Dyson Parody claims his 2nd Ranking win of the season!

Semi-Finalists (Tony Dawkins, Craig Galliano, David Francis, Dyson Parody)

Last Friday saw the GDA’s 5th Ranking Tournament of the season, the Dave Obee Singles, with a great participation of 49 players. This seeded tournament is named after the Late Dave Obee who together with Carmelo Ellul founded the GDA back in 1958.

The four seeded players had mixed success on the night, with Justin Broton narrowly losing his 1st round match to Alex Nuñez 3-2 & Manolo Vilerio losing in the 2nd round to Dylan Duo 3-1. George Federico managed to reach the Quarter Final which he lost to Youth player Craig Galliano 4-1. Dyson Parody was on fine form all night, losing only 2 legs on his route to the final.

In the Semi-finals David Francis kept up his recent excellent form beating a determined Craig Galliano 5-2. It’s great to see a Youth Academy Player doing so well and it shows that the future of darts in Gibraltar is assured. The other semi-final saw Dyson Parody take on Tony Dawkins who was unable to trouble Dyson too much losing 5-1.

Dyson Parody Vs David Francis

The first leg was a close match, both players scoring strongly. Dyson had left himself 60 with David on 135, which he promptly checked out on the Bull.

The 2nd leg was dominated by David who threw 4 consecutive 100’s before checking out on Double 10. Dyson threw a maximum 180 in this leg but did not get to throw at a double.

From then on however Dyson powered ahead claiming leg after leg. Each leg was fiercely contested as David was not far behind, but David was unable to claim any further legs. Dyson threw another 180 in the 5th leg, and finally checked out a Double 16 to claim victory in the 8th leg.  Final Score Dyson Parody 6-2 David Francis.

A total of 14 x 180’s were thrown and 3 x 100+ finishes recorded. 180’s – Dyson Parody x 4, Dylan Duo x 3, George Federico x 2, Jarvis Bautista, George Ramos, Jerome Duarte, Jadrian Pecino, Carlos Muñoz x 1.

HF’s – David Francis 135 & 104, Dyson Parody 121

Route to Final;

Dyson Parody defeated Nathan Old, Carlos Muñoz, Nicky Cumbo, Tony Dawkins

David Francis defeated Justin Hewitt, Jarvis Bautista, Francis Taylor, Dylan Duo, Craig Galliano

Commiserations to David Francis, Congratulations to Dyson Parody!

The current top 8 of the GDA Ranking list is as follows;

John, Justin and Manuel dominate their way to trebles victory! 

Finalists (John Martin, Justin Broton, Manuel Vilerio & Lesley Ward, Sean Negrette, Joseph Ward)

The GDA League Triples event enjoyed a great turnout of 10 teams in total. All members enjoyed the night of play with a very friendly atmosphere. The night belonged to the trio, who play their local darts for IPA Bolanos Darts Team. They represented their club well by not dropping a single leg throughout the night.


Sean Negrette, Joseph Ward and his grandfather Lesley Ward managed to produce the shock of the night against Dylan Duo, Justin Hewitt and Jerome Duarte. Sean, Joseph and Lesley were quick to punish their opponents, capitalising on their missed doubles. They quickly gained a 2-1 lead and a break of throw for the match. In the last leg Joseph Ward managed to make the difference by hitting a 180, this gave his team a healthy lead in the leg and led to Sean Negrete hitting the winning double.

The other semi final was a one sided affair with Justin Broton, Manuel Vilerio and John Martin, dominating their opponents with a 3-0 whitewash over, Kevin O’Callaghan, Nathan Old and Steve March.


In the final Manuel, Justin and John Martin faced up against Sean, Lesley and Joseph who produced an upset in the semi finals. But the IPA Bolanos trio made sure their run continued and they put in a fearless display which led them to claim the title with a 3-0 in the final.

Call 8942 to vote for Dyson Parody!

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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!


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.


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.


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.


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.

Gibraltar Open 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.

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.


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.


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

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

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

George Federico x1
David Francis x1
Jerome Duarte x2
Dyson Parody x5

High Finishes
Dyson Parody 127
Craig Galliano 116

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.

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

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

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

Sean Negrette 4-3 Jerome Duarte

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

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.

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!

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