NATIONAL LEAGUE – ROUND UP
HAMRUN EDUCATION BAR B THROW PROMOTION RACE WIDE OPEN
Division Three – The promotion race in division three is heating up after third place Hamrun Education Bar B defeat Bugibba Sun City, currently sitting in second place 5-3 in a thrilling encounter. Through the entire season the side from Bugibba occupied second place and for majority of the time enjoyed a five to eight-point lead over Education Bar B but with this win the latter can overtake their promotion rivals in the next round as the gap has now been reduced to 2 points with Hamrun having played one game less. In other matches, leaders and already crowned Champions Mosta Horseshoe Bar B could only draw against St Venera Red Square and in a match between the bottom two St Paul`s Diamonds swept past Mgarr The Hatch 7-1.
Results Game-week 18 (30/03/2017)
Mgarr The Hatch Sports Bar v St Paul`s Diamonds 1-7; Hamrun Education Bar B v Bugibba Interc. Sun City 5-3; St. Venera Red Square v Mosta Horseshoe Bar B 4-4.
Standings Game-week 18 (30/03/2017)
1st Mosta Horseshoe Bar B (champions) – 44 points; 2nd Bugibba Intercontinental Sun City – 32 points; 3rd Hamrun Education Bar B – 30 points; 4th St. Venera Red Square – 21 points; 5th Mqabba St. Mary BC – 15 points; 6th St Pauls Diamonds – 10 points; 7th Mgarr The Hatch Sports Bar – 4 points.
Fixtures Game-week 18/19 (21/04/2017)
CHAMPIONSHIP DIV: Mosta Horseshoe Bar A v Floriana Ajax A; BBugia Cox Sports Club A v Kalkara St Joseph.
RELEGATION DIV: Gudja POs Bar A v Zejtun Beland Bullseye.
CHAMPIONSHIP DIV: Floriana Ajax B v Bugibba Munchies Pub; Senglea M. Conquest v Hamrun Education Bar A.
RELEGATION DIV: Cospicua Rangers v BBugia Cox Sports Club B; Mosta Bocci Club v Gudja POs Bar B.
Hamrun Education Bar B v Mgarr The Hatch Sports Bar; Mosta Horseshoe Bar B v Mqabba St Mary BC; St Paul`s Diamonds v St. Venera Red Square.
NATIONAL DOUBLES COMPETITION
ATTARD BROTHERS RETAIN THEIR TITLE
A large number of participants took part in the National doubles competition which saw brothers Norbert and David Attard defend the title they also won last season. On route to the final the pair saw of the challenges of B.Desira/N.Ebejer 3-0 at the last 32 stage; V.Busutill/J.Agius 3-0 at the last 16 stage; E.Scerri/T.Borg 3-1 at the quarter final stage and A.Scerri/G.Abela 4-2 in the semi-final. In the final they faced M.Aquilina/E.Ciantar of Kalkara with the pair taking the first leg but a reaction from the brothers saw them win the next four legs for a 4-1 lead. The sixth leg gave a lifeline to the Kalkara`s pair but once again an immediate reaction from Norbert and David Attard saw them clinch the title for the second consecutive year. This is the third pairs title in a short period of time for them as last November they also won the prestigious honour in the Malta International Darts Open.
LADIES SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP
BEV KEEN CLAIMS THE HONOUR
After an absence of numerous years, the ladies’ single championship was re-introduced this season with eighteen players fighting it out for the top honour. Bev Keen winning the title in style as she only lost one leg in the entire competition with wins over Tracy Chambers 2-0; Elaine Liddell 2-1; Anne Hughes 3-0 and Stephania Buhagiar 3-0 in the final. The Malta Darts Association will continue to work hand in hand with various entities to ensure that the ambitious targets set for the ladies’ game are reached.
5 A SIDE CUP COMPETITION
The first leg from the quarter final stage in the 5 a-side cup competition took place with Senglea M. Conquest, Mosta Horseshoe Bar A, Floriana Ajax A and Kalkara St Joseph taking a lead into the return leg scheduled for 22/03.
Results: BBugia Cox Sports Club v Senglea M. Conquest 2-3; Mosta Horseshoe Bar A v Hamrun Education Bar A 4-1; Floriana Ajax A v Gudja POs Bar B 5-0; Kalkara St Joseph v Zejtun Beland Bullseye 4-1.
Andre Zammit | Public Relations Officer | Malta Darts Association