Jul 10 2017

Good Luck to Gibraltar at the European Youth Cup!

The Gibraltar Darts Youth team will be heading off to Malmo, Sweden on Wednesday for the 2017 WDF European Youth Darts Cup, the event is played in Singles, Pairs and as a Team.

The team is Jerome Duarte Chipol, Craig Galliano, Justin Hewitt & Sean Negrette with Jeremy Cruz and Alex Nuñez as managers. The parents of the four kids will also be travelling with the squad.

The GDA Youth commitee would like to thank Target Darts & Argus Insurance who have been the main sponsor of Youth Darts, the GSLA and all of the other local sponsors who have helped them make this trip possible. Thanks to A.Souile Audibert, C.K Transport ltd, GJBS, Hassans, Kenneth Navas Lawyers, Masbro Insurance, Moreno 2000 ltd, Meddoc, Robvia & Retsso. A big thanks also to Calypso Tours for providing the transport to Malaga Airport.

A special mention to the honourable Mr Joe Bossano for taking his time to come and visit the team and also to the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo for taking his time to invite the team to his office to meet the boys and wish them success.

We would like to wish the squad safe travels and the best of luck!

Jun 11 2017

Youth Season 2016/17 Review!

So, after many months the 2016-17 Youth Darts season is complete, in the images below you can see the final League Table and the Ranking standings.

– Congratulations to Craig Galliano on winning the 1st Division title for the second year in a row.
– Congratulations to Elton Victory on winning the 2nd Division title at the age of just 12.
– Congratulations to Justin Hewitt on winning the National Championship event and finishing 1st in the overall rankings and hitting the most 180’s this season with a total of 13 and all of this in his first year in the Youth.
– Congratulations to Jerome Duarte Chipol on winning his first ranking title this season and hitting the highest checkout this season with a massive 158.
– Congratulations to Sean King Negrette on winning his first ranking title this season.

A special mention to Ethan Cleverly and Kaylan Payas as this season has been their last in the Youth, next year they will be moving on to play with the men.

But most importantly I would like to congratulate all of you individually on a fantastic season, you have all progressed immensely this year and the standard of youth darts is rising every year.

Keep it up and see you all next season!

Thank you to our Sponsors Argus Insurance and Target Darts.

 

 

May 27 2017

REMAINING GDA EVENTS FOR 2017!

Apr 23 2017

Dyson Parody strikes again – 3rd Ranking win of the season!

The GDA’s 6th Ranking Tournament of the season, the Joe Goldwin Singles, took place with 39 players registering. This is the last seeded ranking tournament this season, leaving just the non-seeded National Champion to be played.

Seed No 2 Manuel Vilerio was the first seeded player eliminated, losing his 2nd round match 3-1 to eventual semi-finalist Dylan Duo. George Federico (Seed No 3) progressed to the Quarter Final which he lost to an on form Antony Lopez in a close match 4-3. Seed No 4 Justin Broton progressed smoothly through to the semi-final, conceding only 1 leg on the way, with Seed No 1 Dyson Parody reaching the semis without losing a single leg.

Dylan Duo V Antony Lopez – a close game with both players throwing some excellent darts. With the match levelled at 4-4 Dylan missed his double to claim victory, leaving Antony needing a 120 popularly known as a “Shanghai”. Anthony kept his cool and checked out the 120, securing a place in the final.

Dyson Pardoy V Justin Broton – Another fiercely contested match with some great darts. Dyson’s scoring was too strong for Justin to keep in check, with the score ending 5-2.

FINAL

Dyson Parody Vs Antony Lopez

The final started off very close with Antony Lopez claiming the 1st leg, with both players claiming alternate legs bringing the score to 3-3. Dyson could have been ahead at this point but a number of missed doubles kept Antony in contention.

Dyson finally gained the advantage in the 7th leg, checking out a double 8. He then powered ahead in the next 2 legs, hitting a 180 in each, but Antony still kept his cool and was not far behind in either. After a few missed doubles Dyson hit a double 5 and secured the win 6-3.

Final Score Dyson Parody 6-3 Antony Lopez.
A total of 19 x 180’s were thrown and 3 x 100+ finishes recorded.

180’s – Dyson Parody x 6, Dylan Duo x 5, George Federico, Justin Broton, David Francis x 2, Tony Dawkins, Carlos Muñoz x 1.

