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The Darts Corner Scottish County Darts Championship reached its third weekend with three matches in the North Division and two in the South. 

Grampian 15 v 9 Highland (12-4) (3-5) 

The defending North champions, Grampian, took apart a good Highland men’s side, winning the first nine matches without reply and finally ending with a 12-4 scoreline. 

Notching the top set of the match was Grampian’s Scott Robertson, who’s 98.47 average was also the best in Scotland over the weekend’s play.  Highland player Michael Maclean, drawn last on the day, took Highland’s best set with a 79.73 average. 

Highland’s ladies however leapfrog Grampian to take the lead in the table after defeating the home side 5-3.  This is the first match Grampian ladies have lost since the mens and ladies teams were merged a couple of seasons ago. 

Hollie Ridgers took the top set award for Highland with a 56.48 average whilst tops for Grampian was Wendy Mathers with 50.02. 

Courtney McBain from Highland now tops the checkout table in the ladies league after an impressive 155 three dart finish this week. 

Tay Valley 14 v 10 Moray (8-8) (6-2) 

In a very evenly matched game the mens sides drew 8-8 with 3-3 in the first half and 5-5 in the second.  Best set here came from Glen Parsons from Tay Valley with 87.13 whilst Chris Wood had a 72.83 average for Moray. 

The home side took the overall win after their ladies side edged out Moray by six legs to two. Chantelle Jolly had a 52.61 average for Tay Valley which was just ahead of the 46.04 from Gill Sharp from Moray. 

Fife 16 v 8 Angus (10-6) (6-2) 

Fife were the only county to win both their ladies and mens matches this weekend, taking the mens match 10-6 and the ladies, 6-2. 

In the mens match Fife’s Paddy Reilly was their top player with an 84.68 average which included two 120 checkouts and a maximum.  Top for Angus, and best on the day, was Scott Winder with an 87.13 average. 

Fife’s Steph Gilmour celebrated her selection for the British Internationals with a 3-0 set win and an average of 61.77 which was the top ladies set in Scotland this weekend. Angus player Jackie Dempster was their top performer with a 50.10 average. 

Brendyn Donnelly from the home side had the top checkout of the County weekend with 160. 

East Stirlingshire 15 v 9 Ayrshire (11-5) (4-4) 

East Stirlingshire closed the gap at the top of the mens table with an 11-5 victory over Ayrshire and now sit second equal with Greater Glasgow, just two points adrift of Renfrewshire. 

East Stirling’s Gary Stone had the top average with a 92.40, only two players breaking the 90 barrier this week, while a 75.61 average gave Andrew Broll the best set for Ayrshire. 

Despite only having seven players Ayrshire battled out a 4-4 draw in the ladies match.  East Stirling’s Tammy Jo Grafton notched the top set with a 56.45 average while best for East Stirling was Stefani Errington-Dodds with 39.58. 

Greater Glasgow 11 v 13 Renfrewshire (8-8) (3-5) 

The mens match went the same as the other match in the South with both teams taking a share of each half of the draw to end up 8-8. 

In the best match in the South section this weekend new International cap David Kirwan from Renfrewshire notched the top set average of 96.97 with Owen McNiven, 90.86, from Greater Glasgow not far behind. 

The ladies match went 5-3 in favour of the visitors giving them the overall result in the match. 

The best ladies match came from Scotland’s captain Susanna McGimpsey from Greater Glasgow with a 61.73 average.  Leading the way for Renfrewshire was Cody Hepburn with 60.12. 

In the North, Grampian lead the mens well clear of Angus and Highland are tops in the ladies, one point ahead of defending champions Grampian. 

Whilst in the South, Renfrewshire top both tables just ahead of Greater Glasgow and East Stirlingshire in the mens and two points clear of Ayrshire in the ladies.