Web Site Readers
(and I know there are
two of you)
BIG THANK YOU.
To the West Calder & District Darts League for their financial support on the upkeep
of this web site.
At the delegates meeting there were many teams who came with financial support. However at the meeting
it was proposed by the captain of the Murray bar Nomads Mr John Bruton that perhaps the league should pay for the subscription
costs. This was passed unanimously and so thanks to the generosity of the Monday night league this web site stays open.
So dart players if you have news from
league matches, cup games, in-house competitions, Charity event, Players getting hitched! Or perhaps a player being crowned
your player of the season drop a line and let’s gives credit where credit is due! anything which involves the art of
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facts and events as they happen throughout the area.
Murray bar Open Saturday 18th April
Hope to see you all there!
NEW COMPETITION ON THE CARDS
Once again it is proposed that a Friday night league would run from the Doo Club in East Calder
Same format as the last ones (Winter & Spring leagues) each match 5 x 501. Looking for 24 players!
If enough interest is there we would have two leagues again with players playing everyone
in their respective leagues and the top eight would then progress to the Grand Finals. The last 16 would play off for monetary
prizes. £200 guaranteed to the winner. Looking to start on Friday 25th April finishing on Friday the 6th June.
So if anyone would like to enter please leave
your name in the guest book just like before. Cheers
1/ Jim Mitchell. 2/ Colin Robertson. 3/ Stephan Colthart.4/
William Harraughty. 5/ John Kirk. 6/ Martin Deegan. 7/ Billy Davidson. 8/ Chris Dodds. 9/ Rex Brady. 10/ Graham Borland.11/
Gordon Bruce.12/Derek Penn. 13/Jimmy Woods.14/Billy Stirling. 15/Graeme Bird. 16/Derek Bird. 17/Stephan Morrans.18/Scott Livingston.
19/ Davie Jamieson.20/ Bob Hall 21/Sean Hanlon 22/Ryan Little 23/ Kevin Galbraith24/ Paul Weir 25/Craig Hume 26/
Callum Wilkinson/27?/ 28?/
Anyone else interested!!!!
|Mr Jamie Fleming (sponsor)
|Jim Mitchell 2014 Champion
|Mr Jamie Fleming with Grand Finalist's
|John Somerville & Jim Mitchell
The second annual running of this event was held in the Murray bar in Polbeth, And once again the
good and the optimistic came to take part in this competition which included no fewer than twelve current or former county
players in the mix which was played over 5 x 501 in the early stages then as the competition progressed the matches became
longer with 7 x 501 in the semi finals and 9x501 in the grand final.
Players making it to the last eight and now in the prize
monies with each match now earning them more of their share in the prize fund saw the scores are as follows.
John Somerville 3—0 Wullie
Burns. Jim Quinn 3-2 Jim Aitken.
William Harraughty 3-0 Colin Robertson. Jim Mitchell 3-2 Davie Aitken.
The semi fians saw John Somerville
4-2 Jim Quinn, Jim Mitchell 4-3 William Harraughty.
With Mitchell winning the grand final and claiming the George Fleming
Trophy along with the first prize of £150 getting the better of his opponent John Somerville 5-0 in the final though
John did take home a well earned £80 for his gallant efforts.
Other players earning monies saw William Burns, Jim
Aitken, Colin Robertson
and Davie Aitken each receive £10 apiece,
Semi finalist collecting £40 each
Jim Quinn of Harthill and William Harraughty from Whitburn.
Top games recorded on the day saw William Harraughty, Colin Robertson,
Jim Quinn, Neil Dempsey all firing in maximum 180’s.
Top finishes came by way of William Harraughty 87-100
and a cracking shanghai on the twenties for a 120 game shot. Colin Robertson finishes of 106 and 117 to his credit.
Aitken finishes of 75 and 97 take outs. Polbeth’s Colin Hamilton cracking 76 and a
superb 133 finishes. Neil Dempsey
from Greater Glasgow fired in a superb 123 game shot
via 57-34-32 superb shooting. Mitchell 80-81-85 and 101 game shots.
games with darts being used having to be under 20 arrows or less saw,
William Harraughty 17-18-18-19 darters, Colin
Robertson 15-15-20-20 dart games,
Colin Hamilton 2 x 18 darters. Whitburns Callum Wilkinson rock solid 19 dart game,
Harthill’s Jim Quinn 19 darter, Polbeth’s top arrow smith Davie Aitken 19 and 20 dart games,
14-15-16-17-18 dart games.
Once again big thank you to the Murray bar from Polbeth for hosting this annual event, and of course
the Fleming family for putting up the memorial shield in memory of Mr George Fleming a well respected member of the community
and business man in the local area.
Night Singles Championship.
