For The Love Of The Game

An aye for the bull's eye

Football may be Singapore's No. 1 sport but there are other sporting love affairs around the island. In this fortnightly series, The Straits Times seeks out less popular games and discovers that a country's passion for sport, even in this time of Covid, burns brightly.

Above: Leslie Lee is a hawker who is also a Dartslive Official Player and a coach at Singapore Polytechnic. Below: The 33-year-old is hoping to one day win Dartslive's The World event as well as nurture the next generation of local players.
Leslie Lee (above) is a hawker who is also a Dartslive Official Player and a coach at Singapore Polytechnic. ST PHOTOS: KEVIN LIM
Above: Leslie Lee is a hawker who is also a Dartslive Official Player and a coach at Singapore Polytechnic. Below: The 33-year-old is hoping to one day win Dartslive's The World event as well as nurture the next generation of local players.
The 33-year-old is hoping to one day win Dartslive's The World event as well as nurture the next generation of local players.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Every time Leslie Lee steps into a night market or funfair, the deadeye heads straight for the dart game stalls and feels bullish.

More often than not, the 33-year-old leaves within minutes with one of the biggest plush-toy prizes, which he would give to his wife or kids in the vicinity.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 20, 2021, with the headline 'An aye for the bull's eye'. Subscribe