2024 SDDL Spring Fling

 

Hello Everyone, this April we will be having our
Spring Fling Luck of the Draw Dart Tournament
 Details in the flyer below.


 

Fall 2023 - Turkey Shoot Information

Hello everyone,

It's that time of year again!  We are happy to announce that this year's Turkey Shoot tournament is going to be held at the VFW Post in Wappingers on Saturday November 4th!  The VFW in Wappingers is located at:  8 School St., Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Registration starts at 1:30 with the hopes that darts will start flying @ 2pm!   Entry fee is $10 and everyone is encouraged to bring any non-perishable/canned food items they would like to include with our donation to the Fishkill Food Pantry to help local families at Thanksgiving.

Here's the link to the official flyer: Fall 2023 - Turkey Shoot

Here's a link to the Facebook Event for it:  SDDL Facebook Event

Hope to see you at the tournament!

- Rob

 

Fall 2023 - Week 1 Starts 8/22/23!

Hello everyone,
 
Thank you to all the captains and representatives that showed up for last night's Captain's Meeting.  A short summary of minutes from the meeting:
  • President Jack Nightingale: 
    Expressed his desire to do something special for the upcoming 40th Anniversary of the SDDL.  If you have any suggestions on what you'd like to see done, please let us know!  You can email the officers at:  officers@southerndutchessdartleague.com 
  • League Secretary Rob Ellsworth:  
    1) Announced a Match Format change for the A Division.  The A Division will now play to a 17 point night, with the addition of a 4 vs. 4 1001 Double-In / Double-out Game worth 1 point.  This game is to be played after the Double's Cricket game.   For the A Division, a new Match Score Sheet was quickly drafted up.  If you still use these sheets to manage the roster throughout the night, you can download a copy of it here (a copy is available on our website) :  --->   A Division Match Score Sheet
    2) The 2023 Turkey Shoot is being organized as we speak.  Details will be announced once finalized
    3) There were no increases in either the Sponsor Fee or Team Fee at this time.  We have been able to combat inflation with the help of our 50/50 Ticket sales, and very generous donations of winnings at times back to the league!  I want to THANK Alex Sokolinski, winner of the 50/50 last night, donating all $125 back into the league!
  • Vice-President Pete Alonso:
     No new updates. 
  • League Treasurer Jim Eve:
    The League is in good shape financially, with us sitting at close to $4750 as of the Captain's Meeting.  Plaques for the 2023 season were just paid for, which will drop that balance down by almost $1350, but we are still in an ok position.
  • Open Floor:
    -
    The topic of replacing plaques with shirts was brought back up, and Jack agreed to look into what options we might have to make it possible.
    - The topic of getting sponsors for our hosted tournaments (Turkey-Shoot and Spring-Fling).  This too will be explored by Jack and the officers.
Plaques have been handed out.  Congratulations to all the winners!   All Division Schedules have been released!  Log into DartConnect to check your schedules.  Remember we are off on Halloween this year (10/31/23). 
 
As a reminder, PLEASE make sure you log into DartConnect on your devices and makes sure you have downloaded all updates!   Please verify that your roster looks correct!  If there are any roster corrections, please get them to me ASAP so that I can make the changes before we start.   
 
Finally, if you want to get out there before we start the season, Karen's Bar and Grill is hosting another Thursday Night Luck Of The Draw Tournament tomorrow night.  Sign-Ups will be at 6:30p and darts will start flying at 7!  There is also a mystery out. The pot is at 80$ so far and will continue to grow this week there will be a winner and winner will take all.
 
Thank you and good luck next week!
 
- Rob

2023 SDDL Spring Fling

 

Hello Everyone, this April we will be having our Inaugural Spring Fling Luck of the Draw Dart Tournament. Details in the flyer below.
2023 SDDL Spring Fling


 

Fall 2022 - Turkey Shoot Information

Tournament Flyer

 

Hello everyone,

It's that time of year again!  We are happy to announce that this year's Turkey Shoot tournament is going to be held at the VFW Post in Wappingers on Saturday November 5th!  The VFW in Wappingers is located at:  8 School St., Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Registration starts at 1:30 with the hopes that darts will start flying @ 2pm!   Entry fee is $10 and everyone is encouraged to bring any non-perishable/canned food items they would like to include with our donation to the Fishkill Food Pantry to help local families at Thanksgiving.

Here's the link to the official flyer: Fall 2022 - Turkey Shoot

Hope to see you at the tournament!

