January 8, 2019
The following positions are up for election at the 2019 Annual General Meeting in Saskatoon in June:
- Membership Director
- Financial Director
Nominees for the position of President must have served a minimum of two full years on the NDFC Board of Directors. Nominees for any other position on the NDFC Executive must be an NDFC member in good standing in a Province or Territory for three (3) consecutive years and/or served on a Member Darts Body Board of Directors.
The deadline to submit the nomination form is March 9, 2019. Further details are included on the nomination form.
October 27, 2018
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE 2019 QUEBEC OPEN
This notice is being sent on behalf of the Quebec Darts Association and the organizers of the Quebec Open tournament to be held in January 2019. For the past few years, the BDO has insisted that all BDO ranked events must be applied for by the province and the tournament organizers. As the NDFC Ranking Officer, it is my responsibility to send in these applications.
This is to inform everyone that the 2019 Quebec Open was denied ranking by the BDO unless Quebec changes their date. The BDO informed us that the dates were interfering with the dates of the World Darts Professional Championship event and that they could not accept the application for the 2019 Quebec Open if the dates were not changed. Although the World Darts Professional Championship has been on these same dates for many years and the Quebec Open has been on the same weekend for over 30 years, it is hard to understand why it is now a problem this year. This BDO event is attended by very few Canadian players and it is a shame the remainder of Canadian players will not receive the invitation to the BDO World Masters.
Some players have suggested the Quebec Open change their dates. Events like the Quebec Open take a lot of time to organize, the event has been held on the same date for many years, it is difficult to find venues for a new date with little notice (hotels are booked at least a year in advance), the NDFC calendar is already full and players book flights well in advance when they find seat sales.
The BDO has been advised that the 2019 Quebec Open will not be moving their date and ranking has been denied. With this year being a World Cup year, many Canadian players will be traveling to ranked tournaments. The Quebec Open Singles Champions will be expecting to receive an invitation to the BDO World Masters. This is not the fault of the Quebec Darts Association, but strictly a decision made by the BDO.
The Quebec Darts Association wants to ensure that all players across Canada know that the BDO Logo will not be on the poster and the Singles Champions will not receive an invitation to the World Masters. Regardless of that, it is hoped that many Canadian players will participate at the 2019 Quebec Open regardless of the BDO’s decision.
NDFC Ranking Officer
October 10, 2018
It is with sadness that the NDFC announces the passing of one of our Life Members - Phyllis Palmer. Phyllis worked with the New Brunswick executive back in the early 2000’s. She was dedicated to darts in New Brunswick and was presented an NDFC Life Membership in 2005.
Our condolences to Phyllis's family and friends.
Celebration of Life Details
September 19, 2018
September 22 to 30, 2018 is National Coaches Week!
This week is a time to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. This week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play in sports. If you've had a coach that has made a significant impact on you, take a few minutes to say #ThanksCoach #MerciCoach.
The NDFC would also like to use this week to heighten awareness of our National Dart Coaching Certification Program.
September 16, 2018
Congratulations Glen Walker!
Because Glen was unable to attend the 2018 National Awards Banquet, Provincial Director Kim Clawson presented Glen with his NDFC Lifetime Membership at their meeting this week in Winnipeg.
The Manitoba Darts Association nominated Glen Walker in recognition of the valued contribution he has provided to the sports of darts in Manitoba. His positions have ranged from the zone to the provincial level, including being a Coach, the Manitoba Treasurer, the Rules and Regulations Director and now holds both positions on the Board.
Glen is still an active player, continues to meet all the challenges that the Board has given him and he continues to be an important part of the Association and is greatly appreciated.
It is with pleasure that the NDFC and the Manitoba Darts Association award a Lifetime Membership to Glen Walker!
September 16, 2018
CANADIANS HEADING TO THE 2018 WORLD MASTERS
The NDFC wishes everyone all the best as they make their way to England to compete in the World Masters in October. Congratulations everyone!
Learn more about the competitors and how they earned their invites to the Masters.
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September 14, 2018
NDFC has revised their Facebook settings to allow members in the group to post their own event notices, results, photographs, etc. This will help minimize the workload on the NDFC Executive and it will provide provincial bodies, tournament organizers and individuals to get their posts up on the NDFC Facebook Group in a timely manner.
The posts will continue to have to be approved by one of our Group Administrators before the post will appear on the NDFC Facebook Page, so please remember to keep the posts relevant to darts and dart events, results, etc. No requests for posts will be approved for advertising of products or services or content that is deemed inappropriate.
If you're not yet a member of the NDFC Facebook Group, ask to join now (https://www.facebook.com/groups/113225318718761/)
We appreciate everyone’s support in increasing dart communications across Canada.
August 21, 2018
The NDFC would like to welcome Christine Stark (Thunder Bay, Ontario) as the new NDFC General Secretary, and
Sandi Orr (Edmonton, Alberta) as the new NDFC Youth Development Director. Both individuals are former Provincial Directors and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the NDFC Executive. Congratulations ladies!
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The remainder of the Executive are thanked for all of their continued hard work and dedication to the sport of darts:
- Bill Hatter, President
- Maggie Leblanc, First Vice President & Ranking Officer
- Don Crookshanks, Financial Director
- Mary Dezan, Membership Director