William is top in capital
West Lothian’s darts aces competed in two events across the weekend in Alva and Edinburgh.
The first event, at the Cairn in Alva, saw several league players make their way north for the tournament which was played in a group format before the knock-out stages for the top16 to crown the winner.
Armadale’s Scott Baillie was forced to depart at the last-16 stage after defeat while Callum Wilkinson of Whitburn went one stage further before exiting at the quarter-final stage.
That left one West Lothian man standing as Andy Thomson continued to progress. However, he was edged out in the final, suffering a 5-1 loss against John Goldie.
It didn’t take away from a brilliant event from Thomson, who fired in four 180s along with 10 games that were finished in 18 darts or less.
In the capital, there was a charity singles event held at Murrayfield Sports Bar with West Lothian players shining as William Borland of East Calder claimed the title with victory over Kirknewton’s Rab Dick.
Graeme Bird (East Calder) reached the semi-final with West Calder’s Jamie Banks losing in the quarter-finals.
On the local scene, the Craigshill Summer League in Livingston was in action on Monday night with some fine scores on the board
Craig Agnew was able to lead the way with two cracking finishes of 100 and 84 as he rattled home the only century take-out of the night.
Brian Tosh McIntyre was rock solid with an 88 game shot while Colin Kelly also got in on the action with check outs of 90 and 72.
Arran Edwards was consistent with legs of 16, 17 and 18 darts but it was Gordon Bruce who had the fastest leg of the night with a 15-darter.
Proving that was by no means a fluke, he added to that with fine legs of 17, 18 and 19 as well as a maximum 180.
Stevie Scott also recorded a sub-20 dart leg with a 19-darter as well as a fine 171 effort.