Darts Alberta is excited to announce our first-ever online 50-50 raffle, where the winner could take home up to $10,000!
Proceeds will be used to offset the ever rising costs of running our youth and adult programs, and sending the teams to the nationals. Ticket purchasing starts today and the draw will take place at the 2023 AGM Shoot in Ponoka on April 15, 2023. You must physically be in Alberta when purchasing your online tickets. Let’s make this the biggest 50-50 darts has ever seen. The AGLC licence and rules are available to view online.
Organizers of the provincials are often asked to explain how the seeding works. It is most often easier to explain it visually. This article has been put together to better explain how the placing of seeds are determined.
Principles of seeding
If everyone came out of section in the order of their seeding and the higher seed always wins in the knockout, the #1 seed and the #2 seed would face each other in the final. If there are any upsets, this can completely skew the seeding.
Where to place seeds
To determine where to place seeds in the round robin, so that they are properly seeded into the knockout based on finishing in the right order, you need to start at the final and work your way backwards. The two seeds playing against each other must always add up to 1 more than the number of players still left in the knockout. This ensures that the highest seed is playing the lowest seed.
As you will see in the seed numbers listed on the two sample knockout sheets (both a 64 draw, one with 8 sections, one with 16 sections), the 2 competitors' seed numbers add up to 3, 5, 9, 17, 33 or 65.
If there are more than 32 players going through to the knockout, you still need to use the applicable 64-person draw sheets.
The 2022/2023 Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at the Ponoka Legion. This is a significant change to our typical mid-March date due to a venue issue.
The Board wants to ensure that all members are aware of our policy relative to elections that was adopted in 2018. 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 the 2023 Annual General Meeting, your INTENT TO RUN and Volunteer Application (if not already on file) must be received by no later than March 31, 2023.
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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 other qualifications and experience and the qualifications of other candidates. But it is important to note that if there are a sufficient number of candidates, those without the necessary qualificiations may not be considered.
Every applicant must complete the Darts Alberta Volunteer Application and submit this to the Darts Alberta Administrator. The deadline is typically December 31. This is being extended until Thursday, January 12, 2023 as this notification is later than when we would typically post it.
Each successful applicant must comply with the screening criteria as outlined in Darts Alberta Policy 022.
Each applicant must be available, preferably in person, for the interview process that will be held later in January. Further details will be provided, if selected for an interview.
Note that when completing the application for coaches, the options are listed under “Appointed Positions”. If interested in both Youth and Adult Coach Positions, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
It would appear there are a lot of misconceptions regarding why the Klondike Open and Snoflake Open chose not to remain WDF ranked. The new WDF ranking system criteria dicates too many differences in rules and format requirements in comparison to how these tournament have been operating for more than 60+ and 30+ years, respectively.
A report has been submitted to the WDF on behalf of the two tournament organizers in hopes of working with the WDF to overcome some of these challenges.
For more information, please see the full report to the WDF.
Darts Alberta is pleased to announce a new Darts Alberta ranked tournament - the first-ever in Fort McMurray. The tournament will be hosted over the Easter long weekend (April 7-9, 2022) at the Quality Inn and Conference Centre. Further details to follow.
Congratulations to the organizing committee in Fort McMurray!
The Coaching Association of Canada has dedicated September 17 to 25, 2022 as NATIONAL COACHES WEEK!
Whether its hockey, speed skating, soccer or darts, competing in a sport can have a huge impact in a person’s life.
Without dedicated coaches, who play a significant role in an athlete’s development, these types of memories and life experiences would not be possible.
Whether you happen to meet up with a dart coach or if you’re still in touch with any of your former dart coaches, why not take a moment out of your day to say... #ThanksCoach!
The Government of Alberta will match donations to sport organizations up to a $1,000 for any one single donation. Eligible organizations can received up to a maximum of $10,000 in matched funds. The donation program is in effect from now until October 15, 2022. Darts Alberta is an eligible organization through the Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Donation Fund program. Your donations will help Darts Alberta access these additional matching government funds to help enhance the many programs and services provided by Darts Alberta.
MAKE YOUR DONATION TODAY through the government’s online portal at https://www.alberta.ca/sport-physical-activity-and-recreation-donation-form.aspx. Select “darts” in the Program type dropdown menu. Individual and corporate donations are accepted. Official donation receipts can be requested.
More information on the program can be found at https://albertasport.ca/programs/donation-fund-program/donation-fund-guidelines/.