AMOA-NDA Announces Team USA 2017

June 10, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS – The AMOA-National Dart Association (NDA) would like to congratulate the following individuals for their outstanding performance at Team Dart 2016. These players will represent the USA in the International Challenge, an event that highlights the best players from around the world, during Team Dart 2017 at Bally’s Las Vegas. 

Tricia Pluff                       Maplewood, Minnesota
Carolyn Nessmann            Franklin, Wisconsin
Julie Weger                      Peoria, Illinois
Holly Thompson                Indianapolis, Indiana


Amy Borland                      Dix, Illinois
Wendy Espinoza                 Owatonna, Minnesota
Heidi Raines                       Spirit Lake, Iowa
Lisa Yee                             Phoenix, Arizona


Willard Bruguier                Pickstown, South Dakota
Ben Dersch                       Janesville, Wisconsin      
Jeremiah Millar                  Plainfield, Indiana
Leonard Gates                   San Antonio, Texas         


Eric Blackledge                  St. Louis, Missouri
Scott Ferrian                     Albertville, Minnesota
Scott Kirchner                   Janesville, Wisconsin
Randy Van Deursen           Lindenhurst, Illinois


Team USA was selected based on the highest performance from Team Dart 2016 among players from the United States who participated in Masters events. The top four were ranked based on their PPD and MPR.

The 2017 Team USA will be defending the 2016 Men’s Team title as International Champions, as they won in a final match against Germany.

For more information contact the NDA at 800.808.9884 or

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The NDA is an international trade association of coin-operated vending companies representing approximately 255 members and 45,000 players worldwide. The NDA was formed by and for coin machine operators to promote the sport of electronic darting exclusively on operator-owned equipment. The Association offers a variety of programs, materials and supplies to support its members in increasing the profitability of their dart operations. The NDA and Team Dart is sponsored by the Amusement and Music Operators Association (AMOA), Arachnid, Inc., Cyberdine d.o.o., Gaelco Darts S.L. and NSM-Löwen Entertainment. 

For more information about membership in the NDA, its annual international Team Dart competition or biennial League SMART educational conference, contact Kim Paugh, CAE, Associate Executive Director at 800.808.9884, or visit the NDA website at