Local throwers qualify for NI Masters

The Ballymena, Harryville and District Darts League, sponsored by Mid Antrim Blinds, took a break from the majority league action to allow players to take part in the NI Masters Qualifying in Ballylumford Club on Friday night.


Congratulations to the Ballymena qualifiers, Ashley Rainey (The Diamond), Gabriel Kerr and Leonard McKeegan (Greenhills).

In a handful of league games played, Social Staffers continued their 100 per cent record in Division Two by beating Buffs Club. The best leg of the week was a 20-darter from Geoff McIlveen.

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Diamond Bar 2, Clough Rangers 6: Diamond - Chris Peacock (2-1), Geoff McIlveen (2-0); Clough - Willy McBurney (2-0), Tom McKnight (2-1), Roy Gilchrist (2-0), Darwin McCallister (2-1), Gary Scott (2-0), Mervyn Gage (2-1). Star Player – Willy McBurney.


Fountain Bar 5, Slemish Tavern 3: Fountain - Ian Cushenan (2-1), Jack Russell (2-0), Jonny Russell (2-0), Frank McDowell (2-1) and Alan Young (2-1). Slemish - Paul Adams (2-0), Joe Kidd (2-0), Cameron Horner (2-0). Star Player – Frank McDowell.

Buffs Club 3, Social Staffers 5: Buffs - Matthew Reid (2-0), Martin Coulter (2-1), Stevie Trainor (2-0); Staffers - Joe Balmer (2-0), Jerry Christie (2-0), Geordie Aiken (2-0), Jordan Barr (2-1), Richard Campbell (2-0). Star Player – Joe Balmer.


Fixtures for this Friday, February 21, are:

Tushy Cup semi-finals: Clough Rangers v BT/PO; The Diamond v Drifters.

Tushy Duffers Cup semi-finals: Michelin v Diamond Bar; Greenhills bye.

MS Cup semi-finals: Fountain Arrows v Spinning Mill; Ladysmith Arrows v Fountain Bar.

MS Duffers Cup semi-finals: Slemish Tavern v Social Staffers; Buffs Club bye.


A mixed pairs darts competition will be held in Ladysmith Arms on Sat 22nd Feb with £200 in prize money up for grabs. Registration 1:30 pm for a 2pm start. Entry fee £6 per pair. Tel: 07512025508 for info.