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Sutherland Shire Darts Association

The S.S.D.A. is a local Darts competition that is affiliated
with Darts NSW and plays on Tuesday nights in the
Sutherland Shire and the St George area.  
In 2012 we celebrated our 50th year of competition.  

The S.S.D.A. was founded by Mr. Jeff Rawlings in 1962
and has been played continuously since then.
Jeff used to work for the CSIRO and the very first game  
was a game played between a team from the
CSIRO and Cronulla Workers in 1962.  
Jeff passed away in 1999.  

For your information/entertainment we have links to the NSW Darts
web site, the  Darts Australia,  Dart Players Australia (DPA)  
and the World Darts Federation  (WDF).
Also from here you can get our local Association calendar, Zone
calendar, Shire Representative calendar, and an up-to-date
score sheet as soon as scores become available.  

All new players are welcome, please contact us on
and we will put you in touch with the closest Darts Club to you.  

Over the years there have been many changes to the format of the
game, some good and some not so good but the current
format seems to be working very well.  

All you need to play in this competition is 4 players
(min. 3, max. 6 on a night).  
We play 1 teams game i.e. 4 players (1001 x 1 leg), 2 doubles games
(801 x 1 leg in Division 1, 601 x 1 leg for the rest), 2 x singles games  
(501 best of 3 legs), 2 x reverse doubles games and 2 x singles games.  

This web site is an ongoing project and will be updated as often
as is needed. If anyone has any ideas, news or feedback,
please contact us on our e-mail address

The Sutherland Shire Darts Association competition has had
many great players over the years and some of those players
have gone on to represent NSW or Australia including
Michelle Lusty, Dennis Cotton, Kerry Jacobs (Slattery),  
Brian Roach, Mick Parker, Wayne Saunders (reserve), Karen Lenton,  
Cheryl Parker (reserve), Graham Davies, Paul Cotton, Lauren Evans.

Each year the Association picks Representative teams to play
against the New South Wales Junior Rep teams before their
Australian Junior Championships.   

The Hugh Williams Memorial Trophy.

Hugh played for Engadine RSL and was also on the Sutherland Shire
Darts Association Committee up until he passed away.
When his partner Yolande asked if a trophy could be set up in
his honour, it was decided that as Hugh was always encouraging
players to try their best, that the Hugh Williams trophy would be
awarded at the end of each competition to the player who had
improved most from the first half of the competition to the second
half of the competition.

The Leona Hunter Memorial Trophy.

Leona played her competition games for Helensburgh Bowling Club.
Leona was a member of the ladies Shire Rep team for many
years and was still a member of the Rep team when she was
killed in a car accident. Leona’s partner at the time,
Rowley Woods, asked if a trophy in her honour for the ladies could
be set up. The Leona Hunter trophy is awarded at the end of
each competition to the lady who has won the most singles
during that competition.  

The Steve Ling Memorial Trophy.

Steve played for many years for Cronulla Workers and Cronulla
Bowling Club. Steve was also a member of the Shire
Representative team.  Steve also went to the NSW
Championships on a number of occasions.
When Steve passed away his parents Maurie and Irene asked
if they could set up a trophy in his honour.  
Because Steve was a friend of Simon and Anne Bamforth,
a mixed doubles trophy was decided on.
Currently not being played.

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