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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Gibraltar’s top Youth & Senior players head off to the World Masters!

This coming Friday a total of 5 Seniors and 5 Youth players will be travelling to Bridlington in the UK to take part in a series of events. The team will travel on the 22nd and they will return on the 29th of September.

Gibraltar’s top players will start the week playing in the British Open and British Classic events, later on during the week they will take part in the two most prestigious events of the calendar year which is the World Championships and the Winmau World Masters.

In the men’s competitions we have National Champion Dyson Parody, Dylan Duo, Antony Lopez, Justin Broton and debutant at the World Masters Keith Medhurst taking part.

From the Youth section we have a healthy selection of players attending this year after the academy managed to increase the players attending from Gibraltar from 1 to 5 entries. This is a record attendance for Youth Gibraltarians attending this event. With Justin Hewitt as National Champion, Craig Galliano as the League Winner, Ethan Smith as Best of the rest event Champion, also accompanied by Sean Negrette and Jerome Duarte as Youth Ranking event winners.

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

The Gibraltar Darts Team prepare for the World Cup in Japan!

With less than three weeks to go until the start of the WDF World Cup, the Gibraltar team are looking forward to this massive event. Ignoring the 12 hour flight, there is the thrill, excitement and challenge of playing the best darts teams in the world.

The event starts on Tuesday 3rd October in Kobe, a city that is mostly remembered for the devastating earthquake of 1995, when more than 6,000 people lost their lives. The city has been rebuilt over the last 22 years, and now welcomes players in various top sporting events, of which the Darts World Cup is only the latest.

The Gibraltar team of George Federico, Justin Broton, Manolo Vilerio & Tony Dawkins, with team manager Darren Olivero will be aiming to at least equal the recent success of the youth team who did so well in the Europe Cup. We might be a small nation, but we are aiming high!

Good Luck to the Gibraltar Team and safe travels!

Confident Dylan Duo takes first Darts Trophy of the Season!

Despite the heat at the Varyl Begg Club, 27 enthusiastic darts players competed for the title of National Day Champion last Wednesday (6th September). The evening was memorable, not only for Dylan’s consistently strong performance, but also for the continued improvement and excellent play of the youth.

Dylan had, by far, the hardest draw of the night, defeating Antony Lopez 3-2, Francis Taylor 3-0, David Francis 3-2, and then Justin Hewitt 3-1 to reach the final. He was then up against youngster Craig Galliano who had already beaten Adam Orfila 3-0, Nicholas Gil 3-1, Ethan Smith and Jerome Chipol 3-1.

The final surprised many, because, despite playing very well, Dylan was actually outplayed by Craig, who narrowly missed several doubles, including a 158 finish that was millimetres away from the double. Dylan, though, remained composed throughout, and eventually won 3-1. It was a victory through a confidence that comes with age and experience, something that Craig and the other youth players are developing rapidly.

Nine 180’s were hit on the night: 2 each by Dylan Duo, Craig Galliano & Jarvis Bautista, and 1 each by Jerome Chipol, Tony Dawkins & Justin Hewitt. Francis Taylor also hit a very nice 124 checkout to show that some of us oldsters can still do it.

2017/18 League Fixtures

Week 1 – 15 Sep 17

Div 1

Varyl Begg S.C.  vs  Sports Injury Varyl Begg

Charlie’s Tavern  vs  Mons Calpe ‘B’

R&J College  vs  Glacis Red Imps

Mons Calpe  ‘A’  vs Bye


Div 2

Go Gib Oil (Trafalgar Bar)  vs  Quarterdeck

Glacis A.S.A.  vs  Calpe Howlers

R.A.O.B.  vs  St. Theresa’s


Week 2 – 22 Sep 17

Div 1

Mons Calpe ‘A’  vs  Glacis Red Imps

Sports Injury Varyl Begg vs  Mons Calpe ‘B’

Charlie’s Tavern  vs  R&J College

Varyl Begg S.C.  vs  Bye


Div 2

Glacis A.S.A  vs  St. Theresa’s    .

Calpe Howlers  vs  Go Gib Oil (Trafalgar Bar)

Quarterdeck  vs  R.A.O.B.

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2017/18 Provisional Calendar

PLEASE NOTE – This Calendar is provisional and some dates may be subject to change.

