Gibraltar Darts team prepares for the Europe Cup!

Finalists: Antony Lopez, Francis Taylor, David Francis, Dylan Duo, Ethan Smith, George Federico, Tony Dawkins & Justin Stagno

College Cosmos recently hosted a fours practice competition to help the Gibraltar team get used to the “one-leg” format of the European Cup, in which we will be participating at the end of the month, in Budapest.

Five teams competed, in what was a very intense evening of non-stop darts, with the Gibraltar “A” team coming out on top in the final 9-1 against the College 501 team.

Some excellent darts were thrown on the night, and the Gibraltar team of David Francis, Dylan Duo, Antony Lopez & Tony Dawkins will hope to continue their winning ways in Budapest, when they have to face Hungary, Finland, the Czech Republic & the Isle of Man in the group stages.

Craig Galliano wins the 2018 National Day Darts Trophy!

George Federico presenting the Winners Trophy to Craig Galliano

The new darts season began where the last one left off, with rising star, Craig Galliano winning in style. Despite having a difficult draw, Craig fought hard throughout the tournament, beating Tony Dawkins , Roy Asquez, Dylan Duo, and finally Antony Lopez to take the title.

The turnout was a little disappointing, with only 21 players attending the College Cosmos for the traditional first tournament of the darts season, but there was certainly no shortage of skill, with Antony Lopez particularly playing well in the early rounds. Despite the short format of this competition, there were nine 180’s and two ton plus finishes, with a number of games finished with 15 or less darts.

The final itself, between Craig and Antony was exciting to watch, with both players trading high scores, but it was to be Craig’s consistency that won the day, defeating Antony 3-1.

180’s were hit by Antony Lopez (3), Craig Galliano (2), Christian Tosso, Justin Stagno, Roy Asquez and Jarvis Bautista. High finishes Antony Lopez (118) and Jarvis Bautista (112).

Craig Galliano claimed his second Senior title of the season with victory at the Superstars event!

GDA Superstars 2018!

Young Craig Galliano claimed his second senior title of the season with victory over Christian Tosso in the Final of the 2018 Superstars event.

The GDA season finale Superstars event enjoyed a packed house for the darting action.

Gibraltar’s 8 top ranked players participated at the College Cosmos Club for the right to be named the Superstars champion and to end the season on a high.

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Craig Galliano wins the 2018 Youth National Champion title!

Semi-Finalists (Jerome Chipol, Craig Galliano, Sean Negrette, Ethan Smith)

The 2017/18 Youth National Champion event enjoyed a great turnout from the youngsters. This event is the last ranking event of the season and the most prestigious one.

Apart from the National Champion title up for grabs there was more at stake for two players.

Ethan Smith and Jerome Chipol were both sitting on the same points prior to this event and both of them were in the running to finish in 4th place in the rankings and secure themselves a place in the European Youth Cup Squad.

The top 3, Craig Galliano, Justin Hewitt & Sean Negrette had already secured themselves a place so it was down to these two players for the fourth spot.

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Gibraltar Team Darts Trophy 2018!

Fancy playing on the same stage as your darting heroes?

The Gibraltar Darts Association invites Teams to register to play in the Gibraltar Team Darts Trophy.

This event will be played as Teams of 6 players in a knockout competition, culminating in the final being played ON STAGE at the PDC Gibraltar Darts Trophy, on Saturday 9th June!

In addition to playing on stage in front of the fans, all 12 finalists will receive a weekend ticket for the Gib Darts Trophy and there will be £300 prize money to share among the winning team as well as trophies.

Registration is only £20 per team, so start forming your team of 6 players (anyone working or residing in Gibraltar) and sign up! Closing date is 30 April.

Contact Darren on 54027171 or admin@gibraltardarts.com

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Justin Broton claims his first Ranking title of the Season!

Semi-Finalists (Dyson Pardoy, Justin Broton, Jarvis Bautista, Antony Lopez)

GDA Dave Obee Classic – Ranking 5 – 2017/18

“Justin Broton back on form!”

