Jan 15 2017

David Francis wins his first Ranking Title!

Semi-Finalists (Angel Debono, David Francis, Justin Broton, Dyson Parody

Friday 13th January 2017 saw 50 players turn out to participate in this season’s 3rd Ranking Tournament, named after the late Carmelo Ellul, the GDA’s first President in 1958. Once again it was evident that the standard of darts in Gibraltar is on the increase and that achieving the goal of a top 8 position will not be easy. The top 8 players have the opportunity to represent Gibraltar on the International stage, e.g. World / Europe Cups, Mediterranean Cup etc.

This was a seeded competition based upon last year’s ranking positions. Two of the seeded players, Dyson Parody (Nº1) & Justin Broton (Nº4) progressed to set up a semi-final clash. Seed Nº 2Manuel Vilerio lost in the 2nd round proper to Antony Lopez who had begun the evening in fine form by beating veteran Dylan Duo in the preliminary round. Seed Nº 3 George Federico reached his Board Final losing in a close 4-3 match to Angel Debono, who has found great form of late.

The Semi-Finals were both played at a high standard with great darts from all four players.

Justin Broton was able to get the better of Dyson Parody 5-2 thus securing his place in the final. David Francis was able to hold off Angel Debono 5-2 to set up an exciting final.

FINAL
Justin Broton Vs David Francis

David won the bull to start the match, and after strong scoring from both was able to check out Double 16, leaving Justin with 40. He then dominated the next 4 legs, only one of which saw Justin on a possible finish, and the last of which saw David finish a 13 dart leg following back to back 140’s followed by a 100.

Justin then bounced back after David missed the Bull after hitting 3 consecutive 140’s. Justin kept his nerve and took out Double 8 to claim his first leg of the final. He then took the next 2 legs, all of them with David not far behind making the score 5-3. However David scored strongly and after a few missed doubles checked out Double 2 for Victory and his first ever Ranking Tournament. There is no doubt it will not be his last.

A total of 12 x 180’s were thrown with Adam Orfila acheiving the only 100+ checkout with a 116.

180’s – David Francis, Angel Debono x 2, Jarvis Bautista, Dylan Duo, Craig Galliano, Clayton Otton, George Federico, Jeremy Cruz, Antony Lopez, Tony Dawkins x 1.

Route to Final;
David Francis defeated Adam Orfila, Jeremy Cruz, Antony Lopez, Angel Debono.
Justin Broton defeated Keith Medhurst, Ethan Smith, George Ramos, Dyson Parody.
Commiserations to Justin Broton, Congratulations to David Francis!

Jan 10 2017

Week 11 League Results & Updated Tables!

Division One Results
I.P.A Bolanos 5-5 Sports Injury Clinic Customs
Lincoln Red Imps 7-3 Charlies Tavern
Mons Calpe ‘A’ 4-6 R&J College
St.Theresa’s 6-4 Varyl Begg

Updated Division One League Table

Division Two Results
Glacis 9-1 Calpe Howlers
R.A.O.B 2-8 Mons Calpe ‘B’
Go Gib Oil 5-5 Quarterdeck

Updated Division Two League Table

Dec 19 2016

Justin Hewitt wins his first youth title!

L – R (Kaylan Franco, Sean Negrette, Justin Hewitt, Ethan Cleverly)

GDA Youth Ranking Two

The second youth ranking of the season was a night of upsets, with the top seeds crashing out of the competition in the early rounds. The likes of Craig Galliano, Jerome Duarte and Ethan Smith were all beaten in the early rounds this meant a new name would have their name on the title.

The star of the show and winner of the event Justin Hewitt managed to win the tournament in remarkable fashion. The underdog managed to take out Jerome Duarte in a thrilling match up. This was anyone’s match, but it was Justin who managed to hold his nerve for a win over Jerome, who managed to score heavily during this game including a 180. Justin clinched wins over Jayc Alecio and Ethan Cleverly. Justin also managed to hit a 180 followed by a 131 finish in the second leg over Ethan Cleverly.

Sean King Negrette enjoyed his best ranking run with wins over Joseph Borge, Ethan Smith and Kaylan Franco. Kaylan caused the biggest upset by defeating Craig Galliano who recently enjoyed a good run earlier this month at the World Masters.  Nevertheless Sean managed to beat Kaylan in the semis to eventually book his place in his first final.

