Darters celebrate past

The sport of darts has been in Cayman for some time. Now its governing body will look to highlight its past.

The Cayman Islands Darts Association is slated to host its Annual General Meeting on Monday 12 September. The Grand Caymanian resort will serve as host venue starting at 7.30pm. According to association president Paul Anglin, the gathering will have an added aspect as the group looks to honour former players.

We’re inviting all former dart players from the 70s and 80s who were a part of the association and played competitively on island or travelled overseas to represent the Cayman Islands in any international darts competitions,” Anglin said. “They will be presented with certificates of appreciation for their ‘contribution and dedication’ to the sport.

“Without them I’m not sure if darts would even exist in Cayman. They need to be recognized and be made aware that they are remembered and appreciated. I also intend to present all former Caribbean darts champions with plaques, as they have nothing to remind them of their accomplishment as the trophies are passed on if they are not successful in defending their title.

“The legends of darts will also get the opportunity to see two top players (Earl Smith and Rodan Asuncion) compete for the title of Male Most Valuable Player for 2010-2011. There will also be trophies presented to first and second place teams, Female MVP, Male and Female Most Improved and Rookie of the year 2010-2011.”

News of the AGM comes ahead of this weekend’s inaugural darts competition at the Grand Caymanian. The local hotel is slated to host the action this Friday 26 August starting at 8pm with a $5 entry fee for competing players. The format will be ‘blind doubles’ where teams of two will be chosen at random. Cash prizes will be on offer for the top two teams.

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