Last Friday saw 34 players register to contest the Dave Obee Classic, the 5thof 7 Ranking Tournaments in the GDA Calendar. This seeded tournament is named after the late Dave Obee who along with the late Carmelo Ellul formed the GDA back in 1958

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Justin Broton & Manolo Vilerio claim the 2018 Pairs Title!

Semi-Finalists (Dylan Duo & Antony Lopez, Manolo Vilerio & Justin Broton)

GDA League Pairs 2017/18

“Justin Broton & Manolo Vilerio on fine form!”

The GDA recently held its popular League Pairs event which saw a good turnout of 34 players, making 17 pairs. The format of the competition is “best of 5 legs, 501” throughout.

Board 1: Antony Lopez & Dylan Duo progressed to the semi-final only dropping 1 leg to Steve March & Tony Dawkins having beaten Youth pair Sean Negrette & Justin Hewitt, and then Isven Efigenio & Keith Medhurst 3-0

Board 2: Justin Broton & Manolo Vilerio secured their place in the final with a 3-1 victory over Shaine Israel & Alex Nuñez followed by a comfortable 3-0 win over Clayton Otton & Ethan Smith

Board 3: Jarvis Bautista & Jeremy Cruz cruised through taking 3-0 wins over Luie Gaivizo & Christian Dalli and Carlos Muñoz & Nick Gill

Board 4: David Francis & Dyson Parody also made the semi-finals without much difficulty beating Alan Kimberley & Christian Tosso 3-0 followed by Roy & Jayce Asquez 3-1

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Sean Negrette wins back-to-back Youth Ranking titles!

Semi-Finalists (Sean Negrette, Justin Hewitt, Kaylan Franco, Ethan Smith)

A total of 15 youngsters participated in the Fifth Youth Ranking event of the season, which took place on Wednesday 21st March.

This event is the penultimate ranked event of the youth season, the final event will be the National Champion which takes place on the 21st April.

Sean Negrette managed to get the better over Justin Hewitt once again to claim his second ranking event in a row, this now means Sean has achieved enough points to qualify for the 2018 European Youth Squad, he joins Craig Galliano and Justin Hewitt who are already qualified.

The final spot will be decided in the last and final event and the three players who are in contention for the fourth spot are Ethan Smith, Jerome Chipol and Kaylan Franco. It will be a very nervy day for these boys, as only one will qualify. It is very likely that the fourth and fifth placed players could end up with the exact same points, if this is the case a playoff game will be played after the event to determine who qualifies.

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Antony Lopez defeats Dyson Parody to claim his first ever Ranking title!

Semi-Finalists (Dyson Parody, Justin Hewitt, David Francis, Antony Lopez)

Antony Lopez whitewashes Dyson Parody to claim his first ever senior ranking title!

Antony Lopez won his first ranking title after a brilliant display which only saw him drop a single leg on the night. Antony’s route to the final saw him claim wins over, Francis Remorino, Dylan Duo, Carlos Munoz, Sean Negrette and Justin Hewitt.

Early Rounds
The early rounds saw some of the top players go through  with relative ease. The first round also saw Antony Lopez get the better of his fellow College Cosmos team mate Dylan Duo with a 3-0 win, despite the scoreline the game  was a tight affair. Sean Negrette managed to get the better of an experienced Jimmy King 3-1.

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Sean Negrette claims his first Youth Ranking Title of the season!

Semi-Finalists (Sean Negrette, Justin Hewitt, Jerome Chipol, Craig Galliano)

A total of 16  youngsters came down to participate in the Fourth Youth Ranking of the season which took place on Saturday 17th January 2018.

With 6 ranking events in total and only two more to play after this one things are very tight at the top of the table.  However, Craig Galliano and Justin Hewitt have both achieved enough points to guarantee themselves a top 4 finish regardless of how many points they get in the next two ranking events which means they have both qualified for the European Cup squad, congratulations to them both.

The other two spots are still up for grabs. Sean’s victory in this event does not mathematically get him into the top 4  but it he has certainly got himself into a great position to qualify.

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