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The 2019 Greenzone Development tour played out its last event of the year at the West Midlands Darts Academy.

This week we visited Tewkesbury Junior Darts Academy and joined in on the Wednesday night session.

Ahead of the 2020 calendar launch of JDC activity next year, JDC Chairman Steve Brown sets the scene for what is to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JDC Ireland Academy coach Keith O'Neill has been appointed as head of JDC operations in Ireland. 

 

Keith O'Neill pictured above (right) with JDC Chairman Steve Brown has been appointed to assist in the growth of junior and youth darts across Ireland. With such a pool of great talent coming through and the increase in academy interest in Ireland, Keith will be the lead to JDC Operations Director Darren Barson in growing the academy and tournament network of the JDC in Ireland. 2020 will see the collection of academies in Ireland grow to 5 with the introduction of the first Academy to hit Northern Ireland. 

Currently academies can be found in Athlone, Tallaght and Co Carlow who are all actively affiliated to the JDC. 

 

JDC Director Darren Barson commented " the appointment for Keith was only a matter of time, Keith has assisted us way before this appointment over the last few years on many occassions. Keith has been a huge ambassador to the JDC and we appreciate all he does. Keith has provided a solid academy base now in Ireland and has assisted the JDC on accreditation days, as well as providing teams for the JDC World Cup in previous years. What Keith has proved is that if you are willing to dedicate some time to a passion, the rewards will come through. 

We are delighted to be working more closely with Keith".

 

The JDC now has plans to affiliate further academies in Ireland, reach out to the education departments in Ireland and secure tournaments and development pathways for more children in 2020 and beyond. For further detail on JDC activity in Ireland please keep an eye on the JDC's Social media and Website. 

 

If you wish to make contact directly about Ireland please email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

21/11/19

Blackburn Youth Darts Academy coach Keith Brunt is awarded the JDC Community Award 2019

GreenZone Tour Dates 2020.

 

All Greenzone events are open to any child who wishes to play under the age of 18. 

The events are designed to allow all abilitities to compete and are centred around educating, having fun and making friends around the sport of Darts. Entry is £3 per event. If you are not part of an affiliated JDC academy and want to play in these events, the JDC will grade your handicap at the start of the day from 10am. 

At all events please arrive to register between 10am and 11am. The tournament will start at 11:30am. If you need to be graded please arrive for 10am. This is a great opportunity to prepare young players for tournaments without huge pressure and the element of learning and educating is the main aim of these events. 

 

 

Greenzone Development Tour 2020

 

 

 

Greenzone Playing Rules

The JDC's annual pilgrimidge to the Grand Slam of Darts in Wolverhampton was a great night for all concerned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Luke "the nuke" Littler claimed his first JDC tour win in Liverpool last weekend.

A forty one player field contested the third Rileys Super 16 qualiier in the North West to see who will make it through to the finals in December. The event itself is designed to match the best 8 players of the Super16 Tour and the best 8 players from the JDC academy system. With one more qualifying event to go Luke joins Harry Gregory and Henry Coates in the finals on December 28th in Wolverhampton. The 4 tour winners will then be joined by the best placed 4 players in the tour OOM completing the best 8 players from the 2019 qualifying events. 

The final qualifier will be held at Rileys Solihull on November 9th. All events register at 11am until 11:30 and start at 12pm. All events are run on the DartConnect scoring system and selected games are live streamed at the event. The Super16 finals are on December 28th at Rileys Wolverhampton played down to the final. The ultimate final of this event will be held on stage at the Masters in Milton Keynes in the new year. 

For more information please click on the Super16 page on this site. 

The JDC takes its academy accreditation day on the road to the City West Dublin.

The conclusion of the Scott Farms International Junior World Darts Championship will be on December 21st at the Alexandra Palace London during the PDC's World Darts Championship.

 

 

 

 

The two players who will battle it out to become JDC World Champion are Ireland's Keane Barry and the Czech Republics Adam Gawlas. After a sensational finals day in Gibraltar the two players will be chasing a prize of £2000 and to be the holders of the newly named Tommy Cox trophy.

Both players will meet on Saturday December 21st as they take to the greatest stage in darts. With tournament averages posted by Barry of 93.5 and Gawlas of 78.1, we are sure to get a great final from these players. 

