Chester wins first, Elaine doubles at Pat Copeman Memorial
At the inaugural Pat Copeman Memorial tournament in Regina on January 21, Chester Sakebow from Leoville defeated hometown star Jim Dennis in the final to win the men's competition. They're pictured left. That's Chester's first SDA singles win according to our records. Way to go!
Elaine Walker took time out from her presidential duties and found her form, winning the women's singles over Bonnie Lapierre.
That's Elaine's first SDA singles win since the early 2000s: she's back!
Elaine kept it going, teaming up with Bonnie to win the doubles over Carol Shepherd and Stacey Stephanson, in an all-Team Sask final. Elaine and Bonnie are pictured right.
Fellow 2016 Team Sask reps Steve Kristjansson and Karsten Larsen of Saskatoon (far right) won men's doubles over Curt Gamble and Jesee Gamble of Moose Jaw. We'll have full results from Regina soon.
Eric makes it three, Becky back on top at Heminger
The 12th annual Al Heminger Memorial held in Saskatoon January 7 attracted Saskatchewan's top players.
Men's winner is Eric Matheson, for the third time in a row at this tournament. He defeated fellow Team Saskatchewan player Jason Skinner in the final.
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In women's action, Becky Arndt of Regina defeated Sharon Acker of North Battleford in the final and takes top spot in the rankings.
Becky teamed up with Dakota Roberts of Prince Albert to take the women's doubles. Men's doubles goes to former 2-time Heminger winner Karsten Larsen and his partner Chester Sakebow of Leoville.
Many new players took part and Elaine Walker and her volunteers from SUDO organized yet another successful tournament, with 46 men and 16 women in the singles events. You can see full results here.
Saskatoon Toy Drive for needy kids
There wasn't a Toy Shoot this year in Saskatoon but dart players were still in the giving mood. Lots of toys were collected for some youngsters who needed a brighter Christmas this year.
Organizer Laurie Kitzul says thank you to all concerned and shares more info here.
North East Classic results
We can report the winners from the Hudson Bay tournament in November.
Men's champ and three-peat winner is Ashtin Bear of Prince Albert who beat Grant Dye from Saskatoon in the final. Becky Arndt made the trip from Regina worth while by taking first place in women's over Aspen Hall of Mortlach.
Saul Arndt of Regina and his partner Curt Gamble of Moose Jaw took men's doubles. Over in the women's doubles it was Saskatoon pair Bev Roth and Melanie December, who's a first-time winner.
Triples went to the powerhouse out of Saskatoon: Karsten Larsen, Rita Larsen and Steve Kristjansson. Steve also took the blind draw title with his partner, local youth player Josh Grenier. See the full results.
Saul plays World Masters
SDA Youth Darts is proud to be part of the sensational Saul Arndt show that made its way to the fabled Lakeside in England for the boys' World Masters. He played in a field of 88 boys from around the world in a straight knockout competition.
Saul didn't win it all in London - this time. "Can't win them all," he says. A great philosophy for a youth player who's had a string of titles already this year.
So far in 2016, the 16-year-old Reginan won the doubles at Youth Nationals partnered by Jaymes Swenson; won the NDFC Americas Cup qualifier; then took a trip to Barbados for the Americas Cup this summer, and won that too!
Saul was accompanied by his parents to the BDO's showpiece event, and they returned home December 5. "I had a really great time," he says, "and met lots of the pro players. It was lots of fun."
We can all dream about playing big-time darts - this kid is already doing it. Way to go, Show!
Team SK stars shine at Oktobershoot
North Battleford hosted November 5 and three players from the 2016 provincial team took care of business.
(L-R in picture) Steve Kristjansson, Stacey Stephanson and Jason Skinner teamed up to win the mixed triples event.
Stacey went on to win the women's singles, defeating Judy Cleaveley in the final, while Jason took men's with a win over Bobby Magalong.
Steve tops Sask Open
Steve Kristjansson of Saskatoon was on good form as Regina zone hosted the Saskatchewan Open October 14-15.
