ever score of 180 in the (Calamity Jane's)Ladies Summer League.
and well done, and even more so when you realise her oponent had just recorded a 140 herself so what a reply fabulous shooting
from this lady. Once again my hat is doffed in salute , excellent shooting.
Fiona Clark recording the first maximum 180
in the ladies summer league.
CHANGES TO LEAGUE TABLES!
UPDATED on Tuesday 29ty July 2014 (Jim M)
top check outs -Maximums-Fast Games- from all leagues are being updated.
The Fast Games league table which is 20 darts or less
along with the High Finishes league table 75 or above and of course the Maximum league table scores from 171-180 are now more
condensed. The reason is simple if you are a member of the Monday night league as in W.C.D.D.L. your scores finishes etc will
be added , But if you were a member of the league your name will still be there for prosperity! The reason I have given up
on trying to get everyone in the area on them is simple the information just does not get sent in so as of now you have to
be a player in the W.C.D.D.L. TO BE ON THEM . However all the competitions in the area will of course be reported with winners
names etc etc but once again you really need to help out if you have information , so go on be a devil and send it in, won’t
cost much just a few moments of your time!
WELCOME TO THE SUMMER LEAGUE NEWS REPORTS.
To all who are brave enough to enter this web site which hopes to
bring you news of darting exploits of great throwing and sometimes perhaps extreme misses!
You will see that Summer leagues,
Singles competitions etc etc are now on their own pages. So go on why not check them out, you’re on the site anyway
and you might even read your own name and on that thought if you should see someone’s name missing and it should be
on here on one of the league tables for example. Please leave a message in the guest book or even get in touch with a web
master there are three of us. So don’t be shy come on in and have a browse!
After taking advice
from other web masters the guest book has reopened.
However if readers who take the time to leave messages in the guest
book do not leave their (real) name the messages will be deleted.
And as there are now three web masters who will follow
up suggestions and rectify mistakes if they are published wrongly!
in advance for your comments, and I am
sure other readers will also look forward to reading them also.
The web site motto is.
Day Without Laughter is a Day Wasted!
1/West Lothian are
reverting to their origanal team colours, Black & Red shirts!
I realise most of you will really miss the Purple!
2/Maybe Yes Maybe no! looks like the mens county 'A' teams will be playing 7 x 501 this
is being decided at
the next B.D.O. committee meeting this week end coming!the other teams will still play same format as before.
3/ Be Bad
Mitchell is no more? reason is very simple last week two different bar staff asked when he was approaching the
bar if it was pensioners rates!! I ask you! so Old Man Mitchell is now on line.
Train Times from Livingston North to Blackridge (county venue)
This is the train line from Edinburgh to Glasgow
Train Times for Blackridge if travelling
from Livingston North (example).
Two trains an hour and the journey time is only
a few minutes etc.
Also returning back the times are roughly every 30 mins right
up to the witching hour!
Price £6.40 Return, and when you consider from Livingston
bus station to Uphall costs £2.90 single
and I can vouch for this as that is what it costs for me to go to
the Volunteer where I played darts
for last season it is not bad is it!
Leave Livingston North 8.44 arrive Blackridge 8.57, journey
Leave Livingston North 9.10 arrive Blackridge 9.26, journey time
Leave Livingston North 9.45 arrive Blackridge 9.58, journey time 13minutes
Leave Livingston North 10.09 arrive Blackridge 10.26, journey time 17minutes
Leave Livingston North 10.42 arrive Blackridge10.56, journey time 14minutes
Leave Livingston North 11.10 arrive Blackridge 11.26, journey time 16minutes
Livingston North 11.42 arrive Blackridge 11.56, journey time 14minutes
North 12.09 arrive Blackridge 12.26, journey time 17minutes
Leaving Blackridge every 30 mins right up to last train which is 12.08 am for a return journey!
West Lothian County Officials
vice Captain, Karen Whyte
team Captain, Denise Bird
vice Captain, Davie Crawford
team Captain, William Harraughty
County Treasurer, Mary Walker
County Secretary, Karen Whyte
County assistant co-ordinator, Connie Bamburry
County co-ordinator, Michelle McLay
Vice Chairman, Johnny Walker
County Chairman, Jim Mitchell
New sponsors of the West Lothian
The Ridge Inn, Blackridge.
