Justin Broton claims his first Ranking title of the Season!

Semi-Finalists (Dyson Pardoy, Justin Broton, Jarvis Bautista, Antony Lopez)

GDA Dave Obee Classic – Ranking 5 – 2017/18

“Justin Broton back on form!”

Last Friday saw 34 players register to contest the Dave Obee Classic, the 5thof 7 Ranking Tournaments in the GDA Calendar. This seeded tournament is named after the late Dave Obee who along with the late Carmelo Ellul formed the GDA back in 1958

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Justin Broton & Manolo Vilerio claim the 2018 Pairs Title!

Semi-Finalists (Dylan Duo & Antony Lopez, Manolo Vilerio & Justin Broton)

GDA League Pairs 2017/18

“Justin Broton & Manolo Vilerio on fine form!”

The GDA recently held its popular League Pairs event which saw a good turnout of 34 players, making 17 pairs. The format of the competition is “best of 5 legs, 501” throughout.

Board 1: Antony Lopez & Dylan Duo progressed to the semi-final only dropping 1 leg to Steve March & Tony Dawkins having beaten Youth pair Sean Negrette & Justin Hewitt, and then Isven Efigenio & Keith Medhurst 3-0

Board 2: Justin Broton & Manolo Vilerio secured their place in the final with a 3-1 victory over Shaine Israel & Alex Nuñez followed by a comfortable 3-0 win over Clayton Otton & Ethan Smith

Board 3: Jarvis Bautista & Jeremy Cruz cruised through taking 3-0 wins over Luie Gaivizo & Christian Dalli and Carlos Muñoz & Nick Gill

Board 4: David Francis & Dyson Parody also made the semi-finals without much difficulty beating Alan Kimberley & Christian Tosso 3-0 followed by Roy & Jayce Asquez 3-1

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Sean Negrette wins back-to-back Youth Ranking titles!

Semi-Finalists (Sean Negrette, Justin Hewitt, Kaylan Franco, Ethan Smith)

A total of 15 youngsters participated in the Fifth Youth Ranking event of the season, which took place on Wednesday 21st March.

This event is the penultimate ranked event of the youth season, the final event will be the National Champion which takes place on the 21st April.

Sean Negrette managed to get the better over Justin Hewitt once again to claim his second ranking event in a row, this now means Sean has achieved enough points to qualify for the 2018 European Youth Squad, he joins Craig Galliano and Justin Hewitt who are already qualified.

The final spot will be decided in the last and final event and the three players who are in contention for the fourth spot are Ethan Smith, Jerome Chipol and Kaylan Franco. It will be a very nervy day for these boys, as only one will qualify. It is very likely that the fourth and fifth placed players could end up with the exact same points, if this is the case a playoff game will be played after the event to determine who qualifies.

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Antony Lopez defeats Dyson Parody to claim his first ever Ranking title!

Semi-Finalists (Dyson Parody, Justin Hewitt, David Francis, Antony Lopez)

Antony Lopez whitewashes Dyson Parody to claim his first ever senior ranking title!

Antony Lopez won his first ranking title after a brilliant display which only saw him drop a single leg on the night. Antony’s route to the final saw him claim wins over, Francis Remorino, Dylan Duo, Carlos Munoz, Sean Negrette and Justin Hewitt.

Early Rounds
The early rounds saw some of the top players go through  with relative ease. The first round also saw Antony Lopez get the better of his fellow College Cosmos team mate Dylan Duo with a 3-0 win, despite the scoreline the game  was a tight affair. Sean Negrette managed to get the better of an experienced Jimmy King 3-1.

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Sean Negrette claims his first Youth Ranking Title of the season!

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

A total of 16  youngsters came down to participate in the Fourth Youth Ranking of the season which took place on Saturday 17th January 2018.

With 6 ranking events in total and only two more to play after this one things are very tight at the top of the table.  However, Craig Galliano and Justin Hewitt have both achieved enough points to guarantee themselves a top 4 finish regardless of how many points they get in the next two ranking events which means they have both qualified for the European Cup squad, congratulations to them both.

