Covid-19 and the ongoing pandemic claims another event ... It is with deep regret that, after much deliberation, we must cancel our inaugural 2020 Greater Omaha Remote Dart Championships event weekend.
This is not something we did as a rash decision, as it is an event that we were extremely excited about. Unfortunately with the ongoing pandemic and a high percentage of players still uncomfortable returning to dart play, we are forced to postpone this event. We will look into the possibility of rescheduling this event for a later date; however the with the outlook of the pandemic potentially lasting into next year, this inaugural event may have to be pushed back to 2021.
We know this is disappointing news and promise to make this event even bigger & better when we are able to host it. We are all going through these tough times together and can't wait until things are closer to the normal we knew prior to the pandemic. Everything is being reassessed day to day based upon all the information available; just know that we are planning to do whatever we can to still make this event a big annual event for years to come.
We created a short survey for our players to respond to & share their opinions of the current state of darts during the pandemic, that way we could better understand where everyone's feelings, thoughts, etc. were and improve the way we handle things moving forward.
We are most certainly in an unprecedented time in our lives and darts is feeling the effects, just as all other sports & extra-curricular activities have. We know that things will more than likely be different for the next several months and we wanted to utilize this survey as one of the ways to allow our players to express their feelings to us. We may have a business to continue to run, but we want to make sure that we are keeping in mind our loyal players and trying to build a game plan for the future that keeps everyone in mind.
With that, here are the results from our Covid-19 & Darts survey.
Results are as follow:
How comfortable are you returning to darts (leagues & tourneys) right now?
24% --- Somewhat Comfortable
24% --- Unsure
22% --- 100% Comfortable
19% --- Somewhat Uncomfortable
11% --- Not at All Comfortable
How likely are you to attend an in-person LOD or other tournament? (99 responses)
34% --- Very Unlikely
27% --- Somewhat Unlikely
21% --- Somewhat Likely
18% --- Very Likely
Are you participating in the offered Summer leagues?
56% --- No
44% --- Yes
Are you planning to participate in the Fall leagues?
50% --- Yes
42% --- Unsure
8% --- No
Do you believe we will experience another league/bar shutdown before the pandemic is over?
44% --- Likely
34% --- Very Likely
12% --- Niether Likely nor Unlikely
10% --- Unlikely
0% --- Very Unlikely
In the current state of America, what are your thoughts on hosting the City tournaments remotely?
46% --- I like It
42% --- Makes No Difference
12% --- I Don't Like It
What restrictions, guidelines, etc would you like the bars to implement during this time?
35% --- Reserving Table Space Near Boards for Players
21% --- Space Between Boards Increased Where Possible
21% --- None, Leave Us Alone & Let Us Do Our Own Thing
14% --- Wiping Down Dartboards Daily with Cleaner
5% --- Make Hand Sanitizer Available
4% --- Require Masks