Bullshooters and Ta Kill Ya’s won the Mielke and Easterbrook divisions respectively in the final matches of the playoffs for the Sunshine Coast Dart League at Gibsons Legion on April 11.
The playoffs for both divisions, which started Feb. 29, were a double elimination, which made for some challenging games. With 10 teams in the league – approximately 80 players – the playoffs were split into two divisions with the top five from the regular season going into the Mielke Division and the bottom five playing off in the Easterbrooke Division.
The Gibsons Bullshooters went through with one loss to the Sechelt Legion’s Respect da Bull team on April 4 in the Mielke division – giving the Respect da Bull a chance to win the division. To the Bullshooters’ delight, they won the night and the playoffs.
In the Easterbrooke, the Gibsons 109 Maulers went through the playoffs with only one loss to the Gibsons Bombers. This gave the Bombers a chance to take the trophy on April 11, but to their dismay, the 109 Maulers won the night.
The final wrap-up tournament and annual general meeting (AGM) will take place on Sunday, April 24 at Gibsons Legion Hall. Trophy presentations will be at the AGM with the trophy for first place in the regular season going to the Gibsons Legion Ta Kill Ya’s for the Easterbrooke Division and to Gibsons Legion 109 Maulers for the Easterbrooke Challenge. For the Mielke Division, the Gibsons Legion Bullshooters won both the regular season and the Mielke Challenge.
The president of the Coast Dart League is pleased with the support of the Sechelt Legion, Gibsons Legion and the Gibsons Curling Club that make the league a success for the 80-plus players in the league. The regular season will be starting again in September and new teams and players are always welcomed.
The league is also looking forward to hosting the fourth annual Gibsons Summer Tournament from Aug. 19 to 21. This event is a Darts BC ranked shoot and is expected to bring players from all over B.C. to compete for prize money and to enjoy the Sunshine Coast.
More information is available at www.coastdarts.ca and the Coast Darts Facebook Page. Visit online to see more photos of the Sunshine Coast Dart League playoffs.
– Submitted by Steve Baker