New faces, solid performances at Youth Provincials

Lots of new juniors at Youth Provincials bodes well for the future, while our established stars are off to Nationals again to represent Saskatchewan.

All 20 participants are pictured at the Youth Provincials in Saskatoon. No names – you know who you are!

With a full report, here’s SDA Youth Director Melanie December:

We had an awesome weekend at the 2019 Saskatchewan Youth Provincials with 20 participants! All players played well, had fun and showed great sportsmanship. The event started Saturday February 16 at 10 am and finished at approximately 3 pm Sunday.

The largest group was in junior boys with 14 competitors. It was a close finish for the boys with a playoff needed for the alternate placements. The winner was a repeat of last year, Joshua Adrian from Nipawin.

In second place was Jaden English from Saskatoon. Garth Camber from Nipawin was successful in the playoff for alternate, and due to having no second-place Senior boy, he was asked to move up to the Senior division. As a result, Matthew Sheppard from Maple Creek will be our alternate Junior boy for the Nationals.

Junior girls featured three competitors and taking first is another repeat winner from last year, Taryn Kristjansson from Saskatoon. It was close for second and alternate, but in the end Kya Scott from Maple Creek edged out Shaukeena McKay of Nipawin to finish second! Shaukeena wins the alternate spot.

In Senior boys we only had one competitor, Cameron Wheeler from Nipawin, who took home the winner’s cup and played well throughout the weekend, practising with other youth and adult dart players who were there supporting.

In Senior girls, Rianna December of Saskatoon and Keturah Adrian of Nipawin were the two competitors. Rianna took first and Keturah came in second from the weekend of play.

Three 180s were shot over the weekend; one by Rianna and two by Taryn. Way to represent ladies!

As usual the players were asked to vote for the male and female sportsmanship awards. This year the honour of this title went to Kya Scott and Gabe Lachapelle, both from Maple Creek. Way to go!

Congrats to those who made the team and to all the others who played well throughout two long days. We had new players and a few familiar faces which was awesome.

Thank you to all the parents and volunteers, you made this event possible! – Melanie December,Youth Director

Thanks Melanie. Youth Nationals are in Saskatoon this year, May 16-20.