The Youth Provincial Championship Program
Is one of the longest standing Darts Alberta programs available to our youth members.
The objective of the program is to host a provincial championship to establish a team to represent Alberta at the NDFC Canadian Youth National Championship.
Age Eligibility Requirements
Youth members compete in two different age categories – Junior Youth and Senior Youth.
Male Junior Youth – Must be 15 years of age or younger as of October 1st of the current membership year.
Male Senior Youth – Must be 18 years of age or younger as of October 1st of the current membership year.
Female Junior Youth – Must be 15 years of age or younger as of October 1st of the current membership year.
Female Senior Youth – Must be 18 years of age or younger as of October 1st of the current membership year.
Youth Member Leagues
Youth leagues exist throughout Alberta where youth members can learn the sport, develop their skills and compete in weekly competition. For more information on how you can become a member of a youth league, get in touch with one of our Youth League Contacts. If interested in creating a youth league or becoming involved as a volunteer or youth coach, please contact DA Youth Director.
Youth leagues often hold a qualifier tournament within their league to familiarize their members with the format of the Provincial Championship. Although all youth league members are eligible to compete at the Provincial Championships, youth coaches may recommend that a member is not yet ready for that level of competition.
Eligibility is determined by:
Earning participation through Invitational Qualification, or
Qualifying through your DA youth member league, or
Entering by exercising the Individual Buy-In option.
Darts Alberta / NDFC Membership Fees:
League Members (Youth) – no charge
League Members (Coaches) – 1 free coach membership per 5 youth league members or portion thereof
League Members (Additional Coaches) – $15.00 per person
Individuals (Youth, not a member DA Member League) - $17.00 per person
The Provincial Championship is held in various locations throughout Alberta and always on the last “full” weekend in February.
Seeding for the Youth Provincial Championship is as follows:
Day 1 - competitors are placed into the round robin sections based on the Youth Ranking list.
Day 2 - competitors will be seeded into the round robin draw based on the number of points achieved from Day 1. Ties for seeding are based on their current position on the ranking list.
Format of the Provincials
Consists of Round Robin play advancing to a double knockout. Players are issued points based on their finishing position each day. At the end of the two days, the points are tallied to determine the finishing position of each competitor.
Youth Provincial Registration Fees:
$25.00 per person – through Invitational or Zone Qualification
$60.00 per person – through Individual Buy-In (non-members of a youth league)
From the final results of the Youth Provincial Championship, the top 2, plus alternate (3rd) in each of the four categories (Junior Male, Senior Male, Junior Female, Senior Female) form Team Alberta to represent our province at the NDFC Canadian Youth National Championship, accompanied by the DA Youth Director, one male coach/chaperone and one female coach/chaperone.
Should there be any ties after the completion of the Provincials, any ties affecting the placement of members on the team shall be played in accordance with NDFC rules (one game of 701 against all those tied).
The National Championship is held on the May Long Weekend in a different province each year.
This initiative is funded in part by Alberta Sport. Team Alberta travel to the Nationals is funded in a great part through Alberta Gaming proceeds.