HF’s – Antony Lopez, 136, 120, 101

Commiserations to Antony Lopez, Congratulations to Dyson Parody!

Route to Final;

Dyson Parody defeated Sean Negrette, Jeremy Cruz, Tony Dawkins, Justin Broton.

Antony Lopez defeated Steven Borge, Nathan Old, Justin Hewitt, George Federico, Dylan Duo.

The top of the GDA Ranking list as follows;

1

DYSON PARODY

9

21

9

13

21

21

94

2

DAVID FRANCIS

4

4

21

21

13

6

69

3

DYLAN DUO

21

6

1

9

6

9

52

4

MANOLO VILERIO Sr

13

13

4

4

4

4

42

5

TONY DAWKINS

6

6

6

6

9

6

39

6

ANTHONY LOPEZ

6

9

6

4

0

13

38

7

JUSTIN BROTON

1

6

13

6

1

9

36

8

GEORGE FEDERICO

4

1

6

1

6

6

24

Apr 13 2017

Action4schools Charity Darts Tournament!

Alex Nunez (Med Cup Manager), Jeremy Cruz, Dylan Duo, David Francis, Kian Hansen, Tony Dawkins (GDA President)

A charity darts tournament was recently held at The Varyl Begg Social Club with all proceeds going to the action4schools charity.

Six teams of four participated in a round-robin series of games, based on the same format as those played in the Europe, World and Mediterranean Cups. An enjoyable afternoon concluded with an exciting final between the Mediterranean Cup squad consisting of Dylan Duo, David Francis, Jeremy Cruz and Kian Hansen, who defeated the European Cup Youth squad of Justin Hewitt, Sean Negrette, Jerome Duarte and Craig Galliano. The senior team had a tough battle against the ever improving youth players, but eventually won 9-4.

Some excellent darts were thrown throughout the afternoon, with 180’s from Justin Hewitt and Kian Hansen and finishes of 116 from Jarvis Bautista and 120 from Craig Galliano. Most importantly though, £106 was raised for action4schools.

Special thanks to the Varyl Begg Social Club for hosting the event, The Glass House for their sponsorship of the trophies, and all the players for coming along to support the event.

 

Mar 26 2017

Justin Hewitt wins his second Ranking title of the season!

Semi-Finalists (Justin Hewitt, Craig Galliano, Sean Negrette, Ethan Cleverly)

The penultimate Youth Ranking event of the season took place this past weekend. This ranking event was to prove vital for some of the players who are trying to make it into the top 4 in the rankings list and this was the case as we saw a big shock result in the first round.

The current top 2 players in the rankings Justin Hewitt and Sean Negrette have successfully secured a place in the team for the European Cup which takes place in July. However the 4th place is still up for grabs, either Craig Galliano, Jerome Duarte or Ethan Cleverly will miss out on that final spot in the team. Although it is still not mathematically confirmed It will most likely be Craig & Jerome who make the team as Ethan Cleverly would need to win the next event and depend on other results going his way. The last ranking event which is the main event of the season the National Champion will take place next month and this event will determine who takes the final spot.

First Round Games
In the first round we saw comfortable 3-0 victories for Kaylan Franco against Dylan Duo Jnr, Ethan Cleverly against Nick Garcia & Justin Hewitt against Joseph Ward. Liam Santos defeated Joseph Borge 3-1 in the battle of the newcomers. However the big shock of the first round was Ethan Smith losing 3-1 against a much improved Jayc Alecio. This defeat for Ethan was to break his hopes of a place in the top 4 and in this year’s European Cup squad.

Quarter-Final Games
In the first two Quarter-Final games we saw easy 3-0 victories for Craig Galliano against Kaylan Franco and for Sean Negrette against Liam Santos.Sean hit a 180 on his way to victory. In the third game Ethan Cleverly got the better of Jayc Alecio 3-1 and in the last Quarter-Final game Justin Hewitt defeated the previous ranking event winner Jerome Duarte 3-1.

Semi-Final Games
In the first Semi-Final game Craig Galliano’s powerful scoring was to prove the difference in this game and quickly secured a 3-0 victory over Ethan Cleverly. The second Semi-Final game was a much tighter affair. Both players were hitting the high scores but it was Justin Hewitt with two high checkout finishes of 116 &134 who defeated Sean Negrette 3-2 in a close match.

