Congratulations Eastynn Huber!

A big shout of congratulations goes out to our very own Eastynn Huber from the Southeast Alberta Youth Dart Club in Medicine Hat for earning $200.00 and an invitation to the 2018 Youth World Masters this Fall for coming in 3rd Place on the 2017 WDF World Ranking List in the Female Youth Americas Region. 

Congratulations also goes out to Rianna December from Saskatchewan for placing 2nd.

Thank you goes out to the organizers of the Silver Cup Youth Challenge (MHDL), and to the Snoflake Open (EIPDLA) and Klondike Open (ECDLA) for incorporating a youth component into their adult tournaments. It's these WDF youth ranked tournaments where these young ladies earned points to get into their top positions on the WDF Youth Ranking List. A special thank you also goes out to the NDFC for committing to sponsor an additional $500 to the payouts for the WDF Youth Ranked Events in Canada. Hopefully, this will encourage other tournaments in Alberta and the rest of Canada to create more competitive opportunities for our youth!

2017 WDF Ranking List ...


Darts Alberta has revised the Tournament Survey to be applicable to all tournaments instead of a new link every time a tournament is held. This link will always be available in the upper left corner of the Darts Alberta website for future tournaments. Prior to providing feedback, you will be required to answer the name of the tournament and what year that tournament was held that you are providing feedback on. Dart players are more than welcomed to provide feedback on any past tournaments as far back as 2016.

The survey link is available at


Call for Board Nominations

The 2018 Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the Ponoka Legion. The Agenda and the AGM poster has not been published yet as they are still being finalized.

To provide as much notice as possible, the Board wants to ensure that all members are aware of a new policy relative to elections that was adopted last year. To summarize the policy, ANY MEMBER wishing to run for a position on the Board of Directors must submit their intent to run for the position(s) by notifying the Administrator no later than 14 day prior to the Annual General Meeting.

For current Board Members, applications are already on file and only notification is required.

For any other member wishing to run for a position, you must submit a Volunteer Application to the Administrator ( no later than 14 days prior to the election.

For the 2018 Annual General Meeting, your INTENT TO RUN and Volunteer Application (if not already on file) must be received by no later than Sunday, March 11, 2018.

At the 2018 Annual General Meeting, the following positions are up for election:

Details regarding each position description can be found by clicking on any of the above positions.

Additional Resources:

  • Volunteer Application Form (PDF Fillable)
  • All details regarding the election process are contained within Policy 030. This policy outlines the only exceptions for when nominations will be taken from the floor as well as the timelines of when members must comply with the Volunteer SCreening Policy.
  • Further details about the Darts Alberta Volunteer Screening Process are contained in Policy 022.

Call for Coaches

As more coaches are being trained, a new process was implemented in 2016 and those processes were put into a new Alberta Policy 031.

Darts Alberta Coaches must have successfully completed the NDFC Level 1 Coaching course (online) and a minimum of the NCCP Make Ethical Decisions module. Consideration may be given to someone that is already in the process of completing the on-line course or already registered for the MED course, depending on their qualifications and experience and the qualifications of other candidates.

Each applicant must complete the Darts Alberta Volunteer Application and submit this to Darts Alberta by no later than February 28, 2018.

Each successful applicant must comply with the screening criteria as outlined in Darts Alberta Policy 022.

Each applicant must be available, preferably in person or by teleconference, for the interview process that will be held on the evening of Saturday, March 24, 2018 in Ponoka.

Note that when completing the application for coaches, the options are listed under “Appointed Positions”. If interested in both Youth or Adult, please click on your preferred choice in the drop down menu and make a note of your second choice in the Comments Section.

Should a coach have any questions regarding training, certification or the selection process, please contact for more details.

2018 Provincial Eligibility List

All zone results are in and those guaranteed to participate in the 2018 Provincial Championship have now been published. If you are planning on participating in the event, please ensure that you review all of the pertinent information and links listed below as well as the tournament poster and Men's and Women's Eligibility Lists. 

Special room rates have been made available at the Edmonton Inn (formerly Ramada Inn) - host venue. The rates and booking details are included on the poster.

A total of 64 women are accepted into the provincial championship. With a total of 4 players eligible to accept their invitation directly to the provincials, this leaves 60 spots open for zone qualifiers.

