Do you have a child that gained eligibility for the 2017 NDA Junior National Championships in Omaha, Nebraska on June 9-11th, 2017? If so, the deadline for registration is fast approaching. Friday May 6th marks the deadline to register your Junior player for this year's tournament. Late entries will be allowed between May 6 - 11th, but will come with a $10/entry late penalty. Junior players must be 20 or under and be a sanctioned member of the National Dart Association.
Greater Omaha Leagues is proud to have one of the premier Junior dart programs in the State of Nebraska and helping to bring the next generation of darters into the sport. We are also extremely proud to have our own Omaha, Nebraska hosting this year's NDA Junior National tournaments. Please help us fill all of the brackets by getting your Junior players registered to participate in as many events as possible. Anyone needing help finding a doubles partner for their child, please don't hesitate to ask Steve Garrean Jr. or Matt Winters, Greater Omaha Leagues Junior Program Assistant Director, and they will gladly help locate a teammate.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You can print out these forms, fill them out and return them with payment to Steve Garrean Jr with Greater Omaha Leagues or deliver them to Central Distributing Co located at 609 N. 108th Cir, Omaha, NE 68154.
Greater Omaha Leagues is extremely proud to be laying down a challenge to it's top male, female and Junior players with a "Winner Take All" tournament weekend in June 2017. The tournament will be by invite only and players must be one of the top players in the league system (based upon SSPRE & Minimum 200 league games, 75 league games for Juniors) from April 1, 2016 - April 1, 2017 to be eligible.
This is something unlike anything Greater Omaha has attempted before and it is mostly to challenge the top players in their league system, while offering yet another reward to their players for their support. Partnering with Fraternity of Eagles #365 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska; whom is co-sponsoring and hosting the event, Greater Omaha is in hopes that this will be a fun and challenging weekend. While the Male & Female events will pay out a cash prize, each of the Junior events will pay out the first ever Greater Omaha Leagues' college scholarship. The winning Junior from each event will have their prize money set aside for them and upon being accepted into a college, trade school or other higher education, will receive that money at that time. With the continual growth of Greater Omaha's Junior Dart Program, they are hoping that this can be an annual event in which players can continue to win scholarships to help with the cost of their higher education.
Events for the Male & Female divisions will be played on Saturday June 17th and begin at 11am & 1pm respectively, while the Junior events will both be held on Sunday June 18th. The Male event will require a $25 registration fee and be a race to 4 format (701, CR, 701, CR, 701, CR, 701), heads up with no equalizer in play. The Female & Junior event will also require a $25 registration fee and it will be a race to 3 format (701, CR, 701, CR, 701). In these events, the cricket games will be equalized and the 01 games will be reverse handicapped to insure competitive matches, regardless of the wide spread of averages in each event. The Junior 12 & under event will require a $10 registration fee and be a race to 2 format (501, CR, 501). The 12 & under event will also feature equalized cricket & reverse handicapped 01 games.
Estimated payouts based upon full field:
Male - (24 players) = $1,200.00 Winner Take All
*$600.00 entries + $500.00 Added by Greater Omaha + $100.00 Added by FOE #365
Female - (16 players) = $1,000.00 Winner Take All
*$400.00 entries + $500.00 Added by Greater Omaha + $100.00 Added by FOE #365
Juniors - (16 players) = $1,000.00 Scholarship Winner Take All
*$400.00 entries + $500.00 Added by Greater Omaha + $100.00 Added by FOE #365
Junior 12 & Under (15 players) = $250.00 Scholarship Winner Take All
*150.00 entries + $100.00 Added by Greater Omaha
Also as part of the Greater Omaha Leagues & FOE #365 co-sponsorship, all boards will be on free play during this competition so all players may warm up and compete for no additional cost.
Eligible players will be notified by invitation and if the challenge is accepted, will be required to pay their registration fee prior to May 14th. If any player turns down the opportunity or fails to pay the registration prior to the deadline, their spot will be offered to the next eligible player in an attempt to fill the field. All Junior players will have to have their parents consent to participate. Any player who qualifies to play in multiple tournaments will be required to choose which one they will compete in. Results of each of the tournaments will be published in Bullshooter Magazine for everyone to see.
