Craig Galliano gets off to a flying start! 

Semi-Finalists (Ethan Smith, Jerome Duarte, Craig Galliano, Justin Hewitt)

Semi-Finalists (Ethan Smith, Jerome Duarte, Craig Galliano, Justin Hewitt)

The first youth ranking named after one of the main GDA Youth Sponsors enjoyed a very successful turn out. The event saw Craig Galliano and Jerome Duarte battle it out for an early lead in the overall rankings. The top four, in the Rankings will determine the Gibraltar National Team selection for next year’s European Cup which will be held in Sweden.

This competition saw a healthy turnout accompanied by a good standard of play by the youngsters, proving the Academy is heading in the right direction with its development program.

This competition had four seeded players. With all managing to make it to the semi finals expect for Ethan Cleverly who had been knocked out by the upcoming Justin Hewitt who managed to cause an upset.

Craig Galliano managed to scrape past Jerome Duarte 4-3 in the deciding leg of the final. There was barely anything to separate both players in this event as they were both very evenly matched but it was Craig who held his nerve and came through with the win.

Last 16
Justin Hewitt BYE
Elton Edwards BYE
Jerome Duarte 2-0 Jospeh Ward
Kearon De Los Santos 2-0 Kaylan Franco
Ethan Cleverly 2-0 Jayc Alecio
Ethan Smith 2-0 Jospeh Borge
Sean Negrette 2-1 David Asquez
Craig Galliano 2-0 Leigh Dobinson

Quarter-Finals
Jerome Daurte 3-0 Kearon De Los Santos
Justin Hewitt 3-2 Ethan Cleverly
Ethan Smith 3-1 Sean Negrette
Craig Galliano 3-0 Elton Edwards

Semi-Finals
Jerome Duarte 3-0 Justin Hewitt
Craig Galliano 3-1 Ethan Smith

Final
Craig Galliano 4-3 Jerome Duarte

Commiserations to Jerome Duarte, Congratulations to Craig Galliano!

Dyson Parody Claims Win After Tense Final!

thumbnail_mv-dp-r2The GDA’s second Ranking Tournament of the season, the Masters Singles saw a record participation of 52 players.

A high standard was seen throughout the night, with some very close matches.

Of the four seeded players only the two finalists progressed beyond their respective boards. Seed Nº 3 George Federico fell at the first hurdle losing a very close 1st Round match to Roy Asquez 3-2. Seed Nº 4 Justin Broton progressed to his board final, losing 4-1 to Antony Lopez.

In the Semi-Finals Dyson proved too strong for Antony Lopez, winning 5-2 which included a 170 checkout. The other Semi was a closer match between Manolo Vilerio and veteran Angel Debono. Manolo eventually claimed a 5-4 victory but it was great to see Angel back there at the top.

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GDA Mixed Triples & Doubles!

doublesThe GDA wishes to thank everyone 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.

The mixed pair’s final was contested between Maximina Broton & Justin Broton vs mother & son Kelly Chipol & Jerome Duarte. With youth player Jerome and his mother Kelly securing this event for the 1st time in their first attempt. They won the final match without reply 2-0.

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The mixed Trebles final was played between Sarah Wood, Dyson Parody & David Francis vs Father, son and daughter, Manuel Vilerio Snr, Manuel Vilerio Jnr & Melanie Vilerio.

This final ended in a 2-0 win for Dyson, David & Sarah. David’s & Dyson’s scoring power secured a comfortable win for the trio.

 

 

R&J College win the Friendship Cup!

14720358_1248325731854647_2806069300013097_nThe “Friendship Cup” donated by Mr. Bill Gibson, the Leicestershire (UK) secretary was introduced in 1979. Mr Joe McCarthy, the Gibraltar Darts Association secretary at the time and Mr. John Trinidad travelled to Leicester to collect this brilliant cup. The first team to win this cup was a five-man team from St. Theresa’s Social Club.

This year’s Friendship Cup enjoyed a healthy turnout of 60 players (12 teams). R&J College secured the title with a win over second division Glacis in the final 3-0.

R&J College dominated throughout the event. They managed to only lose one game on their route to the final, in which they beat rivals Lincoln Red Imps 3-1 in the Semi Finals.

Glacis also did themselves proud, by becoming one of the few second division sides to make the final in the events history.

Events winners- Dylan Duo, George Federico, Angel Debono, Justin Stagno, Antony Lopez.

Commiserations to Glacis S.C Congratulations to R&J College!

Dylan Duo wins GDA Sponsor’s event!

14725579_1248320331855187_3849224922081783348_nA healthy 48 players took part in our recent main sponsor’s event, the “Kronenbourg 1664 Singles”.

Dylan Duo claimed his first ranking title of the season. He managed to take out some top opposition in beating, Shane Israel, 10x National Champion George Federico, Tony Dawkins and current National Champion Dyson Parody, to book his place in the final.

Runner-up Manuel Vilerio Snr, also booked his place in the final with wins over, Alex Nunez, Youth Champion Craig Galliano, Takahashi Shimidzu and Justin Stagno to face Dylan in the final.

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National Day Trophy 2016!

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L to R: Dyson Parody, David Francis, Justin Broton, Jeremy Cruz (Pic by Alex Nuñez)

The 2016/17 Darts season kicked off recently with the ever popular National Day Trophy.

This is a singles knockout tournament that signals an end to the summer break and gets players in training for the new season.

A good turnout of 31 players ensured healthy competition. The tournament is played as best of 5 legs throughout. Dyson Parody, Justin Broton, Jeremy Cruz and David Francis won their respective board finals to book themselves a place in the semis.

In the first semi-final Dyson proved too strong for David claiming a 3-0 win.The other semi-final was a much closer affair with Jeremy getting the edge over Justin 3-2.

Both players threw some good darts in the final, but it was Dyson Parody who emerged victorious over Jeremy Cruz 3-1 in the final.

A total of 5 x 180’s were thrown during the evening; Justin Broton x 2; Jerome Duarte, Alex Nuñez, Dyson Parody x 1 each.

Highest finish went to Jerome Duarte with a 124 checkout, the only other 100+ finish being from Dyson Parody with a 121.

Report by Darren Olivero, Secretary, Gibraltar Darts Association

Week 8 League Results & Updated Tables!

Division One Results
I.P.A Bolanos 6-4 Charlies Tavern
Lincoln Red Imps 8-2 Varyl Begg
R&J College 8-2 Sports Injury Clinic Customs
St.Theresa’s 0-10 Mons Calpe ‘A’

First Division League Table Updated (18-11-16)

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Division Two Results
Glacis 5-5 Quarterdeck
Mons Calpe ‘B’ 7-3 Calpe Howlers
R.A.O.B 2-8 Trafalgar Sports Bar

Second Division League Table Updated (18-11-16)

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Welcome to the Gibraltar Darts Association!

cropped-GDA-LOGO.jpgWelcome to the new look Gibraltar Darts Association.

Please bear with us as we are still in the process of getting everything in order!