KAFANCHAN CLUB HOST THE JUNE OPEN NATIONAL SINGLE DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP
The June Open National Single Darts Championship hosted by the Darts section of the Kafarchan club (1972) is the 1st event to be organized through a collaborative effort of the Nigeria Darts Association (NDA)and the Darts Federation of Nigeria(DFN).
As in every sporting event organized in Nigeria, the competition started with the usual opening ceremony with the governor of Kaduna state represented by the Director of sports,Mr Yakubu Halidu as the special guest of honour who delivered the governors goodwill message. Amongst the distinguished personalities in sports and the game of darts who graced the occasion and gave speeches were Chief Anthony Akanfe, chairman NDA and Vice president DFN, and Cheif (DR,) A.G Haruna, President of the Darts Federation of Nigeria.
Read the goodwill message of Governor of kaduna state,
Read Chief Anthony Akanfe address.
Read Cheif (Dr) A.G Haruna address
In the remark of Mr Idada Joachim; COO, International Professional Games Limited and representative of Unicorn Darts equipment in Nigeria who formally announced the organisation’s readiness to professionalize the sport with the introduction of a series of events that will lay the foundation for the initiative. He further noted thar the company was willing to invest in the youths and sort the cooperation of both organisation; Nigeria Darts Association and the Darts Federation of Nigeria. to achieve the project objective.
He further noted that the proposed professional structure is targeted at raising the standard of play of the gane that will offers players the opportunity to locally or internationally build a career from their skills which will eventually offer players the opportunity to compete at the PDC World Darts Championship
68 players registered under the Nigeria Darts Association from 23 number of clubs and state Associations are competing for the coveted trophy and titles as National Champion in the Female and Male categories for 501 and TDB (Triple Double and Bulls eye) games. A brake down shows 46 male, 22 female
The championship which holding in the Kafachan Club, Darts section feature 10 boards and games shall be played in male, female and veteran category. The event closes on the Satursday 29th June,2013