Press Release: Week 26 – Season 2016/17

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.

Regards,

Andre Zammit | Public Relations Officer | Malta Darts Association