The prestige’s men’s title went to Alan Chuck Norris from the Crown Bar in Bo’Ness
in the final he overcame his team mate Ian Robertson. The Ladies championship was won by Deans Village lady player Alison
Duncan who got the better of Michelle McLay from Green Rigg in the grand final.
Congratulations to both Alan & Alison their championship victories,
Commiserations to Ian
Four Person Teams Update.
Well the league held it’s four’s
competition on Monday night and some superb accuracy was shown throughout the evening as the top arrow flingers in the league
went head to head.
This competition is run on the same format as a league match but with a slight twist!
consist of 4 singles matches of 3 x 501 then 2 doubles matches once again 3x501 however should
the score stand at 3-3
after these matches a single leg of 1001 team match would
decide the eventual winner.On the night we had four teams qualifying
for the finals night next Monday
and they are, Doo Club Flyers, Murray bar Nomads, Paraffin Lamp Brigands and
Volunteer Highway Men.
Players firing in maximums were Colin Hamilton 1x180. Martin Deegan 2 x 180. Martin Balfour 1
x 177 (remember any score over 171 stands as maximum in this league as we have nineteen players!)
John Brett 1
x180. Kyle Gilmour 1 x180. John Kirk 1 x 180. Mitchell 2 x 180.
Top finishes were recorded from Peter Hastings from the
Highlanders with 85 & 89 game shots.
Jamie Fleming from the Nomads of Polbeth 83 game shot. Mitchell 100 &130
But the top game shot of the night belonged to Martin Balfour from the West Calder Rebel's
superb 135 game shot.
Fast games recorded in 20 arrows or less fired in by Colin Robertson 17 & 19 darters.
John Charleston 17 darts. Martin Balfour from the Rebels of West Calder cracking 15 dart game.
Kirk Gordon 19 arrow
game from the Cawburn Highlanders. Uphall Station player John Brett 16 dart game. Kyle Gilmour finishing in 19 arrows. Derek
Bird two cracking games going out in 17 &18 arrows.
Mitchell 2 x 18 darters.
So next week should be a cracker with some of the top players from throughout the county lining
up against each other, could be fireworks who knows!
Bathgate Friday night league
The 5 Person team event was held and the finalist saw the Crown bar from Bo’Ness take the
title from the 32 Club from Shott’s. Winning team players were Alan Kerr, Davey Kerr, Brian Donaldson, Ian Robertson,
and Scott McLeod. The runners up from the 32 Club were Jimmy Graham, Alan Gardener, Wullie Glen, Jocky McLaren, and Spencer.
Final score saw the Crown winning the title 3 games to 1.
W.C.D.D.L. Rough Guide not exact but pretty close!
|Premier League||PLAYED||WON||LOST||FOR ||AGAINST||DIFFER||POINTS|
|Volunteer Highway Men||22||22||0||152||46||+106||44|
|East Calder ‘A’ Flyers||22||16||6||126||72||+54||32|
|Uphall S.B.C. Chalkers||22||15||7||106||92||+14||30|
|Tower Bar Knights||19||17||2||121||50||+71||34|
|Stirrup ‘A’ Cowboy's||18||12||7||98||73||+25||24|
|Stirrup ‘B’ Indians||19||9||10||91||80||+9||18|
Calder ‘B’ Fanciers||19||5||14||57||114||-57||10|
‘B’ Oilers||17||1||16||38||115||-77||2|Scottish Dart Averages taken from the official B.D.O. web site.
Men's County 'A' Teams positions.
For this season.
Men's County 'B' League positions.
Ladies 'A' Team Positions.
Ladies 'B' Team Positions.
From the B.D.O. rankings of 150 men players in the Scottish South section
West Lothian players positions and their
dart averages etc only. Mens 'A'.
