Double Scottish champion Jamie right on target

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ANGUS Darts Academy player Jamie Roy (16), from Arbroath, is the New Scottish Youth Darts number one ranked player at under-18 level.

Jamie travelled to Riley’s in Stirling on Saturday with 15 other youngsters from Angus Youth.

Over 40 lads had registered for two events on the day, an under-18 knock-out and under-21 knock-out competitions.

In the under-18 event, Jamie made his way through the rounds to the final in comfortable fashion where he was to play Jordan Forbes from Fife. From the off, Jamie showed his intent and desire to win by throwing some superb darts. He won 3-0 in rapid style with legs of 14, 15 and 16 darts.

Jamie wasn’t done there and he started the next event, the under-21 knock-out, hungry for more ranking points and success. Again it wasn’t long until Jamie found himself in his second final but this time he would face a fellow Angus Youth player Graeme Hamilton who is only 14 and from Arbroath.

Graeme is a very confident darts player and even though younger than Jamie he put up a good battle but it was to be in vain as Jamie was not going to be denied his second title. Jamie won the match 3-1 and with it he completed the double! Two Angus players in a final from a field of over 40, is simply outstanding.

In the girls’ events, Angus entered one girl who was 10-year-old Rebecca Graham from Arbroath.

This was Rebecca’s first national tournament and she did amazingly well considering her young age. In the under-18s, she was beaten in the semi-finals and only narrowly missed out on a place in the final.

Rebecca had more to prove and in the under-21 competition she defeated girls much older to reach the final. There, Rebecca carried herself very well before going down 3-1 to Emily Davidson from Grampian, who is a former Youth World Champion and is eight years Rebecca’s senior.

Academy founder and coach, Scottish Internationalist Alan Soutar, said: “This has been a landmark day for the Darts Academy and this is only the tip of the iceberg. To have so many players do so well bodes well for the future of Youth Darts in Angus.”

He concluded: “To have Jamie Roy as Scottish Youth number one is quite amazing for such a small area as Angus.”

Arbroath and District Men’s Darts League

Premier League

Results: Newgate (1), bye; Newgate (2) 12, Fishermans (2) 15; Station (2) 16, Commercial (L) 11; Bowlers (2) 17, St Tam’s 10; Fishermans (1) 11, Abbey 16.

Division One

Results: Lorne, bye; Portcullis (1) 14, Bowlers (1) 13; Corner 14, Portcullis (2) 13; Commercial (A) 13, West Port (1) 14; Bowlers (3) 15, Cliffburn (1) 12.

Division Two

Results: Pageant, bye; Ram’s Heid 9, Millgate 18; Legion 19, Station (1) 8; West Port (2) 7, Cliffburn (3) 20; Cliffburn (2) 19, Bowlers (4) 8.

Low legs: 17 darts - D. Anderson and S. Lavery (double); D. McKenzie; A. Stott; and J. Smith. 180s - J. Smith, L. Wilson, S. Alerdice, J. Balfour, D. Craig, P. Barnes, R. Cobb, G. Gordon and D. McKenzie. High checkouts - S Hodgens, 103, and M Cook, 125.

Knock-out Cup

The preliminary round of the Knock-out Cup competitions takes place on Monday.

Fixtures: Newgate (2) v Fishermans (1); Bowlers (3) v St Tam’s; Bowlers (4) v Bowlers (2); Cliffburn (1) v West Port Bar (2); West Port Bar (1) v Abbey; Fishermans (2) v Newgate (1); Millgate v Portcullis (2); Corner v Cliffburn (2); Lorne v Portcullis (2); Cliffburn (3) v Bowlers (1); Ram’s Heid v Pageant.

The following five teams - Commercial (Arbroath); Commercial (Letham); Legion; Station (1) And Station (2) - received byes.

Arbroath and district Ladies’ Darts League

(sponsored by Arkive)

BOWLERS march on in Arbroath and District Ladies’ Darts League. They recorded a comfortable home victory over Fisherman’s on Thursday to maintain their 100 per cent record and remain top of Division One.

Second-placed Pageant (2) dropped a point when they could only draw with West Port Bar (3) and British Legion won to reduce their deficit to a single point.

It is all change at the top of Division Two with St Tam’s taking over top spot after an away win over Tutties (1). Portcullis (1) and Cliffburn (1) also won to send last week’s leaders Ram’s Head (1) crashing into fourth place after being defeated by Millgate.

Letham also continued on their winning way recording a workmanlike home victory over West Port Bar (1) to hold on to their one-point lead at the top of Division Three. Second placed Tuttties (2) had a comfortable away win over Abbey (1) and West Port Bar (2) are a point further behind in third place after their victory over Abbey (2).

Division One

Results: Pageant (1) 7, Lorne 5; Bowlers 9, Fisherman’s 3; Portcullis (2) 3, Cricket Club 9; Westport Bar (3) 6, Pageant (2) 6; British Legion 7, Railway 5.

Gina Spence, Westport Bar (3), had a 115 check-out.

P W L D Pts

Bowlers 8 8 0 0 16

Pageant (2) 8 6 1 1 13

British Legion 8 5 1 2 12

Cricket Club 8 4 3 1 9

Fisherman’s 8 3 4 1 7

Pageant (1) 8 3 5 0 6

Lorne 8 2 5 1 5

Westport Bar (3) 8 1 4 3 5

Railway 8 2 6 0 4

Portcullis (2) 8 1 6 1 3

Division Two

Results: Ram’s Heid (1) 4, Millgate 8; Cliffburn (1) 7, LBC 5; Commercial (2) 5, Portcullis (1) 7; Letham Hotel 5, Ram’s Heid (2) 7; Tutties (1) 5, St Tam’s 7.

P W L D Pts

St Tam’s 8 5 2 1 11

Portcullis (1) 8 4 2 2 10

Cliffburn (1) 8 4 3 1 9

Ram’s Heid (1) 8 4 3 1 9

Commercial (2) 8 4 4 0 8

Ram’s Heid (2) 8 4 4 0 8

Millgate 8 4 4 0 8

Tutties (1) 8 3 4 1 7

LBC 8 2 5 1 5

Letham Hotel 8 2 5 1 5

Division Three

Results: Abbey (1) 3, Tutties (2) 9; Letham 7, Westport Bar (1) 5; Stag 7, Commercial (1) 5; Westport Bar (2) 7, Abbey (2) 5; Station 6, Cliffburn (2) 6.

P W L D Pts

Letham 8 7 1 0 14

Tutties (2) 8 6 1 1 13

*Westport Bar (2) 8 7 1 0 12

Commercial (1) 8 4 3 1 9

Stag 8 4 4 0 8

Westport Bar (1) 8 4 4 0 8

Abbey (1) 8 3 3 2 8

Abbey (2) 8 2 4 2 6

Cliffburn (2) 8 0 7 1 1

Station 8 0 7 1 1

* two points deducted

Fixtures: Knock-out Cup, preliminary round - Westport Bar (2) v Ram’s Heid (1); Station v Westport Bar (3); Pageant (2) v Railway; Stag v British Legion; Commercial (2) v Portcullis (2); Westport Bar (1) v Pageant (1); Cliffburn (1) v Tutties (2); Tutties (1) v Cliffburn (2).

Telephone results to 854782.

Any team still wishing to put forward players for the Jane Air Memorial Trophy to be played on Thursday, November 15, in Red Lion, should contact the secretary no later than Wednesday, November 7.