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    Ross Maan
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    PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:40 am    Post subject: League in The Dalles? Reply with quote

    Cheers everyone,
    I was hoping to start a league or darts anything here in town... Ive got boards and possible locations.
    If I were to pursue this with someone who owns an establishment, how could I approach them on the subject and what do they generally like to hear...lol

    Im hoping that somehow I can help the sport grow in a town of 25k and 1 hr from Pdx.
    It would just be nice to have a place to play with others, its just not easy to come up with all the ideas and logistics... so that's where you guys come in.. Smile

    Advice and questions are welcome.
    Thanks again!!
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    PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    No time to respond now but I hope to get back to you soon if no one else chimes in!
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    PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Pick a night that is usually a slower one for the establishment. It will give you more room for the league and should make a bar happy to be getting extra business.
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    PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I usually approach the business with the idea that they need more people in to make money (by them buying drinks and food) and if they have the space I suggest that I can possibly bring in X number of people one night a week if they'll let me use the space to put up a dart board.

    One thing that sometimes comes up is insurance but I always point out that pool balls and cues are far more dangerous then steel tip darts and they usually laugh and agree. No need for more insurance though I've heard some insurance companies try that crap -- it's pure BS though.

    Anyway, approach it as a way to help them bring in customers.

    Then try recruiting people by both being there often but also advertising int he local paper, online and at the pub for a charity shoot of some kind and find a decent cause to give money too.

    Charge $5 a head to enter with all proceeds going to a cause and then ask a local trophy shop to donate a trophy or three....then people can play for the trophy while donating to a cause and having fun.

    Used to work quite well.
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    PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Cool, thanks for the great advice guys!!
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    PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    No problem! Let us know how you progress.
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    PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Looks like a fail for this town here.
    No one has the desire to try anything new.
    No biggy, I'll just train at home and play in Portland.
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    PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I was just reminded that sign-ups for Spring League are tomorrow at 6pm at the A&L Sports Bar (60th and Glisan).

    We have people driving in from Lincoln City so you're no where's near the farthest drive. Wink
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    PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    They can probably afford it.
    Thanks for the input Wink
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    PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    CraigB wrote:


    We have people driving in from Lincoln City so you're no where's near the farthest drive. Wink


    ...unless he has to play in Forest Grove.
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    PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    No kidding... Talked with Isaac yesterday and it looks like we'll have to go out there again next season - yay... Rolling Eyes
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    PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I was wondering.
    In pdx, is there was one or a couple to places to choose for a yellow belt to drop in and play along with the rest?
    It sounds dumb, but how does it go in terms of just dropping in. Confused
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    PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    You can usually drop in and play anywhere. Trouble would be finding players. Monday nights at Horse Brass Pub are pretty regular. And Sellwood Public House seems to have some gatherings on weekdays and weekends, but I haven't been out there.

    As with anthing else, it can depend on the people, but most don't mind someone dropping in. Many would welcome it.
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    PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Or just offer to buy a round and you'll probably have folks here meet you there Wink
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    PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    "Will play for beer." Laughing

    Too bad I haven't had time to even go out lately... Confused

    Hopefully the break will actually help my darts (or my team will need to hold my butt up until I shake the rust off - lol!). Razz
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    PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    CraigB wrote:
    "Will play for beer." Laughing

    Too bad I haven't had time to even go out lately... Confused

    Hopefully the break will actually help my darts (or my team will need to hold my butt up until I shake the rust off - lol!). Razz


    I was going to post "Craig will play for beer"! lol
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    PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:58 am    Post subject: I give up... Reply with quote

    ...tourny at my place!

    Got a nice set up in the living room and the walk to the fridge is short.
    Byob
    I've dedicated 2hrs a day to practice and now it's time to have people over to beat me...lol
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    PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Ever get out and play?
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