| Fadhil Yunus |
THE pair of Andy Sham Samsudin and Hairul Azman Bujang recorded history for Brunei Darussalam after securing bronze in the Men’s Doubles of the World Darts Federation (WDF) Asia-Pacific Cup XVII in Hong Kong.
The Bruneian duo defeated the Korean pair of Han Woong Hee and Kim Hyun Jin 3-1 before setting up a clash in the semi-finals against a highly ranked Australian pair of Peter Machin and James Bailey, where they were ousted by the same scoreline.
“We are very satisfied because this is the first time that Brunei Darussalam have won a medal in the World Darts Federation. We are very pleased with this opportunity that we have achieved,” said Hairul Azman Bujang.
“We are unlucky to be drawn against Australia. Malaysia are champions in the team event but Australia won the overall tournament after sweeping both singles and doubles,” he added.
The pair was pleased with their performance after beating opposition of international standard. And they were doubly pleased with the result despite the exit considering that Australia held the title for three consecutive tournaments.
Only teams in the Asia Pacific were invited to compete in the tournament.
Brunei were also placed fifth in the Men’s Team Event in a group which included Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Malaysia.