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 December 14 2017
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Provincials modernized for 2018

SDA President Elaine Walker has announced some changes to Provincials this year that will make the Championships run faster and more smoothly.

The first change is that we’re getting computerized. SDA techs have installed the latest app and that should speed up board allocations for the knockout rounds.

We are also cutting back on the number of rounds. The format will remain round-robin to double knockout, but only 32 men and 16 women will advance to the double knockout each day.

Finally, to shorten up the double knockout even more, we are reducing the number of legs in a knockout match to best-of-five until four players remain, and then it’s best-of-seven for the semis and finals.

Team selection introduced for Nationals

To improve our showing in the doubles and mixed doubles at NDFC Nationals, the partnerships for those events will not be left to chance, and instead will be selected by a panel of three SDA executives.

The 2018 Provincials will be played in Saskatoon, April 13, 14 and 15.

Charity Toy Shoot raises money for needy kids

The 26th Annual Charity Toy Shoot was held on Saturday, December 2ndWith a report here's Laurie Kitzul from SUDO (Saskatoon zone):

"This is a mixed-doubles (one man and one woman) steel-tip darts tournament where the entry fee is toys.

"For over 25 years, players have been supporting this great event I’ve had the privilege to organize.










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"This year we had 24 teams (48 players) and with lots of non-players bringing toys as well. We did draws for various items and also made a cash donation to the Salvation Army’s Secret Santa.

"We ran a food drive for the Saskatoon Food Bank and collected food from the players as well. This was our fifth year incorporating the food drive and it’s here to stay!

"Thank you to the participants, our sponsors who donated gifts/prizes and the volunteers who make all of this possible."  - Laurie Kitzul

Football pool payout tops $3,000

We've paid out $3,050 in prizes in the 2017 Riders football pool. You can see a list of winners here. Congratulations to them all and thanks to everyone for entering.

Lloydminster hosts five events

Darts on the Border was held on November 24 and 25, hosted by Lloydminster zone.

The big winners were: Karsten Larsen in men's singles over Steve Kristjansson (both Saskatoon); Elaine Walker in women's singles, defeating youth sensation Rianna December (both Saskatoon); Karsten Larsen and Chester Sakebow (Chitek Lake) in men's doubles; Rianna December and Trish Gray (Rosetown) in women's doubles; and Karsten larsen and Raymond Bonsan in the blind draw.

You can see full results here.

Steve, Lowine on form at North East Classic

Former Provincial team players Steve Kristjansson (Saskatoon) and Lowine Binkley (Hudson Bay) won the singles events in the tournament played at Hudson Bay November 17-19.

Steve defeated fellow Team Sask player Karsten Larsen (Saskatoon) in the final, making it four tournament wins out of four to start the season. What an impressive showing by Special K, who stays on top of the rankings. Meanwhile in the the women's final, the runner up was another former team player, local star Judy Cleaveley.

Steve and Karsten teamed up to take men's doubles. Women's doubles went to Gloria Morrison of Rosetown and Tia Crowe of Prince Albert. Nice darts! In the triples event, Tia and Karsten joined 2017 men's provincial champ Ashtin Bear (Prince Albert) to take top spot.

The previous evening's blind draw winners were Ashtin Bear and Ahab Mckenzie of Stanley Mission.

You can see full results here.

Steve, Judy winners at North Battleford

Results are in from the Fall Harvest shoot held at North Battleford November 4.

Judy Cleaveley defeated youth star Rianna December in the women's final. They're pictured left.

Steve Kristjansson beat local player Noel Aucoin in the men's final and that puts Steve on top of the men's rankings. That's Noel and Steve on the right.

Steve and Rianna went on to win mixed doubles.

You can see full results here. Thanks to Elaine Walker for the photos. 

Riders pool winners announced

It's time to hand out some prizes in the 2017 Riders Football Pool. Lucky winners have collected over $1,000 so far and still many more have yet to be decided. You can see results and a list of the winners here. There's a link at the top of this page as well.   (Note to zones: please send ticket stubs to Bonnie a.s.a.p!)

It's not too late to get in on the action. Twenty dollars gets you a draw in every game of the season, and the tickets will be back-paid to the start of the season. Zones all have tickets for sale.  You don't have to check your scores - winners will be paid out automatically by cheque. Good luck to all our players, and Go Riders!

