Townesville Media Release
The Townsville Darts Association is hosting the Australian Under 25 Championship this week at the Greg Akins Memorial Darts Hall in the Murray Sports Complex.
The tournament started today Monday 11 November and was officially opened by Councillor Pat Ernst on behalf of Mayor Jenny Hill in brief but entertaining opening ceremony which included an introduction of all state teams and dignitaries and Councillor Pat Ernst throwing the first darts of the Tournament.
The tournament will continue through Saturday 16th culminating in a Gala Dinner and Presentation. Teams have travelled from as far as Western Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and the different regions of Queensland to compete. Some of Australia’s best young talent will be on show, Darts Australia Representative Terry Taylor was quoted as saying the Australia Darts Under 25 Championship has been introduced to fill a void between the junior and senior representative ranks and encourage those young and upcoming players who may have moved up from the junior ranks to stay involved in the Sport of Darts.
During the course of the week there will be a number of different events played such as teams, trebles and doubles as well singled events. Current President of the Townsville Darts Association and Zone 6 (Nth QLD) said the event is another milestone for the Townsville Darts Association hosting their first National Championship for the Sport of Darts.
In 2002 Tony David became the first Australian player to win a World Professional Darts Championship.
Tony David became the first Australian to win the Embassy World title with a 6-4 victory over Mervyn King and to this day Tony is our only Men's World Singles Champion [Embassy/Lakeside]
To reach the Final Tony beat England's Martin Adams
[ M Adams (Eng) 4-5 (2-4 on a tie-break) T David (Aus)] in a tie-break in the Semi-Final for a place in the Embassy World Darts final against Mervyn King.
In 1997 Graham Hunt became the first and still the only Australian to win the Men's Singles at Winmau.
Graham played Ronnie Baxter in the Final and won the event 3-2 finishing the match with a 33 per dart average.
Darts Australia Grand Prix Points Structure
Following a review of the points structure for the Darts Australia Grand Prix events, the Points structure will be amended as per the table below:
1st Place: 20pts
2nd Place: 18pts
3-4th Place: 16pts
5-8th Place: 14pts
9-16th Place: 12pts
17-32 Place: 6pts
The D.A. Grand Prix commences on September 8th with the New South Wales Master at Mount Pritchard and will include 10 Tournaments in the upcoming Grand Prix season that concludes with the World Ranked Pacific Masters in South Australia in July 2014.
THE ALICE SPRINGS OPEN has moved venue to the GAP VIEW HOTEL
Please be advised that the Sunshine Coast Classic will now be held on the
23rd and 24th November 2013 - Flyer
Please be advised that the following event CDA wishes to move on the NTDC Calender. Golf Club Challenge from Sunday 4th August to Saturday 11th August 2013.
Please be advised that Darwin District Darts Association have had to change the date for the MARGARET RHODES MEMORIAL SINGLES EVENT to be held on 5th May has been put back to 19th May at Tracey Village.
Central Coast Australian Classic [ June 29 - 30]
Australian Grand Masters [July 6 - 7]
Pacific Masters [July - 27]
NSW Masters [Sept 7 - 8]
Australian Geelong Masters [Oct 19 - 20]
Australian Sunshine State Classic [Nov 30 - Dec 01]
Darts Australia is committed to the principles of Pure Performance in sport (Anti-Doping), Darts Australia condemns doping in sport at all levels.
Anti-doping programs seek to preserve what is intrinsically valuable about sport. The essence of sport at all levels in Australia upholds the principles of fairness, respect, responsibility and safety.
Darts Australia seeks to protect athlete's rights to participate and compete in a doping free sport and promote health, fairness and equality for athletes worldwide.
Darts Australia also seeks to ensure harmonised, coordinated and effective anti-doping programs at all levels in regard to detection, deterrence and prevention of doping within sport.
Darts Australia's Anti-Doping policy (2009) is currently under review and new
Anti-Doping Section has been added to the Darts Australia website to provide information to all stakeholders.
Please be aware that ASDMAC (Australian Sports Medical Advisory Committee) is the only body that can grant approval to athletes who are ligitamitely utilising a prohibitive substance for therapeutic purposes.
Athletes should also be aware that Therapeutic Use Exemption forms (TUE'S) must be submitted no less than 30 days prior to the commencement of a tournament or immediately before taking a prohibited substance.
