We are only days away from the start of the first ever Malta Premier League of Darts with the eight qualified players all eyeing the prestigious title of being crowned Malta Singles Champion. The players will battle it out firstly in a round robin group stage with each player facing each other once with the top four qualifying for finals nights with the winner being decided in a straight knock-out semi-final and final. The top four placed players will also represent Malta in the 2017 Mediterranean Cup, this year hosted by France in the month of May.
The qualified players are: Albert Scerri “Grizzly”, 46 – Mosta Horseshoe Bar; Brian Abela “The Joker”, 46 – Mosta Horseshoe Bar; David Attard “The Jockey”, 37 – Floriana Ajax; Godfrey Abela “Taz”, 51 – Mosta Horseshoe Bar; John Agius “Pakku”, 29 – Floriana Ajax; John Ciantar “The Scorpion”, 55 – Floriana Ajax; Norbert Attard “The Knight”, 36 – Floriana Ajax; Vincent Busutill “Hassu”, 60 – Floriana Ajax.
The competition will commence on Wednesday 11th January 2017 and end on Wednesday 26th April 2017. The full schedule is as follows:
Gameweek 1: 11/01/2017 @ Lija Bocci Club; Gameweek 2: 18/01/2017 @ 120Bar, Mellieha; Gameweek 3: 08/02/2017 @ Uncle Matt`s Kitchen, Marsascala; Gameweek 4: 15/02/2017 @ Sun City Bar, Bugibba; Gameweek 5: 08/03/2017 @ The Malta University Common Room; Gameweek 6: 29/03/2017 @ Red Bar, Kalkara; Gameweek 7: 05/04/2017 @ La Roviescata, San Gwann; Finals Night: 26/04/2016 @ Red Square, St. Venera.
First match on each night is scheduled for 20:00 hrs and all events have free entry. Also live streaming for these events will be available on the association`s YouTube channel. More information can be found on the Facebook page “Malta Darts Association”. On behalf of the Malta Darts Association we would like to thank our sponsors which include Budweiser as the official partner and wish all the participating players the best of luck. Let’s play darts!
Results Game-week 9 (06/01/2017)
Zejtun Beland Bullseye v Floriana Ajax A 0-8; BBugia Cox Sports Club A v Bormla Bocci Club 3-5; Zejtun Juventutis Domus v Kalkara St Joseph 0-8; Gudja POs Bar A v Mosta Horseshoe Bar A 3-5.
Cospicua Rangers v BBugia Cox Sports Club B 8-0; Floriana Ajax B v Gudja POs Bar B 6-2; Mosta Bocci Club v Senglea M. Conquest 3-5; Hamrun Education Bar A v Bugibba Munchies Pub 4-4.
Mqabba St Mary BC v St. Venera Red Square 5-3; Mosta Horseshoe Bar B v Hamrun Education Bar B 5-3; Bugibba Interc. Sun City v St Paul`s Diamonds 6-2.
Standings Game-week 9 (06/01/2017)
1st Kalkara St Joseph – 27 points; 2nd Floriana Ajax A – 24 points; 3rd Mosta Horseshoe Bar A – 19 points; 4th Gudja POs Bar A – 9 points; 5th Bormla Bocci Club – 8 points; 6th Zejtun Beland Bullseye, BBugia Cox Sports Club A – 7 points; 8th Zejtun Juventutis Domus – 2 points.
1st Bugibba Munchies Pub, Floriana Ajax B – 18 points; 3rd Hamrun Education Bar A – 17 points; 4th Cospicua Rangers – 16 points; 5th Senglea M. Conquest – 15 points; 6th Mosta Bocci Club, Gudja POs Bar B – 7 points; 8th BBugia Cox Sports Club B – 3 points.
1st Mosta Horseshoe Bar B – 22 points; 2nd Bugibba Intercontinental Sun City – 20 points; 3rd Hamrun Education Bar B – 12 points; 4th St. Venera Red Square, Mqabba St Mary BC – 8 points; 6th Mgarr The Hatch Sports Bar – 4 points; 7th St Pauls Diamonds – 3 points.
Fixtures Game-week 10 (13/01/2017)
Bormla Bocci Club v Kalkara St Joseph; Floriana Ajax A v Gudja POs Bar A; Mosta Horseshoe Bar A v BBugia Cox Sports Club A.
Gudja POs Bar B v Senglea M. Conquest; BBugia Cox Sports Club B v Hamrun Education Bar A; Cospicua Rangers v Mosta Bocci Club; Bugibba Munchies Pub v Floriana Ajax B.
Hamrun Education Bar B v St Paul`s Diamonds; Mqabba St Mary BC v Bugibba Interc. Sun City; Mgarr The Hatch Sports Bar v Mosta Horseshoe Bar B.