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.