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18th May, Late update from the Disability Darts League, Well the penultimate league action saw some cracking match ups, Neil Hunter & Craig Fritzgerald proved to be a thriller with all seven legs played with both players firing in fast games but it was Neil who came away with a hard fought victory by the tightest of score lines four points to Neil and three points to Craig, Top finish from the days action saw Raymond Sergeant taking out a classy ton plus finish of 114.

Next Saturday 25th May, will see the final matches in the league being played out, and also the Open Singles for Ayrshire players being played, with the boards in O’Shannon’s and the 43 Restaurant both being used. On the day a grand total of £420 will be paid out, Winner of the league receiving £120, second place £80, Third place £30 fourth place £20, in the Open singles it will have a first prize of £100 on offer, runner up will receive £50 , and semi finalists both receive £10.

Their are Perpetual Shields to both champions which will be engraved and played for each year, also engraved memento’s for the champions who are crowned on the day.

 

Late News, Last Saturday there was a Ladies Open held in the Sports Bar in Irvine, and once again it was the lady who has been in fabulous form or recent months who took the £200 first prize Margaret Ferguson, the competition was played in groups which saw rounds robin formats taking place with the top two players making it to the final stages and on the day it saw Margaret winning all her matches from group stages to the grand final it’s self.

Update from last weeks action in the New Cumnock doubles championship, the pairing of George Collumb & Wullie Laird firing in games finished in 17-17-19 darts and on the maximum trail it had Kenny Murray from the Cumnock Jnrs rattling the red lipstick with ease the only other maximum hitter recorded Old Man Mitchell.

 

 

Talking to few players yesterday at the County Inn comp, and was told that Big Daddy Frank Begley’s Summer league was a points won in the matches where all five legs were to be played so fingers crossed these are the correct points!! If not will change cheers guys your help is much appreciated.

Player

Games

Pl

Won

Lost

Legs for

Legs ag

Points

Craig Agnew

3

3

0

12

3

12

Brian McIntyre

3

2

1

11

4

11

John Milns

2

2

0

9

1

9

J Martin

2

2

0

9

1

9

Gordon Bruce

2

2

0

8

2

8

John Hanlon

2

2

0

7

3

7

Sandy Coulter

2

1

1

7

3

7

Jimbo McMillan

3

1

2

6

9

6

Gary Christie

2

1

1

6

4

6

Brian Mairs

2

2

0

6

4

6

Frank Begley

2

1

1

5

5

5

Wullie Wilson

2

1

1

4

6

4

Rodger Barron

2

0

2

3

7

3

Colin Kelly

1

1

0

3

2

3

John Sandison

2

0

2

3

7

3

Scott Begley

2

0

2

2

8

2

Gerry Hughes

2

0

2

2

8

2

K Jamieson

2

0

2

2

8

2

Colin Campbell

2

0

2

0

10

0

J Graham

2

0

2

0

10

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes even Champions have to mark the board
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William or BIG Willie as he is now known marking at the County Inn

 

17th May, The place to be and it was a full house at the County Inn in Cambuslang in a competition which was pre enter only and there was a waiting list for players to take anyone’s place who may not have been able to make it, so 64 players toed the ocky in group stages with 16 groups each with four players so no matter what everyone had three matches to play with the format 4x501 yes you could get a draw, 1 point for a draw 2 points for a win, and with some absolutely top games taking place it really was a battle royal before the semi final line up was in place, and you could have not asked for four more talented players to make that line up, William Borland, Jim Brown, Grant McCauley and Mark Barilli, and it saw two very talented players who have either played or are playing in the very tough P.D.C. Challenge tour who made their way to the ocky in the Grand Final, and it saw East Stirlingshire county player William Borland edging out Jim Brown of Lanarkshire in a cracking final by a score line of 5 games to 3, once again a superb competition, with lot’s of money being raised for charity and everyone getting at least 3 matches on the day, the work that Chris Roy put into the running of this tournament was unbelievable, setting up boards doing the draw collecting in the money raising raffle prizes etc etc, all I can say is I DOFF MY HAT TO YOU, well done sir. Few mentions from yesterday, always nice to bump into some good friends from the ocky, No-Nonsense and Angela were there obviously Angela was keeping John under control! George & Heather Dempsey and also nice to see Sandra Callary looking better than she did in Elgin obviously Drew must be looking after her, Andy Thomson and William Borland along with Callum  Cockburn and Jamie Banks Jnr from West Lothian, and of course Lairdy  who I play with in three local leagues down in Ayrshire,  Davie Kirwan and big Steve who I last bumped into down in Wales just last week, who said we were not globe trotters even at our age! Lol

 

17th May, And action from the New Cumnock darts league saw the League doubles being held in the Working Men’s Club in New Cumnock, and with plenty of the leagues top arrow smiths in the field there were many top games being played on the three boards in use, format for this comp was best of 5 x 501, once the chalk dust had settled it saw four pairs left standing who all had their eye’s on the title, just losing out in the semi finals were, Stephan Thom & Derek Murray from the Mauchline club, and  from the New Cumnock B. C. It saw William Laird & George Collumb also losing out at this stage, and so the grand final and it was Ronnie & Jim (perhaps with the oldest combined age in the tournament) who went on to lift the title from Chuss & Ritchie from the Cumnock Jnrs in the final, the old guys on the night fired in games finished in 13-14-15-15-16 darts on the way to winning the title, once again another well run tournament under the watchful eyes of the committee Margaret & Carol who kept everything running smoothly as usual, and of course the W.M.C. for their hospitality.

Ronnie & Jim. Champions
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Chuss & Ritchie R/up
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William & George s/f
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Richard & Derek s/f
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New Cumnock Doubles 2019

 

17th May Pleased to mention a cracking dart player from South of Hadrian’s wall Kevin (Kermit)  Merritt who has qualified in the Berkshire Gold Cup play-offs, and will be in Rotherham in June later on in the year wearing his county shirt with pride  (had a great laugh with this excellent dart player in Athens earlier in year) when we teamed up in the doubles.

 

17th May, Final league placings for the Thursday night Greater Glasgow Premier league held in the Fairfield club Govan, Fairfield club 169 pts, Hello 148 pts, Neil’s 147 pts, Wee Crew 137 pts,  W.D.140 122 pts, Joe McWoods 118 pts, Bridge 115 pts, Ashfield 110 pts, Pockets 82 pts, remembering every leg won was a point in this league which was played over 16x601 in every match and there was not one team who went unbeaten in this very tough league so congratulations to Wullie Lairds team of  what was it they were nick named (dinosaurs) or was it  Wullie Laird and the time travellers! Lol

 

16TH May, Congratulations to Andy Callary Jnr winning the singles title in the Fairfield club on Thursday, ( more info to follow)

 

Well nice to meet up with England Disability darts player Paul Hampton, and hopefully see him shortly at the Cawburn Open in June, when Ted McMillan will be hosting a Disability Darts Open with players coming from around the United Kingdom and perhaps abroad to play on the Sunday however there will be a get together and a flier I believe on the Saturday night, looking forward to bringing players from the Ayrshire league to this event.

 

13th May, Stirrup Stane Summer League in Livingston league update,

Craig Agnew 4-1 John Sandison, Jimbo McMillan 4-1 Gerry Hughes, Frank Begley 3-2 K Jameson, Craig Agnew 5-0 Scot Begley, Wullie Wilson 3-2 Brian McIntyre, John Miln’s 5-0  C Campbell, Gordon Bruce 3-2 Gary Christie, John Hanlon 4-1 Rodger Barron, Brian Mairs 3-2 Sandy Coulter, J Martin 4-1 Jimbo McMillan, Brian McIntyre 5-0 J Graham.

Top shots came by way off, John Sandison with a maximum 180  as did Gordon Bruce and John Miln’s, , Wullie Wilson on target on the nineteen’s rattling a cracking 171 score, fastest game recorded went to the league mascot Gary Melman Christie with a cracking 15 darter, John Miln’s firing in a brace of 16 darters, Brian McIntyre and Gordon Bruce both recording 18 dart games, check outs had Brian McIntyre with 83 & 78 game shots, Gordon Bruce an 80 kill shot, John Miln’s also getting in on the action with a solid 78 game shot.

 

11th May, Darting round up from the West Lothian Inter-Town League.

League leaders are Fauldhouse ‘B’ but only just!!

Team

Played

Won

Lost

For

Against

Total Points

Fauldhouse B

5

5

0

90

35

90

Polbeth

5

4

1

86

39

86

Pumpherston A

5

2

3

80

45

80

Fauldhouse A

5

2

3

60

65

60

Pumpherston Ladies

6

0

6

9

141

9

Latest results saw, Pumpherston ‘A’ 25-0 Pumpherston Ladies, Fauldhouse ‘A’ Pumpherston ‘A’ ( P-P ) To Be rearranged ,Fauldhouse ‘B’ 25 -0 Pumpherston ladies ,Fauldhouse ‘A’ 4- 21 Polbeth .

Last seasons champions Polbeth travelled to Lammies Bar in Fauldhouse for the latest fixture in the inter-town league. The score line may suggest a one sided affair but whenever you come up against the McDonald Brothers and their posse you now that you have to earn every point on the day Polbeth just hit more doubles than Fauldhouse giving them a excellent victory in their quest to retain the inter-town league trophy. Some top statistics from the days play saw a superb doubles match which had Callum Wilkinson & Michael Brady firing in a 20 dart 601 leg for a 30+ darting average,  Michael Brady was in superb form firing in two cracking game shots of 100 & 75 take outs along with a tidy 18 dart leg, just a dart more saw John Somerville 19 & Callum Wilkinson both players registering 19 darters, there was also some top finishing going on as well with Murray Smart 112 take out, Jamie Banks from West Calder rock solid 100 kill shot, William McCue getting in on the action with a solid 78 c/o, and you cant have a game of darts in West Lothian these days without at least one of the infamous McDonald brothers muscling in on the action and this week was no different as Alan McDonald fired out a superb shanghai on the twenties for a 120 take out along with a classy 15 dart game.

 

11th May, Disability Darts Ayrshire League.

Another successful day of darting action under the watchful eye of John Doc Holliday who kept the matches running smoothly, some good and very close battles on the ocky and none more so than Rose Gilmour versus Tony McLuskey this was a 7 leg thriller with Rose just edging it by the tightest of score lines a cracking 4-3 win for our only lady player, another 7 leg match saw Aarron Buckley take a 3-1 lead over the Doc John Hollywood but back came John and it once again saw a nail biting last leg decider and it was John Hollywood who came away with a fighting 4-3 victory, and just when you think there cant be many more matches to top the last two up to the ocky strode  Aarron Buckley again this time he was up against the Seargent and once again it went down the wire another 7 leg thriller which once again went again Aarron so 4 vital points to the man called Sargent the Sargent also firing in a maximum 180 just for good measure, Now after week 6  leading as he has done from the outset it has Andy Allan sitting on 84 points in second place it has Neil Hunter with 72 points and then it is Doc Hollywood on 62 points Aarron Buckley with 58 points, then a real dog fight ensues as only 8 points separate the next 5 players and with players having games in hand there will be a good few places changing in the league tables over the next few weeks, remembering the prize fund stands at £120 plus a superb glass trophy for the eventual champion, Second receiving £80, Third place £30, Fourth place £20, so lots to play for in this the first running of the Ayrshire disability darts league singles.

 

Other top news from this week end just gone saw the Fereneze Inn Darts Open and it was Greater Glasgow’s John Mccallum who took the title defeating Steven Tees in the grand final.

Another Greater Glasgow player taking top honours this week end at the B.M.C. in Camelon near Falkirk and it was Brian Mccuaig who took the title of champion on the day, well played to both these Greater Glasgow players.

Also playing superb arrows this week end in the PDC Challenge tour it saw Big Darren Beveridge from Broxburn in West Lothian and Cameron Menzies from Muirkirk in Ayrshire taking the two titles on offer.

And what about a good friend of mine, Mr Ian Butler coming back from Lithuania with the Blind Doubles championship trophy in his possessions his partner being Jeffery Sparidaans well done again.

Congratulations must go to John Sandison joining an elite band of brothers & sisters of the ocky, landing the Big Fish a superb 170 take out in the Stirrup Stane Summer league on Monday night.

 

6th May,  YES believe it or not it’s Summer League time, and Big Frank Begley has one now on the go at Craigshill in  Livingston in the Stirrup Stane, so here are results from the first league games of the season, Frank Begley 2-3 Craig Agnew, Jimbo McMillan 1-4 Brian (Tosh) McIntyre, Gordon (The) Bruce 5-0 Colin Campbell, Rodger (Sir) Barron 2-3 Colin (Outlaw) Kelly, Gary (Melman)Christie 4-1 Wullie (Oor) Wilson, John (Two Hands) Hanlon 3-1 Scott Begley, John Miln’s 4-1 Gerry (69)Hughes, Sandy Coulter 5-0 K Jamieson, J Martin 5-0 J Graham, John Sandison 2-3 Brian(Quiet man) Mairs.

Top shots saw Brian Mairs with the only maximum 180 on the night, fast games saw, Gary Christie 15&17 dart games, Brian Mairs with 16&20 darters, John Miln’s 16 darter, John Sandison 17&20 dart legs, Gordon Bruce 18 darter, Brian McIntyre 20 dart game, some good finishing power but without question the top kill shot goes to John Sandison with a superb 170 take out,  we also had Brian McIntyre with a classy ton plus finish of 108 take out, J Martin two cracking finishes of 105 & 80, Gary Christie rock solid 90 game shot, John Miln’s with a brace of 80 kill shots.

