INDIANAPOLIS –The AMOA–National Dart Association held its first-ever Junior Tournament in Bloomington, Minn., June 20-22. Fifteen NDA operators sent 125 players to the inaugural tournament, all competing for great prizes and participating in a historical event.
The first year for the NDA Junior Tournament to be held proved successful with a total of 125 players and 236 event entry certificates purchased. Participants represented the seven states of Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Tournament events featured Singles Cricket, Singles ’01, Doubles Cricket, Mixed Triples Combo and Doubles ’01. Players ages five to 20 competed in three days of events. Mixed Triples Combo featured the ability for a NDA-sanctioned adult player to join in on the competition so that the tournament provided fun for the whole family.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled with the Junior Tournament turnout,” said NDA President Lloyd Williamson. “The players had a great experience as we are able to cater to the next generation of darters and provide them with the opportunity to compete in an international tournament. We are excited to see where this momentum takes us in coming years.”
Junior Tournament participants must be an NDA-sanctioned player, and are required to have played a minimum of 48 league games within the qualifying period. NDA operators across the country established or grew their junior leagues in order to provide the opportunity to their players.
More information about the NDA, membership benefits and tournaments can be found by visiting www.NDAdarts.com.
The NDA is an international trade association of coin-operated vending companies representing approximately 250 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 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, Associate Executive Director at 800.808.9884, or visit the NDA website at www.NDAdarts.com.