Craig Galliano claims victory in GDA Europa Stadium Ranking
The George Federico Darts Hall was a hive of activity once again for the fourth of seven Ranking Tournaments, the Europa Stadium Singles.
Thirty- five players registered hoping to gain Ranking points and thus 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.
Seed Nos. 1 Dyson Parody, 2 Antony Lopez & 7 Justin Hewitt all reached the Quarter Finals without losing a single leg. Seed 3 David Francis had a tough game Vs 10 year old Nico Bado who is surely a star of the future but was able to win 4-3. No4 Seed Roy Asquez was unable to keep up with Carlos Muñoz who beat him 4-0. Seed No5 fell at the first match losing 4-1 to veteran George Ramos, & No.6 Seed Craig Galliano won his board against Justin Broton 4-1.
The quarter final line up was as follows;
Dyson Parody 3-4 Dylan Duo
Carlos Muñoz 4-2 George Ramos
David Francis 1-4 Craig Galliano
Antony Lopez 3-4 Justin Hewitt
Dylan Duo kept up the pace with strong scoring against Carlos Muñoz winning 5-2 and claiming his 1st Ranking final spot of the season.
Craig Galliano faced off against his former Youth Team-mate and was able to keep ahead of him securing a 5-2 win.
Dylan Duo V Craig Galliano
Dylan won the Bull throw but some erratic scoring from him meant that Craig threw for a double first checking out D10 with Dylan trailing on 259.
The next 2 legs were much closer affairs with a few missed doubles but Craig managed to mark-up a 3-0 lead. Dylan then took out a D10 to take his 1st leg of the Final.
From then one Craig pulled ahead in each leg and hit D20 in the 7th to claim the title.
Craig Galliano 6-1 Dylan Duo
Congratulations to Craig Galliano, commiserations to Dylan Duo.
180’s: Dylan Duo x 4, Dyson Parody, Justin Stagno x 2, Carlos Muñoz, Roy Asquez, Craig Galliano, Antony Lopez, David Francis x 1
High Finishes: Jayce Asquez 134, Carlos Muñoz 115, Justin Hewitt 105
Source - gibdarts.org