Dart Tournament

April 18, 2015

2nd Annual Fdl American Legion Swiss Style Tournament

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at FDL American Legion Hall. Check in from 11:00 am - Noon. Start shooting shortly after noon.

This is a Bring Your Own Partner (BYOP) 01 doubles tournament played with a Swiss Style format. Entry fee is $40/team for teams signed up by 4/11/15 and $50/team for teams who sign up later than 4/11/15. These increased entry fees from last year INCLUDE THE COIN DROP FOR THE DAY - BOARDS WILL BE ON FREE PLAY SO WE DON'T NEED TO SCREW AROUND WITH QUARTERS!!! We are handling sign up in this manner to insure we have sufficient boards available and to allow us an opportunity to do some pre-work for the Swiss Style play format. YOU DON"T NEED TO PAY IN ADVANCE, BUT YOU NEED TO SIGN UP IN ADVANCE AND PROVIDE: shooters names, 01 ppd averages, league information to allow us to verify your averages. Please either post on the event page, PM Kevin/Paul through Facebook, or text/call Kevin or Paul to provide the information and documentation of your sign up date.

The Fox Hole bar at the FDL American Legion will add $20/TEAM to the prize fund for the day!!!!

For those unfamiliar with the Swiss Style format, each team will play 2 preliminary best of 5 matches. Your record from the preliminary rounds will place you into a double elimination tournament where you will play teams with similar records. Double elimination (DE) tournaments will be created for teams that won both of their preliminaries (2-0), won and lost a preliminary match (1-1), and lost both of their preliminary matches (0-2). With early signup and some additional work prior to the preliminaries, we will seed the preliminary matches based on shooter averages to help direct teams to the appropriate double elimination tournaments. This will basically build in some element of handicapping and allow teams of drastically different skill levels to come play and have a chance to win a double elimination tournament by being separated into brackets with teams that will be more closely related in skill levels.

All preliminary matches and the DE tournaments for teams with prelim records of (1-1) and (0-2) will be best of 5 games 301 open in/out. The DE tournament for teams with a (2-0) prelim record will play best of 5 games of 501, double in - double out, with split bull (let's separate the best from the rest). This year, we'll be sure to have Midstates allow the split bull to be used!!

Paul and I really enjoy this tournament format when we've played at the Random Lake Fireman's picnic during the summer. We know this past summer, the changes made to the Random Lake tournament were unpopular with the shooters. We will be sticking with how we ran the tournament last year and how the Random Lake tournament ran in the past. Shooters of all skill levels get to come together and shoot lots of darts while raising some money for a charity. Better still, everyone has a reasonable shot at winning some prize money by creating 3 separate tournaments at the end. It should be a great tournament to play with your friend, significant other, or maybe even a great practice event for you and your state doubles partner. Don't be afraid to come play in this BYOP tournament. The format will work well for all skill levels. Co-ed and all female teams will have a legitimate chance to win prize money through the separate DE tournaments that grow out of the prelim matches.

You will get lots of darts in during the timeframe when most leagues are finished and we're all searching for ways to keep our games sharp prior to state darts! You're also helping to raise money for the FDL American Legion which supports our troops and the FDL community!

American Legion
500 Fond du Lac Ave
Fond du Lac, WI 54935

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