It's that time of year again ... time to crown another Ultimate Qualifier Championship team! As part of Greater Omaha's loyalty-based incentive series, players earn points through playing leagues & tournaments throughout the year and when the 12 month series is concluded, the Top 40 point-earning players earn the ability to play in a tournament that will pay out $10,000.00+ in cash & prizes!!
Players also have the ability to earn bonus cash based upon how high in the final rankings they land. The top 25 ranking players earn bonus cash which increases in amounts the higher you finish. Here is the final 2019 Ultimate Qualifier Series rankings ... these players have earned the right to play in the finale:
1. Steve Garrean Jr --- $500.00 + 25,000 Promo-Nation Points
2. Kole Gray --- $300.00 + 15,000 Promo-Nation Points
3. Dallas Winters --- $200.00 + 10,000 Promo-Nation Points
4. Matt Winters --- $100.00 + 7,500 Promo-Nation Points
5. Josh Marschinke --- $75.00 + 5,000 Promo-Nation Points
6. Steve Garrean Sr. --- $50.00 + 4,000 Promo-Nation Points
7. Dereck Zinn --- $50.00 + 4,000 Promo-Nation Points
8. Mitch Chapin --- $50.00 + 4,000 Promo-Nation Points
9. Juanito Reyes --- $50.00 + 4,000 Promo-Nation Points
10. Paul Arnold --- $50.00 + 4,000 Promo-Nation Points
11. Derek Showman --- $25.00 + 3,000 Promo-Nation Points
12. Bryan Gregerson --- $25.00 + 3,000 Promo-Nation Points
13. Bev Halagarda --- $25.00 + 3,000 Promo-Nation Points
14. Cheryl Brodersen --- $25.00 + 3,000 Promo-Nation Points
15. John Ostrander --- $25.00 + 3,000 Promo-Nation Points
16. Allison Ostrander --- $15.00 + 2,000 Promo-Nation Points
17. Rodney Ketchum --- $15.00 + 2,000 Promo-Nation Points
18. Larry Runge --- $15.00 + 2,000 Promo-Nation Points
19. Cory Preister - $15.00 + 2,000 Promo-Nation Points
20. Brian Markham - $15.00 + 2,000 Promo-Nation Points
21. Dan Barrett - $10.00 + 1,000 Promo-Nation Points
22. Amber Abbott $10.00 + 1,000 Promo-Nation Points
23. Kurt Keefe - $10.00 + 1,000 Promo-Nation Points
24. Rita Runge - $10.00 + 1,000 Promo-Nation Points
25. Steven Spillman - $10.00 + 1,000 Promo-Nation Points
26. Allen Robinson
27. Nick Jones
28. Brian Martens
29. Justin Bacon
30. Brad Binau
31. Brandon Wolf
32. Aaron Halagarda
33. Gabe Record
34. Marinda Bibler
35. Jennifer Way
36. Jim Donnelly
37. Gabe Ahlers
38. Sara Roberts
39. Mike Way
40. Kenzie Ostrander
In the event that there are players that can't participate in the Finale event ... the rules state: "If a player does not show up the day of the finale, the next highest ranked player in attendance will get the spot. In the event that there are no additional players in attendance and someone no-shows, the following will occur:
If there is already replacement player(s) in the finale due to a player declining their spot, the lowest ranking player will be removed (that being one of the aforementioned replacement players).
If there is no replacement players in the event, a replacement player that was within the Top 100 can be called if they can arrive within 15 minutes. If multiple players within the Top 100 can make it within 15 minutes, the highest ranking determines who gets the spot. If this is also not an option, see #3.
If all options have been exhausted and there is still an impasse, the lowest ranking player (points wise) will be removed from the tournament to make the event even again. This is another reason that it's important to finish as high in the rankings as possible...this has never had to be exercised, but just in case it's always best to finish as high as possible.
If multiple players no-show the finale event, we will only add 1 player to bring the event back even and play with less than 40 players. It's too difficult to guarantee that there will be multiple replacement players on hand or available to fill more than one spot with no notice."
