America's Cup Update - Team Canada - Day Report
July-23-12 - 2012 NDFC
Team Canada was outstanding as they racked up the medals today in Belize at the America's Cup!
Troy Hanlon of Newfoundland & Labrador claimed gold in the men's singles over fellow countryman Chris Steiger of Nova Scotia. Hanlon was on fire as he went into the international darts history books with a 4-0 sweep over Steiger who won silver.
Our second gold came with our Youth darts as 'young gun' Dawson Murschell of Alberta who also played a fellow countrywoman, Robin Barnes of Newfoundland & Labrador in this finals match. Robin gave it her best taking 1 leg off of Murschell but it was Murschell's day as he won his first International singles title with a 4-1 score line with Barnes proudly winning silver.
Our third silver came with Team Canada winning over Trinadad & Tabago 8-2 in the semis, to meet the USA in the finals. The Americans made it to the stage by ousting Bahamas in their semis also with a 8-2 scoreline.
The match was a real nail biter as each team held their own and at 5-5 the Americans pulled ahead in the doubles to wrap up the victory 7-5. A great match for our Canucks claiming another silver for Canada!
Our girls Robin Curry & Cindy Pardy did not make it out of their semis to land them each a bronze. The Americans, veterans Marilyn Popp & Brenda Roush met in the ladies finals with Popp winning her title and gold 3-0 over Roush.
If that isn't enough excitement, here are some other awards presented today:
Troy Hanlon - Canada - lowest # of darts game - 11
Troy Hanlon - Canada - Men's high finish - 150
Robin Curry - Canada - Ladies high finish - 120
Congratulations Team Canada! We are very proud of your achievements!
Day 1 Report
Team Canada Off to the America's Cup
Article by Catherine Haycock, contributors reporting from Belize - Tammy Murschell & Mary Dezan