NDA Regional Tournament Series Breaks Record with First Tournament

November 16, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS –The AMOA- National Dart Association held the first Regional Tournament of the 2015-16 series in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Nov. 6-8.

The first to be held in South Dakota, the regional competition drew in 416 players sent by 17 NDA operators from across Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming to compete, making it the largest NDA Regional Tournament to date.

Providing local value to sanctioned players, the NDA Regional Tournaments have been a huge success amongst players. In addition to playing in Las Vegas at NDA’s Team Dart, players are able to participate in a NDA tournament in their own backyard.

Events included Open Singles 501, Open Singles Cricket, Open Doubles Cricket, Open Doubles ’01 and Mixed Triples Combo.  

NDA tournaments allow players to enter more than one event, such as Singles 501 and Doubles Cricket, giving them more chances to win, and more reasons to make it an event with family and friends.  All events are classified by skill rating and ability, providing a competitive experience where players only play those that play like them.

First place winners were as follows:

Mixed Triples Combo, Level 1: Holden Here 4 Beer

Singles Cricket, Level 4:

Lisa Thieman

Singles 501, Level 1:

Travis Johnson

Doubles 501, Level 1:
Baxa & Eie

Mixed Triples Combo, Level 2:

Jacks N2 Jills

Singles Cricket, Level 5:

Tellis Capell

Singles 501, Level 2:

Nate Delaney

Doubles 501, Level 2:

Dewaay & Kuhnert 

Mixed Triples Combo, Level 3:

Earley Prestin McLaughlin

Singles Cricket, Level 6:

Brady Kopecky

Singles 501, Level 3:

Leo Ennis 

Doubles 501, Level 3:

Stick Em

Mixed Triples Combo, Level 4:



Doubles Cricket, Level 1:

Dicus & McManus

Singles 501, Level 4:

Tate Worthington

Doubles 501, Level 4:

Ageson & Lead

Singles Cricket, Level 1:

Kenneth Rayfield

Doubles Cricket, Level 2:

Holzhausen & Sabado

Singles 501, Level 5:

Justin Carter

Doubles 501, Level 5:

Klockman & Melloon

Singles Cricket, Level 2:

Terry Blakey

Doubles Cricket, Level 3:

Hooth & Niles


Singles 501, Level 6:

Brad Kopecky


Singles Cricket, Level 3:
Chris Davis

Doubles Cricket, Level 4:

Cowboy & Kid Rebel

Singles 501, Level 7:

Sam Scholten



For those wishing to compete in Team Dart, the Regional Tournaments also have the added benefit of additional game practice. Team Dart 2016 will feature a new, shortened schedule. More information can be found at NDAdarts.com/teamdart.


The remaining Regional Tournaments in the series are scheduled for Phoenix, Nov. 20-22; Indianapolis, Dec. 4-6; and Rockford, Jan. 8-10. Regional Tournaments are open to NDA-sanctioned players who meet the eligibility requirements. There are no geographic restrictions and players still have time to meet the requirements. Contact a NDA operator today to sign up.

Talk to a NDA operator today and find full details at www.NDAdarts.com/regionals.

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, regional tournaments or biennial League SMART educational conference, contact Kim Paugh, CAE, Associate Executive Director at 800.808.9884, or visit the NDA website at www.NDAdarts.com.