SHALENDRA Singh will always remember yesterday when he won his first darts title in the domestic club competition.
The 34-year-old Nivis Motors employee was on cloud nine after thrashing veteran Sakaraia Temo 4-0 in the Suva Darts Singles men's grade final at the Defence Club.
Singh, who took up the sport two years ago, could not believe his luck as he struck a double one in the fourth set before crashing to the floor to celebrate his first ever win.
"I'm very happy with this win. It means a lot to me," the RG Direct club member said.
"I came here today (yesterday) just to do my best and I never knew it would eventually win me this title."
Singh thanked the members of the Team Finance Pacific and Wild Bulls for helping him learn the sport.
He said the win was a big boost to his budding darts career and it would motivate him to do well in the upcoming competitions.
Suva Darts Association president Eddie Roxburgh said Singh was a hard working player and invested most of his spare time learning the tricks of the game.
In the ladies category, Helen Elliot maintained her top form of late to beat defending champion and veteran Litia Elder 4-3 in a pulsating final.
Both players were locked 3-all after six sets and had a close tussle in the final set but Elliot managed to throw a double one after successive misses to add to her Ladies Darts National Singles win earlier this month.
Roxburgh was impressed with the level of competition adding it had increased compared to the last Suva singles two years ago.
He said while they were trying to host regular competitions to help develop the skills of members, lack of finance remained the major hurdle.
Meanwhile, Singh and Elliot won $150 and a trophy each for the win while Temo and Elder settled for $80 each.
The President of Fiji, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, presented the prizes to the winners.