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Pro Am Deadline Fast Approaching

TO ALL ELITE ATHLETES AND LEAGUE GRASSROOTS AWARD WINNERS:


The deadline for the 2014 Pro Am is August 1, 2014. There are spots remaining for both the Grassroots Award Winners and the Elite Athletes. Grassroots Award Winners should send their registration and fee as per the instructions found in the package presented to you at your league banquet. Elite Players...please print the poster/registration form and mail your registration and fee. To determine your eligibility as an elite athlete, please review the Elite List.

If you are not an award winner and not on the Elite List, but are interested in competing in the Pro Am, please contact Laura Nett (2ndvicepresident@dartsalberta.com) to get placed on the waiting list should there be spots still available after the August 1 deadline.

 

DA Welcomes new members to the Board

Darts Alberta is pleased to welcome our newest members to the Board of Directors:

  • Laura Nett is your new Second Vice President
  • Tim Prokop is your new Youth Director

Brenda Dietrich has now moved into the position of First Vice President. Laura, Tim and Brenda have been working with their predecessors over the last 3 months in preparation of their new responsibilities. Welcome aboard!

On behalf of the Board of Directors and all members of Darts Alberta, thanks goes out to Tammy Murschell who has spent the last two years as our Youth Director and a special thanks to Anne Marie Coroluick who has served on the Board of Directors since 2003, originally as Treasurer and most recently as First Vice President.
 

Click All Board Members to see the full list of your Board of Directors.

Being a Successful Dart Player Despite Physical Adversities

Alberta's own Wayne Chapman of Calgary was interviewed by CTV news as well as recently by Ripley's Believe It or Not. For those of you that may not have had the chance to compete against Wayne--he has no fingers. Wayne's quite fond of his nickname "Knubbs" and not only loves the dart competition, he does quite well for himself. Wayne is currently ranked 25th on the Darts Alberta ranking list.

Congratulations Wayne and keep up the great darts!

Click here for the full CTV news story.

Alberta's Shaun Narain - Runner Up in World Soft Tip Stage 2

Despite all of his travels over the past several weeks (Manchester to Hamburg to Halifax and back to France), Shaun Narain continues to make a name for himself on the world stage. Only this time, during the World Soft Tip championships. Shaun was runner up against Haruki Muramatsu from Japan after defeating Paul Lim and Ray Carver of the US. See article for more details.

Congratulations Shaun!

2014 Team Alberta Results from Elks Nationals

As the team converged on Prince Albert, Saskatchewan to participation in the Elks and Royal Purple National Championship from May 28 to 31, 2014, expectations were high. The team, consisting of members from all over Alberta, were hopeful to carry home some silverware while representing Alberta over the upcoming events.

Day 1 saw Team Alberta take the Gold Medal (1st place) in the mixed quads consisting of Sam Dufty, Sandra Milne, Jeff Essex and Doreen MacIntosh, defeating Team BC in a great exciting match. Later that day, Sam Dufty and Sandra Milne earned a Bronze Medal (Joint 3rd) in the Mixed Doubles event.

On Day 2, Team Alberta saw some tough competition from all in both the Men’s Doubles and Women’s Singles earning Joint 5th positions in both events. The difference being some “double troubles” early on in the matches.

Day 3 saw Sandra Milne and Doreen MacIntosh capture the Silver Medal (2nd) in an exciting final against BC in the Women’s Doubles. In the men’s singles, Team Alberta came away with some Joint 5th placements.

One the final day, Alvin Wilhelm, Roy Andreason, William Kozie, and Jim Fredrickson competed in the Men’s Quads and came away with a Bronze Medal for their joint 3rd position.

As always, the competition was of high quality as was the effort from all of Team Alberta. In addition to thanks going out to the host Elk Lodge of Prince Albert #58 for the great hospitality, great food and friendships that are sure to last, the Elks and Royal Purple Team Alberta members would also like to thank Darts Alberta for their continued support of its members participating this year.

Article submitted by: Chris Hatton

Volunteer Chalkers Needed for Canada 55 Plus Games

This article was originally posted on the Darts Alberta website in February and it has recently come to our attention that additional chalkers would be greatly appreciated.

 

Alberta is the proud host of the 2014 Canada 55 plus Games being hosted in Sherwood Park from August 27 to 30. Darts Alberta has prided itself in offering our assistance to Alberta Sport, the Alberta 55 plus Association and local 55 plus organizers whenever possible.

