Tuesday, June 12, 2012

DARTSLIVE Welcome to the Mid-West Tournament

   This past weekend we had the DARTSLIVE Welcome to the Mid-West Tournament here in Janesville Wis. The weekend started off with the DARTSLIVE team of Robert, Chris and Toku coming in and showing us how to build the great DARTSLIVE EX boards. With the help of Jake, Bama, Anthony, Ryan, and Jason we were able to get the 10 boards built without any problems at all. We had put the first 5 boards in place and set up the tables for evening. On Friday night Bobbleheads had the regular L.O.D. tournament played on the normal boards.  The first L.O.D. went fairly quickly and all of the players wanted to play another one on the new DARTSLIVE boards. Boy was that a big hit. I know how much I love these boards so it was great seeing everyone enjoying them as much as me.

   We had to be in very early on Saturday to finish the set up of the other 5 boards and get everything ready for what I was sure would be a big day. As we were setting for the event that was to start at 1pm players were already getting there at 9am. As we finished the set up I noticed that there was a big group of players already there so we started taking sign ups. By noon we already had 100 signed up. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. We had players from 7 different states, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, and California. The Count up Challenge was first up. There were 3 groups based on PPD averages. In the top division C Randy Big Dog Van Deursen was the winner of the $100.00 first prize. In division B it was Mike S. winning the big money. In division A it was Bear with the win.

   The next event was the L.O.D. that started at 5pm. We had 110 shooters in this awesome event. Things ran very smoothly and before long we were down to the final 4. In the first semi-finals it was Jake Kirchner and Ryan Olson narrowly beating Big Dog and Toni. In the other semi-final it was Randy Lee and partner against Scott Ferrian and Buck, with Scott and Buck winning in the end. The Finals was a great match that seen Jake and Ryan come out on top in the tie-breaker game winning $640.00. It was great shooting all day by everyone and no one wanted it to end. As the finals were being played the players asked if we could have another L.O.D. The players just could not get enough playing on the DARTSLIVE boards.

   The last L.O.D. of the weekend was started at about 10 pm. We had 44 die hard players stick around to play and enjoy darts and friends. In the end it was Joel Cullen and Lil Dobber winning the winners side and Porky and Mike Olson coming thru the losers side. They ended up splitting in the end as time was running short and we had to finish up. In the end it was an incredible day of events. I would like to personally thank everyone who help us run the tournament because it was a true team effort. In particular I would like to thank Troy and Michelle Finn for setting up and running the tournaments, and my wife Juda for taking all of the sign ups and helping run the Count Up Challenge. We couldn't have done it without you guys.

   Sunday mornings start WAY TO EARLY again...lol. We were back at Bobbleheads Bar and Grill at 8am to tear down all of the boards and clean up. A huge thank you goes out to Jake, Ryan, Mike, TJ, Robert, Chris, and Toku for making such a great tear down team. In the end I couldn't believe that it was all over so quickly. I can not tell you how much I appreciate all of the support that I received while setting this up and running it. A big thank you to Bob the owner of Bobbleheads, Bullseye Mary, and the DARTSLIVE Crew for making this possible. This is only the start of things here in the Mid-West for DARTSLIVE but wow what a way to kick it off. Thank you again everyone and I hope to see you all in Vegas in September for the US Open/World Stage 7. Take care and I will talk to you all soon.

Scott Kirchner


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