On Thanksgiving weekend, Greater Omaha Leagues hosted a Singles tournament for their highest average players to see who would be crowned their 2017 Singles Champion for each the males & females. The format was race to 3, alternating between cricket and 701 O/M games.
The tournament featured no entry fees and the $1,600.00 in payouts being provided by sponsors Greater Omaha Leagues and Central Distributing.
When the dust settled, here were your money winners:
Champion - Sonny Seyler (Omaha) --- $500.00
Runner-Up - Dallas Winters (Plattsmouth) --- $200.00
3rd Place - Barrett Hoffman (Bellevue) --- $100.00
Champion - Cameran Runge (Bellevue) --- $500.00
Runner-Up - Cheryl Brodersen (Plattsmouth) --- $200.00
3rd Place - Ashleigh Johnson (Nebraska City) --- $100.00
It's official...another Night Before Thanksgiving tournament is in the books and reached record numbers! The 17th Annual Brodersen's Night Before Thanksgiving LOD had a total of 52 teams participate this year, surpassing the previous record of 49 teams. Each year, players from all over the area come together for a great night of darts, music and socializing. This tournament has for years been revered as a player favorite and this year was no different.
Champions - Tony Daves (Lincoln) & Ike Kyles (Omaha)
Runner-Up - Rodney Ketchum (Omaha) & Ron Cleaver (Omaha)
3rd Place - Danny Brodersen II (Plattsmouth) & Jeff Martens (Fremont)
4th Place - Cheryl Brodersen (Plattsmouth) & Dallas Winters (Plattsmouth)
5th Place - Melvin Hollingsworth (Omaha) & Keith Shear (Fremont)
6th Place - Corey Kenter (Nebraska City) & Barrett Hoffman (Bellevue)
7th Place - Brian Markham (Plattsmouth) & Brian Martens (Fremont)
8th Place - Sonny Seyler (Omaha) & Gabe Ahlers (Louisville)
We are happy to announce a few exciting changes to the 2018 Greater Omaha Leagues’ Ultimate Qualifier Series. These changes will allow players to not only compete for a spot in the finale, but a chance to earn additional bonus money at the Finale as well.
EARN BONUS MONEY BASED ON RANK IN FINAL TOP 40 at conclusion of series!!!
In 2018, players will not only be competing for a spot in the Ultimate Finale, but they will also be competing for some bonus cash! The higher your final ranking in the Top 40...the more bonus loyalty cash you will be awarded at the Finale*. So how much money you ask?
#1: Earn $500.00 + 25,000 PromoNation Points
#2: Earn $300.00 + 15,000 PromoNation Points
#3: Earn $200.00 + 10,000 PromoNation Points
#4: Earn $100.00 + 7,500 PromoNation Points
#5: Earn $75.00 + 5,000 PromoNation Points
#6-10: Earn $50.00 + 4,000 PromoNation Points
#11-15: Earn $25.00 + 3,000 PromoNation Points
#16-20: Earn $15.00 + 2,000 PromoNation Points
#21-25: Earn $10.00 + 1,000 PromoNation Points
All prize amounts listed above for the loyalty bonus cash will be paid out at the 2018 Ultimate Finale event. Must be present to claim.
*Anyone earning bonus loyalty cash, must be present at the Finale event. Failure to appear at the event, will mean ineligibility for the bonus loyalty cash and that money will be added to the next year's finale payout.
Just as in years past, the 2018 Ultimate Qualifier Series will officially begin with the 17th Annual Brodersen's Night Before Thanksgiving Luck of the Draw tournament at VFW #2543 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. This tournament is one of Greater Omaha's flagship events for the year and is a triple point event, meaning it could be a massive jump start to the 2018 series for those who attend.
Those unfamiliar with Greater Omaha's Ultimate Qualifier Series can find more information HERE
Early projected payouts for the 2018 Ultimate Qualifier Finale are in the area of $10,000.00, but that number could vary depending upon league participation throughout the year. The more players & teams participate in Greater Omaha leagues, the higher the pot rises for this event.
Curious how you stack up against all of the other Greater Omaha League players over the past 90 days? Now is your chance to find out. We have ranked the Men & Women in both Cricket & 501 games...which City has the most players in the rankings? Are you the highest ranked player in your City?
Greater Omaha Leagues recently joined what is becoming North America's largest soft tip dart organization; in an effort to give their players even more opportunities.
The Partners Promoting Darts (PPD) is the organization behind the annual Tournament of Champions (TOC) held in Kansas City, Missouri...but they are much, much more than that.
The PPD is a growing group of operators who have partnered up to promote, build and grow the sport of soft tip darts in North America. They have teamed up to create numerous opportunities for players to play more, play a wide variety of players from all over the Country...as well as gain more competition throughout the year.
Many players are familiar with PPD's annual finale event, TOC, but may not be aware that the PPD and it's partners also offer monthly and quarterly remote tournaments which pay out large amounts of prize money on their own. There are specific restrictions set for players to gain eligibility to play in these events, but the most common one is simple...play in a TOC remote league, which are always being offered on their website www.dartstoc.com. The idea is simple...the more you play, the more opportunities for bonus money you unlock for yourself.
The first event that Greater Omaha League players found themselves eligible for was September's "Super Saturday"...a PPD remote offering which gives the option for players to participate in Singles or Doubles events. The Doubles events are all "Flighted" or divisioned based upon players Combined Player Rating (CPR). There are two ways for players to earn eligibility for Super Saturday... 1) They must have played a total of 6 TOC remote league matches in the previous 90 days or 2) Earned a Super Pool Invitation 7K (SPI) from their operator... So how does one earn a SPI? Greater Omaha Leagues purchased 16 male finale vouchers & 8 female finale vouchers...each Super Saturday event, the 4 male & 2 female with the most total league games played are awarded the SPI and are eligible to participate in the Super Saturday event...even if they haven't played any TOC remote league matches.
In September's Super Saturday, Greater Omaha Leagues had three representations for it's system. In the Singles event, Gabe Ahlers finished 8th place in his bracket, winning $25.00. In the Doubles Level 14 bracket, Dallas Winters & Frankie Winters finished in 9th place, one position out of the prize money. Finally, in the Doubles Level 7 bracket, Steve Garrean Jr & Matt Winters were able to finish in 4th place, earning themselves $100.00 each for their efforts.
It is our hopes that more players will participate in at least one TOC remote league each season in order to keep themselves eligible to participate in these events. The more players we have representing our leagues in these events, the better our chances are to get more of the prize money. The money is right there for the taking, you just have to gain your eligibility and play for it.
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCENovember 10-12, 2017 in Waterloo, Iowa
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.Onsite check-in for players for all events
9 a.m.Tournament Hall opens
10 a.m.Open Singles 501
6 p.m.Open Doubles Cricket
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.Onsite check-in for players
9 a.m.Tournament Hall opens
10 a.m.Open Singles Cricket
6 p.m.Mixed Triples Combo*
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.Onsite check-in for players
9 a.m.Tournament Hall opens
10 a.m.Open Doubles '01
*Onsite sign-ups will be accepted for Mixed Triples Combo. Players must be sanctioned and have skill on file or have documentation of their highest known skill rating with them to register. Onsite sign-ups will be accepted up to 2 hours prior to the Mixed Triples Combo event. Payment for the event must be made at the time of registration.
ENTRY FEESSingles Events
Prepaid Player Fee includes coin for all games.
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.