Feb 20 2017

Call 8942 to vote for Dyson Parody!

Call 8942 to vote for Dyson Parody!

Last year’s GBC Sports Awards runner up Dyson Parody has been nominated for the awards for a second consecutive year.

Dyson has been nominated for making the quarter-finals of the Gibraltar Darts Trophy last year. He defeated three top professional dart players including two world champions on the way. He eventually lost to the world number one and current world champion Michael van Gerwen 6-5 in a thrilling game.

The achievement of making the quarter-finals of an elite professional event is what has earned him this nomination, along with his local dominance.

If we are correct his quarter final appearance must be the best result for any Gibraltarian at any elite level sport, competing with all the greatest players in the world.

Below is the YouTube link to his great match with Michael van Gerwen!

 

Feb 14 2017

David Francis makes it back to back ranking title victories!

Semi-Finalists (Francis Taylor, Dyson Parody, David Francis, Dylan Duo)

The 4th ranking of the season yet again enjoyed a brilliant turnout with a total of 44 players taking part in the event.

The night once again belonged to David Francis who made it back to back tournament wins with a brilliant display of form throughout the night. David, who had won the last ranked event wanted to prove that his last tournament win was not a one off and he has shown this by winning another ranked event. David is clearly becoming one of the top players in Gibraltar and this season he is in contention to break into the top 4 of the Gibraltar Darts Rankings.

Quarter-Finals

In the Quarter finals of the event we saw some top competitors go head to head with Dyson Parody getting the better of Tony Dawkins 4-1 on board one. Board two saw Dylan Duo ease past Nathan Old 4-0. On board three David Francis managed to whitewash one of the GDA’S top player Justin Broton 4-0, while Francis Taylor enjoyed a 4-1 win over Jadrian Pecino.

Semi-Finals

Dyson Parody faced off the local legend in Francis Taylor who had not made a semi final appearance in sometime. Dyson went on to clinch the match 5-1 in an impressive display against 68 year old Francis Taylor who still shows impressive form.

The other semi final was a much closer affair with David Francis getting the better of Dylan Duo 5-3, this game had everything with both players hitting each other hard with big scores and high checkouts. But it was David who managed to get the crucial break of throw in the end and this gave him a huge advantage to clinch the match.

Final

Dyson Parody vs David Francis

David continued his fine form into the final. He managed to dominate the game early on, he quickly gained a 4-1 lead over Dyson, who had missed some crucial chances early on but it was David who punished him and quickly winning the title 6-1 with a dominate display.

Feb 11 2017

Gibraltar Open 2017

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Jan 29 2017

The Argus Insurance Youth League!

This year’s Youth league has seen some new players and also some of last years players progress to an extremely high standard!

After the first round of games last years National Champion Craig Galliano currently sits in 1st place wining all of his 19 games. In 2nd place we have Jerome Duarte who has only lost one game, siting two points away from Craig.

The eventual League winner will represent Gibraltar at this years BDO Winmau World Masters in the UK.

This seasons Youth League has been sponsored by Argus Insurance.

Below you can see the updated Youth League Table after the first round games. The Youth League will now be split into two divisions for the next round.

Jan 29 2017

Dyson Parody & Henry Zapata retain the doubles title!

Finalist’s (Henry, Justin, Sean & Dyson)

This year’s Doubles Event saw a healthy turn out of 44 players, which meant a total of 22 pairings took part in the competition.

We also witnessed a GDA record as Sean Negrette and Justin Hewitt at just 14 years of age become the youngest youth pairing in the GDA’S history to make the final doing so in remarkable fashion.

Quarter-Finals

In the Quarter finals we saw some big names go head to head. The pairings of Dylan Duo and Antony Lopez took on the current champions Dyson Parody and Henry Zapata, it was Dyson and Henry who booked their place in the semi finals with a 3-1 win over Lopez and Duo.

