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New Youth Club

Darts Alberta would like to welcome a new youth club located out of Redcliff!!

They will be acccepting registration on Thursday, August 30 between 6:30pm-7:30pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #6 in Redcliff. (302 Broadway Avenue, Redcliff, Alberta)

$50 per player.

Open to all youth aged 9-18 as of Oct 1/18

League will be held Saturdays from 1-3pm at the Redcliff Legion.

Note: $2/week for meet or beat and snowball

 

For more information please contact Nikki Mellor Huber @ 403-952-6297

New Elite List Published for Pro Am Registration

The poster is available in the Tournament Calendar for the 2018 Pro Am in Ponoka in September. The Elite List has been published, including the results from the most recent ranking list. See the Elite List for eligibility and the Poster for tournament details. 

Team Alberta Mission Staff Application - 2019 Western Canada Summer Games

Please find attached a link to the Team Alberta Volunteer Mission Staff application form for the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games being held August 9-18, 2019 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

 

On line application and basic responsibilities and expectations can be found at https://albertasport.ca/team-alberta/western-canada-summer-games/mission-staff-application/

 

The Team Alberta Mission Staff application deadline is Friday, September 7, 2018.

 

 

www.teamalberta.org

www.albertasport.ca 

NATIONAL YOUTH DIRECTOR ANNOUNCEMENT

The Darts Alberta Board would like to congratulate Sandi Orr on being elected as the new NDFC Youth Development Director, effective July 1, 2018. With her coaching development experience, and the work she is doing on behalf of Darts Alberta on the Protection of Children, we know the youth from throughout Canada will be well looked after. 

Sandi will continue to remain as our Contracted Administrator for Darts Alberta. The 2018 Adult National Championships was Sandi’s last year as the Darts Alberta Provincial Director. This position (like the Tournament Director) is appointed by the Board. As of July 1, 2018, Brenda Dietrich (President) will be the interim Provincial Director until after the interviewing and selection process is completed toward the end of August. 

Congratulations Sandi and we wish you all the best in your new endeavour!

Special Thanks from Team Alberta

Darts Alberta would like to send a huge shout out of thanks to Orville Sinnott from Jasper Place Legion who gratiously donated $200.00 to Team Alberta for the 2018 Youth Nationals. His donation was used to buy pizza for all of the team on Wednesday night, as well as the player entry fees into the 2018 Bursary Shoot on Thursday night. 

Thank you Orville for your support of youth darts!

Youth Nationals Canada Cup Points

2018 Youth Nationals Canada Cup Points

  • 1st - Ontario - 85
  • 2nd - Alberta - 70
  • 3rd - Nova Scotia and British Columbia - 58
  • 5th - Quebec and Newfoundland - 50
  • 7th - New Brunswick - 44
  • 8th - Saskatchewan - 41
  • 9th - Northern Ontario - 25
  • 10th - Manitoba - 21

Congratulations Team Alberta for earning the Silver Medal in the Canada Cup!

Final Day 3 of the Youth Nationals

What a way to finish the last day of the 2018 Youth National Championships! Congratulations goes out to Mykel Kequahtooway for winning the 2018 World Masters Youth Qualifier to earn the right to compete in England in the fall. 

Congratulations also goes out to Roan Hebert & Adrienne Brooks; and Riley Osmond & Hayley Leyte for earning Bronze Medals in the Mixed Senior Youth category. 

Congratulations to all of the Team, our Youth Director Darryll Walsh, and our Coaches Laura Nett and Wanda Earle for a great weekend. A special thank you goes out to Sheila Trowbridge for live steaming many of the events so that Albertans felt like they were there too. 

Stay tuned for the Canada Cup results!

Day Two of Youth Nationals

Way to go today Team Alberta...Silver Medal for Jaliah Kochie, Bronze Medal for Roan Hebert and Bronze Medal for Adrienne Brooks!!! Proud of all of you.

We wish everyone the best in the America's Cup Qualifier this evening!

Day One of Youth Nationals

What a great start of the Youth Nationals. A Bronze (Bree Cormier and Jaliah Kochie), a Silver (Roan Hebert and Riley Osmond) and a Gold Medal (Hayley Leyte and Adrienne Brooks). Congratulations everyone!!! Great job and very well done!

