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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Mixed Doubles & Mixed Trebles 2017/18!

Mixed Doubles Finalists!

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 12 pairs and 7 trebles turned up for this friendly night of darts.

The night started off with the pairs event, in the first round we saw comfortable 2-0 victories for Jarvis & Jackie Bautista, Dylan & Kayra Duo and for Sean & Karen Negrette. Justin & Tamara Hewitt also managed to win their first round game in a much tighter affair 2-1.

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Craig Galliano claims the first Youth Ranking of the season!

Finalists (Justin Hewitt & Craig Galliano)

A total of 16 youngsters came along to the first Youth Ranking event of the 2017/18 season which took place on Wednesday 15th November, and all players were hoping to claim the first title of the season.

Just recently it was confirmed that the 2018 Youth European Cup will be taking place in Turkey so 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.

First Round
In the first round we saw comfortable 3-0 victories for Craig Galliano over newcomer Keith Medhurst Jnr, Sean Negrette against Joseph Borge, Ethan Smith against Joseph Ward, Justin Hewitt against Jayc Alecio and Dylan Duo Jnr against Elton Victory. Dylan de los Santos managed to defeat Liam Santos 3-2 in a last leg decider and Kyle Mor managed to defeat Andre Luque by the same scoreline 3-2.  However, the shock result of the first round was Kaylan Franco defeating the number 3 seed Jerome Chipol in straight legs 3-0.

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Dyson Parody had to fight hard to claim the Kronenbourg 1664 Ranking title!

Semi-Finalists (Sean Negrette, Jarvis Bautista, Jerome Chipol, Dyson Parody)

The first Senior Ranking of the 2017/18 GDA season was held on Friday 10th November, a day that some will remember forever as history was made on the night!

A total of 50 players came along to compete in the first ranking event of the season, all hoping for one thing, to become the Kronenbourg 1664 Ranking champion.

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The 2017 GDA CUP First Round Draw!

The draw for the GDA Cup took place recently. Fixtures are as follows;

FIRST ROUND
Friday 24th November 2017

VENUE 1 – Quarterdeck
St. Theresa’s FC Vs RAOB

VENUE 2 – Manchester Utd Suppoerters Club
Charlie’s Tavern Vs R&J College

VENUE 3 – Charlie’s Tavern
Varyl Begg SC Vs Man Utd Mons Calpe

VENUE 4 – Glacis ASA
Mons Calpe ‘A’ Vs Varyl Begg Sports Injury

VENUE 5 – Varyl Begg Social Club
Glacis ASA Vs Calpe Howlers

Glacis Utd, Quarterdeck & Go Gib Oil have a BYE to the next round
All matches are played as 7 singles legs, best of 3.

The Remorino brothers & Tony Dawkins head off to the Malta Darts Open!

Tony Dawkins, Johnny Remorino and Francis Remorino will be heading off to the 2017 Malta International Darts Open, the event takes place from the 14th to the 16th of November and the three players will  be representing Gibraltar during the week.

The GDA wishes them a safe trip and the best of luck!

Mons Calpe Youngsters make history with Friendship Cup glory!

Mons Calpe Youngsters Champions! (From L to R – Jerome Chipol, Justin Hewitt, Sean Negrette, Ethan Smith, Craig Galliano)

Friday 27th October saw the ever popular GDA Friendship Cup which dates back to 1979. The trophy was donated by Mr. Bill Gibson, the Leicestershire (UK) secretary & brought to Gibraltar by Mr Dicky McCarthy (then GDA secretary) & Mr. John Trinidad. A five-man team from St. Theresa’s Social Club were the first ever winners.

This year’s tournament saw a great turnout of 50 players, forming 10 teams of 5. The event is played as 5 singles matches (best of 3). It proved to be a fun night played in a great atmosphere.

In the preliminary round Mons Calpe ‘B’ beat BMW ‘B’ 4-1 and Visca Catalunya beat Varyl Begg 3-2.

 

Jarvis Bautista is ready for his PDC Under 23 World Championship debut!

Jarvis Bautista will be playing amongst the Worlds top 64 qualifiers at this years PDC Under 23 World Championships.
Jarvis earned his spot by defeating 2x Gib Open Youth winner Jeremy Cruz in the final. The final took place during the PDC Gibraltar Darts Trophy on the main stage back in May.
Jarvis has had some other good runs this season, his highlight was making the semi finals of the Gibraltar National Championship. Jarvis will be traveling over to Wigan (UK) accompanied by GDA Youth Chairman and GDA Vice President Alex Nuñez on the 3rd of November, Jarvis will make the most of the development tournaments on the Saturday and Sunday before making his debut at the World Championships on Monday the 6th of November 2017.
We recently caught up with Jarvis and he quoted to us “I feel good, excited and can’t wait to get started” We also spoke to Alex Nuñez who had this to say. “Last year we were given a place at this years PDC under 23 World Championships. This is due to the hard work the youth committee has done since its revival gaining recognition from the PDC.”
We would also like to thank Tommy Cox from the PDC who was instrumental in achieving this place for us.
The GDA wishes Jarvis the best of luck!

 

Dyson Parody claims the Johnny Neale title once again!

The Johnny Neale Charity Singles event took place at the Varyl Begg Social Club on the 24th of October with a great turnout of 34 players.

The competition dedicated to the local legend enjoyed a high standard of play throughout the night. Dyson managed to overcome some tough opposition to make his way to the final. In the final he managed to get the better of Justin Broton with a 2-1 win in the deciding leg.

Results below:

Quarter Finals
Dyson Parody 2-0 Craig Galliano
Justin Broton 2-0 Harry Parody
Jerome Chipol 2-1 Roy Asquez
Jarvis Bautista 2-0 Julian Teuma

Semi Finals
Dyson Parody 2-0 Jarvis Bautista
Justin Broton 2-0 Jerome Chipol

Final
Dyson Parody 2-1 Justin Broton

Congratulations to Dyson Parody and commiserations to Justin Broton!

Gibraltar Youths in Bridlington Week Review!

On the 22nd of September Gibraltar’s top youth players headed off to Bridlington,UK. Craig Galliano returned for a second year by retaining the league local title. National Champion Justin Hewitt made his much anticipated debut alongside other top youth players which included Jerome Chipol, Ethan Smith and Sean Negrette. Joseph Ward also joined in for the open events.

Our boys threw exceptionally well all week. On the first day at the men’s British Classic Ethan Smith managed to pass two rounds. This was mainly to his brilliant display of finishing under pressure.  On day one we also saw Justin Hewitt take on a top competitor in Daniel Ayres. Young Hewitt didn’t make things easy for Ayres, after a brilliant display of scoring keeping him under immense pressure, and not giving any legs away easily.

The second day at the Men’s British Open both Justin Hewitt and Jerome Duarte Chipol, managed to perform some of their best darts by impressively winning their first and second games in remarkable fashion. (Results below)

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