James Mbando of Capital Glass underlined his supremacy in darts on Saturday when he beat teammate Lloyd Kasinjeni 7-5 in an open singles tournament organised and sponsored by C2K Bar & Grill of Lilongwe.
Mbando saw off Steve Kadenkhu of Kamuzu Barracks Snipers to qualify for the finals while Kasinjeni beat his teammate Young Kamanga to date Mbando.
In a press statement released on Tuesday, Darts Association of Malawi (DAM) general secretary Joe Zangazanga said the final was a typical case of watching two giants in a fight.
Mbando, who is reigning champion of Deekay Champion of Champions for two consecutive years, pocketed K20 000 whereas Kasinjeni got K15 000.
In a third-place play-off, Kamanga beat Kadenkhu 3-0 to go home K10 000 richer.
Five 180s were scored by Mbando, Kasinjeni, Gregory Bwanali, George Khombe and Kamanga who shared K5 000 which was pledged by the sponsor.
In the women’s category, which was poorly patronised, the ever-dominant Alice Shawa outclassed Judith Gondwe by amassing 19 points against seven for her runner-up in a five rounds of first to reach three legs format.
Shawa received K10 000 whereas Gondwe got K5 000. There was no price for third position considering that there were only three ladies who showed up for the tournament. Both Gondwe and the third competitor, Rabecca Mwale had seven points.
Zangazanga said there will be another tournament at the same venue on Saturday.