Another Ultimate Qualifier Series year has concluded and the reigning Elite & Consolation Champions have now been crowned for the year.
Champions --- $1,000.00 each --- Sonny Seyler, Omaha & Bev Halagarda, Plattsmouth
2nd Place --- $550.00 each --- Kole Gray, Plattsmouth & Rodney Ketchum, Plattsmouth
3rd Place --- $350.00 each --- Larry Runge, Gretna & Kenzie Ostrander, Plattsmouth
4th Place --- $250.00 each --- Allison Ostrander, Plattsmouth & Brian Martens, Fremont
5th Place --- $175.00 each --- Bryan Gregerson, Plattsmouth & Marinda Bibler, Plattsmouth
6th Place --- $175.00 each --- Juanito Reyes, Plattsmouth & Aaron Halagarda, Plattsmouth
7th Place --- $150.00 each --- Brandon Wolf, Fremont & Cheryl Brodersen, Plattsmouth
8th Place --- $150.00 each --- Trenton Marasco, Plattsmouth & Amber Abbott, Fremont
1st Place --- $150.00 each --- Brian Markham, Plattsmouth & Jim Donnelly, Council Bluffs
2nd Place --- $125.00 each --- Mike Way, Council Bluffs & Paul Arnold, Omaha
3rd Place --- $100.00 each --- Dallas Winters, Plattsmouth & Brad Binau, Council Bluffs
4th Place --- $75.00 each --- Justin Bacon, Fremont & Allen Robinson, Council Bluffs
5th Place --- $60.00 each --- Gabe Ahlers, Louisville & Jenn Way, Council Bluffs
6th Place --- $60.00 each --- Mitch Chapin, Nebraska City & Steve Garrean Sr., Plattsmouth
7th Place --- $50.00 each --- Steven Spillman, Omaha & Rita Runge, Gretna
8th Place --- $50.00 each --- Dan Barrett, Nebraska City & Gabe Record, Nehawka
9th Place --- $40.00 each --- Josh Marschinke, Fremont & John Ostrander, Plattsmouth
10th Place --- $40.00 each --- Steve Garrean Jr, Plattsmouth & Sara Roberts, Nebraska City
11th Place --- $40.00 each --- Kurt Keefe, Omaha & Matt Winters, Plattsmouth
12th Place --- $40.00 each --- Dereck Zinn, Fremont & Cory Preister, Omaha
On top of that, players who finished in the top 25 at the conclusion of the Series rankings received bonus cash upon participating in the Finale event:
1. Steve Garrean Jr --- $500.00
2. Kole Gray --- $300.00
3. Dallas Winters --- $200.00
4. Matt Winters --- $100.00
5. Josh Marschinke --- $75.00
6. Steve Garrean Sr. --- $50.00
7. Dereck Zinn --- $50.00
8. Mitch Chapin --- $50.00
9. Juanito Reyes --- $50.00
10. Paul Arnold --- $50.00
11. Derek Showman --- $25.00
12. Bryan Gregerson --- $25.00
13. Bev Halagarda --- $25.00
14. Cheryl Brodersen --- $25.00
15. John Ostrander --- $25.00
16. Allison Ostrander --- $15.00
17. Rodney Ketchum --- $15.00
18. Larry Runge --- $15.00
19. Cory Preister - $15.00
20. Brian Markham - $15.00
21. Dan Barrett - $10.00
22. Amber Abbott $10.00
23. Kurt Keefe - $10.00
24. Rita Runge - $10.00
25. Steven Spillman - $10.00
Between cash & Promo-Nation point prizes, a total of just over $10,000.00 was awarded to players finishing in the Top 40 of the 2019 Ultimate Qualifier Series. We are constantly striving to make Greater Omaha Leagues better for players and stand by our slogan of "It Pays to Play With Greater Omaha Leagues". We have set an early goal for the 2020 Ultimate Qualifier Series to beat that amount, but the money added to the Finale is participation based and comes down to how well the participation in leagues is throughout the year. The more teams we have participating, the more money we are able to allocate to the Finale payouts. Here's to a good year and being able to increase the pot for next year.
Congratulations to everyone and good luck to everyone in the upcoming year.
Due to the overwhelming early response to the no-entry Promo-Nation Pop Up tournaments and the seemingly lackluster response to the minimal entry Promo-Nation Friday Night Series events, it made sense to do away with the concept for the Friday night series and allow the popular Pop Up events to absorb those dates.
