Canadian National Adult Darts Championships 2012 - Day 1
June-13-12 - 2012 NDFC
With the march in of the provincial teams, opening speeches and the singing of our national anthem completed, the 2012 Canadian Nationals Adults Darts Championships were officially kicked off in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Day One saw the men's and ladies doubles titles up for grabs. The competition was fierce as every province battled to be in the top 4 of their round robin sections to advance to the sudden death knock-out rounds.
In the Ladies Doubles Team Alberta - Cindy Pardy & Ivy Wieshlow ousted Team Newfoundland & Labrador - Jenelle Legge & Patricia Farrell to advance to the finals stage while Team British Columbia - Mandy Fleck & Roxanne Van Tassel won their match in a clincher over Team Ontario - Robin Curry & Debra Lee Roberts to also advance to stage play.
With the national title up for grabs these gals took the finals match to the tie breaker leg with Team Alberta’s Cindy Pardy checking out 27 to leave British Columbia without a shot at 51 and sitting in second place.
Congratulations Team Alberta - Ivy Wieshlow and Cindy Pardy the 2012 Canadian National Ladies Doubles Champions!
The Men's doubles was just a cracker of a knock-out break down as some of the 'bookies favorites' fell by the wayside when the men turned up the heat!
Looking at the Top 4, the Newfoundland and Labrador Team of Troy Hanlon & Brent Colombe stepped to the oche against Team Ontario - Bruce Davey & Ron Miller to take the match before moving into their place on the finals stage. Northern Ontario's (host province) Jeff Noble & John Rutherford sent Team Nova Scotia - Rod Snow & Kiley Edmunds packing as they also headed into the final round.
The finals, best of 5, saw some great darts as Team Northern Ontario could not hold it together and Newfoundland and Labrador won their victory dance and the crown in a 3-1 score line.
Congratulations Brent Colombe and Troy Hanlon the 2012 Canadian National Men’s Doubles Champions!
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Article by Catherine Haycock