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**Above rosters are subject to change (dependent upon acceptance of invite)
Greater Omaha Leagues' Junior National Team, The Wolfpack, has been holding weekly practice sessions at their "home" location, Eagles FOE #365 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Each week, on Sunday evening, the team gets together to practice darts and socialize with each other to build the team bond. At these practice sessions, the coaches have been taking turns providing pizza and raffle prizes for those players who participate in the events.
As part of these practice sessions, Coach Steve Garrean Jr thought it would be a great opportunity to solicit the help of local professional dart players to share some of their knowledge and experience, by requesting them to host some clinics for the group of Junior players. The first of these clinics will take place on Sunday April 2nd, 2017 when professionals Anthony Croker and Brandon Neal lead an educational clinic that may touch on numerous topics, such as professionalism, situational strategy, technique, mental focus and a multitude of others.
The next stop of competition for the Wolfpack team is in just a couple short weeks when they travel to compete in several events at the 2017 Heartland Dart Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska on April 14-16th. Some of the events they will be competing in are Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles & Mixed Trips. Wolfpack members Chance Taylor & Dallas Winters are reigning Heartland Dart Champions in the Mixed Trips Level 2 event, along with Coach Julie Garrean. The team is excited to for the competition and chance to get the valuable experience leading up to the National Championships.
The Wolfpack Junior National team is in the home stretch of it's 2017 campaign, which will culminate in the 2017 NDA Junior National Championships...which this year is being held right here in Omaha, Nebraska. The members of the Wolfpack, many of whom are former & current Junior National Champions with the NDA are excited to represent their state and "Defend the Den" as they have coined as their slogan this year.
If you would like to follow the team on their journey, you can do so at the Facebook page by clicking this LINK.
Greater Omaha Leagues hosted a singles tournament on Saturday March 18th, as part of its series of remote tournament offerings. Overall, 51 players, from 15 different Greater Omaha locations, competed in four different divisions based upon skill level. The tournaments proved to be very competitive and left many players asking for remote tournaments to be held more frequently. Currently Greater Omaha hosts a remote tournament once every 4-6 weeks.
1st Place - Brad Drews (Dugout in Fremont, Nebraska)
2nd Place - Mark Robinson (Tin Lizzy's in Fremont, Nebraska)
3rd Place - Steve Garrean Jr (Eagles #365 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska)
1st Place - Cody Lasovich (Phoenix in Omaha, Nebraska)
2nd Place - Jesse Bachmann (Corner Bar in Fremont, Nebraska)
3rd Place - Aaron Halagarda (Eagles #365 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska)
1st Place - Aayla Woerth (Big Al's in Council Bluffs, Iowa)
2nd Place - Kael Nauslar (Rick's Drift Inn in Omaha, Nebraska)
3rd Place - Dave Baker (NC Eagles in Nebraska City, Nebraska)
1st Place - Alec Engelsman (Phoenix in Omaha, Nebraska)
2nd Place - Kelsey Dietl (VFW 2543 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska)
3rd Place - Tim Calabro (Big Al's in Council Bluffs, Iowa)
The next Greater Omaha Leagues remote tournament offering is scheduled for Saturday April 29th, 2017 and is slated to be a Mixed Doubles event in remembrance of former league player and ambassador, Kim Burgess. Registration and payment for that event is due by April 23rd.
Each year, Arachnid, makers of the Galaxy 3 dartboards, hosts a series of Regional Dart Championships in numerous States around the US and other countries, to give players the chance to compete against a higher level of opponent. Each of these "Bullshooter" Regional Championships has a guaranteed payout of $10,000.00 and the top 4 finishers in each event earn a qualifying card for them to compete in the Bullshooter World Finals in Rosemont, Illinois each year on Memorial Day weekend...the final two earning a professional status with Arachnid. The finals has a payout of $140,000.00 and is the scene for the best of the best in the United States and beyond to compete for the Bullshooter World Championship.
With Nebraska's Bullshooter Regional tournament being one of the last of the series, it's no wonder that the attendance is among the largest year in and year out. Players flock to the Nebraska Bullshooter Regional from states all over the Midwest and even Texas, California, etc. for the final chance to earn their qualifying card or professional status with Arachnid.