The organizer of this national darts event (Dick Elliott) has reached out to Darts Alberta to solicit volunteer chalkers for the dart events being held at the Broadmoor Golf Course on August 28th, 29th and 30th. As a member of the Sherwood Park Pub Dart League, Dick understands the need for quality chalkers for major events such as this and naturally came to Darts Alberta and its members.

Whether you are available for only a few hours, a day or for the entire 3 days, the Canada 55 plus Games could use your help.

To offer yourself up as a volunteer or to get more information, contact Dick Elliott at dick.elliott@strathcona.ca or phone 780-410-6571.

Alberta athletes put the TEAM in Team Alberta!

It was an awesome week for Team Alberta at the 2014 Adult National Championships recently held in Halifax, Nova Scotia last week. Team Alberta brings home the GOLD Medal in the Canada Cup (total aggregate points earned from each match win in all Singles and Doubles events).

There is a big difference between a Team of Champions and a Championship Team. A Championship Team works together as a unit and depends on the help and support of all members to not only achieve their individual goals but always keeping an eye on the Team Goals.

The 2014 Team Alberta was truly a Championship Team. On behalf of the Coaching Team (Sandi, Brenda, Julie), all of the Darts Alberta Board of Directors and all dart players in Alberta, THANK YOU for making us all proud!

The following are the results from each of the events:

WOMEN’S DOUBLES

  • Angelina Palumbi & Jennifer Ravenshorst – Bronze Medal (Joint 3rd)
  • Linda Ledingham & Crystal Brazil – Joint 9th

MEN’S DOUBLES

  • Shane Harvey & Ken MacNeil – Silver Medal (2nd)
  • Shaun Narain & Dion LaViolette – Bronze Medal (Joint 3rd)
  • Jim Edwards & Keith Giles – Joint 9th 

WOMEN’S SINGLES

  • Crystal Brazil – Joint 9th
  • Ivy Wieshlow – Joint 17th
  • Nicki Rolls – Joint 17th
  • Angelina Palumbi – Joint 17th

MEN’S SINGLES

  • Ken MacNeil – Silver Medal (2nd)
  • Shane Harvey – 7th
  • Shaun Narain – Joint 9th
  • Dion LaViolette – Joint 17th
  • Jim Edwards – Joint 17th
  • Mike Dwyer – Joint 17th

MIXED DOUBLES

  • Shaun Narain & Ivy Wieshlow – GOLD Medal (1st)
  • Dion LaViolette & Nicki Rolls – Joint 5th
  • Ken MacNeil & Crystal Brazil – Joint 9th
  • Shane Harvey & Linda Ledingham – Joint 17th
  • Keith Giles & Jennifer Ravenshorst – Joint 17th
  • Jacques Lessard & Ann Marie Farmer – Joint 17th
  • Mike Dwyer & Barb Lowe-Young – Joint 17th

NODOR CUP

  • Men’s Team Alberta – Silver Medal (2nd)

Click on Full Results for more details.

What's happening with Team Alberta

Wondering what's happening Team Alberta in Halifax this week? Check out the new DARTS ALBERTA group. If you aren't a member, ask to be added.

Darts Alberta Launches New Facebook Group

Darts Alberta is pleased to announce the launching of the new DARTS ALBERTA Facebook group.

This group is exclusive to Albertans and will include:

  • Keeping everyone up to date on what's happening at the nationals
  • Reminders about upcoming tournaments and events
  • The opportunity for players to ask questions and share their dart experiences

Group members are being added by the Admin (Sandi & Darryll). If you haven't been added and would like to be, search DARTS ALBERTA on Facebook and submit your request.

If you have been added to the group and you don't want to be included, click on "Leave Group" directly above the Darts Alberta logo on the group page.

2014 Pro Am Registration Now Open for Elite Athletes

TO ALL ELITE PLAYERS:


Elite Registrations for the 2014 Pro Am are now available. See Poster for more details. Only registrations for those on the Elite List will be accepted at this time.

Please print and mail in your registration as per the instructions on the registration poster.

