Wednesday, May 7, saw the start of the inaugural three-man team summer league at the Golf Club. 8 teams had registered for some summer darts fun. The format of games for this league is a round robin, all team members play each other once, in a best of 3 501 game. Games are scheduled to be played in the Golf Club on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday night at 8pm. Alternative nights can be arranged between teams if the scheduled night is, for some reason, unsuitable for the players. This does depend on there being no function on in the Golf Club on the desired evening. The opening game had the Sparrows play the 26ers. Calum was first to the oche for the Sparrows. Which Calum this is, is a bit of a mystery as it just says “Calum” on the team sheet. Full names on team sheets please for reports and statistics please Captains! Calum played James MacAskill. Calum scored 2 x 100 to James’s 1 x100 and went on to win 2 – 0. Mairianne, there’s only one darts player called Mairianne on the Island, was next up for the Sparrows to play Cal MacLeod. Cal levelled the match score with his 2 – 1 win, scoring 1 x100 and 1 x 134 on the way. The Sparrows then sent Amanda, again, there’s only one darts playing Amanda on the Island, to play Sander Peck. Sander took the 26ers in front after winning 2 – 0. Calum then faced Cal MacLeod and Calum equalised for the Sparrows winning 2 – 0 and scores of 1 x 140 and 1 x 125 to Cal’s 2 x 100. Mairianne then played Sander and Sander took the 26ers back in front, winning 2 – 0. Amanda then played against James MacAskill and James took the 26ers two games in front after winning 2 – 0. Calum pulled one back for the Sparrows scoring 1 x 121, 1 x 102 and 3 x 100 0n his way to his 2 – 0 victory over Sander Peck, who scored 2 x 100. James MacAskill regained the two point lead after beating Mairianne 2 – 0, scoring 1 x100 in the 2nd leg. The final game had Amanda play Cal. Cal scored 2 x 100 but it was Amanda who won her first league game with her 2 – 0 win. Well done Amanda! It’s a great feeling to win your first game. I bet it won’t be your last, after all, you’re team are playing mine on the 30th, and everybody beats me eventually! Final score 5 – 4 to the 26ers.
To read the rest of the darts report see this week’s Stornoway Gazette - published this Thursday, May 15.