|16||Michael Rice||West Lothian||SS||A||4||3||6||25.96||28.96|
|19||James Mitchell||West Lothian||SS||A||6||5||6||23.85||28.85|
|41||John Charleston||West Lothian||SS||A||6||4||6||22.66||26.66|
|53||Graeme Bird||West Lothian||SS||A||6||4||6||21.52||25.52|
|58||Steven Scott||West Lothian||SS||A||6||3||6||22.39||25.39|
|68||Graham Borland||West Lothian||SS||A||6||3||6||21.76||24.76|
|82||Martin Deegan||West Lothian||SS||A||6||2||6||21.65||23.65|
|108||William Harraughty||West Lothian||SS||A||5||0||6||21.62||21.62|
|109||Alan Henry||West Lothian||SS||A||2||0||6||21.60||21.60|
|119||Douglas Forrest||West Lothian||SS||A||1||0||6||21.05||21.05|
|127||James MacMillan||West Lothian||SS||A||4||1||6||19.42||20.42|
|128||Derek Lovelock||West Lothian||SS||A||2||0||6||20.41||20.41|
|134||Alexander McPheat||West Lothian||SS||A||1||0||6||20.07||20.07|
|136||Colin Robertson||West Lothian||SS||A||4||0||6||19.80||19.80|
|144||Colin Hamilton||West Lothian||SS||A||5||0||6||19.10||19.10|
|145||John Kirk||West Lothian||SS||A||5||0||6||18.89||18.89|
Ladies 'A' players positions from the top 100
|44||Margaret Bryce||West Lothian||SS||A||5||2||6||12.81||14.81|
|49||Denise Bird||West Lothian||SS||A||6||0||6||13.58||13.58|
|54||Connie Bamberry||West Lothian||SS||A||3||0||6||13.09||13.09|
|58||Isi Kay||West Lothian||SS||A||1||0||6||12.44||12.44|
|59||Jillian Speirs||West Lothian||SS||A||1||0||6||12.37||12.37|
|60||Christine McIntosh||West Lothian||SS||A||4||0||6||12.28||12.28|
|64||Michelle McLay||West Lothian||SS||A||1||0||6||11.83||11.83|
|66||Amy Whyte||West Lothian||SS||A||4||0||6||11.64||11.64|
|67||Janet Leggat||West Lothian||SS||A||2||0||6||11.61||11.61|
|68||Karen Whyte||West Lothian||SS||A||3||0||6||11.50||11.50|
|69||Avril Bird||West Lothian||SS||A||4||0||6||11.26||11.26|
|70||Fiona Clark||West Lothian||SS||A||2||0||6||10.77||10.77|
Men's 'B' Positions from top150.
|37||Alan Henry||West Lothian||SS||B||4||2||6||20.61||22.61|
|62||Callum Wilkinson||West Lothian||SS||B||4||2||6||18.93||20.93|
|68||Derek Lovelock||West Lothian||SS||B||3||1||6||19.42||20.42|
|72||William Borland||West Lothian||SS||B||4||2||6||18.31||20.31|
|74||Sean Robertson||West Lothian||SS||B||3||2||6||18.23||20.23|
|78||James MacMillan||West Lothian||SS||B||1||1||6||19.03||20.03|
|82||Mark Weir||West Lothian||SS||B||1||1||6||18.56||19.56|
|93||Gary Christie||West Lothian||SS||B||4||0||6||18.51||18.51|
|94||John Somerville||West Lothian||SS||B||2||1||6||17.49||18.49|
|99||Colin Hamilton||West Lothian||SS||B||1||1||6||17.08||18.08|
|120||William Bryce||West Lothian||SS||B||3||0||6||15.53||15.53|
|121||Hugh Rice||West Lothian||SS||B||3||0||6||15.14||15.14|
|122||David Crawford||West Lothian||SS||B||1||0||6||15.11||15.11|
Ladies 'B' positions from top 75.
|29||Karen Whyte||West Lothian||SS||B||3||1||6||12.30||13.30|
|33||Avril Bird||West Lothian||SS||B||1||0||6||12.96||12.96|
|39||Michelle McLay||West Lothian||SS||B||6||1||6||11.71||12.71|
|41||Jillian Speirs||West Lothian||SS||B||2||1||6||11.33||12.33|
|43||Christine McIntosh||West Lothian||SS||B||1||0||6||12.29||12.29|
|45||Isi Kay||West Lothian||SS||B||2||1||6||11.16||12.16|
|52||Catlin Borst||West Lothian||SS||B||1||0||6||11.18||11.18|
|55||Janet Leggat||West Lothian||SS||B||2||0||6||10.77||10.77|
|57||Mags Scott||West Lothian||SS||B||1||0||6||10.49||10.49|
|61||Fiona Clark||West Lothian||SS||B||2||0||6||9.89||9.89|
|62||Amy Whyte||West Lothian||SS||B||2||1||6||8.89||9.89|
Dates for the diary!
13th April Inverclyde Open
14th April W.C.D.D.L. Four Person competition
19th April Murray bar £300 Open Polbeth West Lothian 2pm toe ocky.
19th April Westsider Darts Open 2 West Side Plaza
Edinburgh EH14 2SW £200 in prize fund 12.30 registration
21st April W.C.D.D.L. Four Person competition
25th Independent Friday Singles League Doo Club begins
26th April West Lothian home to Ayrshire
28th April W.C.D.D.L. League matches resume!
