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 15-17 Camilla Classic Sacramento, Cal.
February 22-24 Houston Open Houston, Texas
Feb 29- Mar 2 No. Texas Shootout Dallas, Texas
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 18-21 Charlotte Open Charlotte, No. Carolina
May 16-18 U.S. Open-Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino Connecticut
May 23-26 Bullshooter - Soft Tip Championships Chicago, Ill.
June-July Desert Classic Las Vegas Nevada
July TBA SCORE FOR CHARITY FUNDRAISER FOR MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION, SO. NEV.
July 18-20 Old Pueblo Classic Tucson, Az.
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
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
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
Nov. 7-9 Metroplex Open Dallas, Texas
Dec. 4-7 World Masters' Bridlington, England
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