Padayachee clinches 180 Darts Cup

2015-11-25 06:22
Proud sponsor Rajen Pillay (centre) congratulates Paddy Padayachee (left) who beat Darryl Shanmagum (right) to clinch the Rajen Pillay and Family-sponsored 180 Darts Cup. Photo: supplied

Proud sponsor Rajen Pillay (centre) congratulates Paddy Padayachee (left) who beat Darryl Shanmagum (right) to clinch the Rajen Pillay and Family-sponsored 180 Darts Cup. Photo: supplied

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VETERAN darts campaigner, Paddy Padayachee clinched the Rajen Pillay and Family-sponsored 180 Darts Cup (hosted by KwaDukuza Darts Association) after trouncing Darryl Shanmagum in straight sets (2-0) in the final played before a partisan crowd at The Quartz Conference Centre on Wednesday night.

Padayachee had a mountain to climb in his first round clash against Yogan Pillay, who was quick out of the starting blocks. Pillay moved closer to the finish line with a brilliant 180 (three triple 20s) in his second throw.

Padayachee gradually chewed away the deficit before collaring his rival at the finish line to secure a hard fought win in the first set. Padayachee upped the tempo at the start of the second set and waltzed to a comfortable 2-0 win to secure a semi-final berth against Jerry Govender, who beat Devan Gounden (2-1).

Govender was outwitted by the crafty Padayachee in the semi-finals, who romped to a comfortable 2-0 win to book his place in the final.

Tournament favourite Darrel Shanmagum, who played a pivotal role in guiding Gledhow Darts Club to a hat-trick of league titles in the 2015 darts season was strongly fancied to clinch the 180 Darts Cup. But, he was pushed hard against the wall before holding onto a hard fought 2-1 win against Nine Pillay.

Charlie Pillay clinically disposed of Jodie Naidoo in straight sets (2-0) to secure a semi-final berth against Shanmagum. He (Shanmagum) produced top drawer darts in the semi-final to oust Pillay (2-0) to advance to the final.

The final was dubbed a “David vs Goliath” clash with Padayachee putting on the “under-dog” tag. But, Padayachee silenced his critics after hammering the reigning 180 Darts Cup champion, Shanmagum in straight sets (2-0) to etch his name in the history books of KwaDukuza Darts Association.

President of KwaDukuza Darts Association, Jerry Govender thanked Rajen Pillay and Family for their generous sponsorship. He heaped praise upon veteran darts campaigner Padayachee on his outstanding performance.

In other darts news, KwaDukuza Darts Association will host their annual awards banquet on Friday, November 27 at The Quartz Conference Centre in Stanger Manor at 7pm.

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