ADO Executive Office Elections – Call for Candidates

The Call for Candidate forms for the positions of ADO President and Chief Financial Officer have been mailed to all ADO Board Members and Regional Directors.  The forms are also available for download below.  Please note the eligibility requirements for each post, which are stated on the appropriate form.

Completed Call for Candidate forms must be returned by September 12, 2015.

ADO President

ADO Chief Financial Officer

August 2015 ADO Board Meeting Report

Here is the report from the ADO Board Meeting held in Stamford, CT, on August 6, 2015.

August 2015 Board Report

R.I.P. Bob Archbold

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of former ADO National Youth Manager, Bob Archbold.  Bob passed away in hospital this morning after undergoing recent surgery.

A tireless worker in his quest to promote darts – particularly youth darts – Bob was forced to resign as National Youth Manager earlier this year due to illness.  Despite this, he continued to devote his time and efforts to the sport he loved, and his tragic passing at such a young age will leave a void that is unlikely to be filled.  People like Bob Archbold are very few and far between.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob’s wife Candra, his family, and his many, many friends.

Steve Brown
ADO Communications Officer

2015 Seminole Shootout Results

Women’s Singles 501 (12 entries)

1st – Paula Murphy – Florida D.A.
2nd – Eda Gronli – Florida D.A.
3/4 – Lori Raymond – Florida D.A.
3/4 – Jennifer Crosby – Florida D.A.

Men’s Singles 501 (19 entries)

1st – Lewis Ramsey – Florida D.A.
2nd – Travis Flowers – Florida D.A.
3/4 – Scott Deas – Florida D.A.
3/4 – Kristoffer Abat – Florida D.A.

Women’s Singles Cricket (10 entries)

1st – Eda Gronli – Florida D.A.
2nd – Lori Raymond – Florida D.A.
3/4 – Lorraine Symon – Florida D.A.
3/4 – Marina Trevisani – Florida D.A.

Men’s Singles Cricket (22 entries)

1st – Sheldon Lionel – Florida D.A.
2nd – Don Carrico – Florida D.A.
3/4 – Kristoffer Abat – Florida D.A.
3/4 – Brian Dougherty – Florida D.A.

2015 YODA “Do or DO Not” Results

Women’s Singles 501 (13 entries)

1st – Lauren Pizza – Azalea Coast D.A.
2nd – Jamie Simms – Crystal Coast D.A.
3/4 – Linda Mullins – Azalea Coast D.A.
3/4 – Candi Ellis – Yahtzee Organized D.A.

Men’s Singles 501 (25 entries)

1st – Nick Woolfort – Yahtzee Organized D.A.
2nd – Joe Giordano – Yahtzee Organized D.A.
3/4 – Fred Copeland – Queen City D.A.
3/4 – Jerry Hibourn – Queen City D.A.

Women’s Singles Cricket (12 entries)

1st – Jamie Simms – Crystal Coast D.A.
2nd – Lauren Pizza – Azalea Coast D.A.
3/4 – Julie Hamlin – Yahtzee Organized D.A.
3/4 – LeeAnna Waldrop – Queen City D.A.

Men’s Singles Cricket (21 entries)

1st – Pat Hewitt – Columbia Area D.A.
2nd – Jerry Hilbourn – Queen City D.A.
3/4 – Fred Copeland – Queen City D.A.
3/4 – Ed Koment – Piedmont D.A.

Young Wins 2015 PDC Spectacular

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DARIN YOUNG has claimed a place at the William Hill World Darts Championship by defeating Larry Butler in the final of the 2015 PDC Spectacular in Kingston, Ontario.

A weekend of darts at the Ambassador Hotel and Conference Center saw four qualifying events each produce eight players who took part in the last 32 knockout for the PDC Spectacular.

Last year’s winner Dave Richardson reached the last 16 before losing to Jerry Van Loan, with Young and Butler – the United States’ World Cup of Darts team at June’s event in Germany – progressing to contest the final.

Young took a 3-2 sets win over the former World Matchplay champion in the decider, earning himself a return to darts’ greatest tournament in December.

Young’s run included three straight sets wins over former World Championship qualifiers Norman Madhoo, David Fatum and Ken MacNeil – where the American left-hander missed double 12 for a nine-darter – before he then whitewashed Paul Bolduc to reach the final.

Butler, who had defeated Trevor Campbell, Jim Long, Shawn Brenneman and John Part to reach the decider, won the final’s opening set 3-2 in legs before Young took the second, also in the fifth leg, to level.

The next two sets also went the full distance to take the final into a fifth set, which saw Young land a 177 as he broke throw in the opening leg before posting a 13-darter to move 2-0 up.

Butler hit back in the third, but Young was too strong in the next leg as he claimed the win and his World Championship spot.

“I’m very humbled to have won the tournament,” said Young. “I’m thrilled to have won and I am looking forward to returning to the William Hill World Championship this December representing North America.”

Young has competed eight times previously in the World Championship, but saw his run of playing in six successive Alexandra Palace events ended last year.

Three-time World Champion John Part missed out with a semi-final loss to Butler, while Bolduc also reached the last four and Dan Olson, Shawn Brenneman, MacNeil and Van Loan were quarter-finalists.

2015 PDC Spectacular
Qualifier One Winners: Shawn Burt, Dawson Murschell, Gord Mills, Jerry Van Loan, Gary Broomhead, Darin Young, Bob Sinnaeve, Keith Way.
Qualifier Two Winners: Chris White, Dave Richardson, DJ Sayre, Larry Butler, Dan Olson, Terry Hayhurst, David Fatum, Ken MacNeil.
Qualifier Three Winners: Shawn Brenneman, Trevor Campbell, Paul Bolduc, Martin Tremblay, John Part, Norman Madhoo, Jim Long, James Kinney.
Qualifier Four Winners: Rod Schmidt, Fred Morgenroth, Pat Gallagher, Gary Mawson, Matt Campbell, Guy Connelly, Ross Snook, Tim Nicoll.