Pop-Up Remote Singles 01/CR tournaments are quick events that feature no entry cost with the chance to not only earn Ultimate Qualifier points towards the current series, but also to win Promo-Nation points which are redeemable for thousands of items on the online shopping mall. All players have the ability to register for their free player account on Promo-Nation's website and begin earning, saving & spending their points. Find out more information on Promo-Nation HERE. If you can't remember your login information, there is a toll free number on their login page and retrieving that information is quite quick and painless.
With this, also comes the announcement of our inaugural 2020 Greater Omaha Dart Championships to be held Labor Day weekend 2020. More information on that event can be found HERE. As part of that weekend of events, Friday night September 4th there will be a special event held ... Pop Up Top 20 ... a bonus Remote Singles 01/CR tournament in which the 20 players who have played in the most Pop Up tournaments to date will be eligible to participate with $500.00 added to the event.
We thank everyone for the wonderful response to these Pop Up Remote tournaments and are very happy to announce that these events averaging less than 3 hours from start to finish so far, which makes them much more player friendly. To register for an upcoming Pop Up Remote Singles tournament, you can find more information & registration HERE.
If you have additional questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mixed Trips City - Saturday January 11th, 2020 @ Eagles #365 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm.
Team CR City - Saturday January 18th, 2020 @ Big Al's in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm.
Singles EQ & Master's Singles City - Sunday January 26th @ VFW #2543 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm.
A/Y Doubles City - Sunday January 5th, 2020 @ Eagles #365 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm.
Doubles 01/CR City - Saturday January 4th, 2020: Level 1 @ VFW #2543 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Level 2 @ Eagles #365 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm.
Doubles CR City - Sunday January 12th, 2020: Level 1 @ Tin Lizzy in Fremont, Nebraska, Level 2 @ Big Al's in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm.
Greater Omaha Leagues is continuing its annual loyalty-based player rewards series aka The Ultimate Qualifier Series for 2020 and have made a few small alterations.
The 2020 UQ Series will have many more Promo-Nation points awarded, increasing the overall prize pool. Promo-Nation is a rewards company that Greater Omaha Leagues are partnered with, allowing their players to earn points by participating in leagues & tournaments through them ... those points are then redeemable on Promo-Nation's online shopping mall. Creating an account is free and points can be saved or spent at your leisure.
On top of that perk, this year's 2020 UQ will have a benefit that will also include those players who made it close to the Top 40, but didn't quite reach the goal. The final Top 64 players will earn the chance to play in a "warm-up" remote Singles tournament with $500.00+ added. The amount of that pot, and whether it increases, will be determined by participation in leagues/tournaments throughout 2020.
So what kind of Promo-Nation point bonuses are we talking for 2020? Here's the update:
#1: Earn $500.00 + 50,000 PromoNation Points
#2: Earn $300.00 + 25,000 PromoNation Points
#3: Earn $200.00 + 20,000 PromoNation Points
#4: Earn $100.00 + 15,000 PromoNation Points
#5: Earn $75.00 + 10,000 PromoNation Points
#6-10: Earn $50.00 + 5,000 PromoNation Points
#11-15: Earn $25.00 + 4,000 PromoNation Points
#16-20: Earn $15.00 + 3,000 PromoNation Points
#21-25: Earn $10.00 + 2,000 PromoNation Points
#26-40: Earn 1,000 PromoNation Points
New in 2020 --- All players who play over 1,000 league (GO ran leagues)/eq tourney games will have their names entered into a drawing for 10,000 bonus PN points … All players with with 1,500 league/eq tourney games will have their names entered into a drawing for 15,000 bonus PN points … All players with 2,000 league/eq tourney games will have their names entered into a drawing for 25,000 bonus PN points. *These are during the dates included in the Series & do NOT include TOC ran league/tournament games.
Another change made to the 2020 Ultimate Qualifier series is that: "Only players currently playing a Greater Omaha League or TOC league through Greater Omaha will receive double point reward for Remote tournaments, all other players will still be able to participate, but will only receive single points for remote tournaments. This means it will be more beneficial to continue playing in leagues throughout the year. (If remote tourney lands between league seasons, determining factor will be participation in the previous league)." In addition to this, players must have played a minimum of 250 games in Greater Omaha Leagues, with at least 100 of those games being from a traditional league and/or Greater Omaha Remote Tournaments.
Greater Omaha has also heard the demands for a Friday night tournament offering and has again partnered with Promo-Nation to offer a new Friday night Remote Singles 01/CR tournament series throughout 2020. More information on that can be found here.
Greater Omaha Leagues are always striving to offer more benefits to their players and this is just another way for them to do so. Any comments, questions and/or suggestions can be sent via email to email@example.com
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.