Karsten, Judy make a run at the Border
Karsten Larsen of Saskatoon took first place at the Darts On The Border tournament in Lloydminster October 3. He defeated Eric Matheson of Saskatoon in the final. They're pictured left.
Women's champ is Judy Cleaveley of Hudson Bay, who cements her position on top of the women's rankings. She defeated Rita Larsen of Saskatoon in the final. The finalists then joined forces to win the women's doubles. That's Rita and Judy on the right.
Men's doubles winners are Matheson and his partner Harold King of Saskatoon.
We'll have full results from Lloydminster soon.
Eric, Dakota make a ruling at the AGM
The Saskatchewan Darts Association's 2015 Annual General Meeting and darts tournament took place at Davidson Saturday September 12.
Eric Matheson of Saskatoon repeated his 2014 win in men's singles, defeating Perry Burton of Flin Flon in the final.
Prince Albert-based youth star Dakota Roberts, pictured left, took the win in the women's singles over Aspen Hall of Mortlach.
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Men's doubles winners are Ashtin Bear of Prince Albert and Steve Kristjansson of Saskatoon, pictured above right, who beat Regina pair Shawn Solomon and Klyne Obey in the final.
Women's doubles champs are Shauna Grassing of Nipawin and Lori Mackay of Lloydminster, pictured right.
AGM passes smoothly
SDA President Pat Copeman chaired the 2015 AGM, where executives presented their reports to the 34 assembled members. The Association is financially sound; no issue of any major concern was brought up. Most pressing is the need to increase our membership numbers and get more players to come out to tournaments.
Two new executive members sat on the board: 2nd-vice-president Brian Humphreys (Flin Flon) and secretary Judy Cleaveley (Hudson Bay). Pat Copeman announced that Shawn Solomon has been named as interim youth director, taking over the position vacated by Trish Gray, who has stepped down for personal reasons.
Pat thanked all the volunteers for helping to set up the boards on Friday evening. We thank you, Pat, for providing the lunch and taking care of the bar.
Larsen hosts fun darts
In between events, Team Sask player Karsten Larsen introduced a fun-darts game, "The Weakest Link". It was an enjoyable interlude and it turns out that Ashtin Bear is the strongest link.
Team Saskatchewan Represent!
Team Saskatchewan attended the NDFC Adult National Championships, which started June 16 in St. Catherine's, Ontario. After the opening ceremony, the darts began with men's and women's doubles. Saskatchewan pairs Danny Mckenzie/Ashtin Bear and Bonnie Lapierre/Aspen Cleaveley advanced to the first knockout round.
On Wednesday the 17th, the singles events were played. Saskatchewan women's champ Bonnie Lapierre advanced to the second round, repeating her joint-ninth finish from 2014. Canadian National champions for 2015 are Dave Cameron (NS) and Maria Mason (ON), both of whom repeated their 2014 wins.
Thursday featured the mixed doubles event. Ashtin/Aspen came closest to a knockout berth, losing a playoff.
At the awards banquet Thursday evening, it was announced that Saskatchewan finished ninth in the overall Canada Cup standings. This year's winners are Ontario, who have now won it 21 out of 30 times.
Team Saskatchewan 2015 are shown in the official team picture. Back row, L-R: Eric Matheson, Danny Mckenzie, Darrell Nash, Karsten Larsen, James Walter, Jim Dennis, Ashtin Bear, Ernie Charles. Front row, L-R: Aspen Cleaveley, Stacey Stephanson, Bonnie Lapierre, Joan Hodgen, Lowine Binkley, Judy Cleaveley, Carol Shepherd, Wendy Hrechka, Pat Copeman (SDA President).
Saskatchewan finally had something to get excited about on the last day of Nationals. In Friday's Nodor Cup team event, the Saskatchewan women came third, repeating the 2014 team's achievement. In the World Cup Alternative competition, Danny Mckenzie narrowly missed out on a trip overseas, losing to Paul Bolduc in the men's final. Congratulations on a great run, Danny! Bonnie Lapierre was joint fifth in the women's event.
The Canadian Open was played on the closing Saturday. Full official results of all events will be posted at the NDFC web site.
Riders football tickets now on sale
Riders football tickets now on sale
The 2015 CFL season is under way and SDA football pool tickets are up for grabs.
A full season of entries into draws for every game is now available for $20. Get a ticket from your zone rep!
Results of Riders games and a list of the winners so far can be seen here. There's also a link at the top of this page.
Youth pairs make podium at Nationals
May 15: On the first day of competition at NDFC Youth Nationals in St. Catherine's, Ontario, our doubles teams were in action in four categories. Two of our pairs made the semi-finals.
Senior girls Dakota Roberts and Randi Friess collect a bronze medal; junior boys Saul Arndt and Josh Grenier also receive a bronze medal.
