Richard Dalzell also recording a 16 darter game, Mitchell with a brace of 20’s,  now in the Grand Final it saw Jim McCutheon just edging out Willie Laird by the odd leg in seven in a match which could have gone either way by 4 games to 3.

After words a out the hat blind doubles competition was held and it saw four players toeing the ocky (obviously in the final) two who play for the Anchor A, the Black Bull and New Cumnock B.C. and it saw Margaret Ferguson lead her team to victory over Billy Saunders team in the final, it was a close fought final only the finishing power the difference.

 

Wed 29th Jan, Disability Darts Scotland.

And what a deliberation between the exec committee to finally get to the team selection, with the organisation growing so fast in the last year we had lot’s of players all vying for places in the International squad, so here are the players who will represent Scotland, (congratulations to you all) and remember folks there will be other international matches in the near future so this is not a time to sit on your laurels and certainly not a time to say well that’s that then, there will be more opportunities in the coming year to be selected for other events! May the darting God’s be with you all,

 

Classic team for Morcambe are, Drew Callary (Glasgow & Greenock) Grant Murray (Scottish Borders) Paul McMahon (Captain- Fife) Josh Roberts (Glasgow & Greenock) John Hollywood (Ayrshire) Joe Graham (West Lothian) Ben Edwards (Ayrshire) Richard McBride (Ayrshire)

 

Compris team for Morcambe are, Alisdair Barnes (Captain Glasgow & Greenock) Kyle Clarke (Scottish Borders) Rab Sutherland (Fife) John Forrest (Fife) James Millar (Central)  William Wilson (West Lothian) Andrew Allan (Ayrshire) Marc Campbell (West Lothian) Raymond Sargent (Ayrshire) Michael Newlands (Dundee)

 

Ladies team are, Jenna Kelman (Captain West Lothian) Linda Bruce (Dundee) Jane Carpenter (Central) Elizabeth Newland’s (Dundee) Diane Millar (Central)

 

Disability darts Top Shots from Camelon comp!

Some top scores from last Sunday at the Disability tournament held in Camelon Social Club, Maximum 180 hitters saw Drew Callary and Paul McMahon both firing in 2 x180’s other players on the maximum trail were Grant Murray from the Borders with a maximum 180, as Alisdair Barnes from Glasgow & Greenock, some fast games recorded fastest saw Alex Lister with a magnificent 11 darter and a more sedate 17 dart game,  Grant Murray in the final of the classic firing in a smashing 15 dart game, Kyle Clarke with a brace of 17 dart games, for the ladies we had Elizabeth Newlands also with a 17 dart game, John Forrest with 18&19 darters, Jamie Briggs also with a tasty 19 darter,  High finishes and there were plenty of them top of the order was a superb 156 recorded by Paul McMahon from Fife who also fired in a 111 game shot as well, Andrew Park with a classy 126 game shot, Drew Callary with two excellent kill shots of 123 & 109, John Forrest with a shanghai on the twenties for a classic 120 take out, William Wilson from West Lothian finishing in style with game shots of 117&104, Josh Roberts with a 112 game shot, Joe Graham with a cracking 110 take out, Grant Murray on target with a 106 take out, Elizabeth Newlands with a 105 game shot for the ladies, William Beattie from Northern Ireland with a ton plus finish of 103.

 

Sun 26th Jan, Disability Darts Scotland,

And it saw the players descend upon the Camelon junior’s football social club for the Central disability dart ranking tournament, and what a turn out superb is the word to describe the entries, with players from the Borders in the South, Dundee in the North and   all points in between toeing the ocky, there was  fabulous amount of darting talent on show, however these events don’t just happen, it takes people with dedication and a tremendous amount of effort to make these events run well, and James Millar must be given a tremendous amount of credit for all his hard work in getting sponsors, setting up boards, and just making this happen, also Liz & Jayne for keeping the scores along with Andy McCardle handling out advice on stances and practise ideas for those that wanted help he gave it willingly, to all the people who marked boards and of course the club it’s self for helping to sponsor this event, and then wee had JoJo running the Winmau shop and of course our main man Ted McMillan who is the without the man with the vision without his insight these events would not happen, THOUGH it’s just a shame his driving or should I say parking skills don’t match his darting expertise knowledge!  well what can you say, Ted when he arrived decided OH LOOK there’s a car park that will do nicely , ah the gentlemen who lives there did eventually come and ask if who’s car it was and could they please move it as it was his drive way beside his house (talk about chancer’s) nice try though lol.

TWO CHAMPIONS ON THE DAY CROWNED, Drew Callary  for the Classic and Ally Barnes for the Compris, congratulations to both players, and I will leave it at that as Liz will be doing her infamous I mean official report in the very near future probably today or tomorrow, well done to all the players and organisers.

 

LOOK I TOLD YOU SO! SANTA DOES EXIST?

Many years ago well not that many Santa came along to the West Lothian branch of the youth academy which was held in the Doo Club in East Calder and look who is sitting on the knee of the big man in the red suite, wonder what he wished for well I think last week end he got it well done William, dreams do come true when asked of the right person, SANTA RULKES O.K.


 

A true wee story from a few years ago, When I was honoured to be the chairperson of the West Lothian branch of youth darts academy, we took all the players off to the CISWO club over in Glenrothes for a Scottish tournament, well once the chalk dust had settled it saw a very young William Borland just losing out in the boys final, and so it was back to West Lothian just myself and William in the car, William opens up an envelope he was presented with and in it was £20 he looks at me and says what do I do with it, I replied its yours William you earned it, BET his pay cheques have grown since then, well deserved always had the talent now go do what you do best win darts tournaments, And I realise he is now known as Big Willie, but along with a few others we still think of him as (Bridges) now there’s a story for another time, Well done William go smash it up, you’ve got the tour card now go show them how to really play the game.

Doubt very much if Mr Robson would fancy playing
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Big Willie now!
Even future champions have to mark the board!
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Young man on a mission to the top.
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Words of Wisdom from Mr Ronnie Sharp or was he
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whispering remember me when your famous!
Murrayfield Crew of West Lothian Bandits
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Premier League in Auld Reekie
Santa remembering William's wishes!
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Who is this person with no facial hair!
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Just another night at the darts
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Picking up an award