Kevin O’Callaghan and Steve March managed to beat youngsters Kaylan Franco and Ethan Cleverly 3-1. The other games in this stage saw the eventual finalists Sean Negrette and Justin Hewitt take out Barry Mclaren and John Charles Segui 3-1. Whilst last year’s semi finalists Jerome Duarte and Craig Galliano crashed out against the last ranking event champion David Francis and x10 National Champion George Federico 3-1.

Semi-Finals

Justin Hewitt & Sean Negrette vs Steve March & Kevin O’Callaghan. This game saw the two youngsters get off to a firing start, they managed to hit a 16 dart leg in the first leg of the match. Kevin and Steve struggled to keep up with the youth pairing through out the game and it eventually led to the youth partnership of Justin and Sean winning 3-0 in quick time, and book their place in the final.

Dyson Parody & Henry Zapata vs George Federico & David Francis. This game saw both sides produce a brilliant display of scoring, with both sides hitting the big scores. But it was Dyson and Henry who managed to hit their doubles wrapping up the game 3-2.

The Final

Sean Negrette & Justin Hewitt vs Dyson Parody & Henry Zapata.

The final enjoyed a massive crowd staying behind to support the youth side in the final.

Sean and Justin managed to produce a solid first leg with both players scoring heavily. Sean Negrette managed to get the crowd going when he hit double 4 for the 1-0 lead, this got the crowd chanting Justin’s and Sean’s name throughout the final.

In the second leg the youth pairing missed 3 darts at double tops for a 2-0 lead but it was Dyson and Henry who managed to equalise the match 1-1.

From the 2nd leg onwards Dyson managed to produce a world class performance and his powerful scoring gave them a 2-1 lead in the final. Justin and Sean were quick to respond with Justin Hewitt hitting a crucial finish on double 6 in the next leg to take the game to a last leg decider.

The crowd were absolutely enjoying the moment chanting the youth sides names, Dyson was quick to silence the crowd starting off the leg with his 2nd 180. Henry also managed to hold his nerve in the final leg setting up Dyson on a 127 finish which he eventually took out on the bull which secured them the win and win back to back doubles title.

Straight after the match both Sean and Justin received a standing ovation from the crowed and their final opponents Dyson and Henry for their brave efforts during the event.

Prelim Round Results
Ethan Cleverly/Kaylan Franco 3-0 Joseph Sanchez/Karl Sene
Jerome Duarte/Craig Galliano 3-2 Alex Nunez/Ethan Smith
Johnny Remorino/Francis Remorino 3-0 Charles Borastero/Shaine Israel
Dyson Parody/Henry Zapata 3-0 Carlos Munoz/Nicky Cumbo
Sean Negrette/Justin Hewitt 3-2 Joseph Borge/Joe Ignacio
Isven Efigenio/Jayc Alecio 3-2 Joseph Chipol/Keith Murdhurst

Last 16 Results
Sean Negrette/Justin Hewitt 3-1 Isven Efigenio/Jayc Alecio
Barry McLaren/John-Charles Segui 3-2 Ronny Fawden/Julian Teuma
Dyson Parody/Henry Zapata 3-0 Justin Stagno/Angel Debono
Antony Lopez/Dylan Duo 3-1 Joseph Ward/Leslie Ward
Jerome Duarte/Craig Galliano 3-0 Johnny Remorino/ Francis Remorino
George Federico/David Francis 3-0 Francis Taylor/George Ramos
Ethan Cleverly/Kaylan Franco 3-0 Graydon Busto/Varian Israel
Steve March/Kevin O’Callaghan 3-2 Jeremy Cruz/Jarvis Bautista

Quarter-Final Results
Sean Negrette/Justin Hewitt 3-1 Barry McLaren/John-Charles Segui
Dyson Parody/Henry Zapata 3-1 Antony Lopez/Dylan Duo
Geroge Federico/David Francis 3-1 Jerome Duarte/Craig Galliano
Steve March/Kevin O’Callaghan 3-1 Ethan Cleverly/Kaylan Franco

Semi-Final Results
Dyson Parody/Henry Zapata 3-1 George Federico/David Francis
Sean Negrette/Justin Hewitt 3-0 Steve March/Kevin O’Callaghan

Final
Dyson Parody/Henry Zapata 3-2 Sean Negrette/Justin Hewitt

Commiserations to Sean & Justin and Congratulation to Dyson & Henry!

