Local darts is set to host a competition in memory of a past legend.
The Cayman Islands Darts Association is expected to stage the first round of the Trevor Lloyd Memorial Cup late this month. Originally planned to begin back in January, the monthly tournament is in memory of long-time darts figure Trevor Lloyd who passed away last year at age 60 due to a sudden heart attack.
Association president Paul Anglin states the competition is about honouring Lloyd’s impact on the sport.
“It’s very important that we have this tournament,” Anglin said. “In my mind, Trevor is one of the founders of darts here in Cayman. He brought it a long way here and in the Caribbean. The event we’re doing now used to be something called the nationals and this will take the place of that.”
The association is currently on a membership drive for its upcoming national league. Team registration is this Wednesday, 5 October, at the Grand Caymanian resort starting from 7pm. Interestingly there will be a mini-tournament at 8pm with a $5 player fee.
Anglin states the goal is to get in the region of 8-12 teams signed up.
“We’re hoping to start the league next Wednesday, 12 October, with the first stage of the Cup at the end of the month. How the games would work out is the last Monday of every month would be Cup night, every Wednesday would be league matches and every Friday would be the Grand Caymanian tournament. League would be three rounds with the first round potentially ending early January, provided we have 12 teams. We’d break for Christmas at 14 December and start back the first week of January.
“At the end of the season, around April 2012, there will be the Trevor Lloyd Memorial Championship. That would determine the Cayman singles and doubles champion.”