Abaconians headed to the 19th Caribbean Cup of Darts and 6th Americas Cup of Darts in Belize from July 20 to 30 as part of the Bahamas National Darts Team, which was comprised of approximately 30 members all together. Accompanying the participants were Malcolm Spicer, president of The Bahamas Darts Federation and World Darts Federation’s Americas Region as well as the Acting President for the Caribbean Darts Organization, and Kevin Higgs, Abaco Darts Team Manager. According to Spicer, at least 12 countries were expected to participate in the tournaments.
“We have a lot of darts. It’s darts almost every day; we start in the morning at 9 o’ clock and go right through until six or seven in the evening. It’s the same tournament that we hosted here on Abaco,” Spicer explained. “It’s going to be a good tournament. There will be 300 or 400 darts throwers there. We hope to come back with the silverware and the ‘golden ware’.”
Higgs said he was also looking forward to a good showing by The Bahamas team at the tournament, and he was hopeful that the team would be successful.
Meanwhile, Spicer was eager to thank BTC and Abaco T-Shirts for their sponsorship particularly with the team’s uniforms. Bristol Cellars was another one of their major sponsors, and Higgs also thanked the community of Abaco as a whole for their support of their fundraisers.
“We have to raise a lot of money for these things,” Spicer added. “So we rely on our friends and the community [and] everybody comes through. We have been doing this for 26 years, and we seem to be able to make it every time with the government’s support, the community and our friends’ support – it happens.”