May 16: Play continued with the singles events. Four of our eight players (Austin, Dakota, Saul and Savanah) made it out of their sections then fell in the first round.
May 17: The final day. Team SK lost a first-round playoff in the Nodor Cup team event. Best result was joint fifth for Rianna and Saul in the mixed doubles.
Pictured right, the team take some time out for a visit to Niagara Falls. Looking good! L-R Savanah Solomon, Josh Grenier, Rianna December, Jaymes Swenson, Dakota Roberts, Randi Friess, Austin Morrison, Saul Arndt.The final tally of Canada Cup points was announced at Sunday's awards ceremony. Saskatchewan finished in 5th place overall. Not too shabby!
The team were accompanied to St. Catherine's by acting SDA Youth Director Pat Copeman and coaches Becky Arndt, Ken Cleaveley and Shawn Solomon.
Let's congratulate all the players on a great team effort.
Ashtin and Dakota on target at Moose Shoot
Ashtin Bear and Dakota Roberts of Prince Albert took top spots in the singles events at the 2015 Moose Shoot held in Moose Jaw May 9.
Ashtin added his fourth singles win of the season to his provincial second place and now sits on top of the men's rankings, while youth star Dakota put a second adult win under her belt as she headed to Youth Nationals the following weekend.
Ashtin teamed up with fellow Team Sask player Karsten Larsen to win the men's doubles. Over in the women's team competition it was Team Sask stars Aspen Cleaveley and Judy Cleaveley in first place. You can see full results from Moose Jaw here.
Youth of today
The 2015 Youth Classic tournament was held in Regina May 2.
With a report here's SDA President Pat Copeman:
Ten enthusiastic dart players registered for the day's events, which started with a blind draw doubles. To provide more competition for the youth we added parents and extra spectators as entrants to the event. Each youth player was teamed with an adult except for our senior girls’ team - the senior girls played together.
The result of this event are as follows:
In the afternoon the youth players played singles against the other players in their respective divisions.
The results are as follows:
Pictured below having a good time are the players with their coaches and parents. A good-looking bunch - you know who you are!
This tournament serves as a warm-up for Youth Team Saskatchewan members Dakota, Randi, Rianna, Savanah, Saul and Josh who are off to St. Catherine's for the Nationals May 14-17. More on that story here. Stay with saskdarts.com for all the latest from the NDFC Youth Nationals. Photo by Becky Arndt
Orvis makes it three at Flin Flon Open
Rory Orvis three-peated in men's singles at the Flin Flon Open, defeating Team Sask member Darrell Nash in the final. Orvis, who plays out of Manitoba, has now won this tournament five times since 2008.
Women's champ is Judy Cleaveley of Hudson Bay, who cements her position at the top of the women's rankings with the win over Audrey Campbell.
Six events were played at the tournament April 24-26. You can see the full results here.
Danny repeats, Bonnie regains title at 2015 Provincials
Saskatchewan men's champion Danny Mckenzie of Stanley Mission retained his title at the SDA Provincials in Creighton April 12, while Bonnie Lapierre regained the women's title she last won in 2013.
Congratulations to both of them!
Let's wish all our representatives good luck for the NDFC Nationals in
St. Catherine's in June.
Pictured above are the winners at Creighton. Back row L-R: Shawn Solomon, Ernie Charles, Ashtin Bear, Karsten Larsen, Eric Matheson, Jim Dennis, James Walter, Darrell Nash, Danny Mckenzie; Front row L-R: Gwen Blatz, Wendy Hrechka, Stacey Stephanson, Lowine Binkley, Judy Cleaveley, Joan Hodgen, Carol Shepherd, Aspen Cleaveley, Bonnie Lapierre. Photo by Tanya Benoit
Bonnie 'The Hammer' Lapierre has now won the women's trophy an amazing nineteen times; Danny Mckenzie chalks up his eighth win. They'll be Team Saskatchewan captains for Nationals.
Here's the line-up for Team SK 2015:
Elections were held at Creighton on April 11 for three positions on the SDA Executive. Pat Copeman stays on as President; new executives are Judy Cleaveley, Secretary, and Brian Humphreys, 2nd Vice-president. They will take up their posts in time for the AGM in September and serve two-year terms.
Did you know? The 2016 NDFC Nationals will be held in Richmond, B.C.
Stay tuned for up-to-the-minute news of any announcements or changes to tourney dates.
This is a record of all maximum 180s and 171s recorded by SDA players this season. Congratulations to Eric Matheson and Bonnie Lapierre - they were the top maximum hitters for 2014-15.
Well done also to all who hit a 180 for the first time in competition - the first of many!
Records on this site date back to the 2000-1 season. If you have earlier records and archives in your possession, please contact the SDA
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