North Oakland Darting Association
ADO ALL STAR 01 TOURNAMENT
(For Current NODA Members Only)
There was NO COST ($0.00) to enter this Tournament.
Was held Saturday
March 25, 2006
Both Men's & Women's 01
Were held at:
Legion Post 108
130 E Drahner Rd
Oxford MI 48371
Doors opened at 11:00 a.m. and play started at noon.
Here to view pictures
1st - Jimmy Smith
2nd - Michael Abbott
1st - Chris Paton
2nd - Holly McCarthy
The 1st & 2nd Place Male and 1st
Place Female winners
will compete in the ADO Regional Association Playoffs.
The East/West Allstar Regional for Region IV-4 will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2006
at 11 AM
@ Westwood at the Crossing (formerly Westwood Ranch)
5760 W River Rd NE
Belmont, MI 49306 (just north of Grand Rapids).
Westwood at the Crossing is home to over 30 dart boards.
A note from Chris Paton: Enjoyed participating in the
Tournament. There were eleven women participating that day. We were
divided into two groups and played each woman 3 /501 games. I did manage
to win 3 out of 12 matches. (my group had 5 women) The two top winners advanced
to the next round for the final match. Women from Cleveland, Grand Rapids area
and Indiana were there representing their associations. It was a
challenging day of darts and was exciting seeing the talent these women
displayed. The winner of this event is advancing to the national event in
Connecticut in August (13th) Mike Abbott and Jim Smith seemed
to enjoy the event but also did not advance out of the first round of the event.
We learned that there were many participants from Grand Rapids and both Jim and
Mike agree that we should have more qualifying events and send more
representatives from our ranks. Better luck next year. The venue the event
was at was impressive because it had 38 dart boards upstairs and down. The
local association is quite large, like we once were....Maybe we will see those
days again....Thanks for the opportunity.
A note from Michael Abbott: Hello, I just wanted to
take a moment and thank the NODA for the opportunity to play in the Regional '01
All Star qualifier this past weekend. Both Jimmy Smith and I agree that
the level of competition was much higher than expected. We're not using
that as an excuse, but merely a reality check to the quality of darts here in
our area. There were about 35 men, broken up into 4 groups. We
played 3 games of 501 vs. each person in our own group. The top 2 from
each group advanced to the evening Round Robin. The top 4 from there went
on to Nationals. Jimmy and I felt we shot quite well, but seemed to come
up just a bit short at the end of the games. Jimmy finished 4th in our
group and I believe I finished 7th, out of 9. This opportunity showed me
what I need to do (and how much more I need to practice) for the next time.
Oh, I also wanted to note that we had the best looking dart league there with
our nice, new shirts!
Thank you, Michael Abbott