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RIDERS ! Maximum Exposure SDA rankings Last updated
September 2, 2014

1.Karsten Larsen

1. Judy Cleaveley


Calling all players

2014-15 Season to start September 6 with AGM shoot in Davidson

The SDA invites all Saskatchewan darts players to take part in the Annual General Meeting and tournament at Davidson. It's coming up fast - Saturday September 6, starting at 10 a.m. at the Memorial Hall.

We will hear the latest updates from the Executive at the meeting headed by SDA President Pat Copeman. The AGM is also where members can have a say and cast their vote on the important issues facing our sport in this province.

Zone representatives from all parts of Saskatchewan will be in attendance. They can help you or your league get more involved in our province's top level of competition.

And yes, there will be darts! The long-standing AGM tournament is always hotly contested. Men's and women's singles and doubles events will take place. Guests and youth players are also welcome to join in the meeting and the darts. You have to be registered by 9:45 a.m. if you want to play.

More information is available on this printable poster.

Riders football pool off to good start

The 2014 SDA Riders football pool is up and running again. Tickets are on sale now, available from your zone rep. $20 buys you a draw in every game of the Riders season, and winners will be paid back to the start of the season.

Prizes range from $50 for a matched quarter score to $500 for the final score of the Grey Cup, and many more in between. We already have some winners to announce - results and winners are posted on this page. There's also a link at the top of this home page.

Good luck to all who enter and Go Riders!

 

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Nationals roundup

The 2014 NDFC Adult National Championships took place in Halifax. With a report from Nationals, here's SDA President Pat Copeman:

"The Nationals started on Tuesday June 10 with the Men's and Ladies' Doubles events. Unfortunately we had only one Doubles team advance to the knockout round - Cathy Kerrigan and Bonnie Lapierre achieved a joint 5th finish in this event.

"On Wednesday the Men's and Ladies' Singles events took place. Again it was our women who advanced to the knockout round. Cathy Kerrigan and Joan Hodgen finished joint 17th and Bonnie Lapierre finished in the joint 9th position.

Team Saskatchewan are pictured in the official team photo taken June 10:

Back row (L-R): Cathy Kerrigan, Danny Mckenzie, Jim Dennis, John Brann, Karsten Larsen, Ken Friesen, Alex Parnitsky, Eric Matheson, Curt Gamble, Dorothy Zimmer (alt). Front row (L-R): Pat Copeman (SDA President), Judy Cleaveley, Aspen Cleaveley, Bonnie Lapierre, Stacey Saccucci, Carol Shepherd, Joan Hodgen, Sherry Hingtgen.

"On Thursday the Mixed Doubles event was played. Cathy Kerrigan and Danny McKenzie were eliminated in a playoff.

"Friday was the Nodor Cup event. Our Ladies' team (pictured) got joint 3rd in this event.

"While the team remained in 8th spot in the Canada Cup standings we did increase our point count by 17 points. I look forward to a further increase in total points for next year." - Pat Copeman

Thanks Pat and well done to all our competitors!
 

In other results, Cathy Kerrigan partnered up with Mandy Fleck of B.C. to win the ladies' doubles at the Canadian Open. Nice job! That's Mandy and Cathy on the right.

In the pre-tournament East Coast Open, Jim Dennis reached the final, finishing second to Dave Cameron of Nova Scotia. They're pictured left. Carol Shepherd came joint ninth in the ladies' event.
 

Full results from Nationals are posted here by the NDFC.

Saskatchewan youth Ashtin Bear wins National championship

Ashtin Bear of Prince Albert won the NDFC National Senior Boys' championship in Halifax May 17, defeating Dawson Murschell of Alberta in the final 3-1. Ashtin, pictured right, took out a 72 finish to win the gold. After his victory he said "I can't believe I won," later saying that it is "a dream come true." What better way to end his final year as a youth player! Congratulations Ashtin!

Dakota Roberts, also from Prince Albert, came second in senior girls, losing to Raina Burke of Newfoundland in the final 3-2. The match went down to the final double.

A day earlier, Dakota and her partner Randi Friess finished second in senior girls' doubles, then on Day 3, Ashtin and Dakota teamed up to finish second in mixed doubles, bringing Dakota her third silver and the team's total medal count to a gold, three silvers and a bronze.

