Eight Bahamian players traveled to St John, Newfoundland to participate in this year’s Darts World Cup. The World Cup was held the weekend of October 5. In spite of tough competition, the Bahamas National Team placed 16th out of twenty eight countries. They were the top Caribbean country to enter the Tournament.
The National Team was comprised of four players from Abaco, two from Nassau and two from Grand Bahama. They left The Bahamas on September 26 and returned on October 7. They were accompanied by the Bahamas Darts Association’s President, Malcom Spicer
The team manager, Kevin Hicks, said it was a challenging event which placed the local players, especially the ladies, against the top bracket darts players in the world from England, Wales and Canada.
The highlight of the trip was when Robin Albury, from Abaco, and Anderson Lewis, from Grand Bahama, made the quarter final in the men’s double.
Hicks was rather pleased with the end results, saying that it was the best a Bahamian team had played in a World Cup.
The overall winner was England, followed by Scotland. The United States took the third place.
The Abaco Darts Association planned to hold a meeting on October 15 to plan for the regular season. On the agenda was the creation of a Junior League, as countries will be required to enter a Junior League in the twentieth Caribbean Cup that will be held in Tampa in July 2014.