Watch Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/535799303147368/) today as the team competes in the Singles Event and later today - the America's Cup Qualifier!

Go Team Alberta Go!

Youth Team Alberta heading to Quebec today!

Congratulations Team Alberta as you make your way to Drummondville Quebec! (Back row) Youth Director Darryll Walsh, Mykel Kequahtooway, Riley Osmond, Roan Hebert, Adrienne Brooks, Hayley Leyte, coaches Laura Nett and Wanda Earle. (Front row) Jayden Chiasson, Jaliah Kochie, and Bree Cormier…are all sporting their new Team Alberta hoodies.

Darts Alberta and the Youth Team would like to thank Darryl Chiasson, Crystal Chiasson and Superior Food Service for their generous sponsorship that paid for all the hoodies for the second year in a row. Your support of our youth is greatly appreciated!

 

Congratulations Eastynn Huber!

A big shout of congratulations goes out to our very own Eastynn Huber from the Southeast Alberta Youth Dart Club in Medicine Hat for earning $200.00 and an invitation to the 2018 Youth World Masters this Fall for coming in 3rd Place on the 2017 WDF World Ranking List in the Female Youth Americas Region. 

Congratulations also goes out to Rianna December from Saskatchewan for placing 2nd.

Thank you goes out to the organizers of the Silver Cup Youth Challenge (MHDL), and to the Snoflake Open (EIPDLA) and Klondike Open (ECDLA) for incorporating a youth component into their adult tournaments. It's these WDF youth ranked tournaments where these young ladies earned points to get into their top positions on the WDF Youth Ranking List. A special thank you also goes out to the NDFC for committing to sponsor an additional $500 to the payouts for the WDF Youth Ranked Events in Canada. Hopefully, this will encourage other tournaments in Alberta and the rest of Canada to create more competitive opportunities for our youth!

2017 WDF Ranking List ... https://www.dartswdf.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2017_WDF_Awards.pdf

FEEDBACK SURVEY

Darts Alberta has revised the Tournament Survey to be applicable to all tournaments instead of a new link every time a tournament is held. This link will always be available in the upper left corner of the Darts Alberta website for future tournaments. Prior to providing feedback, you will be required to answer the name of the tournament and what year that tournament was held that you are providing feedback on. Dart players are more than welcomed to provide feedback on any past tournaments as far back as 2016.

The survey link is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DA_FEEDBACK.

 

Call for Board Nominations

The 2018 Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the Ponoka Legion. The Agenda and the AGM poster has not been published yet as they are still being finalized.

To provide as much notice as possible, the Board wants to ensure that all members are aware of a new policy relative to elections that was adopted last year. To summarize the policy, ANY MEMBER wishing to run for a position on the Board of Directors must submit their intent to run for the position(s) by notifying the Administrator no later than 14 day prior to the Annual General Meeting.

For current Board Members, applications are already on file and only notification is required.

For any other member wishing to run for a position, you must submit a Volunteer Application to the Administrator (administrator@dartsalberta.com) no later than 14 days prior to the election.

For the 2018 Annual General Meeting, your INTENT TO RUN and Volunteer Application (if not already on file) must be received by no later than Sunday, March 11, 2018.

At the 2018 Annual General Meeting, the following positions are up for election:

Details regarding each position description can be found by clicking on any of the above positions.

Additional Resources:

  • Volunteer Application Form (PDF Fillable)
  • All details regarding the election process are contained within Policy 030. This policy outlines the only exceptions for when nominations will be taken from the floor as well as the timelines of when members must comply with the Volunteer SCreening Policy.
  • Further details about the Darts Alberta Volunteer Screening Process are contained in Policy 022.

Call for Coaches

As more coaches are being trained, a new process was implemented in 2016 and those processes were put into a new Alberta Policy 031.

Darts Alberta Coaches must have successfully completed the NDFC Level 1 Coaching course (online) and a minimum of the NCCP Make Ethical Decisions module. Consideration may be given to someone that is already in the process of completing the on-line course or already registered for the MED course, depending on their qualifications and experience and the qualifications of other candidates.