- Rob

 

Fall 2022 - Timeline for the startup of the season

Hello everyone, 

Rob here.  We're a little more than 2 weeks away from the start of our Fall 2022 season.  Week 1 is planned to start on Aug 30th.  

Captain's:  Check your emails.  Captain's Meeting information has been sent to you.  Remember that is it MANDITORY that either yourself or a least a team representative be present for the beginning and end of the Captain's Meeting.  

Schedules will be published on DartConnect immediately following the Captain's Meeting.  

Looking forward to seeing everyone again.  Have a great rest of your summer and see you later!

- Rob

2022 Mid-Summer Update

I hope everyone is having a great summer, and just wanted to send out an update with some dates. 

Rosters for the 2022 Fall Season will be due August 8th by 5 pm. They can be emailed to officers@southerndutchessdartleague.com at any time up until that date. If you know you're playing, no need to wait, send in your roster.  A blank roster sheet is available via this link:   SDDL Roster Sheet

If you're the captain of a team that is not planning to play in the fall, please drop us a quick note to let us know that as well. If you're a captain of a team that needs players, please also let us know, and we will see who we can match up.  I have one brand new player looking for a D division team; they prefer the Beacon area for a home bar but may be flexible.

The Captains Meeting will be August 23rd, and we will be following up with more details including location. As always, a team captain or player from each team must attend the meeting, and we will have trophies to distribute.

Week 1 of the season will be August 30th, which puts playoffs on December 6th and 8th, and 13th and 15th, barring any delays for inclement weather or other reasons. If there are delays, we then have some leeway at the end of December and/or early January to finish up. 

If you have any questions, please let us know, and enjoy the rest of your summer.

Thank you

Jack

Spring 2022 - Schedules Released - Captain's Meeting Recap

Hello Everyone!

Thank you to all those who were able to stop by Monkey Maghees last night for the Captain's Meeting and Vice President elections.  I'd like to give a general recap on what transpired during the meeting:

  • First order of business was to go over Old Business from the Fall Captain's Meeting.  There was nothing to discuss so we quickly moved on.
  • Next was the handling of the 2 Officers Positions up for election. Jim Eve ran unopposed for the League Treasurer position, so congratulations to Jim on becoming our new Treasurer in the Fall! 
  • Vice President position was next, and there was an active election between incumbent Colm Neilson vs. Pete Alonso.  Pete Alonso won the election by a 36-18 vote.  Congratulations to Pete!  He'll be our new Vice President in the Fall!  I want to take this moment to thank Colm Neilson for your service time as Vice President to the league. 
  • Next up was the introduction of New Items.  The following items were brought up for discussion and/or vote regarding changes to the league:   (NOTE:  All items brought up for a vote are not eligible to be brought back to the table for 2 years)
    • Starting Time:  It was proposed that we change our starting time from 8pm to 7:30pm.  This was discussed and brought to a Captain's Vote.  The measure did not meet the 51% majority required,and was voted down.  Captain's are still able to coordinate with their opposing Captain's to orchestrate their own earlier start times. 
    • Board Lights - Required:  It was proposed that Ring lighting be a requirement for each board in use by the league, provided for by the sponsor.  This motion was discussed and tabled for a later debate.  Everyone is encouraged to bring up sub-standard playing conditions with the League Officers so that we can investigate these issues. 
    • All-Stars:  A motion was brought forth to revert back to the old style of All-star reporting.  This motion was tabled in lieu of further discussions and planning.
    • Food Requirement: A motion was brought to eliminate the requirement that Sponsors need to provide food for the matches.  It was brought to a Captain's Vote and passed by a majority vote.  In the Fall of 2022, sponsors will NOT be required to provide food for the matches. 
       

Now onto the beginning of our Spring 2022 season!   Schedules have been published on the DartConnect Website.   Team Captain's:  Please make sure you have at least a "Guest" account with DartConnect so that you will be able to get your tablets to function properly for the season.  Please reach out to me if you're having any difficulties and we'll try to help you out as best we can.   Also, please verify the rosters posted for your team.  Things moved forward VERY fast this time with little to no downtime between seasons.  Let me know of any corrections or omissions on your rosters!  I'll fix them ASAP.   Don't forget to also do "Check for Updates" on your tablets prior to every match.  This will make sure you have the most recent roster changes downloaded and ready to roll!

We start next Tuesday (Feb. 8th)!  Good luck to everyone and I hope you have a great time this season!

- Rob