Youth team start strong in Halifax

In doubles play on May 16, the first day of national competition, Saskatchewan girls got off to a flyer!

Randi Friess (Nipawin, far left) and Dakota Roberts (Prince Albert, near left) made the final in Senior Girls and won the silver medal. The stage match was very close, with Dakota wiring a double she needed to win the fifth and final game against Newfoundland and Labrador. Congratulations on a great result!

Junior Girls Savanah Solomon and Rianna December got to the semis and finish with a bronze medal for joint third.

The juniors are pictured right. Savanah (Regina, L) says she and Rianna (Saskatoon, R) "played pretty good together." She had to help rookie Rianna with what to shoot for sometimes but it seems to have worked out! Savanah says "we would encourage each other a lot."

Savanah enjoyed her first time at Nationals. "It's really fun. You get to meet a lot of different people from different places and become friends with them. It's a great experience."

Rianna was also a first-time competitor at Nationals. She says "Oh yeah, I would do this again!"

SDA Provincial Youth Director Trish Gray says "the senior girls played an awesome stage set. I am super proud," and that for the juniors, third place is a "sweet" result in their first year. Trish says the boys' teams missed out (May 16), but not for a lack of good darts.

In other notable results, Saul Arndt of Regina finished second in the pre-tournament Bursary shoot and second again in the World Masters qualifier. Our overall finish in the Canada Cup was fifth. Full results will be posted by the NDFC.WH

Official team picture, NDFC Youth Nationals, Halifax, NS, May 16 2014: Back row: Laurie Unger (coach), Hunch Gray (chaperon), Saul Arndt, Austin Morrison, Ashtin Bear, Josh Grenier, Shawn Solomon (chaperon). Front row: Rianna December, Savanah Solomon, Dakota Roberts, Randi Friess, Trish Gray (SDA youth director).

Danny makes a comeback, Cathy tops women

Danny Mckenzie of Stanley Mission has regained the title of men's provincial champion, having won it six times before, most recently in 2008. Danny is pictured left. Women's champ at her first attempt is Cathy Kerrigan of Saskatoon (right). Congratulations to both of them!

After three long days of competition April 11-13, Team Sask 2014 was decided for the NDFC Nationals in Nova Scotia.

 

1 Danny Mckenzie Stanley Mission 1 Cathy Kerrigan Saskatoon
2 Jim Dennis Regina 2 Bonnie Lapierre Regina
3 Karsten Larsen Saskatoon 3 Joan Hodgen Midale
4 Ken Friesen Saskatoon 4 Stacey Saccucci Saskatoon
5 John Brann Regina  5 Judy Cleaveley Hudson Bay
6 Eric Matheson Saskatoon 6 Sherry Hingtgen Regina
7 Curt Gamble Moose Jaw 7 Carol Shepherd Moose Jaw
8 Alex Parnitsky Saskatoon 8 Aspen Cleaveley Saskatoon
Alt James Walter Hudson Bay Alt Dorothy Zimmer Regina

Four other newcomers in the team are Stacey, Eric, Aspen and Alex. See the full results for Men Women.

Hot zone

This year's Zone Cup is awarded to Moose Jaw, who recorded a 56.8% win rate. Regina were second with 52.7%, followed by North Battleford (52.2%), Stanley Mission (50.2%), Saskatoon (46.6%), West Central (45.1%) and Nipawin (43.4%).

Election of board members

The executive has two new members and two returning. New Financial Director Bev Roth and First Vice-president Wayne Hudson were elected, Member-at-Large Shauna Grassing was re-elected to her position, and Trish Gray retains the post of Youth Director by acclamation. Let's wish them all the best for their two-year terms.

A sport for the ages

A reminder that darts is truly a universal sport - contestants in our adult provincials ranged from 19 to 83 years of age.

(L-R) Cliff Culbert (Hodgeville), Finn Petersen (Saskatoon), Moff Kay (Kindersley) and Earl Stirling-Brown (Nipawin) competed in the three-day event. Looking good fellas! The combined score in years of these gentlemen is an amazing 295. For the record our senior shooter is Finn. WH
Photos courtesy Cathy Kerrigan, Facebook.

