Tournament of Champions IV – Sunday, Jan 23rd, 2000
We had a total of 104 players at this event or 52 teams. This matched the first TOC last Jan. One of the most exciting things to me was that there was only 142 people that qualified for this TOC under the new rules, yet we had 104 people show up to play.
This was an amazing 73% participation rate. Hope it stay that high from now on out. I guess the 10 game play rule makes it so everyone feels that if they are going to spend the time to qualify, they might as well play in the TOC when they have the chance. NOW to build up the number of qualified people over the next 4 months.
The total Prize Money for the TOC-4 was $2,032. The Purse was $1,200 and the Entry Fee prize money was $832. This did not include the door prizes, chalker prizes and misc. extra monies for the ladies top three positions.
Position Players Names Prize
1st Place Butch Brown / Shawn Kilbury $266 ea.- plaques
2nd Place Terry Toth / Richard Miller $176 ea.- plaques
3rd Place Nancy Homan / Schad Scott $119 ea.- plaques
4th Place Chip Adams / Ricky Morales $83 ea.- plaques
5th Place Tammy Young / Larry Ballard $56 ea.
6th Place T. A. Bonnewell / Dwayne Alexander $56 ea.
7th Place Pat Grey / Greg Wenaas $37 ea.
8th Place Colin Jones / Voddie A thru Z $37 ea.
9th Place Jeff Allsop / David Dehoyas $20 ea.
10th Place Charlie Miller / Dave Young $20 ea.
11th Place George Gata / Richard Kendrex $20 ea.
12th Place Bill Staples / Mark Bunch $20 ea.
13th Place Joe Gordon / Rick Clark $15 ea.
14th Place Anna Tilley / Big Bird Moon $15 ea.
15th Place Bill Lowe / Ken Crossland $15 ea.
16th Place Kevin Whiteley / Jim Ballinger $15 ea.
Honey Pot winners
Highest Placing team – Nancy Holman / Schad Scott – $36 ea.
2nd highest team – Tammy Young / Larry Ballard – $15 ea.
There were 6 all women’s teams as compared to only 1 AWT in TOC-3
Highest Placing All Women’s Team – Dana Kindred / Angela Davidson – $30 ea.
2nd Highest Placing All Womens Team – Carron Farrell / Lorrie Duran – $15 ea.
Highest Placing Lady – Nancy Holman – $30
2nd Highest Placing Lady – Tammy Young – $20
3rd highest placing Lady – Anna Tilley – $10
Mystery Out winners
1st # drawn – 28 – Richard Kendrex / George Gata – $76 ea
2nd # drawn – 52 – Dennis Uribe / Byron Eldridge – $47 ea.
3rd # drawn – 25 – Richard Miller / Terry Toth – $31 ea.
High Out Hit
Highest out hit – 116 – James White / Jim Fritts – $36 ea.
2nd highest out – 107 – Chip Adams / Ricky Morales – $15 ea.
Door & Chalker prize winners:
There were FIFTEEN Door Prizes given away this day. All were donated by the Circuit sponsors, the Circuit, and other businesses as a thank you to the dart players for their continued support of the regular weekly dart tournaments. Steve Gagnon, Suszi Gagnon, Sandy Wenaas and Greg Wenaas helped make these prizes were dispersed to the appropriate winners. They also insured everyone got the chalker prizes given to those winners, too. Thanks Steve, Suszi, Sandy and Greg.
2 Dallas Maverick Tickets donated by Austin Ave – George Gata
2 Loews Movie tickets donated by the Circuit – Steve Kindred
1 Free Burger Basket at Shiney’s Paradise Grill – AZ JR.
1 Free Burger Basket at Shiney’s Paradise Grill – Matt Harrison
$ 30 Dinner at Outback Steakhouse donated by Circuit – Darla Duncan
$ 25 Gift Cert. / Bar tab at the Red Onion Club – Kent Johnson
2 AMC Movie tickets donated by the Circuit – Butch Brown
2 United Artists Movie tickets don. by the Circuit – Mike Lee
1 Free Burger Basket at Shiney’s Paradise Grill – Rusty Brooks
1 Free Burger Basket at Shiney’s Paradise Grill – Schad Scott
$ 30 Dinner at El Fenix Rest. don by the Circuit – James White
1 Free Set of Darts donated by Lone Star Darts – Carron Farrell
1 Free Burger Basket at Shiney’s Paradise Grill – Matt Harrison
1 Free Burger Basket at Shiney’s Paradise Grill – Mark Bunch
2 AMC Movie tickets donated by the Circuit – Ricky Moon
Plus lots of misc. dart equipment, and scratch off tickets were given away as Chalker prizes. Thanks everyone for your help in chalking. Hopefully, all the players chalked at least once. HAHAHAHA, that’s a laugh. Most of the chalking is usually done, by just a few dedicated and smiling faces.
My personal Chalker of the Season Award (a pat on the back and “you go girl”) goes to Suszi Gagnon. Thanks Suszi, your continuous support of the game.
Well, as most of you are aware, I was not there early in the morning to get things started and hadn’t been running the nightly tournament for a couple of weeks. On the morning of Jan 8th, I had a massive heart attack. It caught me quite unprepared, as I thought I was immortal. Well, guess what folks, if it wasn’t for the Grace of God, competent and very quick paramedics and fireman, I would have died in the hallway of my home. There were huge Tombstones on my EKG when the firemen first arrived.
For some reason, I made it to the Emergency Ward of Medical City and through the Surgery. The doctors went up through my groin area, through the artery and used a balloon to open the completely clogged artery called the “Widow Maker”. They used TPA and other anticlogging and roto rooter drugs to clean out the artery and then put in spring coil called a “Stint”. They knew what they were doing and SO I am still alive. PRAISE GOD AND THE KNOWLEDGE HE HAS BESTOWED ON MANKIND. I’ll be back!!!!!!
The TOC Crew of James White, Mike Kasper, Kevin Whiteley, Alex Schaer, Chuck McGee Jr, Carron Farrell and a number of helpful individuals insured the standards were up and ready to go by 12 noon. When I got there at 1pm with Sara, everything was ready to go, except putting up the prize posters a few small details. THANK YOU GUYS AND GALS FOR YOUR HELP PUTTING THIS TOGETHER. THERE WAS NO WAY IT COULD HAVE BEEN DONE WITH ALL OF YOU. THANKS.
At the start of the tourney, the bar’s microphone was not working. So, the TOC crew had to YELL at the top of their lungs and still that was inadequate. With 104 players, plus spectators the din in the room was quite loud. Praise God, they got the mike working within an hour and a half. So, the rest of the day progressed fairly smooth.
A SPECIAL THANK TO ALL OUR FRIENDS FOR THEIR GENEROUS DONATIONS TO SARA AND MYSELF, AS WE HAVE UNDERGONE THIS VERY DRAMATIC AND HEART RENDERING & REPAIRING EXPERIENCE. SINCE WE DON’T HEALTH INSURANCE, YOUR DONATIONS HAVE COME IN HANDY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NOW IF I DON’T HAVE ANOTHER HEART ATTACK WHEN I RECEIVE THE HOSPITALS AND DOCTORS BILLS, MAYBE WE CAN ALL HAVE FUN PLAYINGS DARTS FOR YEARS TO COME.