In the final Justin Hewitt managed to maintain his brilliant form vs Sean King Negrette, this form helped him secure a 4-0 win.  This now gives both Sean and Justin some crucial ranking points in their quest for qualifying to take part at the 2017 Youth European Cup in Sweden.

Last 16 Results
Jerome Duarte BYE
Ethan Smith BYE
Craig Galliano BYE
Justin Hewitt 2-0 Jayc Alecio
Ethan Cleverly 2-1 Leigh Dobinson
Kearon De Los Santos 2-0 Jospeh Ward
Sean Negrette 2-0 Joseph Borge
Kaylan Franco 2-1 Kevagn Pereira

Quarter-Final Results
Justin Hewitt 3-2 Jerome Duarte
Ethan Cleverly 3-0 Kearon De Los Santos
Sean Negrette 3-0 Ethan Smith
Kaylan Franco 3-2 Craig Galliano|

Semi-Final Results
Justin Hewitt 3-0 Ethan Cleverly
Sean Negrette 3-0 Kaylan Franco

Final
Justin Hewitt 4-0 Sean Negrette

Dec 19 2016

Dyson Parody wins the 2016 Johnny Neale Charity event!

The Johnny Neal Charity Singles is a Double in Double out event meaning you have to start the match with a double and also to end the leg with a double.

The tournament is named after one of the all time greats of Gibraltar Darts, “Johnny Neal”.

Dyson Parody claimed the event with a 2-1 win over Manuel Vilerio in the final. Dyson managed to win the tournament by only dropping a single leg in the process.

Manuel took him all way, to a last leg decider in the final but it was Dyson’s scoring power that just managed to secure the win for him. Both players provided some serious entertainment on the night.

MANUEL VILERIO

Preliminary round beat Francis Remorino 2-1

1st round beat Ethan Smith 2-0

2nd round beat Francis Taylor 2-0

Quarter-final beat Justin Hewitt 2-1

Semi-final beat Justin Broton 2-0

DYSON PARODY

1st round beat Angel Nunez 2-0

2nd round beat George Ramos 2-0

Quarter-final beat Craig Galliano 2-0

Semi-final beat Juan Carlos Munoz 2-0

FINAL

Dyson Parody 2 -1 Manuel Vilerio

£140 was raised during the competition all the money goes towards charity! The Gda would like to thank all participants.

Commiserations to Manolo Vilerio, Congratulations to Dyson Parody!

Dec 17 2016

GDA TURKEY SHOOT 2016!

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Semi-Finalists (Roy Asquez. Joseph Lima, Dylan Duo, Brian Consigliero)

The GDA brought 2016 to a close with its Annual Turkey Shoot held at the Varyl Begg Social Club. This is a fun competition played as pairs, with partners being drawn at random. All matches are played as Best of 3. 20 players participated in hopes of winning a Christmas turkey!

The evening commenced with 2 preliminary matches, with the pairs comprised of Eric Segui / Derek De Los Santos & Darren Olivero / Nicky Cumbo falling at the first hurdle.

The event progressed to the semi-finals where Dylan Duo / Brian Consigliero got the better of Dyson Parody / Isven Effigenio beating them 2-0. In the other semi Roy Asquez / Joseph Lima managed to hold off Carlos Muñoz / Michael Roca and win 2-1 thus booking their place in the final.

The final was played with Dylan Duo / Brian Consigliero winning 2-0. The whole tournament was played in a jovial atmosphere and thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Congratulations to the winners, but all were happy as all four finalists won a turkey!

Only 1 x 100+ finish was registered with Dylan Duo completing a 131 checkout.

Dec 03 2016

Week 10 League Results & Updated Tables!

Division One
Charlies Tavern 7-3 Varyl Begg
I.P.A Bolanos 5-5 Mons Calpe ‘A’
R&J College 7-3 Lincoln Red Imps
Sports Injury Clinic Customs 7-2 St.Theresa’s

Division One Updated League Table

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Division Two 
Calpe Howlers 2-8 R.A.O.B
Glacis 6-4 Trafalgar Sports Bar
Mons Calpe ‘B’ 6-4 Quarterdeck

Division Two Updated League Table

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Nov 28 2016

Week 9 League Results & Updated Tables!

