November 23rd, 2016 marked the 16th Annual Brodersen's Night Before Thanksgiving Luck of the Draw Dart tournament; held once again at VFW #2543 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Each year, the Brodersen family hosts its annual tournament on one of the heaviest drinking nights of the year and welcomes anyone and everyone to join in on the fun.
This year saw a record-tying 49 teams (98 players) participate in the luck of the draw, double elimination tournament. As with every year, players came from all over the region to partake in the festivities. This year the Brodersen family ran the bracket on Challonge.com's online software and even with a WiFi issue, the tournament was able to finish to completion just before 2am.
Champions - Dan Barrett (Nebraska City, NE) & Larry Runge (Bellevue, NE)
2nd Place - Alec Engelsman (Omaha, NE) & Dallas Winters (Plattsmouth, NE)
3rd Place - George Davis (Omaha, NE) & Dylan Dietl (Plattsmouth, NE)
4th Place - Danny Brodersen II (Plattsmouth, NE) & Cal Childs (Omaha, NE)
5/6th Place - Mark Robinson (Fremont, NE) & Nolan Snyder (Beaver Lake, NE)
Gabe Ahlers (Louisville, NE) & Brandon Ketchum (Plattsmouth, NE)
7/8th Place - Sonny Seyler (Omaha, NE) & Steve Garrean Jr (Plattsmouth, NE)
Jennifer Hammer (Omaha, NE) & Ike Kyles (Omaha, NE)
9-12th Place - Jeff Martens (Fremont, NE) & Rodney Ketchum (Omaha, NE)
Courtney Ball (Omaha, NE) & Chris Gilbert (Omaha, NE)
Keith Shear (Fremont, NE) & Tylor Troxell (Omaha, NE)
Ron Rakestraw (Nebraska City, NE) & Jim Dahlke (Omaha, NE)
13-16th Place - Jeremy Robert (Plattsmouth, NE) & Barrett Hoffman (Bellevue, NE)
Josh Marschinke (Fremont, NE) & Dereck Zinn (Fremont, NE)
Whitey Smith (Plattsmouth, NE) & Rita Runge (Bellevue, NE)
Ed Adams (Plattsmouth, NE) & Charles Wells (Beaver Lake, NE)
17-24th Place - Trish Dougherty (Omaha, NE) & Rudy Smith (Omaha, NE)
Tim Sorensen (Omaha, NE) & Justin Bacon (Fremont, NE)
Chance Taylor (Plattsmouth, NE) & Nick Adams (Council Bluffs, IA)
Jaime Tweedy (Fremont, NE) & Nash Hammond (Fremont, NE)
Trenton Marasco (Plattsmouth, NE) & Paul Algya (Plattsmouth, NE)
Eric Williams (Omaha, NE) & Jeff Markham (Plattsmouth, NE)
Jenn Troxell (Omaha, NE) & Jessica Jordan (Plattsmouth, NE)
Cody Phillips (Nebraska City, NE) & Dan Betts (Plattsmouth, NE)
25-32nd Place - Brenda Ahlers (Louisvill, NE) & Ben Rimel (Plattsmouth, NE)
Adam Lingle (Fremont, NE) & Cyle Johnson (Nebraska City, NE)
Terry Brodersen (Plattsmouth, NE) & Aayla Woerth (Council Bluffs, IA)
Bryan Gregerson (Beaver Lake, NE) & Melanie Oliveri (Omaha, NE)
Maddie Speilman (Plattsmouth, NE) & Jesse Bachmann (Fremont, NE)
Brian Velasquez (Omaha, NE) & Tim Valentine (Fremont, NE)
Melvin Hollingsworth (Omaha, NE) & Brad Meisinger (Weeping Water, NE)
Chase Lofing (Nebraska City, NE) & AJ Walton (Beaver Lake, NE)
33-48th Place - Kori Forsman (Omaha, NE) & Tiffanie Dietl (Plattsmouth, NE)
Tanya Mills (Omaha, NE) & Glenn Camper (Omaha, NE)
Dan Dietl (Plattsmouth, NE) & Becky Saathoff (Plattsmouth, NE)
Nora Brand (Plattsmouth, NE) & Cheryl Brodersen (Plattsmouth, NE)
Brian Martens (Fremont, NE) & Amanda Coffey (Omaha, NE)
Rina Buchta (Fremont, NE) & Steph Foster (Plattsmouth, NE)
Cameran Runge (Bellevue, NE) & Derek Showman (Fremont, NE)
Kurt Keefe (Omaha, NE) & Brandi Smith (Omaha, NE)
Brandon Wolf (Fremont, NE) & Kevin Ford (Plattsmouth, NE)
Anne McKinney (Plattsmouth, NE) & Steve Brasuhn (Plattsmouth, NE)
Brady Santee (Plattsmouth, NE) & Madison Andera (Fremont, NE)
Kiairra Markham (Plattsmouth, NE) & Kurt Peters (Omaha, NE)
Adam Stary (Omaha, NE) & Adrienne Falkner (Omaha, NE)
Tony Pierce (Glenwood, IA) & Kole Gray (Plattsmouth, NE)
Matt Winters (Plattsmouth, NE) & Tabor Ahlers (Louisville, NE)
Mike Kenter (Nebraska City, NE) & Shawn Schultz (Fremont, NE)
49th Place - Johnny Krick (Plattsmouth, NE) & Kody Gray (Ralston, NE)
Greater Omaha Leagues was represented in the NDA's 2016 Sioux Falls Regional Dart Championships by father-son duo Steve Garrean Sr and Steve Garrean Jr. The pair registered for Singles Cricket, Singles 501 and Doubles Cricket events. They took advantage of Greater Omaha Leagues' partnership with Promo-Nation Rewards Group and redeemed their Promo-Nation points to pay for their event registration fees.