  • Crystal Chiasson (Top 4 on the April 30, 2017 Ranking List)
  • Alex Foulds (Top 4 on the April 30, 2017 Ranking List)
  • Michelle Spicer (Top 4 on the April 30, 2017Ranking List)
  • Ivy Wieshlow (Top 4 on the April 30, 2017 Ranking List)

With only 51 zone participants, all women are eligible. The women’s list shows the order of seeding for Day 1 of the event.

The 2017 Men’s Zone Playoffs had a great response with a total of 136 participants. A total of 80 men are accepted into the provincial championship. This includes the 2 players that are eligible to accept their invitation directly to the provincials. 

  • Jim Edwards (Top 4 on the April 30, 2017 Ranking List)
  • John Hannon (Top 4 on the April 30, 2017 Ranking List)
  • Dion LaViolette (Top 4 on the April 30, 2017 Ranking List) - declined bye to provincials
  • Kenny MacNeil (Top 4 on the April 30, 2017 Ranking List) - gave up bye to participate in zones

For the remaining 78 spots, the following is a breakdown of the allotment of participants eligible to enter from each zone:

  • Zone 1 – Lethbridge area – 5 zone participants
  • Zone 2 – Cochrane area – 4 zone participants
  • Zone 3 – Calgary – 17 zone participants
  • Zone 4 – Red Deer area – 7 zone participants
  • Zone 5 (inactive)
  • Zone 6 – Edmonton – 33 zone participants
  • Zone 7 – Fort McMurray area – 6 zone participants
  • Zone 8 – Grande Prairie area – 6 zone participants

The men’s list of eligible participants shows those guaranteed a spot in the 2018 Provincials. For those listed as PENDING, eligibility is dependent on the number of guaranteed players that show up to participate from each zone. It is important to note that some players compete in the Zone playoffs and although they may have a guaranteed spot, they often choose not to travel to the provincials. This opens up additional spots for zone participants listed as pending and any individuals wishing to buy into the event that didn’t compete in zones. If any guaranteed players in your zone are not participating, this would automatically move everyone up on the list from your zone.

If more than 80 men show up to register, the following order is used to determine eligibility:

  • All those players listed as guaranteed as well as any pending players to fill the total spots allocated to each zone.
  • If additional spots are still available, these will be filled from other zone participants based on a formula that includes seeding points and current Darts Alberta ranking.
  • Any individuals that wish to buy into the event that didn’t complete in zone playoffs provided space is available.

Anyone planning on participating in the 2018 Provincial Championships should be aware of the following key points:

The 2018 National Championships are being held in Drummondville Quebec. If you make the team, you will be required to be in attendance from Sunday, June 10 through Friday, June 15. There are optional ranked tournaments the weekend prior and the weekend after.

Along with the coaching team, only a total of 8 men and 8 women will be provided funding by Darts Alberta to participate at the Nationals.

As a member of Team Alberta and this not being a casino year, the Team Qualifier / Commitment Fee will be $300.00 per person with the opportunity to earn $100.00 back in you work the next casino (Third Quarter of 2018). This fee entitles each team member with transportation, shared accommodations during the National Championship, a team shirt, banquet ticket and their entry fee into the nationals – all paid by Darts Alberta.

The format of play at the Provincials, for both the men's and women's events, is a round robin advancing to a double knockout:

  • Under 32 players – 8 sections of up to a maximum of 4 players with all players advancing to a 32-draw
  • 33 to 40 players – 8 sections of up to a maximum of 5 players with the top 4 advancing to a 32-draw
  • 41 to 48 players – 8 sections of up to a maximum of 6 players with all players advancing to a 64-draw
  • 49 to 64 players – 16 sections of up to a maximum of 4 players with all players advancing to a 64-draw
  • 65 to 80 players (men) – 16 sections of up to a maximum of 5 players with the top 4 advancing to a 64-draw

All details regarding the 2018 Provincial Championships are contained on the poster. Should you have any questions, please contact the DA Administrator ( or the DA Tournament Director (

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07-26-2017-2017 Klondike Open
06-03-2017-Board Members
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04-12-2017-Shoot on the Bow
02-16-2017-Expenses Paid by Darts Alberta for Team Alberta Members
02-09-2017-Win a Trip to the 2018 GVO
02-08-2017-2017 Darts Alberta Casino
01-20-2017-Important Changes for Elections at 2017 AGM
01-20-2017-Changes to Member League Singles Champion Awards
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03-31-2016-Tournament Participant Survey
03-17-2016-March 2016 eNews
01-28-2016-Call for Coaches
01-28-2016-Positions Up for Election at the 2016 AGM

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