Darts finals attracts large crowd

2017-09-13 06:02
Photo: suppliedNaven Coopsamy and Neeran Somnath.

Photo: suppliedNaven Coopsamy and Neeran Somnath.

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THERE was a large turnout at the Quartz Sportsbar in Stanger Manor on Wednesday night as the Dhana Govender Memorial Singles Tournament took place.
Top half of the draw saw Naven Coopsamy beat Paddy Padayachee 2-1.
Ajen Singh beat Devan Gounden 2-0. Vasa Rungasamy beat Len Naidoo 2-0 and Julian Pillay beat Terrence Subban 2-1 to advance into the quarter-fnals. Bottom half of the draw saw Ashley Haripersadh beat Leon Moonsamy 2-1 while Jodie Naidoo beat Kyle Pillay 2-1.
Neeran Somnath beat Asogan Luthsumanan 2-1 and Darrel Shanmagum beat Yogan Pillay 2-1 to advance into the quarter-finals.
There was a big upset with the top players being knocked out of the tournament leaving the title wide open.
In the top half Naven beat Ajen 2-0 to book himself into the semi-finals.
Vasa beat Julian to meet Naven. The bottom half saw Jodie beat Ashley 2-1 to advance into the semi's while Neeran beat Darrel 2-1 to meet Jodie in the semi-finals.
In the first semi-final Naven was in top form and reigned against Vasa and defeated him 2-1 to advance into the finals while bottom half saw Neeran outplay Jodie and won 2-0 to meet Naven in the finals.
The finals attracted a large crowd who cheered the two challengers for the title.
Naven who posted a huge tally as he started the game with a 171 score (triple 19) did not put fear into his opponent Neeran as he started his game with a 140 score. With all the cheers and support from the fellow team mates, this made the game take a real turn as Neeran had the upper hand and set himself in a comfortable double 20.
Naven tried to catch up to Neeran, but failed to come to the party as Neeran closed the game.
In the second set Neeran left his opponent flat footed as he posted high tallies and won the game in a high spirit to claim the Dhana Govender Memorial Single’s title.
The KwaDukuza Darts Association thanked the Govender family for the sponsorship. Tonight the KDDA will kick off the league which is sponsored by Sanjay from Dolphin Plumming.


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