National Dart Association (NDA) announced the 2010 Hall of Fame Inductees at Team Dart in Las Vegas, Nev. Hall of Fame Members are individuals who exemplify excellent service and dedication to the National Dart Association. This year, the NDA inducted two exceptional individuals, Tami Norberg-Paulsen and Sam Zammuto.
One of the NDA’s founders and former presidents, Tami Norberg-Paulsen started her career as a secretary of C&N Sales Company, Inc. Norberg-Paulsen and her brother, Tim Norberg, founded the C&N Sales Pool and Dart league which is now one of the largest league systems in the country. Norberg-Paulsen served as NDA president in 1988 where she helped establish and administer the NDA’s first-ever National Dart Tournament in Lake Geneva, Wis. Norberg-Paulsen is also involved in her state associations where she became the first-ever woman president of the Minnesota Operators of Music and Amusements (MOMA). Norberg-Paulson also served on the Board of Directors of the Amusement and Music Operators Association (AMOA) where she was National Legislative Chair and served in the officers’ ranks becoming the president of AMOA in 1994. Norberg-Paulsen is currently the Director of Business for Paulsen Architects.
Current president of Arachnid, Sam Zammuto, has been one of the major forces behind the growth of the sport of darts since 1982. In 1986 he helped design the first soft-tip "Cricket" game and leagues, and in 1988 he participated in the invention of "automatic communication." He is committed to helping distributors and operators establish leagues and tournaments in their own areas. Through his supervision, Arachnid offers a thorough league support package which includes holding seminars for more than 800 operators and assisting and aiding with setting up tournaments all over the world. Zammuto personally started the BullShooter World Tour which is now in its 25th year. Zammuto is a key component in the success and growth of darts around the world.
“Zammuto and Norberg-Paulsen have demonstrated a tremendous amount of dedication to the National Dart Association, and we are honored to have them in our Hall of Fame,” said Chris Warren, president of the NDA. “Their contributions are invaluable and deserved to be recognized at the highest level. The NDA is forever indebted to their service.”
Candidates are evaluated on various criteria including but not limited to: levels of contributions locally, nationally and internationally over the last 10 years, program/sponsor development, tournament service, leadership service and increased awareness of the sport.