The team wishes to thank the SDA and all their supporters for the opportunity to go to St John's for the Nationals and everyone signed a card (right):
You're welcome and thanks for representing!
Congratulations to them all!
New champ, newcomers win at Provincials
Regina, April 14: The 2013 men's winner and new provincial champion is Gerry Rorick of Rosetown; Bonnie Lapierre of Regina takes the women's championship and an amazing eighteenth title. Newcomers on the teams are Rorick, Sherry Hingtgen of Regina and Jaret Gray of Rosetown.
The team looks strong this year, boasting five more former SDA provincial champions among its ranks. They're off to St. John's, NL for the NDFC Nationals in June. Congratulations to all of them!
President Pat Copeman sends us this report from Regina:
SDA Team Saskatchewan qualifiers 2013: (Back row, L-R) Brian Humphreys, Myles Charles, Jason Skinner, Karsten Larsen, Ken Friesen, Jaret Gray, John Brann, Gerry Rorick; (Front row, L-R) Danny McKenzie, Aspen Cleaveley, Lowine Binkley, Tiffany Caron, Carol Shepherd, Sherry Hingtgen, Judy Cleaveley, Joan Hodgen, Georgina Ratt, Bonnie Lapierre. Phonecam photo courtesy Tim Carter.
The Zone Cup goes to Stanley Mission, who achieved a 68.5% win rate. Second was Prince Albert with 62.8%, followed by North Battleford 58.6%, Saskatoon 49.5%, West Central 48.6%, Regina 46.9%.
Elections were held April 13 for three posts on the executive board for the term 2013-2015. Pat Copeman was re-elected SDA President by acclamation, as was the SDA Secretary Frank Zimmer. The new 2nd Vice President will be Brad Papove of Saskatoon, also by acclamation. Congratulations to all of them and we wish them all the best for the new term.
Stars come out to Main Event
Canada's top darts players visited Saskatoon April 5-7 for the Main Event, Saskatchewan's richest tournament and only BDO-ranked shoot, including 2012 National champions Norm Tremblay and Cindy Hayhurst and number-one-ranked Canadian Dave Cameron. Organizer Elaine Walker says they paid out $9,610 in prize money.
Top spots in singles went to Albertan Jeff Howard and Canadian number one Cindy Hayhurst who picked up $1,000 and $500 respectively. Cindy is pictured left; Jeff is pictured with men's finalist Gerald Gillcrist, right.
Men's doubles winners are Albertans Terry Hayhurst and Dion Laviolette, pictured below left (l-r), while the women's top team are Roxanne Vantassel of BC and Angela Hovey of Calgary, pictured below (l-r). Roxanne got second place in singles. Mixed champs Terry Hayhurst and Cindy Hayhurst repeated their 2011 win.
Top Saskatchewan finishers were women's doubles runners-up Georgina Ratt and Cathy Kerrigan; SDA ex-president Elaine Walker teamed up with Rory Orvis to go third in mixed; Saskatchewan provincial champion Bonnie Lapierre and top-ranked SDA player Judy Cleaveley both reached the semi-finals in the women's singles event.
Organizer Elaine Walker sends this report:
"This year's tournament was another success even
though our numbers were down a little. We were not so lucky with the
weather, but many people made the drive, and I thank you all very much
Signs of Spring
Trish Gray reports on the Rosetown tournament held March 23:
"The Spring Shoot 2013 was another splashing success
with the warm up after a tremendous amount of snow. Weather conditions
aside, there was great attendance. In addition to the local
participants, dart players ventured out from Flin Flon, Edmonton,
Lloydminster, North Battleford, Regina, Saskatoon, Hudson Bay, Kyle,
and Prince Albert."
Ladies' doubles finalists are pictured, L-R: Lowine Binkley, ladies' singles winner Judy Cleaveley, Clover Arndt, Dakota Roberts. Judy's singles win puts her on top of the SDA rankings.
"After a fantastic day of darts and good
companionship," says Trish, "a steak supper was served for all those
that chose to stay and partake.
See the full results from Rosetown.
Icicle draws a crowd
Turnout was well up at the Icicle tourney in North Battleford March 2. Over 40 men and 16 women competed for the added prize money sponsored by Best Canadian Motor Inn, FT Second Hand, Splish Splash Auto and Pet Wash and ILTA Grain.
Scott Lemoine of Edmonton took first place in men's singles, defeating John Mulberry of Morinville in the final. Lemoine teamed up with fellow Albertan Jeff Howard to win the doubles so a nice payday for him.
Women's winner was Joan Hodgen of Midale and doubles went to Trish Gray and Gloria Morrison of Rosetown.
Shot of the day was a 170 finish by Jason Skinner. Full results here
Players made it in from many parts of the province and beyond, including Stanley Mission, Flin Flon, Vegreville, Regina, Edmonton, and many more. We'll have full results soon.
The Youth of today
Youth Provincials are complete and representing Saskatchewan at the Nationals in St. John's in May are:
Senior Girls Miranda Cleaveley and Brittany Lyons; Senior Boys Austin Morrison and Ashtin Bear; Junior Boys Saul Arndt and Josh Grenier; Junior Girls Clover Arndt and Dakota Roberts.
Youth players from across the province competed for the eight spots over two days of competition at Nipawin. In the picture below you can see all the participants. Too many to name - you know who you are!
Organizer Trish Gray (second from left, rear) says, "My congratulations to the host zone for preparing a terrific weekend, complete with entertainment on Saturday night. Many thanks to the fans, chalkers and volunteers that made this a successful event for the youth players." Let's all wish the team good luck at Nationals! Photo courtesy Trish Gray
Fine time at Pines
Nipawin, Feb. 16: Karsten Larsen of Saskatoon defeated local player Earl Stirling-Brown to win men's singles; Randi Friess (Y) and Judy Cleaveley (Hudson Bay, pictured left, L-R) won ladies' doubles over Lowine Binkley and Fairy Lemishka, also Hudson Bay; Aspen Cleaveley and Karsten Larsen (pictured right, L-R) beat Clover Arndt (Y) and Saul Arndt (Y) in the mixed doubles final.
Feb. 17: Women's singles winner is Becky Arndt of Regina, defeating Jodi Dye of Saskatoon in the final. Karsten Larsen and partner Rod Swenson of Prince Albert took men's doubles over Brian Humphreys (Flin Flon) and Wayne Chutskoff. Clearly the man on form, Larsen also won the Friday evening blind draw with partner Janine Grassing of Nipawin.
Youth players made an impact as they got some competition in the run-up to next week's youth provincials. It was also the first tournament in some time where the women outnumbered the men. You can see the full results here. Photos courtesy Shauna Grassing
SDA President Pat Copeman has announced the venue for the 2014 Provincials - they will be held in Saskatoon.
Did you know? - The 2013 Nationals are set for St. John's, hosted by Newfoundland and Labrador. The 2014 Nationals will be in Nova Scotia.
The return of ...
This is a record of all 180s and 171s scored at SDA-ranked tournaments
by our members in the 2012-13 season. Only maximums included in the tournament
report will appear here.
Records on this site date back only as far as the 2000-1 season. If you have earlier records and archives in your possession, please contact the SDA
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