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Darts 501 Classic Continues on Thursday Evening

THE showpiece continues in the Saint Lucia Darts Association 501 Classic tournament in collaboration with Prio’s Bar and Grill located in Corinth with two team matches tomorrow evening (Thursday 22nd October) from 7.00 p.m.

In the first encounter, Amazona who is currently in fourth place in the team standings takes on bottom of the points table, Branford Darters. The last time the two teams played each other which was on October 1st, Amazona emerged victorious 9-0.

Image: (L-R) The trio of Phillip Branford; Marcellin Charles and Julian Jules will look to turn Branford Darters fortunes around against Amazona. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)
(L-R) The trio of Phillip Branford; Marcellin Charles and Julian Jules will look to turn Branford Darters fortunes around against Amazona. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

The second game on the evening, in an all Untouchables derby, Untouchables A takes on Untouchables B. The last time the two teams played each other was on Thursday 17th September; in that encounter, Untouchables A with the likes of Lambert Charles, Trevor John, Jonathan Emmanuel, Haig Louis, Cuthbert Tony, Linus Theophilus and Patricia Edmund in its line-up breezed past Untouchables B 8-1.

In Thursday evening’s showdown, one expects Untouchables B to give a better accounting of themselves when they take on Untouchables A, with the inform Lance Charles leading their campaign.

Meanwhile, on Saturday 17th October, at the same venue, Southern Pointers defeated Untouchables B in a thrilling encounter 5- 4, in a game that could have gone either way; on the same evening, the 5th round of the Men and Ladies Singles was also completed.

The teams standings: Untouchables A lead with 34 points, 10 points clear of the second place team Southern Pointers on 24 points; Untouchables B despite their 5-4 defeat on Saturday 17th October at the hands of Southern Pointers, in third place with 22 points, followed by seasoned campaigners Amazona on 21 points and Branford Darters who has not kept up to their yesteryear brilliance on 7 points.

In the Individual events; Ladies Singles (End of Group Stage): 1st: Leona Augustin (Amazona) – 5 points; 2nd: Delta Lionel (Amazona) 3 points; 3rd: Dawn Avril (Southern Pointers) 2 points; 4th: Andrea Leon (Untouchables B) – 2 points; while to date 5th and 6th places, Marcellin Charles (Branford Darters) and Patricia Edmund (Untouchables) have failed to trouble the scorers.

Image: (L-R) Peter Lionel (Amazona) leads the Men’s Singles 5th round; Neville Labadie of Southern Pointers with 6 maximum scores of 180 points and Leona Augustin (Amazona) recorded the highest game check out of 136 points.  (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)
(L-R) Peter Lionel (Amazona) leads the Men’s Singles 5th round; Neville Labadie of Southern Pointers with 6 maximum scores of 180 points and Leona Augustin (Amazona) recorded the highest game check out of 136 points. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

In the Men’s Singles (5th Round – Group Stage): Group 1 – 1st: Peter Lionel (Amazona) 5 points, 2nd: Trevor John (Untouchables A) 4 points; 3rd: Selwyn Maitland (Southern Pointers) 4 points; and 4th Trevor Joshua (Untouchables A) 2 points.

The rivalry continues in Group 2, 1st Thomas Labadie (Southern Pointers); 2nd Hendrickson Joseph (Amazona) and 3rd: Donavan Medar (Amazona), the trio are currently locked on 4 points each, while 4th Eric Daniel (Untouchables B) is on 2 points.

Lambert Charles (Untouchables A) leads the charge in Group 3 with 5 points; Charles is closely followed by his team mate Jonathan Emmanuel on 4 points. Occupying the 3rd and 4th spots, Lance Charles (Untouchables B) and Victor Simeina (Southern Pointers) both on 3 points.

Image: (L-R) Clash of the evening, Haig Louis, Lambert Charles (Untouchables A); Lance Charles (Untouchables B).
(L-R) Clash of the evening, Haig Louis, Lambert Charles (Untouchables A); Lance Charles (Untouchables B).

The ding dong battle continues in Group 4, with Haig Louis (Untouchables A) on 5 points; Louis has a 1 point advantage over Julian Jules (Branford Darters) and Nerville Labadie (Southern Pointers) 4 points each; while Alban Lay (Southern Pointers) holds on the fourth spot on 2 points.

Leading the Individual honours of most maximum scores and highest check outs: Nerville Labadie of Southern Pointers with 6 maximum scores of 180 points. In the women’s category, Leona Augustin of Amazona has so far recorded the highest game check out of 136 points.

Meanwhile, the organizers took the time out to thank the following sponsors who throughout this economic crunch saw the need to support the tournament: Barbay Limited, Lewis Industries, J.H. Larcher Electricals, Windward Island Gases, Blue waters, Here 2 There, Forde Logistics, Philegence Transport Services, T J Ultramat, Prio’s Bar and Grill and Harris Paints.

Anthony De Beauville is The VOICE Publishing Company’s multi-award winning sports journalist. He works closely with a number of sports federations including the Department of Youth Development and Sports, the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee and other organizations.

He covers and contributes articles highlighting the areas of international, regional, national, community based clubs and schools sporting activities. There is never an off day as he stays busy... Read full bio...

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