Wednesday, August 2, 2017

LOCAL ADO QUALIFIER FOR US TEAM

Third ADO event of the year is for a spot on the 2018 America's Cup Team.

FREE GVDA local qualifier is on Saturday, August 19th. Sunset Lanes..11 am sign in with an 11:30 start. All 501; play all 3 legs. We will be sending the top 2 point finishers to the Regional on August 27th.

Open to all GVDA members in good standing.

Not a member? No problem! For $15 you can join the GVDA and be eligible to play any ADO QUALIFIER or GVDA sign up or mid-season tournament for the rest of the year.

With enough interest, I would be willing to run a paid qualifier for anyone outside of the local GVDA area who wants to come in from Syracuse or Buffalo. Would need a minimum of 5 people to hold it..$25 entry per person. Entry fee decreases if we get more entries.

Who is in??

Thursday, July 13, 2017

DARTS ON TV IN THE US!

The GVDA has a favor to ask. Part of the GVDA mission is to promote the sport of darts. In addition to our local league play and running the annual Rochester Open many of our members travel to out of town tournaments.  Through this the GVDA has earned the privilege to call friends many players in the US, Canada and a few abroad who also play darts in leagues and competitively at tournaments. Beginning tonight into tomorrow morning is an important broadcast of a Major US tournament from Las Vegas.  This is a huge step in growing the sport in North America and is the first time in a very long time that the PDC will be here playing against North American players.  Darts is rarely televised in the US but It will be broadcast on FOX SPORTS 1 channel 400 on Spectrum Cable in upstate NY. We need to show that dart telecasts are worth the time, effort and expense for broadcasters and advertisers. What we need from our GVDA friends is for everyone to record, watch or just leave the cable box on to get the ratings up for this event. There are multiple broadcasts. Here are the days and times.
Friday ~ 12:30 am - 2:30 am
Saturday ~ 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Sunday ~ 12:00 am - 2:00 am and 10:30 pm - 12:30 am
Monday ~ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Thanks

Saturday, July 1, 2017

SUMMER MIDSEASON RESULTS

Congratulations to Dale LaFrance and Scott Chamberlain on their win at Tuesday's Summer Midseason tournament. Runner up went to Steve Ellingham and Brian Lennox. Third went to Reggie Rollo and Adam "Ace" Smith. Thanks to everyone that came out to shoot. Have a great 4th!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

SUMMER MIDSEASON

It's time for the SUMMER midseason tournament already! Tonight at McGinnitys. 7pm sign up 7:30 start. Blind draw with $240 added to 100% payout. Not playing SUMMER league? Come on out anyway!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

ADO ALL STAR REGIONAL RESULTS

Congratulations to the top 3 in the 1st of 2 ADO All Star Regionals being held in region 5-2:

Ryan Morey (SALT) won a playoff over Michael "Data" Nguyen (GVDA) to claim the top spot and Gino Florian (SALT) took 3rd.

Ryan moves on to the National Final to be held at the USA Classic in Stamford CT in August.

Congratulations to all the shooters!!

Stay tuned for details on the newest event..The U.S. Team (World Cup Team).

Monday, May 22, 2017

ADO QUALIFIER RESULTS

The local ADO qualifier for the 501 Championship and East/West All stars was held Sunday at Sunset Lanes. Thank you to the 8 darters that came out to play. Congratulations to Michael "Data" Nguyen on his first place finish and runner-up Dale LaFrance. They will both now go on to represent the GVDA at the Regional in Syracuse on June 10th. I also need to clarify a miscommunication on my part. At the beginning of the day I indicated that we would be sending one qualifier from the event. I believe I also said that to a player later in the day. This was incorrect and an absolute brain dart on my part. In light of the success of the 50/50 drawings held during the 2017 Rochester Open to support the league ADO effort, the GVDA board elected in the May meeting to qualify 2 people from the free qualifiers conducted by the league for the remainder of the year. This fact was pointed out to me by the other board members in attendance late in the day. I tried to explain the error when announcing the days results but I'm not sure I was successful in explaining my error. I apologize for the conflicting information and any confusion that I caused. Good luck to Data and Dale on June 10th!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

NEXT ADO QUALIFIER - 501 CHAMPIONSHIP AND EAST WEST ALL STARS

The 2nd FREE local GVDA ADO Qualifier is coming up on May 21st!!

