Craig Galliano claims the third Youth Ranking title of the season!

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

The third Youth Ranking event of the 2018/19 season took place on Wednesday 20th February. Once again it was a brilliant night of darts as these youngsters continue to produce darts of the highest quality.

The race for Qualification for the 2019 European Youth Cup started in November and now we are half way through the season.

At the end of the season the top 4 players in the rankings will be the ones who earn a spot to represent Gibraltar at this prestigious event.

The next event (Ranking No.4) is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 20th March.

Here is a round-up from the Quarter-Final stage onwards..

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Roy Asquez wins his first ever GDA Ranking title!

Roy Asquez presented with the Winners Trophy by Steve March (Committee member)

Maiden ranking win for Roy Asquez in the College Cosmos Singles!

Roy Asquez claims his 1stranking title with a hard fought 6-2 victory over Carlos Munoz to win the 4thranking event of the 2018/19, the College Cosmos Singles.

Neither players had easy routes to the final with Roy beating Denis Sheehan 4-0 in the 1stRound before taking on Justin Broton in round 2. The 2018 Gibraltar Darts Trophy qualifier overcame the 4thseed Broton 4-1 which set up a board final versus 5thseed David Francis, coming through that with a close 5-3 victory.

After defeating Francis Remorino 4-0 in round 1, Munoz came through a tough 2ndround battle against 7thseed Craig Galliano narrowly winning 4-3, this set up a board final with Justin Stagno again winning out 5-3. The semi-finals saw Roy overcoming top seed Dyson Parody & Carlos defeating 3rdseed Anthony Lopez, both matches also finishing 5-3.

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Jarvis Bautista, Nicholas Cumbo & Juan Carlos Munoz are the 2018/19 Trebles Champions!

The “True Glacis” team wins the 2019 GDA League Trebles 

The “True Glacis“ team of Jarvis Bautista, Nicky Cumbo and Carlos Muñoz fought hard to take this year’s league trebles title, held recently at the College Cosmos Club.

Nine teams turned up to play a cheerful and good natured event, which produced some exciting, high level games and close results.

In the quarter finals “True Glacis” beat “Team Mates” (Harry Parody, Shane Smith & Adam Orfila) 3-1, then went on to narrowly beat “The Impossibles” (George Ramos, Francis Taylor & Karl Mena) 3-2.

The final turned out to be a classic match, with “True Glacis” facing the youth team “Three Bro’s” (Craig Galliano, Sean Negrette & Justin Hewitt). It was anybody’s game, with high scores coming from both teams, but the youngsters missed a couple of opportunities, and “True Glacis” won the match and the title 3.2

There were three 180’s on the night, two by Graig Galliano, and one by Dylan Duo.

Justin Hewitt claims the second Youth Ranking title of the season!

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

The second Youth Ranking event of the 2018/19 season took place on Wednesday 23rd January. Once again it was a brilliant night of darts as these youngsters continue to produce darts of the highest quality.

The race for Qualification for the 2019 European Youth Cup started in November and now we are two events into the season.

At the end of the season the top 4 players in the rankings will be the ones who earn a spot to represent Gibraltar at this prestigious event.

The next event (Ranking No.3) is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 13th February.

Here is a round-up from the Quarter-Final stage onwards..

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Christian Tosso claims his first ranking title with victory at the Carmelo Ellul Trophy!

Semi-Finalists (Christian Tosso, Craig Galliano, Justin Hewitt, Dyson Parody)

In what was a truly amazing evening of darts, Christian Tosso put on a display worthy of a professional, showing the skill that he had previously demonstrated in last year’s World Masters.

The turnout of 35 players at the College Cosmos Club, featured the very best of Gibraltar’s elite, and it was those top players that the unseeded Christian had to beat on his way to winning the title. In the first round he overcame the old master, Francis Taylor 4-2, then 4th seed David Francis 4-3. This was followed up with a very high scoring game against 5th seed Justin Broton, resulting in a tight 5-4 win.

The semi-final against Dyson Parody, Gibraltar’s undisputed no.1 player, looked like going Dyson’s way when Christian missed a couple of early doubles, but he held on strongly, taking out the deciding leg on 76. This then put Christian in the final up against rising star Justin Hewitt.

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Mixed Doubles & Mixed Trebles 2018/19

The GDA once again wishes to thank each participant especially the ladies who turned up for this year’s edition of the Mixed Pairs & Trebles event. It’s the support of these individuals which is ensuring that the event is not lost forever, as the GDA continues its commitment to encourage ladies to take part.

A excellent turnout of 10 pairs and 7 trebles turned up for this friendly night of darts.

The night started off with the pairs event first. In the Preliminary Round we saw comfortable 2-0 victories for Dylan/Kayra Duo against Ibon Pachecho/Cristina Ruiz and Chris Dalli/Sonia Hermida against Keith Medhurst\Kyra Barea.

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Sean Negrette claims the first ranking title of the 2018/19 youth season!

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

The first Youth Ranking event of the 2018/19 season took place on Wednesday 21st November, and all players were fighting to claim the first title of the season.

It has not yet been officially announced where the 2019 Youth European Cup will be taking place but the race for qualification started off with this event.

At the end of the season the top 4 players in the rankings will be the ones who earn a spot to represent Gibraltar at this prestigious event.

Here is a round-up from the Quarter-Final stage onwards..

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Dyson Parody claims the Kronenbourg 1664 Ranking 1 title!

Winner Dyson Parody & Albert Hewitt GDA Committee member

Dyson Parody wins the first ranking tournament of the season!

The new darts season took on a familiar theme with Dyson making it clear that he wasn’t prepared to give up his position as the top darts player in Gibraltar, despite the continual improvement of the younger players. Dyson threw darts of a consistently high standard, beating Luis Gaviso, Christian Tosso, Dylan Duo, Justin Broton and finally Sean King Negrette to take the title.

There was a good turnout, with the top 35 players attending the College Cosmos for the first ranking tournament of the darts season, and there was certainly no shortage of skill, with nineteen 180’s and three ton plus finishes, with a number of games finished with 15 or less darts.

Dyson didn’t have it all his own way, with close games in both the quarter and semi finals, winning both 5-3. The final itself, between Dyson and Sean though was a little one sided, with Dyson winning 6-1. Sean had been playing well up to that stage, beating Jerome Chipol, Justin Hewitt, Antony Lopez and Jarvis Bautista before facing Dyson, but couldn’t keep up with the pace of the master, and in the end had to settle for a well deserved 2nd place.

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World Pro Lakeside Playoff Youth Singles

In the last 128 Justin Hewitt beat a player from Belgium 3-0 hitting 2 maximums 180s in that game . In the last 64 Justin beat a very good player from Republic of Ireland, who the next day finished joint 5th in the wimmau youth world masters by 3-2 . In this game Justin played very well hitting 2 maximums 180s again and finishing well . In the last 32 he lost 3-1 against a good player from Holland although he had his chances too . He finished in a brilliant joint 17th position.

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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.