Major upsets in darts trebles tourney

2015-04-30 15:11
Rookies Neeran Somnath, Terrence Subban and Paddy Padayachee were over the moon after clinching the KwaDukuza Darts Association trebles title on Wednesday night.

Rookies Neeran Somnath, Terrence Subban and Paddy Padayachee were over the moon after clinching the KwaDukuza Darts Association trebles title on Wednesday night. Photo: supplied

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THERE were major upsets in the KwaDukuza Darts Association (KDDA) trebles tournament held at the North Coast Tavern in KwaDukuza on Wednesday night.

The formidable trio of Vinesh Geanballey, Jerry Govender and Vishalin Parmasivan easily accounted for Vasa Rungasamy, Justin Naidoo and Balu Pillay in the first set of their quarter-final clash. But, they were left red-faced after suffering a shock defeat in the second set.

They rallied back gamely in the third and decisive set winning comfortably to register a fluent 2-1 win to book their place in the semi-final.

Tournament favourites Jerry Arunachellam and the “Pillay-twins”, Nine Pillay and Charlie, clinically disposed of rookies Neeran Somnath, Terrence Subban and Paddy Padayachee in the opening set.

Somnath, Subban and Padayachee stunned their more illustrious opponents, clawing their way from a set down to send their rivals crashing out of the tournament after winning the next two sets convincingly (2-1).

Geanballey, Govender and Parmasivan were hoping to pulverize their opponents in the semi-finals, but left the North Coast Tavern licking their wounds after slumping to a humiliating straight set defeat (2-0) at the hands of Somnath, Subban and Padayachee.

In the bottom half of the draws, Sanjay Singh, Sidney Naicker and Ashley Haripersaad trounced Yogan Pillay, Jodie Naidoo and Dhana Govender (2-1) to secure a semi-final berth against Darrel Shanmagum, Preggie Appadora and Terrence.

Singh, Naicker and Haripersaad booked their place in the final with a comfortable 2-1 win. After Singh, Naicker and Haripersaad lost the first set of the final at the hands of rank outsiders Somnath, Subban and Padayachee, darts enthusiasts expected a dramatic fight-back and a severe backlash (reminiscent of the fight-back by the foreigners after last week’s xenophobic attacks).

But, Somnath, Subban and Padayachee, who have been producing brilliant darts throughout the evening, proved that their victory all the way to the final was no fluke after winning the second set easily (2-0) to scoop the KwaDukuza Darts Association trebles title.

Tonight (Wednesday) KDDA will host the Sidney Naicker and Family-sponsored doubles tournament at the North Coast Tavern commencing at 7.30pm

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