The national finals for the K1 million Presidential Darts Championship have been slated for Chenda Hotel in Mzuzu this weekend.
The finals, which have been split into men and ladies’ categories have attracted a total of 14 teams from the three darts leagues of Mzuzu and Districts Darts League (MDDL), Lilongwe and Districts Darts League (LDDL) and Blantyre and Disricts Darts League (BDDL).
BDDL, which has the highest number of darts teams compared to the other two leagues is expected to have more representatives with Blantyre Sports Club (A), White Eagles, Staff Development Institute (SDI) and defending champions Elvis Freight CCL competing in men’s category while Libra and White Eagles will battle for honors in ladies section.
Capital Glass and Joe’s Motel will represent LDDL in men’s category as Chiwoko and Mafco seek glory in the ladies’ category. Hosts MDDL will have Mzimba and Kaning’ina competing in men’s division and Mzuzu Select 1 and 2 in ladies division.
The winning team in men’s division is expected to cart home a K75,000 while second and third placed teams will share K50,000 and K30,000 respectively.
Ladies’ champions will walk away K40,000 richer with runners-up and the third-placed side pocketing K25,000 and K15,000 respectively.
Dam general secretary Joe Zangazanga said in an interview during the week that everything is well set for the finals.
He thanked the Malawi government through Sports Council for considering Dam again during the 2011/12 Presidential Initiative on Sports (PIS) programme.
Last year Darts Association failed to host national finals for the Dam Cup in the northern region due to the problem of fuel scarcity experienced in the country within the past twenty four months.