The George Federico Darts Hall hosted the third of seven Ranking Tournaments of the Darts Season, the Carmelo Ellul Trophy. This tournament was named in honour of the Late Carmelo Ellul who along with Dave Obee formed the GDA back in 1958, and served on the Committee for many years.
35 players registered to attempt to gain Ranking points and gain the opportunity to represent Gibraltar in International Competitions.
Early rounds of this seeded tournament are played as best of 7 legs and played over 8 boards, with 8 seeded players.
All of the seeded players reached the Quarter finals, except Nº4 seed Roy Asquez who narrowly lost to Carlos Muñoz 4-3 and Nº7 seed Justin Hewitt who was knocked out by Daryl Vassallo 4-1. Seed Nº5 Christian Tosso had an early scare in his board final when facing Manolo Vilerio Sr, but he was able to come out on top 4-3
Following some high scoring matches the quarter final line up was as follows;
Dyson Parody 4 – 2 Sean Negrette
Carlos Muñoz 4 – 2 Christian Tosso
David Francis 2 – 4 Craig Galliano
Antony Lopez 4 –1 Daryl Vassallo
Carlos Muñoz seemed to run out of stream against a strongly scoring Dyson Parody who got his spot in the final with a 4-0 win.
Antony Lopez had a much tougher contest against Craig Galliano but was able to keep him at bay with a 5-4 win.
Dyson Parody V Antony Lopez
Dyson won the Bull throw and both players started with good scoring. Dyson hit D20 with his 1st dart, leaving Antony trailing on 135.
Dyson also claimed the 2nd leg in which both players hit a maximum 180. Antony had several misses at double which allowed Dyson to clinch it with a D10.
The 3rd leg went all Antony’s way, checking out D10 leaving Dyson with 61 on the scoreboard. 2-1
Dyson then pulled ahead getting himself a 5-1 lead with some clinical finishing. A maximum 180 from Antony in the 4th leg and some strong scoring by him wasn’t enough.
In the 7th leg Antony showed he still had some fight in him by checking out on D20, hitting 2×100 scores along the way.
Dyson followed up with another 180 maximum in the next leg, followed by a 140, and finished on D20, leaving Antony some way behind on 191.
A good final by two great players.
Preliminary Round Results
Kean Olivero 4-1 Francis Remorino
Kevin O’Callaghan 4-0 Darren Olivero
Manuel Vilerio Jnr 4-1 Justin Stagno
First Round Results
Dyson Parody 4-2 Jayce Asquez
Denis Sheehan 4-0 Maxi Broton
Antony Lopez 4-0 Justin Ghio
Jarvis Bautista 4-0 Nathan Old
David Francis 4-0 George Ramos
Dylan Duo Snr 4-2 Justin Broton
Carlos Muñoz 4-3 Roy Asquez
Steve March 4-3 John Remorino
Christian Tosso 4-0 Joseph Sanchez
Manuel Vilerio Snr 4-1 Tony Dawkins
Craig Galliano 4-2 Dayle Ramirez
Kean Olivero 4-3 Jeremy Cruz
Daryl Vassallo 4-1 Justin Stagno
Kevin O’Callaghan 4-0 Charlie Borastero
Sean Negrette 4-2 Karl Mena
Dylan Duo Jnr 4-1 Manuel Vilerio Jnr
Second Round Results
Dyson Parody 4-0 Denis Sheehan
Antony Lopez 4-1 Jarvis Bautista
David Francis 4-0 Dylan Duo Snr
Carlos Muñoz 4-0 Steve March
Christian Tosso 4-3 Manuel Vilerio Snr
Craig Galliano 4-0 Kean Olivero
Daryl Vassallo 4-1 Kevin O’Callaghan
Sean Negrette 4-2 Dylan Duo Jnr
Dyson Parody 4-2 Sean Negrette
Carlos Muñoz 4-2 Christian Tosso
Craig Galliano 4-2 David Francis
Antony Lopez 4-1 Daryl Vassallo
Dyson Parody 5-0 Carlos Muñoz
Antony Lopez 5-4 Craig Galliano
Dyson Parody 6-2 Antony Lopez
Congratulations to Dyson Parody, commiserations to Antony Lopez!
180’s: Antony Lopez x 5, Dyson Parody x 4, Craig Galliano, Sean Negrette, Daryl Vassallo x 2, Christian Tosso, David Francis, Carlos Muñoz, Manolo Vilerio Sr, Dylan Duo x 1
High Finishes: David Francis 156, Denis Sheehan 135, Craig Galliano 130, Dyson Parody 120, Manolo Vilerio Sr 110