Earlier this year the Malta Darts Association in collaboration with the Ministry of Education launched an innovative schools project aimed to assist students in improving their mathematical skills whilst having fun practicing the sport of darts. The pilot project carrying the name of “Learning mathematics through darts” is currently being delivered at the St Ignatius College Secondary School in Handaq has seen male and female students aged between 11-13 years’ working on mathematical equations; mental mathematics and more whilst practicing darts under the guidance of the associations members. Accompanying the students during these sessions is Ms. Angela Xuereb a mathematics teacher at the school and she had the following comments about the project; “For the last twelve weeks, a group of students have been participating in the Darts mid-day break activity. It has provided the students the opportunity to participate in a challenging game, that requires a high level of skill, accuracy and a steady hand. While playing, they had the opportunity to work on building teamwork skills, improving hand and eye co-ordination, enhancing the ability to concentrate and ameliorate mathematical skills. It has also helped students to boost their confidence through increased success in the game”.
The association will be looking to build on this project in the coming years and expand this project into more schools and clubs. For more information please get in touch with the association`s Public relations officer, Andre Zammit via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the association`s FB page – Malta Darts Association.
4 A SIDE CUP COMPETITION – SEMI FINALS
The first leg at the semi-final stage in the 4 a-side cup took place with Kalkara St Joseph B taking a slim lead into the return leg as they defeated Mosta Horseshoe Bar A 9-7 with the second semi-final between Kalkara St Joseph A and Floriana Ajax A ending all square.
The return leg is scheduled to be played on 18/04.
LADIES CHALLENGE SHIELD
The third edition of the Malta Ladies Challenge shield came to an end with Carol Woodcock retaining the title for a second consecutive season after a tightly contested final day. She edged out Jane Agius Baggaley by one point and Bev Keen by a further point in third place. On behalf of the Malta Darts Association we would like to congratulate all the participants and host David Busuttil at Munchies Pub, Bugibba.
The final standings: 1st C.Woodcock – 23 points; 2nd J.Agius Baggaley – 22 points; 3rd B. Keen – 21 points; 4th E.Liddell – 20 points; 5th J.Caruana, M.McVeigh – 18 points; 7th S.Buhagiar – 17 points; 8th C.Bauchope, L.Tucker, D.Cass, C.Smith – 16 points; 12th T.Chambers – 15 points; 13th M.Stephens – 12 points; 14th M.Zammit Borg – 8 points.