As you may or may not be aware, at the conclusion of each dart league, we host a tournament for each league at one of our league locations. This tournament offers your team a chance to meet and socialize with the other teams in your league and compete against them in a tournament. Winning a tournament earns the team a photo plaque for their sponsoring bar, a small cash prize and their photo on every Greater Omaha Dart League dartboard for the duration of the upcoming season to let everyone know of your accomplishment.
Participating in the tournament is completely optional, but strongly encouraged. Each team will also receive their payback checks (compensation for wins/losses throughout the season) at their tournament. Any payback checks that are not collected at City tournament will be available for pickup at Central Distributing office the following week.
City Tournament Dates
Saturday August 19th, 2017: Team Cricket City tournament Level 1 @ Stoli's Lounge in Omaha, NE, Level 2 @ Big Al's in Council Bluffs, IA. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm.
Level 1: @ Stoli's Level 2: @ Big Al's
Couples Thursdays One Hit Wonders
D Generation X Just Throwin
Money in the Bank The Dart Project
Waterboys Bev & Her Ninos
Show Us Your Tips 3 Hotdogs & a Bun
Jim Watch Your Step Big Al's
One Hole Off Just the Tips
Your Wife's Box The Dietl Brand
Don't Call Us Cumback Damn It
Maddie & the Rest
Sunday August 20th, 2017: Sunday Doubles Cricket Level 1 @ Stoli's Lounge in Omaha. Levels 2 & 3 @ Big Al's in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Check-in 12pm-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm.
Level 1: @ Stoli's Level 2: @ Big Al's Level 3: @ Big Al's
Family Mafia Kelly & Razor Big Al's
Double D's Fallout Tips Kurt & Doug
Don't Be Scared Homie Just Leave It In Double Trouble
I Da Pappy Kila Squad Butt Darts
Bandeh Sardeh Bros Fighting Irish Hell Froze Over
28 & 3 Fuck It T Bone's Favorite
Chairmen of the Board Being Athletes Broken Flights
Hour of Power Fire Hawks Kiss My Ace
Power of Fireball Big Bud Little Bud Around the Rim
Jeff & Dustin We Are Lucky Hughes
Saturday August 26th, 2017: Monday Doubles 01/CR Level 1 & 2 @ Eagles #365 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Level 3 @ Tiki Time in Beaver Lake, Nebraska. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm.
Level 1 @ Eagles #365: Level 2 @ Eagles #365: Level 3 @ Tiki Time:
Wolfpack One Hole Out He's Mine Matt
Benchwarmers Jones N 4 It Double Dip
Asian Polacks Cyle & Justin Woosah
NC Connection Matt & Jason Mo Fish
WH Express Here For Beer Jack & Chuckie
Better Than Zinn Sleepers Yogi & Boo Boo
Off in Church Just the Tip The Dart Side
JD & JB Projectile Dysfunction Tiki TNT
Overweight Pornstars Ickss Snow White & Dopey
Worth A Shot TNT Nacho Grannies
I Will Carry You Zach's Bar Who Darted
Sunday August 27th, 2017: Mixed Trips @ Stoli's Lounge in Omaha, Nebraska. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm.
Saturday September 2nd, 2017: Cass County Coed Doubles @ Eagles #365 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm.
Sunday September 3rd, 2017: Adult/Youth Doubles @ The Wolves' Den in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm.
In another effort to give their players the spotlight, Greater Omaha Leagues has announced that it will host a two-day tournament to crown it's first Men's & Women's Singles Champion in November 2017. The event will be part of what they are referring to as Greater Omaha's Dart Championship Weekend; being held just a couple days after their annual Brodersen's Night Before Thanksgiving luck of the draw which brings close to a hundred players each year.
Hosting the event will be the Plattsmouth VFW, which has been bringing you the Night Before Thanksgiving tournament each year since its inception.
The spin on this event that makes it stand out from the norm is that it is a NO COST tournament. There is no entry fees or game cost for the event. "We wanted to offer a tournament that would benefit our players and let them know how much we appreciate their loyalty to our leagues." said league coordinator Steve Garrean Jr.
