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Youth Darts 2015/16 season has started. Interested youths and parents are invited to attend
the Youth Darts League Saturday mornings at the West Kildonan Legion, 1248 Main Street. For more information contact Doug Dion at 204-793-3516
J BirdMarch 18-20
Adult ProvincialsApril 8-10
April 8-10, 2016
Men's and Ladies Doubles
Men's and Ladies Singles
Wine draw to be drawn at the 2016 Manitoba Open
Tickets are available from me
Suggested donation 1.00
Asking each MDAI member to donate a silent auction prize to be drawn at the 2016 Manitoba Open. Donations with be greatly appreciated
Board Sponsorship for the 2016 Manitoba Open
25.00 a board
Name/organization to be put up alongside a board during play at the 2016 Manitoba Open
LOCATION: Lac Du Bonnet Legion
DATE: Friday, March 18 to Sunday, March 20, 2016
FORMAT: Best of 5
Friday 10am-7:30pm will be playing 16 rounds (1hr break for lunch)
Saturday 10am-5pm will be playing 12 rounds (1hr break for lunch)
Sunday 12pm-2pm playing 2 rounds (1hr break for lunch)
Knockout Starts at 3pm-5pm
Friday 10am – 7:15 playing 11 rounds (1hr break for lunch)
Saturday 10am-5pm playing 8 rounds (1hr break for lunch)
Sunday 12-2:15pm playing 3 rounds (1hr break for lunch)
Knockout Starts at 3pm-5pm
6:00 pm 6:30 pm Cocktails.
Banquet tickets available from Zone Chairs, $25 each, Banquet is semi-formal.
Sunday, March 20
MDAI Annual General Meeting - 10:00 am – 11:30am
Team Manitoba team meeting will be on March 28, 2016 at 6pm at West Kildonan Legion. ALL TEAM MANITOBA MEMBERS MUST ATTEND.
If you make Team Manitoba you must pay a non-refundable commitment fee of $150 at the March 28th Team Manitoba meeting. If you do not pay your commitment fee by the March 28th meeting you will be off the team.
All players making Team Manitoba will be required to work a fundraising bingo.
SPOTS FOR PROVINCIALS: Men – 32 / Women – 20
TO QUALIFY FOR PROVINCIALS:
1. Each zone will receive the following spots:
ZONE 1 - 6 men / 8 women
ZONE 2 - 6 men / 4 women
ZONE 3 - 6 men / 4 women
ZONE 6 - 6 men / 4 women
2. Any remaining spots will be filled by players from the current year's ranking list / Memorial Tournament Winnipeg Open Tournament
3. Buy in from the previous year's team who participated at the Nationals. Buy in is $150.00
Estimate player cost to attend Nationals (without any fundraising): $1250
Zone 1 Qualifiers
Zone 1 membership meeting September 12, 2015 at West Kildonan Legion during Golden Boy Tournament, 45 minutes before singles.
Qualifier dates are as follows:
October 3 Saturday
November 14 Saturday
December 5 Saturday
and January 9, 2016 Saturday
All times are 9:30 am registration with a 10 am start
Play is at Elmwood Legion, 920 Narin Ave.
Fees for Qualifiers are $100.00, $50.00 to start and thereafter.
Banquet ticket (which will be reimbursed if no banquet) and provincial fees.
There is opportunity to fundraise these fees.
We have progressive 50/50 tickets, books of 20 to sell $2.00 a ticket draw is at the Winnipeg Open
Call Ed Freeman for books of tickets - 204-663-7791
Men's Doubles National Champions Ron Looker and Rory Orvis
World Dart Record Set by Manitoba Player Cory Tkach
According to the Guinness Book of World Records the world record for bulls scored by one player in one minute is 7. Rory Orvis managed to throw a total of 16 bulls in one minute at the 2012 Manitoba Open. However, in July 2012, a British dart player broke the record by throwing 21 bulls in one minute. Then Cory Tkach broke that record at the 2012 Lac du Bonnet Open by throwing 23 bulls in one minute!! It's an impressive record that will probably stand for a while.
World Dart Record By Two Manitoba Players Most Bullseyes by Two Dart Players in Two Minutes
According to the 2006 Guinness Book of World Records the world record for bulls scored by two players in two minutes is 21. Stan Milosevic and Larry Caruk (both MDAI members), in 2010, managed to break the record by throwing 22 bulls in two minutes. Then at the 2011 Winnipeg Open Rory Orvis and Edward Kapaw-an (both MDAI members) broke the record by throwing 25 bulls. Then a few days later two darts players from Hull, Quebec - Christopher Case and Nick Raizenne - smashed the record with 38 bulls. That record stood for a couple of months until Edward and Rory, at the 2012 Memorial, did it again and reclaimed the record with an astonishing 40 bullseyes. But the two Quebec players came back in May 2012 with a record of 41 bullseyes. Then, just a couple of weeks later Cory Tkach and Rory Orvis broke the record again with an astonishing 43 bulls. See the video below.
The M.D.A.I. is always trying to improve and grow the sport of darts in Manitoba. The best way we can do this is with input from the members. We all have ideas about what we would like to see happening with our tournaments, the zones, youth darts, provincials, rankings, the web site, etc. If you'll just take a moment to send us your ideas in the box below it will go a long way in helping us make the Association something everyone will proud to be part of. You don't have to let us know who you are if you don't want to and your ideas will be brought up at the next board meeting and discussed. If you would like an immediate answer to your question or feedback on your idea please provide us an email address for we can get back to you. While you can always make your voice heard by talking to us at the tournaments, the leagues, or a phone call this is a way to let us know what you're thinking right now. So take a moment and let us know your thoughts about darts in Manitoba.