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 * *

2015 Wild West Shootout Results

Women’s Singles 501 (20 entries)

1st – Cris Froman – Southern Arizona D.A.
2nd – Brenda Roush – Rocky Mountain D.A.
3/4 – Donna Murillo
3/4 – Aimee Fields

Men’s Singles 501 (44 entries)

1st – Chris White – San Francisco D.A.
2nd – Chuck Puleo – Scottsdale D.A.
3/4 – Adam Sevada – London Bridge D.A.
3/4 – Rich Finn – Scottsdale D.A.

Women’s Singles Cricket (18 entries)

1st – Cris Froman – Southern Arizona D.A.
2nd – Renee Ripol – Rocky Mountain D.A.
3/4 – Bianca Gentry – Arizona D.L.
3/4 – Wendi Dodson – Scottsdale D.A.

Men’s Singles Cricket (39 entries)

1st – J.C. Martinez – Scottsdale D.A.
2nd – Mike Neubert – Southern Arizona D.A.
3/4 – Daniel Garza – New Mexico D.A.
3/4 – Chuck Puleo – Scottsdale D.A.

PDC World Cup of Darts on ESPN3

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The PDC World Cup of Darts will be aired on ESPN3 including the U.S. team of Darin “Big Daddy” Young and Larry “The Bald Eagle” Butler.  

Friday, June 12th
2p-6p Round of 32
 
Saturday, June 13th
8a-12p Round of 16
2:30p-6:30p Round of 16
 
Sunday, June 14th
8a-12p Quarterfinals
2p-5p Semifinals & Final
 

To start watching:

  1. Download the WatchESPN app here:

    The WatchESPN app is also available on Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.

  2. Select your TV provider when prompted.
  3. Enter your TV subscription username and password.
 

2015 Wreck on the Deck Results

Women’s Singles 501 (24 entries)

1st – Julie Scheppele – Carolina D.A.
2nd – Lora Josey – Central Virginia D.A.P.L.
3/4 – Diana Jayne – Central Virginia D.A.P.L.
3/4 – LeAnna Waldrop – Queen City D.A.

Men’s Singles 501 (35 entries)

1st – Robbie Phillips – Carolina D.A.
2nd – Michael Smith – Queen City D.A.
3/4 – Kyle Gaulthier – Carolina D.A.
3/4 – Donnie Lassey – Carolina D.A.

Women’s Singles Cricket (23 entries)

1st – Diana Jayne – Central Virginia D.A.P.L.
2nd – Deb Blackwelder – Carolina D.A.
3/4 – Julie Scheppele – Carolina D.A.
3/4 – Jennifer Bowser – Piedmont D.A.

Men’s Singles Cricket (55 entries)

1st – Brian Blake – Carolina D.A.
2nd – Robbie Phillips – Carolina D.A.
3/4 – Sid Mitchell – Carolina D.A.
3/4 – Michael Smith – Queen City D.A.

2015 PDC World Cup of Darts

Tomorrow (Thursday) sees the start of the 2015 PDC World Cup of Darts.  This year’s World Cup will be the fifth, and has moved to a new venue, the Eissporthalle in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.  The entire event is a straight knockout.

For the third successive year, the American pairing will be Darin Young (an ever-present in this tournament) and Larry Butler.  Their first round match will be on Friday evening, where they will face reigning champions, Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld (Netherlands).  A win will leave them facing South Africa or Finland.

We would like to wish Darin and Larry good darts, and good luck, as they attempt to bring home the title of World Cup of Darts Champions!  In 2014, the pair exited the event after a narrow defeat against England.

Good luck also to another ADO player, Paul Lim, who is representing Singapore this weekend.

Here is the complete draw (seedings in brackets) :

England (1) vs Denmark
Japan (16) vs China
Austria (8) vs Czech Republic
Germany (9) vs India
Belgium (5) vs Philippines
Spain (12) vs Norway
Australia (4) vs Russia
Gibraltar (13) vs Italy
Scotland (2) vs Singapore
Sweden (15) vs Hungary
Wales (7) vs Hong Kong
Republic of Ireland (10) vs Poland
Northern Ireland (6) vs Thailand
Canada (11) vs New Zealand
Netherlands (3) vs USA
South Africa (14) vs Finland

 

2015 Frank B. Huddleston Memorial Tournament Results

Women’s Singles 501 (6 entries)

1st – Christine Graham – Florida D.A.
2nd – Tammy Wightman – Florida D.A.
3/4 – Amanda Flax – Florida D.A.
3/4 – Maria Kitterman – Florida D.A.

Men’s Singles 501 (18 entries)

1st – Norman Madhoo – Florida D.A.
2nd – George Donovan – Florida D.A.
3/4 – Michael Wolters – Florida D.A.
3/4 – Scott Deas – Florida D.A.

2015 ADO National Youth Championship

I hope everyone is doing well, and you have your youth players qualified for Stamford – or at least are in the process of doing so.  Please have the shirt sizes and photos into the ADO Office by June 21, with payments to be received by the end of June.  If you have any questions, please contact me at nationalyouthmanager@adodarts.com, or the ADO Office.

I look forward to seeing you in Stamford on August 7!

Steve Gagnon
ADO National Youth Manager