180’s
George Federico x1
David Francis x1
Jerome Duarte x2
Dyson Parody x5

High Finishes
Dyson Parody 127
Craig Galliano 116

Jan 20 2017

Sean Negrette claims his first Youth Ranking Title!

Semi Finalists (Jerome Duarte, Sean Negrette, Ethan Cleverly, Ethan Smith)

The Youth Academy has been progressing immensely with the young talent it is producing. We are now seeing other players emerging to the top flight of youth darts. These ranking competitions determine who qualifies to be part of the Gibraltar National Youth team which will take part at the Youth European Cup, the team consists of 4 players and the top 4 of the ranking list will make it into the squad.

First Round
In the first round of the competition we saw some thrilling games with Sean Negrette whitewashing the current Youth National Champion Craig Galliano 2-0 in a brilliant fearless display. Newcomer Liam Asquez almost produced a massive upset just losing 2-1 to the x2 ranking winner Ethan Smith. We also witnessed one of the youngest player Joseph Borge defeat a senior youth player in Jayc Alecio 2-1 in what was a major shock.

Quarter Finals
In the quarters Jerome Duarte managed to knock out Justin Hewitt who had won the previous ranking title out of the competition with a 3-1 win. Ethan Cleverly put in a solid display to take out Jospeh Borge 3-0. We also saw both Sean Negrette and Ethan Smith win their respective games 3-0 with relative ease.

Semi Finals
In the Semi’s we saw Sean Negrette defeat Ethan Smith 3-2 in what was a very tight match. Ethan Smith managed to hold onto the match with a 180 in the fourth leg which eventually equalized the game 2-2 but it was Sean who was quick to respond in the decider booking his place in the final.

The other match up was a more one sided affair with Jerome Duarte taking out Ethan Cleverly 3-0. Jerome managed to perform to his brilliant best in this game against Ethan Cleverly, who had hit a total of x4 180s warming up prior to this game.

Final
Sean Negrette managed to beat Jerome Duarte in what was of the most unpredictable games. Both players kept breaking each other’s throws. There was a total of 3 180s in the final. The most important of which was Sean’s second which gave him a chance in the final leg which saw Jerome in pole position until he produced the maximum to give himself a shot at a double. He then took his chance winning his first title and which now makes him the current Gibraltar’s number one youth player through the Ranking System.

Youth Ranking 3 Results
Preliminary Round
Liam Santos 2-1 Kyle Payas
Liam Asquez 2-1 Kearon de los Santos

Last 16
Jerome Duarte 2-0 Liam Santos
Justin Hewitt 2-0 Elton Victory
Ethan Cleverly 2-0 Kaylan Payas
Joseph Borge 2-1 Jayc Alecio
Ethan Smith 2-1 Liam Asquez
Kaylan Franco 2-0 Joseph Ward
Sean Negrette 2-0 Craig Galliano
Dylan de lo Santos 2-1 Kyron McGrail

Quarter-Final
Jerome Duarte 3-1 Justin Hewitt
Ethan Cleverly 3-0 Jospeh Borge
Ethan Smith 3-0 Kaylan Franco
Sean Negrette 3-0 Dylan de los Santos

Semi-Final
Jerome Duarte 3-0 Ethan Cleverly
Sean Negrette 3-2 Ethan Smith

Final
Sean Negrette 4-3 Jerome Duarte

Below is the updated Ranking table with three rankings played so far this season.

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!

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