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2019 Casino Date

Darts Alberta is pleased to announce that we have received our confirmed casino dates. We will be responsible for providing volunteers for Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18, 2019. 2018 and 2019 Team Alberta members will be given priority, but ALL volunteers are greatly appreciated. If interested, contact Cindy Der, First Vice President (1stvicepresident@dartsalberta.com). 

http://www.dartsalberta.com/tournamentcalendar_event.aspx?id=52179

Darts Alberta Website Changes

Darts Alberta is in the process of restructuring our website and giving it a new look. As this transition is occurring, some items may be offline or not in the usual place you might look for them. If there is anything urgent that you are looking for and can't find, please contact the Administrator (Sandi Orr - administrator@dartsalberta.com) or the Webmasters (Kathy Pasjack - webmaster@dartsalberta.com) and we'll do our best to send you a direct link to whatever you are looking for.

Call for Board Nominations

The 2019 Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday, March 24, 2019 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 if running for the position they currently hold.

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 2019 Annual General Meeting, your INTENT TO RUN and Volunteer Application (if not already on file) must be received by no later than Sunday, March 10, 2019.

At the 2019 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 other qualifications and experience and the qualifications of other candidates. 

Each applicant must complete the Darts Alberta Volunteer Application and submit this to the Darts Alberta Administrator 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, for the interview process that will be held on the evening of Saturday, March 23, 2019 in Ponoka.

Note that when completing the application for coaches, the options are listed under “Appointed Positions”. If interested in both Youth and Adult Coach Positions, 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.

2019 Provincial Eligibility List

All zone results are in and those guaranteed to participate in the 2019 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 Women’s Zone Playoffs had a great response with a total of 65 participants. A total of 64 women are accepted into the provincial championship. This includes the 4 players that are eligible to accept their invitation directly to the provincials.

  • Alex Foulds (Top 4 on the April 30, 2018 Ranking List)
  • Crystal Chiasson (Top 4 on the April 30, 2018 Ranking List)
  • Nicki Rolls (Top 4 on the April 30, 2018 Ranking List)
  • Michelle Spicer (Top 4 on the April 30, 2018 Ranking List)

We also had a great response in the Men’s Zone Playoffs with a total of 130 participants. A total of 80 men are accepted into the provincial championship. This includes the 3 players that are eligible to accept their invitation directly to the provincials. 

  • Shawn Currie (Top 4 on the April 30, 2018 Ranking List)
  • Jim Edwards (Top 4 on the April 30, 2018 Ranking List)
  • Logan Crooks (Top 4 on the April 30, 2018 Ranking List) - participation unconfirmed 
  • Mike Dwyer (Top 4 on the April 30, 2018 Ranking List) - gave up bye to participate in zones

The lists of eligible participants shows those guaranteed a spot in the 2019 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 64 women or 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 2019 Provincial Championships should be aware of the following key points:

The 2019 National Championships are being held in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. If you make the team, you will be required to be in attendance from Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14. 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 being a casino year, the Team Qualifier / Commitment Fee will be $400.00 per person with the opportunity to earn $200.00 back if you work the upcoming casino (Third Quarter of 2019). 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 2019 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).

Fundraising Gift Card Program - Updated List of Available Gift Cards

An updated list of Gift Cards that are available to be purchased through the Darts Alberta Fundraising Program is now available.

Click here for more information about the Darts Alberta Gift Card Fundraising Program

 

Darts Alberta Launches New Merchandising Program

Darts Alberta is excited to announce a new partnership with i.d. apparel to offer our members excellent quality DA-logoed products at well below retail price. Our first Fall 2018 Flyer offers an insulated winter jacket (in men’s and women’s sizing) for less than half the regular retail price, a stylish hoodie in a variety of colors and two different types of duffle bags. 

  • The pricing include the garment and embroidered logo on the left chest
  • The duffle bags include a screen-printed logo
  • All taxes included
  • You can personalize your garment or bag for $5.00 per name

The best thing about this new fundraising program—no gaming or raffle restrictions. Depending on the success of the program, proceeds could be used for adult provincial travel subsidies, increasing payouts, and more!

Quantities and sizes are limited, so order yours today! 

See full brochure and order form for more details

Darts Alberta Launches New Dart Scholarship Program

Darts Alberta is excited to announce our new Youth Dart Scholarship Program. The dart shoot will be held on the Friday night prior to the Youth Provincials each year. The 2019 inaugural event will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 at the Edmonton Inn (formerly Ramada). 

Darts Alberta has committed to guaranteeing a minimum of $1,400 in scholarship awards. That works out to about $1.00 from every $3.00 Darts Alberta Member League membership fee. If additional sponsors and donations are received specifically donated to this program, the awards would increase accordingly. Further details are included on the event poster. 

The award funds will be paid, into a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), in the name of the award winner. This will provide the potential for the award winner to earn 20% more through a Canada Education Savings Grant (CESG), as well as accrued interest. 

If you know someone that’s interested in sponsoring or donating to this worthy program, please pass along the Darts Alberta Youth Dart Scholarship Program package or refer them to administrator@dartsalberta.com
 

Jasper Place Youth Dart Club

Evolution South Calgary Youth Darts

Edmonton Youth Darts

Calgary Youth Dart League

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