“Justin Broton & Manuel Vilerio crowned GDA League Pairs Winners’ ”.
Considering it was not contested on a usual Friday, a respectful 30 players turned up for this year’s edition of the league pairs ( the exact same number as last year ).
This coveted event has been run since the early inception of the Gibraltar Darts Association, first played way back in 1959/60. The eventual finalists on the night were pairs Justin Broton & Manuel Vilerio vs Dylan Duo & Henry Zapata.
In the final, Justin & Manuel took the 1stleg with opponents on a non finish (166). The game was then leveled by Dylan & Henry through a 158 outshot by Dylan (also in a comfortable fashion as his opponents still required 222). The third leg went Justin’s & Manuel’s way with Manuel missing double 18’s and then on Justin’s visit he finished the leg on double 8 to take the lead. By no means the match being over, in the fourth leg Dylan again completed an outshot of 120 to denyhis opponents the win. The game then proceeded to a last deciding leg so both teams had to throw at the bull to decide who starts. Manuel won the bull and this proved to be important as they managed to remain in front and completed the last leg to win the match and the pairs title by a 3 – 2 score line.
Commiserations to Dylan Duo & Henry Zapata,
Congratulations to Justin Broton & Manuel Vilerio!
(left to right)
George Ramos, Francis Taylor, Dylan Duo, Manuel Vilerio, Justin Broton, Karl Sene, Joseph Sanchez, Henry Zapata