 

 6th May, The Crown Inn was the place to be in the Dreghorn & District darts league as the Alex Mitchell Trophy was being played for with the format the proper way to play darts 5x301 double start a format that really puts the pressure on as those vital double to start are all so important, this event is  sponsored by the league Chairman Jim Richmond, the Trophy was won by Jamie Curran from the Sports Bar who defeated his team-mate Graham Ferguson in the final, both these players did what no one else on the night did they hit those vital winning doubles,  so congratulations to both players for making it through a tough field of 45 players who entered the competition, and of course to the Crown Inn for hosting the event, Champion Jamie Curran, r/up Graham Ferguson.

 

5th May, Fife Open Doubles saw the pairing of William Borland & Cammy Menzies winning the prestiges doubles title.

 

4th May, Disability Darts Ayrshire, and it was league action in the two venues O’Shannon’s & 43 Restaurant and their were some absolute brilliant games played on the day, Andy Allan must have wondered what happened at 3-0 up in a race to 4, it saw his opponent Richie McBride dig deep and these Cumnock men must be made of tough stuff as leg by leg he pulled it back to 3-3 and then claimed the match by the tightest of score lines 4-3, cracking match to watch, another match which was not settled until the last double was hit saw Sergeant v Doc and it saw Sergeant coming away with a hard fought win 4-3, one for the ladies it saw Rose Gilmour coming away with a superb 3-0 victory in the 301 games over Aaron Buckley, Rose was also involved in another close encounter this time John Hollywood (doc) but it was the Doc who held of the challenge and came away with a fighting 3-2 win in the 301 league table. Some top finishing recorded saw, Neil Hunter recording 116 & 105 game shots and a maximum 180, Ben Edwards with two tidy ton plus finishes off 106 and a 103, Doc Hollywood with a brace of tidy kill shots of 86 & 68 on the day, Richie McBride also finishing well with a 81 take out. So Andy Allan stays top of the league but Neil Hunter is not to far behind in second place, the Doc John Hollywood sits in third position, and then there is a wee bit of a distance between the chasing pack as everyone is taking points of everyone else, but if you check the league matches played their are a few good arrow-smiths in the chasing pack with lots of games in hand so this could become a real dog fight as they play their catch up matches, but as the old adage says birds in the bag are better than birds in hand, time will tell, lot’s to play for in this league, and remembering our members have their Ayrshire Disability Open on the 25th May this is just for Ayrshire members only! However we are in the planning stages for another Open comp later in the summer which would be a doubles open, one member would have to be a Ayrshire member but they can team up and play with any other player they wished be it family friends or some one from outside the area quite simply anyone who they wished to partner up with as long as one of them was an Ayrshire member, more info will follow as talks are taking place with prospective sponsors at the moment fingers crossed these will prove positive,

Remember that the points on the league table go into a cumulative table Disability League Tables are now updated remembering that both 501 & 301 leagues along with bonus points for attendance! Are combined for a final total so just a wee click away on the left hand column if you wish to see the latest standings.

 

4th May, Nice to report on  darting friend Andy Davidson taking the title on offer at the New Pheasant in Haddington coming out a 6-2 winner over Ross Black who had led 2-0 in the grand final, well done to both players.

 

3rd May, New Cumnock & District Darts League, the Brig –end was the place to be as the prestige’s Champion of Champions competition was being played out on three match boards, and what a night, top players from the league all made their way to the venue to try and claim the title, but their can be only one and taking the title of Champion of Champions was a man who was on superb form all night long Richard Dalzell who’s scoring power was without question out of the top drawer it was almost as if he could just place them in the red lipstick the treble twenty bed, just losing out in the grand final was Alex Govern so congratulations to both players they did what no one else did on the night they hit more doubles well done.

 

2nd May, And the last league match of the season of the Glasgow Premier league, and though Willie Lairds team of ancient’s had already got over the winning line, the battle was on for second place and as every leg counts in this best of 16x601 league it really was a battle royal going on as Big Neilie Campbell’s team had set the pace early on in their match, and came out 10-6 winners on the night, however George Collumb’s team were not giving up either and at 10-5 up it was down to the last leg of darts on the night to see if they could claim second place by that one vital point and once again they had the right player on last, hitting double tops for the second time within a week to claim victory for her team mates was Margaret Ferguson claiming the all important double to help her (HELLO) team mates into second place in this very hard league, with so many top players scattered through out the teams there were no undefeated teams in the league, everyone had tasted defeat and that ladies and gents make for some absolute fantastic darts on match Thursdays! Fairfield team of Willie Laird (Capt.) Ronnie Sharp, Graham Ferguson, Jim Mitchell were crowned champions and on the night in their last match it was tough going and with the score at 8-7 for Willie Lairds team it saw old man Mitchell take the last leg for a fighting 9-7 victory with a 164 take out via 57-57-bull, and with the team captain rattling a maximum 180 just goes to show age is no barrier in the great sport of darts, (wonder what their combined age would be) So still competitions to play for and I am sure the other teams in the league will be looking to take the scalps of the champions who I am sure will be wanting to add to their league winners title, look forward to the next few weeks with relish Are you!

  Disability Dart News

Last Saturday saw Ted McMillan of Darts Scotland holding a Race Night in the Cawburn Sports Bar in Pumpherston in conjunction with the West Calder & District presentation night, and over £500 was raised to help the funding for Disability Darts West Lothian Branch, superb achievement from all who attended (well done)

9th June the place to be The Cawburn Sports Bar Open Disability Darts Open, the entry fee is £10, and already there is £300 in the prize pot, so let’s see an excellent turn out for this competition, for more information please get in touch with, the Darts Scotland Face book Group by 1st June for registration, or contact Ted McMillan on 07597258759. Cat A & Cat B. You must be DISABLED and on PIP or DLA to Enter

 

29th April, Dreghorn & District Darts League, and there was a brand new competition , (Jim Richmond Shield) being held  in the Towerlands Club in Irvine under the watchful eye of  Mr Wulber Burns, who kept the four boards in constant use through out the nights play, the format was 3x501 with a double start so getting away swiftly was a priority! With 40+ dedicated darters entering to try and get their names on the trophy this being the very first time it has been played for, this format perhaps suiting the Older generation with Old Man Mitchell taking the spoils from his team mate, the (just) slightly younger William Laird in the grand final, the semi-finals Jim beat Andy Stewart with William Laird beating Brian Wallace.
Next week sees the Alex Mitchell Trophy sponsored by Jim Richmond will take place in the Crown Inn and is 3x301 double start, roll call at 7.30pm.

 

26th April, New Cumnock & District Darts League.

And what a night of tension and apprehension as the last league match of the season was being played the New Cumnock B.C. who sat top of the league but only by a single point were away to the New Cumnock W.M.C.  and their closest rivals for the league title the Brewery Bar who being only one point behind were playing the Brig end bar , so a slip up for the league leaders would see the Brewery bar players crowned champions as they had the far superior leg difference, and with the New Cumnock B.C. looking like they were in serious trouble at 0-3 down then 1-4 it saw team captain Margaret Ferguson take that vital 6th match to still keep them in the match, so at 2-4 down it was not looking good for the league leaders, especially as the Brewery bar were doing everything right and winning leg after leg in their match up and with e-mail messages winging it back and forth it looked like the leaders just might slip up, so it was down to our captain Margaret Ferguson to put on her thinking cap for the doubles partnerships knowing that any slip up and all was lost! So on first were the Oldies the evergreen Ronnie Sharp & Jim Mitchell and with Ronnie closing out both legs it saw the deficit closed to 3-4, next up  Greater Glasgow’s Men’s A team Captain Wullie Laird and player of the season George Collumb and once again they did not disappoint and now the cat was really amongst the pigeons as 4-4 the score on the chalkboard, and up last was Big Drew Callary and Margaret Ferguson and it saw them lose the first leg but these New Cumnock B.C. players are made of strong stuff maybe liquid tungsten flows through their veins comes to mind and soon it was 1-1 and a single leg would decide where the league title would go, and what a captain we have in Margaret Ferguson as double top required and tops hit it saw the New Cumnock B.C. just get over the line winning the league the hard way, unlucky the W.M.C. who had chances, and of course to the Brewery bar who kept the pressure on all the way throughout the season, this is certainly one hard league to win as there are so many top players playing in many of the teams, Player of the match without a shadow of doubt team captain Margaret Ferguson.

 

New Cumnock & District Darts League.
Friday 26 April New Cumnock W.M.C. 4 -5 New Cumnock B.C. top games coming by way off, Richard Dalzell 21 darts and a cracking 180 maximum, Rab Marshall on target with 16 & 20 darters, George Collumb snr with a solid 20 dart game as was Ronnie Sharp also firing in a 20 darter, and Margaret Ferguson getting in on the action with a cracking 17 dart game.
Bridgend A 2-7 Cumnock Jnrs, on target was Robert Dean with a rock solid 21 dart game, Sammy Tonner going two better finishing in 19 darts.
Bridgend B 1 -8 Brewery Bar, two players rattling the red lipstick recording maximum 180’s were Owen McNiven & George Collumb Jnr, Paul Ross & Owen McNiven firing in 18 & 20 darters in the doubles.
Craighead 5 -4 Coach House, Bert Ross with the top score of the night a cracking maximum 180.
Mauchline 9 -0 Glenmuir.
Friday 3 May C of C singles in Bridgend B names in for 7.30 draw 7.45 start 8pm 4 players from each team.

 

27th April,  And another very successful day of darts at the Bar 147 as the Kate & John Road Show came to town (Kate Monaghan & John No Nonsense Jamieson) who kept the competition running smoothly all day, also let us not forget the sponsor  Sandra McLennan for sponsoring this event without sponsor ship these events could not take place! Once the chalk dust settled the last four players left toeing the ocky were William Borland Champion £200, Andrew Davidson r/up £100, S/F Robert Baird & Jim Brown who both received £50 for their efforts on the ocky.

Once again a top quality field of players with many of the players in attendance having a major go in the lucrative and very tough P.D.C. circuit, Katie and John certainly get the top players to attend these events, so many thanks to our organisers and of course once again the sponsors, where OH where would darts be without these dedicated sports people!

 

27th April, County Challenge match, The Gig in Blairgowrie,

Words from our area organiser Mr Neilie Campbell, Thank you all so much for giving us the absolutely wonderful season we had and for instilling this never say die and winning attitude into Greater Glasgow Darts, Although, as a united unit, we failed today, to reach our recent highs and for our ability to be so muted today and to be unjustly punished in some games was very difficult to accept and sore to us all.
There were some incredible performances from individuals but, am sure most of you will agree, our team performance was well below what we expect after setting the incredible standard of our 6 previous games, a bad day at the office!
Congratulations to Grampian for their well earned and deserved victory but make no mistake, we are currently a wounded animal and we will lick our wounds but we will be ferocious in our response for next season, it will take more than a bad day at the office to dent this teams confidence or commitment to doing what we do best , winning!
Thanks again to each and every one of you for playing your part on this wonderful journey we have shared recently and for showing each other that we are in fact ALL winners together
Mon the Crew

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Teams for Saturday v Grampian for the Scottish county championship
A Team
George Collumb, Ronnie Sharp, Jim Mitchell, Andy Callary, Drew Callary, William Laird,

John Williamson, Brian Tennant, John Mccallum, David Irvine ,Michael Sheehan,   Darren Beautiman.
B Team
Dean Fitch, Craig Abernethy, Gerry Mourinho Greenwood, George John Collumb,     Brian Mccuaig, Duncan Tracey Wyper, Subs David Park, Stevie Smith, Antony Dundas, Chris Coyle, Owen McNiven, Good luck to you all
Please remember this is a team game and Everybody in the pool is needed by this county and has a part to play
Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday
Mon the Crew (Neilie Campbell )

 

YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED !!!
Saturday 27 April is the West Calder and District Darts League presentation night. It has been decided to hold a Race Night and Presentation event. This will be in the Cawburn Sports Bar. We need your support now to buy horses for the evening. We have 4 sponsored races so far. Can you help to sell a race to family and friends? Contact Ted McMillan ASAP so we can sell the horses. If anyone would like to sponsor a race, please let Ted Know as well. You are formally invited to attend this FREE ENTRY event even if you are not collecting a trophy. ALL monies raised will go to DDS. Come on Folks; let’s get behind this by purchasing a horse for one of the races. Thank you.
TO SPONSOR A RACE: Donate, a bottle of spirits.
TO BUY A HORSE: Costs £3 per horse.

Wee dart update scores that will be added to the league tables of finishes and fast games etc, Ian Stevenson of Livingston infamy yes he is the one! a cyclist and all us drivers love them don't we! Ian scores to add at next update will be game shots of 100,96,76, plus a brace of 20 darters these were recorded at the Bathgate Singles recently where he just fell at the final hurdle losing out to Andy Thomson Jnr in the Grand Final, Ian was going for a double as he was crowned Delegates League Champion of the West Calder & District League just a few weeks ago.

 

22nd April, Dreghorn & District Darts League Final league standings for 2018/19,

 Jim Reid & Grant Mccauley share the spoils for best game with 12 darts, Kevin McInrue Jnr gets the highest finish with the maximum finish possible the Big Fish it’s self a cracking170  take out, and Kevin Mckinney Jnr tops the 180 poll with an incredible 11 which took us to 99 scores of 180 this year. Thanks to all that took part,
Monday 29th April is the Jim Richmond Shield at the Towerlands Sports Club, singles event 5x501, 7.30pm start.

