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21 November 2021 | Sports

Annelize van Brakel; Captain, Falcons Dart Club ladies; “…the wheels can turn easily as an amateur can defeat an expert …”

Swakopmund • [email protected]


Falcon Darts Club hosted its third annual tournament over two days on 19 and 20 November at The Dome in Swakopmund.

There were youths, seniors, veterans and legends teams of four members each from Walvis Bay and Swakopmund, Keetmanshoop and the Hardap region in action at the eagerly anticipated event. According to tournament director Paul Ehlers, the tournament hosts some of the best dart players in Namibia.

The Torpedos Dart Club (eventuall winners) and Pelicans Dart Club (runners-up) advanced to the finals. Torpedos Dart Club captain Lyndon Green said that the games were tough as their rivals are good. “We won all our games against the other teams.” Garven Theron, who is a member of the Pelicans Dart Club, said that they have been playing as a team for quite some time and that it is a fulfilling feeling to make it to the finals again. The third and fourth placde contenders in the men's category were Falcons Dart Club (3rd) from Swakopmund, who played against the Windhoek Ray-Mal Dart Club.

According to the players, the games are very competitive and the atmosphere conducive. “The Falcon Dart Club tournament is always up to standard. The competition is tight with a comfortable atmosphere to play in.” In the women's category, the Swakopmund-based Falcons Dart Club won against Windhoek Ray-Mal Dart Club that had to settle for second place, while the Keetmanshoop ladies team finished in third possition. Annelize van Brakel, the captain of the Falcons Dart Club ladies team, said that the competition gets tougher every year as darts is a mathematical sport that continually challenges a player. “It’s a good challenge every time. The wheels can easily turn and an amateur can defeat an expert.” The doubles and singles competition were played on 20 November, consisting of 13 doubles teams for men. Forty players competed in the singles event on 19 November. The winners recieved cash prizes, trophies and medals.


The final results for the respective competitions are as follows:

Singles women: 1st Carmen Windwaai – Windhoek Ray Mal; 2nd Susan Blaauw – Keetmanshoop; and 3rd Dianne Ludwig – Falcons.
Teams women: 1st Falcons; 2nd Ray Mal; and 3rd Keetmanshoop.
Teams men: 1st Torpedos;’2nd Pelicans; and 3rd Falcons.
Doubles men: 1st Desmond Frankfort and Clint Langenhoven – Torpedos; 2nd Lyndon Green and Sarel du Toit – Torpedos; and 3rd Mike Raffie and Paul Ehlers – Falcons.
Singles men: 1st Desmond Frankfort – Torpedos; 2nd Mike Raffie – Falcons; and 3rd Sarel du Toit – Torepedos.
The most 180s were scored by Lyndon Green.

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