Vernon Daniels was crowned the 2018 F.A Cup Darts Champion, this following a Great turn out from the local Darting community, despite a wet and rainy January evening.
Plenty of quality Darts was on show including some very high ton plus scoring, including 180's and 177's.
With no seeded draw bracket, and the draw after every round, this is a very hard format to win, as any of the top ranked players can draw each other at any given time.
Again, this yearís event providing some very hard ties, especially in round one, & then all the way to the semi-finals.
Round 1 (Preliminary Round) - Best of 3 Legs x501
Noel Macapugay defeated Reginald Pitcher 2 - 1
Edward Burchall defeated Ely Ebuenga 2 - 0
Nelson Almeida defeated Richard Phillips 2 - 1
Jim McLennan defeated Aaron Carvelho 2 - 1
Steven Almeida defeated Hector Santiago 2 - 0
Vernon Daniels defeated Jay Pedro 2 - 0Round 2 - Best of 3 Legs x501
Elizabeth Hickmott defeated Noel Macapugay 2 - 0
Marco Pacheco defeated Steven Almeida 2 - 0
Steve Hickmott defeated Jim McLennan 2 - 0
Fredie Albarido defeated Ceblle Dawson 2 - 0
Marlon Almonte defeated David Sokol 2 - 0
Simon Stubby Carruthers defeated Rodel Lorenzo 2 - 0
Nelson Almeida defeated Laura Browne 2 - 0
Vernon Daniels defeated Edward Burchall 2 - 0 Round 3 - Quarter- Finals - Best of 3 Legs x501
Marlon Almonte defeated Steve Hickmott 2 - 1
Vernon Daniels defeated Elizabeth Hickmott 2 - 0
Marco Pacheco defeated Fredie Albarido 2 - 0
Simon Carruthers defeated Nelson Almeida 2 - 0 Semi-Finals - Best of 5 Legs x501
Simon Carruthers defeated Marlon Almonte 3 - 2
Vernon Daniels defeated Marco Pacheco 3 - 1
In the first Semi-Final, it was Almonte that struck the front first with some excellent finishing to take an early 2 Leg lead, however, Carruthers battled his way back with some impressive big scoring to Level 2 - 2. Almonte won the Bull up and started the deciding Leg first. But it was Carruthers that got to the double first and made no mistake to win 3 - 2 and book a spot in the Final.
The second Semi-Final, saw the Impressive Pacheco get off to an early 1 leg lead. But Bermuda Darts stalwart Daniels hit back to take the next 3 Legs in a row, with some very high scoring, and sublime finishing to win 3 -1 and move into this yearís final.Final - Best of 7 Legs x501
Vernon Daniels defeated Simon Carruthers 4 - 0
In an epic war of attrition, these two Stalwarts of Bermuda Darts, (with nine WDF World Cup appearances between them) went to battle in this yearís final. With Daniels winning the Bull -Up and starting first In Leg 1. But, it was Carruthers that got to the Double first, only for Daniels to show his classy finishing after his opponent's finishing woes. This proved to be the same in Leg 2 and for Daniels to take a 2 - 0 Lead. Leg 3 was a tight affair with Daniels hitting double x9 for a 3 leg advantage. Leg 4 Daniels showed his fishing prowess again hitting 133, attempting his 164 finish, to set-up 31 which he duly hit with his next 2 darts single x15 Double x8 for a 4 Nil Win and to claim this years coveted title.1st Place
Vernon Daniels - 24 Ranking Points. Runner-Up
Simon Carruthers - 21 Ranking Points. Losing Semi-Finalists (Joint 3rd)
Marlon Almonte - 16 Ranking Points
Marco Pacheco - 16 Ranking Points Losing Quarter-Finalists (Joint 5th)
Steve Hickmott - 12 Ranking Points
Nelson Almeida - 12 Ranking Points
Fredie Albarido - 12 Ranking Points
Elizabeth Hickmott - 12 Ranking Points Highest Checkout
Steven Almeida First Score over 101
Nelson Almeida (140)