In a dramatic last league games the two Alton teams were trying to get second spot behind the Champions Sports Bar, The Alton "A" took the points 4-6 at the Towerlands "A" while the Alton "B" lost to the Champs 2-8 meaning that Alton "A" are second, one point in front of their "B" team. Other results from the last league matches of the season went like this,

Irvine Water Sports Club 0-10 Towerlands "B", Craig Parker with the fastest game of this league match with a solid 20 dart game.
R&A Sports Bar, 8-2 Three Craws, Ian McCudden hit rattling in a maximum 180 in this match,

 Irvine Parks B.C. 7-3 Crown Inn  in the battle for fifth place, Stewart Lusby with a superb 14 darter plus a maximum 180, Derek Jeffrey 18 darts, David Miller 108 c/out, Liam Dean also on target with a maximum180.
Towerlands "A" 4-6 Alton "A", Ronnie Sharp & Old man Mitchell both with 20 darters, Sammy Stephens rattling the red lipstick to record a cracking 180, B.Wallace 18 darter, Graeme Mcconnell 19 darts, Davie Tennant 17darts plus a maximum 180.


Alton "B" 2-8 Sports Bar, some superb games in this match up leading the way was Kevin Mckinney Jnr 18 & 21 darts and a brace of 180’s  along with a superb game shot of  140, Peter McGuiness Snr also firing in a 180,  Kevin McInrue Jnr 17 dart game, Andy Stewart with a nice ton finish going out in style on a classy 100 take out, Jamie Curran with a 16 darter, Graham Ferguson just one arrow behind finishing the season with a 17 dart game.

Monday 29th April is the Jim Richmond Shield at the Towerlands Sports Club, singles event 5x501, 7.30pm start.

Glen Mavis Open Champion 2019
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Gary Stone with Ted McMillan
Glen Mavis Open R/up 2019
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Jim Mitchell with Ted McMillan

 

GLENMAVIS BOWLING CLUB OPEN TOURNAMENT
SUNDAY 21 APRIL 2019 (Thanks to Liz McLean for report)

Well another great turnout, especially as it was Easter Sunday. There was some great darts thrown throughout the day. I would also like to say a big thank you to everyone for accepting and helping the players from Disability Darts Scotland.

Also massive thanks must go to the Bowling Club and Darts Scotland (Ted McMillan) for sponsoring the tournament, all the staff behind the bar and before I forget thanks to Andy Thomson (Jnr) for setting the room up.

With so many top players in action you really don’t know where to start but here is a wee report of the action from the ockies that I have written down.

Top finish from the days action was a superb 160 game shot by Darren Beveridge, Andy Thomson 105 game shot, John Brogan rock solid 82 take out, Maximum scorers saw, Andy Thomson Jnr 1x180, Micky Rice 1x180, John McCallum 1x180, Rab Dick 1x180 & 1x177, Gary Christie 1 x180, Top games and these must be 20 darts or less saw, John McCallum 15&18 darters, Rab Dick 15&16 dart games, Graeme Bird 16 darter, Andy Thomson Jnr 16&18 dart games, John Brogan 18 darter, However the two finalists hit few top scores as well, Old Man Mitchell firing in 2x180’s, along with finishes of 95-90-87-81-80-78 and few good legs finished in 14-15-15-16-18-18, but the man of the tournament has to be Gary Stone who rattled in not one but two absolute top games finishing in ten darts (twice) and more games finished in under 18 darts than you can count on if you used your fingers and toes! Brilliant marksmanship, from the champion all day long, and a very worthy champion of the tournament. And for the ladies who entered Jo-Anne Gallagher just missing out on a maximum on the treble nineteens firing in a cracking 133 score.

However there was a wee battle royal going on as well as many local players will know that Andy Thomson Jnr has just won the Blue Ribbon event the Bathgate league singles, and he and his good lady have just moved to Armadale, now for many seasons the top arrow smith in Armadale was without a question the old mystro himself Mick Burke, now it was hard enough trying to keep Scott Baillie from taking the top spot in the Armadale rankings but now Andy has come onto the scene the question is can Mick hold off these young upstarts and what about Scott Baillie can he cope with the pressure as Mick Burke wont be giving up his crown easily and Andy Thomson with the Bathgate league title now on his C.V. will might just be thinking he should be top of the pecking order!!! Oh and let us not forget Colin Maxwell who might be thinking he should be up there as well LOL.

Winner
Gary Stone

Runner-Up
Jim Mitchell

Losing Semi-finalists
Chris Coyle and Andrew Callary

Losing Quarter-finalists
Graeme Bird, Darren Beveridge, William McCue and John Miln’s

 

20th April, Volunteer Arms Open Singles in Uphall.

Once again the Volly put up a cool £100 to add to the prize pot, and with Martin Deegan at the controls it saw some top local players take to the ocky, but once the chalk dust had settled it saw team mates but this time protagonists toe the ocky against each other, Rab (the Highway Man) from the Kirknewton Innkeepers up on the hill! And facing off against him was all the way from South of Hadrian’s Wall John ( Howay Man) Miln’s, and it was a close run affair with Rab Dick coming away with a very hard victory winning 5 games to 3, Congratulations to both players who did what no one else did they hit more doubles,  losing s/f players were Martin Deegan who lost out to the eventual champion Rab Dick 5-0, and Darren Gray who went down in a cliff hanger by 5 games to 4 to John Miln’s, and well done to tournament organiser Martin Deegan and the Volunteer Arms for sponsorship there would be no competitions without sponsors and someone willing to run them (would there) for info , Rab Dick fired in 4 x 180’s & 1 x177 on his way to picking up the winners purse, John Miln’s not to far behind with 3x180’s and a tidy 104 take out.

Champion of Champions Doubles New Cumnock&District
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Ronnie Sharp & Jim Mitchell
New Cumnock C.O.C Runners Up 2019
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Steve McBride & Alan Salisbury

 

19th April, New Cumnock & District Darts League.

New Cumnock Darts (Report by Roving reporter Carol Gibson) unpaid!
Friday 19 April C of C doubles winners Ronnie Sharp & Jim Mitchell (n.c.b.c.) runners up Steven Mc Bride & Alan Salisbury (w.m.c.) semi S. Mc Pheators & Robert Parker (Craighead) and Paul Bryden & Cammy Menzies (coach house) Ronnie Sharp 108 checkout Jim Mitchell 180 Ronnie & Jim 14 darts (n.c.b.c.) Sammy Tonner 180 118 checkouts (Cumnock Jnrs).
Friday 26 April W.M.C. v N.C.B.C., Bridgend B v Brewery Bar, Craighead v Coach House, Bridgend A v Cumnock Jnrs and Mauchline v Glenmuir

And as it was the Champion Of Champions Doubles event, this has each team in the league allowed to put in three teams and there was plethora of top talent who converged on the Coach House in Muirkirk for this event and with the matches from start to finish the best of 5 x 501 straight start there were many top matches and with three boards in use there was no let up in action from the ockies, but once the final was reached it saw perhaps two of the oldest players combined age being very old! Winning the final by the closest of margins 3 games to 2, Champions Ronnie Sharp & Jim Mitchell, once again big thank you to the committee of Margaret Ferguson & Carol Gibson for running another very well run tournament. 

 

Darting snippets from the past week or so!

Congratulations to Kevin McKinney Jnr winning the Masters Singles and to Grant McCauley who was the runner up, this event was held in the R&A Sports bar, and was sponsored by Neil Barr Decorators.

The Jim Brawley Memorial Shield the Bacardi Shield saw David Millar from the Crown Inn edging out last years champion Craig Parker from the Towerlands ‘B’ in the grand final, this event is sponsored by S&S Taxis.

Willie Laird back from his travels abroad where he played in the Benidorm Open came back with a nice envelope which had his prize monies for reaching the quarter final stages.

Andy Thomson Jnr the newly crowned Bathgate Singles Champion for 2019 on his way to the final fired in some superb shots and these were, 3x180’s, along with game shots of 128 & 126 and finished in style winning with a 12 darter and a brace of 13 darters.  

Monday night in the Dreghorn & District dart league has the last league matches of the season taking place, the Sports Bar are Champions already with 17 wins from 17 outings, however the second place is still up for grabs as both the Alton A and the Alton B can claim the runners up place in the league depending on how results go, the Alton B have 27 points and the Alton A 26 points, so it could be a very close call indeed to see who gets the nod! should make for some nervous times at the ocky, isn't darts just great when it goes all the way to the final match of the season to see who ends up where in the league.

Disability Darts Ayrshire Branch Singles League
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BEFORE Anyone asks NO it is not a Police Line up LOL,

disability Dart Players from the Ayrshire branch getting ready to toe the ocky before play commences, John Hollywood (V/Chairperson), Taylor Cree (newest member), Andy Allan, Neil Hunter, Aarron Buckley, Craig Fritzgerald, John Auld, Tony McCluskey ( our oldest member a very young 88 years of age), Sorry if not in correct order of appearance!

 

13th April, Disability Darts Ayrshire,

League singles action from the Ayrshire league held between O’Shannon’s bar & 43 Restaurant, saw some cracking matches taking place over the two disciplines of 7x501 & 5x301, and there is not much between the top players Andy Allan leads the league table with a superb record of results played 8 won 8, but just five points behind is Neil Hunter with a game in hand, and with the chasing pack all taking points of each other there is lots of time for league positions to change! Remember every leg won is worth a point and both 501 & 301 leagues is a cumulative league table!!! Check the league table out in the Ayrshire Disability page on the left hand column just a click away!!!!

 

13th April, West Lothian Inter-Town League,

It saw the Polbeth Ladies losing rather heavily to the Fauldhouse B team though many games went the distance it was the travelling team from Fauldhouse who took those vital doubles when they appeared on the chalk board, Ladies 0-25 Fauldhouse B, top action came from Jamie Bishop who fired in 17 & 20 darters.

The next match was a lot closer though with both teams having vastly experienced players in their respective line ups, Fauldhouse A 15-10 Pumpherston A, and at the moment you just can’t keep the McDonald brothers out of the top games section of any match! Alan McDonald with 17 & 19 darters, Ricky McDonald cracking 177 score, Willie Wilson with a cracking 180 score, as was the Ranger Paul Weir who also peppered the treble twenty bed for a maximum 180, top finishes saw a man who has been firing in some top quality arrows recently Callum Cockburn with a solid 96 game shot, only one point behind was Billy Byrnes with a tasty 95 game shot, and John Miln’s getting in on the action with a rock solid 80 take out.

Team

Played

Won

Lost

For

Against

Total Points

Polbeth

4

3

1

65

35

65

Fauldhouse B

4

4

0

65

35

65

Fauldhouse A

4

2

2

56

44

56

Pumpherston A

4

1

3

55

45

55

Pumpherston Ladies

4

0

4

9

91

9

 

12th April,  Bathgate League Singles, this the blue ribbon event of any season the League Singles saw some superb performances on the ockies from the players of the Bathgate Friday night league, and once the chalk dust had settled it saw four of the leagues top protagonists still standing at the ocky all with one eye on the prestige’s trophy, the evergreen William Harraughty just shows darts has no age barrier!, Ian Stevenson, Jim Taylor and Andy Thomson Jnr, and once the semi finals were done and dusted two players were left toeing the ocky, Ian Stevenson & Andy Thomson Jnr,and it saw Andy Thomson Jnr claim the title of Bathgate League singles champion for 2019, congratulations to Andy and commiserations to Ian both players deserving their final placings as both did what no other player did! They hit more doubles, once again well done to all four semi finalists this is one tough trophy to get your name on and of course many thanks have to go to the hard working committee of the Bathgate league, I’m sure Danny Kirkland who has been in the league for more than 50 years and on the committee since before time was recorded very proud indeed to see a local man who plays for the Glen Mavis B.C. receive the title of Bathgate League Singles Champion for 2019 Andy Thomson Jnr.

 

12th April, Bridgend bar in New Cumnock held an open singles as there was no league matches scheduled , and with Stephan Thom doing his master of ceremonies it saw some tough action on the ockies as a terrific amount of talent was on show with some of the top players from the local area making the competition, once the last four were in place it saw, John Barclay edge out the evergreen Ronnie Sharp, Steve Robertson also edged past Richard Dalzell in another top quality semi final, and as there can be only one! It saw Steve Robertson take the First Prize with John Barclay having to settle for the runners up purse, HOWEVER top game of the night was a fabulous 10 darter fired in by John Barclay Snr via 180-115-180-26 absolutely superb and I had the pleasure of marking that match great darts, many thanks to Neil Stevenson for sponsoring the event and for the half time buffet much appreciated by all the protagonists.

 

8th April, Dreghorn & District darts league.

Sports bar 10-0 Three Craws, three maximum 180s recorded in this match up all for the Sports bar and it saw, Grant McCauley , Ian Gunion and Jamie Curran all on target with the maximums,  Graham Ferguson with 18 & 21 darters, Grant with a 19 darter, and Andy Stewart with 17 & 20 dart games.

Crown Inn 8-2 Irvine Water Sports Club, Mary Pendleton on target with an 18 dart game fastest recorded on the night, Davie Millar recording a maximum 180 score

Irvine Parks B.C. 6-4 R&A Sports bar,

Alton ‘B’ 8-2 Towerlands ‘A’, he home team took no prisoners putting the travelling Towerlands team to the sword, Kevin McKinney leading the way with 17&19 dart games and a maximum 180 score, Jim Reid 21 darter, G Coulter finishing in 18 & 19 arrows, Robert Thornton 18 & 21 darts, J Hall 17 darter plus a maximum 180, only the ever present Jim Law saving the visitors blushes with two wins on the night firing in a 18 darter in the singles and a tidy 17 darter in the doubles with Ronnie Sharp who also registered a maximum 180, lets not forget Big Neillie Campbell with a brace of tons  but that’s as good as it got for the visitors!