Payouts for the 2019 UQ Finale Event are:
1st Place: $1000.00 Each
2nd Place: $550.00 Each
3rd Place: $350.00 Each
4th Place: $250.00 Each
5th/6th: $175.00 Each
7th/8th: $150.00 Each
Consolation Champions: $150.00 Each
Consolation Runner-Up: $125.00 Each
Consolation 3rd Place: $100.00 Each
Consolation 4th Place: $75.00 Each
Consolation 5th/6th: $60.00 Each
Consolation 7th/8th: $50.00 Each
Consolation 9th-12th: $40.00 Each
The 2019 UQ Finale event will be held on Saturday January 25th, 2020 at a location TBD. Details are also being worked out to help make the 2020 Ultimate Qualifier Series even better! More details on that to come in the following weeks.
Here it is! The registration form for the 2019 NDA Omaha Regional Dart Championships. Print the form, fill it out for each event you're interested in & then return with payment to your league coordinator prior to the deadline. All entries MUST be received by your league coordinator prior to end of business day on October 10th.
*As of 4pm 7/29/19
**Amounts based upon all matches being played, Actual amount may vary
This is one of the more anticipated weeks of the year ... division & schedule release week for the upcoming season. The first of the schedules are already beginning to trickle out and hopefully all Summer leagues schedules will be released by Thursday.
Please remember to practice good communication with your opponents and that it is much easier to find a sub then it is to reschedule a match. If you know in advance that you will be unable to play a match on a specific date ... please attempt to play that match ahead of schedule instead of waiting until the end of the season.
While most things have remained the same this season as last, the only small change being made this season is that there will now be a cap added to the "A" Division leagues when utilizing subs. So if your partner is unable to play and you need to utilize a sub, you will now have to make sure your team is under the division cap and can't just bring in anyone regardless of how high their average is. This is being added to protect the league from a team bringing in someone with a much higher average for a match. It not only effects the team you're shooting against, but could also have a ripple effect on the standings for other teams. This shouldn't be a difficult change, as every other division seems to work within their caps just fine.
Shoot well and have a great Summer session.
As most of our players are aware from the promotions of the event, the National Dart Association (NDA) is bringing one of its large Regional events to Omaha November 15th-17th, 2019. We encourage all eligible players to participate in the events as they are all divisionalized based upon MPR & PPD averages and the payouts are historically pretty good as well.
Events at the 2019 NDA Omaha Regionals are:
To gain eligibility, a player must have played a minimum of 48 league games with a sanctioned operator (Greater Omaha Leagues) ... with a minimum of 24 games in each Cricket and/or 01 in order to play in an event that features those games.
Greater Omaha's Summer league session is going to be one of the final chances for players to gain eligibility prior to the registration dates, which haven't been released yet, but should be some time in late September or the very beginning of October. If you haven't played any leagues with 501 O/O games yet, make sure you sign up for one of those leagues for the Summer session.
Those options are: Sunday 1pm Adult/Youth Doubles 01/CR, Monday 7:30pm Doubles 01/CR, Tuesday 7:30pm Mixed Trips 01/CR, Wednesday 7pm Open Singles 01/CR and Wednesday 7pm EQ Singles 01/CR.
Signup Deadline for Greater Omaha Summer leagues is May 25th, 2019 and spots at several locations are full or filling quickly, so don't hesitate.
Anyone in the Ultimate Qualifier chase, there is a multitude of opportunity to gain large amounts of points during the NDA Regional weekend, as each event earns you points if you register through and represent Greater Omaha Leagues. Also, if you are currently playing in the Greater Omaha Fall 2019 league at the time, you can earn yourself even more Ultimate Qualifier points; as well as Promo-Nation points.
Current Player Eligibility for NDA Omaha Regionals 2019:
Greater Omaha Leagues' Summer session has begun to take signups! Get your team together and registered by clicking the word SIGNUP ... or you can navigate to the page on this site manually. As always, don't hesitate as spots at some locations are coveted and procrastination can cause you to miss out on a spot at your favorite place.