 

Keane Barry became the first winner of the JDC's International Open event out in Gibraltar in a thrilling final with Scotlands Nathan Girvan. Posting a match average of 100.5 and a tournament average of over 90, the young Irishmen was pushed to a last leg decider in the final. With early round victories over Englands Sean Craig and New Zealands Jack Sheppard, Barry would encounter the current JDC World champion in the Quarter finals. With a 83.5 match average disposed of the World champion 4-0.

 

With a victory over Tomas Houdek and blasting in a 90.2 match average could Barry be stopped?. 

In the final he would meet Scotlands Nathan Girvan, and what a final. Leg for leg in the early stages of this best of 11 final until Barry put a run of three legs on the bounce to lead 4 legs to 2. The Scot hit straight back and with two further leg wins it would go the distance. Ultimately it would be Barry who would claim the trophy and the £1500 prize fund. 

 

Qtr Finals

KEANE BARRY 4-0 JURJEN VAN DER VELDE

TOMAS HOUDEK 4-2 NATHAN CARE

ADAM GAWLAS 4-1 KILLIAN HEFFERNAN

NATHAN GIRVAN 4-3 KEELAN KAY

 

Semi Finals

KEANE BARRY 5-3 TOMAS HOUDEK

NATHAN GIRVAN 5-0 ADAM GAWLAS

 

FINAL

KEANE BARRY 6-5 NATHAN GIRVAN

Tuesday's action began with the Sports, Culture and Youth Minister, Mr Steven Linares opening the tournament officially in front of and excited crowd. 

Group stage darts would be followed by a last 16 knock out stage that allowed the players plenty of game experience for the first day of three days of competition in Gibraltar. Teams in the running to be in the last 16 were making good headway in the early stages, England A, Ireland A, Gibraltar A and Holland A. However some exciting and super play from the remaining nations ensured things were  getting tight and the day would be a longer affair. The bridge between nations not expected to be able to compete with the more favoured nations is getting smaller hugely noticable. 

In the end the two teams that would make the final would be double dutch. Holland A and Holland B.

Holland A were just that bit stronger in the final and took the match. During the day the two teams averaged the same level at around 65 per team but Holland A, equipped with current JDC World Champion Jurjen Van der Velde retained the title to become 2019 Champions. 

 

 

With just seven days until the first event in the JDC's World Championships 2019, all the focus now turns to Gibraltar.

After a pre championship visit to the rock last week, JDC Chairman says that "Gibraltar is ready to go".

The Junior Darts Corporation will name its Junior World Championship Trophy after the late Tommy Cox.

A one off JDC Accreditation day will take place in Dublin at the city West Hotel on October 10th.

A great opportunity to spend the day with the JDC and JDC Ireland. Fun and informative. If you are looking to add a new dynamic to your darts club or academy, or wish to start and affiliated JDC academy then this is for you.

 

"all you need is your darts" 

Full details and booking your place please visit - www.jdcshop.net

 

If you require further information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

DartConnect to sponsor the JDC's International Open in Gibratar next month. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The final total of nations competing in the PDPA Junior World Cup 2019 will be 16.

The confirmed nations to play on Tuesday September 24th in Gibraltar are confirmed as

 

Host Nation - GIBRALTAR

2018 Champions - HOLLAND

AUSTRALIA

DENMARK

SCOTLAND

NEW ZEALAND

SPAIN

INDIA

ENGLAND

CHINA

WALES

CZECH REPUBLIC

IRELAND

USA

ICELAND

CANADA

 

This year will see new team entrants in Canada, India, Czech Republic, Australia and New Zealand.

All players who represent their nation will be presented with a bespoke JDC nations shirt for the competition and a place to represent themselves in the Scott Farms International Junior World Darts Championship on the 26th of September in Gibraltar. 

 

For further information on the Junior World Darts finals in Gibraltar please view the Gibraltar section on this website.

9/8/19 

 

 

 

German darting stars of the future spend the day at JDC HQ as Hannover 96 pay a visit to Bristol.

The Nederlandse Darts Bond confirm the eight players for Gibraltar to defend Hollands team title of 2018.

Team Spain once again will join the JDC Junior World Darts Championships.

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