It was a battle between four islands – New Providence, Grand Bahama, Eleuthera and Abaco; and after a long and grueling two-day event, Abaco Darts Association emerged victorious against team New Providence and captured the Gold Cup.
It was a moment that the team will remember forever. It was not the first time that the Abaco team captured the title. The team boasts of winning the cup in 2011, 2013 and 2014. However, according to the team’s captain Martin McCafferty, this year’s victory was truly exciting. It was the first time that the team won the coveted cup in the nation’s capital.
Dwight Miller led the team to victory with his outstanding performance. He was both MVP in the men’s all-around and Abaco’s men’s team. Miller was the winner in the mixed triples, and had an amazing twelve dart finish in one game. He was also runner-up in the men’s singles and he shared the runner-up doubles spot with Mark Albury.
Faith Sawyer was the MVP for the Abaco Ladies Team and winner in the singles. Other notable performances came from Robin Albury who won the singles and mixed triples. Angela Russell winner of the mixed triples and Frisco Wells who had the highest check-off for the tournament with 156 for the men’s all-around.
Other runner-ups for the tournament were Tish Lowe and Jess Cooke in the ladies doubles. Jess Cooke a first time player, made an impressive showing with highest check off for the tournament for the ladies with 110.
Everyone on the team played their part it was a tremendous team effort.
The members of the team include: Ladies – Faith Sawyer, Angela Russell, Theresa Lowe, Tish Lowe and Jess Cooke. Men – Robin Albury, Mark Albury, Dwight Miller, Lloyd Deveaux, Pedro Poitier, Shane Sawyer, Kevin Hicks, Shawn Lightbourne and Frisco Wells. Team Captain – Martin McCafferty.
After the tournament was over on the Sunday the AGM was held.
Malcolm Spicer who has organized the tournaments in the Bahamas for the last 30 years was voted as Honouree President for the Bahamas Darts Association. Kevin Hicks was voted as the new President for the Bahamas Darts Association.
Team Captain Martin McCafferty was particularly pleased with the team’s performance and he and the team are now gearing up for tournaments at the regional and global level in the near future.