MALTA PREMIER LEAGUE OF DARTS – GAMEWEEK SIX
VITAL WINS FOR ALBERT SCERRI & DAVID ATTARD
The sixth week from the Malta Premier League of Darts took place at the Red Bar in Kalkara which notably saw Albert Scerri booking his place at finals night; Norbert Attard continue his 100% record and a vital win for David Attard which keeps his hope of joining his brother Norbert in the national team scheduled to participate at the Mediterranean cup in May.
Albert Scerri v John Agius 4-1
Scerri bounced back to form after two consecutive defeats by comfortably defeating John Agius 4-1. The opening two legs shared with Scerri taking the first and Agius levelling the score up in the second. A tightly contested third leg saw Scerri regaining the lead and from that point onwards there was no way back as he kicked on to win the 4th and 5th leg and another vital win which guarantees a spot at finals night. Despite the defeat, Agius faith is still in his hands because a win next week against Brian Abela would also see him booking his place at finals night and a berth in the national team, something he is yet to achieve.
Norbert Attard v Brian Abela 4-0
Six in Six, that is the record N.Attard holds at this edition of the Malta Premier League of Darts. This week he swept past B.Abela 4-0 in no time as he averaged over 80.00 for the third time during this competition. Next week Attard is scheduled to play against John Ciantar and a win would see him ending the group stages on a 100% record.
David Attard v John Ciantar 4-1
Coming into this must win match both players shared fifth place on a 2-3 record. All square after two legs with Attard opening the scoring and Ciantar levelling up in the second. Unfortunately for him, Ciantar could not kick on from there as the next three legs deservedly all went with D.Attard which ended Ciantar hopes of making the top four. On the 7th and final group game D.Attard is scheduled to play against G.Abela, with a win for both players required if they are to progress further in this competition.
Godfrey Abela v Vincent Busuttil 1-4
The last match scheduled for the night saw Busuttil ending a four-game losing streak as he claims his second win of his campaign. On the night G.Abela never got going and found himself trailing 2-0 and despite winning the 3rd leg, the 4th and 5th leg went with veteran Busuttil to end a miserable night for G.Abela. He will need to put this loss behind him quickly as next week he is scheduled to play against David Attard in a winner takes it all encounter.
Standings: 1st N.Attard (qualified) – (6-0) 2nd A.Scerri (qualified) – (4-2); 3rd G.Abela – (3-3); 4th J.Agius – (3-3); 5th D.Attard – (3-3); 6th J.Ciantar – (2-4); 7th V.Busutill – (2-4); 8th B.Abela – (1-5).
Statistics: Best 3-dart average – N.Attard – 80.16; Best leg – N.Attard – 15; 180s – None; Highest checkout – N.Attard – 100.
Streaming for this event can be found on the association`s YouTube channel – Malta Premier League of Darts 2016/17 – Day 6. The next event will take place on Wednesday 5th April 2017 at La Roviescata, San Gwann with the first match scheduled to start at 20:00hrs.
RANKING TOURNAMENT – VIII
ANDY KEEN WINS ANOTHER RANKING EVENT
Andy Keen claims his second ranking tournament of the season at Zejtun Domus after earlier this season winning the Mosta Horseshoe Bar event. In the final he defeated Godfrey Abela with Albert Scerri and Tony Borg finishing in 3rd place.
4 A SIDE CUP COMPETITION – QUARTER FINALS
The return leg from the quarter final stage in the 4 a-side cup competition took place with Kalkara St Joseph A & B, Mosta Horseshoe Bar A and Floriana Ajax A securing a place at the semi-final stage. All the scores from the scheduled matches were as follows:
Results: Mosta Horseshoe Bar C v Kalkara St Joseph A 8-8 (Agg: 14-18); Floriana Ajax B v Floriana Ajax A 6-10 (Agg: 11-21); Cospicua Rangers v Mosta Horseshoe Bar A 3-13 (Agg: 6-26); Kalkara St Joseph B v Senglea M. Conquest 12-4 (Agg: 25-7).
Semi-Final draws: Kalkara St Joseph A v Floriana Ajax A and Mosta Horseshoe Bar A v Kalkara St Joseph B scheduled to be played on 11/04 and 18/04.
NATIONAL LEAGUE – ROUND UP
HAMRUN EDUCATION BAR B THROW PROMOTION RACE WIDE OPEN
Division Three – The promotion race in division three is heating up after third place Hamrun Education Bar B defeat Bugibba Sun City, currently sitting in second place 5-3 in a thrilling encounter. Through the entire season the side from Bugibba occupied second place and for majority of the time enjoyed a five to eight-point lead over Education Bar B but with this win the latter can overtake their promotion rivals in the next round as the gap has now been reduced to 2 points with Hamrun having played one game less. In other matches, leaders and already crowned Champions Mosta Horseshoe Bar B could only draw against St Venera Red Square and in a match between the bottom two St Paul`s Diamonds swept past Mgarr The Hatch 7-1.
Results Game-week 18 (30/03/2017)
Mgarr The Hatch Sports Bar v St Paul`s Diamonds 1-7; Hamrun Education Bar B v Bugibba Interc. Sun City 5-3; St. Venera Red Square v Mosta Horseshoe Bar B 4-4.
Standings Game-week 18 (30/03/2017)
1st Mosta Horseshoe Bar B (champions) – 44 points; 2nd Bugibba Intercontinental Sun City – 32 points; 3rd Hamrun Education Bar B – 30 points; 4th St. Venera Red Square – 21 points; 5th Mqabba St. Mary BC – 15 points; 6th St Pauls Diamonds – 10 points; 7th Mgarr The Hatch Sports Bar – 4 points.
Fixtures Game-week 18/19 (21/04/2017)
CHAMPIONSHIP DIV: Mosta Horseshoe Bar A v Floriana Ajax A; BBugia Cox Sports Club A v Kalkara St Joseph.
RELEGATION DIV: Gudja POs Bar A v Zejtun Beland Bullseye.
CHAMPIONSHIP DIV: Floriana Ajax B v Bugibba Munchies Pub; Senglea M. Conquest v Hamrun Education Bar A.
RELEGATION DIV: Cospicua Rangers v BBugia Cox Sports Club B; Mosta Bocci Club v Gudja POs Bar B.
Hamrun Education Bar B v Mgarr The Hatch Sports Bar; Mosta Horseshoe Bar B v Mqabba St Mary BC; St Paul`s Diamonds v St. Venera Red Square.