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Darting success during another busy weekend of sport

There was delight for Kirkwall District Darts League representative side last night as they secured their ninth victory over Shetland in succession.

The KDDL side won convincingly 11-3 in the Kirkwall Legion to retain their inter-county crown once more.

It was as dominant a performance as the scoreline suggests with the Kirkwall side 9-3 up after the singles, leaving Kevin Gray and Derek Firth to seal the victory in the doubles.

On Thursday evening, Lerwick Ladies beat their Kirkwall rivals in the annual inter-town competition.

There was also success for Dennis Watt who plays in the KDDL.

Watt, from Stromness, won the 2019 BDO/WDF Winmau Iceland Open. Now ranked 120 in the World Darts Federation, he has qualified to represent Orkney at the World Masters and World Championship Playoffs in October.

Elsewhere, in football, Saturday sees a multitude of Highland Amateur Cup ties take place.

Last year’s beaten finalists Lerwick Spurs take on Isles United at the KGS 3G at 12.45pm, and at 3pm at the same venue, Kirkwall rivals Thorfinn and Rovers go head-to-head.

Dounby play Stromness in Stromness 3G at 2.15pm and out in Holm, East United face Hotspurs at 3pm.

In golf, an open day is being hosted in Stromness on Saturday. There is sessions at 11am and 2pm, which are free and for all ages, with coaching and clubs available.

Young climber Kirsty Copland is in Sheffield for the British Climbing Finals.

And on Sunday, Orkney and Shetland’s hockey sides will face each other once more, this time in the Scottish District Cup semi-final.

A repeat of the 2017 final, Orkney last tasted defeat against Shetland in 2003, and are bidding for a third District Cup crown in succession.

Pass-back is at 12 noon.

These are just a few of the highlights during another busy weekend in the Orkney sporting calendar.

Pick up a copy of Thursday’s The Orcadian for a full round-up.

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