Neck and neck!

FISHERMANS (2) and Bowlers (2) are neck and neck in Arbroath and District Darts League’s Premier Division championship race.

Both won on Monday, Fishermans (2) giving Station (2) a thumping away from home and Bowlers (2) doling out the same medicine to Abbey, also away from home. Nearest challenger is Newgate (1) who beat their pub colleagues 16 - 11.

In Division One, Bowlers (1) have a four-point advantage at the top of the table despite going down by the narrowest of margins to Portcullis (2) on Monday.

Three teams in the chasing pack - Commercial (A), Corner and West Port Bar (1) - all share 16 points.

Millgate have a slim two-point advantage at the top of Division Two and recorded a comfortable home win over Station (1) on Monday.

Cliffburn (2) and Cliffburn (3) lead the chasing pack with 20 points each.

Premier Division

Results: Fishermans (1), bye; Abbey 6, Bowlers (2) 21; Commercial (L) 21, St Tam’s 6; Station (2) 2, Fishermans (2) 25; Newgate (2) 11, Newgate (1) 16.

P W L F A Pts

Fishermans (2) 12 11 1 241 83 22

Bowlers (2) 12 11 1 238 86 22

Newgate (1) 12 10 2 225 99 20

Abbey 12 6 6 181 143 12

Commercial (L) 12 6 6 162 162 12

Newgate (2) 12 5 7 162 162 10

Station (2) 12 5 7 137 187 10

Fishermans (1) 12 4 8 150 174 8

St Tam’s 12 2 10 118 179 4

Division One

Results: Cliffburn (1), bye; Bowlers (3) 4, Commercial (A) 23; Corner 22, West Port (1) 5; Bowlers (1) 13, Portcullis (2) 14; Portcullis (1) 16, Lorne 11.

P W L LF LA Pts

Bowlers (1) 12 10 2 219 105 20

Commercial (A) 12 8 4 199 125 16

Corner 12 8 4 193 131 16

West Port Bar (1) 12 8 4 176 148 16

Portcullis (1) 12 7 5 182 142 14

Portcullis (2) 12 6 6 171 153 12

Lorne 12 6 6 167 157 12

Cliffburn (1) 12 4 8 165 159 8

Bowlers (3) 12 3 9 148 176 6

Division Two

Results: Cliffburn (2), bye; Cliffburn (3) 22, Bowlers (4) 5; West Port (2) 0, Legion 27; Millgate 20, Station (1) 7; Ram’s Heid 21, Pageant 6.

P W L LF LA Pts

Millgate 12 11 1 231 93 22

Cliffburn (2) 12 10 2 248 76 20

Cliffburn (3) 12 10 2 234 90 20

Legion 12 8 4 215 109 16

Rams Heid 12 7 5 198 126 14

Station (1) 12 6 6 160 164 12

Pageant 12 4 8 178 146 8

Bowlers (4) 12 3 9 132 192 6

West Port Bar (2) 12 1 11 27 297 2

180 scorers - Darren Simpson; G. Walls snr; and R. Torrie.

Low legs: 15 darts - A. Soutar/G. McRae; 16 darts - M. Thomson; 17 darts - R. Crosbie, R. Torrie and K. Whyte/K. Law.

High checkouts: 105 - J. Stewart; 101 - D. Willox.

West Port Bar (2) have withdrawn from the League and all of their past and future results will be 27-0 to their opponents. Captains of all Second Division teams please note the fixtures shown against West Port Bar (2) will now be a bye.

Singles draw

The qualifying round for the Winter League singles takes place on Monday (March 18). There will be two qualifiers from each venue who will make up the last 16 on finals night. The draw is as follows.

Bowlers: I. McKenzie, T. Elliot, Dunc McKenzie, P. Gillespie, W. Henderson, G. Finnie, J. Stirling, M. Farquharson, D. Boath, J. Davies, D. Hunter, D. Air, S. Allerdice, A. Bruce, M. Tosh, R. Mitchell and G. Will. Referee - J. Stirling.

Fishermans: M. Tocher, B. Girdwood, I. McGurk, W. Crosbie, G. McCrae, J. Myles, A. Low, D. Willox, P. Falconer, K. Law, W.Kidd, M. Anderson , P. Guthrie, I. McCallan, S. Green, J. Tasker and H. Sime. Referee - S. Green.

Newgate: J. Ross, G. Gordon, J. Balfour, J. Duncan, P. Gibson, A. Forsyth, M. Jones, D. Craig, B. Beattie, G. Dunsmore, G. McGuigan, L. Wilson, R. Baird, A. Soutar, J. Gillan, S. McCormack and K. Buick. Referee - A. Soutar.

