Players aim for beast in darts tourney
ARGUABLY the city’s biggest darts tournament happens this weekend when the Bulawayo Social Darts League hosts an open tournament in Sizinda suburb with a beast up for grabs for the winners together with an assortment of other prizes for runners up.
The tournament, that seeks to host a minimum of 100 doubles with an average of 28 dart boards, seeks to attract players from the Bulawayo Metropolitan, Matabeleland South, Matabeleland North, Midlands, Manicaland and Harare Metropolitan provinces to battle it out on December 3 and 4 at Sizinda South Beer Garden.
Darts tournaments are not new to Bulawayo with the one of the favourite hunting grounds for darts players being the Highlanders Clubhouse and various drinking spots scattered around the city.
But the sponsors of this weekend’s tournament, Sizinda South Beer Garden and Sizinda Bottle Store working in conjunction with the organisers of the tournament, the Bulawayo Social Darts League (BSDL), hope to make the tournament which is open to players over the age of 18, a memorable event.
Ingwebu Breweries will also chip in with resources as co-sponsors while Delta Beverages have been approached and have expressed interest in partnering the tournament.
“A beast sponsored by Sizinda South Beer Garden and Sizinda Bottle Store is the first prize while the second placed team will walk away with two goats. The third placed team will take home a sheep and the fourth placed team walks away with a goat. The losing quarterfinalists (four teams of two players) will each win two chickens. The best ladies team will win kitchen ware,” said BDSL secretary Edgar Dzingai.
The BSDL in conjunction with the tournament sponsors have asked the Sizinda and Tshabalala suburbs business community to give back to the less privileged.
“As part of our social responsibility programme we have requested a department in the Bulawayo City Council that deals with social services to identify three less privileged families whom we will donate grocery hampers to,” added Dzingai.
The participation fee is pegged at $10 for a pair of players. @RaymondJaravaza