This new venue has sponsored the county
a substantial amount of funding for the season ahead.
on behalf of the committee and players in the county we say thank you for the sponsorship and look forward to playing in our/your
on that note I personally would like to say a huge thank you to our sponsors for the past two seasons The Doo Club in East Calder who were our sponsors for the past two seasons. Who were extremely
good hosts and always made the home team and visiting county team most welcome.
Lothian Youth Academy
west Lothian youths will start back on the first Sunday in September after the summer break. So once again many thanks to
the committee of the club who make this happen in The East Calder Doo Club.
Murray bar Open Singles.
Saturday saw some superb darting talent take to the ocky in Polbeth in yet another
tournament sponsored by the Murray bar!
players from the quarter finals with scores are as follows with winners names first. Gordon Bruce 3-2 Colin Hamilton. Jim
Mitchell 3-1 William Harraughty. Derek Cunningham 3-0 George Hay. Lynn Cowan 3-0 Jim McGeary.
Semi finals saw, Gordon Bruce 4-0 Jim Mitchell. Derek Cunningham
4-1 Lynn Cowan.
Final Derek Cunningham
5-4 Gordon Bruce.
Top scores from
the days play are as follows.
hitters William Borland 1 x 180, Micky Rice 1 x 180, Gordon Bruce 3 x 180, Jim McGeary 1 x 180, Jim Aitken 1 x 180.
Good finishes Jamie Banks (youth academy) 85
& 78 game shots. Colin Hamilton 104 &101 game shots. Derek Cunningham 121 game shot.
Quick games finished in 20 darts or less for averages above 25
Martin Deegan 18 darter.
Colin Hamilton 16 & 2 x 18 dart games. Jim McGeary games finished in 17 & 20 arrows. Jim Mitchell 20-16-13 darters.
Gordon Bruce 16-17-3 x 18 dart games. Derek Cunningham 12-13-17-17-18-18 dart games.
|Lanark Pairs Winners
|Will-I-AM Harraughty & Old Man Mitchell
LANARK OPEN PAIRS.
Friday the 25th July saw dart players converge on Lanark to take part in the open doubles which
was hosted by Jim Ash, And the Lanark Thistle Bowling Club. This competition saw Professional players, plus Scottish
Internationals and Scottish champions both past and present take to the ocky alongside top county players and local dart enthusiasts.
However when the the title was annexed
it was the pairing from West Lothian of William Harraughty of Whitburn and Old Man Mitchell from Livingston who took
the plaudits and the first prize of £200. Runners up were Jim Brown and William Kerrigan (hope names are spelt right)
Cracking night of darts and an excellent
venue with four boards in use. Lanark Thistle bowling club quite simple a great set up and run extremely well.
Remember folks if you see a name missing or
can help with any dart related news. There are three web masters, Colin Hamilton from the land that time may have forgot (Polbeth)
Kirk Gordon from somewhere North of the (Universe) the Livingston centre! Jim Mitchell who if he keeps going the way
he is, will be living on the internet! So feel free to drop any of us a line. t.y.
you’re a darts player that is!1st - 3rd August
Granite City Open, Menzies Hotel
August 10th S.D.A. A.G.M. Glen Bar in Perth
Monday August 11th W.C.D.D.L. A.G.M 7.30 for 8PM Venue
Doo Club East Calder.
August 15-17th Antwerp Open
August 16th Scottish Youth
Singles plus 18-25 age bracket Winmau World Masters qualifier, Glenrothes C.I.S.W.O. Club.
August 23rd West Lothian Grand Prix Venue Doo Club East Calder,
August 23rd Forfar Open,
Reid Hall Forfar
August 24th European Open, Airdrie Workings men Club Airdrie.
August 24th Bathgate & District A.G.M. Lammies bar 12.00
Saturday/Sunday 30th/31st August
NEW TOURNAMENT : Scottish Classic, Singles & Doubles : C.I.S.W.O. Club Glenrothes
September West Lothian Grand Prix Venue Volunteer Arms Uphall, date to be confirmed
October 4th W.L.