Sunset Lanes
Sign-in at 11:30 am with play starting at noon.
All 501, play all 3 legs.
1 bracket unless we have more than 12 - then there will be 2 brackets with the top 2 or 3 moving on to a final bracket.

Not a GVDA member? No problem! Become a general member for $30 and be eligible for the ADO qualifiers as well as the sign-up and mid-season tournaments.

Hope to see you all there!

SUMMER DARTS

Summer sign up is underway. Do you have a team that wants to play summer? We need to hear from you ASAP! Season starts Tuesday, May 16th. If you have a team contact us now so we can get you on the schedule.

Summer Signup Result

Some great competitive darts last night saw Geoff Silkey and Pat Mangan scale the heights to victory over the Andys (Joss and Baggesen). Well played to all. The next GVDA member tournament will be for midseason on July 7th, again at McGinnity's. Hope to see you all there!

  • 1st: Patrick Mangan / Geoff Silkey
  • 2nd: Andy Joss / Andy Baggesen
  • 3rd: Brian Lennox / Steve Ellingham
  • 4th: Jon Karnisky / Steve Zollweg

Full Bracket
Avg Match Length: 33.97 mins (12.56 mins Losers Bracket)

Monday, May 8, 2017

Summer Season Sign-ups and tournament

Tuesday May 9th is Summer season sign-ups , also tournament at Mcginnity's on West Ridge rd .
Tournament sign-ups start at 7:00pm and tournament to start at 7:30pm .

If you dont have a team for the summer stop on down and see who else needs someone to complete a team .

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Summer Season and Winter 2017 Championships

Interested in shooting the summer season but don't have a team put together? Let us know - we have at least one team already looking for one full time player or a couple of subs that can coordinate schedules over the season. Also, come down to the signup tournament to see if there's others looking.

Here are next week's finals

Metro: McGinnity's Gunners at Dog House Dirty Kids
Div A: Sunset Cut Men at Corner Sports Bar Island of Misfit Toys
Div B: Bathtub Billy's Army of the 12 Monkeys at Barnard Crossing Woodchucks

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Winter Season Playoffs

With the regular season settled, it's time for playoffs.

For those that didn't make it, the signup for summer season will be on May 9th at McGinnity's.

There will be a blind draw tournament open to all GVDA members, whether participating in the summer season or not, so come on down!

Also look for us at the Finger Lakes Celtic Games and Festival on May 20th in Farmington.

Here's the lineups for Tuesday April 25th:

Metro Division

  • McGinnity's Gunners at Casey Jones Team Mooky
  • McGinnity's Stepchildren at Dog House Dirty Kids

Division A

  • Mulconry's Highlanders at Corner Sports Bar Island of Misfit Toys
  • Mulconry's Let's Be Ins at Sunset Cut Men

Division B

  • Corner Sports Bar HITT Grapevine at Barnard Crossing Woodchucks
  • Bathtub Billy's Army of the 12 Monkeys at Bathtub Billy's Dart Bags

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

2 MORE DAYS....!!!

Gearing up for the 6th Annual Rochester Open happening in 2 more days!

You can no check into DartConnect - even if you aren't a member! All you need to do is copy and paste the link below into your browser, then click on  the Rochester Open link then hit continue. Add your email address and click check in. If you haven't done this before you will be asked to add your name. That is it!!!!

https://members.dartconnect.com/checkin.html




Monday, March 27, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

UPDATE ON TONIGHT'S SCHEDULE

GVDA members. We are postponing tonight's matches. Due to poor road conditions across the region which are only supposed to get worse we believe it is more important to keep people safe. If you were scheduled to play at home tonight please notify your tavern. IMPORTANT NOTE: Tonight's matches will be made up at the end of the season on 4/18 and will replace the wildcard playoff week. The schedule on the website will be updated to reflect this change. Playoffs will now begin on 4/25 and will consist of the top 4 teams.

