Teams from Kenya and Uganda excelled in the East African Darts Challenge held in Arusha, leaving their hosts, Tanzania and Rwanda flabbergasted. Magereza B’, the Prisons team from Kenya topped the men category and went home with 300,000/- and trophy.
Their brothers Magereza A’ came second and pocketed 150,000/-, with a trophy, while the Police Barracks of Dar es Salaam managed the third position. For the women’s darts team, it was ‘Blue Triangle’, the Cement makers from Kenya, which topped the game held at Gishama Complex Hall, while again Magereza team also from across the border taking the second position.
The third and fourth positions respectively went to Uganda teams, Team 291 Darts Club and Uganda Police from Kampala. In other gaming slots, Uganda topped the dual players’ categories for women with Tanzania coming in second, while the same category for men produced winners from Uganda in both the first and second positions.
For single players, it was Selina Sakawa from Kenya who topped the women’s category and again Ibrahim Abuta also from Kenya was the winner in the men category. They were awarded with trophies and cash prizes. A total of 160 darts players from Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania participated in the ‘East African Darts Challenge’, organised by the National Tanzania Darts Association (TADA) in conjunction with the Arusha Regional Darts Association (ARDA).
The ARDA’s Executive Secretary, Victor Kimambo said here that the Darts Challenge was successful and promised better things next year. The three-day East African Darts Tourney held at the Gishama Complex Arena in Arusha City. Apart from the aforementioned countries, there were also participants from 20 teams and players from other Tanzanian Regions, including Tanga, Arusha, Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro.