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
Although the pandemic shutdown lasted longer than we had hoped and interfered with the ability to offer our usual Summer league offerings, we have decided to offer some Summer options! Signups will be from 6/15 until 6/30 and the leagues will begin 7/6 - 7/9. Each league will run between 8-10 weeks and there will be NO CITY tournaments following the conclusion of the league. Instead, the money usually paid out at Cities will be split between the teams finishing 1st & 2nd place in the league.
When signing up for a league, check with your selected bar to confirm that their hours will allow you to play there ... with the pandemic, some locations have temporarily altered their hours.
We are excited to get things going again. We have Winter's City Championships scheduled as remote tournaments on the following dates:
Mixed Trips City - Sunday July 12th, 2020 @ Remote. Confirm participation in advance, Shoot 1pm.
Doubles 01/CR City - Saturday July 11th, 2020 @ Remote. Confirm participation in advance, Shoot 1pm.
Team CR City - Saturday July 18th, 2020 @ Remote. Confirm participation in advance, Shoot 1pm.
Doubles CR City - Sunday July 19th, 2020 @ Remote. Confirm participation in advance, Shoot 1pm.
Singles EQ & Master's Singles City - Sunday July 5th, 2020 @ Remote. Confirm participation in advance, Shoot 1pm.
A/Y Doubles City - Sunday August 16th, 2020 @ Remote. Confirm participation in advance, Shoot 1pm.
We will also have some Promo-Nation Remote Singles tourneys scheduled; as well as our inaugural 2020 Greater Omaha Dart Championships coming up on Labor Day weekend with over $2,500.00 added to payouts!! Exact added money, including amount for each event will be released within the next month.
Welcome to the Greater Omaha ‘00-’20 Virtual Dart Tournament - Here you will find the answers to your questions.
April 13 – Bracket Release Day
April 14 – Initial Round of 32* for each bracket
April 15 - 1st Round of Loser's Bracket Matches
April 16 – Winner's 2nd Round & Loser's 2nd Round
April 17 – Winner's Quarterfinals Round & Loser's 3rd & 4th Rounds
April 18 – Loser's 5th Round
April 19 – Winner's Semifinals Round & Loser's 6th Round
April 20 – Winner's Hill Match & Loser's 7th & 8th Rounds
April 21 – Championship Finals Matches
BEFORE YOU READ ON -
THIS IS NOT A “WHO’S BETTER” TOURNAMENT. THERE WILL ABSOLUTELY BE RESULTS THAT WE MAY NOT AGREE WITH DUE TO THE RANDOM NATURE OF DECIDING WINNERS. A CONSISTENTLY HIGH AVERAGED PLAYER COULD LOSE TO SOMEONE WHO HAD ONE GOOD SEASON. AVERAGES FOR THESE TOURNAMENTS ARE BASED ON PLAYERS' HIGHEST LEAGUE-ENDING AVERAGE WITH GREATER OMAHA IN THE PAST 20 YEARS, SO THIS TOURNAMENT IS LIKE PITTING THE VERY BEST VERSION OF EACH PLAYER AGAINST EACH OTHER.
Link to Brackets Here ----
Bracket links will all be posted on the main page of www.greateromahaleagues.com website.