May Independent Friday Singles League Doo Club
May Fife Open Glenrothes
May Fife Open Doubles and Youth competitions Glenrothes
7th May W.C.D.D.L. Delegates Meeting 7.30 for
8pm League trophies to be returned for engraving (please)
9th May Independent Friday Singles League Doo Club
10th May Super League
11th May Marie Curie Open Singles Sponsered by the Doo Club East Calder venue
Doo Club £500 prize fund
16th May Independent Friday Singles League Doo Club
17th May West Lothian Youth Open (Youth tour event) Upstairs
17th May Scottish Masters Qualifier Doo
23rd May Independent Friday Singles League Doo Club
24th May Race Night Doo Club 7.30 for county funds
25th May Airdrie Open Working Men’s Club
30th May Independent Friday
Singles League Doo Club
31st May County
Friendly match T.B.C.
6th June Independent Friday Singles League (Final) Doo Club
7th June Independent W. L. Grand Prix Paraffin Lamp 1.30 roll call
12th July Angus Youth Open
July, Independent W. L. Grand Prix event Murray
bar date T.B.C.
W. L. Grand Prix Doo Club date T.B.C.
Independent W. L. Grand Prix Volunteer Arms date T.B.C.
Independent W.L. Grand Prix Murray Bar date T.B.C.
November Independent W.L. Grand Prix Paraffin Lamp 1.30 roll call
Monday night results 7th April
Player of the Week award!
Now some people think that it is the same old players who fire in the big shot's but this week a lady player for
the Doo Club Fanciers was on target with not one but three high scores as follows (108-119-125) hats of to Fiona Laird this
weeks player of the week.
Cawburn Highlanders 3 v 6 Doo Club Flyers
singles but Doo Club guys stronger in doubles top scores and games by way off
Graeme Borland 16&`8 darters plus a
180. Graeme Bird rock solid 80 take out.
star Paul Weir on form with an 18 darter plus a maximum 180 as well for the Flyers.
Matt Purdie one of the leagues most seasoned campaigners
firing in a 17 dart game for the Highlanders. Borland & Weir 18 darter in the doubles but stars of the show
had to be the partnership of Bird & Bird as Derek and Graeme fired in 16 and 18 dart legs.
Club Fanciers 1 v 8 Brucfield Farmers
night’s game score was after the singles Fanciers 1 Farmers 5, Special mention going to Chris Bilby wining his
fist league match of the season (congratulations nice to get that first win under your belt) Craig Forrest cracking 17darter,
James Banks 126 check out via s19 t19 Bull. Farmers closed the match out by winning all three doubles.
Banks firing in a maximum 180. The match was much closer than the result suggests with most games going to a third leg.
Central bar Rebels 4 v 5 Murray
Rebellious ones who have started to find their way! At last after last season’s championship win came agonisingly close
to making it three victories on the trot however John Bruton’s Nomads from the Murray in Polbeth just piped them for
the points in a real tight match up. Top games coming from Colin Hamilton with a superb 15 dart game with a 76 game shot.
Davie Aitken no slipping up from this Polbeth Hit Man who fired in an 13 arrow game last week was back firing on all cylinders
this week as well with a 18 darter and a magnificent 132 game shot. Also on target for the Nomads it saw Harthill darts ace
Jim the Mighty Quinn with a rock solid 78 take out. For the home side it was Sean Hanlon who was their top protagonist firing
in a brace of twenty darters. Top doubles match saw the Pairing of Aitken & Quinn record a very impressive 17 dart game
in their pairs match.
Stane 4 v 5 Murray bar Juniors
Once again a very tight match up as the score line
reflects and it saw the Juniors make it a double celebration on the night for the Murray bar of Polbeth.
Stirrup Stane Cowboys 3 v 6 Tower
Craigshill Knights continue their domination of this league and unless the unexplainable happens! They will be playing in
the Premier League next season another excellent result and two more points to add to their already impressive tally for the
season so far.
Top score coming from Stuart Dodds with a majestic maximum 180.
Uphall Station Chalkers
1 v 8 Volunteer Highway Men
Much closer than the score line suggests with both
teams firing out the big shot’s only the finishing power of the Highway Men the difference in this match up. Top game
coming from John Charleston with a 16 arrow game plus a 104 take out, Martin Deegan also firing out the ton plus finish
with 107 game shot. Fasr games recorded for Brian Mairs and Gary Finlayson with 16 dart games.Top doubles saw Shaun Robertson
and Mitchell finishing in 15 darts last two scores seeing Robertson firing in a 174 and his partner taking out the required
80 left the old fashioned way 48-32!
Almondvale Pirates 3 v 6 Paraffin Lamp Brigands
Two players on target with maximums in this match up Stevie Duncan with a cracking 171 via three treble nineteens
for a 171 for the Pirates. Craig Agnew the more convential 180 score on the twenties for him.
First prize in raising funds for worthwhile causes ones again go’s to the Cowboys
While running their annual in-house competition the
Ethel Grieve Trophy the Cowboys raised the sum of £60 pounds which has been donated to the St Andrews Hospice. Once
again first to help out others are these range riding dart throwing players off the Stirrup Stane. Well done and on behalf
of the league we are all very much in awe of your hard work in helping out local charities. Well done again.