Steve won men's singles over NDFC star Dean Corlett of Manitoba, then teamed up with Karsten Larsen of Saskatoon to win doubles over Corlett and his partner Ron Looker. Steve is pictured left.
Women's winner is Lisa Boyer of Manitoba, who defeated Kim Bellay-Rousselle of BC in the final.
Saskatchewan's Bonnie Lapierre and Joan Hodgen took the women's doubles title with the win over youth players Savanah Solomon and Rianna December.
At a mixed doubles event on the Friday evening, Reginan pair Becky Arndt and Saul Arndt (pictured above right) took top spot with a victory over Bonnie Lapierre and Jim Dennis.
You can see full results from the Sask Open here.
Bobby wins first at Border
Bobby Magalong of Saskatoon threw some very nice darts on the way to his first SDA tournament win at the Darts on the Border shoot in Lloydminster October 1.
He defeated Reginan youth phenom Saul "The Show" Arndt in the final, with finishes of 114, 102 and 80 to seal the deal.
Saul and Bobby are pictured right.
Over in the women's section it was Becky Arndt who came out on top with the win over Melanie Thomas. Becky and Melanie are in the pic to the left.
Men's doubles champs are Karsten Larsen and Steve Kristjansson of Saskatoon, pictured right. They overcame Saul Arndt and Chester Sakebow in the final.
Blind draw winners are Steve Kristjansson and Steadman Regular.
Kudos to Iain and Lori Mackay of Lloydminster zone for organizing the tournament and to Royal Canadian Legion Branch #39 for sponsoring the event to the tune of $1,000.
AGM elects Elaine Walker interim SDA president
Our Association has a familiar face taking over as interim president. Elaine Walker was elected by acclamation at the 2016 AGM in Regina September 10 and will serve until the end of the 2016-17 season, when she is expected to run again for the 2017-19 term.
Other executive members took up new positions, including Shauna Grassing as Youth Director and Shawn Solomon as Member-at-Large.
The 43 members present observed a minute's silence for the passing of members and loved ones including sitting president and great friend of Canadian darts Pat Copeman.
Warm congratulations were offered to youth player Saul Arndt for winning the America's Cup youth title in Barbados earlier this summer. Saul will now go on to represent Canada at the World Masters in England. Let's all wish him the best!
A darts tournament was also played at the Eagles Club, the AGM's new venue for this year. Steve Kristjansson of Saskatoon won in men's with a victory over Karsten Larsen. Women's singles goes to Bonnie Lapierre of Regina, who defeated Elaine Walker in the final. We've lost track of how many times Bonnie has won the AGM. Suffice it to say it's easier to count the times when she didn't win it! Way to go Hammer!
Men's doubles winners are Saul Arndt and his partner Eric Matheson, who defeated Shawn Solomon and Cliff Culbert in the final. Eric got a mention during the meeting for having broken the record for the number of 180s hit in one season. Eric hit the maximum 60 times in 2015-16.
Women's doubles winners were – no prizes for guessing – Bonnie Lapierre and Elaine Walker. Judy Cleaveley and Aspen Hall were runners up.
See the full results from the AGM.
Riders 2016 football pool tickets for sale
The 2016 Riders football fundraiser is your chance to raise money for our association, win prizes, and watch the Riders all at the same time!
Tickets are $20 for the whole CFL season, with one draw in each regular season game as well as the playoffs and Grey Cup Final. Tickets can be bought at any time during the season and prizes will be back paid.
You can see the scores and a list of winners here. See your zone director to buy tickets and also if you want to become a ticket seller. And Go Riders!
Did you know? The 2017 NDFC Nationals will be held in Saint John, New Brunswick.
Stay tuned for up-to-the-minute news of any announcements or changes to tourney dates.
This is the final tally of all maximum 180s and 171s recorded by SDA players at tournaments in the 2015-16 season.
Eric Matheson of Saskatoon has set a new record for 180s hit in a season with 60 maximums. Fantastic job! The total number of maximums hit is 395, also a new record!
Well done to everyone 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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