Dave Butler moved into second place and a step closer to retaining the Championship with seven points tonight. He is nine points behind Tom Burns with five games in hand. Colin Day is five points adrift of Butler with the same number of games played. Willie Fleming’s draw with Butler keeps the challengers’ title hopes just alive. Burns had a convincing win over Dave Houston but the latter’s victory over Baver Bari kept him in sixth place ahead of Ronnie McKenzie.