CHANGES TO LEAGUE TABLES!
UPDATED on Sunday 13th April at 16.00 hours
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!
Anyone with high finishes , maximums missing from league tables please drop me a line and will
Tower bar Knights v West
Lothian Youth Academy
The Knights off Craigshill
in Livingston challenged the Youth Academy to a darts match with he matches being the best of 3 x 501 as the same format as
used in the local leagues, the scores and results are as follows.
With the Knights names first as the home side.
Stuart Mitchell 1-2 Lewis Lyle. John McDonald 1-2 Callum
Little (180). Ian Gilmour 2-0 Calvin Fleming.
Baron 2-0 Caitlin McBee. John Grant 1-2 William Borland. Joe Devlin 1-2 Ciaran McNeil.
Michael Conway 2-0 Lewis Gurney. B Patterson 2-1 Sophie McLay. J Stewart 0-2 Kieran Bird (17
I Gilmour 0-2 Andy Fallon. Bob Hall 2-0 Jamie
And on that note the youth academy held a 6-5
lead after the singles.
It was then decided that a
pairs should be played and these are the results that followed.
Gary Christie & Stephan Colthart 0-2 William Borland & Aiden Bird. Chris & Joe 2-0 Lewis Laird
& Kieran Bird.
Barry & Rodger 2-0 Scott Livingston & Callum Little. Ian & Andy 2-0 Jamie Banks &
So with a little help of some league
players in the old days would have been classed as (ringers!)
the Tower bar Knights came out just slightly ahead with
a final score of 8 games 7 to the home team but once again another good performance from the academy players,
to the Tower darts team and friends! For inviting the youths this is all very valuable experience for these stars of tomorrow
and as in any sport new players coming through is the life line to the future.
(And the future looks bright)
Grand Prix League Table Updated
West Lothian Grand Prix
The second in this seasons of eight competitions rolled
into the Volunteer Arms in Uphall this week end and a very mixed crowd of combatants came to try and claim not only the cash
on offer but those very valuable points which go towards being crowned Grand Prix Champion at the end of the year.
With a mixture of experience from Scottish Internationals
and county players from central Scotland to youth Academy players the mix was right for some excellent match ups once the
draw was done by Mr Stephan Colthart.
Results from the last 16 were with winners names first.
G Borland 3-2 J Mitchell. S Tinto 3-2 K Gilmour. W Harraughty 3-2 R Brady.
K Bird 3-0 A Edwards.
M Deegan 3-2 J McGeary. G Bruce 3-2 C Robertson. G Scott 3-2 W Borland. C Menzies 3-0 G Bird.
And so to the
quarter finals where the prize monies started and the matches staying the best of 5 x 501
the same format as a senior
Borland 3-2 Stuart Tinto. William Harraughty 3-0 Kieran Bird (youth academy).
Gordon Bruce 3-0 Martin Deegan. Cameron Menzies 3-1 Gary
Scott (a battle of International players both having worn the Scotland shirt with pride)
So to the semi finals.
William Harraughty 3-0 Graham Borland. Cameron Menzies
3-1 Gordon Bruce.
final saw the top two players on the day give the spectators a dart show of the highest calibre with
show of marksmanship.
Cameron Menzies winning the final with 15-18-20 dart games and the gallant runner up who had two
darts at double twenty to claim the title himself finishing his two winning legs in 18 and 18 darts. A terrific battle
congratulations to Cameron Menzies on winning and congratulations also to William Harraughty who played superbly all day as
But on the day had to settle for the runners up position.
Top shots from the day saw 7 maximums being recorded
these were hit by way off, Arron Edwards, Gordon Bruce, Cameron Menzies, Jim Mitchell, and Graham Borland. Martin Deegan.
High shot outs
and there were many classy finishes by way of
John Charleston 77 game shot on the bull’s eye, William Harraughty games shots of 86-90-92-112
to his credit.
Rex Brady 106 game shot. Martin Deegan 80 take out via double twenty double twenty.
100 and a superb 154 game shot. Stuart Tinto 98 finish.
Graham Borland cracking 152 game shot but the top accolade went
to former Scotland star Gary Scott with a massive 156 game shot via 60-60-36.
Fast games and these have to be with a dart average of 25 per dart which
means games must be finished
in 20 darts or less!
William Harraughty 15-17-18-18-19-19-19-19 deadly arrows used. Martin Deegan 17 darter.
Gordon Bruce 14-14-16-17-18-19 dart games. Stuart Tinto brace of 17 darters. Mitchell 15 darter.
17 darter. Cameron Menzies 15-16-16-18-19 dart games.
