Press Release: Week 12 – Season 2016/17

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)
Division 1
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.

Division 2
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.

Division 3
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)
Division 1
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.

Division 2
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.

Division 3
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)
Division 1
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.

Division 2
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.

Division 3
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.

MALTA PREMIER LEAGUE OF DARTS – GAMEWEEK TWO

The second week from the Malta Premier League of Darts took place at the 120Bar, Mellieha which saw Norbert
Attard, Albert Scerri and John Agius claiming their second win and John Ciantar his first.

Brian Abela v Albert Scerri 3-4

The night started off in style with a very exciting match between B.Abela and A.Scerri with the latter edging out his
teammate 4-3. Scerri took a two leg lead with Abela closing the gap in the third leg but Scerri restored the lead once
again in the fourth leg. The fifth leg was the most exciting leg of the night with Scerri starting with 180 and 140
scores and still ending up losing the leg as Abela hit consistent high scores and a 76 checkout. Once again Scerri
started the sixth leg in style with 2x 140 scores and the same scenario repeated its self with Abela checking out the
double first to take the match into a deciding leg. The final leg saw Scerri first at the doubles and this time made no
mistake to claim his second win of this competition.

Godfrey Abela v Norbert Attard 1-4

N.Attard claimed his second win of the competition in a 4-1 win over G.Abela. Two 17 dart finishes by Attard saw
him taking a 2-0 lead with Abela replying in the 3rd leg in the best leg of the night in a 13 dart finish. Attard was not
fazed by this as he won the 5th and 6th leg which keeps him unbeaten after two matches.

John Ciantar v Vincent Busutill 4-2

Ciantar secured his first win of this campaign in a comfortable win against Busutill who could not replicate his form
from last week`s event. The first two legs were shared with Ciantar winning the first and Busutill winning the second.
The 3rd and 4th legs saw Ciantar take a two leg lead with Busutill closing the gap with a win in the 5th. A checkout on
double one saw Ciantar claiming the win which puts him level with Busutill on 1-1 record.

John Agius v David Attard 4-2

J.Agius continued where he left last week as he hit thirteen 100+ scores in a win over D. Attard. Agius won the first
three legs but a short laps of form saw his opponent reducing the gap to one with wins in the 4th and 5th legs. Both
players threw darts at the doubles in the 6th leg with Agius stumbling over the finishing line first and now enjoys a 2-
0 record.

Standings: 1st A.Scerri, N.Attard, J.Agius – (2-0); 4th V.Busutill, J.Ciantar – (1-1); 5th G.Abela, D.Attard, B.Abela – (0-2).
Statistics: Best 3-dart average – N.Attard – 83.13; Best leg –G.Abela – 13; 180s – A.Scerri – 1; Highest checkout –
B.Abela – 88.

Streaming for this event can be found on the association`s YouTube channel – Malta Premier League of Darts
2016/17 – Day 2. The next event will take place on Wednesday 8th February 2017 at the Uncle Matts Kitchen,
Marsacala with the first match scheduled to start at 20:00hrs.

4 A SIDE CUP COMPETITION

The preliminary round first leg matches took place with the following scores recorded: Sta.Venera Red Square vs
St.Paul’s Diamonds 14-2; Hamrun Education Bar B vs Floriana Ajax D 9-7; Mosta Horseshoe Bar A vs Floriana Ajax C
14-2; Floriana Ajax Bar A vs Gudja POs Bar A 11-5; Kalkara St.Joseph BC A vs Beland BC B 12-4.

Regards,

Andre Zammit | Public Relations Officer | Malta Darts Association