January 2008

This tournament has the distinction of being the first tournament after the Christmas Holidays. It's always a treat to see everyone after the Winter hiatus. It's also the only tournament in which I am guaranteed partnering my very good friend Frannie Frederick. For me this is always a welcome treat! This year, more than ever, I needed to get away from home and this tournament was just what I needed.

Attendance was down a bit from last year, but the tournament was, as always, a huge success! In attendance was Atlanta Darts and Kevin's Creations Jewelry. In fact, a very dear friend of mine gave me a gold dart board charm. I won't say who it was....but you can always see it around my neck!

By the time the tournament wound down, the MVPs were announced.....this year I was fortunate to earn the Ladies' MVP award and Joe Slyvan of Melbourne, Florida won the mens' MVP. And I am already looking forward to returning next year!

January 25-27     Las Vegas Open                                           Las Vegas, Nev

February 2008
February 15-17     Camilla Classic                                            Sacramento, Cal.
February 22-24     Houston Open                                              Houston, Texas

Feb 29- Mar 2        No. Texas Shootout                                    Dallas, Texas

March 2008
March 15-17          Early Bird Classic                                        Biloxi, Ms. -
                     or - St. Pat's Open                                             Indy.  (tentatively)    
March 21-23          Virginia Beach Classic                               Virginia Beach, Va.

April 2008
April 18-21            Charlotte Open                                           Charlotte, No. Carolina

May 2008
May 16-18             U.S. Open-Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino    Connecticut
May 23-26             Bullshooter - Soft Tip Championships             Chicago, Ill.

June 2008
June-July              Desert Classic                                             Las Vegas Nevada

July 2008

July 18-20               Old Pueblo Classic                                            Tucson, Az.

August 2008
Aug. 8-10                 USA Dart Classic                                               Stamford, Conn.
Aug. 15-17              Music City Classic                                               Nashville, Tenn.
Aug. 22-24               Peachtree Open                                                Atlanta, Georgia
Aug. 29-31              Glenn Silva Memorial                                        Melbourne, Florida

September 2008
Sept. 12-14             Windy City Open                                                Chicago, Ill.
Once again the Windy City tournament had changed venues looking for the 'ideal hotel'. The Radisson was nice enough this time but having four playing rooms on two floors made things a bit difficult. If this hotel is our host next year, I would strongly recommend that some food be available to the players. My partner, Marilyn, gets cranky when she's hungry.....and Hurricane Ike made things interesting by dropping a deluge of water on us causing people to play musical cars in the parking lot to try to avoid a swimming pool inside the cars!
With the PDC boys in town it always makes for an interesting weekend. Congrats to Colin Lloyd who won the PDC event over Wayne Mardel. And considering there was the usual field of ADO players in addition the Windy City's Brass, Silver, Tungsten competitions, Pete, Marry, Dave, and the entire staff did a great job. I am already looking forward to next year's event.

Sept. 19-21              Shreveport Classic                                            Shreveport, Louisiana

October 2008
Oct. 3-5                  San Francisco Open                                           San Francisco, Calif.
Oct. 10-12               Halloween Open                                                Austin, Texas
Oct. 17-19               London Bridge Open                                          Lake Havasu, Arizona

November 2008
Nov. 7-9                  Metroplex Open                                                 Dallas, Texas

December 2008
Dec. 4-7                 World Masters'                                                     Bridlington, England

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Regional Qualifiers (Play offs)  2008 for Area II-3

ADO Masters Regional...Friday February 29th...12PM
                                     VFW post 49
                                     549 W Veterens Dr   Seira Vista Az  520-234-1880
                                     Thunder Mountain Open 2008 Feb 29th-Mar 2nd
                                     Host Assoc. Seirra Vista Dart Assoc.

ADO All Stars Regional...Friday May 23rd....12PM
                                      Scottsdale Wildwest Shootout May 23rd-may 25th
                                      Host Assoc. Scottsdale Darts Assoc.  480-946-3278

ADO US Team Regional...Friday July 18th....12PM
                                        Old Pueblo Dart Classic   July 18th-July 20th
                                        Host Assoc Southern Arisona Darting Assoc
ADO Cricket  Regional.....Friday Oct 17th 12PM
                                       London Bridge Tournament
                                       Host Assoc London Bridge Dart Assoc  928-855-5346