North Oakland Darting Association
ADO ALL-STAR/501 CHAMPIONSHIP
(For Current NODA Members Only)
There was NO COST ($0.00) to enter this Tournament.
Read to the bottom of this page to follow the winning ways of Jeremiah Millar as he advances thru the Local Qualifier, the Regional Qualifier and on to the Final Tournament at Stamford, CT the weekend of August 7th - 9th.
The Local Qualifier was held Saturday
April 4, 2009
Doors opened at 11:30 a.m. and play started at noon.
Both Men's & Women's 01
Were held at:
Legion Post 108
130 E Drahner Rd
Oxford MI 48371
1st Place - Jeremiah Millar
1st Place - Lisa Jones
Wrap Up (Local Tournament)
Thank you to all the people that attended this years ADO All Star/501 Singles Local Tournament at the American Legion, and an especially big THANK YOU to all those that helped put up and tear down the boards and helped run the tournament.
With 14 men and 6 ladies, this year promised to be one of the best tournaments ever. By the scores and games that I did get a chance to peek in on, it was! The format was 501 Round Robin. The ladies all shot each other. The men were broken up into two groups of 7 with the top 2 winners in your group advancing.
First, the ladies. Competing was Lisa Jones, Mary Ann Schick, Carol Dobek, Rhea Thomas, Debbie Snelling and Dee Smith. Congratulations to Lisa Jones for repeating as ladies champ with 11 points. She'll be headed to Flint to compete in this year's regional event.
Next up, the men. With only 14 people competing, this meant that only 1 man would be sent on to regionals. In the Clubs group were Tim Jones, Chris Hampton, Jeff Holesapple, Big John Rumney, Jeremiah Millar, Rich McClelland and Mike Evans. Jeremiah advanced, winning every game in this round. Mike Evans also advanced from this group to the next round.
In the Diamonds group, we had John Findlay, Jon Ormiston, Gary Williams, Jimmy Smith, Michael Williams, Steve Pincombe and Michael Abbott. Jimmy Smith and Michael Abbott advanced to the next round from this group.
The final round was also round robin, with each player playing everyone else 3 games. In the first round, Jeremiah Millar defeated Mike Evans 2-1 and Michael Abbott defeated Jimmy Smith 3-0. In the last round, Jimmy Smith defeated Mike Evans 3-0. This game had Jimmy 4 points and Mike Evans 2 points. In the other match, Jeremiah Millar defeated Michael Abbott 2-1, which gave each player 6 points, a tie. The tiebreaker would be one game of 501, with only the winner advancing to the regionals. Both players brought their "A" game to the board. Jeremiah opened up with a 125 and Michael responded with a 76. Jeremiah followed up with a 100 and Michael replied with a 140. Jeremiah was still strong shooting a 78 and Michael slipped a bit only shooting a 41. With 198 remaining, Jeremiah shot a 135 to leave 63. Michael replied with his second 140 of the game to leave 104. Jeremiah shot a 23 to leave 40 and Michael could only reply with a 58 to leave 46. In only the sixth round of the game, Jeremiah hit the double 20 to win the match, and advance to the regionals.
Congratulations also go out to the following people who hit 180's: Jimmy Smith (2), Jeremiah Millar (1) and Michael Abbott (1).
Thanks to Michael Abbott for composing this beautiful description of the Tournament.
The 1st place Man (Jeremiah Millar) and 1st Place Woman (Lisa Jones) competed in the ADO Regional Association Playoffs on May 9, 2009.
The Regional Playoff was held at:
Flint Eagles Club
Doors opened at 11:00 am
Sign Up started at 11:30 am
Lisa Jones finished in 2nd place in the Ladies Regional playoff.
Jeremiah Millar was 1 of 3 Male winners of the Regional playoff and will move on to compete in the All Star Challenge & 501 Singles Championship, August 7th-9th, 2009 held in Stamford, CT
Players compete for National titles, and have an opportunity to win $10,000.
NODA wishes the best of luck to Jeremiah and hopes that he finishes 1st as the National Champion.