Monday, October 29, 2012

Weather Issues

Hi all, just a reminder that if your team is not comfortable travelling in inclement weather or has other weather related troubles you need to contact the opposing captain to schedule a makeup match. If this happens, or if you have any questions at all, please use the hotline to contact us - Jon should be able to assist with questions or get you in contact with the other team.

Extra-ordinary circumstances or widespread problems (power outages, flood, etc.) will be addressed if they arise.

Stay safe and have fun!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Players Needed

Hello all, we have at least one team looking for players to make sure they have 4 people in attendance every week. If you are, or know anyone who is available - even on a sub basis - please call the scores voicemail or the hotline or send an email to


Monday, October 22, 2012

Fall 2012 Midseason Tournament Winners

Congratulations to our fall 2012 midseason tournament winners:

Metro / A:
1st: Rob Stewart & Fred James
2nd: Dale LaFrance & Matt Zhan

B / C:
1st: Matt Cowie & Tim Burgmeister
2nd: Bian Lennox & Tom Howe

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Addressing issues with C Division matches becoming long nights.

Addressing issues with C Division matches becoming long nights.

It has been brought to the boards attention by numerous captains and players in the C division that matches night are taking too long to get through. A number of things are contributing to the length of the evening, but a big item was teams having issues hitting double outs in 01 games.

To help alleviate this issue, we are going to give a pilot run to a new rule that was suggested by a member of C division team. Hopefully this rule will help speed play along and it reads as follows:

4. Game rules
H. Special Out Provision For Teams in the Lowest Division
  1. This rule is in place to help the speed of play in the lowest division and may not be used in any other division.
  2. In 01 games (301, 401, & 501), when both teams have reached a score of 40 or less, they will then have 6 rounds to take out a double out. Should neither team take out a double, the game will be decided by a three dart “shoot-off”.
    1. In Singles, this is 6 turns per player and in doubles it is three turns per player. Once both teams are left with 40 or less, the score keeper will begin counting rounds
  3. until either an out is hit or the 6 rounds are exhausted and then it goes to the shoot-off. For the shoot-off, each player will shoot 3 darts and the highest total score will be
  4. awarded the leg.
    1. In doubles matches, the player to throw the shoot-off would be the player who would have shot next in line .
  5. Should captains choose not to use this rule, both captains will need to agree before the match begins.

This rule will be in effect for the second half of this season and is a pilot effort. We would like to see how it works before we make it a permanent addition to the rule book.

If you have questions or concerns please call the hot line (461-9240).

In addition to this new rule, we will be calling all C division captains this week to consider moving the start time of matches from 7:30 to 7:00.

Lastly, to help keep play moving please remember to be ready play when it is your turn to shoot and try to limit your breaks and trips to the bar to when you arent supposed to be at the line.

Your GVDA Board 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Midseason Tournaments October 16th

Midseason Tournaments TONIGHT! October 16th
Metro A/Divisions A - Sunset
Divisions B, C - McGinnity's
7:00 PM Sign-up 7:30 Start

Blind Braw $5 entry & $240 + 100% Payout  
Single Elimination Top 8 Payout Double Elimination Top 6 Payout

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Cricket Qualifiers

ADO Cricket qualifiers will be held at noon on Sunday 10/21 and at 1 p.m. on Sunday 10/28 both at Sunset Lanes.
Minimum of 5 players needed. $25 per player with the winner advancing.
6+ players and the cost is $20 per player with the winner advancing.
May be able to have two winners based on turn out. Round Robin format.
Regionals are either in Syracuse on 11/3 or Albany on 11/17. National Championship will be in Vegas in Jan-Feb 2013 (dates TBD).