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Thursday, April 29, 2010

from the email stack... $2,500+ T-Town Shootout Tournament

$2,500+ Tournament will be held at the Senate Luxury Suites,
900 SW Tyler, Topeka, Kansas (785) 233-5050. Events at 7
p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday/Sunday. Darter rates
available. - Flier link

www.topekadartassociation.com/

VCDA April 29, 10 updates

#darts: Just a reminder that the updated SLR/Handicaps go into effect tonight!
http://vcda.org/roster.html

Also keep in mind that the Bench Warmer will hold it's 1st Sunday of the month Blind Draw this Sunday!
http://vcda.org/bench.html

And the next ADO Qualifier - Men’s Singles & Women’s Singles Event! (open to VCDA members only)
http://vcda.org/ADOqualifier.html

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The New Tropicana World Series of Darts Festival

June 26-30, 2010 • Las Vegas • The £131,800 New Tropicana World Series of Darts Festival



The New Tropicana World Series of Darts Festival will take place at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino from June 26 through June 30, 2010 and will include 5 major events offering a total of £131,800 in prize money. In addition, each evening, Saturday through Tuesday, there will be a Doubles event open to anyone who wishes to play. Players/Teams may enter on the day for this supplementary events.

Monday, April 26, 2010

from the email stack... Darts for Dreams Charity event reminder

For anyone interested, the Greater Trenton Dart League raised over $20,200 at
the event two weeks ago.

We had 100 attendees, representing nine dart leagues and associations.

Thanks to anyone on here who attended, plus of course anyone not here who
attended, our sponsors (110+ of them), volunteers, and anyone else involved in
any way.

THANKS!

Friday, April 23, 2010

4-22-10 Ventura County Corp Games A -Division


In the end it was a "Tale of 3 Amgens" as three of their teams placed in the top four with the City of Ventura (team #1) standing in the way of a clean sweep.

1st Amgen (team #1)
2nd City of Ventura (team #1)
3rd Amgen (team #2)
4th Amgen (team #3)
5th To be announced

Ventura County Corporate Games Dart Competition
Photos posted at www.vcda.org

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Manley on the Mend!

Peter Manley had vowed to resume his darts career and come out fighting after recovering from a serious health scare.

The Unicorn ace spent 15 days in hospital with heart problems.

He is now back home and resting but remains focused on getting back on the oche next month.
(link to full article...)

Ventura County Corporate Games Dart Comp... B Division Dart Competition 4-21-10


Great matches tonight:
1st PTI Tech
2nd Monsanto
3rd Teradyne
4th J.D. Power
5th tie: Patagonia & Spanish Hills

Photos at:
http://vcda.org/

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

4-20-10 Ventura County Corp Games C-Division



Fun and close matches tonight:
1st CalAmp Corp
2nd Rexnord
3rd Cooper International
4th City of Santa Paula
5th Ventura County DA's Office

http://vcda.org/index.html

Ventura County Corporate Games Dart Comp... D Division

The first night of the Ventura County Corporate Games Dart Competition saw fantastic matches with many teams having the the chance to hit the winning double, but in the end it was:

more photos at:

http://vcda.org/


1st Limoneira,

2nd Impact Sciences

3rd Winchester

4th Leach Mounce

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Article... Darts fly around Savannah

DartsVoodoo Curse dart player Chris Kontos takes AimPhoto by Cameron Belk

It’s Tuesday night at 8 p.m., and bars throughout Savannah are crowded with teams huddled together, prepping for fierce competition among steel-tip dart aficionados.

“Shoot well. Shoot well,” Chris Kontos, 23, says as he shakes hands with each player on the opposing team before the game begins. “You only shake hands with the opposing team, not fist bump,” Kontos says. “You only fist bump with your teammates, usually after each throw.”

Kontos, an aviation technician for Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., plays for Voodoo Curse, a calm, collective team from Tommy’s Bar in Pooler. The dart league is divided into nine divisions, “A” through “I” with “A” being the best players in Savannah.

Voodoo Curse is among seven dart teams in division “G” that play weekly at different bars in or near the city. On this Tuesday night Voodoo Curse plays at Friendly’s Tavern, where steel-tip dartboards line every wall and a cloud of smoke seems to permanently hover near the ceiling. The blades on the fan move slowly, cutting through the haze but never moving it

“It is a way to see Savannah in a different light. I would have never gone to half of the places if it wasn’t for darts,” says Kontos.

Next to the boards are plaques with team names—Hitmen, Tip-N-Big, The Men of Steel and Our Night Out—carved into the wood. The light is dim in the center of the room, but spotlights illuminate every dartboard.

A wooden shelf running along the faded brick wall above the bar holds many years’ worth of dart trophies, ranging in size from two inches to two feet high. A poster advertises “Dart Tournament. Every Friday Night.” If a player competes in several tournaments and shoots well enough, he or she can qualify to play in tournaments around the world.

Voodoo Curse gathers around the team’s assigned table, directly behind their opponents, the Hitmen. Kontos pulls his flights, the tails, from his dart case and straightens them out. The straighter the tails, the more stable and faster the darts throw.