Each year, Greater Omaha Leagues has had more players participate in the Regional events and this year was no different. There were several of our league players that had good showings in the events, with a few that really shined. Among those that placed high were Ken Quade and Steve Garrean Jr; who took home a runner-up in the Open Doubles 501 event, earning both of them qualifying cards and professional status.
This year's Bullshooter also saw a pair of Greater Omaha's Junior players from their Junior National competition team, "The Wolfpack", earn qualifying cards for the World Finale. Dallas Winters (sponsored by Ultimate Team Gear and M&R Darts) finished 4th place in Open Doubles 01 with Coach Gabe Ahlers and Cameran Runge finished 4th place in the Women's Singles tournament. Gabe Ahlers & Dallas Winters also placed 5th in the Open Doubles Cricket event and Winters added a 5th place finish in the Mixed Doubles event with partner Cheryl Brodersen. Greater Omaha Leagues are proud of each and every one of their players who came out to compete in the tournament and represent our leagues. The next stop for many of our players is the Heartland Dart Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska on April 14-16th.
Greater Omaha Leagues' Junior National Team, The Wolfpack is getting ready to start their apparel fundraiser to help raise money to pay for Junior Nationals this year. They have partnered with All Star Shirts & More of Bellevue, Nebraska to offer high quality "Wolfpack" apparel so players, families and friends can show their support for the team, while helping them meet their fundraising goal.
The Junior dart team needs to raise money to help cover the expenses of competing in the 2017 NDA Junior National Championships in June. Some of those expenses are event entries, team shirts, meals and hotel stay throughout the weekend. This year's Junior National tournament is being held in Omaha, Nebraska...meaning the Wolfpack has the added pressure of duplicating their success from previous years in their own hometown.
To help support the Wolfpack players, you can order a variety of apparel directly from one of the players, coaches or parents. You can print a copy of the order form or simply contact one of the aforementioned people to place your order. Some of the clothing options are T-shirts (both short & long sleeve), moisture wicking poly T-shirts (both short & long sleeve), polo shirts, hoodies, beanies & baseball caps. All checks should be made to All Star Shirts & More. All orders and money must be turned in on April 9th during the team's practice session and apparel should be delivered 2-4 weeks following.
The Wolfpack Junior National team would like to sincerely thank you from the bottom of our hearts. As always, we coaches like to add a little spin on things...the player/coach who sells the most items will win a $50.00 gift certificate to our team's sponsor Alkar Billiards in Omaha, Nebraska, as well as a gift basket of other prizes.
Wolfpack: She-Wolves: Coaches:
Captain - Kade Hansen Captain: Cameran Runge Steve Garrean Jr.
Dallas Winters Kathleen Villarreal Matt Winters
Chance Taylor Madison Andera Gabe Ahlers
Kole Gray Kilee Jean Molczyk Jeff Martens
Trenton Marasco Tiffanie Dietl Jessica Jordan
Dylan Dietl Michaela Brodersen Julie Garrean
Tabor Ahlers Kiairra Markham
On Saturday February 18th, 2017 Stoli's Lounge in Omaha, Nebraska will host a memorial luck of the draw dart tournament to benefit the family and celebrate the life of Jim Dahlke, who passed away at the age of 32 on February 4th, 2017. Dahlke moved to town from Wisconsin and immediately began playing in leagues & tournaments with Greater Omaha Leagues. His usual sponsoring home location was Phoenix Food & Spirits in Omaha; where he would often meet up with partners and friends for some drinks and darts.
On Saturday February 4th, we lost one of our own with the untimely death of Jimi Dahlke. His girlfriend and family are left with his final expenses and have asked his dart family to help them during this devastating time. Please make every effort to come out to Stoli's Lounge on Saturday February 18th and participate in this tournament to honor one of our dart family.
Saturday February 18th, 2017: Memorial Fundraiser Luck of the Draw Doubles for Jim Dahlke @ Stoli's Lounge in Omaha, Nebraska. Signup 12:30pm, Shoot 1pm. $10/player ($5 to pot/$5 to family).
