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League play is now up and running on Tuesday nights at the Elmwood Legion.
For more information contact: Ed Freeman at 663-7791
Enjoy a relaxed but competitive atmosphere with great people
April 11-13, 2014
Men's and Ladies Doubles
Men's and Ladies Singles
Youth Darts is a great way for young people to get into darts, have fun, and learn how to play the sport. The youth meet every Saturday morning. We can accomodate as many youth as want to show up to play. Also, by being a member of the MDAI Youth, you have the opportunity to play in the Provincials and the Nationals. For more information contact Ron Looker at 204-997-7579
TOP MANITOBA MEN
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TOP MANITOBA LADIES
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Kim Fehr / Sharon Walker
Manitoba Open Board Sponsorships
We are offering various levels of board sponsorship for the Manitoba Open from $10.00 - $50.00. If you know of a business that might be interested in sponsoring a board or you wish to do so see the details here: sponsorship letter Or contact Barb Pugh at email@example.com
***UPDATED (2/24)*** 2014 MANITOBA PROVINCIALS
LOCATION: West Kildonan Legion, 1748 Main Street, Winnipeg
DATE: Friday, March 21 to Sunday, March 23, 2014
FORMAT: Best of 5
Friday, March 21st - 5:30-6:00 pm - Registration
6:00 - 7:00 - Mandatory meeting
7:00 - Optional Blind Draw Doubles, open to anyone, $10 entry, 85% payout
Saturday, March 22nd - Check-in 8:30-9:00 am
Play Starts at 9:00 am - 3 rounds
Banquet: 6:00 pm 6:30 pm Cocktails. Banquet tickets available from Zone Chairs, $25 each, tickets need to be purchased by March 1. Banquet is semi-formal.
Sunday, March 23rd A.G.M. 10:00-11:00
Play starts at 11:00 - 1 round, knock-outs, to completion
Men’s quarter-finals and semi-finals best of 7
Men’s final best of 9
Ladies quarter-finals and semi-finals best of 5
Ladies final best of 7
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
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 fund raising): $1250
2014 YOUTH PROVINCIALS REPORT
The 2014 Manitoba Dart Association Inc. Youth Provincial Championships were held on Feb 2, 2014 at the West Kildonan Legion.
Although the participation was down the caliber of play was very high. We have some repeat provincial champions and one new champion.
Mackenzie Tkach missed 3 darts at double tops in the fourth leg of the finals to force a fifth and deciding leg coming up short losing 3-1. Nevertheless we have a new addition to Team Manitoba, Mackenzie Tkach.
Alicia Looker continues her impressive streak winning a record 6th consecutive Junior Girl provincial championship. That is a record that will be difficult to break. Alicia also ties an existing record held by Courtney Conroy who won 6 consecutive titles from 2002-2007 (combination of Junior Girl and Senior Girl Titles).
Alicia is off to represent Manitoba the sixth time and this will be Mackenzie’s first time wearing Manitoba’s Buffalo on her back.
Newcomer Jordon Groves was looking for more than just experience at his first provincial championships. His sights were set on representing Manitoba at the Nationals. Jordon was not to be intimidated with the fact that he had to beat Jaret Dion (2012 and 2013 Junior Boy Provincial champion and the 2013 Canadian Champion) and Tyler Wolejszo (2010 Provincial Champion) to accomplish his goal. Jordon finished second after the round robin, but came up short in the semifinals losing to Tyler. There is no question that Jordon will represent Manitoba at the Nationals and be a force to be reckoned with in the future.
Tyler Wolejszo struggled in the round robin but brought his “A” game to the semifinals and swept Jordon Groves aside with a 3-0 victory to advance to the finals playing his way onto Team Manitoba for the 5th time.
In the finals it was Jaret Dion and Tyler Wolejszo for the second year in a row. Tyler fell short in 2013 to Jaret and was looking to avenge that loss. Unfortunately for Tyler, Jaret Dion had all intentions of winning his third consecutive Junior Boys provincial title.
Jaret and Tyler will partner up for the second year in a row and represent Manitoba well in Halifax. Jaret and Tyler finished Joint 3rd in the Junior Boys Pair in 2013 and they have a great chance to improve on that result. There are many years of experience between the two of these young men.
Caroline Arnold won her first provincial championship in 2013 and looked poised to defend her title. Caroline has represented Manitoba the past 6 years and 2014 will make it seven years in a row. Caroline met Sydney Kirkpatrick-Wall in the finals but quickly fell behind 2-0 in the best of five final. Caroline would not go away easy as she fought back and won the next 2 legs to force a fifth and deciding leg and a chance to repeat as champion. The fifth leg was a nail bitter as both Sydney and Caroline scored well only to end up on double 1 to decide who the champion would be. Both girls had their chances but Sydney Kirkpatrick-Wall would not be denied as she was the first to stick it to that double 1 winning her first Provincial Title. The 2014 Canadian National Youth Darts Championship will be Sydney’s 3rd time representing Manitoba.
The hard work and practice was evident in Silas Meekes’ game, as he was not to be pushed around by the 2013 Champion Coel Lepine and the 2013 Runner up Dillon Clarke. Silas is a true competitor and fought hard and showed his competitive edge and spirit to Coel and Dillon. Silas fought the good fight but came up short losing in the semifinals to Coel Lepine.
Coel Lepine advanced into the finals in an attempt to repeat and defend his 2013 Provincial Title. It was a repeat final of 2013 - Coel Lepine vs Dillon Clarke. Dillon had not lost a match all day and was looking to run the gauntlet by winning the finals to avenge his 2013 defeat and finish out his youth career as Champ.
Dillon lit it up in the first 2 legs going ahead 2-0. Coel fired back like the Champion he is winning the 3rd leg. Dillon fired back in the 4th leg refusing to let the match go to the 5th and deciding leg winning the Senior Boys Provincial Title in leg #4.
I am very excited to be taking these 8 kids to Halifax to represent Manitoba, in the 2014 Canadian Youth National Darts Championship. This is a highly talented and experienced group. Combined, there are 28 years of National experience between these kids. They have won national championships, and a world cup title. Manitoba’s Youth finished 3rd overall in the 2013 Canada Cup point’s race and were runners up in 2013 NODOR Cup. The expectations of themselves are high and the pressure is great. These kids wouldn’t have it any other way. They know they are great, they know what they can do.
I have only two expectations of this fantastic group of kids.
#1. Have Fun.
#2. Show Good Sportsmanship.
Manitoba Darts Association Inc.
Thunder Bay Open Ladies Champion Lisa Boyer
Thunder Bay Open Men's Champion Scott Sansom
Alicia Looker is CTV's Sportstar of the Week
Click HERE to see her interview on the CTV News web site
Alicia Looker and Dawson Murschell GOLD MEDAL winners for the youth pairs at the 2013 World Cup of Darts in Newfoundland.
World Dart Record Set by Manitoba Player Cory Tkach RECLAIMED
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.