Portcullis: S. Forsyth, S. Smith, E.R. Crosbie, G. Mowatt, M. Craig, C. Watt, E. Will, K. Lavery, A. Findlay, A. Wood, K. Swankie, J. Sievwright, S. Berrie, G. McDougall, W. Low, R. Torrie and T. McCue. Referee - C. Watt.

West Port Bar: S. Reaney, D. Boyd, R. Tosh, D. Johnston, K. Whyte, B. Russell, C. Jones, W. Radunski, D. Cook, J. Elliot, S. Strachan, C. Dell, M. Dell, A. Falconer, C. Paterson, M. Shepherd and Jamie Elliot. Referee - B. Russell.

Station: D. Anderson, D. McKenzie snr., C. Simpson, B. Reid, M. Torrie, J. Cooper, L. Ritchie, B. Geddes, H. Gray, S. Robertson, M. Elder, J. Cockburn, C. Low, M. Wilkie, L. Moore, A. McEwan and T. Strannock. Referee - B. Geddes.

Legion: D. Simpson, G. Whyte, D. McKenzie jnr., Scott Guthrie, M. Thomson, J. Culley, J. Smith, S. Lavery, K. Watt, G. Soutar, G. Walls jnr., G. Findlay, L. Hutchison, J. Barr, T. Hopkins snr., G. McKenzie and B. McDonald. Referee - D. Simpson.

Abbey: C. Lyons, C. Ogilvie, R. Cobb, C. Tosh, S. May, R. Baker, M. Cook, J. Hajda, J. Bell, D. Bruce, R. Collier, D. Cooper, N. McHardy, D. Hopkins, A. Begg and S. Barclay. Referee - D. Bruce.

Arbroath and district Ladies’ Darts League

(sponsored by Arkive)

AS ARBROATH and District Ladies’ Darts League competitions draw to a close, Bowlers cannot be caught in Division One. Pageant (2) are in a similar situation in second place and British Legion appear to have third place sewn up.

Things are not so cut and dried in Divisions Two and Three.

In Division Two Cliffburn (1) could mathematically still be caught by Ram’s Heid (1) and second and third places could go to a number of teams.

Westport Bar (2) have an unassailable lead in Division Three, leaving Tutties (2), Letham and Westport Bar (1) to fight it out over the minor positions.

Division One

Results: Lorne 9, Pageant (1) 3; Fisherman’s 4, Bowlers 8; Cricket Club 8, Portcullis (2) 4; Pageant (2) 7, Westport Bar (3) 5; Railway 5, British Legion 7.

Placings

P W L D Pts

Bowlers 17 15 0 2 32

Pageant (2) 17 13 2 2 28

British Legion 17 10 3 4 24

Cricket Club 16 8 5 3 19

Fisherman’s 17 6 7 4 16

Pageant (1) 17 5 9 3 13

Lorne 17 5 10 2 12

Portcullis (2) 17 3 10 4 10

Westport Bar (3) 17 2 11 4 8

Railway 16 2 12 2 6

Fixture: Cricket Club v Railway.

Division Two

Results: Millgate 6, Ram’s Heid (1) 6; L.B.C. v Cliffburn (1), postponed; Portcullis (1) 9, Commercial (2) 3; Ram’s Heid (2) 3, Letham Hotel 9; St Tam’s 7, Tutties (1) 5. Postponed match: L.B.C. 7, Ram’s Heid (2) 5. Abandoned match: Commercial (2) 6, Letham Hotel 6.

Placings

P W L D Pts

Cliffburn (1) 16 10 4 2 22

Portcullis (1) 17 8 6 3 19

St Tam’s 17 8 6 3 19

Ram’s Heid (1) 16 8 5 3 19

Commercial (2) 17 7 6 4 18

Millgate 17 7 6 4 18

L.B.C. 16 8 7 1 17

Ram’s Heid (2) 17 6 11 0 12

Letham Hotel 16 4 8 4 12

Tutties (1) 17 4 11 2 10

Fixtures: Ram’s Heid (1) v Letham Hotel; L.B.C. v Cliffburn (1).

Division Three

Results: Tutties (2) 6, Abbey (1) 6; Westport Bar (1) 9, Letham 3; Commercial (1) 7, Stag 5; Abbey (2) 5, Westport Bar (2) 7; Cliffburn (2) 8, Station 4.

Placings

P W L D Pts

*Westport Bar (2) 17 15 1 1 29

Tutties (2) 17 12 3 2 26

Letham 16 12 3 1 25

Westport Bar (1) 17 11 6 0 22

Abbey (1) 17 7 8 2 16

Stag 16 6 8 2 14

Commercial (1) 17 5 9 3 13

Abbey (2) 17 3 11 3 9

Cliffburn (2) 17 2 12 3 7

Station 17 1 13 3 5

* two points deducted

Fixture: Letham v Stag.