Wil­liam is top in cap­i­tal

West Lothian Courier - - Sports -

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.

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