Steve Garrean Sr finished 4th place in Singles 501 level 7; Steve Garrean Jr won Singles Cricket level 4 and together they finished 4th place in Doubles Cricket level 3. The pair were extremely happy with how they fared and wish that more Greater Omaha League players would have taken advantage of the opportunity to play in such a great tournament. Garrean Sr said "A lot of players missed out on being able to compete in a large tournament against others in their skill level".
Greater Omaha Leagues would like more player involvement in some of the upcoming Regional tournaments as it serves as a great place to meet other dart players from around the region, as well as a chance for our league players to compete for championships.
Upcoming Major tournament opportunities for Greater Omaha League players include:
NDA Montana Regional Dart Championships in Billings, Montana in December 2016.
Colorado State Dart Championships in Loveland, Colorado in January 2017.
NDA Wisconsin Regional Dart Championships in Madison, Wisconsin in January 2017.
Nebraska Bullshooter Regional Championship in Omaha, Nebraska in March 2017.
Heartland Regional Dart Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska in April 2017.
NDA Team Dart International Dart Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada in April 2017.
Bullshooter World Finale in Rosemont, Illinois in May 2017.
NDA Junior National Dart Championships in Omaha, Nebraska in June 2017.
Do yourself a favor and inquire with your league coordinator about participating in one or more of these tournaments. They are all a wonderful experience that are full of memories for years to come. Ask anyone who has been to one of them and they will all tell you about how phenomenal the atmosphere is.
Fundraiser Remote Doubles dart tournament to help Kim Burgess' family with expenses following her passing.
Saturday November 19th, 2016 at 1pm...play out of any location listed below.
Register by November 14th. $20/team (Half to fundraiser)
Kim Burgess aka "England Kim" was a player and an ambassador of the sport of darts for the past 25+ years and had played all over Cass and Otoe County in Nebraska. She is a former 2x Female MVP of our leagues and in recent years had dedicated herself to starting and building a player base in Nebraska City.
Kim passed away unexpectedly, at the age of 53, October 14th and we would like to ease the financial burden on her family during this difficult time. She left her mark on a multitude of people and will undoubtedly be smiling down upon them as they continue enjoying the sport that she loved.
Bracket will be available online through Challonge.com and the exact web address will be available as the event nears.
Available locations to participate at:
Andrew's Lounge (Council Bluffs, Iowa)
B & C Chaps (Sidney, Iowa)
B & J's Lounge (Syracuse, Nebraska)
Big Al's Bar (Council Bluffs, Iowa)
Big John's Billiards (Omaha, Nebraska)
Blue Moon Bar (Hamburg, Iowa)
Caddy Shack (120th & Blondo, Omaha)
Caddy Shack (180th & Harrison, Omaha)
Corner Bar (Fremont, Nebraska)
Driftwood Tavern (Council Bluffs, Iowa)
Fire Barn Sports Bar (Papillion, Nebraska)
Glo Lounge (Omaha, Nebraska)
Good Times Bar (Louisville, Nebraska)
Grant St Bar (Omaha, Nebraska)
Hide-A-Way Bar (Manley, Nebraska)
Journey's Bar (Omaha, Nebraska)
Keystone Tavern (Omaha, Nebraska)
Lake Ridge Golf Course (Beaver Lake, Nebraska)
Lighthouse Bar (Omaha, Nebraska)
Maplewood Lanes (Omaha, Nebraska)
Nehawka Bar (Nehawka, Nebraska)
O Bar (Omaha, Nebraska)
Palooza's Sports Bar (Omaha, Nebraska)
Phoenix Food & Spirits (Omaha, Nebraska)
Phoenix Food & Spirits (Papillion, Nebraska)
Rick's Drift Inn (Omaha, Nebraska)
Rose & Crown Pub (Omaha, Nebraska)
Sandy's Bar & Grill (Nebraska City, Nebraska)
Shark Club (Omaha, Nebraska)
Silver Dollar (Fremont, Nebraska)
Stoli's Lounge (Omaha, Nebraska)
Tanner's Sports Bar (Ankeny, Iowa)
Tanner's Sports Bar (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Tanner's Sports Bar (156th & Maple, Omaha)
Tanner's Sports Bar (119th & Pacific, Omaha)
Tanner's Sports Bar (190th & Q, Omaha)
Tanner's Sports Bar (Ralston, Nebraska)
Tiki Time (Beaver Lake, Nebraska)
Tin Lizzy Tavern (Fremont, Nebraska)
Underwood Bar (Omaha, Nebraska)
Wagon Wheel (Nebraska City, Nebraska)
West Central Bar (Nebraska City, Nebraska)
Western Bowl (Omaha, Nebraska)
Zach's Bar (Peru, Nebraska)
