Cullen hurls offer

The
Vivian Rankine darts tournament gets under way in a week, however much of the
focus within the darts community is on the upcoming local league.

A
captain’s meeting for the upcoming 2010-11 Cayman Islands Darts Association
national league takes place on Tuesday 26 October. The meeting is at Focus
Administration at 6.30pm to discuss the league and further events. The league
sees a delayed start this year after starting before Halloween last year. Darts
association Treasurer Michelle Cullen 
hopes the league encourages more novice players to come through the
ranks.

“The
local league is extremely important to our sport,” Cullen said. “It is the
manner in which we get people interested and playing the sport. It is also my
understanding that “the stats” from the local league’s over the next two years
will help determine the National Team for the Americas Cup & Caribbean
Championship in Belize in 2012.

“Our
expectations for the coming season are to continue to promote the sport of
darts and to expand our leagues to include new players.”

Cullen
took part in last year’s league and was recently on the Cayman national team
that took part in the Caribbean Championships in Abaco, Bahamas. She states the
experience from last year’s league was good.

“Last
season we had eight teams (consisting of eight players or more with a minimum
of one female per team) in our A League. We did not have enough interest from
new players to have a B League, although we are trying again for a B League
this season.

“We
are limiting the teams to six players (including 1 female), in hopes of having
more teams with the ability to have everyone play each week. We are also
putting together a youth league.”

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