Guyana to make World Cup of Darts debut after winning Latin America Qualifier


Guyana will make its debut at the Professional Darts Corporation’s World Cup of Darts next month after Sudesh Fitzgerald and Norman Madhoo won the inaugural Latin America Qualifier in Costa Rica at the weekend.

The pair stormed through the 16-team Qualifier to confirm their spot at the ‘My Diesel Claim’ World Cup of Darts, which will take place at Frankfurt’s Eissporthalle from June 15-18.

Three-time World Championship qualifier Madhoo will lead Guyana’s charge in the popular global event alongside his compatriot Fitzgerald, a World Championship participant in 2009.

Nations from Central and South America as well as the Caribbean were eligible to compete in the Latin American Qualifier from May 12-14, and it was Fitzgerald and Madhoo who sealed their big stage return.

The Guyanese duo registered three straight victories in the round-robin phase, before easing past Jamaicans Mark Birthwright and Shawn Noteman to progress to the semi-finals.

There, Fitzgerald and Madhoo denied Costa Rica’s Jason Calderon and Guillermo Soto in a last-leg decider, before dispatching another Costa Rican duo – Andres Montero and Diego Orozco – 10-1 to seal their qualification.

The £450,000 World Cup of Darts has been expanded from 32 to 40 teams in 2023, and this year’s showpiece will feature solely Doubles matches for the first time, as opposed to the combination of Singles and Doubles ties used in previous years. (Professional Darts Corporation’s website)

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