NATIONAL LEAGUE – ROUND UP
Division One – Gameweek 13 produced no upsets as all three title contenders comfortably won which keeps Kalkara St Joseph and Floriana Ajax A top of the league with Mosta Horseshoe Bar A three points behind. In the other match BBugia Cox Sports Club A and Gudja POs Bar A shared the points in a 4-4 draw. Next week features the last round of matches before teams are split into Championship and Relegation division. One place is still up for grabs in the Championship division with no less than four teams still fighting for that spot: Gudja POs Bar A, Zejtun Beland Bullseye both on 13 points followed by BBugia Cox Sports Club A and Bormla Bocci Club two points behind.
Division Two – Bugibba Munchies Pub took full advantage of the remaining four title contenders drawing their matches this week as they defeated Mosta Bocci Club 5-3. Hamrun Education Bar A, Bugibba Munchies Pub and Senglea M. Conquest have all secured their place in the Championship division with the last spot still to be decided next week with Floriana Ajax B holding a two-point advantage over Cospicua Rangers.
Division Three – With leaders Mosta Horseshoe Bar B not in action this week, Bugibba Sun City`s win against Mgarr The Hatch meant that the lead at the top has been reduced to five points. Hamrun Education Bar B kept their hopes of promotion alive with a 5-3 win over St. Venera Red Square. The remaining match from this division saw St Paul`s Diamonds and Mqabba St Mary share the points.
Results Game-week 13 (17/02/2017)
BBugia Cox Sports Club A v Gudja POs Bar A 4-4; Bormla Bocci Club v Floriana Ajax A 0-8; Mosta Horseshoe Bar A v Zejtun Juventutis Domus 8-0; Kalkara St Joseph v Zejtun Beland Bullseye 6-2.
Floriana Ajax B v Hamrun Education Bar A 4-4; Gudja POs Bar B v BBugia Cox Sports Club B 8-0; Bugibba Munchies Pub v Mosta Bocci Club 5-3; Senglea M. Conquest v Cospicua Rangers 4-4.
Hamrun Education Bar B v St. Venera Red Square 5-3; Mgarr The Hatch Sports Bar v Bugibba Interc. Sun City 2-6; St Paul`s Diamonds v Mqabba St Mary BC 4-4.
Standings Game-week 13 (17/02/2017)
1st Kalkara St Joseph – 34 points; 2nd Floriana Ajax A – 34 points; 3rd Mosta Horseshoe Bar A – 31 points; 4th Gudja POs Bar A – 13 points; 5th Zejtun Beland Bullseye – 13 points; 6th BBugia Cox Sports Club A – 11 points; 7th Bormla Bocci Club – 11 points; 8th Zejtun Juventutis Domus – 2 points.
1st Hamrun Education Bar A – 27 points; 2nd Bugibba Munchies Pub – 27 points; 3rd Senglea M. Conquest – 25 points; 4th Floriana Ajax B – 23 points; 5th Cospicua Rangers – 21 points; 6th Gudja POs Bar B – 13 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 – 26 points; 3rd Hamrun Education Bar B – 21 points; 4th Mqabba St Mary BC – 12 points; 5th St. Venera Red Square – 11 points; 6th St Pauls Diamonds – 7 points; 7th Mgarr The Hatch Sports Bar – 4 points.
Fixtures Game-week 14 (24/02/2017)
Floriana Ajax A v Mosta Horseshoe Bar A; Gudja POs Bar A v Kalkara St Joseph; Zejtun Juventutis Domus v BBugia Cox Sports Club A; Zejtun Beland Bullseye v Bormla Bocci Club.
BBugia Cox Sports Club B v Bugibba Munchies Pub; Hamrun Education Bar A v Senglea M. Conquest; Mosta Bocci Club v Floriana Ajax B; Cospicua Rangers v Gudja POs Bar B.
Mgarr The Hatch Sports Bar v St. Venera Red Square; Mosta Horseshoe Bar B v Bugibba Interc. Sun City; Mqabba St Mary BC v Hamrun Education Bar B.
RANKING TOURNAMENT – III
ALBERT SCERRI WINS AT TOTTENHAM HOTSPURS CLUB
The third ranking tournament of the season took us to the capital at the Tottenham Hotspurs supporters club with Albert Scerri claiming his first title this year. In the semi-final he eliminated Gordon Stanmore and in the final he saw of the challenge of Chris Cohen. Norbert Attard finished in joint 3rd place with Stanmore.
The next ranking tournaments are scheduled for 10th February 2017 – Floriana Ajax (venue: Marsa St Michaels); 5th March 2017 – Mosta Horseshoe Bar; 19th March – Kalkara St Joseph.
4 A SIDE CUP COMPETITION
The preliminary round second leg matches took place with the following scores recorded: St.Paul’s Diamonds vs Sta.Venera Red Square 6-10 (Agg: 8-24); Floriana Ajax D v Hamrun Education Bar B 6-10 (Agg: 19-13); Floriana Ajax C v Mosta Horseshoe Bar A 4-12 (Agg: 6-26); Gudja POs Bar A vs Floriana Ajax Bar A 2-14 (Agg: 7-25); Beland BC B vs Kalkara St.Joseph BC A 5-11 (Agg: 9-23).
The draw for the Round of 16 matches scheduled to be played on 01/02 and 22/02 are as follows: Kalkara St Joseph A v Mosta Horseshoe Bar B; Mosta Horseshoe Bar C v Zejtun Beland Bullseye A; Floriana Ajax A v Gudja POs Bar B; Floriana Ajax B v Mosta Bocci Club; Mosta Horseshoe Bar A v Hamrun Education Bar A; Cospicua Rangers v Bugibba.
Andre Zammit | Public Relations Officer | Malta Darts Association