‘Soots’ is the Masters champion

Arbroath Masters @ The Cliffburn

Sponsored By Angus Trophy Centre

SCOTTISH International darts player Alan Soutar beat Ian Jolly 7-1 in the final of this year’s master’s event on Saturday to be crowned champion.

Alan was the form player during the summer and was favourite going into finals day after his performances over the previous 14 weeks. He recorded 54 legs of 17 darts or under from the 98 he won during the league stages, which also included 22 180s and seven checkouts of 101 or more.

Kevin Whyte and Bob Beattie were unbeaten during the Masters League stages.

Highest checkout was 170 and was hit by two players, Alan Lillico and Willie Burness

Lowest leg was a 12 darter and hit by five players, Alan Soutar (twice), John Barr, Derek Craig, Clive Jones and Mark Thomson

Most 180s, a total of 22, were hit by Alan Soutar, Clive Jones recorded 16 and John Barr and Paul Fairnington 13 each. There was an impressive 180 maximums hit by 31 of the 32 players during the 14 weeks of the masters.

Finals day results were:

Level four, quarter-finals - Jon Davies beat Rikki Baker; Gus McRae beat Scott Robertson; Andy Wood beat Mark Wilkie; and Barry Reid beat Ryan Cobb.

Semi-finals - Gus McRae beat Jon Davies and Andy wood beat Barry Reid.

Final - Gus McRae beat Andy Wood.

Level three, quarter-finals - Jock Beattie beat Graeme Finnie; Derek Craig beat James Bell; Colin Watt beat Jim Smith; and Ally Forsyth beat Bill Stirling.

Semi-finals - Jock Beattie beat Derek Craig and Colin Watt beat Ally Forsyth.

Final - Colin Watt beat Jock Beattie.

Level two, quarter-finals - Alan Lillico beat Phil Gibson; Mark Thomson beat Steve Green; Andy Stott beat John Barr; and Michael Jones beat Ian Christie.

Semi-finals - Alan Lillico beat Mark Thomson and Andy Stott beat Michael Jones.

Final - Andy Stott beat Alan Lillico.

Level one, quarter-finals - Ian Jolly beat Mike Elder; Bob Beattie beat Willie Burness; Alan Soutar beat Kevin Whyte; and Clive Jones beat Paul Fairnington.

Semi-finals - Ian Jolly beat Bob Beattie and Alan Soutar beat Clive Jones.

Final - Alan Soutar beat Ian Jolly.

For full details of the Arbroath Masters log onto the website http://www.arbroathmasters.moonfruit.com or search Arbroath Masters on Facebook.

Organiser Alan Soutar would like to express thanks to Craig Murray of Angus Trophy Centre for his continued support of the tournament and agreeing to extend his sponsorship to the 2013 event. Also thanks to Bobby and the staff at the Cliffburn Hotel for sponsoring the Masters and the use of the facilities and to the four companies that sponsored the dartboards Bry and Gemma at Idle Hands Tattoo Parlour, Arbroath; Roly at Colin M Smith, Arbroath; Calum at Checkpoint Garage, Arbroath; and Bobby at Eastern Cuisine, Arbroath. Without this support the competition would not be possible.

Any player interested in playing the Arbroath Masters 2013 keep an eye on the Arbroath Masters Website and facebook page for info about Q School in April of next year.

Fishies Open

The third Fishies Open will be played tomorrow (Saturday) in the Fisherman’s Lounge, High Street, Arbroath.

Entry is on the day and will cost £5 per player. The competition is a mixed open event so men and women will be playing against each other in a straight knock-out 501 format. There is a £350 prize pot available and prizes will be presented to the winner, runner-up and beaten semi-finalists. There will also be a free buffet for the players.

Registration will be from 11 to 11.30 a.m. Toe the oche at 12 noon.

Youth Players age 16 and over are also allowed to enter this event.

Clackmannan Youth Open

The Clackmannan Youth Open will be played on Sunday in the Oakwood Lounge, Sauchie.

Alan Soutar will be taking the Cafe Project minibus and 15 of the Angus Darts Academy players to the competition. There will be under-18 and under-21 events with the under-18 being a Winmau World Masters 2013 qualifier. Both competitions will also merit Scottish youth ranking points.

The under-18 entry fee is £4 and under-21 entry fee is £5. The cost of the bus will be £3 per player. The minibus will be leaving the Cafe Project at 9.30 a.m. on Sunday.

Full competition gear should be worn - academy polo shirts, black trousers and shoes.

Men’s Darts League EGM

FOLLOWING receipt of a petition requesting an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) of Arbroath and District Men’s Darts League, the meeting will be held in the upstairs hall at the Cliffburn Hotel at 7.30 p.m. on Monday, October 1.

The petition is for the overturning of the resolution passed after vote at the annual general meeting to change the playing format of the Winter League from eight singles and four doubles to six singles and three doubles.

Colin Watt, league and match secretary, is looking for full attendance of everyone who has an opinion on this subject, as there will be a vote held that evening to either overturn the change of format or to accept the proposal and move to six and three.

He stated: “If you are not there to cast your vote or state your case then the vote and decision will take place without your participation.”

Registration evening

Arbroath and District Men’s Darts League registration evening has been cancelled until further notice due to receipt of a petition calling for an extraordinary general meeting.

Angus Trophy Centre Summer Darts League

THE FINALS night for the Summer Darts League will take place on Saturday (September 22) in the Cliffburn Hotel. Players must sign in at 7 p.m. for a 7.30 p.m. start.

Arbroath and District Ladies’ Darts League

(sponsored by Arkive)

Division One

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

Jean McNicoll (Lorne) had a 110 check-out.

Fixtures: Pageant (1) v British Legion; Bowlers v Westport Bar (3); Portcullis (2) v Railway; Fisherman’s v Cricket Club; Lorne v Pageant (2).

Division Two

Results: Ram’s Heid (1) 4, Commercial (2) 8; Cliffburn (1) 6, St Tam’s 6; Portcullis (1) 9, Ram’s Heid (2) 3; L.B.C. 9, Tutties (1) 3; Millgate 7, Letham Hotel 5.

Fixtures: Ram’s Heid (1) v Tutties (1); Cliffburn (1) v Letham Hotel; Commercial (2) v St Tam’s; L.B.C. v Portcullis (1); Millgate v Ram’s Heid (2).

Division Three

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

Fixtures: Abbey (1) v Station; Letham v Westport Bar (2); Westport Bar (1) v Commercial (1); Tutties (2) v Abbey (2); Stag v Cliffburn (2).