Hammer nails Event, Jeff repeats in men's

Bonnie "The Hammer" Lapierre pounded home some telling darts to take the women's singles and a nice $500 prize at the Main Event held April 5-7 at Saskatoon. Reginan Bonnie (near left) defeated NDFC star Cindy Hayhurst of Alberta (far left) in the final and regains the title she last won in 2012.

Over in the men's singles Jeff Howard of Alberta took first place from a field of 59 men and earns a cool $1,000. He's on the right of the picture with runner up Dave Cameron.

Here's a report from Saskatoon organizer Elaine Walker:

"This yearís Main Event was a great success. I want to thank the sponsors, the set-up crew and all the volunteers that helped make it another successful tournament.

"I would like to congratulate Jeff Howard for his win in the Menís singles. Jeff repeated his win from last year, a pretty tough thing to do as the calibre of men at the tournament was second to none. He beat Dave Cameron in the ninth and final game. I must say that Dave is a true ambassador to the sport of darts. I would also like to congratulate our own SK men who held their own. We had 18 men in the top 32. Way to go guys. Karsten Larsen and Wayne Hudson of Saskatoon finished the highest at joint 5th.

"As for the ladies our own Bonnie Lapierre took the ladies' crown defeating Cindy Hayhurst in four straight. Way to go Bonnie, we are so proud of you. We had 9 SK Ladies in the top 16. Great job to all. Till next year..."

- Elaine Walker


Men's doubles champs Dave and Troy

Main Event 2014 Saskatoon


Ladies Doubles winners Ivy and Cathy

Thanks Elaine and yes, what a great tournament it was.

Over $9,500 was paid out in prizes, easily making this Saskatchewan's biggest darts event.


   Cindy and Terry won Mixed       Trish and Dave won the Blind Draw

In other results, ladies doubles goes to Cathy Kerrigan of Saskatoon and Ivy Weishlow of Alberta; men's doubles winners are Dave Cameron of Nova Scotia and Troy Hanlon (NL);  Cindy Hayhurst partnered with Terry Hayhurst to take mixed doubles, repeating last year's result; and the blind draw event winners were Trish Gray of Rosetown and Dave Cameron. Photos courtesy Elaine Walker, Cathy Kerrigan.

See the full results.WH

Moose Shoot winners
 
Scott Lemoine Men's singles Rita Larsen and Cathy Kerrigan Women's doubles Jesee Gamble and Curt Gamble
Men's doubles
Joan Hodgen Women's singles

Moose Jaw's annual shoot took place May 10. Men's singles goes to Scott Lemoine of North Battleford zone, beating Saskatoon's Alex Parnitsky in the final. Women's champ is Joan Hodgen of Midale with the win over Cathy Kerrigan of Saskatoon.

In the doubles events, local men Jesee Gamble and Curt Gamble took first prize over Alex Parnitsky and Karsten Larsen, while first-time winner Rita Larsen of Saskatoon and her partner Cathy Kerrigan topped the women's event over Aspen Cleaveley of Saskatoon and Karen Shepherd of Moose Jaw.

We'll have the full results soon. WH Photos by Cathy Kerrigan

Classic doubles for Jason and Judy

Jason Skinner of Battleford and Judy Cleaveley of Hudson Bay both made it two for two at the Northern Classic in Prince Albert February 8-9.

Jason beat Danny McKenzie of Stanley Mission in the singles final, and then partnered up with Damian Riceof Lloydminster to take the doubles over McKenzie and his partner, local star Rod Swenson. Jason says "it was great darts."

Judy won singles over Saskatoon's Barb Schmidt and teamed up with Lowine Binkley of Hudson Bay to take women's doubles.

We'll have more results from Prince Albert soon. Prince Albert organizer Terry Newell posted some photos on the SDA Facebook page. WH

2014 Blizzard

The annual Blizzard dart tournament was held in Regina January 18. We have the following report from SDA President Pat Copeman:

"If there isn't a blizzard on the weekend of the "Blizzard" they will come, and by the end of the day it was evident that the Collinses from Medicine Hat came to play and to win.

Scott Collins bested Moose Jaw's Curt Gamble in the Men's singles final. Joint thirds in this event were John Brann (Regina) and Scott Lemoine (Alberta). Scott and his partner, Rob Kochie, also won the Men's doubles event taking out Moose Jaw Zone's Cliff Culbert and Jesee Gamble. Joint thirds were Jim Dennis and Trevor Gilchrist (Regina) and Deon Grandy and Dawson Murschell (Alberta).

