Darts meeting next week

With the upcoming start of the local darts season organizers are having a huge meeting next week.

A captain’s meeting will take place Wednesday 8 October at 6pm in the Focus Administration offices located at No.10 Cayman Centre, Airport Road.

All returning teams and new players that are interested in joining the league are encouraged to attend.

The recent Vivian Rankine tournament was undoubtedly a boost for the darts scene.

Tournament winner Richard Campbell is expected to be one of the fresh faces that will stimulate the new season.

The local darts season is expected to start Wednesday 5 November at 7:30pm. The venue will be announced nearer the time.

One of the big competitions to be played during the season will be the Pirates Week tournament.

Sponsored this year by Red Stripe, the contest is slated to be held Sunday 16 November. Jillian’s Billiard Lounge and Bar in the Islander Complex, downstairs from the World Gym, is expected to host all the dart-flying action.

Among those who did well at that competition were doubles champions Arthur Ebanks and Celso Ocampo. Ocampo went on to nab the singles trophy.

Last season saw a dominating performance from the Triple Crown team. The squad went undefeated throughout the 24 week season, led in large part by Caribbean champion Edsell Haylock.

There were also many impressive individual performances. Among them was Hank Ebanks leading the league in most tons (100 point games) with 60 and Earl Smith pacing the field with the most 180s (perfect scores) with 10.

According to Cayman Darts Association President Arthur Ebanks, the coming season should be a promising one. He said it should see the resurrection of old tournaments and much excitement from a solid field of players.

All interested persons should contact Arthur Ebanks at 916-7595 or Philip Parsons at 916-8965 or Eddie Ballantyne at 925-9393. For more information, log on to darters.pressmeet.com.