Sunday, January 15, 2023

Winter 2023 Season

 Happy New Year all!

The schedule for Winter season is now posted. Play starts this coming Tuesday (17th January).

Let us know if you are interested in playing on a team - we have some teams looking to bolster their rosters. This season we do not have a makeup week built into the schedule but we will be extending the 3-player splash scenario in this coming season to help prevent forfeits and postponements. Drive safe, stay safe, have fun and throw some straight arrows out there!

All the best. Game On!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2023


 We had 12 teams for the blind draw this past Tuesday!!

Here are the top 4:
2nd: Josh McCarthy and Johnny Jenkins
3rd: Joe Fox and Jonathan Long
Great shooting!!
The GVDA winter season starts 1/17..still time to get a team together!!

Friday, December 30, 2022

Holiday Blind Draw Results/Annual Sign-up News

 Merry Christmas!!!

The Holiday Blind Draw was a success!!! Here are the top 4:

1st place:  Ed Day and Matt Coyle
2nd place: Chris Simpson and Dave Warner
3rd place: Jen Williamson and Taylor Bennett
4th place: Amy DeBruyne and Josh Bennett

Annual Sign-up news:

The GVDA Annual/Winter Season Sign-up and Blind Draw is Tuesday January 3, 2023 at Sunset Lanes. Sign-up for both the Winter Season and Blind Draw starts at 6:45 pm.
Annual dues are $30. Winter season tavern fee is $60. If you do not have a team and wish to be a general member the fee is $30 - this makes you eligible to play in the sign-up tournaments and all the ADO qualifiers. We do have people looking for teams!!!!
We will be using dart Connect for Metro and A divisions for the Winter Season - cost is $20 per team due at sign-up.
Sign-up tournament will be blind draw and is $5 to enter. Double elimination; 100% payout plus $240 added into the prize pot. Check into DC here:
Winter season will start on 1/17/23

Happy New Year!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Seasons Greetings from The GVDA

 Fall Season Playoff Results & Holiday Open Blind Draw

Congratulations to the Playoff Champions from last night's Fall Season Finals:

  • Metro: Village Rock Cafe Ruthless
  • Division A: McGinnity's Lebowski
  • Division B: Sunset Lanes Army of the 12 Monkeys

Next week is the annual Holiday Blind Draw, open to all dart players. Entry fee is $10 ($5 to GVDA members, which will be sponsor-matched). There will also be a further $240 added to the pot. We will be holding a 50/50 and other festivities. Come along and bring your friends! Blind Draw signup opens at 7pm and will close at 7:30pm.

We will be using DartConnect as usual. TIP: You can save yourself some time during registration by checking in closer to the day of the event.

We wish all a very happy holiday and a healthy new year!

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!!