Male Master's Division --- https://challonge.com/tfxlc425
Male 3.05 - 3.46 --- https://challonge.com/p23fjygc
Male 2.87 - 3.04 --- https://challonge.com/6btsxrjy
Male 2.76 - 2.87 --- https://challonge.com/kb7dpp4v
Male 2.68 - 2.75 --- https://challonge.com/nm3dmwcn
Male 2.56 - 2.67 --- https://challonge.com/qvt4r54x
Male 2.46 - 2.56 --- https://challonge.com/h0dmnm0w
Male 2.40 - 2.46 --- https://challonge.com/igxku3qw
Male 2.33 - 2.40 --- https://challonge.com/xku45ued
Male 2.26 - 2.32 --- https://challonge.com/2bgcd9mp
Male 2.20 - 2.26 --- https://challonge.com/t4dx28e6
Male 2.13 - 2.20 --- https://challonge.com/jur2o5v7
Male 2.06 - 2.12 --- https://challonge.com/m6ne5bgv
Male 2.00 - 2.06 --- https://challonge.com/2hboyn6g
Male 1.94 - 2.00 --- https://challonge.com/7zbf2v6b
Male 1.87 - 1.93 --- https://challonge.com/brcfc4lu
Male 1.83 - 1.87 --- https://challonge.com/pdsfbjnk
Male 1.77 - 1.83 --- https://challonge.com/483wmp7
Male 1.71 - 1.77 --- https://challonge.com/qaohh3nx
Male 1.63 - 1.70 --- https://challonge.com/72zokatk
Male 1.56 - 1.63 --- https://challonge.com/88586emo
Male 1.46 - 1.56 --- https://challonge.com/w88jk0c
Male 1.32 - 1.45 --- https://challonge.com/2lml6wh5
Male 1.09 - 1.31 --- https://challonge.com/65qqrb0x
Male 1.08 & Under --- https://challonge.com/gylxbvgj
Female Masters --- https://challonge.com/g10w7pjq
Female 1.80 - 1.96 --- https://challonge.com/gthttrkn
Female 1.68 - 1.80 --- https://challonge.com/zc520h1b
Female 1.59 - 1.68 --- https://challonge.com/kxcgsb6l
Female 1.49 - 1.59 --- https://challonge.com/cdqkcg5g
Female 1.40 - 1.49 --- https://challonge.com/qk4v02u5
Female 1.31 - 1.40 --- https://challonge.com/7wzpujwo
Female 1.17 - 1.30 --- https://challonge.com/gwjv22ue
Female 1.17 & Under --- https://challonge.com/jcn631ie
Have fun with this everyone. It's quite a bit of work on the back end to do this, but I've got extra time in the office and thought that this would be entertaining & would also give us something to talk about.
Dear NDA Members/Team Dart 2020 Players:
Like virtually all of you, we are still coming to grips with the fact there will be no Team Dart in Las Vegas this year. It was shaping up to be a truly special edition, with the planned Players’ Poolside Party, the inaugural Pink Ladies event and our 35th anniversary celebration highlighting this year’s agenda.
While we will have to wait before we have the chance to mark this impressive milestone together, we pledge to do all we can to ensure that when the electronic darting community does convene for the 35th edition of Team Dart (April 15-21, 2021) at Paradise Event Center in Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, it will be an awesome occasion indeed!
Today, NDA’s leadership and staff is still reeling from having to make one of the most difficult, disappointing decisions in the history of the organization and tournament. With all that has happened in our communities, our nation and world since making the cancellation announcement, we know it was the right action to take--one that quickly moved from being a remote possibility to an inevitable one in a matter of days--but it doesn’t negate the sad, empty feeling we have when we contemplate the loss of Team Dart this year.
We appreciate all your support and understanding. It reinforces what we already knew about our players, operators, manufacturers and partners who share a common interest and passion for our sport…and in each other.
All the best of good health and good spirits to you and your loved ones as we navigate through the days and months ahead. Questions about your refund please contact your operator for more information.
AMOA-National Dart Association
Ever wondered where you stood for the entire year compared to other players? Or perhaps how your hometown lined up against the players from other towns in the league? Well, here's a bit of a chance to do that. We've ran the report for the entire 2019 year (1/1/19 - 12/31/19) and sorted the players in order of MPR average. Categories, as usual from our monthly rankings, are "Male", "Female" & "Junior".
How do you & your friends stack up?
*Scroll through the Male rankings to get to the Female and then through the Female rankings to reach the Junior rankings.
In an effort to make sure players have as much time as possible to get the dates of their City tournaments free, we are posting the dates for each tournament prior to the leagues even starting. These dates/information will be updated with locations as the season progresses. You will be able to find the updated information on the "Schedules", "Standings" and/or UQ Event pages.
Mixed Trips City - Saturday April 18th, 2020 @ TBA. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm.
Doubles 01/CR City - Saturday April 11th, 2020 @ TBA. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm.
Team CR City - Saturday April 25th, 2020 @ TBA. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm.
Doubles CR City - Sunday April 26th, 2020 @ TBA. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm.
Singles EQ & Master's Singles City - Saturday May 2nd, 2020 @ TBA. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm.
A/Y Doubles City - Sunday May 3rd, 2020 @ TBA. Check-in 12-12:50pm, Shoot 1pm.
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.