MAD ON DARTS TOUR 2017 FLYING HIGH
The Mad on Darts Tour continues to grow from strength to strength with another two successful tournaments so far this year backing up the four events of 2016. On average Mad on Darts attracts more than 85 players per singles tournament and 41 pairs which cements us as the most participated darts tour in New Zealand through a calendar year with the largest combined prize pool of $46,000, these numbers are impressive already, but the way things are going these will only increase, clubs are reaping the benefit as are the players and the darts sections who work hard to facilitate us.
Our first venture to the South Island was a huge success by both the players and the club, we will certainly be looking at more South Island events in 2018 so if your club is interested please contact us.
Over $4000 in prize money per tournament is handed out along with raffle prizes and spot prizes ensuring plenty of winners each weekend, our policy is to create a fun playing environment for players of all standards, any gender and all ages.
Although it is not necessary to be a Mad on Darts member, it does come with a few advantages like 5% discount from DartsNZ online store, early bird pricing to ALL Mad on Darts singles events for that year plus entry into the $100 Membership draw. The card comes at a cost of just $10 per year, we make absolutely nothing on the sale of the card, all proceeds of the sale go to the Mad on Darts trust fund which will help with the cost of overseas travel for players representing New Zealand on the world stages, some already get funding, some don’t, we want to make sure everyone is looked after, so if you want to be a part of the Mad on Darts family and help our players then please look at buying a membership card from DartsNZ.
At the time of writing we have 82 single entries and 38 pairs pre registered for the first Mad on Darts event held at Brezz n Bar Gisborne, this looks like being a big one so if you have the opportunity to get there we would love to see you, if you would like to pre register please follow the link on our Maddog Facebook page.
As always the competition is hard as we attract some of the best players in New Zealand, the likes of Cody Harris, Mark McGrath, Craig Caldwell, Mark Cleaver, John Kelly, Mick Lacey, Warren Parry, Mike Day, Bernie Smith and Tony Carmichael to name but a few, these players are just a few of many, without the other 75 players that travel and take the time to attend we would not have anything like the success we do, so it’s a big thanks to every single player that has ever attended a Mad on Darts event, you all have a part to play and we are as excited to see you as anyone.
We also understand that players and the public need regular updates and we are forever looking at ways of making life as easy as possible for the players playing and the players unable to attend, we now have live updates available via Facebook from registration, through Section play, main round, consolation and eventually the final. These are easily accessible by following Facebook pages of Maddog Promotions and DartsNZ, so if you haven’t LIKED these pages yet, please do, that way we can keep you all up to date.
From Gisborne we travel to Te Kuiti, Whanganui, Te Puna, New Plymouth, Tauranga, Hamilton, Napier and finally finishing of again in Taranaki. All the dates are available at www.dartsnz.co.nz or any of the Facebook pages mentioned above.
We will continue to work tirelessly to give the New Zealand darting public the best events we possibly can, plans for an improved 2018 are in progress and we are excited by them, we would be foolish to think we know everything and that we had the perfect tournament model, far from it. We will continue to communicate, to be transparent and to be the best we can. If any of you have any ideas on what we can improve on we are all ears … like I said before, we are learning with you to create the best experience possible.
Thank you for taking the time to read our update and we look forward to seeing you all through 2017, stay safe, throw well and enjoy every minute of your darts wherever you may play.
Howard & Mags
Craig & Jo
Mad on Darts