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Column #HR422 Geezer Gazette: Volume II – Issue I

Friday, August 23, 2023
Column HR422 
Geezer Gazette: Volume II – Issue II

Welcome to the new and improved Geezer Gazette.  The Gazette is the official newsletter of the GOLDEN ERA DART PLAYERS STACY BROMBERG SENIOR OPEN scheduled for January 19-20, 2024, at CD’s Sports Lounge in Las Vegas.

$2,700 in prize money is guaranteed thanks to some very special people thus making it possible for the SENIOR OPEN to donate 100% of all entry fees to Stacy’s favorite charity, the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The playing format for the Senior Open is as follows:

  • Friday night, January 19- Draw Doubles (no count cricket equal darts, best of 3).  Entries limited to 64.
  • Saturday, January 20 – Gentlemen’s Singles 301 D/D, best of 3.  Age 65+.  Entries limited to 32.
  • Saturday January 20- Ladies Singles 301 D/D, best of 3.  Age 55+.  Entries limited to 32.
  • Saturday January 20- Mixed Doubles Calcutta 501, best of 3.  Men 65+ and Ladies 55+.  32 teams.

Ann Kramer enquired about the rationale behind the age difference for men and women.  The prevailing theory is that ladies tend to stop playing at an earlier age.  The age difference is to encourage the ladies to play and hence ensuring full fields so more money can be raised for Make-A-Wish.  Those special people are Sally Kelly (Mixed Doubles), David Miller, Russ Lopez and Gail Heard (Gentlemen’s Singles) and the GOLDEN ERA DART PLAYERS (Ladies Singles).  

The Calcutta is limited to 32 teams.  It is possible to enter as a team ($40) or as an individual ($20) – individual entries will be paired with another.  This will be handled on a first come first served basis.

This brings us to another question that has been asked: what is a Calcutta?  Many sports use the Calcutta to increase activity.  For years, one of the biggest events at the Dallas Classic was the Calcutta.  In the simplest form a Calcutta is an auction of the (in this case) Mixed Doubles Team.  80% of the money raised in the auction will be paid out to those that “bought” the top 4 teams.  Each team must bring $40 to the auction.  With 32 teams that will result in a minimum of $1,240 to be split among the top 4. 

Cowboy Bob Anderson donated a never used autographed shirt for the auction on the night of January 19.

Stay tuned to this space…

Much more news will follow in upcoming issues of the Geezer Gazette.


  • Howie Reed

    Astute, often controversial, and always humorous, the Old Dart Coach, Howie Reed (a former rodeo cowboy and advertising executive), is heralded as the Dean of Darts Chroniclers - the most prolific and widely followed writer ever about our sport. He goes back decades with the legends and knows where the skeletons are buried (just ask any of the ADO and WDF old-timers!). Here are four well-known facts about the Old Dart Coach: 1) he is a Republican, 2) he loves the ladies, 3) he can drink most anybody under the table, and 4) he throws darts as bad as Dartoid.