Towerlands ‘B’ 2-8 Alton ‘A’ the visiting Alton team winning this match with the same score line as their B team who recorded the same score line over the Towerlands A at their home venue, top games coming from C Parker for the home side with a 18 dart game, and B Stevely with a 19 dart game for the visitors.

 

5th-7th April, Walter Abbott darts Week-End (Elgin)

What can I say a superb week end of darts with fabulous company meeting old friends and making new ones (the way it should be) Elgin town hall is a superb venue and if you have not been it is well worth going here for the darts week end, well run plenty of room 16 boards for the men down in the main hall and 8 boards upstairs for the Ladies,

Players from the west coast of Scotland who are usually to be found around the competitions were here in abundance, Margaret Ferguson, Katie Monaghan, Sandra Callary, June McCallum, Margaret Phillips, Heather Dempsey, Gillian Mitchell, and making sure the ladies behaved there was, Ronnie Sharp, Drew Callary, George Dempsey, Robert McCallum and obviously me myself I, and it was not a bad hall of prize monies that made it’s way back down the road South once the presentation was all over and done, with Margaret Ferguson just losing out in the Ladies final to Lynne Shearer, missed doubles in the first leg proved costly as Lynn then went from strength to strength, however Margaret had the consolation of picking up £ 150 for the runners up prize, the evergreen Katie Monaghan teamed up with rising county star June McCallum to make it through to the Ladies doubles final but just lost out as well but they also picked up a nice consolation prize in the shape of £120.

In the Men’s doubles it saw Ronnie Sharp & Jim Mitchell falling at the semi final stage but received £100 for their efforts on the ocky to help soften the loss!

George Dempsey had a good run in the men’s singles making it to the last eight and received £75 for his efforts on the flock board, and he cant be to disappointed as he also won I believe three raffle prizes one of them being a cracking bottle of good Malt Whisky which I am more than happy to help him taste!

In the Men’s singles (141 entries) it saw the last two protagonists left toeing the ocky being  Ayrshire’s Jim Mitchell up against former Scottish International Alex Morrison from Stornaway in the grand final in a best of three sets each set being 5x501, Alex took control winning the first set 3-1 but the old man then took the second set with all the legs going with throw, so one set to decide the championship and the title of Walter Abbott Champion for 2019, and it was Mitchell who took a 2-0 lead in the final set thanks to a 125 game shot which just gave him the edge Alex then came back and with tops left he had to watch as Jim took out 69 to claim the title and the £1200 first prize along with the Championship Cup, Alex receiving £600, for runners up place.

Couple of notes from the players from the west of Scotland and only the ones that were written down there will be more of that I am sure, For the ladies we had Kate Monaghan firing in a maximum 180 along with a 174 score in the grand final on the main stage, George Dempsey with no fewer than 6x180’s along with games finished in 14-15-16-17-18 darts and a 106 game shot, Ronnie Sharp with 3x180’s and a cracking 13 darter, as for myself all that I can remember are 125-108-77 and quite a few doubles hit having to win 7 matches to claim the title a brace of maximum 180’s and somewhere in the region of 10 legs finished in 18 darts or less!, perhaps the best set of arrows from the week end was Margaret Ferguson in winning her s/f match on the Saturday to claim her place in the grand final Margaret averages a superb 105 dart average which would have been even higher should she have clocked the double 20 from a throw at 145! (Wow)

To the committee of the Walter Abbott event Thank You a tremendous set up and superbly run with not a glitch anywhere, and having the finalists Piped on what a great way to finish of a superb week end of arrows, see you next year If the darting gods allow!

 

5th April, The final league matches in the Bathgate & District darts league saw the Champions crowned, and it was Rab Dick from Kirknewton who led his troops to victory, with his team of Kirknewton Innkeepers just edging out the highly fancied team from the Glen Mavis B.C. in Bathgate in the final run in, Champions for 2019 Kirknewton Innkeepers, R/up Glen Mavis B.C.

 

Results from the action around the ockies saw the results from the night go like this,

Glen Mavis (Bathgate) 5-4 Cross Tavern (Whitburn), top shots coming by way off, Paul McCaig with an 18 darter plus a handy 94 take out, Scott Baillie rock solid with a 20 dart game, William Borland also finishing in 20 darts and producing the top finish of the night with a cracking 135 kill shot, William then teamed up with Jamie Banks Jnr and they slotted in a rock solid 20 dart doubles game.

Coppies bar (Armadale) 5-4 Old Wine Store (Shott’s).

 Kirknewton Innkeepers (Kirknewton) 9-0 Glen Mavis B.C.’B’ (Bathgate), top action from the league champions with the Polbeth Hit -Man Davie Aitken firing out an 18 darter, Graeme Bird just one dart more going out in 19 arrows and recording yet another maximum 180, also on target on the treble twenties was the Pheasant Plucker himself Stevie Duncan rattling the treble twenty bed to also fire in a maximum 180.

Lammies bar (Fauldhouse)7-2 Coppies ‘B’ (Armadale), Stevie Glover rock solid 93 take out, John Brogan with a 20 dart game and yes you just cant keep those McDonald brothers out of the action this time Ricky McDonald firing in a maximum 180.

 

5th April, New Cumnock Darts & District Darts League.

Results in the league going like this,

Bridgend ‘B’ 1 -8 New Cumnock B.C.  Wullie Laird leading the way with an 18 darter and a cracking ton plus finish of 118, George Collumb snr & Wullie Laird then paired up in the doubles to also record another tidy 18 darter for the visitors.

 

W.M.C. 8 -1 Mauchline, Dean Lawrie firing in a brace of 20 darters, A, Salisbury on target with a maximum 180 and an 18 dart game,  rock solid game from Steven McBride going out in 20 darts, Dean McQuarrie just one arrow more finishing in 21 darts.

Coach House 5 -4 Cumnock Jnrs, Paul Bryden with undoubtedly the best of the nights action a superb 14 dart game, the Menzies family were also on top form with Ricky Menzies going out in 20 rock solid arrows, Cammy Menzies then one better with an 19 darter followed by a 21 dart game, it then saw Ricky Menzies & Mark Hamilton partnering up for a cracking 18 dart doubles game.

 

Brewery Bar 8 -1 Craighead, George Collumb Jnr on target with a 21 darter, Peter Malone two fast games finishing in 20 & 21 arrows, Owen McNiven with the fastest though with an impressive 16 darter and recording a maximum 180 along the way, Paul Ross also getting in on the action with a classy 19 darts for the Brewery bar.

 

Bridgend ‘A’ 8 -1Glenmuir, top game from this match saw Mike Ridgeway with a 21 darter for the Glenmuir.

Greater Glasgow Premier League, Thursday Nights.

 Getting down to the nitty gritty stages and it has Willie Lairds Fairfield's team sitting top of the league, with one match remaining however it is not a forgone conclusion just yet as Big Neil's team have a game in hand and if they were to get two full houses 16 points in each of them and Fairfield's falter things could change! as we are all aware there are some very serious players in this league and every game is a valuable point to the team!

There are now two players with the same fast game recorded, a superb 14 dart 601, and they are Gerry Greenwood and the evergreen Ronnie Sharp, Andy Callary Jnr is the next fastest with a cracking 16 dart x 601 game, followed by a good few players all with 17 darters, Darren Beautiman, Willie Laird, Jim Mitchell, Big Drew Callary Snr, Marc Wilkie.

 

Pos

Teams

Pl

W

D

L

Legs for

Legs ag

-/+

Points

1/

Fairfield’s

15

13

0

2

160

80

+80

160

2/

Neil’s

14

10

0

4

130

94

+36

130

3/

Hello

14

8

2

4

128

96

+32

128

4/

The Wee Crew

14

7

1

6

121

105

+16

121

5/

W.D.140’S

13

6

3

4

105

103

+2

105

6/

Bridge

14

4

3

7

101

123

-22

101

7/

Joe McWoods

14

4

1

9

100

124

-24

100

8/

Ashfield

14

3

1

10

94

130

-36

94

9/

Pockets

14

2

1

11

69

155

-86

69

10/

Eagle

/

/

/

/

/

/

/

/


 

Disability Darts Ayrshire Singles League

(Sponsored by O’Shannon’s & 43 Restaurant) League tables are on the left hand column just a click away!

Saturday the 30th March saw the start of this singles league which is being played over two disciplines, each player will play their opponent over the best of 7x501 with every leg won being worth a point, also there will be a 5x301 double start match as well and once again each leg won is worth a point, Both sections will be put together to have a cumulative points total, also there is the added bonus of receiving 3 points just for being in attendance, so example looks like this win 4-3 in the 501 league, win 3-2 in the 301 league you would receive for your efforts on the day the tidy points total of 10 points remembering as you also got attendance bonus points for being there!

Now we could not run these events without the support of local business as O’Shannon’s public house and the 43 Restaurant in Kilmarnock are our sponsors for these events over the coming weeks.

Also the sponsorship from many local pubs and dart players has been quite phenomenal as many have raised money and donated bottles of spirits to raffle to help raise monies for this new Disability darts Ayrshire community, in the past week the Anchor Bar and O’Shannon’s have put up bottles to raffled to help raise funds so on behalf of the D.D.A. branch many thank you it is much appreciated.

At the moment it has Andy Allan who sits proudly at the pole position of the league with the two John’s Hollywood & Auld in joint second place only a solitary point behind and with the chasing pack only a further point or two behind it looks like this event will be a very close run league as after the first week we had players who lost in the 501 league regain points in the 301 discipline!

 

1st April, West Calder & District Darts League,

Well the end of another season and the final two competitions have now been played and we have a brand new Delegates Champion, and it was perhaps two of the leagues nicest players both gentlemen of the ockies who faced of against each other, however there can only be one champion crowned and it was Ian Stevenson from the Doo Club Flyers who claimed the title edging out Brian Tosh McIntyre from the Letham Bowling club in the grand final, On the night the new Delegates Champion fired in 1x180 along with finishes of 77 & 95 take outs and finishing games in 18-19-19-20 darts.

 

The Champion of Champions saw two of the leagues top protagonists go head to head in the grand final and it saw two former champions toeing the ocky to try and annex this prestige’s title, Gordon (The) Bruce who has won the title once before was going for his second, however standing in his way was none other than the Polbeth (Hit-Man) Davie Aitken who had claimed the title no fewer than four times before and it was the Hit-Man who has now made it five Champion of Champions awards, and is now the leagues second most decorated player with C.O.C. victories on his C.V.

There was no wonder both these players made it to the grand final as both were playing out standing darts on the night, Gordon Bruce firing in a brace of maximum 180’s, along with 14-14-18-20 dart games, However Davie Aitken was in even better form firing in no fewer than nine games finished in 20 darts or less with 14-14-15-16-17-17-17-20-20 darters along with some tremendous scoring power firing in 180 and 177 scores along the way to annexing the title.

 

Other players firing in top shots were, Colin Hamilton with an 82 take out, Paul Weir maximum 180 score, Wullie Wilson with a brace of good game shots of 85 & 82 take outs, The defending champion of last season Scott Baker was also on target with a 127 game shot.

 

1st April, Dreghorn & District Darts League,

Alton ‘A’ 4-6 Sports Bar, some excellent games in this match up with players firing in sub 20 darters, for the Alton it saw B Wallace and G McConnell both firing in 20 dart games, Jamie Curran was on target with 16 & 21 dart games for the Sports bar, Graeme Fergusson on target with a brace of 19 darters, but top game without a doubt was Grant McCauley firing in a superb 12 darter and a more modest  19 dart game and a classy finish of 128 game shot and a maximum 180 as well.

 

R & A Sports bar 1-9 Alton ‘B’, Kevin McKinney leading the way in this match with games finished in 19 & 21 darts, Rab Povah on target with a rock solid 20 darter, Peter McGuiness on target with a 19 dart game, Greg Coulter was on superb form firing in 14 & 15 dart games along with a classy 117 game shot and a maximum 180.

 

Three Craws 3-7 Crown Inn, Dave Millar top game from this match up with a solid 21 dart game.

 

Irvine Water Sports Club 1-9 Irvine Parks B.C.  W McCann firing in the top shot with a maximum 180 score.

 

Towerlands ‘A’ 9-1 Towerlands ‘B’, Home Darby and it saw the Towerlands winning!, top shots coming from Birthday boy the evergreen Ronnie Sharp firing out winning games in 16 & 19 deadly arrows, the only other fast game came by way of some one even older than Ronnie, Jim Mitchell with a 15 darter with a 138 game shot.

