Yet another busy week in the KDDL leagues, sponsored by Williamsons Butchers.
The Legion continued their dominance at the top of the A league with a sound 11-1 win over Shapinsay.
The Orkney Golf Club returned to form with two 9-3 victories over close rivals Commodores and Untouchables ‘A’.
Quoyburray ‘B’ crashed 4-8 to the Untouchables as they continued to keep a firm grasp on second spot.
However, later in the week, the Quoyburray ‘B’ lads just edged Shapinsay in a 7-5 thriller that lifted them out of the drop zone at the expense of Legion Arrows, whose match with Wanderers was postponed.
Meanwhile, over in the Masonic, Sanday comprehensively took apart the Warriors 10-2, with more ruthless finishing being the key.
For once there was no change at the top of the B league, with the Nomads keeping a tight hold of the number one slot, although Sanday ‘B’ made them work hard for a 7-5 win.
The Murray Arms and the Vikings played out a 6-6 draw, which keeps both teams in the promotion race but doesn’t really help either in the chase for the title.
The Muppets took advantage of Tankerness having the week off and overtook them in third spot with a solid 10-2 victory over Sands.
And finally the Bilco Boys leapfrogged Streamline in mid table by virtue of beating them 8-4.
This Friday, December 1, the B league doubles, a B league ranking competition, takes place in the Masonic, names by 7.30pm.
The following Friday, December 8, is the Festive Singles, which is set to take place in the Masonic, names by 7.30pm. It is also the night of the league prize draw, so please have all those tickets retured, sold or unsold.
180s this week were hit by: Craig Taylor, Raymie Rendall, Andrew Rendall, Hamish Baillie, Robbie Stanger, Colin Leslie, Colin Barnett, Roy Griffiths, Neil Drever, Brian Murray, Jamie Drever, Gary Wilson, Ryan Wilkie, Robbie Norquoy, Michael Muir, Simon Parry, Ian Findlay, Erlend Lennie, Ivan Leslie (two), Ben Hogan (two), Alan Gray (two), Neil Croy (two), Derek Firth (two), Jim Brown (two) and Kevin Gray (six). Ivan Leslie also had a 177.
Ton-plus checkouts came from: Graham Rendall 100, Kevin Gray 101, Davy Henderson 104, Ben Hogan 108, Trevor Shearer 110, Gary Norquoy 115, Colin Leslie 121, Ryan Tulloch 121, Keith Bain 123, Allan Brown 124, Brian Moar 124, Bruce Moar 128, Colin Kirkpatrick 130, Gordon Rendall (OGC) 140, Brett Dickinson 140, Ivan Leslie (100 & 120), Stevie Linklater (106 & 113) and Leigh Shearer (109, 111 & 147).
Commodores 3, OGC 9; Quoyburray 4, Untouchables ‘A’ 8; Quoyburray ‘B’ 4, Untouchables 8; Sanday 10, Warriors 2; Legion 11, Shapinsay 1; Quoyburray ‘B’ 7, Shapinsay 5; OGC 9, Untouchables ‘A’ 3.
Sands 2, Muppets 10; Nomads 7, Sanday ‘B’ 5; Bilco Boys 8, Streamline 4; Vikings 6, Murray Arms 6.
Week beginning Monday, December 4
Commodores v Wanderers; Quoyburray v Legion Arrows; Quoyburray ‘B’ v OGC; Sanday v Untouchables ‘A’; Legion v Untouchables; Warriors v Shapinsay.
Sands v Tankerness; Nomads v Ale Stars; Bilco Boys v Muppets; Vikings v Sanday ‘B’;
Streamline v Murray Arms; Young Loons – no game.
Friday December 1, B league doubles (B ranking), Masonic, names by 7.30pm.
Friday December 8, Festive Singles (Ranking), Masonic, names by 7.30pm.