Zimbabwe Republic Police Butchwa are this year’s winners of the Matabeleland South Ingwebu Breweries annual darts tournament after shrugging off competition from Archers Club of Bulawayo at the weekend.

The Mberengwa based side triumphed 19-16 in a sensational final which saw them racing into a 10-3 lead and sustain the pressure from a spirited Archers to win the final 19-16.

The eventual winners had overpowered Gwanda district club 19-13 in the semi-final.

In a speech read on his behalf, Gwanda Mayor Councillor Knowledge Ndlovu said he is happy that the town played host to a tournament of this magnitude and urged the sponsors and other stakeholders to instil professionalism in the game.

The government through the Ministry of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture has promised to promote sports from grassroots especially in marginalised areas.

16 teams participated in the tournament which was organised to accommodate people from all walks of life.