**Each location is able to have 2 teams represent them per Galaxy 3 dartboard. First come first serve.
Have you ever considered representing Greater Omaha Leagues in one of the largest annual soft tip dart tournaments in the United States? Here's your next chance...on April 20-26th, 2017 NDA presents Team Dart International Dart Championships! Would you like to become an International Dart Champion?
Think you're not good enough to play at a tournament of this magnitude? Think again...Team Dart is divisionalized based upon player skill level, so whether your a 1.0 or a 5.0...a 12.0 PPD or a 42.0 PPD, there is a level specifically for your average group and you could become an International Dart Champion!
Team Dart is one of the most memorable tournaments you will ever participate in. Set in the exciting Las Vegas strip, there is an immense amount of entertainment surrounding you outside of the dart room. Make it a vacation and enjoy everything Las Vegas has to offer or stick to the dart hall and make new friends from around the World. Team Dart 2017 is set to pay out more than $500,000.00 to players across all events and levels. Speaking of events, NDA's Team Dart prides itself on offering a multitude of event options to give players numerous opportunities to win.
Team Dart 2017 Event Schedule:
April 20th: 7pm - Player Kickoff Party (FREE beer & music)
April 21st: 8am - Team 501 (Round 1)
6pm - Singles 501
April 22nd: 10am - Team 501 (Round 2)
4pm - Doubles Cricket
April 23rd: 8am - Team 501 Finals
6pm - Doubles 501
April 24th: 8am - Team Cricket (Round 1)
6pm - Singles Cricket
April 25th: 10am - Team Cricket (Round 2)
6pm - Mixed Triples
6pm - Senior Singles 01/CR
April 26th: 8am - Team Cricket Finals
10am - International Challenge (Team USA vs. The World)
4pm - Mixed Doubles
How do I represent Greater Omaha Leagues at Team Dart?
1. Play in Greater Omaha Leagues and get a minimum of 96 games and a minimum of 24 games of 501.
2. Contact your operator and/or league coordinator and let them know that you're interested in experiencing Team Dart.
3. Fill out the registration forms and turn in your entries prior to the March 12th, 2017 deadline.
4. Travel to Las Vegas, Nevada and have perhaps the most memorable time of your dart-playing life.
Greater Omaha Leagues is a proud member of the National Dart Association for 20+ years and encourages its players to take advantage of the tournaments that the NDA hosts, such as Team Dart and the Regional Dart Championships each year. If you have any questions about Team Dart 2017, eligibility, etc. please contact email@example.com
Good luck to everyone who chooses to represent Greater Omaha Leagues in Las Vegas next April. Trust us, it is an experience that you will remember for the rest of your lives.
Ultimate Qualifier Finale 2016 will be held Saturday January 14th, 2017 at Eagles #365 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Same format as last year.
Updated Payouts are as follow:
Elite 8 Tournament:
1st Place: $875.00 Each
2nd Place: $500.00 Each
3rd Place: $300.00 Each
4th Place: $150.00 Each
5th/6th: $105.00 Each
7th/8th: $85.00 Each
Consolation Champions: $125.00 Each
Consolation Runner-Up: $80.00 Each
Consolation 3rd Place: $50.00 Each
Consolation 4th Place: $40.00 Each
Consolation 5th/6th: $30.00 Each
Consolation 7th/8th: $25.00 Each
Consolation 9th-12th: $20.00 Each
Total payout: $5,390.00
Entry for the day is $10/player as always. Hi-Lo Equalized...only players who finish in Top 40 as of conclusion of 2016 series on 11/24/16 will be allowed to compete.
*If a player is unable to participate in the finale, they are asked to notify me asap so the next ranked person outside the top 40 can be informed of the chance to replace said player.
Check-in 11am-11:45am, Shoot at 12:15pm.
