The MVDO will host a National Qualifier on Friday July 29 at 12:00 pm as part of the Midwest Summer Classic at Arnold Bowl. The entry fee to the National qualifier is $110. One of every eight players will win a trip to Colorado in October for the National Championships and a chance to be on Team USA in a World Cup. Also included beside airfare is $150 to cover hotel costs. You can earn free entry into the National Qualifier on July 29 by winning a local qualifier. Four local players have already qualified - Darryl Marler, Curtis Strite, Zach Callanan and Dennis Blair. There will be another local qualifier, Saturday June 18 at 6 pm at Hotshots South County. Its a round robin event, so its good practice win or lose, and entry fee will be $10-$15 depending on how many players we have.
LADIES - There will be a ladies only qualifier on Wed June 22 at Bomber O'Briens at 7 pm. Same format, same price.
There are matches scheduled for Monday July 4. If you are unable to play please plan on making up your matches as soon as possible.The Summer is a short season so please don't wait till the last minute to reschedule. Some of you may still have Memorial Day matches to reschedule. So please get your matches in as best you can. Just a reminder that it is impossible to schedule around holidays because the MVDO plays 46 weeks a year between regular season and playoffs. And with the weeks around Christmas and New Years there just isn't enough time in the year to schedule around every holiday.
The MVDO phone number has changed to 636-447-4003. Use this number to fax or call in your scores. The mailing address for the MVDO has changed to 12018 Maryland Manor Dr., Maryland Heights, MO 63043.
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.
For those captains that take advantage of adding your own match results from the Member login, you will now also be able to enter your team's achievements - 180's, 171's, 9 counts, low and high tons, 6 dart 301 games, etc. - for your team. Download instructions here. IMPORTANT - Achievements must be entered before you enter and save your scores (for now we will change this eventually).