Wednesday, March 6, 2013

RIP John "Twinkie" Bleier

John Bleier, AKA Twinkie to those that knew him back in the day, passed away on March 1st from complications related to a brain tumor. He was a long time member of the GVDA.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Website and Social Media Update

Hello everyone!

Many of you have noticed the new web site and blog, and we have received some good feedback on the new site design. I wanted to take a minute to update everyone on what we've been up to.

New website design

The GVDA web remains the authoritative source for all official league information.

  • The new site is designed to be fast and look good on all systems, including mobile devices.
  • The work is not 100% complete yet, but we have come a long way in a short time.
  • Ed Day has put a lot of effort into creating a new web site design, and I wanted to give him a public thanks. Thanks Ed!
  • Please direct any compliments or feedback on the new site design to Ed.


The GVDA News section on the homepage replaces the updates that were formerly located on the scoresheet or at the top of the homepage.

  • You can subscribe via email to the posts from this blog through the widget on the GVDA homepage, or use the widget on the blog itself to subscribe via a news reader.
  • We chose to use Blogger for our news delivery because it allows us a great deal of flexibility in allowing authors to contribute as well as a enables variety of delivery formats.

Social Media

We have had a Facebook Page for a while now and have been trying to use it more. We also recently established Twitter accounts for the league.

  • These services are now synced up with the news blog. New posts to the blog should show up on both Twitter and Facebook in approximately 30 minutes.
  • Facebook: please like us here:
  • Facebook: add gvda.darts as a friend:
  • Twitter:
  • While there may occasionally be some traffic on Facebook or Twitter that isn't reflected elsewhere, rest assured that all the important stuff is on the site or news blog. (As an example: bracket images and winners during the 2013 Rochester Open were posted, but are not on the site yet.)

Our Facebook Page
Our Twitter Profile

Thanks for reading and please let us know if you have any feedback or suggestions.

Geoff Silkey

GVDA VP & Tournament Director

Monday, March 4, 2013

Midseason Tomorrow!

At Sunset Lanes.
$300 + 100% payout.
Vote on moving league start time to 7pm.
B there or B square!