NATIONAL TITLE TO BE DECIDED ON FINAL DAY OF THE SEASON
Division One – Wins for Kalkara St Joseph and Floriana Ajax A in gameweek 19 meant that the National division one title will be decided next Friday as these teams are scheduled to play each other on the final day of the season. Kalkara only require a draw to retain the title as they enjoy a two-point cushion over the Greens. The last gameweek will also pair up another direct encounter featuring two teams fighting to avoid relegation, Bormla Bocci Club and Gudja POs Bar. Only a win would see Gudja retain their status in division one.
Division Two – Bugibba Munchies Pub join Hamrun Education Bar A in division one next season as they clinched the point they needed to seal promotion against Senglea M. Conquest. These two teams play each other next week with Hamrun only requiring a draw to be crowned Champions. In case of a Bugibba win both teams would require to play a decider. Mosta Bocci Club kept their hopes of avoiding relegation alive with a 5-3 win over Cospicua Rangers. In the final game of the season they play against already relegated BBugia Cox Sports Club B with Gudja POs Bar B who enjoy a two-point lead hosting Cospicua Rangers.
Division Three – Hamrun Education Bar B host Mqabba St Mary BC next week with a win confirming promotion to division two. Chasing Hamrun are Bugibba Sun City, currently trailing by one point who play already crowned champions Mosta Horseshoe Bar B.
Results Game-week 19/20 (28/04/2017)
Division 1 (GW19)
CHAMPIONSHIP DIV: Kalkara St Joseph v Mosta Horseshoe Bar A 5-3; Floriana Ajax A v BBugia Cox Sports Club A 8-0.
RELEGATION DIV: Zejtun Beland Bullseye v Bormla Bocci Club 4-4; Gudja POs Bar A v Zejtun Juventutis Domus 8-0.
Division 2 (GW19)
CHAMPIONSHIP DIV: Senglea M. Conquest v Bugibba Munchies Pub 4-4; Hamrun Education Bar A v Floriana Ajax B 5-3.
RELEGATION DIV: Cospicua Rangers v Mosta Bocci Club 3-5; BBugia Cox Sports Club B v Gudja POs Bar B 3-5.
Division 3 (GW20)
St. Venera Red Square v Hamrun Education Bar B 3-5; Bugibba Interc. Sun City v Mgarr The Hatch Sports Bar 8-0; Mqabba St Mary BC v St Paul`s Diamonds 4-4.
Standings Game-week 19/20 (28/04/2017)
Division 1 (GW19)
CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION: 1st Kalkara St Joseph – 50 points; 2nd Floriana Ajax A – 48 points; 3rd Mosta Horseshoe Bar A – 35 points; 4th BBugia Cox Sports Club A – 14 points.
RELEGATION DIVISION: 5th Zejtun Beland Bullseye – 24 points; 6th Bormla Bocci Club – 22 points; 7th Gudja POs Bar A – 21 points; 8th Zejtun Juventutis Domus (relegated) – 2 points.
Division 2 (GW19)
MALTA PREMIER LEAGUE
NORBERT ATTARD CLAIMS TOP SINGLES HONOUR
Norbert Attard became the first ever Malta Premier League of Darts champion after edging out Albert Scerri 7-5 in the final. Earlier in the night both Attard and Scerri eased through their semi-finals with identical 5-0 score-line over John Agius and Godfrey Abela respectively. In the final, Scerri started the better of the two and managed to take a 2-0 lead which could have been further extended but a couple of missed darts at the doubles cost him dearly as Attard upped his game to take the next four legs and a two-leg advantage at the break. After the break, Attard continued where he left off as he won the 7th leg with Scerri finally breaking the streak in the 8th to reduce the gap back to 2 legs but Norbert moved one leg away from victory with a win in the 9th leg. Despite having his back to the wall, Scerri did not give up as he found a burst of form which saw him taking the next two legs to reduce the gap back to one leg and he could have taken the game into a tie-break decider but six missed darts at double 18 saw Attard taking full advantage as he checked out 160 to become this season`s Premier League champion. The crowd present at Red Square in St. Venera witnessed a great final in which both players ended on a 86.00, 3 dart average with Attard also hitting 5 – 180s along the way. On behalf of the Malta darts association we would like to thank all the sponsors, helpers and players which made this newly formed competition a success.
5 A SIDE CUP COMPETITIONS – FINAL
FLORIANA AJAX A 5 A-SIDE CUP WINNERS
The first team honour of the season went to Floriana Ajax A after they swept past Mosta Horseshoe Bar in the 5 a-side cup final. Playing in front of a sizable crowd at the Zejtun Beland Club, Floriana took the lead through John Ciantar as he edged out Tony Borg 3-2. Norbert Attard doubled their lead as he comfortably defeated Albert Scerri 3-0 and Vincent Busutill finished off the job by winning with the same score line against Godfrey Abela. With the title`s destination already decided both captains agreed that there was no need to play the 4th and 5th games. These two teams are scheduled to meet again next week as they will battle it out again in another final in the 4 a-side Cup.