Greater Glasgow Lady player of the year
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Susanna McGimpsey
Greater Glasgow Mens Player of the Year
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HELLO George Collumb Snr

 

30th March, And the place to be for Greater Glasgow county team was the Fairfield club in Govan , there was no match for the team as they had played all their matches , but a lot was at stake as every one was listening or watching as other scores from around the country came through on phones and any other mobile device they could listen or watch at!, Greater Glasgow were top of the South section of the Inter-Counties , But they could be caught depending on the result of the Lanarkshire v Borders match, and with nerves on tender hooks there was a massive cheer from the assembled county players and supporters when they realised that the Borders team could no longer catch them in the cumulative tables, and it saw Greater Glasgow win the South section by 6 points final league table looking like this Greater Glasgow 141 pts, Borders 135 pts, and so now to a play off against the North section champions  which was Grampian, and I am led to believe that there will be a showdown on the 27th April in Blairgowrie to see which team can claim the bragging rights as Scottish Champions,(cant wait) Now on the day some special presentations were given out, and they were,  Player’s of the Season went to a man who recorded 6 wins from 6 outing a superb performance and that man was none other than the player who has a cracking game shot call of (HELLO) George Collumb snr, and for the Ladies it was  Scottish International  Susanna  McGimpsey, both players playing absolute superb darts from the start of the season right till the end, as for the team of players who came to each match what a team playing supporting each other right to the very end of each county match it was something special to be a part of and I for one am already looking forward to next season so on that note, can I just say what  about our committee who did a fantastic job of selecting  a very difficult job with so many cracking players all wanting to play, and keeping everyone onboard right until the last dart point hit the good old flock board! As for myself can I just say a special thanks to Mr Wullie Laird and to Mr Neilie Campbell who got me to sign and then gave me the opportunity to play straight into the ‘A’ team, and to all the players who supported me from my first match until the last one of the season, Thank You. ( I’ve waited a long time to be in a team winning the league, Played my first county match for West Lothian v Borders in the Cross keys hotel  in Kelso 1981-82 season, and boy am I chuffed that’s an understatement)

New Cumnock & District Two Person Team R/up
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Steven McBride & Dean Lawrie
New Cumnock & District Two Person Team S/f
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Old Man Mitchell & and Almost as old Ronnie Sharp
New Cumnock & District Two Person S/f
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Paul Ross & George Collumb Jnr
New Cumnock & District Two Person Team Champions
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Rab Kerr & Owen McNiven

 

 

29th March

, Friday Night in the New Cumnock & District Darts League, Saw the Two Person team event being held in the Bridgend Bar in New Cumnock, this event was two single legs of 601 and should it go to 1-1- then a doubles leg of 701 would decide the victor, some tremendous pairings were in attendance and the action was hard fought on the ockies, however once the money rounds were reached the two pairings who fell at the s/f stages were Ronnie Sharp & Jim Old Man Mitchell, also losing out in the other s/f was the pairing of  George Collumb Jnr & Paul Ross, the pairing who just fell one step short and had to settle for the runners up place were the team of Steven McBride & Dean Lawrie, and the pair who claimed the title of Two Person Team Champions were Owen McNiven & Rab Kerr who did what no other team managed on the night they hit more doubles, Congratulations to both finalists who had to fight tooth and nail to claim this real tough event, Few top scores recorded and they were, Jim Mitchell 180 (N.C.b.c.)  Linsay Wylie 112 & 104 checkouts (Mauchline)  Paul Ross 180 & George Collumb jnr 180 (Brewery bar) also well done to the organisers Margaret Fergusson and Carol Gibson who had a huge job of work on their hands as one of the match boards was out of action due to unforeseen circumstances.

 

 

 

29th March, Bathgate Friday night league, saw the annual doubles championship played out at the Glenmavis B.C. in Bathgate, and once again it was a cracking competition but once the chalk dust had settled it saw that man again Allan McDonald of the infamous McDonald brothers along with his partner in crime John Brogan who ply their darting trade from the Lammies bar in Fauldhouse take the title in style defeating the top pairing of Andy Thomson Jnr & Scott Baillie in the grand final, congratulations to both teams.

 

29th March, West Calder & District Darts League Final Placings for season 2018/19

Congratulations to the Wanderers of Craigshill who play out of the Stirrup Stane  under the leader ship of the man called Big Daddy Frank Begley clinching their second Premier League title in three years, runners up were the Commercial Inn Nomads under the leadership of John Buoy Bruton who were only two points adrift so a fabulous season for both of these teams who ended up quite a bit in front of their nearest place team last seasons Volunteer Highway men who had to settle for third place this time around.

The Murray bar Crofters from Polbeth with team captain Craig Jack at the helm kept his team out in front for the whole season and claimed the title from the Tower bar Knights of Craigshill by just two points third place saw three teams all on the same points, Kirknewton Innkeepers, Commercial Inn Juniors, Stirrup Stane Indians, so congratulations to the champions and also to the runners up who made it a battle royal right to the very end of the season well done all involved.

 

Pos

Championship League

P

W

D

L

F

A

Dif

Pts

1

Murray bar Crofters

16

13

0

3

94

50

44

26

2

Tower bar Knights

16

12

0

4

83

61

22

24

3

Kirknewton Innkeepers

16

9

0

7

84

60

24

18

4

Commercial Inn Juniors

16

9

0

7

75

69

6

18

5

Stirrup Stane Indians

16

9

0

7

75

69

6

18

6

Deans Bowling Club, Golden Oldies

16

8

0

8

81

63

18

16

7

Cawburn Steamers

16

7

0

9

69

75

-6

14

8

Letham Bowling Club .Bowlers

16

5

0

11

62

82

-20

10

9

Doo Club

Fanciers

16

0

0

16

25

119

-94

0

 

Pos

Premier League

P

W

D

L

F

A

Dif

Pts

1

Stirrup Stane Wanderers

12

11

0

1

75

33

42

22

2

Commercial Inn Nomads

12

10

0

2

77

31

46

20

3

Volunteer Highway Men

12

6

0

6

62

46

16

12

4

Loganlea Colliers

12

5

0

7

48

60

-12

10

5

Almondale Pirates

12

4

0

8

41

67

-26

8

6

Cawburn Railroaders

12

3

0

9

40

68

-28

6

7

Doo Club Flyers

12

3

0

9

35

73

-38

6

 

Disability Darts Ayrshire News, their will be a singles league starting on the 30th March, where players will be playing against each other over two disciplines with each player playing against their opponents at 7x501 and 5x301 Double start Double finish, each leg won will be worth a point so lots to play for, More information will be available shortly on another competition which is in the planning stages at the moment, as a Ayrshire Grand Prix tournament is being spoken about with hopefully three or four venues through out the county being in the mix. (More info to follow)

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Denise & Gillian with fetching eyewear!
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Girls on Tour
Practise session in the Red Lion Pub
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Slovakian, England, Scotland, in Greece
Yeha Pinched the glasses from the Girls!
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Kermit & Honey Monster.
After darts Presentation Party
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ATHENS REPORT 2019 with pics!!!!

What can I say well lets start at the beginning, It is not every day you get to play darts with a star from the T.V. and Film, but that is just what happened to myself in Athens in the doubles YES Kermit from the Muppets was my partner, and can he play darts, otherwise known as Kevan Meritt, this is a cracking dart player and if you ever get the chance to partner up with him take it with open arms, on the Friday night we had some excellent matches defeating teams from  Greece 4-1, Bulgaria 4-3, and that was a class match at 2-0 down they were high fiving it fist pumping etc, but then 2-1, they became a wee bit quieter, then when they were 3-1 up they were still fist pumping etc, however at 3-2 they be came a wee bit quieter then at 3-3 there was no exuberance from them and once we won 4-3 I think they realised that they had put Kermit and myself backs up hands shaken and perhaps a bit of respect was then shown, our next match the Russians and with Anastasia Dobromyslova supporting them we knew this was going to be a tough one to overcome but once we broke their throw thanks to a superb 100 take out by Kevan via 20-40-40 it was enough to break their concentration and a 4-1 win was ours and into the last 16, HOWVER perhaps one or two more beers or maybe the hour and a half wait did us in we were finished at 10 pm and it was almost midnight before we were back on, ah but a great night with some super friends was had and the team that put us to bed were without a doubt the deserved winners of that match doing us like kippers 0-4.

In the singles the next day it saw my first match against a Greek player and a 4-0 win recorded, next up a French player and once again a 4-0 win, Following day I was sitting in company when the French manager came across to talk to us and he told me how I had upset one of his players, I asked what had happened to be told that once I had beaten him he went back and reported that he was beaten by an Old Man who scored on treble nineteen’s oops sorry about that was my reply! but then perhaps my best match I was put to bed by Cypriot player Robo who was exceptional I missed tops for an 15 darter never got back to board next leg on double 14 after 12 arrows missed with next turn and once again never got back to board so an 0-4 defeat but a cracking match!!! The next singles saw myself a tad disappointed got a walk over first round then lost to Jason Marriot 2-4 could have won 5-1 if you get my drift but so could have he, so no problem time to mark the board and support a good friend the man nick named Big Burd by his better half Denise Halliwell, yes Wayne Halliwell was on a run getting to the semi finals of the Greek Open, and a  superb run as he also made it to the semi finals of the doubles with Marios Georgiou. Έλληνας Λουκά on the Friday night. So many thanks to all our friends who made Gillian and myself feel so welcome, Kermit, Wayne, Denise, Dimitri, Dennis, Michael, Benjamin and all the others we made friends with, hopefully Steve will make it next time as well as the Crete Open beckons later in the year, so safe travels to all and see in the sun sooner rather than later take care, Gillian & Jim M.

 

West Lothian Inter-Town League Report. (Thanks to Mr John Somerville for report)

 

Polbeth were looking to record back to back wins, and welcomed the Fauldhouse A team under the stewardship of Ricky McDonald to the Murray bar in Polbeth. First up in the doubles it saw the pairing of Callum Wilkinson & Michael Brady getting the first point for the home team, Next up the pairing of Colin Hamilton & Jamie Banks were simply outstanding with games finished in 17 &18 darts with Colin finishing in superb style with checking 98&104 kill shots,. Ricky & Kevin managed to pull a point back for the travelling Fauldhouse A, and the score 2-1 after the doubles. Polbeth dominated the triples winning both chalks,  so 6-1 to Polbeth with the all important singles to come remembering the points for these matches are 1 point for a doubles victory, two points fro a triples win and in the all important single it is 3 points for a victory, Polbeth won the opening singles then Fauldhouse started there fight back winning the next 3 games to take a 9-10 lead, but the home side weren't finished and won the last 2 singles to take victory 15-10, top shots obviously Colin Hamilton with his two superb finishes but also on target was Jamie Banks Jnr with a cracking 15 dart game, and Whitburn’s favourite Bumble Bee ( oops Wasp) Callum Wilkinson on target with 17 dart game and rock solid game shot of 81.

 

W.C.D.D.L. League Singles, the Blue ribbon event of the season saw some top action from all the boards in use, and in the Ladies section it saw Mary Clark from the Kirknewton Innkeepers claim the title of champion for the second time, just edging out perhaps the leagues longest serving player Daisy Heeps of the Doo Club Fanciers in the Grand Final, congratulations to both ladies for making the final.

The Men’s final saw William Borland representing the Doo Club Flyers keeping his superb season going with a final win over Kirknewton Innkeepers Rab Dick in a cracking final, John Somerville just lost out in the semi finals (have no name for the other s/f player!!!)

Some excellent action on the boards through out the night play and here are what was recorded and written down, From Longridge we had William Harraughty with a trio of excellent games recording 17-18-20 darters, West Calder’s Jamie Fleming on Fire with games finished in 19 and a brace of 20 dart games, Ian Baker also on target with a 19 darter, John Somerville finishing in a solid 20 darts, Gary Christie with 17 dart game, another Wanderers player firing in fast games was Craig Agnew with 19-20-20 darters, and Wullie Wilson with a brace of good games going out in 18&19 darts,

Top scorers from the night saw, Jamie Fleming with a cracking 174 score, Colin Hamilton on target with a maximum 180, Gary Christie with a brace of maximum 180 scores,

Top finishing power came by way off, Jamie Fleming with a classy 100 take out, Ian Stevenson a 115 take out, Wullie Wilson on target with a 116 game shot, John Somerville with a couple of top check outs via a cracking 121 game shot and a more sedate 84 kill shot,

However their can be only one Champion and William Borland was in top form through out the evening firing out two superb game shots of 137 and a magical 164 kill shot on the bulls eye, along with 7 games finished in under 19 darts with 14 the fastest and 18 the longest excellent finishing power. So congratulations to both finalists Champion William Borland, R/UP Rab Dick.

 

West Calder & District Darts News Update.

League results from the Premier league went like this,

 

Stirrup Stane Wanderers 7-2 Cawburn Railroaders, With the Wanderers now Champions of the Premier league it still had then firing out the big shots and leading the way was the Old man of Armadale darting leg-end! Yes Mick Burke with 19 dart game, joining him was Craig Agnew with a brace of quick games finishing in 19 & 21 arrows, John Miln’s was much quicker though going out in a cracking 16 deadly arrows, just two arrows behind was the Quiet man Brian Mairs with a solid 18 dart game.

Loganlea Colliers 5-4 Volunteer Highway Men.

Doo Club Flyers 1-8 Commercial Inn Nomads, Graeme Bird in fine form as he has been all season firing out a superb 140 and a rock solid 20 dart game, John Brett also rattling in a 140 score as did trio of Flyers all with 140 scores to their names Paul Weir, Aldo Sinclair, Ian Stevenson, fastest recorded match of the evening went to Graeme Bird & Craig Forrest in the doubles with a excellent 15 darter which culminated in a 104 take out.

Championship league results saw,

The Cawburn Steamers 4-5 Kirknewton Innkeepers, John Sandison the man in form in this match up firing out finishes of 127 and 87 take outs, and for the visitors it was the evergreen Billy Stirling rattling the treble twenty bed for a maximum 180 score.

Deans B.C. Golden Oldies 6-3 Doo Club Fanciers.

Commercial Inn Juniors 3-6 Tower Bar Knights, Top shot coming by way off the Scorpion Stevie Duncan with an excellent bull’s eye game shot.

Letham Bowlers 2-7 Stirrup Stane Indians, Brian Wallace with a rock solid finish off 96 for the Indians of Craigshill, and Brian Tosh McIntyre for the Bowlers with a maximum 180 and a 20 dart game top shots form this match up.

 

Dreghorn & District Darting Round Up.

