Tedzani Darts Club used home advantage to win a pre-season darts festival after beating Blantyre Sports Club (BSC) mixed team 7-2.
White Eagles Darts Club came third after beating Elvis Freight 7- 3 in the event that brought together seven teams: Blantyre Sports Club (mixed team), Elvis Freight, Nkula Bees, Poly CEC, White Eagles, Tedzani 2 (youth side) and hosts Tedzani.
For emerging winners, Tedzani received K12 000 (about $30), whereas runners-up Blantyre Sports Club got K 7 500 (about $18) and third-placed White Eagles carted home K5 000 (about $12.50).
Darts Association of Malawi general secretary Kelvin Nyirenda said teams were split into two groups. Group A had BSC, Elvis Freight and Tedzani while Group B had Nkula Bees, Poly CEC, Tedzani 1 and Eagles .
Playing on a round-robbin basis, top two teams qualified for the semi-finals. Elvis Freight (six points) and BSC (three points) emerged winners in Group A whereas Group B had Eagles (seven points) and Tedzani (five points) as its winners.
In the semi-finals, BSC drew with White Eagles 6-6. BSC eventually won the game on leg difference and Tedzani also drew with Elvis Freight 6-6 with Tedzani winning on leg difference.
This led to the winners meeting in the finals (BSC versus Tedzani) and losers in the semi-finals (Elvis Freight v White Eagles) meeting for the third-place play-off.
“Overall, the teams played competitive games as witnessed in the semi-finals with the two draws and this shows that teams are geared for competitive games when the league starts.
“Even Tedzani 2 youth team played a competitive game after losing 4-8 to Elvis Freight, having earlier crashed against Blantyre Sports Club 0-12. The youth team had a good feel of the games and we are hopeful that they have learnt something and will keep on improving their game,” Nyirenda said.
Speaking during prize presentation, DAM president Isaac Kaneka thanked management of Tedzani Power Station for supporting Tedzani darts .