WEATHER AND TONIGHT'S SCHEDULE

Mother nature is sure not being kind. We will be monitoring the weather and road conditions throughout the day. We will make a decision on tonight's matches this afternoon. Keep an eye on the website blog as well as Facebook for updates.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Winner of ADO qualifier on 3/12/17

Congratulations to Reggie Rollo who won the ADO qualifier held on 3/12/17!!

He will join Robert Stewart and Brian Hastings at the Regional in Syracuse next week!

Great shooting!

Friday, March 10, 2017

2nd ADO qualifier coming up

A reminder that the 2nd ADO qualifier is coming up Sunday March 12th at Sunset!!

Open to all GVDA, BADL (Buffalo), SALT (Syracuse) and Binghamton players in good standing Winner advances to the Regional in Syracuse on March 18th.

11:30 sign in with play stating at noon. Cost based on attendance - $22 for 5 people. It will decrease the more we get. All 501; round robin format; play all 3 legs.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Winter Midseason Results

Here are the results of last night's blind draw.

1st: Andy Joss and Dale LaFrance
2nd: Pat Moran and Reggie Rollo
3rd: Scott Chamberlain and Judson Brown
4th: Brian 'Monkey' Hastings and Rick Gourley

T80: Robert Stewart

Great shooting all. Thanks for your help testing and eliminating issues with the new text alert system. This should prove to be a very useful and popular addition to the Rochester Open at the end of this month!
Avg match time (winners bracket): 30.8 mins
Avg match time (losers bracket): 17.2 mins


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS

Event #1:     GVDA Winter Season mid-season blind draw

                    Tonight at Sunset Lanes. Sign-up at 7 pm play starts at 7:30. Open to GVDA members in                     good standing only

                    It is set up on Dart Connect! Even if you aren't a member of DC you can and should check 
                    into the event! Here is the link:https://members.dartconnect.com/checkin.html Scroll down 
                    until you see the GVDA event.

                    The random out pot is at $180!!!! $2 to try and take out a randomly selected out between 
                    81 and 170! Winner gets half the pot.

Event #2:     Winmau Masters Qualifier

                    Sunday, March 12th at 11:30 a.m. (don't forget clocks get set ahead by one hour)

                    Cost will be based on turnout. NEED CONFIRMED PEOPLE TO HOLD THIS!

                    5 people (minumim):    $22 per player
                    6 people:   $18.50 per player
                    7 people:   $16 per player
                    8 people:   $13.75 per player
                    9 people:   $13 per player
                  10 people:   $11 per player

Extra money (for example 6 x $18.50 is $111 so an extra $1 is collected) will either go to the winner or be
held over to the next qualifier. This will be a majority vote on the day of the event.

Winner will advance to the Regional is March 18th at Vendetti's in Syracuse.

OPEN TO ALL PLAYERS IN GOOD STANDING FROM THE GVDA, THE BUFFALO LEAGUE (BADL),
SYRACUSE LEAGUE (SALT).

I NEED 5 CONFIRMED TO HOLD THIS EVENT SO LET ME KNOW ASAP!



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

WINTER MIDSEASON TOURNAMENT COMING UP

Hi Everyone!


The Winter mid-season tournament is next Tuesday, March 7th at Sunset Lanes. Open to all GVDA players and general members in good standing!


It is set up on Dart Connect! Even if you aren't a member of DC you can and should check into the event! Here is the link:  https://members.dartconnect.com/checkin.html Scroll down until you see the GVDA event.


Random out returns!! $2 per try to take a computer generated out between 81 and 170 to win half the pot!