Division One
Charlies Tavern 0-10 Sports Injury Clinic Customs
Mons Calpe ‘A’ 3-7 Lincoln Red Imps
St.Theresa’s 6-4 I.P.A Bolanos
Varyl Begg 4-6 R&J College

Division One League Table Updated (25-11-16)
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Division Two
Calpe Howlers 1-9 Quarterdeck
R.A.O.B 1-9 Glacis
Trafalgar Sports Bar 4-6 Mons Calpe ‘B’

Division Two League Table Updated (25-11-16)
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Nov 27 2016

Craig Galliano is ready for his Winmau World Masters Debut!

A Gibraltar squad comprising of Dyson Parody, Dylan Duo, George Federico, Alex Nunez, Justin Broton, Takashi Shimidzu & Craig Galliano will be heading off to the 43rd Winmau World Masters this coming week. The event, which runs from the 2nd-4th December will take place at the Lakeside in Surrey and will be televised LIVE by Premier Sports UK.
Craig Galliano will play in the Youth Boys event with the rest of the squad taking part in the Mens Event. It will be Craig’s first time taking part in the World Masters and in a recent chat with him he told us how he is feeling about the forthcoming event.

“I am really excited to be taking part in such a big event. It will be my first time participating at the World Masters and I am looking forward to it.”

He added, “I qualified to take part in this event by winning the 2016 Youth National Champion event and I want to prove that I deserve my spot. I have been practising hard the last couple of months and I am ready to go, I will be happy if I get a couple of wins and get to the last stages of the Boys event, but who knows maybe I could go even further and reach the finals.”

“I will gain a lot of experience from this event regardless of the results. I hope to qualify again for the next couple of years and then hopefully move on and take part in the Men’s Event.”

Good luck to the Gibraltar Squad!

 

Nov 27 2016

Craig Galliano gets off to a flying start! 

Semi-Finalists (Ethan Smith, Jerome Duarte, Craig Galliano, Justin Hewitt)

Semi-Finalists (Ethan Smith, Jerome Duarte, Craig Galliano, Justin Hewitt)

The first youth ranking named after one of the main GDA Youth Sponsors enjoyed a very successful turn out. The event saw Craig Galliano and Jerome Duarte battle it out for an early lead in the overall rankings. The top four, in the Rankings will determine the Gibraltar National Team selection for next year’s European Cup which will be held in Sweden.

This competition saw a healthy turnout accompanied by a good standard of play by the youngsters, proving the Academy is heading in the right direction with its development program.

This competition had four seeded players. With all managing to make it to the semi finals expect for Ethan Cleverly who had been knocked out by the upcoming Justin Hewitt who managed to cause an upset.

Craig Galliano managed to scrape past Jerome Duarte 4-3 in the deciding leg of the final. There was barely anything to separate both players in this event as they were both very evenly matched but it was Craig who held his nerve and came through with the win.

Last 16
Justin Hewitt BYE
Elton Edwards BYE
Jerome Duarte 2-0 Jospeh Ward
Kearon De Los Santos 2-0 Kaylan Franco
Ethan Cleverly 2-0 Jayc Alecio
Ethan Smith 2-0 Jospeh Borge
Sean Negrette 2-1 David Asquez
Craig Galliano 2-0 Leigh Dobinson

Quarter-Finals
Jerome Daurte 3-0 Kearon De Los Santos
Justin Hewitt 3-2 Ethan Cleverly
Ethan Smith 3-1 Sean Negrette
Craig Galliano 3-0 Elton Edwards

Semi-Finals
Jerome Duarte 3-0 Justin Hewitt
Craig Galliano 3-1 Ethan Smith

Final
Craig Galliano 4-3 Jerome Duarte

Commiserations to Jerome Duarte, Congratulations to Craig Galliano!

Nov 23 2016

Dyson Parody Claims Win After Tense Final!

thumbnail_mv-dp-r2The GDA’s second Ranking Tournament of the season, the Masters Singles saw a record participation of 52 players.

A high standard was seen throughout the night, with some very close matches.

Of the four seeded players only the two finalists progressed beyond their respective boards. Seed Nº 3 George Federico fell at the first hurdle losing a very close 1st Round match to Roy Asquez 3-2. Seed Nº 4 Justin Broton progressed to his board final, losing 4-1 to Antony Lopez.

In the Semi-Finals Dyson proved too strong for Antony Lopez, winning 5-2 which included a 170 checkout. The other Semi was a closer match between Manolo Vilerio and veteran Angel Debono. Manolo eventually claimed a 5-4 victory but it was great to see Angel back there at the top.

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