Sunday 1pm Adult/Youth Doubles EQ Remote
Sunday 4pm Doubles Cricket EQ Remote
Monday 7:30pm Doubles 01/CR EQ Remote
Tuesday 7:30pm Mixed Triples 01/CR EQ Remote
Wednesday 7pm Open Singles (Non-Handicapped) Remote
Wednesday 7pm EQ Singles (Handicapped) Remote
Thursday 7:30pm Team Cricket EQ Remote
League Champions receive a "League Championship Bonus" added to their payback concluding the season and everyone participating in leagues also have the option to participate in a season-ending "City" tournament which features a "City Championship Bonus".
Remember, the Summer Super Remote tournament weekend is also coming up on June 1st & June 2nd with money added to each level's champion ... but you MUST be playing in one of the above listed Summer leagues to participate.
This Summer session, will also more than likely be the final opportunity for players to earn their eligibility game requirements to participate in the NDA Regional Championships coming to Omaha in November. Remember, you must be sanctioned by an operator and have completed 48 games of Cricket & 48 games of 01 in a sanctioned league. Don't miss out on what will be one of the biggest tournaments of the year ... in your own back yard, because you didn't play enough sanctioned games.
Signups are due by May 25th and the leagues begin the week of June 3rd - June 9th.
Doubles 01/CR: Saturday April 13th @ VFW #2543 in Plattsmouth. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm.
Mixed Trips: Saturday April 27th @ Maplewood Lanes in Omaha, Nebraska. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm.
A/Y Doubles: Sunday April 28th @ Phoenix 370 in Papillion, Nebraska. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm.
Doubles Cricket: Sunday May 5th @ Big Al's in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm.
Team Cricket: Sunday May 12th @ VFW #2543 in Plattsmouth. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm.
Open Singles: Sunday May 19th @ VFW #2543 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm.
EQ Singles: Sunday May 19th @ VFW #2543 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm.
*Subject to Change
Sunday 1pm Adult/Youth Doubles:
Sunday 4pm Doubles Cricket:
Monday 7:30pm Doubles 01/CR:
Tuesday 7:30pm Mixed Triples:
Wednesday 7pm Open Singles:
A Division --- ($100.00 Bonus)
Larry Runge --- 94 Wins
Mitch Chapin --- 84 Wins
Whitey Smith --- 75 Wins
Steve Garrean Jr --- 74 Wins
Wednesday 7pm EQ Singles:
Thursday 7:30pm Team Cricket:
Greater Omaha Leagues is constantly striving to offer more to their players whenever they can. In an attempt to fill the void between seasons and give the players a warm-up weekend before the Winter leagues kick off, Greater Omaha is offering it's first ever Super Remote Tourney Weekend!
Two days, two remote tournaments with money & Promo-Nation points added! Also, as with all Greater Omaha Remote tournaments, these will both be worth DOUBLE Ultimate Qualifier points!! The only stipulation is that you must be signed up to play in Greater Omaha's Winter league session (Traditional or TOC league through Greater Omaha) and already have an established average.
It all kicks off on Saturday with a Remote Doubles EQ Cricket tournament! Cost is $24/team and the registration deadline is January 25th. The tournament will kick off right at 1pm and is a race to 3 on both the winners & loser's side. There will be multiple divisions based upon participation and the Champions of each division will win 70%* of the pot + $50 each in bonus cash & 10,000 Promo-Nation points ... runner-up for each division will win the remaining 30% of the pot!
The action will resume on Sunday with a Remote Singles EQ Cricket tournament! Cost is $12/player and the registration deadline is January 25th. This tournament will also start at 1pm and is a race to 3 on both sides of the bracket. Everything else is similar to Saturday's event ... multiple divisions based upon participation, Champions of each division will win a bonus $50.00 each + 10,000 Promo-Nation points, etc.
Once again, this is a pre-registration event and all registrations must be received prior to January 25th. All participants must be signed up to play a Winter 2019 league through Greater Omaha (Traditional or TOC) and have an established average. You can turn in registration money directly to Steve Garrean Jr, Central Distributing office or via PayPal.Me/SGarreanJr
Greater Omaha looks forward to a weekend full of darts, fun, giving out bonus cash and a ton of Ultimate Qualifier points to those that participate.
*70% is based upon 8 or more teams in bracket, less than 80 teams and the payout for 1st & 2nd place turns to 80/20.