Welcome to New Board Members

Darts Alberta welcomes Cory Bowen as the new Darts Alberta President and Bill McGuire as the Darts Alberta Second Vice President, effective July 1, 2023. A special thanks goes out to Fred Seaward, now our Past President and to Keith Sheppard (former 2nd Vice) for their years of service on the Darts Alberta Board of Directors. 

2023 Pro Am Registration

The poster is available in the Tournament Calendar for the 2023 Pro Am in Ponoka in September. The Elite List has been published, including the results from the most recent ranking list. See Elite List for eligibility and the Poster for tournament details. 

We would also like to remind all Grassroots Award winners from our Member Leagues to get registered. 

All players must register and pay in advance. Grassroots players must have been nominated by their league and received an award package. Elite players must be on the Elite List. All must register by etransfering $10.00 registration fee to payments@dartsalberta.com

There are limited spaces available, so registration is first come, first guaranteed. 

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Bill McGuire (2ndvicepresident@dartsalberta.com).

WestJet Gift of Flight Raffle

Darts Alberta is excited to announce our newest fundraiser - a WestJet gift of flight (see rules for details). Draw will be held on June 17, 2023. Click here for tickets - https://www.rafflebox.ca/raffle/da639829. 25% of all proceeds will be donated directly to our Alberta member youth clubs. The remainder of the proceeds will be used to offset the ever increasing costs of sending the youth and adult teams to the nationals, as well as  supporting our Alberta youth programs. 

PLEASE NOTE THE DRAW LOCATION HAS CHANGED. The draw will still be held on June 17, 2023 but it will be held at 1:30 pm at the Jasper Place Legion in Edmonton. 

50-50 Winner

Congratulations June Martin-Gendron (BritCan) of Calgary. June won a total of $1,082.50 on today's Game Day 50-50. A huge shout out to everyone that supported the fundraiser by purchasing tickets! These proceeds will help offset the ever-increasing costs of sending the teams to the youth and adult nationals. 

Win up to $10,000 in the new Darts Alberta online raffle

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.


How Darts Alberta Seeding Works

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. 

AGM Date Change and Call for Board Nominations

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 administrator@dartsalberta.com for more details.

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