On October 3 -7 2017, the World Darts Federation World Cup was held in Kobe, Japan. The teams that are competing came from 31 different countries from around the world. The Bahamas Dart which are considered as the great soft tip darts in the world, Federation represented the Bahamas and consists of 4 men and 4 women, a captain, a team manager, and a coach from Nassau, Grand Bahama, and Abaco.
However, the Bahamas lost to Belgium with a score of 9-1 and to the Republic of Ireland with a score of 9-2 in the men’s team play. In the men’s doubles tournament, both of the teams were knocked out by the teams from the United States and Russia in the early rounds. Overall, the Bahamas men’s team is placed at 24th by beating out Iceland, Luxembourg, and Turkey in the tournament.
On the other hand, the women’s team was victorious against Italy with a score of 9-4 but lost to Northern Ireland with a score of 8-9. The team advanced to the top sixteen but lost to Australia with a score of 9-2 in the single elimination during the first round. In doubles, both teams lost from Australia and Japan in the first round. The women’s team finished in 18th place with a tie against Hong Kong which is ahead of Italy, France, South Korea, and India to name a few.
Overall, it was a great tournament and a great experience for darts players to represent their country especially the Bahamas and Abaco. The team is also very grateful to their sponsors such as BTC and L C HULL for providing their uniforms. It would be hard and difficult to carry a team without the help of local sponsors.
The players definitely learned a lot from the competition and this experience will help them perform better in the upcoming world cups. Though the Bahamas did not claim the number 1 spot at the competition, what matters most is that the team gave their best shot and have a good time playing it. This also applies to all the other teams that compete.
The game of darts isn’t all about winning or losing, it’s all about showing sportsmanship and respect to the other players. The game of darts is also one of the most enjoyable games to play especially with your friends and family. No matter where you came from, excitement will surely come along when you play the game of darts. It is also one of the most relaxing games that anyone can play. Whether you have a stressful day at work or just having a bad day in general, you can just unwind and relax afterward by playing a game of darts. There is nothing more satisfying when hitting a bull’s eye or a triple.
When you play a game of darts, it relieves your worry and you forget about your stress and anxiety since your eye is focused on the target and all you ever think about is throwing the darts into the board. When you are immersed in playing the game and just having fun is when you were able to enjoy it to the fullest. Just playing and living in the present moment creates a sense of happiness that only a game of darts can bring.