Wednesday June 20
Tonight was a night for firsts – first night playing our new Swiss format that will be used for the NSW open, and the first time we have played in the larger Auditorium, which is the venue for the open. We shall be in the Auditorium again next week as our regular venue, the Darts Room, is being used as the viewing hub for the World Cup.
Eight players took to the tables and the new system worked well, with only 1 match getting close to running out of time.
Having the current rankings and results up on the VERY big screen adds to the excitement of the evening – the new format also produces a ladder at the end of the night so players can chart their rise (or fall) over the year . This replaces the ladder system we have used until now. Also, the evening's scores will be published beside the ladder.
Entry money is divided into dividends for the first 3 places, with 10% being put aside for a jackpot.
The jackpot player is randomly chosen at the start of the night – if he or she becomes the tournament winner (or equal winner), whatever is in the jackpot kitty at the time is added to their winnings .
The jackpot player this week was John S. As it was not won, it starts at $8 for next week
The tournament winner was Giancarlo Y., David R took 2ndplace and Gary S and Carol W tied for third, the prize money being split between them.
No winners photos this week -we were all too busy adjusting to the new format!!
I will try to get some up for next week !!
P.S – an apology !!
Last week I reported that David L had taken a top spot, with Eva B as second – the actual result was the other way around – I promise to be more careful from now on.