Youth Nationals Team Alberta Recap

Day 1 - Doubles

  • Junior Female Doubles Bronze Medal - Tori Doughty & Courtney Kane
  • Senior Male Doubles Champions - Dawson Murschell & Ericson Dalangin

Day 2 - Singles

  • Senior Male Singles Bronze Medal - Ericson Dalangin
  • Senior Male Singles Silver Medal - Dawson Murschell

Day 3 - Mixed

  • Junior Mixed Doubles Joint 3rd - Nate Sheppard & Courtney Kane
  • Senior Mixed Doubles Joint 5th - Ericson Dalangin & Jessa Laplante
  • Senior Mixed Doubles Champions - Logan Crooks & Jessica Weatherly

Canada Cup Team Aggregate Points - Bronze Medal

2014 Silver Cup Challenge

Photos from the 2014 Youth Silver Cup Challenge

 

SINGLES CHAMPIONS


L-R: Kayla Thompson (NB), Roan Hebert, Dawson Murschell, Courtney Kane

WDF SINGLES CHAMPIONS


L-R: Kayla Thompson (NB, Logan Crooks

JUNIOR GIRLS


L-R: Tori Doughty, Jessica Furoy, Courtney Kane
 

SENIOR GIRLS


L-R: Jessa Laplante, Jenna Kane, Clover Arndt (SK), Kayla Thompson (NB)

TYKES DIVISION


Front L-R: Dean Neuberger, Nathan Collins
Back L-R: Jada Doughty, Jacob Collins, Sam Sheppard

THE ORGANIZERS


L-R: Peggy Smith, Bill Hatter, Heather Barron

 

See Full Results for all of the winners

Looking for Ranked Tournament Feedback - Rodeo City Open

Did you attend the 2014 Rodeo City Open? If you did, we want your feedback.

To help improve ranked tournaments throughout Alberta and make them more consistent, your feedback will help Darts Alberta work with local organizers.

It will take you less than 5 minutes to complete. Please click on the following link (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VVQP7WS).

Congratulations to the Elite and Intermediate Award Winners

Congratulations to Sandy Smith (Calgary) and Jose Dela Cruz (Edmonton) on being drawn for the Intermediate Development Award and earning $250.00 each toward attending a DA Ranked Tournament outside of their home area.

Congratulations also goes out to the following members that earned a trip to the 2015 WDF-ranked Greater Vancouver Open for being in the top 2 on the Darts Alberta Official Ranking Lists:

  • Jeff Howard
  • Dion LaViolette
  • Ivy Wieshlow
  • Crystal Brazil

A big thank you is extended to all participants for their continued support of Darts Alberta Ranked Tournaments, showing Alberta's commitment to the Competitive Spirit! For more information on upcoming ranked tournaments, refer to the Tournament Calendar.

See the Ranking webpage for full lists.

Youth Nationals Singles - Day 2 Update

Day 2 was a bit more challenging for Team Alberta. The competition was extremely tough with none of the Junior or Senior Females nor the Junior Males advancing from their sections.

In the Senior Male Singles, a first time member of the team - Ericson Dalangin made the semi-finals, earning a bronze medal for his joint 3rd finish.

Dawson Murschell advanced to the finals against Ashtin Bear of Saskatchewan. Both young men shot phenomenal darts. But Dawson experienced a bit of double-trouble and earned the silver medal for his runner-up finish.

Good luck to everyone playing in the America's Cup qualifier this evening!

Day 1 proves Youth Team Alberta are Definite Contenders

Youth Team Alberta started Day 1 off with a bang.

The Senior Male Doubles Championship was won by Dawson Murschell and Ericson Dalangin. Way to go guys!

Tori Doughty and Courtney Kane earned a Bronze medal in the Junior Female Doubles.

Unfortunately, it was tough go for the two other Doubles teams with neither advancing from their sections.

Tomorrow's events include all 4 singles categories and the America's Cup qualifier. Go Alberta Go!

 

Team Alberta starts off strong at the Youth Nationals

The bursary shoot was a success for Alberta last night. Three of the top 4 senior males were Alberta. Logan Crooks got Joint 3rd, Ericson Dalangin got 2nd and Dawson Murschell finished 1st.

Nate Sheppard was in the top 4 in junior males and Roan Hebert lost in the top 8.

Jessica Weatherly finished 2nd in the senior females.

The junior females played hard but with only 2 in each section making it through it was a tough room. Tori Doughty made the playoff and showed she's a contender this weekend. Courtney Kane and Jessa LaPlante played hard and they too are ready for the weekend!!

The events today (Friday, May 16, 2014) are the Junior and Senior Male and Female Doubles events. Stay tuned!

Let Nationals begin!

We Want Your Feedback

Did you attend the 2014 Medicine Hat Open? If you did, we want to hear your feedback.

In order to help improve ranked tournaments throughout Alberta and make them more consistent, your feedback will help Darts Alberta work with local organizers.

It will take you less than 5 minutes to complete. Please click on the following link (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/925923R).

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