“They also show personality,” Kontos says. “Every flight tells a story of who the person is. Mine are black and conservative, but some flights are flashy with colors or sayings.”

The front door opens. Five beer cans clink behind the bar where they dangle from a piece of wood painted with “Redneck Wind Chime.” Red and white streamers hang from the ceiling and run diagonally across the room, twisted around steel posts.

A couple of players line up behind the board for practice throws before the first game of 301 begins. The goal of 301 is to be the first person to reach zero.

A player busts if the score goes less than zero. One player from each team competes, and each player shoots and subtracts their points from 301. Once the darts start flying, they don’t stop until the last game ends.

The smoke in the room grows thicker as the night grows darker. The owner of the bar also owns a laundromat next door, and a TV is hooked to the wall across from the bar. Four split screens show the washers and dryers and the people washing their clothes.

It’s Kontos’ turn to shoot. He plays Cricket, a game with the objective to close out every number before an opponent does. To close out a number, the player must score three of a particular number on the board.

Kontos wears headphones, concentrating on the board. The Voodoo Curse captain leans over and whispers in Kontos’ ear, then pats him on the back.

“Darts are about 80 percent mental,” a teammate tells Kontos before he shoots.

After a close back and forth , Kontos closes his numbers out first and wins his game.

“Darts are not about drinking and bars,” Kontos says. “It’s about the competition and the game. It just happens to be played in bars all over Savannah.”

Voodoo Curse overcomes Hitmen. Like players in every sport, each dart team shakes their opponents’ hands and says, “Good game.” Next week, Voodoo Curse will play at Tommy’s Bar again, and then it’s back on the road for an away game.

For more information about dart games around Savannah or how to join a league, log onto Savannah Area Darting Association (click this link).
Contact Cameron Belk.

Darts fly around Savannah

April 16, 2010
By Cameron Belk
http://www.scaddistrict.com/?p=8272

Friday, April 16, 2010

from the email stack... dart tournament flyers

The Sierra Vista Dart Association

April 23 - 25, 2010

21st Annual Thunder Mountain Open

$3,250 Steel-tip Dart Tournament


Flyer link:

2010 TMO Flyer11.pdf flyer



Hi Darters,


I am sending this a bit ahead of the game, dart tournament for Wednesday May 5th, 2010, but I have attached a flyer if you would like to come and play yourself or know of anyone that would like to play on your list serv. If you know of any other good sites to send this to, please let me know. We have anywhere from 10-16 players (mostly 16) and would like to grow the tournament so bigger pot $$ and known as a place that has the tourneys.



Best,

Ashlee Gardner

Link to flyer at CAT AND FIDDLE CRICKET.pdf flyer




WILDWEST SHOOTOUT

May 28, 29 & 30, 2010

$6,095 Steel-Tip Dart Tournament


Flyer link:

WildWestShootout2010.pdf flyer

ADO Region 2-2 Regional Qualifies and VCDA - League level qualifiers

Ventura County Dart Association
ADO East-West All Star QUALIFIERS TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE



April 24, 2010 at 2:00 PM
The Bench Warmer 1855 E. Main Street Ventura, Ca
(805) 643-4303
This event is open anyone age 21 and over.
$10.00 Entry Fee

May 5, 2010 at 7:30 PM
Sam’s Saloon 3129 Saviers Road Oxnard, Ca
(805) 486-6077
Event is open only to VCDA members
Men’s Singles & Women’s Singles Event
$10.00 Entry Fee

May 8, 2010 at 2:00 PM
Butera’s Billiards 467 W. New Los Angeles Ave Moorpark, Ca
(805) 523-3088
This event is open to anyone age 21 and over
$10.00 Entry Fee

May 15, 2010 at 2:00 PM
The Bench Warmer 1855 E. Main Street Ventura, Ca
(805) 643-4303
This event is open to anyone age 21 and over
Men’s Singles & Women’s Singles Event
$10:00 Entry Fee


Contact Bryan Gosser (805) 312-4375 for more information
http://vcda.org/ADOqualifier.html



ADO Region 2-2 East-West All Star Regional
Saturday, May 22nd, 2010
At: The Bench Warmer
Ventura, CA 805-643-4303

Signups 11:00 am
Start 12:00 pm
$110.00 Entry fee


This regional will be all 501, and the format will be Round Robin
(must play 3 legs).

The winner of the Regional will go to the East-West All-Star Match, in Stamford, CN

August 6th, 2010

Association ADO Representatives and ADO Associations: Please hold Local Qualifiers to send people to the Regional. The ADO Regional Representative would like our region to have more people at the Regional to represent us there and in the national.

Any questions please call:
Doug McDonough
619-392-3693
doublebull50@cox.net


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

update:Cleveland Dart Extravaganza 33 - PDC Unicorn Women's World Championship Qualifier

ATTENTION ALL LADIES

The Cleveland Dart Extravaganza 33 is proud to announce that it will be hosting a PDC Unicorn Women's World Championship Qualifier on Saturday, May 1st, 2010. Registration ends at 6pm, qualifying play to begin immediately after. The qualifier winner will be invited to participate in the Women's World Championship. More information about the Womens World Championship can be found in the March/April 2010 issue of Bulls-Eye News or you may contact Jay Tomlinson, PDC North American Coordinator at tomlinson.jay@gmail.com.