William Gemmell from the Sports Bar took the Peter Crawford Memorial Singles title by the odd leg against Gentleman Jim Reid from the Alton who was involved in all 3 finals last night. William beat Stephen Hogg Towerlands "B" & Jim beat William Laird Towerlands "A" in their respective semi-finals.
Last nights winners of the Dreghorn Open Pairs were Jim Reid & Peter McGuiness Snr from the Alton "B" who beat Graham Ferguson & Ian Gunion Jr. from the Sports Bar in an exciting final.

This years winner of the Dreghorn Open Singles was "Big Mak" Kevin Mckinney Jnr who beat none other than the finals man and team mate Jim Reid in another good game. Kevin beat Ronnie Sharp Towerlands "A" and Jim beat Jamie Curran Sports Bar in the semi-final.

Well done to everyone who took part and thanks to the staff at our new venue at the R&A Suite Rosemary & Alex

 

Bathgate Friday night league, only report that I could find!

Cross Tavern from Whitburn 3-6 Kirknewton Innkeepers, Graeme Bird with a cracking 16 dart game, Gordon Bruce also with a 16 darter, Gary Christie on the maximum trail with a 180,The man they call the Polbeth Hit-Man firing in a superb 13 darter along with a more sedate 19 darter, The Ranger Paul Weir also on target with a maximum 180 score.
 
 

 

22nd March, New Cumnock Darts Friday Night League Action.

Craighead 1-8 New Cumnock, B.C.  top action came by way of, Wullie Laird 15 darter and a superb 150 checkout,  Margaret Ferguson 18 darter and a classy ton plus finish of  106.

Bridgend A 5-4 Mauchline, Alex Govan firing in a maximum 180 for the Bridgend in this match up.

Glenmuir 2 -7 Coach House,  I Hume on target with a maximum  180 for the Glenmuir, Paul Bryden also on target with a 180 score, Stewart Angus recording a solid 21 dart game for the Coach House.

Cumnock Jnrs 4 -5 Brewery Bar,

Bridgend B 1 -8 W.M.C. Cracking brace of maximum scores recorded by Richard Dalzell 2 x 180’s and a superb 14 dart game, but even that great game was overshadowed in the doubles with the pairing of  Steven Mc Bride & Richard Dalzell went out in a sizzling 12 darts for the Working Men’s Club.

 

Friday 29 March 2 person team in Bridgend A names in for 7.30 draw 7.45 start 8pm.

 

New Cumnock Darts League Table 

New

Cumnock

&

District

Darts

League

Friday

Night

Standings

Placing

Team

Pl

W

Lost

Legs For

Legs Against

+/_

Points

1st

New Cumnock B.C.

16

15

1

106

38

68

15

2nd

Brewery Bar

15

13

2

102

33

69

13

3rd

Cumnock Jnrs

16

11

5

83

61

22

11

4th

W.M.C. New Cumnock

16

12

4

97

47

50

12

5th

Coach House Muirkirk

15

8

7

77

58

19

8

6th

Mauchline

16

7

9

69

75

-6

7

7th

Bridgend ‘A’

16

5

11

60

84

-24

5

8th

Craighead

16

4

12

53

91

-38

4

9th

Glenmuir

16

2

14

35

109

-74

2

10th

Bridgend ‘B’

15

2

14

29

115

-86

2

  Greater Glasgow Premier League Standings 

Pos

Teams

Pl

W

D

L

Legs for

Legs ag

-/+

Points

1/

Fairfield’s

14

12

0

2

148

76

+72

148

2/

Neil’s

14

10

0

4

130

94

+36

130

3/

Hello

13

7

2

4

118

90

+28

118

4/

The Wee Crew

13

6

1

6

110

98

+12

110

5/

W.D.140’S

13

6

3

4

105

103

+2

105

6/

Bridge

14

4

3

7

101

123

-22

101

7/

Joe McWoods

13

4

1

8

94

114

-20

94

8/

Ashfield

13

3

1

9

89

119

-30

89

9/

Pockets

13

2

1

10

65

143

-78

65

10/

Eagle

/

/

/

/

/

/

/

/

 

18th March, Dreghorn & District Darts League Results.

Three Craws 8-2 Irvine Water Sports Club,  Mary Cobb & Tricia Queen on target for the ladies with Mary winning 2-0 and Tricia 2-1.

Sports Bar 6-4 Towerlands ‘A’, some superb marksmanship in this match and leading the way was Kevin McInrue Jnr with a superb 170 take out, Ian Gunnion firing out some tremendous scoring with 1x177 and a brace of maximums, Wullie Burns and Andy Stewart also hitting the red lipstick in style recording maximum 180’s as well, Graham Fergusson firing in a cracking 1x177 score,  Jamie Curran & Andy Stewart finishing quick games with 16 darters and Kevin McInrue Jnr going out in 18 deadly arrows, Ronnie Sharp also getting in on the action with a cracking brace of 18 dart games.

Alton ‘B’ 8-2 Irvine Parks B.C. Kevin McKinney firing in  the fastest game in this match up with a cracking 17 darter,  J McCulloch with a 20 dart game and P McCullen 21 dart game and J Hall firing in a maximum 180 score.

Towerlands ‘B’ 3-7 R&A Sports Bar, M Tracey for the Towerlands firing in a maximum 180, and fastest recorded game E Pick with a rock solid 20 darter.

Crown 7-3 Alton ‘A’, David Millar on target with a cracking 15 darter and a ton plus 112 game shot, B Wallace on target with a maximum 180 and a solid 20 darter.

 

16th March, And another tick done on my bucket list as Elders Bar in Glasgow was the destination for another well run tournament by the Kate and John Road show, Some top players taking to the ockies with four men’s boards in action and the games best of 7x501, there was also a ladies board as well for their own competition, this could turn out to be a very well supported venue, however there can be only one! And crowned champion on the day was John McCallum receiving £200, Runner up with a £100 for his efforts was Wullie Kirkwood, and semi finalist receiving £50 each were the man called No-Nonsense and our master of ceremonies on the day John Jamieson and Bob Baird, in the Ladies matches it saw a round robin event take place as their were only 5 ladies and it saw Debbie McBride winning the £35  first prize with June McCallum receiving £15 for her efforts on the day, as for myself enjoyed a few (perhaps couple more than that) beers and actually won a couple of matches and found my range on the twenties with can you believe it four hit, unfortunately in the quarters at 2-0 up somehow managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, good game and just a few wires in it, all in all a good day out very enjoyable.

 

New

Cumnock

&

District

Darts

League

Friday

Night

Standings

Placing

Team

Pl

W

Lost

Legs For

Legs Against

+/_

Points

1st

New Cumnock B.C.

15

14

1

98

37

61

14

2nd

Brewery Bar

14

12

2

97

29

68

12

3rd

Cumnock Jnrs

15

11

4

79

56

23

11

4th

W.M.C. New Cumnock

15

11

4

89

46

43

11

5th

Coach House Muirkirk

14

7

7

70

56

14

7

6th

Mauchline

15

7

8

65

70

-5

7

7th

Bridgend ‘A’

15

4

11

55

80

-25

4

8th

Craighead

15

4

11

52

83

-31

4

9th

Glenmuir

15

2

13

33

102

-69

2

10th

Bridgend ‘B’

15

2

13

28

107

-79

2

 

15th March, Action from the New Cumnock Friday night league,

And the league may have been wide open as the leaders the New Cumnock B.C. Were brought down to earth losing out 4-5 to the travelling players from the Cumnock Jnrs team who took the match by the tightest of margins, couple of top shots from this match up saw Andrew Callary Jnr with solid 21 dart game Willie Laird recording an 18 darter, Top player though with out question was Brian Neil finishing in 17 & 19 arrows, top finish was a solitary 110 game shot from Old Man Mitchell.

 

Working Men’s Club 8-1 Craighead, top finishes in this match had S McBride with a tasty 100 game shot, R Parker also with a ton plus finish a classy 113 kill shot.

 

Bridgend ‘A’ 3-6 Coach House, some excellent scores coming from this match up and leading the way with a superb finish was Alex Govern finishing on a 150 game shot, Paul Bryden 2 x180’s and a tidy 19 darter, Ricky Menzies also firing in a maximum 180 and games finished in 17 & 19 deadly arrows.

 

Brewery Bar 8-1 Glenmuir, top game here was T Wilson with a rock solid 19 darter.

 

15th March, Bathgate Friday night league results, Kirknewton Innkeepers 6-3 Old Wine Store, couple of special mentions here and topping them is Innkeepers captain Rab Dick with a superb 170 game shot and a more modest 84 take out along with games finished in 15 & 17 arrows, The Ranger Paul Weir was also on target rattling the treble twenty bed for a maximum 180 score.

 

Lammies Bar Fauldhouse 2-7 Cross Tavern Whitburn, and once again you just cant keep these McDonald brothers out of the top shots this time Ricky McDonald with a classy 92 game shot, M Brady firing in a maximum 180 along with a solid 18 dart game, D McIntyre also getting in on the action with a 20 dart game, top doubles action came from M Brady & Kenny Cochrane with a solid 20 dart game.

 

Corrie Bar Armadale 6-3 Coppies ‘A’ Armadale , top game here saw the Old Man of Armadale darts Mick Burke firing in a classy 16 dart game, life in this old arrow smith yet!

 

11th March, Action from the Dreghorn & District Darts League,

The venue for the nights action on the ockies was the Irvine Parks B.C. and the competition was the league triples which is played with 1 x701 triples, 1x601 doubles and 3x501 singles legs, and once the chalk dust had settled and the doubles were hit the champions crowned on the night were the team of Jim Reid, Peter McGuiness and Kevin McKinney Jnr, taking the title in style defeating William Lairds team of the two Jim’s Law & Mitchell in the grand final, with four boards in action it saw a well run competition once again under the master of ceremonies Mr Wullie Burns who kept the action going smoothly on all four boards.

 

11th March, West Calder & District Darts League,

This was the annual Doubles competition and there were some superb matches played through out the night’s competitions, and it was a double success for the East Calder as both champions play for the Doo Club in East Calder, In the Ladies final it saw Kathy Henderson & Denise Bird take the honours for the Doo Club Fanciers just edging out Kirknewton pairing of Amanda Millar & Mary Clark in a super final. The Men’s final could not have been closer with once again a team from the Doo Club in East Calder which were Paul (the Ranger) Weir & William Borland defeating the Volunteer Highway Men pairing of Rex (Cool Hand) Brady & Peter Hastings in the grand final,

Special mentions from the evening’s matches had, William Borland with a brace of maximum 180’s and a tidy 81 game shot, and with his partner in crime Paul Weir they also recorded 15 & 17 darters, Paul was also on target with a maximum 180 of his own, Rex Brady & Peter Hastings both recording rock steady game shots of 78, Rex & Pete also on target with 18 darter, John Sandison couple of good finishes with 79 & 84 take outs, Craig Agnew also firing in a maximum 180 score and with his partner John Miln’s they recorded a a cracking 17 dart game.

 

10th March, West Lothian Inter-Town Super League Result.

Thanks to Mr John Somerville for the report, Last seasons Inter-Town Champions Polbeth welcomed the Pumpherston ‘A’ team to the Murray bar who were under the captaincy of the one and only man affectionately known as Melman! Mr Gary Christie, Polbeth were looking to get back on track after suffering a rare defeat last time out, Both teams were missing a few regulars and a few hangovers were also noticeable after Saturdays antics at Kirknewton Open which was won by Alan McDonald, this format for league play is doubles played first then triples and lastly the singles matches which have the most points to be earned! It was the home side Polbeth who came out the traps quickly with Colin Hamilton & John Brogan winning 2-0 against a strong pairing in Paul Weir and John Miln’s. Next up it saw Jamie Banks Jnr & Davie Aitken who won 2-0 against Kevin Jamieson & John Martin, Pumpherston finally got a point on the board with Willie Wilson and Ian Baker winning 2-0 against John Somerville & John Brett, and so to the triples and it saw the honours shared with one win each so 4-3 to Polbeth with the all important singles still to play, and it was Pumpherston who started Quickly in the singles also by now  the hangovers had started to clear and they came out flying winning the first 3 singles, so staring defeat in the face it was all or nothing for Polbeth, and did they rally well knowing they couldn't afford to lose another chalk and they didn't disappoint with John Brett, John Brogan both winning it meant it was all down to the last singles game and the Polbeth Hit Man known locally as Davie Aitken who didn't falter as he won to give the home team a much needed victory, so final score a cracking match up and only one point between then teams 13-12 to Polbeth the score on the board.

Couple of special mentions and these go to, John Brogan 96 c/o, Paul Weir 90 c/o, John Brett 20 darts, Colin Hamilton 90 c/o 20 darts.

 

Snippet from Saturdays action in Kirknewton saw Bathgate’s Andy Thomson Jnr reaching the semi/ finals and on the way returning scores of 3x180’s 1x174 and game shots of 115 & 106 5 games finished in 16 darts or less superb marksmanship only John Donaldson stopping him from reaching the final by the odd leg in 7.

 

Snippets of information! Andrew Davidson just losing out in the P.D.C. Development tour in the s/f by the odd leg in 9 to the runner up in the comp Nathan Rafferty, winner was Ted Evetts.

Alan McDonald wins open competition at the Kirknewton Inn defeating John Donaldson in the grand final. Andy Boulton win Sportsman bar in Rutherglen. Mark Barilli won in Greenock. Keith O’Neil wins at the New Pheasant in Haddington

 

8th March, New Cumnock Friday league, and it was the 301 Double in Double out competition, this was held in the Cumnock Jnrs club, and with 52 entries the competition was tough, but once the chalk dust had settled the last two players left standing were, Ricky Menzies from the Coach House and George Collumb from the New Cumnock B.C. and in a superb final it saw George Collumb finishing in style and claiming the title with a majestic 170 game shot, congratulations to both players for making it through to the grand final they did what no one else did all night they hit more doubles!