The tournament is an "Invite-Only" tournament, meaning only the top 48 males and top 48 females (based upon MPR) as of 8/1/17 were invited to participate in the event. In addition, players must have played in either the Winter or Summer 2017 league and currently be playing in the Fall 2017 league to be eligible to participate in the event. All players listed below have met the aforementioned criteria and only need to play in one of Greater Omaha Leagues' Fall offerings to meet full eligibility. Those leagues are: Sunday 1pm Remote Adult/Youth Doubles, Sunday 4pm Remote Doubles CR, Monday 7:30pm Remote Doubles 01/CR, Monday 7:30pm Fremont Travel Team, Tuesday 7:30pm Remote Mixed Trips, Tuesday Neb City Doubles League, Wednesday Cass Co. Travel Trios and Thursday 7:30pm Remote Team Cricket.
Any invited players who decline their invite, don't play in any Fall leagues and/or no-show the event will be considered a forfeit and an automatic win for their opponent on the bracket.
Winners: 701 O/M, CR, CR, 701 O/M, CR (Race to 3)
Losers: CR, 701 O/M, CR (Race to 2)
Cricket Round Limit - 20, '01 Round Limit - 15
Day 1 Schedule:
Check-in: 11-11:45am, Shoot 12pm
Bracket play resumes until apprx. 10pm
Day 2 Schedule:
Bracket play resumes until completion
Results from this event, including photos, will be featured in Bullshooter Magazine and local publications as well.
We would love to be able to make this an annual thing in combination of the Night Before Thanksgiving tournament, but this first year will be the test run for how well it is received and/or plays out.
*If tournament is ahead of schedule, play may be halted early on Day 1 in order to allow semi-finals & finals to be played on Day 2.
**This tournament was designed to help promote players striving to be the best. This is meant to help discourage "sandbagging" and is a benefit to those players who strive to excel.
Greater Omaha Leagues' have been offering regular remote dart tournaments to their players and they have been well received thus far. In an attempt to try something new and allow players to socialize a bit more and allow more players to get involved, they have decided to offer a Team Cricket event! This event will be held on Saturday August 5th, 2017 at 1pm.
The four-player teams will select a "home" bar to represent for the tournament (must be a Greater Omaha League Location) and they will play the tournament remotely at that location throughout the day. Winners of each division, based upon skill, will receive a trophy for their hosting bar as well as 5,000 Promo-Nation points each...on top of the usual money winnings.
1st - 50% of division pot
2nd - 30% of division pot
3rd - 20% of division pot
The tournament will be set up similar to the Team Cricket City tournament format, a race to 3, Double Elimination bracket. As always, the tournament will be equalized to insure maximum competitiveness. All teams must be registered and entry payment received by July 28th, 2017.
On June 16th, 2017, Godfather's Pizza in Plattsmouth, Nebraska will host it's first dart tournament. However, it will not be a tournament like others in the area. This will be a Youth-only (18 & under) tournament...it will be the first tournament of a weekly series lasting 12 weeks throughout the Summer months.
Godfather's Pizza, partnering with the Wolfpack Junior National dart team and the Greater Omaha Leagues' Junior dart program will offer a family-friendly environment for youth dart players from all over the area to gather, socialize and enjoy the game of darts in a tournament setting. The tournaments will be held upstairs at Godfather's in the area now known as "The Wolves' Den", the 2018 home of the Wolfpack Junior National team.
Each week from 5pm to 6pm, the youth players can sign up for the tournament for $5.00 (plus quarters for their games), which also includes pizza for them. Bottled water, soda & other snacks will also be available for purchase during the tournaments. Parents can choose to stay throughout the evening or simply check-in with the program director, Matt Winters and return later to pick their youth player up.
Each week the Junior tournament, referred to as "Godfather's Goodfellas", will have a different sponsor...generally a local business who provides gift cards or prizes for the evening's tournament winner. In addition, the winners each week will get their names put on the Champions' plaque that will be displayed for everyone to see. These tournaments will be a mixture of cricket & 501 and be equalized based upon player skill level.
Much like Greater Omaha's Ultimate Qualifier Series, the youth players will earn points each week and at the end of the 12 week series, the player with the most points accrued will win a trophy & a $250 Visa Gift Card! The 2nd highest point earner will win a medal & a $50 Gift Certificate to Alkar Billiards! There may be other random prize drawings throughout the series as well, but the only way to know and have a chance to win is to participate.