And a superb afternoon of darts with special mention going to youth academy player Kieran
Bird making it into the quarter final superb marksmanship from this rising star of the darts ocky, and he may now just have
done enough to make the county selectors sit up and take notice! Time will tell!
Many thanks to our hosts the Volunteer Arms for their
support and sponsorship
Jim Mitchell (organiser W.L.G.P. Circuit)
Updated League Table
from Monday 31st March
BUT not in tablets of stone until John Kirk Match secretary verifies the results.
Central Bar Rebels 6 v 3
Rebellious ones are at it again for the second week another senior team has been defeated by these young
guns from West Calder. Top game coming from Ryan Little with an excellent 15 dart game and a cracking 114 game shot.
Tower Bar Knights 6 v 3 Brucefield
The Craigshill Knights turned on the style once again in defeating one of their nearest rivals in the race
for promotion from the Championship to the Premier league this week. Top game shot coming from a Farmer though with James
Banks firing out a cracking 114 game shot via 60-14-40.
Murray Bar Nomads 8 v 1 Paraffin Lamp Brigands
Nomads keep up the pressure
in the race for the top two spots in the Premier league with an emphatic victory over the Brigands from the Paraffin Lamp.
Top game on the night saw Polbeth darting ace Davie Aitken taking out a superb 13 dart game
Murray bar Juniors 6 v 3
Doo Club Fanciers
Top game by way of Kevin Murphy, with 18 & 20 dart games and a magical maximum 180.
Volunteer Highway Men 9 v 0 Doo Club Flyers
what was thought would happen when the top two teams in the league face up against each other. But the Flyers did not have
a full team and decided to give the match to the Highway men 9-0.
So not a lot to be said!
Pirates 3 v 6 Uphall Station Chalkers
Top shot's by way of John Brett with
a 76 game shot,
Gary Finlayson 16 darts & 90 take out for the Chalkers and a man starting to make a name for himself
Steven Carty from the Pirates with a rock solid 84 game shot.
Steven Carty 84 check
Stirrup Stane Cowboy’s 8 v 1 Paraffin Lamp
Singles Matches with Cowboys
names first,Allan Howie 2 C Shiach 0. Mark Patterson 2 K Eytle 0. Gary Christie 0 Mark Currie 2. Chris Fawcett 2 P Manlon 0. Stephen
Colthart 2 S Hanlon 0. Ian Brown 2 Frank Crook 1. So after the singles the score stood at 5-1 to the the Cowboys who
were firing on all barrels!
Doubles matches went to the
home team as well so final result 8-1 victory for the Craigshill Range Riders. Special mentions Mikey O’Neil 140, Mark
Currie 140 and 19 darter, Stephen Colthart 79 checkout.
Well another Sunday afternoon with the county’s newest recruits and once again it was
a doubles competition with more senior members of the darting fraternity also taking to the ocky alongside the academy players.
and names as follows from the quarter finals onwards.
Stevie Scott & Lauren Cumming 2-1 William Borland & Darcy Laird.
Kieran Bird & Calvin Fleming
2-1 Calum Little & Stephan Colthart.
John Kirk & Jamie Borst 2-1 Graeme Bird & Lewis Laird.
Jamie Banks & Caitlin Borst
2-1 Carol Anne Speirs & Scott Livingston.
Kieran Bird & Calvin Fleming 2-0 Stevie Scott & Lauren Cumming.
Jamie Banks & Caitlin Borst
2-1 John Kirk & Jamie Borst.
So to the final and it saw Bird & Fleming take the winners plaudits with Jamie Banks
& Caitlin Borst
who were runners up in last week’s competition having to settle for second place again,
but these two county stars of the future are starting to become a very good doubles team with two finals
two weeks testament to their darting prowess.
Also on that note Caitlin Borst also made her debut on the county stage at the week end playing
for the West Lothian Ladies team and I am sure it will only be the start of a very promising career in the county ranks for
this new star of the ladies darts scene.
Champions on the day Graeme Bird & Calvin Fleming
runners up Jamie Banks & Caitlin Borst.
Scottish Inter Counties
West Lothian travelled through to our nearest and dearest this month and the venue was the Fir Park Social Club in Motherwell
home off the Lanarkshire county team.
The ladies ‘B’ got the matches started with each match the best of 3 x 501.
Lanarkshire names being first as befitting the home side.
Dart averages in brackets alongside names.
Kirsty Lewis (9.55) 1-2 Amy Whyte (9.10).
Anne Truesdale (11.39) 2-1 Caitlin Borst (11.78).
Jean Simpson (8.40) 2-1 Jan Leggat (8.93). Diane Walsh (14.11)
2-1 (Michelle McLay (13.74).
So a loss of 3-1 for the ladies with Amy Whyte claiming the Lady of the Match award for W.L.
So the men’s ‘B’ And the
matches were now a six aside team event with each match the best of 5 x 501.
