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Darts tourney hits ‘bulls-eye’

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The Royal Canadian Legion here was buzzing last weekend as the third-annual Gord Dunville Memorial doubles tournament took place, attracting competitors from all over the district, including Dryden, Sioux Lookout, and Thunder Bay, as well as some from the U.S.

The “Blind” doubles competition Friday night saw Bill Payne and Naomi Oig team up to take top honours, with Larry Carlson and Clora McEvoy finishing second.

Third place went to Larry Kielczewski and Donna Leckner.

In Saturday morning doubles action, Craig and Colleen Berry (Atikokan) were first, followed by Frank Calvelli and Joanne Bang (also from Atikokan).

Steve Louma (International Falls) teamed up with Rachelle Johnson (Fort Frances) to take third place.

The Fort Frances teams of Larry Kielczewski/Kerry Rober-tson and Ray/Ann Watson finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

Curtis Larson (Thunder Bay) and Venessa Berry (Sioux Lookout) were sixth, followed by Donna Leckner/Frank Meav-ersice (Wabigoon) and Larry/Becka Carlson (I. Falls).

Frank Cavelli, Joanne Bang, Rob Bang, and Jeannine Gagon won top honours in team play Saturday night.

Donna Leckner, Frank Meaversice, Lloyd Fuerst, and Naomi Oig were second, with Charlie Roy, Teresa Parenteau, Ann Watson, and Ray Watson finishing third.

In fourth was the team of Earl Tweedie, Clora McEvoy, Ellen Swing, and John Veillieux.

“I believe the tournament was a success,” said organizer Ray Watson. “Our main goal was to promote participation of darts in our area.

“In the last few years, the participation in the game of darts has declined.

“That is why we have these tournaments, trying to create excitement and maybe attract new players while in the process promoting the game,” Watson added.

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