On the ladies' side Regina's Bonnie Lapierre and her partner Sherry Hingtgen won the doubles event over Judy Cleaveley (Hudson Bay) and Joan Hodgen (Midale). Joint thirds were Shauna Collins and Leslie Kochie (Alberta) and Trish Gray (Rosetown) and Dakota Roberts (Prince Albert).

Shauna Collins obviously used the doubles event as a warm-up for singles as she went on to win the Ladies' singles event, besting Regina's Becky Arndt in the final. Joint thirds in Ladies' singles went to Judy Cleaveley and Joan Hodgen.

Thank you to all of you who attended the tournament.

Thanks, as well, to Bryce Van Loosen, manager of the German Club, for the great job he did of putting up the dart boards." - Pat Copeman

See the full results.

 2014 Youth Classic

We have the following report from SDA Youth Director Trish Gray:

And the awards went to: 

  "The  Youth Classic 2014 was held January 11th at the Anavets Club in Saskatoon. 

Twelve youth players from across the province attended and participated in a Blind Doubles draw, and then singles were played for each of the respective categories, Junior and Senior, Boys and Girls. It was a pleasure to see some new faces that took advantage of this tournament for tips and strategies on the game. 

  Once again many thanks to the parents and the numerous volunteers that gave their time to help make this an enjoyable day for the youth players. Your continued support is what will make youth darts a success.    -Trish

  

 
Blind Draw: Ist

 Luc Misener (Nipawin) & Saul Arndt (Regina)

 
  2nd  Ashtin Bear (Prince Albert) & Georgia Bradley (Rosetown)   
  3rd Savanah Solomon (Regina) & Randi Friess (Nipawin)   
         

Singles: Junior Boys:

1st

Saul Arndt (Regina)

 
  2nd Austin Parnitsky (Saskatoon)  
         

Senior Boys:

1st Austin Morrison (Rosetown)  
  2nd Ashtin Bear (Prince Albert)  
   3rd Luc Misener (Nipawin)  
         

 Junior Girls:

1st

 Rianna December (Saskatoon)

 
  2nd

Savanah Solomon (Regina)

 
  3rd

Georgia Bradley (Rosetown)

 
         

Senior Girls:

1st

Dakota Roberts (Prince Albert)

 
  2nd

Clover Arndt (Regina)

 
  3rd  Randi Friess (Nipawin)  

  Heminger winners

Forty-seven men and 16 women played the Al Heminger Memorial tournament in Saskatoon January 4. The SDA's biggest one-day shoot paid out over $3,000 in prizes.

Organizer Elaine Walker and the volunteers from the Saskatoon United Darts Organization did a great job running a smooth tournament. Here are some of the best shots:

Cathy Kerrigan and Joan Hodgen. Joan won the singles final over Cathy: they teamed up to win doubles Men's doubles goes to Scott Lemoine and Karsten Larsen Men's singles finalists Doug Spearey and this year's champ Jaret Gray Sportsmanship award winners Trish Gray and Grant Dye

You can see the full results from the Heminger Memorial here. WH

New leader for Saskatoon Youth darts

Organizer Eva Schellenberg (pictured) recently started youth darts up again in Saskatoon. They get together Saturday mornings at the Army Navy so if you're 19 or under and play at any level, there's somewhere for you to meet others and play. Players aged 7 to 16 are already throwing. You can contact Eva at this E-mail.

Eva says, "let's get our youth more involved because they are the future. Please come out and support Youth Darts!"  We'll be there, Eva! WH


 

Tournament notes

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The return of ...

 Maximum Exposure   "180 !"

 

For a listing of maximums thrown in the 2012-13 season, click here.

 

This is a record of all 180s and 171s scored at SDA-ranked tournaments by our members in the 2013-14 season. Congratulations to the winners and to the first-time maximum scorers! The first of many!
 

Maximums recorded up to and including:   Davidson 2013
Sask Open 2013   Oktobershoot 2013
Lloydminster D.O.T.B. 2013   Regina Blizzard 2014
P.A. Classic 2014   Nipawin Pines Open 2014
N.B. Icicle 2014   Rosetown Spring Shoot 2014
Saskatoon Main Event 2014   Flin Flon Open 2014
M.J. Moose Shoot 2014    

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