On Saturday, June 10, 2017 the High Banks Fire House was the venue for a Darts Night to honour and show appreciation to the hardy volunteer firefighters who in recent weeks had worked hard overcoming the terrible fires which had plagued South Abaco.
For several years, Abaco Darts players have ranked among the top nationally and internationally. They are keeping their reputation this year also as four Abaconians will be members of the National Darts Team that will participate in the Darts World Cup held in Japan this year.
Malcolm Spicer, at the recent Darts Gold Cup in Nassau (which Abaco won), was made Honourary Life President of the Bahamas Darts Federation.
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.
The top nine female and the top nineteen male darts players of The Bahamas met in Freeport, Grand Bahama on April 8 and 9 to compete individually for a position on the National Team. The top four men and the top four women made the team.
The first Saturday in February was a busy day in Abaco. Besides several art functions, fund raisers and the Football Championships it was also the kickoff of the Darts Gold Cup.
According to Malcom Spicer, president of the Bahamas Darts Federation and World Darts Federation’s Americas Region, this year’s competition was a tough one with the largest number of players ever to enter the Caribbean Cup and the Cup of the Americas. This year, people who had lived at least six months in Florida were allowed to enter the tournament, even if they were not United States Citizens, a fact that added to an already stiff competition.
The Abaco Darts Team traveled to Freeport, Grand Bahama during the weekend of February 6-7 to participate in the annual Gold Cup Championship, coming back once more with the Cup.
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 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.