Darts promote zero-tolerance of alcohol at Games



DARTS set a healthy if not examplary trend for the 2017 BSP PNG Games with its zero-tolerance on alcohol.
Sports competition manager Steven Avel told The National that 22 provinces were expected to participate but only 12 turned up.
“Since the start of the games from the single events up to the closing of the team games, there was no major hiccup in the competition,” Avel said.
“There were misunderstandings among players but we have sorted them out and the competition was very good,” Avel said.
He said the zero-tolerance of alcohol in the competition had impacted most senior players as they were used to consuming alcohol to gain confidence to play.
Avel said in future PNG Games, imposing zero-tolerance of alcohol will be good.
“In the worlds, darts players drink water and play so it is good thing for us for the next PNG Games,” Avel said.
Since the start of the competition last Tuesday with the singles competition and concluding with the team games, Team Central topped the medal tally of the sport. Central won gold in the men’s and women’s singles, open doubles and team games.
Morobe won one gold in the mixed doubles, three silver and two bronze medals.
This is a big improvement for the Morobeans from the last PNG Games where they team won only two medals.
Other medal winners in darts are Manus with one gold (team game) and a bronze (women’s singles), National Capital District (men’s doubles-silver, team game-silver), West New Britain (men’s singles-silver), Southern Highland (women’s singles-silver, women’s doubles-bronze), Eeastern Highland (mixed doubles-bronze), Madang (men’s singles-bronze) and Milne Bay with bronze in the women’s team game.