Greater Omaha Leagues is constantly striving to offer more to their players whenever they can. In an attempt to fill the void between seasons and give the players a warm-up weekend before the Winter leagues kick off, Greater Omaha is offering it's first ever Super Remote Tourney Weekend!
Two days, two remote tournaments with money & Promo-Nation points added! Also, as with all Greater Omaha Remote tournaments, these will both be worth DOUBLE Ultimate Qualifier points!! The only stipulation is that you must be signed up to play in Greater Omaha's Winter league session (Traditional or TOC league through Greater Omaha) and already have an established average.
It all kicks off on Saturday with a Remote Doubles EQ Cricket tournament! Cost is $24/team and the registration deadline is January 25th. The tournament will kick off right at 1pm and is a race to 3 on both the winners & loser's side. There will be multiple divisions based upon participation and the Champions of each division will win 70%* of the pot + $50 each in bonus cash & 10,000 Promo-Nation points ... runner-up for each division will win the remaining 30% of the pot!
The action will resume on Sunday with a Remote Singles EQ Cricket tournament! Cost is $12/player and the registration deadline is January 25th. This tournament will also start at 1pm and is a race to 3 on both sides of the bracket. Everything else is similar to Saturday's event ... multiple divisions based upon participation, Champions of each division will win a bonus $50.00 each + 10,000 Promo-Nation points, etc.
Once again, this is a pre-registration event and all registrations must be received prior to January 25th. All participants must be signed up to play a Winter 2019 league through Greater Omaha (Traditional or TOC) and have an established average. You can turn in registration money directly to Steve Garrean Jr, Central Distributing office or via PayPal.Me/SGarreanJr
Greater Omaha looks forward to a weekend full of darts, fun, giving out bonus cash and a ton of Ultimate Qualifier points to those that participate.
*70% is based upon 8 or more teams in bracket, less than 80 teams and the payout for 1st & 2nd place turns to 80/20.
Mixed Trips City - Saturday January 19th, 2019 @ Big Al's in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm. Winners also receive the new City Championship Bonus payout!
All Teams in 1 Level --- Championship Bonus = $225.00
Doubles 01/CR City - Sunday January 27th, 2019 @ Eagles #365 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm. Winners also receive the new City Championship Bonus payout!
Level 1: (Est. Prize = $240.00) Level 2: (Est. Prize = $240.00)
Mitch & Bryan Big Al's
Pants Off Dance Off Damn It
Shake & Bake Hit or Miss
Nice Tips Zach's 2
Jones N 4 It Hintze
Real Value Auto Butterflies
Brian & Jess Punk in Drublic
Losers Wrong Hole
Suck It Ryan Sucks
Just the Tip She Hates Me
Zach's 1 Woosah
La Migra Yogi & Boo Boo
Motor Boatin Mongo's Wheel Ladies
Bad Ass Wheel Bitches
Bert & Ernie Who Darted
STFU Daren & Dan
Team CR City - Saturday January 12th, 2019 @ TBA. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm. Winners also receive the new City Championship Bonus payout!
Level 1: (Est. Prize = $210.00) Level 2: (Est. Prize = $210.00)
Thirsty Thursday Bev & Her Ninos
Family Night Just For Fun
Really Chaps My Ass Sweet Woot Woot
One Hole Off We Don't Give a Fvck
Adam's BLT Big Al's
Shipleys Damn It
Wagon Wheel Mama Bear & Her Cubs
Dart Project Wagon Wheel 2
Adult/Youth Doubles City - Sunday January 6th, 2019 @ Phoenix 370 in Papillion, Nebraska. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm. Winners also receive the new City Championship Bonus payout!
Doubles CR City - Sunday January 13th, 2019 @ Big Al's in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm. Winners also receive the new City Championship Bonus payout!
Level 1: (Est. Prize = $150.00) Level 2: (Est. Prize = $150.00)
Sucky Sucky Zachs 1
Legit Bitch Beer B4 Bullseyes
Bros B4 Hoes Wolfpack
Shit Show Bagodix
Ambiguously Good Duo Broken Flights
Road Warriors Right There Sucks
Amigos Double Trouble
Jenn's Bitch Mom & Melon
Stickin It Miranda & Becca
Shawn & Jason Calabro
Dart Vaders Something Different
Singles EQ & Master's Singles City - Sunday January 20th, 2019 @ TBA. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm. Winners also receive the new City Championship Bonus payout!
EQ Singles Est. Prize = $105.00
Master's Singles Est. Prize = $182.00
*City rankings are based upon combined team average at time when stats were pulled.
**Estimated Prize Payouts for Cities may vary depending upon forfeits, unplayed matches & drop outs.
So there has been mostly positive response thus far regarding our new league payout bonuses that are starting this season. Basically it is adding an incentive to win your division and also to not only participate in your season-ending City tournament, but strive to win that as well.
