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Sangam Kumar Roy wins 3rd Darts Masters 2021

Sangam Kumar

KOHIMA, JANUARY 8: Twenty eight year old Sangam Kumar Roy from Kolkata emerged as the champion of the 3rd Darts Masters 2021 that was organised by Fun Tree Crew (FTC) at The Heritage, Old DC Bungalow, Kohima on January 8.
Going up against the reigning champion Vikehielie Souhu (37 years), Roy won the toss and opt to throw first.
By virtue of being the champion, Roy left the venue Rs.30,000 richer, along with trophy and certificate while Suohu had to contend with a second place finish with a sum of Rs.20,000 and certificates.
Queried about his experience at the 3rd Darts Masters 2021, the Champion, Sangam Kumar Roy said that it was an exhilarating experience since the battle for the championship from the league matches were all close calls.
Asked about how the sport should be further promoted in the state. Roy, who is also the winner of the West Bengal Darts Championship 2021 suggested that the sport should be introduced in schools so that young talents are being spotted and given training at a young age. “I too discovered my talent at darts in my school as it was introduced as a co-curricular activities in the school,” he said.
Queried about his approach to the sport, Roy said that he meditates for 15 minutes before taking up the darts.
Sharing his pre-game ritual, Roy said, “The mind has to be completely empty and free of any thoughts. I’ve had my best results through this approach,” he said.
The third position was shared by two players, Kumarial Kunal Singh from Mumbai and Neiketou Suohu. Both of them were awarded a sum of Rs. 10,000 each.
Apart from the podium finishes, prizes were also awarded to players in various categories.
The most promising player was bagged by Viboto Chishi, the best Checkout was claimed by Vikehelie Suohu, Best leg was claimed by Shailender Singh Dixit Thakur and the most 180’s went to Sangam Kumar Roy. Winners of these categories were awarded a cash prize of Rs.4,000 each.
The 3rd edition of the Dart Masters was scheduled to 2022 owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. Overall, it registered the participation of 21 players. 17 players were from Nagaland, while 3 people from Kolkata and one person from Mumbai participated in the event.
(Page News Service)

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