Eugene and Rosyl Deguzman will be the talk of local darts for months to come.
The husband and wife duo dominated the recent Mickey Mouse Pirates Week darts tournament. Eugene would emerge the overall men’s winner while Rosyl earned the women’s title.
Rosyl states the sport and her marriage have a harmonious relationship. “My husband in the background teaching me, it really helps,” Rosyl said. “We win games, we like the same sport and pursuing it together really helps in our relationship and in the games. “You see how the other did and you want to throw like that also. If he wins, I want to win also.” Rosyl would take down Miriam Rodriguez in the final. It would be her second straight women’s title after downing Michelle Terry last year. Eugene would edge 2011 champion Jasper Esguerra in the men’s final.
The other winners were Earl Smith and Ritchie Bernaldo, who beat out Cayman Islands Darts Association President Paul Anglin and playing partner Cliff Weeks in the doubles category.
Eugene states his victory was more luck than skill.
“There was no easy game for me,” Eugene said. “They all played good in the tournament. It’s only luck why I got it.”
Anglin saw a higher turnout than normal for the tournament and had to extend it beyond the Pirates Week time frame. He states the added interest was welcome. “We had about 44 registered players,” Anglin said. “This year we had a little bit more players than last year and in years past. While it started on Sunday, it had to be continued on a Wednesday. “It worked out that we had a great women’s final between Rosyl and Miriam and Eugene had to play the reigning champion in Jasper. In the doubles, it was good that Earl and Ritchie came first and Cliff and I were second.”