Over the past few years, there has been some concerns expressed that players basically just play the leagues to get games in ... don't care if they win or lose and perhaps even some of them slacked or "sandbagged" during league on purpose so their averages would be lower for equalized or capped tournaments ... because that's where the money is. Our thought with this incentive is that now there will be some money on the line for those teams that are able to assert their dominance over their opponents throughout the season. Earn some extra cash.
Here's what the new payout bonuses will be for each division's League Champion and eventual City Champion:
**These figures are based upon all matches being played and schedules as of 9/18/18. Amounts could change if teams drop out of the league, etc.
League & City Champions - Be ready to earn more money!!!
The Fall 2018 season will see one significant change. That will be an update to the payout structure. For many years, players have expressed concerns that the previous payouts added little to no incentive to play to your full potential or even win your leagues. After all, teams that finished in last place only made a few dollars less than the teams that finished as League Champions.
In an effort to continue improving the leagues and also adding that incentive to always strive for the win, we've decided to restructure the payout system to benefit those teams that out perform their counterparts. The League Champions of each division, as well as the team crowned City Champion at each level will now receive a cash bonus for doing so.
Starting with the Fall 2018 season, $1.00/player per match will be set aside for the "League Champion's Bonus", following the conclusion of the season, the League Champion of each division will also collect their bonus on their payback.
Another added incentive for the league is the addition of a "City Champion's bonus", throughout the season .50/player per match will be set aside for this bonus and the team crowned City Champion in each level will now receive that bonus cash prize. This will give players more of a reason to participate in their City tournaments and strive to play the best darts possible. These new bonus pools give all players something extra to strive for ... a monetary incentive.
Doubles League Dues - $4.75/match
1. $1.00 - League Champion's Bonus
2. $0.50 - City Champion's Bonus
3. $0.50 - Ultimate Qualifier Finale Pot
Leaves $2.75/match going towards general payback fund. That money is paid out with 80% going towards wins and 20% going towards losses.
This is an overdue change and we can't wait to see the added competition and excitement as teams chase to earn the extra Championship bonuses. Good luck to everyone this upcoming season and remember that the deadline for signing up your teams is September 10th.
Rules & Info on tournament play:
3 out of 5, Cricket/01, Double Elimination
Round Limit - 15 rounds in 01 (Player with lowest remaining points wins for their team)
25 rounds in Cricket (Players with most points will win if rounds run out)
Everyone update your board before your first match and after your last match of the tourney.
League Menu --- Play REMOTE League --- RMT11
Select the Player Who's on Top of Your Match in the Bracket as "Home"...actual "Home advantage" will be decided by a "Cork" at the beginning of the match. Who goes first in corking remotely has no material influence on the corking outcome or the eventual game outcome because there are no darts in the board, each player throws, as in a traditional cork. This method is merely used to keep things moving.
1 Round of Count Up (Split Bull) to determine Home Team aka "Corking". Throw one round each and the player with the highest points wins. If tied, throw a 2nd round to determine the winner, otherwise skip the 2nd round of Count Up and begin the match. If somehow a tie remains once again, the higher seeded player/team coming into the tournament will be awarded the advantage (See Division Seeding Below).
Game 1: 501 O/O
Game 2: Cricket
Game 3: 501 O/O
Game 4: Cricket
Following Game 4 if you are tied 2-2, the next game will again be a "Cork" game of Count Up. Same as before.
Game 5: 501 O/O
MAKE SURE THAT THE APPROPRIATE PERSON IS SET TO THROW FIRST EACH GAME PRIOR TO STARTING. Utilize the "Swap Teams" option to change the order. It's much easier if the team on top of the bracket match controls this so both teams aren't trying to "Swap" at the same time.
If at any time someone wins 3 CR/01 games, select cancel match and report the result.
Do NOT count Cork games as wins towards the match!!
Any player prematurely cancelling the match will be considered a forfeit and their opponent will be awarded the win.
Report match results immediately following via private message
We will begin at 1:00pm sharp.
All brackets will be available on Challonge
Watch for your match to turn blue on the bracket...that is what determines that your match is live.
Payout: (Based upon less than 10 teams in division)
1st Place - 70% of pot
2nd Place - 30% of pot
A Division Link: https://challonge.com/14cc3vue
B Division Link: https://challonge.com/uz3k1mot
**New as of 11/11/17: Each bracket's Champions will earn 3,000 Promo-Nation points on top of their winnings
**Tournament averages may be different than season-starting averages.
***If a player plays for multiple operators, their highest known average may be used for remote tournaments.
****If a player does not have an PPD average, either 10x the player's MPR or an new player starting average will be used for the tournament, whichever is higher.
*If opponent shoots out of turn, back up the dart & immediately make contact with the opposing team. Many issues can be resolved by practicing good communication.