Each applicant must complete the Darts Alberta Volunteer Application and submit this to Darts Alberta by no later than February 28, 2018.

Each successful applicant must comply with the screening criteria as outlined in Darts Alberta Policy 022.

Each applicant must be available, preferably in person or by teleconference, for the interview process that will be held on the evening of Saturday, March 24, 2018 in Ponoka.

Note that when completing the application for coaches, the options are listed under “Appointed Positions”. If interested in both Youth or Adult, please click on your preferred choice in the drop down menu and make a note of your second choice in the Comments Section.

Should a coach have any questions regarding training, certification or the selection process, please contact administrator@dartsalberta.com for more details.
 

2018 Provincial Eligibility List

All zone results are in and those guaranteed to participate in the 2018 Provincial Championship have now been published. If you are planning on participating in the event, please ensure that you review all of the pertinent information and links listed below as well as the tournament poster and Men's and Women's Eligibility Lists. 

Special room rates have been made available at the Edmonton Inn (formerly Ramada Inn) - host venue. The rates and booking details are included on the poster.

A total of 64 women are accepted into the provincial championship. With a total of 4 players eligible to accept their invitation directly to the provincials, this leaves 60 spots open for zone qualifiers.

  • Crystal Chiasson (Top 4 on the April 30, 2017 Ranking List)
  • Alex Foulds (Top 4 on the April 30, 2017 Ranking List)
  • Michelle Spicer (Top 4 on the April 30, 2017Ranking List)
  • Ivy Wieshlow (Top 4 on the April 30, 2017 Ranking List)

With only 51 zone participants, all women are eligible. The women’s list shows the order of seeding for Day 1 of the event.

The 2017 Men’s Zone Playoffs had a great response with a total of 136 participants. A total of 80 men are accepted into the provincial championship. This includes the 2 players that are eligible to accept their invitation directly to the provincials. 

  • Jim Edwards (Top 4 on the April 30, 2017 Ranking List)
  • John Hannon (Top 4 on the April 30, 2017 Ranking List)
  • Dion LaViolette (Top 4 on the April 30, 2017 Ranking List) - declined bye to provincials
  • Kenny MacNeil (Top 4 on the April 30, 2017 Ranking List) - gave up bye to participate in zones

For the remaining 78 spots, the following is a breakdown of the allotment of participants eligible to enter from each zone:

  • Zone 1 – Lethbridge area – 5 zone participants
  • Zone 2 – Cochrane area – 4 zone participants
  • Zone 3 – Calgary – 17 zone participants
  • Zone 4 – Red Deer area – 7 zone participants
  • Zone 5 (inactive)
  • Zone 6 – Edmonton – 33 zone participants
  • Zone 7 – Fort McMurray area – 6 zone participants
  • Zone 8 – Grande Prairie area – 6 zone participants

The men’s list of eligible participants shows those guaranteed a spot in the 2018 Provincials. For those listed as PENDING, eligibility is dependent on the number of guaranteed players that show up to participate from each zone. It is important to note that some players compete in the Zone playoffs and although they may have a guaranteed spot, they often choose not to travel to the provincials. This opens up additional spots for zone participants listed as pending and any individuals wishing to buy into the event that didn’t compete in zones. If any guaranteed players in your zone are not participating, this would automatically move everyone up on the list from your zone.

If more than 80 men show up to register, the following order is used to determine eligibility:

  • All those players listed as guaranteed as well as any pending players to fill the total spots allocated to each zone.
  • If additional spots are still available, these will be filled from other zone participants based on a formula that includes seeding points and current Darts Alberta ranking.
  • Any individuals that wish to buy into the event that didn’t complete in zone playoffs provided space is available.

Anyone planning on participating in the 2018 Provincial Championships should be aware of the following key points:

The 2018 National Championships are being held in Drummondville Quebec. If you make the team, you will be required to be in attendance from Sunday, June 10 through Friday, June 15. There are optional ranked tournaments the weekend prior and the weekend after.

