Fiji Time: 12:32 AM on Sunday 26 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Second time lucky

Rashneel Kumar
Monday, December 03, 2012

IT was early Christmas for Romit Mahabir after he scooped the Fiji Open Darts Singles title at the Defence Club in Suva yesterday.

Mahabir defeated Atish Prasad 4-1 in the showdown to win his second Fiji Open title after first hoisting the prestigious trophy in 2008.

An elated Suva taxi driver, who won $400 for the win, said it was the perfect Christmas gift for his family.

"I told my wife (Sheetal Mahabir) that I would come back with the trophy. This win is really special to me since it's a national event," Mahabir said.

"My father (Late Vishun Chand Mahabir) introduced me to darts and I want to dedicate this win to him."

Romit defeated Ronald Vijay 3-0 in the semis while Prasad overcame veteran Mere Savu 3-1 to make the final.

Defending champion Atama Vunibola lost to the eventual winner 2-3 in the quarters.

In the plate final, Vuli Vanaisi, who made a comeback after a lapse of a decade, lost to Prem Chand 0-3.

Nadeem Tahir and Dinesh Narayan recorded the highest points of 180 while Prem Chand scored the highest finish of 126.

The two-day annual tournament had 64 participants divided into 16 pools.

Tournament co-ordinator Nyla Alfred was impressed with the level of competition.

She commended the effort of female players.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Fijian accused of killing ex-partner
  2. Smart watch goes on sale
  3. Keeping it sexually safe
  4. Gospel shines
  5. Airline confirms position still vacant
  6. $18m brew house
  7. Lal bags another medal to his list
  8. Natabua, Jasper win Coca-Cola Games
  9. LTA warns bus drivers against incomplete routes
  10. Blues prepare for Ba in Fiji FACT opener

Top Stories this Week

  1. Gang rape Monday (20 Apr)
  2. Bloody Sunday Monday (20 Apr)
  3. Death shatters dream Monday (20 Apr)
  4. The murder of a schoolteacher Tuesday (21 Apr)
  5. Wish for son's death Monday (20 Apr)
  6. Wrong body for burial Thursday (23 Apr)
  7. Unclaimed body laid to rest Tuesday (21 Apr)
  8. Hunt for terrorist Thursday (23 Apr)
  9. Man dies in road accident Sunday (19 Apr)
  10. Rights over freehold land Wednesday (22 Apr)