The Cleveland Dart Extravaganza 33 will be held on April 30th - May 2nd, 2010 at the Cleveland Airport Marriott Hotel. Click Reservations for the $79+tax Darter Rate, while supplies last.

Download the flyer or visit the Extravaganza webpage for more details.


Update:

NORTH AMERICAN QUALIFIERS
The USA Qualifier will be held at the Cleveland Extravaganza tournament on Saturday May 1. This event will begin at 6pm and is being held at the Cleveland Airport Marriott, 4277 West 150th Street , Cleveland , OH , and will cost $20 to enter
The Canadian Qualifier will be held as part of the Le Skratch Sarantos Retsinas Memorial Dart Tournement, and the qualifier will be held on Saturday May 8 at 7.30pm. This event will be held at the Hellenic Community of Montreal South Shore Region, 5220 Grande Allée, Saint Hubert , Quebec , and will cost $20 to enter.
Two women will qualify for the last 32; one will come from the USA and one will come from Canada .
The entry fees for both events will be awarded to the winner for airfare expenses for their travel to the UK to compete in Barnsley .



PDC CANADIAN & US UNICORN WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS

The PDC’s official darts equipment provider, Unicorn, will sponsor the 2010 Unicorn Women's World Championship. This competition is open and available to any female over 18 years of age. Qualifiers from Riley’s Dartzones (UK) and International associates will comprise the field of 32 players in the event which will be played at Barnsley Metrodome on June 12, 2010 down to the final two. The finalists will compete for the title live on Sky Sports at the Winter Gardens before the final of the World Matchplay.



There will be one qualifier for a Canadian player and one qualifier for a US player. Due to the urgency of the deadline, the Canadian qualifier (open to Canadian women residents) will be played in conjunction with the Le Skratch Sarantos Retsinas Memorial Dart Tournement, on Saturday, May 8th at 7:30 PM at the Hellenic Community of Montreal South Shore Region, 5220 Grande Allée, Saint Hubert, Quebec.
BEN article link

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Ventura County Corporate Games draw near-record participation

Corporate Games draw near-record participation

* By Anne Kallas
Despite — or maybe because of — a faltering economy, the 21st Ventura Corporate Games opened Wednesday with 66 teams competing for bragging rights in 30 sporting events under sunny skies with a warm breeze blowing off the ocean on the Ventura Promenade.

“We’re just one short of the record number of companies, 67, that have participated in the games. It shows that companies are finding a way to participate

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/apr/07/corporate-games-draw-near-record-participation/

Click here for other Corporate Games posts

from the email stack... Darts for Dreams 5

Hey there everyone.  If anyone is in the NJ area this Saturday, April 10th, and
wants to participate in a worthy cause, please stop by.

Darts for Dreams 5
April 10th, 2010
VFW 3525, 77 Christine Way, Hamilton NJ 08619
Doors open at noon, darts start at 1 PM until 7 PM or later.

Details at www.njdarts.com/gtedl

This isn't a bracket style tournament. You can come and go as you please.
Admission is $10, and then $5 for each entry. Each entry is 51 darts for high
score. The high score each hour wins a prize. There is also a four person and
youth event.

The Greater Trenton Dart League, along with all the participants the past four
years have raised over $43,000 and we hope to continue this year with a big
donation. So again, if you're in the area, come out and support a worthy cause.

Gary

Monday, April 05, 2010

Corporate Games competition under way

Every year, corporate teams from Ventura and Santa Barbara counties pair muscle power with athletic cunning to take home medals in sports such as dodge ball, bowling, badminton and horseshoes.

...

Other events include a 5K run, rowing, billiards, darts, flag football and Texas Hold ’Em.

full article link---> http://www.vcstar.com/... competition-under-way/

Results: Steel tip Blind Draw - Bench Warmer April 4, 2010

1st Sunday of the month Blind Draw at the Bench Warmer will take place this
Sunday, April 4th at 2:00 pm Entry Fee $5 http://vcda.org/bench.html

Results:
1st Place Simon McDade / Dave Allen $100.00
2nd Place Mick Farrell / Bryan Gosser $ 50.00
3rd Place Bob Cobb / Rey Gonzales Chip

Friday, April 02, 2010

TRIBUTE TO GLENN REMICK

TRIBUTE TO GLENN REMICK - June 4th - Spread the word to any longtime dart players from years gone by, this LOD event will serve as a reunion of sorts for the old guard legends of darts. Event will take place on Friday, June 4, 2010 at McFadden's Pub, 109 Main Road (Route 9) Williamsburg, MA 01096. Luck of the Draw registration is at 7pm; $5.00 entry fee. Gloria Remick and family will be attending.

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view Boston Globe obituary
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