Dyson Parody wins back to back Ranking Tournaments!

Winner Dyson Parody & Albert Hewitt GDA Committee member

Dyson made winning look easy as he continues to dominate darts in Gibraltar, with a relatively smooth win in the recent Gibraltar Masters. After a bye in the first round he beat Isven Efginio 4-0, Justin Hewitt 5-1 and Sean Negrette 5-1 to make it to the final, in this match Dyson hit a brilliant 10 dart leg. 

In the other half of the draw, the GDA President Tony Dawkins rolled back the years to win through to the final, beating Jeremy Cruz 4-0, Roy Asquez 4-0, Jarvis Bautista 5-3 and Craig Galliano 5-3.

The final saw a slow start from Dyson who lost the first leg, and only narrowly won the second. After that though, it was business as usual, with Dyson taking the next four legs comfortably. There was a late flurry from Tony, who won the 7thleg in 15 darts, but then Dyson finished it off in style, winning the match 6-2.

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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.

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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