Any youth players participating in at least 8 of the 12 weeks of the series will be awarded a Godfather's Goodfellas T-shirt. Anyone else who wants a T-shirt, including parents, they will be available to order for $10 ($12 for 2x - 5x)
When asked about the development of this partnership, Junior Program Director Matt Winters said "It was an obvious choice for us when we were approached about it. Since the inception of the Junior program, we've always wanted a kid-friendly location to grow with the community. Godfather's Pizza offers the perfect atmosphere for kids to enjoy themselves and for parents to feel comfortable enough to allow their children to get to know each other and to learn the game that we all love so much." Winters and Greater Omaha Leagues are excited about the potential to continue the growth of the Junior dart program and believe that the future of darts continues to shine bright through this partnership.
Winters also said that they have ideas for other fun activities as well and hope to expand upon just the tournaments as time passes. He believes that there is a great need for youth activities and healthy opportunities to socialize for the Plattsmouth community and believes that this may be just the beginning.
In just under a month, nearly three dozen local players will compete against other youth players from around the Country to crown 2017's Junior National Champions in soft tip darts. These Junior players had a calendar year to meet the minimum league game requirements with their local operator and hone their skills in an attempt to compete and hopefully become recognized as the best in their division. The National Dart Association (NDA) hosts five different events; each of which is broken down into divisions based upon player's skill level.
Among those Juniors competing will be Greater Omaha's own "Wolfpack" Junior National team, a year-round competition team that is made up of Junior players that practice and compete in leagues & tournaments the entire year in preparation for the NDA Junior Nationals. Members of the Wolfpack have won 10 Junior National Championships to date and have the added pressure of not only defending many of those titles, but doing so in their hometown.
An exciting twist being thrown in this year with Omaha hosting the National event is that for the first time, non-Wolfpack local Juniors will also be competing in the events. Will these youth players from Greater Omaha's Junior program defeat a Wolfpack member? Will one of them be the ones walking away with a National Championship, while a Wolfpack member walks away empty handed? These are certainly situations that make this year's event that much more exciting for the local players.
When asked about the competition between youth players, Wolfpack Coach Steve Garrean Jr. said "Honestly we are all excited to host the 2017 Junior Nationals and all of the kids are really supportive of each other." Garrean went on to add "There is certainly a healthy competition between players, but at the end of the day, all of these kids are friends and are genuinely happy seeing each other succeed." It was also mentioned that many of the Junior players have stayed in touch through social media over the last couple National events. "We're not only building the future of the sport, but building lifelong friendships and relationships...it's so much more than just darts for many of these kids." added Assistant Coach Matt Winters.
Greater Omaha Leagues has really supported the Junior movement since Garrean & Winters began the program in 2014 with just 8 youth players. Now, just three years later, the league sanctioned around 60 Junior players with the NDA in 2016. Garrean is hoping that is just the beginning, stating "We really want to continue reaching out to our surrounding communities to help push forward and continue building upon our Junior program. Seeing the growth of the Junior players over the last few years has been nothing short of amazing...and I'm not referring to just their ability on the dartboard. We mentor them in any way we can and build a family bond in hopes of giving each and every one of them a solid support system, because life can get difficult during adolescence and everyone needs an ear to listen, a guiding word or just a shoulder to cry on from time to time." He concluded with giving a shout out to everyone who has helped with building and growing the Junior program, whether they be parents, Assistant Coaches with the Wolfpack (current: Gabe Ahlers, Jeff Martens, Julie Garrean, Jessica Jordan & former: Wes Babcock), sponsors or those within the community who have shown tremendous support for everything the Junior program has done.
The following local players are competing for National Championships in various events:
The National Dart Association & Greater Omaha Leagues encourages parents, aunts & uncles, grandparents, etc. to come out and support their Junior player as they compete for a 2017 Junior National Championship, but please remember that this is a youth event, so refrain from inappropriate language and practice good sportsmanship for all of the Junior competitors. Once again, a huge thank you to everyone who has continued to support the Junior program...we can't wait to see where it goes from here.
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 5th 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 email@example.com 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. If less than 18 (male), 10 (female/Junior) have registered & paid by May 14th, the event will be cancelled. 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.
If you have any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
**Above rosters are subject to change (dependent upon acceptance of invite)