NATIONAL LEAGUE – ROUND UP
BBUGIA COX SPORTS CLUB A & FLORIANA AJAX B BOOK THEIR PLACE IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION
Division One – Leaders Kalkara win again this time 6-2 against Gudja POs Bar A which condemns the latter to play the rest of the season in the relegation division. Floriana Ajax A kept the pace with Kalkara and increased the gap with a 5-3 win over Mosta Horseshoe Bar A who are currently in third place. The fight for the fourth and final position at stake in the Championship division was still undecided with one game to go. BBugia Cox Sports Club A claimed this spot on their head-to-head record with Bormla Bocci Club after both clubs ended on 14 points after wins in gameweek 14 over the two Zejtun teams.
Division Two – A similar scenario to division one was at stake in this division with Floriana Ajax B and Cospicua Rangers battling it out for the final championship spot. Both teams won in gameweek 14 which meant that Floriana Ajax B consolidate the fourth spot with a two-point advantage. At the top the lead has changed once again with Bugibba Munchies Pub leading the way after their 7-1 win over BBugia Cox Sports Club A with the two following teams; Hamrun Education Bar A and Senglea M. Conquest ending in a draw.
Division Three – The top two teams faced each other with Mosta Horseshoe Bar B coming out on top with a comfortable 7-1 victory over Bugibba Sun City Pub which has extended their lead to eight points. An away 6-2 win for third place; Hamrun Education Bar B reduced the gap to only two points and with six games to go the race is on!
Results Game-week 14 (24/02/2017)
Floriana Ajax A v Mosta Horseshoe Bar A 5-3; Gudja POs Bar A v Kalkara St Joseph 2-6; Zejtun Juventutis Domus v BBugia Cox Sports Club A 0-8; Zejtun Beland Bullseye v Bormla Bocci Club 2-6.
BBugia Cox Sports Club B v Bugibba Munchies Pub 1-7; Hamrun Education Bar A v Senglea M. Conquest 4-4; Mosta Bocci Club v Floriana Ajax B 3-5; Cospicua Rangers v Gudja POs Bar B 7-1.
Mgarr The Hatch Sports Bar v St. Venera Red Square 3-5; Mosta Horseshoe Bar B v Bugibba Interc. Sun City 7-1; Mqabba St Mary BC v Hamrun Education Bar B 2-6.
Standings Game-week 14 (24/02/2017)
CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION: 1st Kalkara St Joseph – 37 points; 2nd Floriana Ajax A – 37 points; 3rd Mosta Horseshoe Bar A – 31 points; 4th BBugia Cox Sports Club A – 14 points.
RELEGATION DIVISION: 5th Bormla Bocci Club – 14 points; 6th Gudja POs Bar A – 13 points; 7th Zejtun Beland Bullseye – 13 points; 8th Zejtun Juventutis Domus – 2 points.
CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION: 1st Bugibba Munchies Pub – 30 points; 2nd Hamrun Education Bar A – 28 points; 3rd Senglea M. Conquest – 26 points; 4th Floriana Ajax B – 26 points.
RELEGATION DIVISION: 5th Cospicua Rangers – 24 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 – 34 points; 2nd Bugibba Intercontinental Sun City – 26 points; 3rd Hamrun Education Bar B – 24 points; 4th St. Venera Red Square – 14 points; 5th Mqabba St. Mary BC – 12 points; 6th St Pauls Diamonds – 7 points; 7th Mgarr The Hatch Sports Bar – 4 points.
Fixtures Game-week 15 (03/03/2017)
CHAMPIONSHIP DIV: Floriana Ajax A v Mosta Horseshoe Bar A; Kalkara St Joseph v BBugia Cox Sports Club A.
RELEGATION DIV: Zejtun Beland Bullseye v Gudja POs Bar A.
CHAMPIONSHIP DIV: Bugibba Munchies Pub v Floriana Ajax B; Hamrun Education Bar A v Senglea M. Conquest.
RELEGATION DIV: BBugia Cox Sports Club B v Cospicua Rangers; Gudja POs Bar B v Mosta Bocci Club.
Mosta Horseshoe Bar B v St Paul`s Diamonds; Mqabba St Mary BC v Mgarr The Hatch Sports Bar; Bugibba Interc. Sun City v St. Venera Red Square.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR RANKINGS
NORBERT ATTARD LEADS THE WAY
With just over half the season played Norbert Attard is leading the player of the year rankings on 56 points, followed by Albert Scerri on 53 points and Godfrey Abela on 42 points.
The top 10 ranked players as of (02/02/2017): 1st Norbert Attard – 56; 2nd Albert Scerri – 53; 3rd Godfrey Abela – 42; 4th Gordon Stanmore – 39; 5th Mario Aquilina – 34; 6th David Attard, Andy Keen, John Ciantar – 33; 9th John Agius – 32; 10th John Pisani, Edward Azzopardi, Kirsten Aquilina, Chris Cohen – 30.
Other awards leaders: Best Leg – Norbert Attard – 12; Highest Finish – Tony Borg – 170; Most 180s – Norbert Attard -11.
SUPER CUP QUALIFIER – ONE
ANDY KEEN AND ALFRED ABELA QUALIFY
The first of four Super Cup qualifiers took place last week with Andy Keen and Alfred Abela booking their place at the last 32 stage. Both players won their deciding matches 3-1 with Keen seeing off team mate Joe Caruana and Abela defeated Andre Zammit of Cospicua Rangers. The second and third qualification tournaments are scheduled for Tuesday 7th and Thursday 9th February 2017 at Zejtun Domus with play commencing at 19:30.
4 A SIDE CUP COMPETITION
The first leg from the round of 16 stage in the 4 a-side cup competition took place with the biggest wins coming from Floriana Ajax A and Cospicua Rangers against Gudja POs Bar B and Bugibba Sun City respectively with a 14-2 score line. All the scores from the scheduled matches were as follows:
Kalkara St.Joseph A vs Mosta Horseshoe Bar B 11-5; Mosta Horseshoe Bar C vs Zejtun Beland 9-7; Floriana Ajax A vs Gudja POs Bar B 14-2; Floriana Ajax B vs Mosta Bocci Club 11-5; Mosta Horseshoe Bar A vs Hamrun Education Bar A 10-6; Cospicua Rangers vs Bugibba Sun City 14-2; Senglea Manchester C vs Sta.Venera Red Square 9-7; Hamrun Education Bar B vs Kalkara St.Joseph B 5-11.
The return matches will take place on 22/02.
Andre Zammit | Public Relations Officer | Malta Darts Association