North Oakland Darting Association

(Local Qualifier)

(In order to compete in this tournament you must currently be on a NODA team or have paid a current Full Years Dues)
There is NO COST ($0.00) to enter this Tournament.

This Local Qualifier will be held Sunday
April 1
, 2012
Doors open at 11:00 a.m. , Sign up starts at 11:30 a.m.
Play starts at Noon Sharp!

Both Men's & Women's 01 Tournaments
Will be held at:

Airway Lanes Bowling Center
4825 Highland Rd
Waterford MI 48328

Men's Results
Advances to the Regionals
Mike Dobek

Ladies' Results
Advances to the Regionals
Lisa Jones

NODA local 501 All-Star Tournament Wrap-Up

On April 1, NODA held their annual 501 All-Star Tournament at Airway Lanes in Waterford.

Competing for the ladies in the Hearts group were Lisa Jones, Jacquelynn Boughner, Dee Smith, Carol Dobek, and Sue Dykes. 

The final stands for the Hearts group:
Lisa Jones (9)
Dee Smith (7)
Jacquelynn Boughner (5)
Sue Dykes (5)
Dobek (2)

Competing for the men in the Spades group were Jeff Chapel, John Upham, John Findlay, Kyle Nabors, Chuck Parrot, and Rich McClelland.

The final standings for the Spades Group:
John Findlay (12)
Jeff Chapel (9)
John Upham (7)
Chuck Parrot (7)
Kyle Nabors (6)
Rich McClelland (4)

Competing for the men in the Clubs group were Harry Kwaitkowski, Pat Whelan, Randy Whelan, Michael Abbott, Tim Jones, and Mike Dobek.

The match of the day, or at least this round, may have been Abbott vs. Kwaitkowski.  In the first game, Abbott started off with a 180.  A couple of turns later, Kwaitkowski flashed a 180 of his own.  Abbott miscalculated an out allowing Kwaitkowski to take the game.  In the second game Kwaitkowski missed 3 darts at 32 which Abbott took advantage of to check out a 79.  In the final game, with Abbott sitting on 201, Kwaitkowski checked out a 136 to take the match, 2-1.  The proved costly for Abbott in the final standings as he missed a second round spot by one point.

The final standings of the Clubs group:
Mike Dobek (13)
Harry Kwaitkowski (9)
Tim Jones (8)
Michael Abbott (8)
Pat Whelan (5)
Randy Whelan (2)

The finals group consisted of Harry Kwaitkowski, Mike Dobek, John Findlay, and Jeff Chapel.

The match of the finals was Dobek vs. Findlay.  At the time, the players didnít realize they were tied at 5 points a piece.  This match was going to decide who advanced to the National Qualifier.   Findlay started off with a 140, followed by Dobekís 180, with Findlay answering with a 100.  Eventually Findlay checked out a double 2 to take the game. The next game saw Dobek starting off with a 100, followed by Findlayís 121. In the end, Dobek took the out.  The match was tied and for the final game of the day for both players.  In the deciding game of the day, Dobek won the cork and started off with a 100, followed by Findlayís 45.  Dobek replied with a 41, and Findlay with a 21.  Dobek hit a triple to score 85, and Findlay struggled to find his shot, hitting a 41.  Dobek continued his strong shooting with another 85 and Findlay replied with a 22.  With Dobek standing on 190, he hit a 40 to leave 150.  Findlay could only muster a 26 to get down to 346.  Dobek slipped, hitting a 23.  Findlay replied with a 61. Sitting on 127, Dobek shot an 87 to set himself up for a double tops out.  Findlay found the triple, hitting an 83 to leave 202.  Dobek checked out the 40 to win the tournament.

Congratulations to Lisa Jones and Mike Dobek.  They will be representing NODA at the National Qualifier (Formerly called the Regional) in Warren, MI at the Commonwealth Club on April 28th.

There were seven 180ís were shot on the day.  Harry Kwaitkowski (2), and Michael Abbott (2), John Findlay (1), Jeff Chapel (1), and Mike Dobek (1).  The high out was hit by Harry Kwaitkowski-136.

Michael Abbott
NODA ADO Rep. 4-4

(Regional Tournament)

The National Qualifier (formerly called Regional Playoff) will be
Saturday, April 28th.
at the

Commonwealth Club
30088 Dequindre Rd
Warren, MI 48092-1811

Mike Dobek for the men and Lisa Jones for the Ladies competed in the ADO Regional Association Playoffs on Saturday, April 28, 2012

Doors opened at 10:00 am
Play started at 11:00 am

Wrap Up (Regional Tournament)


All Star Challenge and 501 Singles Championship
at the All-Star Challenge
Stamford, CT

Players compete for National titles, and have an opportunity to win $10,000.