Welcome back Chris Helms! New Interim Area 3 Manager

I have received the following from Area 3 manager John Hooten:  “As of the 15th of July 2015 I resign my position as Area 3 Manager. I have enjoyed my tenure aand will miss it I am sure. Thank you. Cheers Hoot”

Hoot, thank you for your time on the ADO board.

With this, I have appointed Chris Helms as the interim Area 3 manager for the remainder of 2015.  Welcome back Chris!!!!

His contact information can be found here: http://www.adodarts.com/contactdetails/?rrn=8

2015 Queen City Shootout Results

Women’s Singles 501

1st – Sandy Hudson – Spartanburg County D.O.
2nd – Julie Hamlin – Yahtzee Organized D.A.
3/4 – Diane DeQuiznio – Queen City D.A.
3/4 – Ellen Lee – Piedmont D.A.

Men’s Singles 501

1st – Robbie Phillips – Carolina D.A.
2nd – Kyle Gaulthier – Carolina D.A.
3/4 – Michael Smith – Queen City D.A.
3/4 – George Alvarado – Columbia Area D.A.

Women’s Singles Cricket

1st – Sandy Hudson – Spartanburg County D.O.
2nd – Julie Scheppele – Carolina D.A.
3/4 – Sandi Lawless – Queen City D.A.
3/4 – Diane DeQuiznio – Queen City D.A.

Men’s Singles Cricket

1st – Robbie Phillips – Carolina D.A.
2nd – Jeff Page – Queen City D.A.
3/4 – Michael Smith – Queen City D.A.
3/4 – Sean Force – Western Carolina D.A.

2015 Midwest Summer Classic Results

Women’s Singles 501 (24 entries)

1st – Carrie Khounsana – Mississippi Valley D.O.
2nd – Tiffany Strite – Mississippi Valley D.O.
3/4 – Allie Ziegler – St. Charles D.L.
3/4 – Kathy Salway – Youngstown D.A.

Men’s Singles 501 (48 entries)

1st -Brad Oxendine – Mississippi Valley D.O.
2nd – Mike Johnson – Mississippi Valley D.O.
3/4 – Keith Sexton – Mississippi Valley D.O.
3/4 – Linn Barnes – Central Missouri D.A.

Women’s Singles Cricket (22 entries)

1st – Kari Stevenson
2nd – Kathy Salway – Youngstown D.A.
3/4 – Diana Rutherford – Topeka D.A.
3/4 – Becky McCormick – St. Charles D.L.

Men’s Singles Cricket (38 entries)

1st – Eric Gregory – Mississippi Valley D.O.
2nd – Paul Schwindamann
3/4 – Linn Barnes – Central Missouri D.A.
3/4 – Clayton Hudgens

2015 CMDA Summer Shootout Results

Women’s Singles 501 (12 entries)

1st – Angie Maxwell – Mississippi Valley D.O.
2nd – Kym Guerrero – Central Missouri D.A.
3/4 – Melody Leppert
3/4 – Carla Wessel – St. Charles D.L.

Men’s Singles 501 (28 entries)

1st – Ryan Mooneyham – Ozark Mountain D.A.
2nd – Mike Johnson – Mississippi Valley D.O.
3/4 – John  Ankeney – Central Missouri D.A.
3/4 – Jason Snodgrass  – Columbia D.A.

2015 ADO National Youth Championship Line-Up

Here is the line-up of participants for the 2015 ADO National Youth Championship, to be held in Stamforf, CT, in August.  The winner will receive a trip to compete in the World Masters in England.

Tyler Burnett (15) – Antelope, CA
Jamar Cook (14) – Aurora, CO
Jacob Demers (13) – Beverly, MA
Carl Di Cicco (17) – Eastlake, OH
Dylan Graham (15) – Aurora, CO
Ashley Henney (17) – Virginia Beach, VA
Cassidy Larkin (17) – Lincoln, CA
Hannah McCandless (17) – Milford, MA
Zach Ponder (16) – Tampa, FL
Dominik Pundt (14) – Williamsburg, VA
Kerena Reese (16) – St. Paul, TX
Dan Robbins (16) – Saugus, MA
Travis Scheppele (17) – Cary, NC
T.J. Scheppele (15) – Cary, NC
Connor Schlebach (17) – Mesquite, TX
Kyle Yasbek (17) – Whitman, MA

2015 East-West All-Star Challenge Line-Up

Here is the list of participants for the East-West All-Star Challenge to be held in Stamford, CT, in August.

National Team Members

Bette Cunningham, Paula Murphy, Cali West

Larry Butler, Joe Chaney, Leonard Gates, Robbie Phillips, Levi Remick, Tom Sawyer, Jim Widmayer

Junior All-Star

Hailey Alexander

East All-Stars

Sandy Haas (4-2)
Candra Archbold, Candi Ellis (4-3)
Kay Hoover, Marlise Kiel (4-6)
Kirsten McCandless, Carmen Bishop (5-1)
Julie Scheppele (5-6)

Chuck Pankow (4-2)
Sean Morehouse (4-3)
Bill Clark (4-6)
Dave Walsh, Jay Waugh, Jim Wight (5-1)
Joe Rutsky (5-2)
Marc Aiello, Joe Roca (5-3)
Chris Linkous (5-4)
Junior Ahat, Craig Akin (5-5)
Steve Chorba, Wes Lippert, Michael Smith (5-6)

West All-Stars

Corrine Stockton (1-3)
Shannon Vitale (2-2)
Brenda Roush (2-3)
Angela Mills, Renee Ripol (2-4)
Celine Caithaimer (3-2)
Debbie Ivey (6-5)

Sean Palmer, Zach Stapel (1-1)
Don Campos, Clay Elledge (1-3)
J.D. Newman (2-2)
Steve Hogan (2-3)
Derick Brock, Matt Davison, Josh Shuler (2-5)
Jon Foreman (3-2)
Wade Breaux, Scott Wollaston (3-3)
Elliot Milk (6-1)
Bill Sweeney (6-2)
James Hancock (6-5)

2015 Firecracker Results

Women’s Singles 501 (23 entries)

1st – Lisa Ayers – Greater Chattanooga D.A.
2nd – Carol Zielinski – Greater Nashville D.A.
3/4 – Tabitha Foster – Greater Chattanooga D.A.
3/4 – Katrina Park – Greater Chattanooga D.A.

