Dar ladies sweep darts silverwares

03Aug 2016
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Dar ladies sweep darts silverwares

DAR ES SALAAM’S Ibukoni Darts Club showcased an impressive spell after excelling in this year’s TADA Cup tournament that ended inin Kagera at the weekend.

Eighty players from different outfits from across the country battled it out in the tournament organised by Tanzania Darts Association (TADA).

The participating outfits locked horns in singles, doubles and team games in men and women categories, in which team games took place on Saturday and the rest of the events were played on the subsequent Sunday.

Ibukoni’s Happiness Modaha laid her hands on the women singles’ silverware after cruising to victory over teammate, Subira Waziri, in the final.

The duo then teamed up to lift the women’s doubles trophy, getting the better of Fabiola Namajojo of Morogoro and Dar es Salaa,m’s Calvary Emily in the final.

The tournament’s men’scategory top honour was won by Kagera’s one Anthony, who edged Mwanza’s Emmanuel Machage in the final.

Harold Mono and one Joseph of Lugalo Darts Club of Dar es Salaam had the last laugh in the men’s doubles event after commanding victory over teammates, Wambura Msila and one Pastory in the final.

The men’s team games were, as well, won by Lugalo, with Mwanza finishing runners-up.Morogoro’s Mzinga Club, led by Namajojo, emerged as champions in the women’s team games, with Rungwe of Mbeya finishing runners-up.

Mzinga ladies, in the process, managed to spare the blushes of their male counterparts, who failed to defend their title in the men’s team games.

The tournament turned out to be the second major domestic darts competition to have been organised by the new TADA leadership, which came to power at the end of last year.

Accessing financial support has, once again, turned out to be one of challenging hurdles for the national darts governing body in efforts to realise successful promotion of the sport, if this year’s TADA Cup organisation is anything to by.

TADA vice chairperson, Redempta Mwebesa, disclosed the body had to rely on entry fees to organise the tournament following failure to secure sponsorship.

TADA leadership, she said, worked round the clock to secure financial support from several firms but the association’s efforts ended in vain.