28th an­nual darts tour­na­ment raises more than $2000 for CF

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

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.

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