Friday, August 24, 2012

[MMDL] What's YOUR favorite memory of the Witch? Also: Longer 501 Format! And even more news...

There's only 56 days left to the return of the Witch City Open!  Below please find several important updates on the tournament.

Hotel Reservation Deadline - September 12th!

Don't get shut out - call this weekend and reserve your room - we can't guarantee availability after the cutoff date!  Make sure to make your reservation at the Nashua Courtyard Marriott before the cutoff date to take advantage of the "Darter's Room Rate" ($85 for a single/double) and make sure you tell them you'll be there for the Witch City Open.  For room reservations, please call 603-880-9100You can cancel your reservation up to 24 hours prior to the event with absolutely no fee or penalty, so there's little risk - do it now and get that one big thing out of the way and off your plate.

WANTED:  Anecdotes and Pictures

We've started collecting old stories and images from the loooooong history of this event that many people have called the most popular dart tournament in North America.  But we need more!   We plan to publish a lot of what we collect, so please take a look inside your attic, basement and brains and let us know what you find.  Any picture of people or old tourney shirts, anything at all is welcome.  And if you can jot down any thoughts about playing in the event, or funny stories from the sidelines, feel free to send us an email or even post them on the WCO Facebook page (there are several stories and pictures up there already).  We'd really appreciate it!

WCO Tournament Shirts - Available NOW!

Why should you have to wait until the tournament to buy the shirt? Well, you don't have to! See the link below and you can pick up a shirt right now from MyDartShirts. Big thanks to Kelly Ragland for creating the shirt designs. Pick up a shirt in advance and you can get it embroidered with your nick onsite in Nashua.  Click HERE to see the selection of apparel and order online.

Here's what the graphics look like for the shirt back (click the image to go to the online store where you can see the front graphic):

Format Change!

Following the trend in today's dart tournaments, we are lengthening the format for all 501 singles events:  Men's 501 Singles will be best of three; quarterfinals will be best of 5; semifinals will be best of 7; and finals will be best of 9.  Women's 501 Singles will be best of three; semifinals will be best of 5; and finals will be best of 7.

Expanded Youth Events!

We are expanding the youth events with additional competitions and activities for the future aces of darts.  Stay tuned to our website for additional announcements about the changes, which will include events on Sunday, October 21.

Win FREE Event Entries - Visit the WCO on Facebook, like our page and you'll be entered into the following drawings:
  • When our page reaches 250 likes - One person will win a FREE Singles Event Entry of their choice - DONE - Congratulations to the winner, Mark De Medici
  • When our page reaches 350 likes - Two people will win a FREE singles entry - Currently only 71 Likes Away!
  • When our page reaches 500 likes - One person will win FREE entry into ALL EVENTS

Click here to visit our page and give us a like.  Tell your friends so we can start giving out more free stuff!  If we get to 500 really quick, we'll start giving out even more!

Team "Shout Out" Ad Packages - Just $25!

Support the tournament and give a shout out to your team, your sponsor, your friends, or any other message of your choosing.  Your ad will be posted to a dartboard stand in the tourney hall for all to see as well as printed inside the official tournament program.  See the attached flyer or click here for details.  There are also upgraded dartboard sponsorship packages available for $100.

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Dart World's Alien Dartboard is the official board of the MMDL and the Witch City Open!


Captain's meetings are next week!  The second captain's meetings for the Fall 2012 season begin next Monday, 8/27.  For the exact date and locations of each area's meeting, click here.  Please be on time for the meeting to pick up your captain's kits, schedules and any awards from the previous season.

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Good luck and shoot well!  Stay connected with the MMDL: Facebook | Twitter

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Minute Man Dart League, Inc. -
World's Largest Steel Tip Dart League

Next Board Meeting: 9/24/12 6:30pm
Meeting location -
Donahue's Bar & Grill
87 Bigelow Ave
Watertown, MA 02472

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