Men’s Singles 501 (67 entries)

1st – Ralph McCool – Rocket City D.A.
2nd – Trint Sumner – Individual
3/4 – Thomas Baugh – Greater Chattanooga D.A.
3/4 – Gary Davis – Greater Chattanooga D.A.

Women’s Singles Cricket (22 entries)

1st – Lisa Ayers – Greater Chattanooga D.A.
2nd – Beth Martin
3/4 – Marina Trevinscini
3/4 – Tammy Kasperzick – Greater Nashville D.A.

Men’s Singles Cricket (32 entries)

1st – Ralph McCool – Rocket City D.A.
2nd – Ben Minks – Blugrass D.A.
3/4 – Danny Delfino – Individual
3/4 – Trint Sumner – Individual

2015 Cherry Bomb Results

Women’s Singles 501 (27 entries)

LADIES SINGLES (500x293)

1st – Kelly Meares – Florida D.A.
2nd – Bernadette Stevenson – Florida D.A.
3/4 – Mechall Goss – Florida D.A.
3/4 – Dalva Fagundes – Florida D.A.

Men’s Singles 501 (42 entries)

MENS SINGLES (500x293)

1st – Brad Rouillard
2nd – Mike Sansoucie – Florida D.A.
3/4 – Randy Wornstaff – Florida D.A.
3/4 – Mark Meares – Florida D.A.

2015 Central Virginia Dart Classic

Women’s Singles 501 (40 entries)

1st – Marilyn Popp – Individual
2nd – Kay Hoover – Cleveland D.C.
3/4 – April Leonard – Patriot D.L.
3/4 – Julie Munford – Central Virginia D.A.

Men’s Singles 501 (75 entries)

1st – Chris Linkous – Central Virginia D.A.
2nd – Chris Pace – Central Virginia D.A.
3/4 – Todd Bumgarner – Minuteman D.A.
3/4 – Steve Chorba – Azalea Coast D.A.

Women’s Singles Cricket (21 entries)

1st – Kay Hoover – Cleveland D.C.
2nd – Kirsten McCandless – Minuteman D.A.
3/4 – April Leonard – Patriot D.L.
3/4 – Marilyn Popp – Individual

Men’s Singles Cricket (49 entries)

1st – Joe Huffman – Tidewater Area D.A.
2nd – Michael Hardy – Tidewater Area D.A.
3/4 – Chris Linkous – Central Virginia D.A.
3/4 – Gary Henn – Individual

National Qualifier Policies Update

There have been some rumors recently regarding a new “rule” as far as participation in ADO National Qualifiers.  With some Regions struggling for participation, particularly as far as the women’s event, a number of National Qualifiers have combined the men and women.  Obviously, this is not an ideal solution (and we have separate men’s and women’s National Championships), but if it has meant that more players can compete, the ADO has allowed this.  Naturally, there have to be certain criteria that have to be met (see below).

However, this is a temporary measure until the whole playoff system comes under review at the ADO Board Meeting in August.  This will be discussed in detail, and any and all changes will be effective immediately.

Here are the full details of the temporary policy as discussed by the ADO Board :

The rule had stated that there must be at least 3 participants to compete in a National Qualifier.  We found this unfair for the 1 or 2 women (or men) that actually were in attendance to play.  In all Regional/NQ’s that I have ever been part of, if there were not enough women, we would just allow the women to shoot in the men’s event.  However, we also find this unfair, because it can also happen the other way, with 2 men and 8 women.  Does that mean the 2 men should automatically be added to the women’s bracket, or does it mean the ADO prevents the men from playing?

As you can see by this discussion, some people feel that men should play with men, and women play with women.  If not enough of one, then there is no Qualifier.  Others believe we should allow the 1-2 players to join the other event.  Some have stated that the men always allow the women to play.  Would the women do the same for the men?  Most likely not, and obviously, we cannot go one way and not the other.

So, instead of alienating the 1-2 players and saying they cannot participate, we put the decision in the players’ hands.  If the players of the eligible National Qualifier agree unanimously to allow the player(s) of the opposite gender to compete in their event, then they will be allowed to shoot.  This has to be unanimous.  It can also be done behind closed doors, and come back with a “yes” or “no” to the other 1-2 players.  If a Region has always allowed the women to play with the men, then this is unlikely to be a problem.

Here is the exact wording from the discussion :

“If there are only one or two women (or men) that the men and women vote on whether to combine the men and women and have an “Open” Qualifier.  The vote must be unanimous.  This must be done before the start of play,  If there are three or more of one sex, then they would shoot in their own round-robin.”

David Hascup – ADO President

As stated above, we are currently reviewing and rewriting the ADO by-laws and rules to include everything that needs to be included.

* * The above article is also available as a pdf file here * *