GAME OF THE WEEK
TOP OF THE TABLE CLASH ENDS IN A DRAW
The much anticipated weekend top of the table clash between Floriana Ajax A and Kalkara St Joseph ended all square with both teams playing exceptional darts. After game-week 12 both teams lead the way on 31 points but Mosta Horseshoe Bar A took full advantage of the outcome as they comfortably defeated Bormla Bocci Club 7-1 and now are only three points behind the leaders. The first four matches all went with throw with John Agius and John Ciantar winning for Floriana and Kirsten Aquilna winning twice, in the singles and the doubles with partner Gordon Stanmore which meant the score was all square at the mid-way stage. Norbert Attard gave the hosts the lead again with a win in game 5 which boosted the home side as in game 6, Vincent Busutill also won to give the Greens a two game lead and a point secured. Kalkara needed a reaction and they found it through Emmanuel Ciantar winning game 7 which meant that the outcome of the match would be decided in the deciding leg. In a game which could have gone either side, the visitors came on top with Ciantar/Keen edging out the Attard brothers 3-2 to ensure that Kalkara don’t leave empty handed.
Results Game-week 12 (03/02/2017)
Mosta Horseshoe Bar A v Bormla Bocci Club 7-1; Zejtun Beland Bullseye v BBugia Cox Sports Club A 3-5; Gudja POs Bar A v Zejtun Juventutis Domus 8-0; Floriana Ajax A v Kalkara St Joseph 4-4.
Bugibba Munchies Pub v Gudja POs Bar B 5-3; Cospicua Rangers v Floriana Ajax B 4-4; Hamrun Education Bar A v Mosta Bocci Club 5-3; BBugia Cox Sports Club B v Senglea M. Conquest 0-8.
Mgarr The Hatch Sports Bar v Hamrun Education Bar B 0-8; Mqabba St Mary BC v Mosta Horseshoe Bar B 2-6; St. Venera Red Square v St Paul`s Diamonds 6-2.
Standings Game-week 12 (03/02/2017)
1st Floriana Ajax A, Kalkara St Joseph – 31 points; 3rd Mosta Horseshoe Bar A – 28 points; 4th Zejtun Beland Bullseye – 13 points; 5th Gudja POs Bar A – 12 points; 6th Bormla Bocci Club – 11 points; 7th BBugia Cox Sports Club A – 10 points; 8th Zejtun Juventutis Domus – 2 points.
1st Hamrun Education Bar A – 26 points; 2nd Senglea M. Conquest, Bugibba Munchies Pub – 24 points; 4th Floriana Ajax A – 22 points; 5th Cospicua Rangers – 20 points; 6th Gudja POs Bar B – 10 points; 7th Mosta Bocci Club – 7 points; 8th BBugia Cox Sports Club B – 3 points.
1st Mosta Horseshoe Bar B – 31 points; 2nd Bugibba Intercontinental Sun City – 23 points; 3rd Hamrun Education Bar B – 18 points; 4th Mqabba St Mary BC, St. Venera Red Square – 11 points; 6th St Pauls Diamonds – 6 points; 7th Mgarr The Hatch Sports Bar – 4 points.
Fixtures Game-week 13 (17/02/2017)
BBugia Cox Sports Club A v Gudja POs Bar A; Bormla Bocci Club v Floriana Ajax A; Mosta Horseshoe Bar A v Zejtun Juventutis Domus; Kalkara St Joseph v Zejtun Beland Bullseye.
Floriana Ajax B v Hamrun Education Bar A; Gudja POs Bar B v BBugia Cox Sports Club B; Bugibba Munchies Pub v Mosta Bocci Club; Senglea M. Conquest v Cospicua Rangers.
Hamrun Education Bar B v St. Venera Red Square; Mgarr The Hatch Sports Bar v Bugibba Interc. Sun City; St Paul`s Diamonds v Mqabba St Mary BC.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR RANKINGS
NORBERT ATTARD LEADS THE WAY
With just over half the season played Norbert Attard is leading the player of the year rankings on 56 points, followed by Albert Scerri on 53 points and Godfrey Abela on 42 points.
The top 10 ranked players as of (02/02/2017): 1st Norbert Attard – 56; 2nd Albert Scerri – 53; 3rd Godfrey Abela – 42; 4th Gordon Stanmore – 39; 5th Mario Aquilina – 34; 6th David Attard, Andy Keen, John Ciantar – 33; 9th John Agius – 32; 10th John Pisani, Edward Azzopardi, Kirsten Aquilina, Chris Cohen – 30.
Other awards leaders: Best Leg – Norbert Attard – 12; Highest Finish – Tony Borg – 170; Most 180s – Norbert Attard -11.
SUPER CUP QUALIFIER – ONE
ANDY KEEN AND ALFRED ABELA QUALIFY
The first of four Super Cup qualifiers took place last week with Andy Keen and Alfred Abela booking their place at the last 32 stage. Both players won their deciding matches 3-1 with Keen seeing off team mate Joe Caruana and Abela defeated Andre Zammit of Cospicua Rangers. The second and third qualification tournaments are scheduled for Tuesday 7th and Thursday 9th February 2017 at Zejtun Domus with play commencing at 19:30.
4 A SIDE CUP COMPETITION
The first leg from the round of 16 stage in the 4 a-side cup competition took place with the biggest wins coming from Floriana Ajax A and Cospicua Rangers against Gudja POs Bar B and Bugibba Sun City respectively with a 14-2 score line. All the scores from the scheduled matches were as follows:
Kalkara St.Joseph A vs Mosta Horseshoe Bar B 11-5; Mosta Horseshoe Bar C vs Zejtun Beland 9-7; Floriana Ajax A vs Gudja POs Bar B 14-2; Floriana Ajax B vs Mosta Bocci Club 11-5; Mosta Horseshoe Bar A vs Hamrun Education Bar A 10-6; Cospicua Rangers vs Bugibba Sun City 14-2; Senglea Manchester C vs Sta.Venera Red Square 9-7; Hamrun Education Bar B vs Kalkara St.Joseph B 5-11.
The return matches will take place on 22/02.