Darterong 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, 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
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.