GAME ON!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Week 6 Position night - February 28th, 2017

 Here are the lineups for next week's position night. Note: Mayfields @ Barnard Crossing will be played at Sunset Lanes:

Metro

  • Dog House Dirty Kids at Casey Jones Team Mooky
  • McGinnity's Gunners at McGinnity's Stepchildren
  • McGinnity's Lebowski at Rookie's One More

Division A

  • Sunset Cut Men at Corner Sports Bar Island of Misfit Toys
  • Mulconry's Let's Be Ins at Mulconry's Highlanders
  • Mason's Bulls Deep at Overtime We Don't Care

Division B

  • Bathtub Billy's Army of the 12 Monkeys at Bathtub Billy's Dart Bags
  • Mayfields Mayhem at Barnard Crossing Woodchucks (at Sunset)
  • BYE at Corner Sports Bar HITT Grapevine

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Rule Review - Sportsmanship / protest

Hey he keeps moving while I'm throwing!!!!!!
Why does he keep yelling my name while I'm at the line throwing ?
His foot is over the line !!!!!!

These are all things that we have had to deal with over the years of throwing darts .

The proper way to handle these things and other items is to have the captains discuss the issue and try to get it resolved .
If the captains can not work it out then call the hotline - 585 - 739 - 3278
If still not able to get resolved then follow protest procedures

8. Protest procedures
A. General
1) Protests must be called in to the hotline within 24 hours of the incident. Briefly describe the situation, the infraction(s) and the person(s) involved.
2) A letter must follow giving details. The letter, addressed to the GVDA PO Box or email box, must be postmarked/time stamped no later than 7 days after the date of the protested incident.

A. Sportsmanship
1) Good sportsmanship shall prevail at all GVDA activities. The GVDA may expel, suspend, or place on probation any member who creates discord, behaves in a belligerent or defamatory manner or engages in conduct prejudicial to the welfare and image of the GVDA and the sport of darts.
2) Attempts to distract a player at the hockey are prohibited.
3) Opposing team members must stand at least 2 feet behind a player at the hockey.
4) Captains must remove any distractions and remedy any problems of which they are advised as fully as possible. Captains will be held responsible for the conduct of their team members.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

One more ADO qualifier before the Regional on 3/18

This will be a PAID qualifier open to the GVDA as well as Buffalo, Syracuse and Binghamton players (if they want to travel).

Sunset Lanes on March 12th. Sign-in at 11:30 and play to begin at noon. Cost is based on turnout:

5 people (minumum): $22 per player
6 people: $18.50 per player
7 people: $16.00 per player
8 people: $13.75 per player
9 people: $13.00 per player
10 people $11 per player

Winner will advance to the Regional is March 18th at Vendetti's in Syracuse.

I need 5 confirmed players to hold this event so let me know. Thanks!!

Amy

MORE NOTEABLES FROM ADO QUALIFIER on 1/29/17

It came to my attention that there were some notables I wasn't aware of from the ADO qualifier held this past Sunday:


180 - Andy Joss x 2 :)


14-dart game - Brian Hastings


Kudos to you both!! Great darts!!!!



Monday, January 30, 2017

RESULTS FROM THE ADO QUALIFIER HELD ON 1-29-17

Great turn out for the first local ADO qualifier yesterday..10 players completing for 2 spots! Everyone pitched in $10 to send a second person.

The results:
1st - Robert Stewart with 21 points
2nd - Brian Hastings with 20 points
3rd - Dale LaFrance with 19 points

Notables:

180's: Robert Stewart x2; Andy -1 and Dale - 1
High out: Brian Hastings 152

Congratulations to Robert and Brian who will represent Rochester and the GVDA at the Regional on March 18th!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

FIRST LOCAL ADO QUALIFIER COMING UP JANUARY 29TH

T-minus 4 days!!!


First local FREE ADO qualifier for 2017...Winmau Masters!!

The GVDA is continuing to offer a FREE qualifier for each ADO event in 2017. First up is the Winmau Masters qualifier. This is open to GVDA members in good standing only.

January 29th at Sunset Lanes. Sign-in at 11:30 with play starting at noon. All 501. Round Robin format - 1 bracket unless we have 12 or more than it will be broken down into 2 brackets with the top 3 from each moving on to a final round robin bracket.

Not on a roster for the winter season? No problem! Become a general member for $30 and you are eligible for all ADO qualifiers plus the sign-up and mid-season tournaments. You must be a paid member on or before January 29th.