The other two spots are still up for grabs. Sean’s victory in this event does not mathematically get him into the top 4  but it he has certainly got himself into a great position to qualify.

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Dyson Parody wins his Second Ranking title of the season!

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

GDA Ranking 3 – Carmello Ellul Classic!

The third GDA ranking saw a great turn out of 52  players gather up at the Varyl Begg Social Club. The event saw a high standard of play during the night which saw Dyson claim victory over David Francis 6-5 in the final and claim his second ranking title of the season.

In the first Quarter-Final game we saw Dyson Parody claim victory over 15 year old Craig Galliano. In this match Craig missed his chances which let Dyson back into the game. Dyson was quick to punish the youngster winning the game 4-2.

In the second Quarter-Final game we saw the PDC under 23 qualifier, Jarvis Bautista take on the number two seed David Francis.  In this game Jarvis stormed into a 3-1 lead. But it was David who kept his cool wining 3 straight legs to take the match 4-3.

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Jarvis, Justin & Sean take the trebles title in an all Mons Calpe Final!

Semi-Finalists (Ethan Smith, Jerome Chipol, Craig Galliano & Justin Hewitt, Sean Negrette, Jarvis Bautist

This year’s League Trebles event saw a total of 33 players take part, meaning a total of 11 teams were formed on the night and they were all fighting for the right to become trebles champions.

This year’s tournament enjoyed a successful night of darts with 5 youth players playing in the final proving yet again that the Youth Academy system is developing players for the future.


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Justin Hewitt claims his First Youth Ranking title of the season!

Semi-Finalists (Jerome Chipol, Justin Hewitt, Sean Negrette, Ethan Smith)

A total of 14  youngsters came down to participate in the third Youth Ranking of the season which took place on Saturday 20th January 2018.

There is a total of 6 ranking events to be played in the season, so this meant that after this event we would be half way in knowing who will finish in those important top 4 places.

The top 4 players at the end of the season are the ones who earn a spot in the Youth European Cup squad.

In this ranking event there were a few changes in the seedings, surprisingly for some Craig Galliano who won the first two ranking events has dropped out of the seedings. Ethan Smith is now the Number 1 seed, Jerome Chipol #2, Justin Hewitt #3 and Sean Negrette #4. These seedings will stay the same for the remaining  ranking events of the season.

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Craig Galliano makes history as youngster ever player to win a Senior Ranking event!

Semi-Finalists (Craig Galliano, Jarvis Bautista, Tony Dawkins, Christian Tosso)

GDA Ranking Two!

Craig Galliano becomes the youngest ever senior ranking winner at 15 years of age.

The second GDA ranking of the season had a great turnout of 39 players in total.

The night was composed of several shocks such as Jarvis Bautista claiming a quarter final win over Gibraltar’s number one Dyson Parody with a 4-3 win. Jarvis was 0-3 down in this match and somehow he managed to cause a major upset by winning 4 consecutive legs in a row to claim his first ever win over the current National Champion.

Craig Galliano also kept up his winning form which won him the first two youth ranking titles. During the night he claimed wins over an experienced group of players to book his place in the final.

The final got off to a steady start by both players. Both Craig and Jarvis were fighting for the right to claim their first ranking title, in the end it was Craig who managed to keep his cool and take  the title with a 6-2 win over Jarvis Bautista.

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Craig Galliano claims his second Youth Ranking title of the season!

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

A total of 15 youngsters came down to participate in the second Youth Ranking of the season which took place on Wednesday 13th December 2017.

All players have one thing in mind when it comes to these ranking events and that is to win as many games possible in order to gain points to climb up the rankings and get into those crucial top 4 places.

The top 4 players at the end of the season are the ones who earn a spot in the Youth European Cup squad.

In the First Ranking event of the season we had some great games and some shock results and more of that was expected in this event.

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