Greater Omaha Leagues' inaugural event has received an upgrade and a bit of a facelift. What was once supposed to be a $4,500 added 4-day holiday weekend of remote events stretched out over the entirety of Labor Day weekend has been altered ... but in a good way.
The event will feature the same tournaments; but will be split among two back to back weekends so that players aren't required to play on Friday evening or the Labor Day holiday itself. This was done due to many reasons, including but not limited to: bar availability on the holiday and also player burnout after four straight days of competition. On top of the schedule change, $1,500 more has been added to the payouts for the event pushing this first year's added money to nearly $6,000.00!!! No other changes have been made. Registration for events will still open on 8/1/21 & cease on 8/22/21 and brackets will begin posting in the days that follow.
Schedule of Events:
Saturday August 28th, 2021: Top 24 Singles --- Shoot at 1pm --- The 24 players who played the most Remote tournaments during the qualifying period will have the chance to play in a bonus Remote Singles event with $1,000.00 added!! If a tie exists at #24, all tied players will earn eligibility. This will be broken down into two divisions based upon averages with $250.00 paid out to the Champion of each division. This event is a reward and a thank you to our most loyal remote tournament players & as such there are no entry fees for this event. Payouts for each division of this event will be: 1st: $250.00, 2nd: $150.00, 3rd: $75.00, 4th: $25.00 ... FORMAT --- Race to 3 (CR/01/CR/01/CR)
Sunday August 29th, 2021: 10.0 Cap Team Shootout EQ --- 4 player teams, 10.0 Cap, All Cricket --- Shoot at 1pm --- $80/team --- $1,000.00 Added!!! Cap is a 10.0 ... nothing higher will be accepted ... not even a 10.01. (FORMAT --- Race to 3, Double Elimination)
Saturday September 4th, 2021: Doubles CR/01 EQ --- Shoot at 1pm --- $40/team --- $1,000.00 Added!!!
(FORMAT --- Race to 3, Double Elimination ---01/CR/CR/01/CR---)
Sunday September 5th, 2021: Singles CR/01 EQ --- Shoot at 1pm --- $20/player --- $1,000.00 Added!!!
(FORMAT --- Winner's: Race to 3, Double Elimination --- 01/CR/CR/01/CR --- Loser's Race to 2 --- CR/01/CR)
Sunday September 5th, 2021: "The Apex" Master's Singles 01/CR --- Shoot at 4pm --- $25/player **Guaranteed $500.00 Added to Champion of each the Male & Female Apex Master's Singles tournaments + a Cup Trophy! (FORMAT --- Race to 3, Double Elimination --- 01/CR/CR/01/CR)
All of these events will still be worth Double Ultimate Qualifier points, so there will be the potential for a ton of movement in the rankings following these two weekends.
An AVID PLAYER BONUS has also been added for the 2021 Greater Omaha Dart Championships ... All players who play a minimum of 500 games (league/tourney) in the qualifying year will have their names entered to win a $50.00 bonus!!! All players who play a minimum of 750 games (league/tourney) in the qualifying year will have their names entered to win a $100.00 bonus!!! All players who play a minimum of 1,000 games (league/tourney) in the qualifying year will have their names entered to win a $250.00 bonus!!! All players who play a minimum of 1,500 games (league/tourney) in the qualifying year will have their names entered to win an additional $250.00 bonus!!! This means any player playing in a minimum of 1,500 games will have their name in all 4 of the aforementioned drawings!!!
For all other info including eligibility, remote tourney participation rankings, etc. CLICK HERE
Partners Promoting Darts (PPD) is once again offering a "Stay Safe" Remote tournament weekend with over a quarter million dollars paid out (based upon full flights) April 16th-18th, 2021. Registration opens March 10th, 2021 @ 10am CST. TOC only allows 1 team per board to register at each participating location so spots may be limited at your favorite bar. This means as always, don't procrastinate ... get your teams together and register ASAP.
Eligibility for these events is as follow: Players must have played a minimum of 500 games between July 15, 2019 - April 11, 2021 ... relatively easy for any regular dart player. All registration is done through your PPD/TOC player account (free to set up if you don't already have one) ... averages used for flighting can also be found on TOC's website.
As far as Ultimate Qualifier point-earning goes, Current Winter 2021 Greater Omaha league players (registering to represent Greater Omaha) will receive the following: 25 points for entry, 5 points for every match win, 3 points for every match loss. Then a placing bonus of: 1st - 50 points, 2nd - 25 points, 3rd - 15 points, 4th - 10 points.
Eligible Players (3/8/21):
Several other players are on the verge of meeting eligibility and will do so prior to that April 11th cut-off. You can track eligibility at https://dartstoc.com/RWDTOC/VendorPage.aspx
This year's Ultimate Finale had a different look to it, but in the end it was the same competitive event. Results from the 2020 Ultimate Qualifier Series are as follows:
Ultimate Championship Shootout:
Josh Marschinke def. Jill Preister
Justin Smith def. John Ostrander
Champion: $150.00 --- Josh Marschinke, Fremont
Runner-Up: $100.00 --- Justin Smith, Council Bluffs
Cash bonuses for the highest series point-earners:
The 2021 Ultimate Qualifier Series is already underway. Players earn points through playing leagues & tournaments with bonus points for finishing higher in aforementioned events. More details and information can be found under the Ultimate Qualifier tab.
2019-20 Greater Omaha Leagues' most avid darters will vie for some large payouts on Saturday February 6th, 2021. Due to Covid, the format has been changed to Remote Singles & the payouts lowered a bit; but the competition will still be fierce and many will be watching to see who will be crowned in each skill division. Divisions are based upon each players' overall averages (01 & CR) throughout the Ultimate Qualifier period ... if a player had a higher average in tournaments over a specific number of games, that is the average that was used for placement. If a player has a higher average for a competing vendor, that is the average that was used for placement.
All registrations are due by January 28th, 2021 ... as usual, do NOT procrastinate as some bars fill their spots very quickly. This is one of the "short" leagues, averaging between 9-12 weeks depending upon the league. These leagues will finish their schedule in April.
Sunday 1pm Adult/Youth Doubles EQ 01/CR
Sunday 4pm EQ Doubles CR
Monday 7:30pm EQ Doubles 01/CR
Tuesday 7:30pm EQ Mixed Trips 01/CR
Wednesday 7pm Open Singles (NO HANDICAP)
Wednesday 7pm EQ Singles 01/CR
Thursday 7:30pm Team CR