By JERRY TSINABI
THE Kirakira Kauka Dart Association competition came to an end on Saturday evening with the presentation of awards to the winning teams and also special awards to individuals.
The competition started in May this year attracting 12 teams in the open division and also six development (under 18) open teams from Kirakira village.
Bullets, who are made up of mainly teenagers, came out victorious to claim the Goasa Geita Shield and cash prize.
The runners-up were Muni Heights and Eggs Koura took home the minor premiership.
In the development grand final, Neighbours claimed the premiership.
Awards were also given in the categories of:
- Highest start score;
- Most 180s scored;
- Most 100s scored;
- Most Check Outs;
- Player of the Final; and,
- Player of the Year.
Kauka Darts Association president Goasa Geita said it was a successful competition.
“I would like to thank our sponsors Sinowel Investment Group, Badiri Resources Security Limited, 2 Fast Motors, Nambawan Trophy Haus and Kirakira councillor ward member and deputy Motu-Koita president Arutu Bake for making the competition a success and making it possible for Kauka Darts Association members to compete in the national championships in Manus,” he said.
Geita said he was amazed at the skills the youngsters from Vamaga, Bullets, showed to win the grand final.
“This was the team’s first time to take part in the competition and they won,” he said.
“They are famous for winning volleyball.
“But they have now realised that darts is a good sport.
“I hope that in next year’s competition, we have more than 12 teams.”