Any questions please let me, Amy, know.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

GVDA represented in ADO National Cricket Championship

Robert Stewart will represent the GVDA in the ADO National Cricket Championship in Law Vegas on Friday January 20th. DartConnect is in Vegas and will be broadcasting selected matches. Check out DCTV to see if Robert's match is on. GOOD LUCK AND SHOOT WELL!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Winter 2017 Schedule Posted

The schedule for the upcoming season is postedThe first night of the season will be January 17th. We will have a rest week this coming Tuesday January 10th as well as Valentine's night off.

This season, all teams will follow the 6-team schedule that Metro had last season. We'll play all teams home and away with one position night in week 6 and a wild card extra week of playoffs in week 12.

There is one open slot in the bottom division for another team so if anybody is looking to play, let us know as soon as possible.

For your convenience:

Metro Week 1 on 1/17

- McGinnity's Stepchildren at McGinnity's Gunners
- Rookie's One More at Dog House Dirty Kids
- McGinnity's Lebowski at Casey Jones Team Mooky

Division A Week 1 on 1/17

- Mason's Bulls Deep at Sunset Cut Men
- Overtime We Don't Care at Corner Sports Bar Island of Misfit Toys
- Mulconry's Highlanders at Mulconry's Let's Be Ins

Division B Week 1 on 1/17

- Bathtub Billy's Dart Bags at Bathtub Billy's Army of the 12 Monkeys
- Corner Sports Bar HITT Grapevine at Mayfields Mayhem
- Barnard Crossing Woodchucks at BYE

DART CONNECT FOR WINTER 2017 SEASON

The GVDA Winter Season 2017 is now set up in Dart Connect. For anyone that wants to use it your team will need to purchase the season pass for $20. One person needs to be a premium member or have a guest account to get the season pass.

Please message me with questions or if interested and I will send you the instructions.

Amy

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

FIRST LOCAL ADO QUALIFIER

First local FREE ADO qualifier for 2017...Winmau Masters!!

The GVDA is continuing to offer a FREE qualifier for each ADO event in 2017. First up is the Winmau Masters qualifier. This is open to GVDA members in good standing only.

January 29th at Sunset Lanes. Sign-in at 11:30 with play starting at noon. All 501. Round Robin format - 1 bracket unless we have 12 or more than it will be broken down into 2 brackets with the top 3 from each moving on to a final round robin bracket.

Not on a roster for the winter season? No problem! Become a general member for $30 and you are eligible for all ADO qualifiers plus the sign-up and mid-season tournaments. You must be a paid member on or before January 29th.

Any questions please let me, Amy, know.

WINTER SEASON BLIND DRAW RESULTS

Thanks to all the shooters who came out last night!!!


The results are as follows:


1st place:     Dale LaFrance and Mike Legac
2nd place:    Andy Joss and Bob Sheremeta
3rd place:    Dan Cota and Ace (Adam Smith)
4th place:    Reggie Rollo and Monkey (Brian Hastings)


No winner of the Mystery Out! Pot is at $180 and will roll over to the mid-season tournament coming up on March 7th.

Monday, January 2, 2017

REMINDER!! Annual Sign-up and Winter Season Tournament 1/3/17



THE GVDA ANNUAL SIGN-UP AND WINTER SEASON BLIND DRAW TOURNEY!

Tuesday January 3, 2017 at Sunset Lanes. Annual sign-up begins at 6:30 pm. Blind Draw tournament sign-up begins at 7 pm with play starting at 7:30 p.m.

Annual dues are due on 1/3/17 - $30 for the full year! That gets you 3 seasons plus you are eligible for the mid-season and sign-up tournaments as wells the FREE ADO qualifiers. You don't need to be on a team to be eligible - become a general member for the same cost and you will be eligible for all events!!

The blind draw tournament is $5 to play and format (single or double elimination) based on turn-out.

The Mystery Out is back and the pot starts at $132!! $2 per try to take out a randomly selected out between 81 and 170.