|2013 Canadian National Youth Darts Championships
The excitement is building as Canada's best youth darters from coast to coast are heading off to St John's, Newfoundland May 17-20th for the prestigious National Youth Darts Championships!
Here you can see some of Canada's top rising stars making their mark as they prove themselves on the oche. Our national & provincial youth programs have developed many of Canada's top guns over the years. Hats off to NDFC Youth Development Coordinator Carol Collett and all the Provincial Youth Directors for your dedication and support to these youth competitors!
Stay tuned over the Victoria holiday weekend for all the action and excitement from the Rock!
Youth Provincial Teams
Schedule of Events
The NDFC Executive would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all qualifiers & wish all our youth competitors the very best over the 2013 National Youth Championships.
Bill, Mary, Carol, Maggie, Don, & Catherine
NDFC Youth History
Check out these past results:
2012 Youth Results
2011 Youth Results
Triple Crown Winners
The History of Our Youth National Championships
The 'Legal' Stuff
RULES OF PLAY
WORLD CUP QUALIFIER
WORLD MASTERS QUALIFIER
OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
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This day was the crowning our 2013 Singles Champions. These competitors are the future of the sport and you better be on your best game when you step to the oche challenging one of these top notch players! Congratulations to Canada's best darters!
Our Junior Girls Singles Champions from Nova Scotia, Taylor Probert winning her first national title taking out Madison Mauger of New Brunswick with a 3-0 win to meet Manitoba's Alicia Looker in her semi finals. Taylor continued her sweep with another 3-0 victory moving her into the finals against Kayla Thompson of New Brunswick. Kayla took 1 leg o ff Taylor but she could not stop the Nova Scotian as she marched onto a 3-1 win to become Canada's newest champion! Congrats to all these fine young ladies!
In the Junior Boys competition Jaret Dion from Manitoba won his National title. This is a huge victory for his province as this title was last won back in 2003 by Clayton Downs. Making his way there Jaret took out some tough competition along the way. First Logan Crooks of Alberta took his seat as Jaret won the match 3-1 in the top 8. Next up was Ontario's own Denver Jones who took the match to the distance but could not shake Jaret out of his victory with a 3-2 score line. In the finals Jaret met up with host provinces hopeful Brayden Legge (2011 Jr Boys Champion) for another match of taking it to the max. With all the pressure for the title Jaret held his own over Brayden with another 3-2 win to become the 2013 National Champion! Way to go gentlemen!
Note: Taylor & Jaret both won their respective Bursary Shoots the day prior!
Defending champion from Ontario, Oceanna Watson continues her dominance of the game by taking her 3rd consecutive nationals singles title. Oceanna won in 2011 & 2012 as a senior plus adding the Jr. Girls Singles title back in 2009 to her resume. Taking her third straight title Oceanna knocked out Brittany Lyons of Saskatchewan 3-2 moving her into the semis to meet the 2010 & 2011 Jr. Girls Singles Champ Robin Barnes of Newfoundland & Labrador. With a 3-2 match score Oceanna moved to the finals stage to play off against Alberta’s Matyna Gutfreund. There was no stopping the defending champion now, as she wrapped up the title with a 3-0 win over Matyna. Awesome darts ladies!
The 2012 Jr. Boys champion from Alberta, Dawson Murschell won his first singles title as a senior player. Dawson who has been getting his experience out there on the circuit dropped only one leg on his way to the title. Top 8 saw Quintin Hope from British Columbia move to the sidelines while Keiffer Durham of Ontario was the only player to take a leg off the champ in the semis. Dawson met up with Ryan Sanford of Nova Scotia in the finals round who played a fine match but could not stop Dawson as he took the Sr. Boys singles crown. Well done gentlemen!
Check out the knock-out brackets here:
Junior Girls National Champion - Taylor Probert - Nova Scotia
Junior Boys National Champion - Jaret Dion - Manitoba
Senior Girls National Champion - Oceanna Watson - Ontario
Senior Boys National Champion - Dawson Murschell - Alberta
The big news for Sunday is that there are TWO Triple Crown opportunities on the line as Oceanna & Dawson both have a shot at this prestigious award. Good luck to both of players!!!
Early Friday morning our youth from across the Nation marched into the 2013 National Darts Championships bestowed by local dignitaries welcoming them to this most prestigious event. You could feel the excitement growing as the throw of the 3 darts marking the games as open was the lead way into these top competitors all looking for a shot at the national titles.
Kicking off Day 1 was the Doubles Championships in all 4 categories. The knock-out rounds saw numerous provinces from east & west come out of their sections to the sudden elimination. The competition was tough with many matches going the distance to the deciding leg but today Team Ontario proudly waved their flag high as they won 3 of the 4 events:
Junior Girls Doubles Champions - Casey Rhynold & Latressa Skrzyniak - Ontario
Junior Boys Doubles Champions - Denvor Jones & Dillon Wall - Ontario
Senior Girls Doubles Champions - Kaitlyn Saunders & Oceanna Watson - Ontario
However; in the Senior Boys Doubles event, Team Alberta had plans of their own. The host province team (Newfoundland & Labrador) met Team New Brunswick in their semis to take the match 3-1 to step to the oche against Team Alberta who dashed the hopes of a sweep on day 1 for Team Ontario. Alberta continued their roll taking home their first gold with a 3-0 score line over the home town boys.
Senior Boys Doubles Champions - Nikolas McNair & Dawson Murschell - Alberta
Bursary Shoot Results
Bursary Shoot Details
Junior Girls - Taylor Probert - Nova Scotia
Junior Boys - Jaret Dion - Manitoba
Senior Girls - Robin Barnes - Newfoundland & Labrador
Senior Boys - Keifer Durham - Ontario
Be sure to check back Saturday as the all singles titles are up for grabs!!!
Article by Catherine Haycock & contributor Bill Hatter