NATIONAL LEAGUE – ROUND UP
NATIONAL TITLE TO BE DECIDED ON FINAL DAY OF THE SEASON
Division One – Wins for Kalkara St Joseph and Floriana Ajax A in gameweek 19 meant that the National division one title will be decided next Friday as these teams are scheduled to play each other on the final day of the season. Kalkara only require a draw to retain the title as they enjoy a two-point cushion over the Greens. The last gameweek will also pair up another direct encounter featuring two teams fighting to avoid relegation, Bormla Bocci Club and Gudja POs Bar. Only a win would see Gudja retain their status in division one.
Division Two – Bugibba Munchies Pub join Hamrun Education Bar A in division one next season as they clinched the point they needed to seal promotion against Senglea M. Conquest. These two teams play each other next week with Hamrun only requiring a draw to be crowned Champions. In case of a Bugibba win both teams would require to play a decider. Mosta Bocci Club kept their hopes of avoiding relegation alive with a 5-3 win over Cospicua Rangers. In the final game of the season they play against already relegated BBugia Cox Sports Club B with Gudja POs Bar B who enjoy a two-point lead hosting Cospicua Rangers.
Division Three – Hamrun Education Bar B host Mqabba St Mary BC next week with a win confirming promotion to division two. Chasing Hamrun are Bugibba Sun City, currently trailing by one point who play already crowned champions Mosta Horseshoe Bar B.
Results Game-week 19/20 (28/04/2017)
Division 1 (GW19)
CHAMPIONSHIP DIV: Kalkara St Joseph v Mosta Horseshoe Bar A 5-3; Floriana Ajax A v BBugia Cox Sports Club A 8-0.
RELEGATION DIV: Zejtun Beland Bullseye v Bormla Bocci Club 4-4; Gudja POs Bar A v Zejtun Juventutis Domus 8-0.
Division 2 (GW19)
CHAMPIONSHIP DIV: Senglea M. Conquest v Bugibba Munchies Pub 4-4; Hamrun Education Bar A v Floriana Ajax B 5-3.
RELEGATION DIV: Cospicua Rangers v Mosta Bocci Club 3-5; BBugia Cox Sports Club B v Gudja POs Bar B 3-5.
Division 3 (GW20)
St. Venera Red Square v Hamrun Education Bar B 3-5; Bugibba Interc. Sun City v Mgarr The Hatch Sports Bar 8-0; Mqabba St Mary BC v St Paul`s Diamonds 4-4.
Standings Game-week 19/20 (28/04/2017)
Division 1 (GW19)
CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION: 1st Kalkara St Joseph – 50 points; 2nd Floriana Ajax A – 48 points; 3rd Mosta Horseshoe Bar A – 35 points; 4th BBugia Cox Sports Club A – 14 points.
RELEGATION DIVISION: 5th Zejtun Beland Bullseye – 24 points; 6th Bormla Bocci Club – 22 points; 7th Gudja POs Bar A – 21 points; 8th Zejtun Juventutis Domus (relegated) – 2 points.
Division 2 (GW19)
CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION: 1st Hamrun Education Bar A (promoted) – 41 points; 2nd Bugibba Munchies Pub (promoted) – 38 points; 3rd Senglea M. Conquest – 32 points; 4th Floriana Ajax B – 26 points.
RELEGATION DIVISION: 5th Cospicua Rangers – 34 points; 6th Gudja POs Bar B – 20 points; 7th Mosta Bocci Club – 18 points; 8th BBugia Cox Sports Club B (relegated) – 3 points.
Division 3 (GW20)
1st Mosta Horseshoe Bar B (champions) – 47 points; 2nd Hamrun Education Bar B – 36 points; 3rd Bugibba Intercontinental Sun City – 35 points; 4th St. Venera Red Square – 24 points; 5th Mqabba St. Mary BC – 16 points; 6th St Pauls Diamonds – 11 points; 7th Mgarr The Hatch Sports Bar – 4 points.
Fixtures Game-week 21/22 (05/05/2017)
CHAMPIONSHIP DIV: Floriana Ajax A v Kalkara St Joseph; Mosta Horseshoe Bar A v BBugia Cox Sports Club A.
RELEGATION DIV: Bormla Bocci Club v Gudja POs Bar A
CHAMPIONSHIP DIV: Senglea M. Conquest v Floriana Ajax B; Bugibba Munchies Pub v Hamrun Education Bar A.
RELEGATION DIV: Gudja POs Bar B v Cospicua Rangers; BBugia Cox Sports Club B v Mosta Bocci Club.
Mgarr The Hatch Sports Bar v St. Venera Red Square; Mosta Horseshoe Bar B v Bugibba Interc. Sun City; Hamrun Education Bar B v Mqabba St Mary BC.
SCERRI WINS SECOND CONSECUTIVE SUPER CUP
Recently the Super Cup took place which saw Albert Scerri retaining the title he also won last season. En route to the final, Scerri saw off the challenges of team-mate Brian Abela 3-1; Chris Cohen, Andy Keen and Mario Aquilina of Kalkara 3-0, 3-2 and 4-1 respectively. In the final, he was pitted against another Kalkara player, Gordon Stanmore. A top-quality final was on display for the public present at Zejtun Domus which saw Scerri edging out Stanmore in a 5-3 victory to make it back-to-back Super Cup titles.
RANKING TOURNAMENT – VI
THIRD RANKING TITLE FOR ALBERT SCERRI
After winning at Tottenham Hotspurs Club and Marsa St Michaels, Albert Scerri made it a hat-trick of titles with a win at Cospicua Rangers. In the final he defeated Andy Keen of Kalkara with Tony Borg and Brian Abela of Mosta Horseshoe Bar finishing in third place. The next ranking tournament on the calendar is scheduled for the 26th March at Zejtun Domus.
LADIES CHALLENGE SHIELD
The third edition of the Malta Ladies Challenge shield is underway with Carol Woodcock leading the way on 10 points, followed in second place by Jane Agius Baggaley on 8 points and Carin Bauchope, Lesley Tucker and Dianne Cass on 7 points in third place. All the matches from this competition are played at the Munchies Pub in Bugibba every Thursday night with finals night
Schedule for the second week in April.
The standings after Gameweek 2: 1st C.Bauchope – 10 points; 2nd J.Agius Baggaley – 8 points; 3rd C.Bauchope, L.Tucker, D.Cass – 7 points; 6th E.Liddell – 6 points; 7th B.Keen, J.Petit, J.Caruana, M.Stephens, M.McVeigh, S.Buhagiar – 5 points; 13th T.Chambers, E.Grech, C.Smith – 4 points; 16th M.Zammit Borg – 1 point.
Andre Zammit | Public Relations Officer | Malta Darts Association