Recently the Bahamas Darts Federation travelled to Kobe, Japan to represent the Bahamas in the 2017 World Darts Federation World Cup. The team consisted of 4 men and 4 women, a team manager, a captain and a coach who were from Abaco, Nassau and Grand Bahama. In Men’s Team play, the Bahamas lost to the Republic of Ireland with a score of 9-2 and Belgium with a score of 9-1. In the Men’s Doubles tournament, both teams were knocked out in the early rounds by teams from Russia and the United States. The Men’s Team placed 24th in the tournament, beating out Turkey, lceland and Luxembourg.
The Women’s Team was victorious against Italy 9-4 and lost to Northern Ireland 8-9, finishing 2nd in their pool. They advanced to the top sixteen teams, but lost to Australia 9-2 in the first round of single elimination. In Doubles both teams lost in the first round to teams from Japan and Australia. The Women’s Team finished tied with Hong Kong in 18th place ahead of France, India, Italy, and South Korea to name a few. It was a great tournament and a great experience for the players to represent the Bahamas and Abaco. The team is very grateful to their sponsors L C HULL and BTC for sponsoring their uniforms. It would be very difficult to carry a national team with out the hep of local sponsors. The team is primed and ready to represent the Bahamas next July in the 2018 America Cup and Caribbean Cup, both being contested in Trinidad and Tobago.