GDA made significant strides in 2012
The Guyana Darts Association in its continued efforts to revive the game in Guyana has over the past year made significant strides, including updating its status with the World Darts Federation.
The Association staged two major events, complimented by several smaller tournaments, throughout the year. The two major events were the Mashramani Darts Classic 2012, and the National tournaments.
The Mash tournament which was held at the Malteenoes Sports Club in February, saw Sudesh Fitzgerald dominating the opposition which included Guyanese world class player Norman Madhoo, other top local players as well as several Barbadian participants. Madhoo has since migrated. Fitzgerald, who won the two previous Mash events, gained first lien on the LEN’S Trophy, a new trophy for this event.
In the National tournaments held at the CCWU Sports Club over two days, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November 2012, Sudesh Fitzgerald again completely dominated. He won the Mixed Doubles Title with Hemwattie Amyan for the GNNL trophy; the Men Doubles title with Brian James for the Queensway Trophy; the Mixed Triples title with Hemwattie Amyan and A. Balchan for the Apex Insurance Brokers Inc. Trophy; the Four Member Team event with S. Greene , R. Hiralall and A. Bissoondyal, for the New GPC. Trophy; Then he topped it off by winning the National Men’s Singles in a closely contested final against Chris Fulton, for the first lien on the John Fernandes Ltd. Trophy.
The GDA plans to nominate Sudesh Fitzgerald for the Sportsman of the year.
Mention must also be made of the women participation, which has grown over the past two years. Hemwattie Amyan won the Women Singles title from Shaundell Hyles, a new comer, for first lien on the Dr. Terence Joseph Trophy. Sisters Hemwattie Amyan and Rosetta Hiralall overcame the veteran pair of Jean Desouza and Jean Singh in the National Women Doubles for the GDA Trophy.
The GDA’s new year will kickoff with the Mashramani Darts Classic 2013.