28th annual darts tournament raises more than $2000 for CF
The annual Darts Tournament in aid of Cystic Fibrosis raised $2,035.16 this year.
The event, sponsored by Corp. Matthew Brazil Branch No. 9, Royal Canadian Legion, Spaniard’s Bay took place Feb. 28.
“Although the participation rate was down this year, it was a successful one,” Legion Public Relations Officer Jack Chipman said.
He attributed the decrease in the number of teams to the number of other events taking place on the same day.
“And,” he added, “generally speaking, participation in such events has been on the decline in recent years.”
The last team standing at the end of the day during the tripleknockout tournament represented Rampart Construction, Shearstown. The team had to lose two rounds (four games) in the final rounds to be beaten.
Runners-up were representatives of Valleyview Esso of Upper Island Cove.
“Some of the players on that team, especially Edward Mercer, have won the top spot on several occasions in the past and have always placed in the elimination round,” Chipman said.
To add to the proceeds, the Ladies Auxiliary sold soup and sandwiches all day and dona- tions came in from businesses and the public, along with a donation from the Branch itself.
A cheque for the total amount raised was presented to a representative of the Cystic Fibrosis Society of Canada at the Annual Honours and Awards Banquet at the Legion, Saturday, March 21. It’s estimated that over the past 28 years an amount of well over $60,000 has been raised in aid of Cystic Fibrosis.
“The Legion appreciates the support by the community, the Ladies and the dart players and Ern Abbott, 2nd vice president of the Branch, who conducted the tournament again this year,” Chipman said.
WINNERS - Winners of the annual Darts Tournament in aid of Cystic Fibrosis - and still champs are, from left: Stephen Bradbury, Michael Bradbury, George Mercer, Matt Badcock and Hedley Bradbury.
RUNNERS UP - Runners-up in the tournament sponsored by Branch No. 9 Legion, are from left: Chris Mercer, Darren Mercer, Terrance Keeping, Edward Mercer and Terry McCarthy.