Results from Sask Open

Five events were held October 21-22 in Regina. Men's champ and repeating his win from 2016 is Steve Kristjansson of Saskatoon. Steve defeated Eric Matheson, also Saskatoon, in the final.

Women's winner is provincial champion Georgina Ratt of Stanley Mission, who beat Joan Hodgen of Midale. Georgina also took the women's doubles title with her partner Melanie Thomas of Chitek Lake. Over in men's doubles it was Karsten Larsen of Saskatoon and partner James Dennis of Regina in top spot.

In the Friday mixed doubles event, Reginans Bonnie Lapierre and James Dennis defeated Georgina Ratt and Steve Kristjansson in the final. Way to go!

Organizer Bonnie Lapierre says there are pictures from the weekend on the SDA Facebook page. You can see full results here.

Four of the best at AGM

Four Team Saskatchewan stars took all the marbles at the 2017 AGM tournament in North Battleford.

Steve Kristjansson defeated Jason Skinner in the men's final and then partnered with him to win the doubles event. They're pictured below right.

In women's play, Bonnie Lapierre and Elaine Walker (far right) took first in doubles, then they both made the women's singles final. Bonnie repeated her win from 2016, when the same pair also won the doubles. You can see full results here. Rankings are up to date.

Order restored

September 9, 2017: At the Annual General Meeting, it was announced officially that the 2019 Nationals will be held in Saskatoon! Congratulations to that city, who will welcome the nation's darts teams in June of that year. Now the hard work of the executive and Saskatoon zone begins. President Elaine Walker asked for volunteers to help out with the big event.

During the meeting, 42 members heard reports from executive officers. Georgina Ratt was recognized in her absence for her achievement in making the World Cup team. Later a discussion was held, yet again, on that old chestnut the format for Provincial Championships.

The association asked for bids from zones to host the 2018 Youth Provincials, which are usually held the third week of February.

The SDA thanks North Battleford zone and the Legion for hosting this event.

Georgina in Japan for World Cup 

2017 provincial champion Georgina Ratt of Stanley Mission won a spot on the NDFC Canadian World Cup team and played in Japan at the World Cup. Congratulations to her!

Team Canada's Manager Elaine Walker and SDA Past President Laurie Kitzul travelled with Georgina.

Georgina is pictured right after hitting the winning double at qualifiers. Team members are Patricia Farrell (NL), Kim Bellay-Rousselle (BC), Diane Gobiel (QC), Jeff Smith (NB), Kiley Edmunds (NS), Terry Forgere (NB) and Nick Smith (NS).

Full results from NDFC Nationals are posted at the NDFC web site.

Team Sask picture from Saint John

Official photo from NDFC Adult Nationals June 12. Back row L-R: Chester Sakebow, Myles Charles, Curt Gamble, Jim Dennis, Karsten Larsen, Ashtin Bear, Steve Kristjansson, Jason Skinner. Front row: Bev Roth (SDA), Randi Friess, Elaine Walker, Stacey Stephanson, Georgina Ratt, Aspen Hall, Gloria Morrison, Carol Shepherd, Becky Arndt.



Tournament Notes

 The Lloydminster zone has announced the 2017 Darts on the Border tournament for November 24 and 25.

Did you know? The 2018 NDFC Nationals will be held in Drummondville, Quebec.

The 2019 Nationals are in Saskatoon! Be there!

Stay tuned for up-to-the-minute news of any announcements or changes to tourney dates.


 Maximum Exposure
"180!"

This is the tally of all maximum 180s and 171s recorded by SDA players at tournaments this season.

Congratulations to our top maximum hitters for 2016-17, Jason Skinner and Bonnie Lapierre. The total number of maximums last season was 256.

Well done to everyone who hit a 180 for the first time in competition - the first of many!

17 Steve Kristjansson   Judy Cleaveley
11 Karsten Larsen   Cynthia Crowe
8 Jason Skinner   Rianna December
7 Ashtin Bear   Bonnie Lapierre
4 James Dennis   Georgina Ratt
4 Eric Matheson    
4 Austin Morrison    
4 Sean Shea    
3 Greg Vass    
2 Brad December    
2 Rick Hanson    
  Scott Ashton    
  Noel Aucoin    
  Paul Dempsey    
  Curt Gamble    
Iain Mackay
  Tom Perkin    
  Grant Sawa    
  Marcus Stephanson    
  Keane Sutherland    
  Rod Swenson    
  Steve Trask    

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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