Pinoy in 1998, was the first dart event organized
by the National Dart Foundation of the Philippines.
It introduced multiple events in one day, single
knockout format in all events and the seeded format
in a major tournament, all standard practices
today. This has since been the historical roots
and the thrust of the foundation - to be at par
with international standards, to set standards
for dart excellence, to elevate darts as a mainstream
sports, to change the image of darts and to provide
a new vision for the growth of darts. The foundation
undertook new directions and innovations such
as the TusokAral - dart clinics, Dart Mall Tour,
TV Specials, ndfpdarts.com website, NDFP ranking
events, Robson Dart League, Darterong Pinoy –
Free Registration tournaments, Philippine Qualifier
WDC to name a few. In the end, the foundation
helped shape how darts is played today.
Today, Philippine darts is in
a phenomenal dart revival, but unlike before,
this new explosive growth of darts is anchored
on a solid foundation, nurtured by a viable
dart infrastructure. The foundation helped dart
organizers create dart organizations, regional
coordinators to regional federations, local
tournaments to national tournaments. This dart
infrastructure is led by the regional dart federations,
aided by the vibrant nationwide local dart organizations,
generating the support network for the nationwide
recurrent dart activities and calendar of events
where darters can prepare for through out the
Given this infrastructure, a
new competitive dart environment is developing,
our top darters are being sharpened, a new base
of darters is expanding and new talents are
being harnessed and molded. As we consolidate
this new environment, we now look for new horizons
beyond the Philippine shores.
Historically, the National Dart
Foundation of the Philippines started as an
advocacy group, derided by the boldness of its
ambition and ridiculed in its vision for change.
The foundation persevered, their vision and
innovations has taken roots, a vibrant infrastructure
is in place and a new dart culture is evolving.
These happened with the affirmation and support
of the federated nationwide darters. They have
taken the moral integrity and authority to lead
and has taken leadership in Philippine darts.
Hence forth, the National Dart
Foundation of the Philippines as an advocacy
and catalyst for change has outlived its formation.
The future of Philippine darts lies in the men
and women who pursued our vision and struggled
to create a new dynamic and honorable dart environment.
Leadership integration with these individuals,
local organizations and regional federation
can only be facilitated with the formation of
the National Darts Federation of the Philippines.
National representation is essential as we chart
the course of Philippine darts, we need to build
national consensus rather than dictate and we
need to accommodate rather than exclude.
We enjoin darters to expand
the formation of the nationwide local dart organizations
and to support and be part of the National Darts
Federation of the Philippines.