8th March, WHAT can be said, Richie McBride on the night was going round the hall selling raffle tickets and an amazing £145 was raised, which will go to the Disability Darts Ayrshire branch, this was all down to Richie and his team mates who put up the prizes and then sold the raffles, so to all who contributed THANK YOU, it was a fantastic gesture and very much appreciated, Jim Mitchell (chairperson D.D.A.)

 

8th March, Bathgate in West Lothian Friday night league results,

Glen Mavis ‘A’ 7-2 Coppies ‘A’, Some excellent shooting in this match with Billy Meikle firing out a ton plus 102 game shot, Brian Donaldson finishing in 19&20 darts, Andy Thomson with even faster games going out in 18&19 deadly arrows, Marc Campbell also with two fast games finished in 19720 darts along with a solid 75 game shot, in the doubles it saw Andy Thomson & Brian Donaldson finishing in 19 arrows, Marc Campbell & Callum Cockburn went even faster with two cracking legs finished in 16&18 darts.

Old Wine Store 7-2 Lammies Bar, Wullie Cunningham  firing  in a superb 15 darter, and also throwing in a maximum 180 along the way, Billy Byrne finishing on a ton plus game shot of 107, in the doubles it had Jocky McLaren & Mark Storrie going out in 16 arrows, but man of the night had to be one of those dastardly McDonald brothers and it was Alan McDonald firing out a superb 14 darter and some top class scoring with 1x177 and 1x180 and a tidy 74 take out.

 

7th March, Premier League results from the Fairfield club in Govan,

Some cracking match ups, with the league now getting into the final quarter of the season it saw a top of the table clash between Willie Lairds Fairfield team and Big Neillie Campbell’s team and with every game worth a point there was very little between these two teams but it saw Willie Lairds boys just edge it  by 9 games to 7, with this match being so close it gave the Wee Crew and George Collumb’s team’s the chance to close the gap on the top two, and the league now looks like this scores now stand, Fairfield Club 135 pts, Neil’s 121 pts, The Wee Crew 110 pts, Hello 109 pts, Bridge 98 pts, W.D 140’S 98 PTS, Joe McWoods 84 pts, Ashfield 82 pts, Pockets 59 pts.

Results from the night were Fairfield 9-7 Neil’s, Pockets 3-13 Bridge, Hello 14-2 Ashfield, The Wee Crew 7-9 W.D.140’S, Joe McWoods free week.

 

4th March, Results from the West Calder & District league,

In the Premier League scores went like this,

Commercial Inn Nomads 3-6 Stirrup Stane Wanderers, some excellent games in this match with John Bruton’s  home side having Graeme Bird finishing a cracking 86 take out finishing on the bulls eye, David Aitken known as the Polbeth Hit-Man rattling in a maximum 180, and reigning Champion of Champion for the league Scott Baker on target with a solid 96 game shot, However it was the visiting team under Big Daddy Frank Begley’s leadership who took the points on offer, Micky Burke on target with cracking 110 game shot and a tidy 18 darter, Craig Agnew only one dart more finishing on 19 deadly arrows, and top game of the nights action coming by way of John Miln’s with a classy 17 darter.
Volunteer Highway Men 9-0 Central bar Rebels.

Cawburn Railroaders 5-4 Doo Club Flyers, J Martin for the home side on target with a solid 20 dart game, in the doubles it saw the pairing of Grant Lyle & Kevin Jamieson finishing in 16 darts, for the visitors it was Stephan Hume who fired in their top game a solid 20 darter.

Loganlea Colliers 4-5 Almondale Pirates, no report of any fast games but must have been tight as only one point separating both teams!

 

Championship League results read like this,

Kirknewton Innkeepers 5-4 Deans B.C. Golden Oldies, another tough match to call with only on one point the difference in the end, Billy Stirling the man with the top finishing power in this match for the Innkeepers finishing on 72& 89 game shots.

Doo Club Fanciers 3-6 Commercial Inn Juniors, Top shot saw one of the leagues top lady players Kathy Henderson finishing on the bulls eye with a cracking 70 take out.

Murray bar Crofters 3-6 Cawburn Steamers, the visiting team may just have thrown a life line to the chasing pack in the Championship league as the Crofters falter a thing that has not happened many time so far this season, (is the pressure mounting) only time will tell, big Craig Jack will have his players all and ready for next weeks action of that I am sure!

Tower bar Knight 7-2 Letham Bowlers, two very valuable points for the Knights of Craigshill especially with the leaders crashing and burning at home, will this be enough though to catch the Crofters the next few weeks will tell!

 

4th March, Dreghorn & District darts league results,

Irvine Parks B.C. 5-5 Towerlands ‘B’.

Towerlands ‘A’ 6-4 Crown Inn, Margaret Ferguson leading the finishing stats in this match up with an excellent ton plus finish of 108, William Laird going out in a steady 17 dart game for the home side, for the visitors it saw David Millar firing in the quickest game of the evening a rock solid 16 darter, Dean McQuarrie on target with a 20 dart game.

Alton  ‘A’ 8-2 Three Craws, top games coming by way off, Davie Tennant with 19 darter, as was B Wallace also finishing in 19 darts, Graham McConnell two darts better going out in 17 & 20 arrows, Hannah Bell finishing in a rock steady 21 darts.

Irvine Water Sports Club 1-9 Alton’B’ top action from this league match had Robert Povah finishing in 17 deadly arrows.

R&A Sports bar 2-8 Sports bar, lots of top action in this match and leading the statistics was, John McLauchlan with 14 & 21 darts and a maximum 180 score as well, three players on target with 16 dart games and these were, Kevin McInrue Jnr, Graham Ferguson and Jamie Curran all with excellent 16 dart games, Grant McCauley solid 21 dart game, and on the maximum trail it had Andy Stewart rattling the red lipstick and recording a maximum 180.

 

3rd March, New Cumnock Darts League Results,

Glenmuir 1-8 New Cumnock B.C. on the ocky it was the travellers who hit the big shot’s, Big Drew Callary firing in 19 & 21 dart games along with a maximum 180, Ronnie Sharp finishing in 21 darts and Willie Laird hitting the treble twenties to record yet another maximum 180 in the league.

Cumnock Jnrs 3-6 W.M.C. Bryan Neil, Richard Dalzell and A Salisbury  all on target with 19 darters, Steven McBride the only player to rattle the twenty bed firing in a full house to record a maximum 180.

Bridgend ‘B’ 1-8 Craighead.

Bridgend ‘A’ 2-7 Brewery bar, Les Balfour firing in a maximum 180 along with a 18 darter, Owen McNiven with the fastest game recorded in the league a superb 13 dart game,

Mauchline 6-3 Coach House, fast games coming by way off, D Patterson with a 19 darter, Paul Bryden two quick games going out in 18 & 21 arrows and finishing on a cracking ton plus game shot of 129, Jim McCutcheon finishing in 20 darts and firing in a maximum 180 as well.

 

2nd March, Jay Millar who plays for the Kirknewton Innkeepers in the West Calder & District Monday night league was in action representing Aberdeen in the Scottish Deaf Darts Association competition held in Dundee this week end, Jay with partner Daniel Morrison had been on fire in the doubles competition recording some tremendous legs of arrows on their way to the grand final firing in 4x17 darters, 3x18 darters, 2x19 dart games, only just losing out to Glasgow in the Grand Final, in the four person team event they finished 2nd in the league, which had teams from Dundee A, Glasgow B, Fife B, and recording wins of 4-0 against Glasgow B and Fife A, the final saw an all Dundee affair with their A team defeating the B team 4-2.

 

2nd March, West Lothian Inter-town League (report from Mr John Somerville)

Only the one match this week and it saw a close encounter on the ocky with Fauldhouse ‘B’ just edging the match defeating Fauldhouse ’A’ by a solitary point 13-12, top action from the ocky came by way off, Kevin McMahon & Patrick McDonald firing in 23 dart legs of 601 for 26+ dart average in the doubles, Alan McDonald on target with a 20 darter in the singles which is a 501 game for a 25 dart average, Alex McPheat even faster finishing power rattling in a 18 dart game for a 27+ dart average, Jamie Bishop firing in the only maximum 180 score of the day,  other league matches are being played next week. So at the moment it has Fauldhouse ‘B’ 40 Points, Fauldhouse ‘A’ 38 Points, Polbeth 37 Points, Pumpherston ‘B’30 Points, Pumpherston ‘A’ 24 Points, And the Ladies on 6 Points.

 

2nd March, Greater Glasgow Co-Coordinator Mr Neilie Campbell with a few words from yesterday’s action in the Inter Counties South of Scotland area, Good morning everybody!
We required a no nonsense display against Clackmannanshire in our last county game of the season and boy did we get one!
What a fantastic bunch of people you lot are, a collection of winners, a collection of champions, no superstars and no pre Madonna’s just a collection of friends who have quickly grown together and moulded into a team that has so much strength and character and created this barrier that our opponents have found it impossible to penetrate this season, Clackmannan were no different than any other county and gave a solid performance against us but they, as other teams did, found us to be far to strong and resolute to be broken down.
Ladies ‘B’ Result, a struggling Yvonne Quinn got us off to a poor start in a 0-2 defeat but Laura Ross kick started our day with an inspiring 2-0 win to get us back level, then it was June time, June Mccallum once again delivered for the crew with a 2-0 win  and we are on our way to our ladies B first win of the season because Voni Duff was on last and she was not in the mood to lose and came through with a hard fought 2-0 victory, well done to our ladies ‘B’ 3-1 winners.

 Men’s ‘B’ Result, The Badger! A 24.64 ave and a 3-0 win, hold your head high Craig Abernethy who has had a fantastic season for us, next up its Dunky otherwise known as Tracey Wyper once again our chairman delivers with a solid 3-1 win, an off form David Park lost out to the classy fifer Connor Allan in a tight match, Gerry Mourinho Greenwood was  fourth man up for us and once again shows us all just how classy a player he is with an excellent 3-1 win, Brian Mccuaig showed us all yesterday just how much his game has improved with a superb 3-2 win over Davie Hanson and a 22.86 dart ave, and Dean Fitch does what Dean usually does and gets the job done with a comfortable win despite loosing 2 legs, Men’s ‘B’ 5-1 winners.

 Ladies ’A’ Result,  Once again a rather off form Laura Grant grinds out a 3-0 win as does Macphee Llornax who had to work  hard for her 3-0 victory, Lynn Cowan lost out to their best woman of the day Marion Scott by 1-3, but then Jordan McNally had a solid 3-0 win to get us back on track, Margaret Ferguson had an impressive 19.78 dart average in her 3-0 win and then it's Suzzy time a 23.86 dart average from Susana McGimpsey and 3-0 win making sure of Scotland's number 1 spot stays with Susanna, you are an absolute legend Susanna! No higher accolade Ladies ‘A’ 5-1 winners.

 Men's ‘A’ Result, this match got off to a flier with the rock solid Michael Sheehan winning  4-1 win with 24.91 ave, Brian Tennant up next and a superb 4-0 win who was extremely impressive in his first 2 legs, John Mccallum had an impressive 25.14 dart ave in his 4-1 victory, then it was without question the game of the day, Jim Mitchell grinding out a 4-3 victory over John Connal with an absolutely wonderful display of darts, fabulous scoring and finishing to die for, what a display from Jim to win the deciding leg with 14 darts and a 27.81 ave, breathtaking Mr Mitchell ( and to think wee Dunky had offered to help this old man on to the stage !)  then the reliable John Williamson steps up to record a 4-1 win to give us a 5-0 lead including a fabulous 127 out shot, Next up was Jnr yes George Collumb Jnr went off like a train and a cracking15 dart leg but Craig Baxter came back to win with a solid display, team captain William Laird had to dig deep to grind out a 4-2 win and a cracking 25.08 ave, the evergreen Ronnie Sharp  was involved in a cracker but a few loose darts in the last leg cost Ronnie the set, Andrew Callary Jnr was also involved in a cracker and at 2-3 down it was all or nothing and a superb revival and Andy wins 4-3 with a  24.22 dart average, then it's HELLO time as George Collumb Snr took to the ocky to record a 4-0 win with a 25.05 ave and a superb record of played 6 won 6 and off to the Masters he will go and in my opinion our player of the year, Andrew Broll was also involved in a cracker and a fighting  4-3 victory in a " win ugly " situation well done Andrew, Big Drew Callary had 9 darts on the floor in this match and a 3-4 defeat, but even with all those arrows on the floor he still kept grinding away, sums up this crew really, Men’s ‘A’ 9-3 winners.

 

Thank you each and every one of you for being part of this wonderful crew we have, I was part of " the crew " the last time we won this championship many years ago and although not certain of the championship outcome this season I know winners when I see them and believe me you people are winners, each and every one of you.
(Mon the Crew) Big Neillie Campbell.

 

1st March, Bathgate Friday night league at it was the J Boyle 5 person team event, and it saw Bathgate’s Glenmavis B.C. ‘A’ Edging out the Lammies team from Armadale in the grand final, William Borland only maximum 180 recorded or reported so far!

 

25th Feb, West Calder & District Darts League,

As February comes to a close it has the Crofters from Polbeth who play out of the Murray bar keep a tight grip on the top position in the Championship league, this week it saw the Crofters winning 8-1 against the leagues only lady team the Doo Club Fanciers.

 

Deans B.C. Golden Oldies losing out to Fred Hamilton’s team the Stirrup Stane Indians from Craigshill by 3 games to 6.

