DAKOTA DART LEAGUE
Our winter Leagues in the Bismarck – Mandan area start the last week of September thru the first week in October. Each team consists of 4 players. We offer leagues on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights. Our out of town leagues start the second week in October. Center, Stanton, Pick City, Hazen, Beulah, Zap, Golden Valley, Dodge, Sterling, Moffit, and Driscoll all play League Darts on Thursday nights. Wilton, Washburn, Underwood, Coleharbor, Tappen, Dawson, Steele, and Driscoll play League Darts on Wednesday nights. Starting times vary from 7:00 to 7:30 PM. Fees are $7.00 per player, per night, in a 301 League, $8.00 in a split League, and $10.00 in the Budweiser Division. Each player pays a $4.00 sanction fee which is paid back to the players in a singles or draw partner tournament. All tournaments are split into Divisions so you play against people your own caliber. Draw partner tournaments are high – low luck of the draw. You must have 3 nights of play in to enter the singles, draw partner, or team sponsor’s tournament. The team sponsor’s tournament entry fee is $20.00 per team, and the sponsor pays a $30.00 fee. One hundred percent of all tournament fees are paid back in trophies and money.
Our first tournament we offer is a Doubles Dart Tournament. This is usually the first weekend in January. Sign up with your partner, and a $10.00 entry fee per person, per event. Saturday is Open and Women's Doubles, Sunday is Mixed Doubles. The number of divisions are based on entries.
Next is our NDTA (North Dakota Tournament Association) State Singles and Doubles tournament. To qualify, you must have 5 nights of play on the same team. Events you can play are Mixed Doubles, Open or Women’s Doubles, and Singles. Your doubles partner can be anyone who plays darts for Dakota Music, and is qualified.
At the end of February, or beginning of March is our NDTA State Team Tournament. Once again to qualify, you must have 5 nights of play on the same team. Teams consist of 4 players. Three of your four players must be on your roster, and you can pick-up a 4th player as long as they qualify thru Dakota Music. You do have an option to pick up 2 players, but by doing so, your team must play in the A Division. Events you can play are Open or Women’s Team, and Mixed Team where you must have at least 2 women on the team.
Our Winter League usually breaks one or two weeks for Christmas and New Years. League finishes up anywhere from the middle of March into April. After league play is done, the 1st half finishers and 2nd half finishers playoff for the season. The season ends up with an Awards Banquet where all trophies and awards are given out. Each team gets paid per win. Following the awards we usually do a dart tournament. Some Banquets are potluck, where others you may have to purchase a meal ticket. It is a lot of fun, and is one last time to see some players till next fall.
If you are looking to play Summer Darts, our Summer League starts in the middle of May and goes thru the end of July. Summer League is offered in the Bismarck – Mandan area as well as in Beulah – Hazen. There is a $12.00 Summer Team Sanction, and the league only lasts 9 to 10 weeks long. All money goes towards the picnic which is free with 3 nights of play. We serve a meal, beverages, and have dartboards set up on free play for your enjoyment. Weather permitting, we try to hold the summer picnic outdoors. So if you are looking to play, or have any questions, call us at 223-7588.