Dahlke, James Robert Sep 5, 1984 - Feb 4, 2017 Age 32, of Omaha, NE, formerly of Ripon, passed away peacefully in his sleep. James served in the United States Air Force for 6 years, in the 440th Airlift Wing out of Milwaukee, WI. He loved his Dallas Cowboys football team, playing darts, fishing and other hobbies. James worked for the 3E Company in Omaha as a lead person. Survivors include his mother, Evonne (David C.) Shurpit of Princeton; son, Tanner James Dahlke; his Special Love, Jill Luschen; Very special friends, Haley Schakrow who was always there for him; special friend, Paul Arnold and Nick Hoak; his two dogs, Rourke and Boghardt. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held in his home town of Ripon and one was held in Omaha, NE, for his friends and family. James will truly be missed. We all love you dearly.
Leagues have all come to a conclusion and League Champions have all been decided. Here is how everything shook out in the end:
Sunday 1pm Adult/Youth Division A:
Champion - Eagles #365 "Demonic Monkey" (Ayden Hansen & Gabe Ahlers)
Runner-Up - Big John's "Team Hoffman" (Breauna Hoffman & Barrett Hoffman)
Champion - Tanner's "Runge Girls" (Cameran Runge & Rita Runge)
Runner-Up - Sandy's "Roberts" (Brexton Roberts & Sara Roberts)
Champion - Eagles #365 "Matt & Amelia" (Amelia Garrean & Matt Winters)
Runner-Up - VFW "Gutter Crew" (Kiairra Markham & Jeff Markham)
Sunday 4pm Doubles Cricket Division A:
Champion - Manley HideAWay "Smells Like BullsHit" (Jeff Mather & Brad Meisinger)
Runner-Up - Eagles #365 "Grumpy Old Men" (Gabe Ahlers & Whitey Smith)
Champion - Tin Lizzy's "Benchwarmers" (Dereck Zinn & Brandon Wolf)
Runner-Up - Stoli's "Bros B4 Hoes" (Clint McCarthy & Cameron McCarthy)
Champion - Silver Dollar "Double Shots" (Josh Marschinke & Kevin Coughlan)
Runner-Up - Eagles #365 "Danny & TBone" (Tabor Ahlers & Danny Brodersen II)
Champion - VFW "Dirty Deeds" (Steve Garrean Sr. & Frank Hintze)
Runner-Up - Eagles #365 "MattKat Connection" (Matt Winters & Kathleen Villarreal)
Champion - Eagles #365 "Neck Burns" (Kade Hansen & Scott Hansen)
Runner-Up - West Central "Team No Name" (Ron Rakestraw & Summer Warren)
Champion - B & J's "Itchin 2B Bitchin" (Janine Cruz & Cindy Mather)
Runner-Up - Waterhole "Hellzapoppin" (Perry McDaneld & Dan Dietl)
Monday Doubles 01/CR Division A:
Champion - Lakeridge "WH Express" (Bryan Gregerson & AJ Walton)
Runner-Up - Stoli's "Bulls Deep" (Sonny Seyler & Joe Tesar)
Champion - Tin Lizzy's "Benchwarmers" (Dereck Zinn & Brandon Wolf)
Runner-Up - VFW "Overweight Pornstars" (Matt Winters & Guy Scrivner)
Champion - GoodTimes "Good Luck We Suck" (Steve Garrean Jr. & Steve Garrean Sr.)
Runner-Up - Grant St "Cocks & Hawks" (Scott Schulte & Andrew Adams)
Champion - Grant St "Red Rockets" (Jeremy Cichowski & Cliff Greer)
Runner-Up - Tiki Time "One Hole Off" (Nolan Snyder & Scott Housel)
Champion - Shark Club "Tipsy Tigers" (Courtney Ball & Terry Parker)
Runner-Up - Eagles #365 "PacMan & T-Bone" (Kade Hansen & Tabor Ahlers)
Champion - VFW "Nacho Grannies" (Bev Halagarda & Nora Brand)
Runner-Up - Sandy's "Is It In" (Sara Roberts & Chelsea Jones"
Monday Fremont Team CR:
Champion - Corner "Unstoppabulls" (Derek Showman, Jeff Martens, Jesse Bachmann, Dennis Kitzelman)
Runner-Up - Tin Lizzy's "3 Men & Jim" (JR Priessler, Blaine Morse, Jake Tagart, Jim Coover)
Tuesday Mixed Trips 01/CR:
Champion - Tanner's "Gressman" (Kelly Gressman, Jason Gressman, Ron "RT" Taylor)
Runner-Up - Eagles #365 "Just For Fun" (Carla Weirauch, Kole Gray & Steve Garrean Jr.)
