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Chris Sports Darter of the Year 2018

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Michael Viola of DOT-CDO is the 2018 Chris Sports Darter of the Year Awardee. Viola won six (6) Open Singles, the most number of championships won by any player in 2018. Though all championship came from Mindanao he gained ranking points from 22 Open Singles events nationwide. Viola won the first ranking event in 2018, the Hinugyaw Open in Koronadal City, for his 3rd National Tile and earned the National Masters Title. He closed 2018 winning the Huling Hirit last December 27 in Davao City.

Michael Viola first appeared in the limelight of Philippine Darts when he came in joint 3rd in the Asian Qualifier of BBDO World Championship at the Malaysian Open last September, 2017.  Out of nowhere he was playing in the semi-finals of the Asian Qualifier against the top Asian and Filipino players. The confidence he gained in Malaysia was enough to propel him to the quest for the National Masters title and the 2018 Chris Sports Darter of the Year Award.
Viola is the fastest rising player in the NDFP National Player Ranking currently in 6th place. He started playing darts as an enthusiast and social player in 2005 but stopped playing in 2010 to start his own networking business. At 40 years old, Viola is back playing darts, dedicated, competitive and in search for a place in Philippine darts.

Rounding the top 3 players for the Darter of the Year are Lourence Ilagan of DOT-Gunner with 5 Open Singles Championships in 2nd place and Noel Malicdem with 3 Open Singles Title, 3rd most wins in 2018 in 3rd place.

For complete 2018 Darter of the Year details, click here