Athletes should also be aware that is their sole responsibility to ensure that applications are submitted directly to ASDMAC.
Grand Prix Winners Lakeside Bound
Darts Australia is delighted to formally announce that following a review of the BDO Invitational Tables, a regional table has been created for the Darts Australia Grand Prix events. The winner of the Men’s Grand Prix Table will receive automatic entry into the Lakeside World Professional Championship as of 2014.
The Ladies entries for the Lakeside World Professional have also been increased to 16 finalists providing increased opportunities for our Ladies to grace the World Stage.
Darts Australia President Kelvin James commented “Following many formal and informal consultations between the BDO and Darts Australia, we are delighted to be able to announce that the BDO have recognised the depth of quality of Australian dart players. Our players have a fine record at the Lakeside and Winmau World Masters and have contributed greatly to the history of the World Championship, Players such as Russel Stewart, Terry O’Dea, Wayne Weening, Steve Duke and of course Australia’s only Lakeside World Professional Champion Tony David in 2002, this is just reward and recognises the quality of players within the Darts Australia, BDO and WDF system”.
The increase of female players also provides a great opportunity for our female players to follow in the footsteps of Carol Forwood who is the only Australian female player to have graced the famous Lakeside stage.
1. The BDO Invitational Tables System (System) regulates qualification to play in the BDO World Profess ional Darts Championships and the BDO World Masters (the BDO Events) by identifying the events at which players can earn qualification points for the BDO Events (Qualifying Events) and by setting certain standardised eligibility and other criteria for those events.
2. This version of the System will come into effect as from 13th December 2012 (the Effective Date) and may be amended by the BDO Board of Directors from time to time, with such amendments coming into force on the date specified by the BDO.
For more information on the books or for many other programmes and results
from events from the 1970’s to the current day visit go and visit Colin Saunders
In conjunction with the team at Dartswarehouse we wish to bring you the following great offers and for future offers check them out at Dartswarehouse.com
2013 has been busy time for us over here at Puma Darts in Katikati, NZ. The latest Puma Darts collection was released in February . There is also plenty happening across all steel and soft tip dart markets for us. Puma Darts are excited to be working with new dart finishing technology and accessory innovations and look forward to bringing these to you, we welcome your valuable feedback along the way!
2013 also marks a special milestone for Puma Darts, it is the 20th Anniversary of the popular and renown 'Bandit' dartboard technology. As you know over the years this
technology has evolved and is arguably after 20 years the world's finest bristle dartboard technology, further enhanced in recent years with the development of the popular 'Bandit Pro Trainer' and the elite lighter and quieter version in the 'Bandit Plus'. Puma Darts is proud to be the official sponsor of darts in Australia and having the Bandit dartboard as the official competition board for all Australian sanctioned
As part of our grass roots support of youth darts throughout the world including Australia, Canada, NZ and Hong Kong to date, Puma Darts have formed Puma Darts Young Guns Australia which feature a selection of the countries top youth darters including Tyson Hoefel, Jackson Wilson-Young, Jamie Rundle, Robbie King, Guy Holland, Tori Kewish, Brittany Fordham and Sarah Langley. We wish these youth players
all the best at the upcoming events on the Darts Australia calendar.
We also wish you all the best for your upcoming events including the Australian Darts Championships in Canberra on July 28-Aug 3 so all the best for your preparation for this special event and its a great time to be fine tuning your dart set-up in advance and allowing Puma Darts and our vast selection of dart equipment to help you with this where possible.
Best regards from the team at Puma Darts!
Darts Australia letter
We thought it was timely that we introduce ourselves- if you haven’t been to visit us before and what we could offer you and your members - www.dartswarehouse.com
Dartswarehouse – is a darts shop online that has been slowing building since 2003 not only in size but reputation. We specialise in selling the full ranges of Puma Darts and Shot! darts brands but also stock the L-style range of product as well.
Behind the Bull
On an on-going basis, Darts Australia, the governing body for the sport of darts in Australia, will provide the Broader community with an in-depth look at the real issues facing the sport from a national perspective.
With a wide variety of issues to choose from, this edition of Behind the Bull places the microscope on membership and participation in the sport of darts
... read more