Rosters and schedules for the Fall 2018 season have been posted. Packets can be picked up Monday 8/13 at 6:00 pm at the captains meeting at Hotshots-Fenton. Someone from your team must be present at the captains meeting or make arrangements for someone to represent your team. That arrangement can also be made with a board member. Your dues for your team MUST be paid at this meeting unless your bar is paying for you.
The MVDO has new fax and recorder phone numbers. The fax number is 314-329-4394. The voice/recorder number is 314-723-6390.
Congratulations to all the winners
Open Team Championship
Arnold Bowl (Tony Treis) - Open Team Champion
Hotshots #6 (Jim Glore) - Open 'B' Team Champion
Open Doubles Championship
Hotshots #3 (Barret Bielicke) - Open Doubles Champion
Hotshots #3 (Barret Bielicke) - 'B' Doubles Champion
Hotshots #5 (Carl Schniers) - 'C' Doubles Champion
Open Cricket Championship
Hotshots #12 (Jackson Larsen) - Open Cricket Champions
Hotshots #3 (Les Anderson) - Open 'B' Cricket Champions
The MVDO Picnic is back and will be held Saturday, Sept 15 at Minnie Ha Ha park in Sunset Hills (801 Old Gravois Rd) at 1 PM. All MVDO members past and present and their families are welcome to come. The MVDO will provide food, non-alcoholic drinks and "some" adult beverages. Everyone is welcome to bring their own adult beverages but NO GLASS is allowed in the park. Also, we welcome any side dishes or desserts that you may wish to bring. Awards for the Spring and Summer seasons will be distributed. All City Champion teams are encouranged to be in attendance or at least someone from your team there to represent you and pick up your awards.
Also - please bring your washer, bags and bolo/ladder/hoosier golf sets. We will have tournaments in all these activities and maybe even one big play them all tournament.
The Gateway Youth Darts League is back. Longtime dart player Mark Lacombe will be the host again and there often are many surprise tutors from some of the best dart players in the area. The league runs every Sunday from 12:00 pm - 2:00 PM and is for kids age 7 to 19. The season runs from 9/9 to 11/4 and there will be trophies and awards and an end of season award ceremony on 11/18. This is all free. For more info check out the Gateway Youth Dart Leagues on Facebook or contact Mark Lacombe through Facebook.
Why should your child play the Gateway Youth Dart League? Because darts does the following things:
The MVDO is changing the Tuesday and Thursday doubles playoffs. We will now follow the same format as Monday and Wednesday. In the first week of the playoffs the first place team will host the furth place team at their bar. The second place team will host the third place team at their bar. In week two the highest seeded team that won in week one will host the other winner in week two of the playoffs. The Tuesday Open Doubles Championship will be held on the Friday night of Championship week. Thursday Mixed and Cricket Championships will be held on the Sunday after 4-person B/C City Championship Saturday. This change will be implemented this season.
The MVDO is also changing the classification of a 'C' player. Any player rated 120 and below will be considered a 'C' player. We have done this at the MVDO Open for a number of years and will now implement it in league play. What this means is any division that ends up as a 120 or below rated division will be playing the 'C' format and will be eligible for the 'C' City Championship. This will also mean an adjustment to MVP qualification, any 'B' player that is within 20 points of a 'C' division rating will be eligible to win the divisions MVP.
Both these changes will be added/adjusted in the league rules.
If in the course of league play you encounter a situation or issue that requires assistance, here is a simple guide to follow:
Rules/Regulations issue - First, check the MVDO rules on the MVDO website - League Rules. If it is not in the league rules go to the ADO Tournament Rules on the ADO website - ADO website. If you still can't find it, ask your division rep first, reps are listed on the MVDO website - Executive Board. If you can't get your division rep, then try another Board member. If you have a complaint about a rule or regulation, it should be brought up at the preseason captains meeting and if a change is necessary, a vote of the membership will be held at the yearly election/MVDO Open in January.
Conduct/Discipline issue - First, contact your division rep, reps are listed on the MVDO website - Executive Board. If you can't get your division rep, then try another Board member.
Protests - Protests must be filed in writing to an MVDO Board member (an email will suffice). Preferably the league Vice President as they are in charge of protests. Email addresses found here - Executive Board. A $10 fee must be sent in with a protest. It will be refunded if protest is uphelp. The protest process is defined in the league rules - League Rules.