Nannette Brooks is the No.1 Trinidad & Tobago Ladies' darts player, and I'm really pleased that she has provided an interview for the blog. Over the last two events in Barbados that I attended she has shown a real determination to win which I hope I can learn from.
Nannette's darting honours include:
- MVP ladies at the Caribbean Championships 2006
- Caribbean Ladies singles1994 1996
- Americas Cup ladies singles 2002
- Caribbean Cup ladies doubles(with Ann Marie James Murray) 2006
ST : How do you overcome nerves in the big games?
NB: I have discovered that there is not much I could do about that as once you are playing darts the butterflies will be there. None the less I have found that as a game progresses or as a day of tournaments progresses it gets a lot easier. Hats off to those who can play without anxiety.
ST : What practice routines do you use?
NB : To be honest I do not practice very much. It is a bit of a joke among the Trini dart players. However, I will have no choice next year when the national team starts to practice in preparation for the Caribbean Cup. We start to prep in January and we have some long evenings of practice ahead of us. I look forward to seeing great strides in my game as a result.
ST : What is the darts scene like in Trinidad & Tobago?
NB : We have leagues all year round. There are twelve teams in the association and there are many young people becoming involved.
We host the Caribbean Championships next year so there is a lot to do as the event is one of the biggest in the region. The America's Cup will also be held here and this will include the USA and Canada....some formidable opponents!!!!!!! It really is one of the nicest events......very competitive, but at the end of the day we can all say we have seen great darts and renewed wonderful friendships.