Mon | Sep 25, 2017

National team aims for better placing

Published:Wednesday | April 20, 2016 | 4:00 AMMarc Stamp

Jamaica's national dart team is looking forward to a stronger performance at this year's Caribbean Championship that will be held in Barbados.

The local body, Jamaica Dart Association (JDA), named a 13-member squad for the regional tournament to run from July 12-17.

National player/coach Colin Chandia expects the team to finish better than the seventh place in last year's competition.

"We participated last year after a long layoff, where we finished seventh out of 12 teams. We have been working hard for the past three months in order to be better prepared," Chandia told The Gleaner.

"The main focus is to finish in a higher position. We should give a significant performance this year," he emphasised.

He is looking towards the senior players to inspire the team, which was selected from players participating in the ongoing local league.

The full team is: Men - Albert Bailey (Portmore Contenders), Colin Chandia (Chelsea Precision), David Green (BOJ Gators), Dwight Smith (Chelsea Precision), Evon Faulkner (BOJ Gators), Lynford Jonas (Dynasty MoBay), Mark Birthwright (Central Miners) and Winston Ferguson (Portmore Stimulus).

Women - Carol Cheese (Shooting Stars), Catherine Stewart (BOJ Gators), Jennifer Reid (MoBay Darters), Lorraine Nembhard (Portmore Contenders) and Marvel Brown (MoBay Darters).