Newcastle Diggers Junior Darts Club with their new shirts. With the DA logo. They are competing in the NSW Junior Foyra at the Gallipolli Club.
Darts Australia is delighted to announce that Fox Sports will be broadcasting the action from the Australian National Singles Championships finals.
Further broadcast announcements are expected in the coming months.
Stay tuned for program schedules.
Catch the action live at epicentre.tv on July 31st
2014 Darts Finals to be Live Streamed
Darts Australia are excited to announce that the stage finals of the National Male and Female Singles titles of the National Darts Championships will be streamed live via EpicentreTV.
With the 2014 National Championships just over a month away a total of ten stage finals will be available for live viewing.
The 2014 National Darts Championships will be held at LeFevre Community Centre in Adelaide from July 24 with the best 128 players from around the country vying to secure a place on stage on July 31, competition is sure to be fast, exciting and nerve-racking as these masters of tungsten take aim.
In conjunction with EpicentreTV and Castle Media, D.A. are delighted to provide the worldwide darting community the opportunity to view this exciting and entertaining event live on July 31.
The competitors will feature the 2013 National Singles Champions Eddy Sims (VIC) & Natalie Carter (WA) as well as members of the reigning Asia/Pacific Gold Medallists Team Champions and a number of World Ranked and International Players.
World Cup and renowned International Referee, MC and Commentator “Little” Richard Ashdown from the UK will be providing an international flavour to this magical event.
Coverage will commence at 10.am, for full schedule details and to follow the action and be a part of this groundbreaking event go to www.epicentre.tv
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Dear Darts Australia members,
We hope your dart season is going well and you are enjoying the record coverage of darts on Foxtel of late with plenty more to come!
2013 has been busy time for us over here at Puma Darts in Katikati, NZ. The latest Puma Darts collection was released in February . There is also plenty happening across all steel and soft tip dart markets for us. Puma Darts are excited to be working with new dart finishing technology and accessory innovations and look forward to bringing these to you, we welcome your valuable feedback along the way!
2013 also marks a special milestone for Puma Darts, it is the 20th Anniversary of the popular and renown 'Bandit' dartboard technology. As you know over the years this
technology has evolved and is arguably after 20 years the world's finest bristle dartboard technology, further enhanced in recent years with the development of the popular 'Bandit Pro Trainer' and the elite lighter and quieter version in the 'Bandit Plus'. Puma Darts is proud to be the official sponsor of darts in Australia and having the Bandit dartboard as the official competition board for all Australian sanctioned tournaments.
As part of our grass roots support of youth darts throughout the world including Australia, Canada, NZ and Hong Kong to date, Puma Darts have formed Puma Darts Young Guns Australia which feature a selection of the countries top youth darters including Tyson Hoefel, Jackson Wilson-Young, Jamie Rundle, Robbie King, Guy Holland, Tori Kewish, Brittany Fordham and Sarah Langley. We wish these youth players all the best at the upcoming events on the Darts Australia calendar.
We also wish you all the best for your upcoming events including the Australian Darts Championships in Canberra on July 28-Aug 3 so all the best for your preparation for this special event and its a great time to be fine tuning your dart set-up in advance and allowing Puma Darts and our vast selection of dart equipment to help you with this where possible.
Best regards from the team at Puma Darts!
Darts Australia Grand Prix Points Structure
Following a review of the points structure for the Darts Australia Grand Prix events, the Points structure will be amended as per the table below:
1st Place: 20pts
2nd Place: 18pts
3-4th Place: 16pts
5-8th Place: 14pts
9-16th Place: 12pts
17-32 Place: 6pts
The D.A. Grand Prix commences on September 8th with the New South Wales Master at Mount Pritchard and will include 10 Tournaments in the upcoming Grand Prix season that concludes with the World Ranked Pacific Masters in South Australia in July 2014.
Alice Springs Masters Games on 11-18 October 2014 features 33 sports including Darts. The Alice Springs Masters Games was the first Games of its kind in Australia, with the inaugural event held in 1986. Held every 2 years, the Games offer athletes 25 years and older the chance to experience Australian sports in the red heartland. Age limit, Games and Sport fees vary for each Sport. For Darts, the age limit is 35 years, the Games fee is $70 and Darts fee is $35. Click here for more details on Darts at the Games:
Registrations are now open, and all Members are encouraged to register their teams and clubs today. Maximum entrants 25 teams. Competition includes: Blind Drawn Mystery Doubles, 301 Double In/Double Out Drawn Doubles, Drawn Doubles Men, Drawn Doubles Ladies, Teams Event, Singles Ladies and Singles Mens. The competitions are played on set days starting from Saturday 11 October and ending Saturday 18 October. You can view the Darts schedule here: http://www.alicespringsmastersgames.com.au/sports/darts/
In 2002 Tony David became the first Australian player to win a World Professional Darts Championship.
Tony David became the first Australian to win the Embassy World title with a 6-4 victory over Mervyn King and to this day Tony is our only Men's World Singles Champion [Embassy/Lakeside]
To reach the Final Tony beat England's Martin Adams
[ M Adams (Eng) 4-5 (2-4 on a tie-break) T David (Aus)] in a tie-break in the Semi-Final for a place in the Embassy World Darts final against Mervyn King.
In 1997 Graham Hunt became the first and still the only Australian to win the Men's Singles at Winmau.
Graham played Ronnie Baxter in the Final and won the event 3-2 finishing the match with a 33 per dart average.
Darts Australia is committed to the principles of Pure Performance in sport (Anti-Doping), Darts Australia condemns doping in sport at all levels.
Anti-doping programs seek to preserve what is intrinsically valuable about sport. The essence of sport at all levels in Australia upholds the principles of fairness, respect, responsibility and safety.
Darts Australia seeks to protect athlete's rights to participate and compete in a doping free sport and promote health, fairness and equality for athletes worldwide.
Darts Australia also seeks to ensure harmonised, coordinated and effective anti-doping programs at all levels in regard to detection, deterrence and prevention of doping within sport.
Darts Australia's Anti-Doping policy (2009) is currently under review and new
Anti-Doping Section has been added to the Darts Australia website to provide information to all stakeholders.
Please be aware that ASDMAC (Australian Sports Medical Advisory Committee) is the only body that can grant approval to athletes who are ligitamitely utilising a prohibitive substance for therapeutic purposes.
Athletes should also be aware that Therapeutic Use Exemption forms (TUE'S) must be submitted no less than 30 days prior to the commencement of a tournament or immediately before taking a prohibited substance.
Athletes should also be aware that is their sole responsibility to ensure that applications are submitted directly to ASDMAC.
The Selectors for 2014 are as follows:
Chairman of Selectors Rodney Bessell
Selectors as selected at the AGM 2013 for a 2 year period