It begins with a RR tournament, teams will be randomly assigned to one of 4 pods (5 teams each), Top 2 teams (most wins) in each pod following RR will move on to the Elite 8 bracket...bottom 3 teams (least wins) in each pod will move on to Consolation bracket.
Where is the payout coming from?
Player entry - $400.00
Host Location Sponsor - $200.00
Greater Omaha Leagues - $4,790.00
The more you play, the more qualifier points you earn...Good luck to everyone.
Greater Omaha Leagues is pleased to announce that it's first exclusively remote dart tournament was deemed a success by numerous players. Held on Sunday September 11th, 2016, the tournament was a pre-register doubles cricket equalized format with 33 teams involved from 13 different Greater Omaha Leagues' locations.
The field of 33 was broken down into three separate brackets based upon their skill levels and each bracket would play a race to three in a double elimination format to determine the champion. The matches went smoothly throughout the day and results are as follows:
1st Place: Eagles #365 (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) - Whitey Smith & Justin Craig
2nd Place: Tin Lizzy's Tavern (Fremont, Nebraska) - Brian Martens & Jeff Martens
3rd Place: Eagles #365 (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) - Gabe Ahlers & Dylan Dietl
4th Place: Sandy's Bar & Grill (Nebraska City, Nebraska) - James Moyer & Travis Nebelsick
1st Place: Eagles #365 (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) - Danny Brodersen II & Trenton Marasco
2nd Place: Stoli's Lounge (Omaha, Nebraska) - Jimmy Gordon & Aaron Clouse
3rd Place: Tin Lizzy's Tavern (Fremont, Nebraska) - Nash Hammond & Dereck Zinn
4th Place: Big Al's Bar (Council Bluffs, Iowa) - Larry Van Voltenberg & Brad Binau
1st Place: Phoenix Food & Spirits (Omaha, Nebraska) - Paul Arnold & Jim Dahlke
2nd Place: Phoenix Food & Spirits (Omaha, Nebraska) - Kurt Keefe & Cody Lasovich
3rd Place: Sandy's Bar & Grill (Nebraska City, Nebraska) - Cyle Johnson & Dan Barrett
4th Place: Rick's Drift Inn (Omaha, Nebraska) - Rick Brigham & Doug Ostblom
Congratulations to everyone who won and thank you to everyone who participated and helped make the event go so well. We look forward to hosting more of these in the future and can only hope they will be as fun as this one was.
Make sure you have your bracket up prior to the tournament start time.
It is the players' responsibility to follow and keep checking the bracket to know their status and keep matches going as quick as possible. BOTH teams are to report the result of the match immediately upon conclusion via Facebook private message to Steve Garrean Jr or texting (402) 350-4125 i.e. Jim & John def. Sara & Bill.
Once you are paired with a team on the bracket, set up your match through the league menu on the dartboard.
League Menu ---> Play Remote League ---> Select Your team & indicate Home/Away ---> Select opponent
Matches are 3 out of 5, All Cricket...Loser of previous game will start current game.
If at any point you lose internet connection, message your opponent. If connection cannot be restored in a reasonable amount of time, than the person or team that lost connection will receive the loss and the other team will advance.
Payouts will be 1st: 50%, 2nd: 30%, 3rd: 20% in each division.
Home/Away assignments were randomly assigned as follows:
Round 1 Winners: Top team listed is Home
Round 2 Winners: Bottom team listed is Home
Round 3 Winners: Top team listed is Home
Semifinals Winners: Bottom team listed is Home
Finals: Winner of winners' bracket is Home
2nd Set of Finals (if applicable): Losers bracket winner is Home
Round 1 Losers: Top team listed is Home
Round 2 Losers: Bottom team listed is Home
Round 3 Losers: Top team listed is Home
Round 4 Losers: Bottom team listed is Home
Round 5 Losers: Top team listed is Home
Links to the brackets are as follow:
Contact the opponents when necessary...
Captain Contact List
If a # is not listed or is no longer in service for the player, call the bar they are representing (listed in league menu on dartboard).
Greater Omaha Leagues' location Eagles #365 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska is hosting a series of A/B EQ Blind Draws to determine which players will represent them at the Premier Cup in November. The winning teams of each tournament will receive a paid $50 entry to the Premier Cup $10,000.00 Blind Draw in November & a sponsorship shirt to wear at the Premier Cup.
The Premier Cup is America's Premier Darting event! The Main Event features 32 of the countries' top players (16 top-rated players & 16 top amateurs who qualified) battling it out for the $15,000.00 first place prize and $37,000.00 overall! The tournament will be streamed live for the World to see.
During the Premier Cup weekend, they will also be hosting the $10,000.00 Blind Draw event which will be open to ticket holders with a maximum of 256 entries.
The Eagles is considering a special tournament for their October 8th Premier Cup A/B EQ Blind Draw...stay tuned!