Nyemba dom­i­nates Heroes Darts tour­ney

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Love­more Zi­gara Mil­dands Cor­re­spon­dent

NA­TIONAL darts grand­mas­ter David Nyemba shat­tered records at the Heroes Darts Tour­na­ment held in Gweru dur­ing the Heroes’ hol­i­days as he won the closed na­tional pairs, na­tional pres­i­dent’s sin­gles and na­tional closed sin­gles.

Nyemba, who also guided Mashona­land West to first po­si­tion in the men’s cat­e­gory, scored 180 points, the high­est in a darts game, a record 17 times.

In the na­tional closed pairs, Nyemba paired with his son Kudzanayi to beat Si­mon Mu­juru and Bekezela Khu­malo also of Mashona­land West while Salio Gunda and Caleb Si­gauke of Man­i­ca­land came third.

He went on to win the na­tional pres­i­dent’s sin­gles beat­ing Pe­ter Mu­lukula of Mashona­land East be­fore shrug­ging off the chal­lenge of Bu­l­awayo’s Mgcini Nkala in the na­tional closed sin­gles.

Man­i­ca­land came sec­ond while Bu­l­awayo were the sec­ond run­ners up in the team events.

Hosts, Mid­lands, dom­i­nated the women team events where na­tional team player Ta­beth Zhoya was one of the lead­ing bea­cons man­ag­ing to up­stage Harare in a closely con­tested af­fair. Mashona­land Cen­tral were a dis­tant third. Harare had ear­lier dom­i­nated in the in­di­vid­ual fe­male con­tests with Christa­bel Marumba and Svo­dai Nyika get­ting medals.

Marumba had ear­lier came first in the na­tional pres­i­dent’s sin­gles fol­lowed by Win­ster Mutin­hiri of Mashona­land Cen­tral while Nyika came third.

The Zim­babwe Darts As­so­ci­a­tion of Zim­babwe pres­i­dent Mey­nard Moyo was pleased with the level of com­pe­ti­tion at the tour­na­ment.

“I am pleased with the way the ath­letes ex­hib­ited here. It was a good warm up for the Zone six games in Namibia later this month. Also the up­com­ing play­ers showed their brav­ery to chal­lenge the big shots and gave them a good run for their money,” said Moyo.

The tour­na­ment was used to fine tune play­ers in the na­tional team who will rep­re­sent the coun­try at the Zone Six cham­pi­onships in Namibia later this month — @lavuzi­gara1.

Mey­nard Moyo

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