 

Commercial Inn Jnrs 5-4 Letham Bowlers from Craigshill looks like this was real tussle and the home side just edging it.

 

Cawburn Steamers and the Tower bar Knights fought out another tough one to call but it saw Gerry Hughes team just edging it 5-4 for a valuable two points

Couple of special mentions and these go to, Big Geordie Dryburgh from the Golden Oldies of Deans Village finishing on a tasty shanghai 120 game shot, John Sandison from the Steamers cracking ton plus finish of a 114 take out, Derek Yule for the Commercial inn Jnrs with a rock solid 84 game shot and team mate Jason Rae getting in on the action with a 75 take out, Jim Purse captain of the Commercial Inn Jnrs firing in a maximum 180 score,  and fast doubles game coming from the Crofters of Polbeth with Craig Jack & Ben Hart finishing in 19 darts.

 23rd Feb, And the Bob Hall Memorial competition was held in the Royal British Legion in Bathgate and 40+ dart players toed the ocky to try and win this memorial competition, the last eight players saw, John Kirk 3-2 John Davie, Andy Thomson Jnr 3-2 Darren Gray, Andy Davidson 3-0 John Sandison, Scott Baillie 3-1 Willie Wilson, and now there were four left to battle it out for the title, and the semi finals which were now the best of 7x501went like this, Andy Thomson Jnr 4-0 John Kirk, Andy Davidson 4-0 Scott Baillie, and here it was the two Andy’s toeing the ocky to try and annex this title which is played in memory of one of West Lothian’s top players from yester year, and in a superb final it saw Andy Davidson claim the title with a fighting 4-2 victory over Andy Thomson Jnr, it takes two make a great final and without a doubt these were the top two players on the day as they did what no one else did they hit more doubles! Also many thanks to the hard working committee of Liz McLean and William Wilson and of course the main sponsor for this event the Royal British Legion of Bathgate with out committee’s and sponsors these events can not take place, once again well done to all who attended this memorial event I am sure Bob would have been looking down and saying not the way I would have gone for that shot out, well done everyone., Only statistics I have are for the gallant runner up Andy T who fired in 4x180’s along with a cracking 177 score and finishes of 122& 101, John Sandison was in good form on the day firing in games finished in 17-18-20 darts, along with 92 & 76 game shots, I’m sure there are many more so if anyone has some stats they can send me please do (much appreciated)

 

22nd Feb, New Cumnock & District Darts League.

Bridgend ‘A’ 2-7 New Cumnock B.C’ Only a couple of games to report here and it saw a brace of 20 darters recorded by Big Drew Callary & Jim Mitchell.

 Craighead 7 -2 Mauchline, lot of hot action on the ocky in this match up and it had  Bert Ross finishing in 18 darts, Scott Mc Pheators only one dart more going out in 19 darts, Robert Parker then finishing in 20 darts, top doubles action saw the pairing of  Stephen Thom & Craig Nicol taking 17 darts.

W.M.C. 8 -1`Glenmuir, Richard Dalzell on target with a maximum 180,  A. Salisbury finishing a fast game with a 16 darter, Darren Findlater taking out a game in 18 darts, Michael Bennett solid game of arrows finishing in 21 darts.

Bridgend ‘B’ 0 -9 Cumnock Jnrs.

Next Friday March the 1st has, Glenmuir v N.C.B.C., Cumnock Jnrs v W.M.C, Bridgend ‘B’ v Craighead, Bridgend ‘A’ v Brewery Bar and Mauchline v Coach House.

 

22nd Feb, Bar Yellow in Cumbernauld had a superb entry for their open competition with 70+ entries, and it was Ryan Murray from Lothian who just edged out Brian Mccuaig in a cracking final.

 

22nd Feb, Couple of snippets to be added to league tables last Saturday N.T.S.O. saw Grant Lyle keeping his good form going firing in 15&18 darters along with a ton plus 106 game shot.

 

22nd Feb, Only result I have heard from the Bathgate league is Glenmavis ‘A’ 5-4 Corrie bar, some excellent shooting from players from both teams, Andy Thomson on target with a maximum 180 and a 20 darter, Marc Campbell also with identical matches with a maximum 180 and also finishing in 20 darts, Jamie Banks Jnr rock solid 97 take out, old man of Armadale darts saw Mick Burke finishing on a two rock steady game shots of 94 & 92, team mate Ian Battison also on target firing in a solid 92 game shot as well.

 

21st Feb, Action from the Greater Glasgow Premier League which is held in the Fairfield club in Govan saw some teriffic action on all the ockies, remembering these matches are played over the best of 16x601 and every game worth a point to the team, The Bridge and the W.D.140’S fought out a 8-8 draw, Neil’s team kept up the preasure on the top team with a superb 13-3 victory over the team from Pockets, Joe McWoods returned a cracking score line of 12-4 over the Ashfield, league leaders the Fairfield club under the captaincy of Willie Laird found the going extremely tough and at 1-5 down to the Wee Crew things did not look to bright, however a rally in the next half saw them come away with a fighting 10-6 win the Wee Crew must be wondering what happened in the second half of the match!

So teams and points at this stage of the leagues proceedings are like this, Fairfield 126 points, Neil’s 114 points, The Wee Crew 103 points, Hello 95 points, WD140’S 89 points, Bridge 85 points, Joe McWoods 84 points, Ashfield 80 points, Pockets 56 points, but as every team is taking points from everyone else the run in for the final quarter of this superb league should be very interesting indeed!

 

18th Feb, Local West Lothian players who play in the Airdrie dart leagues have just secured their place in the league Triples final to be played later in the season Scott Baillie, Andy Thomson Jnr and Thommo Smith, Andy with a maximum 180 and a 120 game shot and Thommo finishing on a rock solid 94 helping them along the way to secure a final place.

 

18th Feb, Dreghorn & District dart League results,

Crown Inn 8-2 R&A Sports Bar, top action from this match up had, Dean McQuarrie rattling in a 19 darter, John McLauchlan two darts better with a cracking 17 dart game, David Millar getting in on the action with a ton plus game shot of a 102, Only maximum 180 scorer was Liam Dean who rattled the treble twenty bed.

 

Alton ‘A’ 9-1 Irvine Water Sports Club, Dave Tennant with two fast games finishing in 20&21 darts, Graeme Mcconnell on target with a maximum 180 score, And for the ladies it saw Lorraine Winton giving the travelling ladies something to cheer with a cracking win.

 

Towerlands ‘B’ 3-7 Alton ‘B’ some excellent shot’s in this match with Stephan Hogg leading the way with a ton plus finish of 118 and also recording a maximum 180, Kevin McKinney was in superb form recording a brace of 171 scores along with the fastest recorded game an excellent 15 darter along with 108 take out.

 

Sports Bar 8-2 Irvine Parks B.C., Grant McCauley with the fastest game in this match a 16 dart game, Jamie Curran only one dart more going out on 17 deadly arrows also hitting the red lipstick with superb accuracy recording a maximum 180, Ian Gunion Jnr finishing in 18 darts, Wullie McCann ton plus game shot of 102 the top game shot recorded.

 

Three Craws 3-7 Towerlands ‘A’ Now the last time these two teams met the Three Craws turned the Towerlands team over, however this time it saw the travellers take the points on offer some very close matches only the doubles in the end the difference between the teams top games came from, Tony Crancher with a brace of fast games finishing with two 20 darters, Joe Balentyne also going out in 20 darts, as did Margaret Ferguson who was also on target with a rock solid 20 darter, One of the elder statesmen of the Ayrshire dart scene yes Ronnie Sharp showing age is nothing in this sport of ours finishing on a 106 ton plus game shot for the best out shot of the night, Now just for information the Towerlands team were missing their front man who was sunning himself in Portugal (thought you had to have a doctors line to miss a match) and though it is big shoes to fill? It saw Big Neillie Campbell step up to the ocky and get the visitors of to a great start, wonder if our missing player will be back next week or perhaps he has found a nice sunny location as in a step! To sit on LOL.

 

18th Feb, And action from the West Calder & District dart league which held their annual 301 singles competition which is played the good old fashioned way with a double start a real dart players game! On the night some superb performances from a lot of players, First up saw Denise Bird of East Calder just edging out Mary Clark of Kirknewton in the ladies singles final, Denise with the fastest ladies game with a superb 15 dart leg.

 

18th Feb, The W.C.D.D.L. Men’s Championship saw William Borland take the title beating the evergreen Gordon Bruce in a cracking final, This was William’s second title in three years, Now some superb scores recorded on the night and it saw William Borland firing in 2 x170’s along with a supporting set of finishes which were quite simply superb just by them selves and these were 141-136-124-101take outs, Gordon Bruce was no slouch himself recording a cracking 156 kill shot along with a 112 kill shot he also finished and remember these are 301 double starts matches games finished in 9 & 12 darts take outs, Also joining in on the big finishes was a former two times league singles champion John Kirk with a cracking 131 via 51-Top’s Top‘s, Ian Stevenson also with two excellent game shots of 120 & 96 take outs and 11&9 dart games, N (Jason) Rae with a shanghai on the twenties for a 120 game shot and also a 9 darter, Kirknewton’s William Millar with a rock solid 92 game shot, Boris from the Loganlea Colliers getting in on the action with a 10 darter, and the only maximum score recorded on the night went to Mark Lee with a 180 score.

 

17th Feb, Nice to see the Disability Darts Scotland stand at the venue with Mr Ted McMillan the Scottish Winmau rep in attendance, lot of interest about this venture and hopefully disability darts organisations will be formed through out Scotland in the very near future, as many will be aware the Ayrshire branch held the first Open in Kilmarnock recently with Big Drew Callary taking the title of champion for 2019, The Ayrshire branch will be holding a branch meeting on the 27th Feb at 7pm in O’Shannon’s bar in Kilmarnock, if you can make it along all are welcome as the committee will be speaking about where the branch is going in the near future with competitions and leagues in the pipe line.

 

17th Feb, Always nice to see a few old friends in attendance at the Scottish and of course meet a few new ones! But one person I must mention was Armadale’s Mick Burke, not quite sure how he managed to shake of his carer! Or perhaps he actually got a day release pass! Anyway if what I am hearing is true he may well have taken back the crown of Armadale’s number one dartist now there is a gauntlet thrown down to Scott Baillie, one waits with baited breath to see how the outcome of this challenge goes will the old evergreen Mick who just about has the power to project his arrows into the good old flock board (just) manage to hold onto the title or will young gun Scott Baillie be up to the challenge of taking the crown from the old man (lol)

 

17th Feb, Scottish Open Doubles, and it saw the pairing of Graham Morrison & Jim Mitchell getting a wee run going winning 3-0, 3-2, 3-0, 3-2 before losing out in the last 16 to international pairing of Chris Landman & Martjin Kleemaker And just for a wee bit of info it saw Graham and Jim firing in 6 sub 18 dart games on their wee run with 14 the best however it was at 2-2 with Chris & Martjin it saw the international pairing rattling in a fantastic 11 darter to put Jim & Graham‘s run to an end, on the day Morrison & Mitchell rattled in 14-16-16-17-17-18 darters not to shabby for a scratch pairing! And it saw the international pairing make it through to the grand final where they just lost out to Cody Harris & Diogo Portela, In the Men’s championship it saw Wesley Harms take the title defeating Cody Harris in the grand final and for the Ladies it was three time world champion Lisa Ashton who edged out Sharon Fallock in the grand final.

 

16th Feb, Scottish Open, ahh perhaps not a lot to report as most of us took early baths in the first couple of rounds!

 

16th Feb, Harleys Sky Bar in Rutherglen was the venue and under the watchful eyes of Kate Monaghan and ably assisted by John No Nonsense Jamieson they kept this tournament running smoothly and with an excellent turn out with 50+ it was once again another feather in Kate’s cap as she certainly keeps the competitions coming in the Rutherglen area, and it was James Simpson who claimed the title and the winners purse, losing out in the final was Tam Mcc and semi finalists had Stephan Carson & Colin Nicol receiving £50 for their efforts on the day.

 

16th Feb, Not the Scottish Open which was held in Pumpherston at the Cawburn Sports bar under master of ceremonies Mr Kirk Gordon it saw Graeme Bird take the title with a superb 6-5 victory over Colin Millar and when you consider Graeme Was 0-5 down in a race to 6 this was a tremendous achievement. In the Ladies final it saw Mary Clark of Kirknewton defeating Lynne Sybbald in another thrilling final.

 

15th Feb, Another top night of entertainment as the R&A Sports bar in Irvine under the banner of Wullie Burns darts promotions and of course his hard working committee, They had two excellent professionals on show, From the North of England there was Big Robbo the Pride of the Tyne Mr Gary Robson, and the one and only the man they call Silverback Mr Tony O’Shea, they mingled with the crowd posed for photos, played lots of players and quite simply they entertained in a cracking venue, well organised and two gentlemen of the ocky put on an excellent show and with a crowd of roughly a hundred in attendance a good night was had by all.

 

15th Feb, Bathgate Friday night league results.

Coppies ‘A’ 5-4 Lammies Bar ‘B’

Old Wine Store4-5 Glenmavis B.C. ‘B’

Kirknewton Innkeepers 7-2 Glenmavis ‘A’

Couple of top shots from the leagues action saw Wullie Wilson finishing a tidy 116 take out, another player finishing on a ton plus was Peter Laverty with a cracking 109 game shot, John Brogan with a brace of good take outs with 94 & 106 finishes John also firing in a rock solid 19 darter.

 

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.

Deans B.C. Golden Oldies 4-5 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

/

/

/

/

/

/

/

/

 

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

/

/

/

/

/

/

/

/

 

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

+/_

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