Mario and Omar from Ambergris Caye Win Silver in Darts Competition

nternational dart tournament hosted at Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize

Posted by  on August 4, 2012 in Sports

Biltmore Plaza Hotel dart tournament belize

The Belize Dart Federation was the host during the past week of two international dart tournaments – the Americas Cup 2012 and the Caribbean Cup 2012, both held at the Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel at Mile 3 on the Northern Highway from July 20 to 30.

Male and female players from the USA, Canada, Brazil, as well as Caribbean islands, Barbados, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, and Trinidad & Tobago, and host country Belize joined in the dart throwing frenzy during the ten days of intense competition.

Top finishers in the team competition for the Americas Cup 2012 were: 1st place – USA; 2nd place – Canada; with Bahamas and Trinidad & Tobago tied for 3rd and 4th place. The Women Singles winner was Marilyn Popp of the USA; while the Men Singles title was taken by Troy Hanlon of Canada.

In the Caribbean Cup 2012, which culminated on Sunday evening, Florida (of the USA) competed as a Caribbean entry, as did the Brazil team, along with Belize and the Caribbean islands. Carib Cup Winners 2012 was Florida with 102 points; Runner Up was Bahamas with 81 pts; 3rd place went to Barbados with 65 pts; 4th was Brazil with 62 pts; 5th Trinidad & Tobago with 61 pts; 6th Belize with 48 pts; and 7th Cayman with 35 pts.

Trophies and medals were also given for various categories, namely Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Mixed Triples, Most 180’s Men, Most 180’s Women, High Check Off Men, High Check Off Women, Low Dart Singles – Men, Low Dart Singles – Women, MVP Male and MVP Female.

The MVP Male trophy went to S. Lionel of Florida, and the MVP Female was M. Ribiero of Brazil.

The best performance for Belize was in the Knockout Men’s Doubles category where Mario Graniel and Omar Guerrero took home the Silver (2nd place) after recording consecutive victories over their opponents from Trinidad & Tobago, Bahamas, Cayman, and then Barbados, before losing to the Florida duo in the finals.

In the Knockout Women’s Singles, Belize’s Marie Osmon and Felicia Richards each won two games before losing in the quarterfinals.

It was a boisterous and pleasant international gathering at the closing ceremonies on Sunday afternoon, where Belize Dart Federation President Jose Mora gave the closing remarks.

Belize Dart Team coach Miguel Pariente used the occasion at the end of the competition to launch his new book – The Art to Better Darts.

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