The San Pedro Darts Team is the defending champion of the 19th annual National Darts Tournament which was held from the 11th to the 13th of October at the San Pedro Lions Den. The event, organized by the Belize National Darts Federation, saw Belize’s best darts players from Cayo, Belize City, Caye Caulker and San Pedro Town compete for three days. The vigorous competition was hosted by the San Pedro Darts Team who were intent on retaining the championship on their home turf.
The event was declared open by the Minister of Tourism and Culture Honorable Manuel Heredia Jr on Friday night at a packed San Pedro Lions Den. In his remarks, Heredia Jr. said that while darts is not widely played, it is popular on Ambergris Caye. He took the opportunity to encourage all the players to enjoy the tournament and wished them the best of luck. After his brief remarks, Heredia Jr threw the first dart to officially declare the tournament open.
According to Jose Mora, President of the Belize Darts Federation and the Caribbean Darts Organization, the tournament is one of the best of recent years. “The good sportsmanship amongst our darts players was our priority. They all played their hearts out for the national title. We like the new rookies coming up in the sports. The young players from Cayo and the females that are entering into the sports show that Belize is ready for darts. We also appreciate the maturity of our players, as well as the work done by the host team who ensured that everything was perfect for this year’s tournament,” said Mora.
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