Play­ers take aim at darts ti­tle

Pilbara News - - Sport - Re­becca Par­ish

The an­nual Pil­bara Darts Cham­pi­onships be­gan on Mon­day and will run un­til Fri­day with teams and sin­gles from around the Pil­bara gath­er­ing in New­man for the event.

Play­ers will be tak­ing aim from 8am to 6pm this week, with the team events to run un­til to­mor­row af­ter­noon, be­fore a dou­bles and sin­gles com­pe­ti­tion on Fri­day.

Pil­bara Darts Coun­cil pres­i­dent Phil Ley­land said while there was no money on the line for win­ners, play­ers en­joyed gath­er­ing each year for the love of the sport, with many tak­ing the week off of work to take part. “Well to the towns it’s pretty im­por­tant we all en­joy get­ting to­gether ev­ery year,” he said. “Brag­ging rights are on the line. “We’ve got an A, B and a C-grade and who­ever wins takes the tro­phy, there’s no money in­volved.”

About 80 play­ers have trav­elled from Kar­ratha-Dampier, Wick­ham, Meekathara, Geraldton, Port Hed­land and Tom price to at­tend the event along­side New­man play­ers.

Ley­land said the New­man Club was a great venue for the event, which was held in Exmouth last year.

Win­ners will be de­clared on Fri­day.

Pic­ture: Sean Fitz­mau­rice

The Pil­bara Darts Cham­pi­onships are on this week.

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