Dart Tournament

April 8, 2017

4th Annual Swiss Style Tournament

The only thing that can make a dart tournament even better, is some Swiss!

The 4th Annual American Legion Brying Your Own Partner Swiss Style Tournament will be Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the FDL American Legion Hall. This year the tournament is graciously sponsored by the Bob Schuchardt Insurance Agency and the Fox Hole Bar.

Check in from 11:00 am - Noon. Start shooting shortly after noon.

"We had 50 teams last year and it was pretty crowded. We're not sure there is enough room to grow much bigger, so we are going to keep the self-imposed cap of 50 teams max.

"Due to the fact we experience the occasional no show, we are going to once again require pre-registration AND pre-payment. Any no shows without very good communication and/or extremely ...valid reason by at least 11 am Saturday April 8, will forfeit their registration fees and they will be donated to the FDL American Legion.

"This is a Bring Your Own Partner (BYOP) 01 doubles tournament played with a Swiss Style format. Early entry fee is $40/team for teams signed up AND PAID by 4/1/17. Late entry fee is $50/team for teams who sign up AND PAY after 4/1/17. There will be no sign-ups or payment at the door this year. You must be signed up AND PAID by Friday night 4/7/17. For those travelling from out of the area and others who we do not see routinely elsewhere, you can contact me (Kevin) and make arrangements to pay via PAYPAL. You should be able to use my phone # (920-427-3718) to locate me on PAYPAL. Please be sure to select the pay “friends and family” option to make sure the full amount is received or your payment will get shorted a processing fee and you will not be fully paid and registered – potentially causing you to lose your spot in the field of 50 teams.

"The entry fees 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.

"To officially sign up, we will need: shooters names, 01 ppd averages, league information to allow us to verify your averages. Please either post on the event invite, PM Kevin/Paul through Facebook, or text/call Kevin or Paul to provide the information. REMEMBER - we are capping at the first 50 teams signed up AND PAID, so the sooner you get signed up and paid the better!

"Once again this year, 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).

?"We love this format and a version of it is also played during the Random Lake Fireman's picnic in July. 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!

"As an added fundraiser for the day, there will be a civic organization staffing a brat fry in the American Legion parking lot. Last year it was a Relay for Life team. Not exactly sure what group it will be this year, but there will be food available to help provide the nourishment you need to survive the day."

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

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