On the 16th and 17th March, the Gibraltar Darts Association held its annual International Open.
The GDA (Youth) players performed brilliantly at the International Open.
Justin Hewitt won the 2019 Under-18 trophy, besting Craig Galliano 4-2 in the final. Craig Galliano however reached a remarkable joint 5th finish in the Adult event, where 129 players from different countries participated. Sean Negrette finished a very creditable joint 17th in the Adult event and was a semi-finalist in the youth event.
Additionally, there were two Gibraltar 2019 PDC World Cup of Darts qualifying tournaments where both Justin and Craig reached the Finals and Semi-finals respectively. Craig reached the final of the first tournament and semi-final of the second tournament whereas Justin reached the semi-final of the first tournament and the final of the second tournament. The Gibraltar 2019 PDC World Cup of Darts will be televise on Sky Sports later this year. Regrettably they did not qualify for the event, but were very close in doing so.
British Darts Organisation Open Event
During the 10th through to 17th March, the British Darts Organisation held the ‘Torremolinos Festival of Darts’ in the Sol Principe Hotel, Torremolinos.
Justin succeeded in finishing a joint 9th in the event where almost 170 players from 15 different countries participated. Highlights of his performance were two 11 darters, a 170 finish as well as multiple 180s.
The GDA (Youth) players continue going from strength to strength, their sights set on breaking through to the international stage; which seems closer and closer with each phenomenal performance that they deliver.
Pic: Craig Galliano, Minister Bossano and Justin Hewitt.