GAME OF THE WEEK
DIVISION ONE – TITLE CONTENDERS ALL WIN
DIVISION 1 – All three title contenders in division one this season won their respective matches with Kalkara St Joseph and Mosta Horseshoe Bar A winning by the same scoreline of 6-2 against Zejtun Beland Bullseye and Zejtun Juventutis Domus and Floriana Ajax A, whitewashing Bormla Bocci Club 8-0. In the remaining match from this division Gudja POs Bar A and BBugia Cox Sports Club A shared the points in a 4-4 draw. With no changes at the top the gap between Kalkara and Floriana remains of 3 points with Mosta trailing by another 2 points.
DIVISION 2 – Unlike division one this week saw plenty of upsets were none of the top 3 managed a victory. Joint leaders Hamrun Education Bar A and Cospicua Rangers both lost at home. Hamrun losing 1-7 against Floriana Ajax B and Cospicua 3-5 against Senglea M. Conquest. Bugibba Munchies lost their opportunity of taking the lead in this division as they could only manage a 4-4 draw against Mosta Bocci Club. In a match between the bottom two, Gudja POs Bar B claimed all points in a 6-2 against BBugia Cox Sports Club B. After these unexpected results the gap between the leaders and Senglea in fifth place is only of two points so plenty of ups and down yet to be seen.
DIVISION 3 – Leaders Mosta Horseshoe Bar B did not play this week so Bugibba Intercontinental Sun City and Hamrun Education Bar B had an opportunity to close in the gap and they both did not disappoint with Bugibba winning comfortably 8-0 against Mgarr The Hatch and Hamrun edging St Venera Red Square 5-3. The other match from this division ended in a 5-3 win for Mqabba over St Pauls Diamonds.
Results Game-week 6 (02/12/2016)
Gudja POs Bar A v BBugia Cox Sports Club A 4-4; Floriana Ajax A v Bormla Bocci Club 8-0; Zejtun Juventutis Domus v Mosta Horseshoe Bar A 2-6; Zejtun Beland Bullseye v Kalkara St Joseph 2-6.
Hamrun Education Bar A v Floriana Ajax B 1-7; BBugia Cox Sports Club B v Gudja POs Bar B 2-6; Mosta Bocci Club v Bugibba Munchies Pub 4-4; Cospicua Rangers v Senglea M. Conquest 3-5.
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 5-3.
Standings Game-week 6 (02/12/2016)
1st Kalkara St Joseph – 18 points; 2nd Floriana Ajax A – 15 points; 3rd Mosta Horseshoe Bar A – 13 points; 4th Gudja POs Bar A – 9 points; 5th Zejtun Beland Bullseye – 6 points; 6th BBugia Cox Sports Club A, – 4 points; 7th Zejtun Juventutis Domus – 2 points; 8th Bormla Bocci Club – 1 point.
1st Cospicua Rangers, Hamrun Education Bar A – 12 points; 3rd Bugibba Munchies Pub, Floriana Ajax B – 11 points; 5th Senglea M. Conquest – 10 points; 6th Mosta Bocci Club – 7 points; 7th Gudja POs Bar B – 6 points; 8th BBugia Cox Sports Club B – 0 points.
1st Mosta Horseshoe Bar B – 15 points; 2nd Bugibba Intercontinental Sun City – 13 points; 3rd Hamrun Education Bar B – 9 points; 4th St. Venera Red Square, Mqabba St Mary BC – 5 points; 6th St Pauls Diamonds – 3 points; 7th Mgarr The Hatch Sports Bar – 1 points.
Fixtures Game-week 7 (09/12/2016)
Mosta Horseshoe Bar A v Floriana Ajax A; Kalkara St Joseph v Gudja POs Bar A; BBugia Cox Sports Club A v Zejtun Juventutis Domus; Bormla Bocci Club v Zejtun Beland Bullseye.
Bugibba Munchies Pub v BBugia Cox Sports Club B; Senglea M. Conquest v Hamrun Education Bar A; Floriana Ajax B v Mosta Bocci Club; Gudja POs Bar B v Cospicua Rangers.
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.
WINMAU WORLD MASTERS
NORBERT ATTARD REACHES THE LAST 32 STAGE
Maltese player Norbert Attard has once again made local darts history as he managed to reach the last 32 stage of the Winmau World Masters which meant he played live on stage at the iconic Lakeside venue in Surrey, UK. On route to the last 32 match, Attard defeated Shimidzu Takahashi (Gibraltar) 3-0; Josh McCarthy (England) 3-1; Ronnie Roberts (Wales) 3-0 and Barry Lynn (England) 3-2. To highlight that only a couple of months ago Lynn reached the quarter finals stages of the UK Open in which he eliminated world class players such as Brandon Dolan and Gary Anderson to only lose 10-6 against the phenomenal Michael Van Gerwen. At the last 32 stage, Attard was drawn against World number one, Glen Durrant a player who is quoted as favourite to become BDO World Champion in January. Durrant won this match 3-0 with Attard missing a couple of doubles to put a set or two on the board with the experienced Brit taking advantage and claiming victory. Earlier in the week, Attard played in the BDO World Championship qualifiers losing 3-2 early in the competition against ITV darts pundit Chris Mason.
5 A SIDE CUP COMPETITION (GROUP STAGES)
We have reached the midway mark of the 5 a-side cup group stages with the following results this week.
Group A: Senglea M. Conquest v Bormla Bocci Club 4-1; Hamrun Education Bar B v Cospicua Rangers 1-4.
Floriana Ajax A on maximum points in first place followed by Cospicua Rangers and Senglea M. Conquest in second place trailing by 6 points.
Group B: Zejtun Juventutis Domus v Mqabba St Mary BC 4-1; St Venera Red Square v Gudja POs Bar B 2-3; Mosta Horseshoe Bar A v St Paul`s Diamonds 5-0.
Mosta Horseshoe Bar A on maximum points in first place followed by three teams in second place, 6 points behind – St Venera Red Square, Zejtun Juventutis Domus and Gudja POs Bar B.
Group C: Kalkara St Joseph v Mgarr The Hatch Sports Bar 5-0; Floriana Ajax B v Mosta Horseshoe Bar B 1-4.
Kalkara St Joseph with four wins from four matches leading group C followed by Hamrun Education Bar A, three points behind.
Group D: Zejtun Beland Bullseye v BBugia Cox Sports Club 0-5; Mosta Bocci Club v Mosta Horseshoe Bar C 4-1; Gudja POs Bar A v Floriana Ajax C 5-0.
BBugia Cox Sports Club on maximum points followed by Zejtun Beland Bullseye three points behind.
Andre Zammit | Public Relations Officer | Malta Darts Association