Along with the coaching team, only a total of 8 men and 8 women will be provided funding by Darts Alberta to participate at the Nationals.

As a member of Team Alberta and this not being a casino year, the Team Qualifier / Commitment Fee will be $300.00 per person with the opportunity to earn $100.00 back in you work the next casino (Third Quarter of 2018). This fee entitles each team member with transportation, shared accommodations during the National Championship, a team shirt, banquet ticket and their entry fee into the nationals – all paid by Darts Alberta.

The format of play at the Provincials, for both the men's and women's events, is a round robin advancing to a double knockout:

  • Under 32 players – 8 sections of up to a maximum of 4 players with all players advancing to a 32-draw
  • 33 to 40 players – 8 sections of up to a maximum of 5 players with the top 4 advancing to a 32-draw
  • 41 to 48 players – 8 sections of up to a maximum of 6 players with all players advancing to a 64-draw
  • 49 to 64 players – 16 sections of up to a maximum of 4 players with all players advancing to a 64-draw
  • 65 to 80 players (men) – 16 sections of up to a maximum of 5 players with the top 4 advancing to a 64-draw

All details regarding the 2018 Provincial Championships are contained on the poster. Should you have any questions, please contact the DA Administrator (administrator@dartsalberta.com) or the DA Tournament Director (tournament@dartsalberta.com).

2018 Provincial Team Shirts

Darts Alberta is accepting design ideas for the 2018 team shirts. Please submit your ideas to Darryll Walsh at youth@dartsalberta.com no later than December 31, 2017.

 

IMPORTANT: The chosen design will become the property of Darts Alberta and may be modified as required by Darts Alberta, NDFC, or SSSCanada for printing purposes.

Darts Alberta Launches New Fundraising Initiative

As the Board reported at the 2017 AGM, a lot of work has been put into finding a fundraising program with less restrictions than AGLC raffles and casino proceeds to help subsidize the adult provincial travel expenses.

Darts Alberta is pleased to announce that we have partnered with a national organization that has long standing success with Gift Card Fundraising Programs. There are no products to sell, so you don’t have to ask family and friends to buy overpriced products that they wouldn’t normally buy.

Proceeds from this new fundraising initiative will go toward subsidizing hotel and gas expenses for out of town participants traveling to Edmonton for the 2018 Adult Provincials. Although the Edmonton area members may not see the immediate benefit, these funds can be used for other programs and initiatives where raffle and casino proceeds cannot be used, if we all work together to make this program a success. The earning potential is limitless—sports groups have raised as much as almost $25,000.

There are over 130 Alberta retailer groups with gift cards available ranging from $5 to $1,000. Here is a small sample of everyday places you, your family, friends and co-workers probably already shop:

Esso, Shell, Petro Canada, Walmart, Staples, Amazon.ca, Marks Work Warehouse, Best Buy, Chapters/Indigo Books, Cineplex, Sobey’s, Safeway, SuperStore, Shoppers Drug Mart, Canadian Tire, Home Depot, A & W, Tim Horton’s, Boston Pizza, Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shop, Golf Town and many more!

Darts Alberta will earn anywhere from 1.5% to 10% on all gift card purchases. The program offers lower denominations than most gift card fundraising programs (e.g. gas gift cards as low as $25 and grocery and movie gift cards as low as $10).

With the Christmas season fast approaching, there are so many ways that individuals can utilize this program:

  • Customer appreciation
  • Employee appreciation
  • Personal use for everyday items like gas, coffee and groceries
  • Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers for family and friends
  • Gift cards for Christmas Shoots or other league events
  • And so much more!

It is likely that we will schedule orders on a regular basis, but with Christmas not far away, we will be placing the first order of gift cards no later than December 1, 2017 so that they can be delivered to purchasers before Christmas.

Click on the Gift Card here or in the upper right hand corner for order forms and more details. 

2017 Chris Hatter Memorial has been Cancelled!

It is with great disappointment that we must notify everyone that the 2017 Chris Hatter Memorial tournament has been cancelled. This was due to the venue being sold. The organizers have tried to find a suitable replacement venue but have had no luck. The organizers are hoping to secure a venue for 2018 and will keep us updated.

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