Dart player headed to international competition


 Robin Barnes of  Heatherson is the top performer at the Canadian Junior Darts Championships in Thunder Bay. Her impressive performance is highlighted by a victory in the America’s Cup. She will travel to Belize representing Canada to compete against other top throwers from South, Central and North America. 

        Robin joined her sister Kaylee to defeat Ontario 3-0 to earn the junior girls doubles title. Robin had the three finishing doubles in the title victory. She won the bronze medal in girls singles as she lost to Ontario in the semifinals.   

      Robin added another decision in the “bursery” shoot off, again defeating Ontario, highlighted by a three-dart 171 score. It was her third consecutive “bursery” victory with the funding becoming available when she attends a post-secondary institution, She won the semi-finals over her sister Kaylee..         

In boys singles, defending champion Brayden Legge of Flat Bay made it to the championship game but had to settle for silver after losing to Alberta. Nathan Squires of St. Mary’s  finished fifth.   

      The Newfoundland and Labrador team had two third place finishes.            Legge and Camerson Curnew of St. John’s were third in junior boys doubles and Squires included a three-dart 180 in claiming third in senior boys singles.        

  Samantha MacNeil of Flat Bay and Mackenzie Piccott of Maidstone finished fourth in senior girls play, one point out of the medals.