Monday, November 14, 2022

GVDA 2023 - Events and Board Nominations

It's that time of year again!

The 2023 GVDA calendar may not make the finest Christmas Gift but it could potentially cover up a hole in a closet wall near you.

The AGM and Winter season signup will be on January 3rd at Sunset Lanes. We are seeking nominations for Board members. Have ideas for improving the league? Want to make a difference in helping the league succeed? Become a Board member!

The term is 2 years in length. Can't commit to monthly meetings? Become a volunteer member! Let us know of your interest in helping out. Nominations are due by 12/31 and forms are available on the GVDA website under the resources tab.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Cathy D'Amico

Very sad news that one of the originals has passed away. She was the first of the women to sign up for The GVDA, a Rochester Champion and a US national team representative.

Our thoughts are with all her family and friends as we celebrate the life and memories so many of us have of the self-proclaimed dart bitch!

Thursday, October 20, 2022


The Fall mid-season Blind Draw is coming up on Tuesday October 25th at Sunset Lanes. Open to all current GVDA members only - $5 entry with 100% payback plus $120 added in. If attending please sign into DC: 

Other upcoming events:

November 5th:    Local Qualifier for the ADO 501and Cricket Singles at Sunset Lanes. 501 will start at noon and cricket at 5 pm. Open and FREE to all current GVDA players.

November 26th:    ADO 501 and Cricket Regional tournaments at Sunset Lanes. 501 starts at noon and cricket at 5 pm. Open to all ADO members-$60 entry fee.

Sunday, September 4, 2022

start of a new season reminders

 1. Rules of conduct

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 oche are prohibited.
3) Opposing team members must stand at least 2 feet behind a player at the oche.
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.

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Fall Season Begins!

 The schedule for the new season is now up. A couple notes about the season:

We are keeping in place our provisions introduced last year for navigating any unexpected COVID impact. There is a makeup week built in to the schedule at the end of regular home and away play to help teams play matches that have to be rescheduled.

To help prevent matches being rescheduled in the first place, in such exceptional circumstances we have a special provision in place so that a team may complete a night with 3 players. As before the extra player required in the doubles 501, doubles 301 (2nd doubles cork's choice in metro) and singles cork's choice games will be decided by players splashing - however once a player has been selected for an extra game in this manner they can not play any more extra matches. Hopefully that is clear but here are the specific scenarios (and stay with me here!):

  • Prior to Doubles 501: The two players that played the doubles cricket will splash, with the higher score playing doubles 501 with the 3rd player.
  • Prior to Doubles 301/2nd Doubles Cork's Choice:
    1. If the player that won the first splash (for doubles 501) played in the doubles cork's choice (1st one in metro), the other cork's choice doubles player will play in the doubles 301 / 2nd doubles cork's choice and the remaining player will play the singles cork's choice game.
    2. If the player that won the first splash (for doubles 501) did not play in the doubles cork's choice, then the two players who have not yet played an extra match will splash again, with the higher scoring player playing the doubles 301 and the lower scoring player playing the single cork's choice game.
Simply put, each player will play 4 times in non-metro (in metro the 401 doubles match is considered separate as always).

Splashing rules:

    *  Hold 2 darts in one hand and throw at the board at the same time

    *  Both must count or you will need to re-throw

Thanks to anyone getting this far and have a great season of darts! Hope to see you at midseason and/or our holiday tournament on December 20th!

Wednesday, August 31, 2022


Great turn out for the Blind Draw last night!!!! :)

Here are the results:

1st:  Data (Michael Nguyen) and Dan Kane Jr.
2nd: Tony Nesci and Brett Dussman
3rd: Glenn Wilson and Johnny Lee
4th: Chris Simpson and Dave Warner
5th/6th: Matt Coyle and Ron Pospisil; Jeff Bussom and Taylor Bennett

Great shooting!!

We are doing the schedule for the Fall season on Thursday evening. It should be posted by Saturday! Play starts 9/6!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2022


 The Fall Season Sign-up and Blind Draw is tonight at Sunset!!

New members are $15; Tavern Fee is $60. We will have boards available tonight if your team needs one. 

Divisions Metro and A will be using DartConnect this season, which is $20 per team ($5 per person for a 4 man team).

See you all there!

Friday, August 19, 2022


 Fall season Sign-up and Blind Draw at Sunset Lanes on August 30th starting at 6:45 pm!

Roster sheets for the Fall season can be found on our website at Tavern fee is $60; new members is $15.
Blind Draw tournament will start at 7:30. $5 entry with 100% payout plus $120 added in. Rochester format, double elimination.
Not a GVDA member? Become a general member for $15, which makes you eligible for this blind draw, the ADO qualifier and Fall mid-season blind draw tournament.


Friday, August 5, 2022

Fall Season

The Registration Form for the 2022 Fall season is now available. Signups and blind draw are on August 30th at Sunset Lanes. The season will start on September 6th with Finals on December 13th followed by our traditional Open Holiday Tournament on December 20th.

Monday, August 1, 2022


 Hey all - nothing like posting the results late..SORRY!!

Here are the results:

1st:  Matt Coyle and Pat Mangan
2nd: Buddy Clark and Johnny Lee
3rd: Nick Maguire and Chris Simpson


Next event coming up is Fall 2022 Sign-up August 30th at Sunset!