Craig Johnstone (21.58) 3-1 Callum Wilkinson (17.66). Kriss Ross
(19.02) 2-3 William Borland (20.18).
Hugh Taylor (19.52) 3-0 Hugh Rice (15.42). Alan Hopskins (18.50) 0-3 Jim MacMillan
Alan Taylor (21.48) 3-2 Gary Christie (19.16). Peter McDonald (14.79) 0-3 Colin Hamilton (17.08)
So a very close encounter with Colin Hamilton
of Polbeth securing a point by winning the last match
to make the score 3-3.
However Man of the Match went to
our youth ranked number one player William Borland.
And so to the Ladies ‘A’ and once again a six aside match with matches best of 5 x 501.
(15.34) 3-0 Christine McIntosh (13.88). Jackie McLauchline (12.02) 3-1 Karen Whyte (12.04). Jillian Shaw (15.27) 3-1 Denise
Bird (14.96). Jackie Shaw (14.20) 3-1 Margaret Bryce (12.38)
Angela Farrell (11.28) 3-1 Fiona Clark (11.12). Margaret
Graham (13.07) 3-0 Avril Bird (11.83).
So unfortunately a 6-0 defeat on the cards for the ladies 'A'.
So now the men’s A match a contest
of 12 games once again 5 x 501 being the format.
And with the Lanarkshire team boasting no fewer than five either
current or ex internationals in there line up this was always going to be a baptism of fire.
Once again Lanarkshire names first with dart
averages in brackets.
Tinto (19.49) 0-3 Jim Mitchell (28.36). William Kirkwood (21.10) 3-2 Graeme Bird (22.13).
Arron Edwards (25.09)
3-1 Graham Borland (21.33). William Stallard (24.17) 3-2 Allan Henry (21.79).
James McGeary (25.85) 3-2 Stevie Scott
(22.89). James Simpson (21.25) 3-2 William Harraughty (23.09).
Ernest Brown (25.37) 2-3 Micky Rice (25.97). Phil McBride
(19.57) 2-3 John Charleston (20.79).
Derek Cunningham (28.36) 3-0 Martin Deegan (20.31). John Robertson (28.90) 3-0
Colin Robertson (18.25). Gary Swann (25.27) 3-1 John Kirk (17.28). James Browen (26.84) 3-0 Sean Robertson (15.67)
So final analysis a 9-3 loss but with three
of the matches being 3-2 losses it could have once again been so much closer just those elusive final leg doubles not going
well back to the drawing board who knows one day may we may have some good fortune
only time will tell.
Ladies ‘B’ Match award went to
Amy Whyte (9.10) of Breich.
Men’s ‘B’ Match award went to William Borland (20.18) of East Calder
‘A’ Match award to Dedridge‘s Jim Mitchell (28.36)
Monday night results
Doo Club Flyers 4 v 5 Murray bar
Big match with both teams firing in the big scores.
Top games coming from Jim Quinn with 18 & 20 darter games which included a maximum
180 and two cracking finishes of 88 and 74 top marksmanship from the Harthill sharpshooter.
Polbeth’s Davie Aitken also target with a superb 114 game shot. Also firing
out the big finishes was Kyle Gilmour with a 90 take out for the travelling Nomads.
Derek Bird for the home side fired in a 20 darter
and Stephen Morrans was also on target with 18 darter plus a maximum 180. Top doubles match saw the Bird partnership of Derek
and Graeme rattling in a rock solid 15 darter.
Callum Wilkinson along with team captain Tam Laird firing in two rock
solid 20 dart games in the doubles as well for the Flyers. Wilkinson keeping his good run of form going as he was also on
target with a maximum 180 and a 120 shanghai finish on Saturday at the play offs.
Lamp Brigands 3 v 6 Volunteer Highway men
Central bar Rebels 8 v 1 Almondvale Pirates
The Rebels fired out the big shots and the Pirates had to go home with out the treasure this week (two points)!
It has been on the cards for a while now and at last the Rebellious ones from West Calder were firing as a team.
Balfour 76 game shot, Sean Hanlon maximum 180, Andy Price maximum 180, and for the Pirates one of the Three Person team league
championship winning players Stevie Carty also firing in a maximum 180 for the Almondvale. But one thing for sure the Almondvale team may have been beaten on the night but like true sportsmen and
women they applauded their opponents in true sportsman like spirit. Well done to both teams.
Credit to the league and
Chalkers 5 v 4 Highlanders
Very close game
with the home team from Uphall Station just edging it by the odd game in nine.
coming from Brian Mairs jnr with a maximum 180 and team captain Alan Wilson firing in a 20 dart game for the Chalkers. Top
game from the visiting Highlanders saw John Kirk with an 18 darter and a cracking finish of 115.