FRI 15-Sep-17      LEAGUE MATCH 1
FRI 22-Sep-17      LEAGUE MATCH 2
FRI 29-Sep-17      LEAGUE MATCH 3
FRI 06-Oct-17        LEAGUE MATCH 4
FRI 13-Oct-17        LEAGUE MATCH 5
FRI 20-Oct-17        LEAGUE MATCH 6
TUE 24-Oct-17     JOHNNY NEALE
FRI 27-Oct-17        FRIENDSHIP CUP
FRI 03-Nov-17      LEAGUE MATCH 7
FRI 10-Nov-17      KRONENBOURG 1664 SINGLES – R 1
FRI 17-Nov-17      LEAGUE MATCH 8
FRI 24-Nov-17      GDA CUP ROUND 1
FRI 01-Dec-17      LEAGUE MATCH 9
FRI 08-Dec-17      MASTERS – R 2
FRI 15-Dec-17      TURKEY SHOOT
FRI 12-Jan-18       LEAGUE MATCH 10
FRI 19-Jan-18       LEAGUE MATCH 11
FRI 02-Feb-18       LEAGUE MATCH 12
FRI 09-Feb-18       LEAGUE MATCH 13
FRI 16-Feb-18       LEAGUE MATCH 14
FRI 23-Feb-18       VENUE SINGLES – R 4
TUE 27-Feb-18     LEAGUE PAIRS
FRI 02-Mar-18       LEAGUE MATCH 15
FRI 23-Mar-18       LEAGUE MATCH 16
FRI 06-Apr-18       DAVE OBEE CLASSIC – R 5
FRI 13-Apr-18       LEAGUE MATCH 17
FRI 20-Apr-18       LEAGUE MATCH 18
FRI 27-Apr-18       LEAGUE MATCH 19
FRI 04-May-18      LEAGUE MATCH 20
FRI 11-May-18      JOE GOLDWIN SINGLES – R 6
FRI 18-May-18      GDA CUP SEMI & FINAL
FRI 25-May-18      NATIONAL CHAMPION – R 7
FRI 15-Jun-18       LEAGUE MATCH 21 (Division 1 only)
TUE 19-Jun-18     BEST OF THE REST

Malta Open 2017 Information!

Anyone interested in participating or attending the Malta Open that will take place from the 14th-16th November 2017 please note that the cost will be as follows..

Return flights from Malaga to Malta (1 stop) approx £198.

Hotel Topaz 4 Star (Half Board) recommended by the Maltese federation £190

Total cost approx £400

Anyone wishing to attend should contact any member of the GDA committee by no later than the 15th September in order to pay a deposit of £100.

Further information available on request.

Good Luck to Gibraltar at the European Youth Cup!

The Gibraltar Darts Youth team will be heading off to Malmo, Sweden on Wednesday for the 2017 WDF European Youth Darts Cup, the event is played in Singles, Pairs and as a Team.

The team is Jerome Duarte Chipol, Craig Galliano, Justin Hewitt & Sean Negrette with Jeremy Cruz and Alex Nuñez as managers. The parents of the four kids will also be travelling with the squad.

The GDA Youth commitee would like to thank Target Darts & Argus Insurance who have been the main sponsor of Youth Darts, the GSLA and all of the other local sponsors who have helped them make this trip possible. Thanks to A.Souile Audibert, C.K Transport ltd, GJBS, Hassans, Kenneth Navas Lawyers, Masbro Insurance, Moreno 2000 ltd, Meddoc, Robvia & Retsso. A big thanks also to Calypso Tours for providing the transport to Malaga Airport.

A special mention to the honourable Mr Joe Bossano for taking his time to come and visit the team and also to the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo for taking his time to invite the team to his office to meet the boys and wish them success.

We would like to wish the squad safe travels and the best of luck!

Youth Season 2016/17 Review!

So, after many months the 2016-17 Youth Darts season is complete, in the images below you can see the final League Table and the Ranking standings.

– Congratulations to Craig Galliano on winning the 1st Division title for the second year in a row.
– Congratulations to Elton Victory on winning the 2nd Division title at the age of just 12.
– Congratulations to Justin Hewitt on winning the National Championship event and finishing 1st in the overall rankings and hitting the most 180’s this season with a total of 13 and all of this in his first year in the Youth.
– Congratulations to Jerome Duarte Chipol on winning his first ranking title this season and hitting the highest checkout this season with a massive 158.
– Congratulations to Sean King Negrette on winning his first ranking title this season.

A special mention to Ethan Cleverly and Kaylan Payas as this season has been their last in the Youth, next year they will be moving on to play with the men.

But most importantly I would like to congratulate all of you individually on a fantastic season, you have all progressed immensely this year and the standard of youth darts is rising every year.

Keep it up and see you all next season!

Thank you to our Sponsors Argus Insurance and Target Darts.