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Darts Corner SDA County Darts Championship – 30th October 2021


The Darts Corner Scottish County Championship finally got underway this week with two matches played in the North section. The Highland v Perthshire game was canceled as the visiting side has withdrawn from the league. 

This marks the start of a new era in Scottish county darts as the SDA will now officiate over their own county championship following the demise of the BDO. 

It was victory for both teams playing at home as Angus inflicted a 17-7 defeat on league newcomers Moray, while former BDO champions, Grampian, defeated Fife 14-10. 

Grampian v Fife 14-10 (9-7, 5-3)

This was a very close fought affair with not much between the teams until the final few matches of the day. 

The Mens team ran out 9-7 winners with a player of the match performance from Fife’s Jamie Clark who’s 90.70 three dart average included three maximums. The top player for visitors Grampian was Scott Robertson with an average of 88.41, including two maximums. 

The Ladies match also went to Grampian taking the match 5-3 and also the top player award with Emily Davidson averaging 67.30 in her 3-0 victory.  Fife’s best lady player was Steph Gilmour averaging 47.67. 

Angus v Moray 17-7 (10-6, 7-1)

Angus started the season with a bang and go top of both the ladies and men’s sections, albeit after just one match. 

The mens match saw Moray enter the fray for the first time at this level and showed signs of future success however it was the home side that took the match 10-6. 

Alan Soutar had the top average in the match which was actually the weekend’s best set with an average of 96.51, with two maximums and checkouts of 105 and 102. 

Moray’s first player of the match was former International player Craig Quinn who’s 4-2 win averaged 87.06 and he also hit a maximum and a 138 checkout. 

In the ladies match Moray’s Gill Sharp recorded an excellent 60.12 and a 180 for the player of the match award although her side went 7-1 down. 

Chloe O’Brien was the best for Angus with a 3-0 victory and a 54.33 average. 

The top finish of the weekend went to Fife’s Rab Shaw with 160 closely followed by a 152 from Grampian’s Scott Campbell and a 150 from his team-mate Matthew Goldie. 

There were 28 maximums in total and 18 ton-plus checkouts and Grampian have set the target to aim for with a total of 149 ton-plus scores.