County travel to West Ayrshire
Saturday! October West Lothian Grand Prix Venue Murray bar Polbeth, date to be confirmed
November 1st W.L. County home to Lanarkshire
November 8th West Lothian Grand Prix Venue Paraffin Lamp Livingston, (oops Berwick Week end) will speak to
Novemebr 29th W.L. County travel
away to Ayrshire
January 18th W.L.County home to Borders
February 7th W.L. County
travel away to Lothians
March W.L. County host Renfrewshire
County travel away to Greater Glasgow date
Well with the league now finished and with over 40 weeks of play under our belts it was great
to see so many of the league players attend the presentation night, especially as we are now slap bang in the middle of the
holiday period and obviously the school holidays.But without
any shadow of a doubt the biggest cheer and an absolute crescendo of noise was when the entire hall erupted in applause for
one of the leagues committee Mr John Kirk who is the match secretary and he did an absolutely fabulous job , with two divisions
and some pubs having two teams and then the teams might have not been in the same league he certainly had to put his thinking
cap on and he did it magnificently in getting the league running order on its way. Also a big thank you must also go to our
newest member of the league committee Mr John McDonald who has taken over as our league secretary this past year.And once again a huge thank you to all the team captains, delegate who got their teams to the
end of the season 15 teams started the season 15 teams finished the season and when you count the competition nights plus
exhibition event the league lasted for 42 week a fantastic achievement for all of us to cross the last ocky together.
once again can I take this opportunity on behalf of the league to say thank you to the Doo Club in East Calder for their
fabulous support to the darts in the area, it is very much appreciated.
To George snr!, George
jnr! and all the ladies who make the competition nights go so well even if you are asking us to dig deep for those
football cards etc! T.Y.
The running order of the champions presented with their trophies and titles is as follows,
Presentation running order!
K.O.Cup R/up, Volunteer Highway men. K.O.
Cup Winners, Doo Club Flyers.
Four Man team R/up,
Central bar Rebels Four. Man Team Winners, Doo Club Flyers.
Christmas Singles S/f, Rex Brady,Volunteer Highway Men.
Christmas Singles S/f,Graham Borland, Doo ClubFlyers.
Christmas Singles R/up, Jim Mitchell,Volunteer Highway
Christmas Singles Champion,Stevie Scott,Paraffin
Match Play Doubles R/up, Gordon Bruce
& Stevie Scott, Paraffin Lamp Brigands
Champions, Jim Mitchell & Colin Robertson, Volunteer Highway Men.
301 Singles S/F, Jim Mitchell, Volunteer Highway Men.
301 Singles S/F, Rex Brady, Volunteer Highway Men.
301 Singles R/UP, Stevie Scott, Paraffin Lamp Brigands.
301 Singles Champion, Davie Aitken, Murray bar Nomads
.Three Person Team R/up, Colin Kelly-Gordon Bruce-Stevie Scott, Paraffin Lamp Brigands.
Three Person Team Champions, Stevie Duncan-Derek Carmichael-Stevie Carty, Almondvale Pirates.
Jocky Watson Four Person Team R/up, Doo Club Flyers.
Jocky Watson Four Person Team Champions, Volunteer Highway
Champion of Champions S/f, Craig Forrest,
Champion of Champions S/f, Graham
Borland, Doo Club Flyers.
Champion of Champions R/up,
Brian Mairs, Uphall Station Chalkers.
Champions, Winner, Davie Aitken, Murray bar Nomads.
S/f, Davie Cluness, Uphall Station Chalkers.
S/f, Colin Robertson, Volunteer Highway Men.
R/up, Colin Hamilton, Murray bar Nomads.
Champion, Jim Mitchell, Volunteer, Highway Men.
R/up Denise Bird, Doo Club Fanciers.
Champion, Yvonne Wilson, Stirrup Stane Cowboys.
Singles S/f, Graham Borland, Doo Club Flyers.
Singles S/f, David Aitken, Murray bar Nomads.
Singles R/up, Scott Baker, Central bar Rebels.
Singles Champion, William Harraughty, Doo Club Flyers.
League R/up, Brucefield Farmers from Bells Quarry.
Winners, Tower Bar Knights from Craigshill.
League R/up, Doo Club Flyers from East Calder.
Premier League Champions, Volunteer Highway Men from Uphall.
On the night only one raffle prize and with the money raised being split
between the W.C.D.D.L. & the Youths, It saw the bottle (big bottle Bells Whisky)so kindly donated by Bunny &
Craig Forrest from the Brucefield Farmers raise £100 in raffle tickets, and then the winner put the bottle back up for
auction and a further £21 was raised. Well done all of you who bought a ticket the monies were split £50 to the
W.C.D.D.L. and £71 going into the youth bank account.