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Tait and Macgregor win Wick darts memorial trophies


By Staff Reporter- NOSN


Wick and District Darts League's new season began with competitions for the Karen Burke Memorial Trophy and the Willie Keith Memorial Trophy. Kevin Macgregor, Seaview, won the Willie Keith trophy which was presented by Ann Taylor. Runner-up was Billy Davidson, Queen's 2. The Karen Burke trophy was won by Alison Tait (second left), with her Queen's team-mate Kara Sutherland runner-up. The competition was held in Harper's Bar. Picture: Robert MacDonald / Northern Studios.
Wick and District Darts League's new season began with competitions for the Karen Burke Memorial Trophy and the Willie Keith Memorial Trophy. Kevin Macgregor, Seaview, won the Willie Keith trophy which was presented by Ann Taylor. Runner-up was Billy Davidson, Queen's 2. The Karen Burke trophy was won by Alison Tait (second left), with her Queen's team-mate Kara Sutherland runner-up. The competition was held in Harper's Bar. Picture: Robert MacDonald / Northern Studios.

Harper’s Bar was the venue for the first action of season 2019/20 for Wick and District Darts League.

A reasonable turnout saw some impressive darts being thrown. Ten maximums were hit along with five ton-plus checkouts.

In the ladies’ competition Karen Burke Memorial Trophy there was a first win for Queen’s player Alison Tait, who defeated her team-mate Kara Sutherland 3-1 in the final. Alison beat her mum and hot favourite Freda Perry 3-2 in the semis, while Kara defeated Meganne Shearer 3-0 in the other semi-final.

Losing quarter-finalists were Sammy Troy, Trish Mackay, Liz Ronaldson, and Janet Banks.

Freda Perry hit the highest scores with two 140s.

In the men’s competition for the Willie Keith Memorial Trophy, Kevin Macgregor found himself 0-2 down in his first-round encounter against Queen’s youngster Jack Duncan but his experience pulled him out of a difficult situation.

Kevin beat Billy Davidson, who had been in scintillating form, to lift the trophy.

Before the start of Wick and District Darts League's new season, Ronnie Plowman (left) was presented with a lifetime award for his dedication to the sport. The presentation was made by Martin Nicolson. Ronnie has been playing darts for 40 years, having begun as part of the Nethercliffe team. He now plays for Seaforth Club. Cath Begg, of Keiss, received a similar award, but she was not present to receive her trophy. Picture: Robert MacDonald / Northern Studios
Before the start of Wick and District Darts League's new season, Ronnie Plowman (left) was presented with a lifetime award for his dedication to the sport. The presentation was made by Martin Nicolson. Ronnie has been playing darts for 40 years, having begun as part of the Nethercliffe team. He now plays for Seaforth Club. Cath Begg, of Keiss, received a similar award, but she was not present to receive her trophy. Picture: Robert MacDonald / Northern Studios

Results: A Nicolson 3 K Donald 1; M Nicolson 3 E Ronaldson 1; B Davidson 3 C Scott 2; A Harper 3 A Simpson 1; H Duncan 3 J Ross 0; B Oag 3 L Miller 1; D Miller 3 S Redmond 0; K Macgregor 3 J Duncan 2.

Round two: M Nicolson 3 A Nicolson 2; B Davidson 3 A Harper 0; S Tait 3 H MacBeath 0; R Plowman 3 R Thain 2; B Oag 3 H Duncan 2; K Macgregor 3 D Miller 1; I Coghill 3 S Kazakauskas 2; D Taylor 3 R Taylor 1.

Quarter-finals: Billy Davidson (Queen’s “2”) 3 Martin Nicolson (Harper’s “B”) 1;

Stewart Tait (Seaview) 3 Ronnie Plowman (Seaforth) 0; Kevin Macgregor (Seaview) 3 Brian Oag (Smiddy “2”) 1; Ian Coghill (Smiddy Inn) 3 David Taylor (Harper’s “B”) 1.

Semi-finals: B Davidson 3 S Tait 0; K Macgregor 3 I Coghill 0.

Final: K Macgregor 3 B Davidson 0.

Maximums were hit by B Davidson (2), R Plowman (2), S Tait, J Duncan, K Macgregor, D Taylor, M Nicolson and R Thain.

Checkouts: J Duncan 122, A Nicolson 121, H Duncan 120, B Davidson 108, I Coghill 104. Quickest legs: David Miller, Martin Nicolson, both 14-darters.



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