**If there's an issue or protest, halt play immediately until a resolution can be found. Once an agreeable resolution has been found, resume match.
**If internet goes out at location and cannot be resolved in a timely manner, the team has the option to move to a nearby secondary location if available (contact the league coordinator to have location added). The other option is that the team without internet would forfeit their match so the tournament may resume in a timely fashion.
A Division Combined Average Seeds:
1. Jason Gressman & Gabe Ahlers
2. Josh Marschinke & Mark Robinson
3. Steven Spillman & Sonny Seyler
4. Dereck Zinn & Brandon Wolf
5. Dan Barrett & Chase Lofing
6. Barrett Hoffman & Melanie Oliveri
7. Jim Donnelly & Larry Van Voltenberg
8. Derek Showman & Brad Drews
9. Steve Garrean Jr & Steve Garrean Sr
B Division Combined Average Seeds:
1. Dan Carruthers & Hunter Carruthers
2. Cyle Johnson & Ashleigh Johnson
3. Derek Shreeves & Adam Porter
4. Juanito Reyes & Shyloe Sobczyk
5. Tim Calabro & Allen Robinson
6. Tom Binau & Ron Robinson
7. Kelly Gressman & Trish Dey
8. Miranda Jacquart & Rina Robinson
*Seeding figured by teams combined MPR.
Upon receiving numerous player requests ... we have listened. This Fall league, we will be offering a Wednesday night Singles remote league. Players wanted to challenge themselves, finally see who was "the best", or whatever other reasoning ... here's the chance.
Here's the breakdown. The league will begin Wednesday September 19th, 2018 and be played weekly at 7pm. The biggest difference from our other traditional league offerings is that the A Division (highest players who sign up for the league) will have a different format from the other divisions.
A Division will be heads up, no handicap league to actually see who's the top dog in Greater Omaha. Each week, matches will consist for 19 games (12 games of 501 O/O & 7 games of Cricket). Another spin on this league will be that $1.00/player of league dues will be put aside each match for a Champion's Bonus pot. The winner of the league will be awarded this pot on top of their normal payback!! This Champion's Bonus will also be in effect for the lower, equalized levels as well. With the Champion's Bonus feature added to the league, it gives players even more incentive to win each and every game they play.
All other divisions will have a format of (6 games of Cricket, 6 games of 501 O/O & 1 game of 701 O/D).
Estimated weekly cost to play the league will be $12.00 for the Masters' A Division players & $10.00 for the other equalized divisions. We will have a separate signup option for the Masters' A Division and Equalized divisions so that we know for sure which one you are wanting to play in. If the participation requires multiple divisions for the Masters' league, we will accommodate as much as possible. In that scenario, the players would be randomly assigned to the divisions and the winners of each division would face off in a Elite Championship match following the conclusion of the season to determine the 2018 Greater Omaha Masters Singles Champion.
Players signing up for the A Division "Masters" level will receive double TOC "league points" (Used to earn 2019 TOC vouchers) for each match played and the League Champion of the A Division "Masters" level will also receive 15,000 Promo-Nation points. The A Division "Masters" Level Champion will also receive an additional $100.00 bonus and custom polo shirt from our machine provider & sponsor Central Distributing Co. It's time that you step up and see what you're made of.
Keep in mind, spots for Singles leagues are extremely limited as each player requires their own board. So make sure that you sign up as soon as possible upon the registration begins on August 13th, 2018.
Good luck to everyone and we can't wait to see how the competition fairs.
Here we are almost ready to start another round of City tournaments to conclude the Summer session. We are doing our best to get locations set for all of the tournaments asap.
Saturday August 25th, 2018 - Doubles 01/CR (Monday). Check-in 12pm, Shoot 1pm.
Sunday August 26th, 2018 - Doubles CR (Sunday 4pm). Check-in 12pm, Shoot 1pm.
Sunday September 2nd, 2018 - Adult/Youth Doubles @ TBA. Check-in 12pm, Shoot 1pm.
Saturday September 8th, 2018 - Team CR @ TBA. Check-in 12pm, Shoot 1pm.
Saturday September 15th, 2018 - Mixed Trips @ Grant St Bar in Omaha, Nebraska. Check-in 12pm, Shoot 1pm.
Sunday September 16th, 2018 - Cass Coed Doubles @ VFW in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Check-in 12pm, Shoot 1pm.
**As of 6/14/18 (Minimum games may still be met prior to cutoff date)
Greater Omaha Leagues is giving away a pair of tickets to the upcoming Luke Bryan concert at Century Link Omaha to one of its loyal players!!!
The top 20 players with the most games played (league & tourney) between 4/21 - 7/21 will earn a spot in the drawing for the tickets!
Greater Omaha League & tourney games will count, as well as TOC tourney games (All Star Trips, Super Saturday, etc. as long as they are played through Greater Omaha at one of our locations).
Good luck to everyone and have fun this Summer.