DAB – Stage 2
DAB Stage-2 Bengal State Championships
The DAB Stage-2 Bengal State Championships was held at the Bhawanipore Educational Society College from the Jan 26th to 28th, 2018.
The tournament had it all – surprise upsets, high octane matches and nail biting finishes.
The Youth Girls Category finals took place on the first day against Mahi Bosmia and Tavishi Rupani. Mahi, though very young, showed poise and handled the pressure well to snag her first official trophy. Tavishi though the Runner Up, also took home the Most Promising Player in the Ladies category.
The Youth Boys Category finals brought together Mayur Nahata and Harsh Dalmiya. They both met in the group stages where Mayur got the better of Harsh. The story didn’t change in the finals with Mayur beating Harsh for a second time to take home his first State Youth Championship prize.
The Mixed Doubles Final was a tantalizing match that went to the last dart. With seasoned partners Mohan Goel and Jolly Chanda facing off against Raahat Kapoor and Asha Mehta – both teams went toe to toe trading blows like prize fighters. Raahat, who later took home the Player of the Tournament title hit the required double in a nail biter to clinch the pairings first Mixed Doubles Title.
The Open Doubles final included the teams of Vivek Khandelwal and Nitin Kumar facing off against Mohan Goel and Viral Mehta. Vivek and Nitin took the upper hand at the beginning and with crucial finishes from Former Stage-1 Winner – Vivek, holding at bay any forms of a fightback to take the crown.
The Team Event saw first timers – Team Kaidis (Rohit Ohja, Vivek Khandelwal, Asha Mehta, Nitin Kumar) against heavy favourites Team Rockers (Ankita Upadhyay, Ankit Goenka, Mohan Goel, Vishal Mehta). Kaidis couldn’t match the firepower that the Rockers brought to the oche as they finished their two-peat with a resounding win.
The Women’s Singles saw giant killer Sneha Srivastav match up against Asha Mehta. Sneha continued her great form that helped her scalp major wins along the way against former Nationals and State Champions Ankita Upadhyay and Jolly Chanda. With Asha missing crucial doubles, Sneha took the upper hand and rode along to her maiden State Title.
The Men’s Singles saw Youth champion Mayur Nahata facing Nitin Kumar in the finals. The lack of experience showed on young Mayur as he began to crumble under pressure not being able to perform at his best paving the way for an comfortable win for Nitin and his maiden State Singles Title.