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Darts Corner SDA County Darts Championship – 3rd & 10th December2022 

The Darts Corner Scottish County Championship got underway this week with three matches played in the North section and two in the South. 

Highland v Fife 13-11 (9-7, 4-4) 

Visiting team Fife took an early lead in this match, winning four ladies and four men’s ties to lead 8-3 but back came Highland with seven consecutive sets to edge ahead 10-8. 

Highland finished stronger heading for the finish line and just pipped Fife 13-11 overall winning the men’s match 9-7 and drawing the ladies game 4-4. 

Highlight of the day was the debut match for Fife’s 12 year old sensation Logan Gilmour who not only won his game 4-1 but he recorded the top average of the day with 87.18 which included a maximum and a score of 170. 

Highland’s top player was Michael Maclean with a 4-1 score and 86.75 average with a 128 checkout. 

In the ladies match best for Fife came from Steph Gilmour with a 3-1 win and a month’s best of 60.61 average while Courtney McBain took her match 3-2 with Highland’s best ladies average of 52.63. 

Also noteworthy on the day was a debut match for Jamie Gibson, the son of Fife legend Cathie Gibson, but Jamie went down 2-4 in his game. 

Moray v Angus 8-16 (4-12, 4-4) 

Angus took the men’s match 12-4 and tied the ladies 4-4 in a day that Angus produced 5 maximums and strangely six scores of 170+ which is quite unusual in a county match 

The set of the day was achieved by Angus player Kyle Walker with an 89.73 average while Jack Mcneilly was best for Moray with 87.61. 

In the ladies match International player Chloe O’Brien was the best with 50.85 just ahead of the 50.00 scored by Moray skipper Marian Ogg. 

Grampian v Tay Valley 20-4 (14-2, 6-2) 

In the day’s biggest scoreline Grampian marched on relentlessly winning the match 20-4 with 14-2 and 6-2 victories in the men’s and ladies matches respectively.  This leaves Grampian well ahead in all three leagues and they look invincible at this moment. 

Grampian’s Derek Stephen had the top set of the day with a 92.16 average in his 4-2 win while Glen Parsons fired in 82.69 for Tay Valley, also winning 4-2. 

Emulating her men’s team-mate Louise Paterson had the top ladies game for Grampian with a 57.72 average and tops for Tay Valley was Jenny Peddie with 48.61. 

Ayrshire v Renfrewshire 7-17 (2-14, 5-3) 

This match actually took place on the 3rd December and visitors Renfrewshire ran out 17-7 winners winning the men’s match 14-2 but losing the ladies game 3-5. 

In the top set of the month Gary Dee Jr took his set 4-0 with a fantastic 95.43 average for Renfrewshire with David Kiltie’s 68.26 the best for Ayrshire. 

Pam Hind was the top Ayrshire ladies player hitting a 59.93 average with Louise Hepburn taking the best for Renfrewshire with 54.33. 

East Stirlingshire v Greater Glasgow 11-13 (7-9, 4-4) 

East Stirlingshire were just edged out 13-11 by visiting side Greater Glasgow who maintained their challenge on Renfrewshire at the top of the South Section. 

The top set of the day came from East Stirlingshire’s William Stallard, winning 4-0 with an average of 83.50 while Greater Glasgow’s top player was Dean Fitch Jr winning 4-0 with a 78.08 average. 

In the ladies match Tammy Jo Grafton from East Stirlingshire notched a 180 as she took the top set of the game with a 60.12 average compared to the best from Greater Glasgow from Susanna McGimpsey with a 53.68 average. 


This leaves Grampian top in all sections in the North with Angus second and Highland third in the Mens League while the positions are reversed in the ladies with Highland second and Angus third. 

In the South Renfrewshire are making the running as they also lead in all three sections with Greater Glasgow chasing them in second place.