The Final
The final was contested between Craig Galliano & Justin Hewitt. With both players having one ranking title each they both battled it out to see who could win their second title of the season and what a battle it was to be. The game had everything, high scores of 100 & 140 were being hit for fun and finishes were being checked out with ease. The game went all the way to 3 legs each, in the last leg it was anyone’s game but it was Justin who held his nerve to hit the winning double and secure the title. Without any doubt the best final we have seen all season.

Justin hit three maximum scores of 180 in the Final.

Commiserations to Craig Galliano & Congratulations to Justin Hewitt!

Mar 05 2017

Mons Calpe ‘B’ Champions & Lincoln closer to 1st Division title!

Mons Calpe B claim the Second Division title with 3 games to spare!

This week’s league games saw the second division league title go to Mons Calpe B after they managed to see off their main league rivals Glacis in remarkable fashion to claim the title. Mons Calpe B triumph sees Mons Calpe Sports Club regain the title for a second year after the A Side won it last year. This now means Mons Calpe Sports Club will have two darts teams playing the premier division of Gibraltar Darts.

Lincoln Darts Team edge closer to getting their hands on the 1st Division title!

Lincoln darts team, mathematically are not champions yet but they have made life easier and are now clear favourites to win their first league title with a 5 point gap over College Cosmos. The Lincoln side managed to demolish their league rivals in remarkable fashion beating Cosmos 9-1.

Captain John Duo was quick to congratulate his side for their brave efforts on social media in which they had a friendly response from the whole GDA family.

Mar 05 2017

Jerome Duarte wins his first Youth Ranking title!

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

The 4th youth ranking of the season saw the long wait finally come to an end for Jerome Duarte, as he managed to hold his nerve throughout the day and claim his first ranking title.

First Rounds
In the early stages of the event, we saw some crucial wins for some players. Current youth national champion Craig Galliano managed to get the better of Justin Hewitt 2-0. Dylan Duo Jnr managed to cause a major upset by defeating Jayc Alecio 2-1, and Joseph Borge managed to get the better of Elton Victory 2-1 in the battle of the youngsters.

Quarter-Finals
In the Quarter’s Craig managed to whitewash Ethan Cleverly 3-0 with a brilliant display of scoring and finishing. Kaylan Franco almost managed to pull out the biggest upset on the day narrowly losing out to eventual champion Jerome Duarte 3-2 in a last leg decider. Sean Negrette managed to hit a maximum score of 180 against Dylan Jnr in his match and secure a comfortable 3-0 win, while on board 4 Ethan Smith managed to get the better of Joseph Borge 3-0.

Semi-Finals
In the Semi’s Craig Galliano managed to overcome the back to back ranking 4 champion Ethan Smith 3-0 in a fearless display. In the other Semi-Final match Jerome Duarte managed to overcome Sean Negrette 3-1 who previously beat him in the final of the last tournament.

Final
The final saw the top two youth players face off in what had all the makings in being a youth classic. Both players did not fail to disappoint, as the match went all the way to the last and final leg. Jerome got into an early lead, but Craig refused to lose without putting up a fight. Craig managed to level up the match up 3-3, but a determined Jerome Duarte managed to hold his nerve in the last leg in which both players missed chances, and take his first ranking title with a brilliant performance winning 4-3.

Commiserations to Craig Galliano and Congratulations to Jerome Duarte.

Preliminary Round Results
Justin Hewitt 2-0 Joseph Ward
Nick Garcia 2-1 Liam Santos

First Round Results
Craig Galliano 2-0 Justin Hewitt
Ethan Cleverly 2-0 Kaylan Payas
Jerome Duarte 2-0 Nick Garcia
Kaylan Franco 2-0 Kyle Payas
Sean Negrette 2-0 Dylan de los Santos
Dylan Duo Jnr 2-1 Jayc Alecio
Ethan Smith 2-0 Liam Asquez
Joseph Borge 2-1 Elton Victory

Quarter-Final Results
Craig Galliano 3-0 Ethan Cleverly
Jerome Duarte 3-2 Kaylan Franco
Sean Negrette 3-0 Dylan Duo Jnr
Ethan Smith 3-0 Joseph Borge

Semi-Final Results
Craig Galliano 3-0 Ethan Smith
Jerome Duarte 3-1 Sean Negrette

Final
Jerome Duarte 4-3 Craig Galliano

Below is the updated Youth Rankings list after 4 events played so far.

