Thursday, November 20, 2008
South darts lauds Stingers
Blantyre and Districts Darts League (BDDL) has hailed Cobbe Stingers for emerging champions of K1.6 million Carlsberg Darts Championship held in Mzimba over the weekend.
BDDL general secretary Kelvin Nyirenda applauded the leagues’ teams for dominating the national competition.
Cobbe were crowned champions while 2006 and 2007 champions City Building Contractors CCL, also from BDDL, were runners up.
“I am happy that after failing to win Royale Chemicals, BDDL teams managed to bounce back and won Carlsberg championship,” Nyirenda said.
“It is an honour for BDDL. This is what I actually told them before they left for Mzimba over the weekend.”
Cobbe received K175, 000 while CBC CCL got K125, 000. Third placed North End Motors, who two weeks ago won Royale Chemical tourney, got K90, 000.
North End Motors’ James Mbando added a third award on his shelf after winning player of the tournament trophy.
He also won the same accolade in Royale Chemicals and Abdur Gaffar Memorial tournaments.
However, the general secretary sympathised with CBC CCL for failing to defend the championship after dominating the season scooping the BDDL title, Abdur Gaffar and Julian Malila Memorial tournaments.
“But it’s good that Cobbe have finally made it after a dry season. This is their first trophy this year.”
Out of 39 teams that registered for the competition, winners and runners up from the three regions qualified for the finals.
The host Mzuzu and Districts Darts League (MDDL) were given a chance to feature the third best team.
Mzuzu Hotel, Wovwe and Kaning’ina represented MDDL while Lilongwe and Districts Darts League ambassadors were North End Motors and MAFCO
BY Joy Ndovi
10:34:40 - 19 November 2008 (story source...)