Wednesday, June 19, 2024

SP Darts Team wins first ever Big Creek Group Darts Classic

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The San Pedro Jaguars Darts Team is the winner of the first ever Big Creek Group Darts Classic. The event, which the organizers hope to make an annual once, took place at the Belize City Lions Den on Saturday April 13th and Sunday April 14th. Sponsored by the Stann Creek based Big Creek Group of Companies and the competition attracted teams from all over the country who competed in six different categories. The host team was the Jolly Rogers Reloaded Darts Team of Belize City.

The host team "Jolly Rogers Reloaded".
The host team “Jolly Rogers Reloaded”.

The event kicked off with a short ceremony and had the presence of the Minister of State in the Ministry of Youth and Sports Honorable Herman Longsworth. In his remarks, Longsworth applauded the organizers and sponsors and pledged his support in improving and promoting darts in Belize.

Teams from all over the country competed in six different categories comprising of Female and Male singles, Mixed Trio, Mixed Doubles, Men’s Double and the most important; the Group Category. The teams played for bragging rights and the opportunity to take home the floating Silver Cup for a one year period. The Caye Caulker and San Pedro teams dominated the entire tournament and in the main event, San Pedro Darts Team was able to defeat the Cayo Team to walk home with the championship. Below are the results from the tournament:

Winner Annual Floating Cup
1st Place Team Event – San Pedro Jaguars Omar Guerrero (Captain), Mario Graniel, Melanie Paz, Ricky Manzano, Conway Bahadur, Jim Novelo.

1st-Place-Winners-Team-Event--San-Pedro-Jaguars

2nd Place Team Event – Cayo Team, (Captain) Theodore Lennon, Orlando De Paz, Polo Manazanero, David Cortez, Ubaldimir Alfaro, Felicia Richards.

Open Classic – Men’s Singles
1st-Place-Men's-Singles--David-Cortez1st Place: David Cortez (Cayo)
2nd Place: Wilber Perez (Caye Caulker)

Men’s Doubles
1st Place: Valentin Marin and Immanuel Gabourel (Caye Caulker Team)
2nd Place: Raul Pariente and Carlos Pariente (Jolly Rogers Reloaded Team)

Mixed Doubles
1st Place: Theodore Lennon and Felicia Richards (Cayo Team)
2nd Place: Cecilia Joseph and Jorge Requena ( Caye Caulker)

Mixed Trio
1st Place: Valentin Marin and Cecilia Joseph, Jorge Requena (Caye Caulker)
2nd Place: Mario Graniel, Melanie Paz, Omar Guerrero (San Pedro Jaguars)

Big-Creek-Group-Darts-ClassicLadies Singles
1st Place: Cecila Joseph Caye Caulker
2nd Place: Felicia Richards – Cayo

Youth Under 17: MVP – Kyle Requena (Caye Caulker)

Special Awards
Most 180s: Mario Graniel
Most Tons: David Cortez
Least Dart Finish: Mario Graniel

San Pedro’s Darts Team, considered the power house of darts in Belize, brought home the Silver Cup and is the first winner in such a competition. Next year the competition moves to Placencia Village in the Stann Creek District. The San Pedro Darts Team consists of Omar Guerrero, Mario Graniel, Melanie Paz, Ricky Manzano, Conway Bajadur and Jim Novelo. The San Pedro Sun joins the community in congratulating the San Pedro Darts Team on their win.

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