Mar 02 2017

Dyson Parody claims his 2nd Ranking win of the season!

Semi-Finalists (Tony Dawkins, Craig Galliano, David Francis, Dyson Parody)

Last Friday saw the GDA’s 5th Ranking Tournament of the season, the Dave Obee Singles, with a great participation of 49 players. This seeded tournament is named after the Late Dave Obee who together with Carmelo Ellul founded the GDA back in 1958.

The four seeded players had mixed success on the night, with Justin Broton narrowly losing his 1st round match to Alex Nuñez 3-2 & Manolo Vilerio losing in the 2nd round to Dylan Duo 3-1. George Federico managed to reach the Quarter Final which he lost to Youth player Craig Galliano 4-1. Dyson Parody was on fine form all night, losing only 2 legs on his route to the final.

Semi-Finals
In the Semi-finals David Francis kept up his recent excellent form beating a determined Craig Galliano 5-2. It’s great to see a Youth Academy Player doing so well and it shows that the future of darts in Gibraltar is assured. The other semi-final saw Dyson Parody take on Tony Dawkins who was unable to trouble Dyson too much losing 5-1.

FINAL
Dyson Parody Vs David Francis

The first leg was a close match, both players scoring strongly. Dyson had left himself 60 with David on 135, which he promptly checked out on the Bull.

The 2nd leg was dominated by David who threw 4 consecutive 100’s before checking out on Double 10. Dyson threw a maximum 180 in this leg but did not get to throw at a double.

From then on however Dyson powered ahead claiming leg after leg. Each leg was fiercely contested as David was not far behind, but David was unable to claim any further legs. Dyson threw another 180 in the 5th leg, and finally checked out a Double 16 to claim victory in the 8th leg.  Final Score Dyson Parody 6-2 David Francis.

A total of 14 x 180’s were thrown and 3 x 100+ finishes recorded. 180’s – Dyson Parody x 4, Dylan Duo x 3, George Federico x 2, Jarvis Bautista, George Ramos, Jerome Duarte, Jadrian Pecino, Carlos Muñoz x 1.

HF’s – David Francis 135 & 104, Dyson Parody 121

Route to Final;

Dyson Parody defeated Nathan Old, Carlos Muñoz, Nicky Cumbo, Tony Dawkins

David Francis defeated Justin Hewitt, Jarvis Bautista, Francis Taylor, Dylan Duo, Craig Galliano

Commiserations to David Francis, Congratulations to Dyson Parody!

The current top 8 of the GDA Ranking list is as follows;

Mar 01 2017

John, Justin and Manuel dominate their way to trebles victory! 

Finalists (John Martin, Justin Broton, Manuel Vilerio & Lesley Ward, Sean Negrette, Joseph Ward)

The GDA League Triples event enjoyed a great turnout of 10 teams in total. All members enjoyed the night of play with a very friendly atmosphere. The night belonged to the trio, who play their local darts for IPA Bolanos Darts Team. They represented their club well by not dropping a single leg throughout the night.

Semi-Finals

Sean Negrette, Joseph Ward and his grandfather Lesley Ward managed to produce the shock of the night against Dylan Duo, Justin Hewitt and Jerome Duarte. Sean, Joseph and Lesley were quick to punish their opponents, capitalising on their missed doubles. They quickly gained a 2-1 lead and a break of throw for the match. In the last leg Joseph Ward managed to make the difference by hitting a 180, this gave his team a healthy lead in the leg and led to Sean Negrete hitting the winning double.

The other semi final was a one sided affair with Justin Broton, Manuel Vilerio and John Martin, dominating their opponents with a 3-0 whitewash over, Kevin O’Callaghan, Nathan Old and Steve March.

Final

In the final Manuel, Justin and John Martin faced up against Sean, Lesley and Joseph who produced an upset in the semi finals. But the IPA Bolanos trio made sure their run continued and they put in a fearless display which led them to claim the title with a 3-0 in the final.

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