Lady Bligh Rum & Lord Calvert Whiskey Leagues & Tournaments (formerly known as Pearl Vodka)
*UPDATED 2 minute how-to video!*
We are proud to announce that we are joining Partners Promoting Darts! They are a group of operators that run the Pearl Vodka Tournaments and Remote leagues and Tournament of Champions that you may have heard about. The group is called Partners Promoting Darts (PPD), and they run the Pearl Vodka\Lady Bligh Rum\Lord Calvert Whiskey Leagues and Tournaments.
There are 2 different branches of the PPD Pearl Vodka Darts:
The first branch of PPD is the Remote Leagues and Monthly Tournaments that they run.
For leagues, they run an insanely awesome amount of remote leagues. These are known on their website as “Extreme Team.” Players go to the website http://www.dartstoc.com and sign up for either 2, 3, or 4 person teams at the G3 Bullshooter location of their choice. Sign up for this under the 2014 tab under Extreme Team on their website. Then they choose their day of the week and time. This allows us to offer more league options on different nights and against different people! It's great for our G3s out in the middle of nowhere where there is no league, for players in cities looking for more competition, for small towns that only have leagues 1 day a week, for summer when we don't have too much going on, and for players who want to do just a doubles or 3-man league for a change, too. It just gives everyone more choices. Games and Length: 6 teams play 20 weeks (5 rounds), 7 or 8 teams play 21 weeks (3 rounds), 9 or 10 teams play 18 weeks (2 rounds). You play 501 freeze rule, Cricket, and 501 stacked. All Open In/Open Out. 4 person teams play 15 games each week - each person plays 9 games, last game is 701 stacked. Triples play 12 games. Doubles play 15 games. If there is a conflict with regular traveling leagues, you will be notified as soon as possible to choose a different day of the week, time, or location. Please be aware of the local traveling leagues when you sign up for an Extreme League so that there are no conflicts.
For tournaments, PPD runs a monthly Saturday tourney - their All-Star Series. Players can sign up on their website ahead of time for them, then go to the bar of their choice with a G3, and plug the board with the entry fees. PPD deposits their winnings through PayPal or mails them their winnings (along with some occasional prizes and swag from Pearl Vodka and other sponsors). To qualify to play in the monthly All-Star Series, you will need to play in one of the aforementioned PPD (through the http://www.dartstoc.com website) remote leagues for 24 games. If you play in the PPD Remote league and qualify to play in the tournament, the first tournament we’d be eligible to play in would be the one on August 9th. See the poster attached here below for more details about the tournaments.
The second branch is the Pearl Vodka Tournament Of Champions. This will be changing to the Lord Calvert Whiskey Tournament Of Champions for 2015.
The Tournament of Champions (or TOC) is the thing a lot of players have been talking about. The Operators (like Midstates) buy vouchers for their players to "earn" during the season (July 15th to July 14th) to go to the TOC in Kansas City in November that year. Once the vouchers for the TOC are sold out, there is no more room for any more operators to join that year. This year, for the November 2014 TOC, all the vouchers were sold. The good news is that we are purchasing vouchers for the November 2015 TOC. The eligibility period for the November 2015 TOC starts July 15, 2014.
All PPD remote games and league games played after July 15th will count towards the 350 game requirement to attend the tournament. All Extreme-Team remote league games count for TOC and All Star Series eligibility requirements for players of PPD member/vendors who own TOC vouchers. Midstate will have vouchers for 2015's TOC which 2015 TOC statistical year starts on July 15th 2014......so all games after that date will begin to count for 2015's TOC eligibility. Meanwhile, all remote league games count for the 2014 All Star Series eligibility.
Vouchers – what are vouchers? Vouchers are how we are able to send 16 men and 8 women to the TOC in November of 2015. To be eligible to earn one of our voucher, you will need to play 350 games in league. You are able to track your progress on the PDD website http://www.dartstoc.com under the Pearl Vodka box, choose 2015 (or choose 2014 if you’re nosy and want to see all the data I’ve entered so far), and choose male or female. Now hitting 350 games just makes you eligible for a voucher. To actually win a voucher, you must have the most POINTS. You will need to be in the top 16 qualifying men or 8 qualifying women. Points are earned from playing league, playing in particular tournaments, and winning in particular tournaments. The point system to show you how to earn a voucher is listed in detail on the DartsTOC website.
MORE INFO - If you want more information, I made a (hopefully) helpful video. It’s posted on our website here and on YouTube at http://youtu.be/ecucp313aS0 but as I have never made a you tube video before, I apologize in advance for its ... lameness and shaky camera.
Here is the new "official" (and only 2 minutes!) YouTube clip from PPD showing you how to sign up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7eTHAjtr9I&feature=youtu.be
We’re excited to be a part of the Pearl Vodka and PPD group and look forward to getting you in on these great events! The PPD website is http://www.dartstoc.com and Facebook Group (which I encourage you to join!) is https://www.facebook.com/groups/644094115665517/
If you have any questions about PPD, the TOC, or anything regarding these leagues or point system, please contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org.