SP host darts tournament at Cholo’s Sports Bar

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

On Saturday April 14th and Sunday April 15th, darts players from around Belize convened at Cholo’s Sports Bar for two days of darts activities. The event served two purposes, first to complete the national team that will represent Belize in the American Darts and Caribbean Darts Cups that is scheduled for July 2012, and secondly, as an open tournament that served as practice matches for the national team.

In speaking to the President of the Belize National Darts Federation Jose Mora, he explained that the event on Saturday was a Round Robin of six players. Mora said that of the six players, the two with the best points filled the 9th and 10th spots to complete the Belize Male National Darts Team for the upcoming international events. The two successful players were Wilber Perez and Valentine Marin, both from Caye Caulker Village. Melanie Paz of San Pedro Town was chosen to complete the Belize Female National Darts Team.

On Sunday, the tournament was open to all darts players who competed in three different categories. First was the Open Doubles which saw teams of any two genders compete in a single knock out round. The second category was the Ladies Singles which saw individual females competing against each other in a single knock out round, and lastly the Open Singles, which saw males and females compete against each other in single knock out round.

Taking $200 and the first place win in the Open Doubles were San Pedro’s own Mario Graniel and Dimas Guerrero. Placing second were Caye Caulker’s Jim Novelo and Emmanuel Gabourel; both taking home $140. In the Ladies Singles, Maria Osmon captured first place and she took home $90, while Cecelia Joseph settled for second and took home $45. The two top females were both from Caye Caulker Village. In the Open Singles, Wilbert Perez of Caye Caulker took home fist place along with $250, while Ricky Manzano of San Pedro settled for second and took home $150. Congratulations to all who participated, and special congratulations to those who have qualified to represent Belize in the Darts Cup this July.

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