Tuesday Nebraska City Doubles CR:
Champion - Sandy's "Projectile Dysfunction" (Aaron Walters & Jason Vodicka)
Runner-Up - Sandy's "Suffolk N Close" (James Moyer & Travis Nebelsick)
Wednesday Singles 01/CR Division A:
Champion - Goodtimes "Dickhead" (Justin Craig)
Runner-Up - Eagles #365 "I Stand Alone" (Gabe Ahlers)
Champion - Eagles #365 "TunaFun" (Matt Winters)
Runner-Up - Eagles #365 "Ghost" (Trenton Marasco)
Thursday Team CR Division A:
Champion - Stoli's "3 Knights & Pawn" (Ryan Evans, Scott Dunaway, Sonny Seyler & Rodney Ketchum)
Runner-Up - Stoli's "Thirsty Thursdays" (Rock Petersen, Jeff Niebur, Johnny Mack, Chad Davis)
Champion - BC Chaps "Show Us Your Tips" (Brady Coates, Scott Hummel, Cole Tackett, Harvey Hurst)
Runner-Up - Tanner's "One Hole Off" (Jimmy Gordon, Aaron Clouse, Brent Clouse, Andrew Cornwell)
Champion - Fire Barn "The Shipleys" (Jeremy Shipley, Roger Shipley, Tina Shipley, Nate McGill)
Runner-Up - Corner "Madison's Team" (Shawn Schultz, Jaime Tweedy, Madison Andera, Jim Coover)
Champion - VFW "All in the Family" (Nora Brand, Johnny Krick, Kelsey Dietl, Dan Dietl)
Runner-Up - Wagon Wheel (Chelsea Jones, Casey Fertig, Tyler Wright, Julie Denniston)
Congratulations to everyone and good luck acheiving the same success next season.
It is that time again...time to get your teams put together and get signed up for our Winter 2017 dart leagues. This league will also be the final opportunity to get your Junior player sanctioned and eligible for the 2017 Junior National Championships being hosted in Omaha, Nebraska June 9-11th.
Our leagues will also sanction you for the 2017 Team Dart in Las Vegas, Nevada and allow you to get your averages set for the 2017 Heartland Dart Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska; both happening in April.
Winter 2017 League Options:
Sunday 1pm Remote Adult/Youth Doubles EQ
Sunday 4pm Remote Doubles CR EQ
Monday 7:30pm Remote Doubles 01/CR EQ
Tuesday 7:30pm Remote Mixed Trips 01/CR EQ
Wednesday 7:30pm Cass County Travel Doubles EQ
Thursday 7:30pm Remote Team Cricket EQ
All leagues will be divisionalized if participation permits.
Reminder: Our leagues are exclusively tied to the Ultimate Qualifier Series; a series in which players receive points as they play in leagues & tournaments with Greater Omaha Leagues throughout the year. At the end of the series (Thanksgiving Day), the Top 40 point-earning players become eligible to play in a money-added tournament. The 2016 tournament will have over $5,000.00 paid out and we are hoping to make 2017's pot even bigger. The only way to make that pot bigger is to play more leagues...the more teams we have signed up for our leagues, the more money Central Distributing/Greater Omaha Leagues adds to the final pot.
Signup deadline for Winter 2017 is February 1st, 2017 and leagues will begin Sunday February 5th - Thursday February 9th. Don't procrastinate, because we've found that spots fill extremely fast for some leagues at bars. Don't miss out on the ability to throw at your favorite bar.
You can signup for the league by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your information, Calling (402) 350-4125 or the online option on this league website will be available later today.