The Tony Moree National Gold Cup took place on Feb. 8-10 in Savannah Sound, Eleuthera, and the Abaco Dart Team was well represented. This year, Abaco brought home the gold.
The Gold Cup rotates around the islands, and Abaco will gain the opportunity to host the prestigious darts tournament next year. Along with the Abaco darts players, teams from Grand Bahama, Nassau and Eleuthera were also represented.
According to 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, the Gold Cup is one of four national tournaments held every year.
“All the tournaments are rotated around the four islands each year,” Spicer said. “Winners of the Gold Cup have bragging rights as being the best island for darts in The Bahamas as the teams are made up of that island’s best players. This is [determined by] trial tournaments that are held a month before the main event.”
Therefore, Spicer enthusiastically congratulated the Abaco team on their performance.
“Like any other sports, the good darts players are athletes. They have to practice every day and have to become experienced in producing top form at international events. We have players on Abaco who do that [like] Lakeisha and Robin Albury, which was the first time that husband and wife have won joint women’s and men’s singles championships.”
This year, Spicer said that Abaco will host the National Masters where the National Team is chosen to represent the Bahamas in Canada in October.