Last 32
John Part 3-0 Matt Campbell
Gary Broomhead 3-0 Guy Connelly
Chris White 3-1 Shawn Burt
Dan Olson 3-2 Dawson Muschell
Larry Butler 3-0 Trevor Campbell
Jim Long 3-0 Ross Snook
Shawn Brenneman 3-1 DJ Sayre
Gary Mawson 3-0 Pat Gallagher
Ken MacNeil 3-0 Ron Schmidt
Tim Nicoll 3-1 James Kinney
Darin Young 3-0 Norman Madhoo
David Fatum 3-2 Gord Mills
Bob Sinnaeve 3-0 Fred Morgenroth
Paul Bolduc 3-0 Terry Hayhurst
Dave Richardson 3-0 Keith Way
Jerry Van Loan 3-1 Martin Tremblay
Losers $150

Last 16
John Part 3-1 Gary Broomhead
Dan Olson 3-2 Chris White
Larry Butler 3-0 Jim Long
Shawn Brenneman 3-2 Gary Mawson
Ken McNeil 3-1 Tim Nicoll
Darin Young 3-0 David Fatum
Paul Bolduc 3-2 Bob Sinnaeve
Jerry Van Loan 3-1 Dave Richardson
Losers $300

Quarter-Finals:
John Part 3-0 Dan Olson
Larry Butler 3-2 Shawn Brenneman
Darin Young 3-0 Ken MacNeil
Paul Bolduc 3-2 Jerry Van Loan
Losers $600

Semi-Finals
Larry Butler 3-1 John Part
Darin Young 3-0 Paul Bolduc
Losers $1,100

Final
Darin Young 3-2 Larry Butler
Winner $5,000
Runner-Up $2,400

2015 Mile High Throwdown Results

Women’s Singles 501 (21 entries)

1st – Terra Poplstein – Rocky Mountain D.A.
2nd – Stacey Pace – Rocky Mountain D.A.
3/4 – Dawnielle Fischer – Rocky Mountain D.A.
3/4 – Tanja Farmer – Rocky Mountain D.A.

Men’s Singles 501 (52 entries)

1st – Danny Pace – Rocky Mountain D.A.
2nd – Dan Moore – Rocky Mountain D.A.
3/4 – Derek Brock – Rocky Mountain D.A.
3/4 – Matt Davison – Rocky Mountain D.A.

Women’s Singles Cricket (19 entries)

1st – Stacey Pace – Rocky Mountain D.A.
2nd – Tanja Farmer – Rocky Mountain D.A.
3/4 – Tracy Korodaj
3/4 – Brenda Roush – Rocky Mountain D.A.

Men’s Singles Cricket (30 entries)

1st – Danny Pace – Rocky Mountain D.A.
2nd – Dan Moore – Rocky Mountain D.A.
3/4 – Morgan Dotson – Rocky Mountain D.A.
3/4 – Jim Moreau – Rocky Mountain D.A.

2015 Alien Open Results

Women’s Singles 501 (25 entries)

1st – Brenda Roush – Rocky Mountain D.A.
2nd – Wendy Smith – New Mexico D.A.
3/4 – Leigh Humble – Pecos Valley D.A.
3/4 – Karen Roy – Individual

Men’s Singles 501 (57 entries)

1st – Mike Rountree – Metroplex D.A.
2nd – Nick Coachman – Rocky Mountain D.A.
3/4 – Daniel Garza – New Mexico D.A.
3/4 – Mike Bowlin – Rocky Mountain D.A.

Women’s Singles Cricket (31 entries)

1st – Brenda Roush – Rocky Mountain D.A.
2nd – Leigh Humble – Pecos Valley D.A.
3/4 – Renee Ripol – Rocky Mountain D.A.
3/4 – Janie DeDios

Men’s Singles Cricket (78 entries)

1st – Richard Adcock – Fort Worth D.A.
2nd – Joe Villanueva
3/4 – Tim Cherven – Rocky Mountain D.A.
3/4 – Charles Stewart

ADO Policies (for Immediate Publication)

The minutes from the August Board Meeting in Stamford will be available here shortly. In the meantime, there are a number of items that warrant immediate publication.

2017 (and beyond) ADO National Championships

All bids for hosting a National Championship Finals MUST be submitted to the ADO Board prior to the Board Meeting in January of the previous year.  This is effective immediately, so all bids for hosting a National Championship Finals in 2017 MUST be submitted prior to the Board Meeting to be held in Las Vegas on January 23, 2016.

This policy will apply to all subsequent years.

In addition, it is a requirement that any tournament hosting a National Championship Finals MUST be ranked by both the BDO and the WDF. Should the hosting association decline either/or BDO/WDF ranking, the tournament shall not be permitted to host a National Championship.

This is effective January 1, 2016.

ADO National Championships

National Championships are gender specific, and this will also apply to ALL National Qualifiers (formerly “Regionals”).  Men will compete against men only, and women will compete against women only.

This is effective for all National Cricket Qualifiers in Fall 2015, and will apply to all future National Qualifiers.

2015 USA Classic Youth Results

Girls Singles

1st – Kerena Reese – USA
2nd – Hannah McCandless – USA
3/4 – Jenna Yazbek – USA
3/4 – Amy Lucas – USA

Boy’s Singles

1st – Dominik Pundt – USA
2nd – Paul Burke Jr – USA
3/4 – Zach Ponder – USA
3/4 – Jacob Demers – USA