Sep 7 2011 by Jean Pedder, Stirling Observer Wednesday
STIRLING and District Mens Darts League played their opening fixtures on Monday with 13 teams in division one and 14 in division two.
Three new teams had registered to play this year: the Hollytree A, Settle Inn and Coyles Lounge. Red Hoose, CDC and Foresters were all promoted to division one and Gothenburg B were relegated to division two.
Division One: Goth A 5, Red Hoose 7; Highland 6, Rob Roy 6; Foresters 5, Vinny’s Bar 7; Hollytree B 8, Tartan Arms 4; Village Inn 8, CDC 4; FMW 0, Cross Keys 12.
Best games: S Plank and W Hamilton 22 darts, S Plank 17 darts, B Johnstone 17 darts (all Goth A); J Stirling jnr 18 darts (Red Hoose); S McGregor 108 finish, T Miller 180, D McAlpine 180 (all Highland); G Morrison 17, 18 darts (Vinny’s Bar); D Wilson 180 (Hollytree B); T Hay and S McKay 26 darts, D Hall 18 darts and 180 (all Tartan Arms); S Hillhouse 180 (Village Inn); A Robertson 180 (CDC); J Stewart 104 finish (FMW); W Sharp 16 darts, M Cameron 18 darts and 180, J Gilmour 180, J MacKenzie 114 finish (all Cross Keys).
Division two: Settle Inn 3, Albion Bar 9; Clansman 7, Chalet 5; Arches B 0, 1314 12; Allan Bridge 9, Hollytree A 3; Coyle’s Lounge 7, Grays 5; Rileys 5, Linden Inn 7; BMSC 6, Goth B 6.
Best games: A Blair 180 (Clansman); S McKenzie 180 (Chalet); B Connelly snr 180 (1314); M McNeil 116 finish (Allan Bridge); A Bone 18 darts and 105 finish (Grays); J Milne 18 darts, 135 finish (Linden Inn); J Taylor 105 finish (BMSC).
Saturday, September 10, Inter-Counties, Central at home to Fife at 10.30am in BMSC.
Darts players were sorry to hear of the death of Fallin Welfare player Alan Love, who died suddenly on Tuesday, August 30. Alan’s funeral service will be held in Fallin Church tomorrow (Thursday) at 1pm and thereafter at the crematorium.