Each year, Arachnid, makers of the Galaxy 3 dartboards, hosts a series of Regional Dart Championships in numerous States around the US and other countries, to give players the chance to compete against a higher level of opponent. Each of these "Bullshooter" Regional Championships has a guaranteed payout of $10,000.00 and the top 4 finishers in each event earn a qualifying card for them to compete in the Bullshooter World Finals in Rosemont, Illinois each year on Memorial Day weekend...the final two earning a professional status with Arachnid. The finals has a payout of $140,000.00 and is the scene for the best of the best in the United States and beyond to compete for the Bullshooter World Championship.
With Nebraska's Bullshooter Regional tournament being one of the last of the series, it's no wonder that the attendance is among the largest year in and year out. Players flock to the Nebraska Bullshooter Regional from states all over the Midwest and even Texas, California, etc. for the final chance to earn their qualifying card or professional status with Arachnid.
Each year, Greater Omaha Leagues has had more players participate in the Regional events and this year was no different. There were several of our league players that had good showings in the events, with a few that really shined. Among those that placed high were Ken Quade and Steve Garrean Jr; who took home a runner-up in the Open Doubles 501 event, earning both of them qualifying cards and professional status.
This year's Bullshooter also saw a pair of Greater Omaha's Junior players from their Junior National competition team, "The Wolfpack", earn qualifying cards for the World Finale. Dallas Winters (sponsored by Ultimate Team Gear and M&R Darts) finished 4th place in Open Doubles 01 with Coach Gabe Ahlers and Cameran Runge finished 4th place in the Women's Singles tournament. Gabe Ahlers & Dallas Winters also placed 5th in the Open Doubles Cricket event and Winters added a 5th place finish in the Mixed Doubles event with partner Cheryl Brodersen. Greater Omaha Leagues are proud of each and every one of their players who came out to compete in the tournament and represent our leagues. The next stop for many of our players is the Heartland Dart Championships in Grand Island, Nebraska on April 14-16th.