Brucefield Farmers 2 v 7
Stirrup Stane Indians
The Farmers may now drop out of the running for the Championship race with this defeat from the Indians of
Craigshill. With a six point gap now opening up between first and second time way run out for the Farmers to come back at
the Knights who are riding high at the top of the Championship league table. Only high light being a cracking maximum 180
from the evergreen Bunny Forrest of the Farmers.
Stirrup Stane Cowboys 5 v 4 Doo Club Fanciers
The Cowboys keep their hopes alive with a narrow victory over the Doo Club Fanciers and it looks like a two
horse race now for the title in the Championship league race for promotion with the Towe bar Knights having the advantage
but only just!
West Lothian Youth Academy
The youth academy ran an open doubles competition
this week end with the matches the best of 3 x 501.
And the results from the competition are as follows quarter finals
Banks & Caitlin McBee 2-0 Darcy Laird & Graeme Bird. Lewis Gurney & Scott Livingston 2-1 Lewis Lyle & Michelle
McLay. William Borland & Jamie Borst 2-1 Aiden Bird & Stevie Scott. Kieran Bird & Sophie McLay 2-0 Ciaran McNeil
& Katie Christie.
So the semi finals and some terrific match ups,
Jamie Borst & William Borland 2-0 Kieran Bird & Sophie
McLay. Jamie Banks & Caitlin McBee 2-1 Lewis Gurney & Scott Livingston. The final was a nip and tuck affair with both
teams playing solid arrows but it was the team of
Borland and Borst who came out the eventual champions by the tightest
winning 2-1 over Jamie Banks and Caitlin McBee.
Also on that note with the new Scottish rankings just published it has
seen East Calder’s William Borland move from
number 7 in the Scottish under 18’s rankings up to the
top of the tree and is now Scotland’s number 1 under 18’s youth player.
the mix it has three other boys players from the Youth Academy in the Scottish placed in the top 20 and for the girls we have
three players ranked in the top 8,
With Sophie McLay the number 6 ranked player in the girls with Caitlin McBee and
Jamie Borst just behind her in the standings.
Murray bar Open
Saturday saw an open draw tournament take place in the Murray
bar Polbeth and what a turn out there was with no less than 11 West Lothian county players in the mix and alongside them it
saw Lanarkshire county players and five players from the Scottish International ranks including twice Scottish Masters champion
once the chalk dust had settled there was a line up of absolute top quality arrow players left standing
in the quarter
finals the results are as follows with winners names first.
Jim McGeary 3-1 John Robertson. Colin Robertson 3-1 Derek Cunningham. Rab Townsend 3-2 Arron Edwards.
Cameron Menzies 3-1 Gary Swan.
The semi finals became the best of 7 x 501 results are.Jim McGeary 4-1 Colin Robertson. Cameron Menzies 4-1 Rab Townsend.
And so to the grand finale with the matches now being the best
of 9 x 501.
And it was current International player Cameron Menzies who came out a superb 5 games to 2 victor over a
gallant runner up in Jim McGeary, Champion Cameron Menzies of Armadale.
Special mentions saw well almost a history maker when Menzies
just missed a nine darter firing in two maximum 180’s
back to back having to settle for an 11 dart games excellent
players firing in maximums saw Jim McGeary 4 x 180’s. Jim Mitchell 2 x 180’s. Calum Wilkinson 1 x180.
Bruce 1 x180 Cameron Menzies 5 x 180’s.
Top marksmanship from some superb players.
league Triples was held and in this format of the game a team plays one game of 1001 all in, followed by a doubles match of
701 once again just one leg, and if need be a singles match of 501 to decide the winner. Well long overdue but finally it has happened the Almondvale Social club from Craigshill in
Livingston who’s team name are the Pirates swept all before them leaving the sometime more prominent teams in the league
floundering in their wake.
by former county captain Stevie Duncan along with Steven Carty and Derek Carmichael who were crowned champions (well deserved).
The gallant losers were the Paraffin Lamp Brigands with Stevie Scott, Gordon Bruce and Colin Kelly.
This week end it saw the annual pilgrimage
to the border town of Berwick upon Tweed for the Berwick darts competition. And with over 500 players in attendance the atmosphere
and the arrows thrown were of the highest calibre. Top player in the men’s singles for West Lothian was Whitburns William
Harraughty who made it through to the last 16 of the men’s competition no mean feat with 375 entries in the men comp.
The men’s doubles saw Colin Robertson and Jim Mitchell winning their board final and progressing to the quarter finals
before bowing out the fifth time these two have made it that far but unfortunately no further. The man of the moment however
has to be William Borland of East Calder who once again showed his class coming through a quality field to make it onto the
big stage however he had to settle for the runners up position in the under 18’s competition but a cracking performance
from one of the counties rising stars.
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