April is always one of the busiest month on the Kryptonite Girls tour schedule and this year was no different. America's largest tournament in Virginia Beach, the popular White Mountain Shootout and Cleveland Extravaganza and
the ADO National Masters Playoff hosted by the Charlotte Open.
the ADO National Masters Playoff hosted by the Charlotte Open.
ADO Masters National Playoff
Sandy Hudson was one of four Kryptonite Girls in the field for the ADO Masters National Playoff in Charlotte, NC. She was rested and focused going 23-1 to win the National for the 3rd straight year. The win qualifies her for the Winmau World Masters in England later this year. Shannon Vitale had a nice run and will serve as the first alternate and Corrine Stockton will be the 2nd alternate. It marked the highest finishes either player has had in a National Playoff.
The Charlotte Open hosted the ADO Masters National which brought even more K-Girls to this popular southern event where they had great success all weekend. Paula Murphy teamed with Sandy Hudson and the girls swept the Ladies Doubles events. They also met in the Finals of the BDO sanctioned 501 Singles which Sandy won, Paula would win Cricket Singles and Mixed Triples. She was 2nd in both Mixed Doubles events. Sandy would finish Top 4 in Triples,
Top 8 in Mixed Doubles Cricket and Top 16 in Singles Cricket.
Stacey Pace came in from Denver and earned Top 8 in 501 Mixed Doubles, 501 Singles and Top 16 in Cricket Singles and Mixed Doubles Cricket. Bette Cunningham came down from Boston and finished Top 8 in Doubles Cricket and Top 16 in 501 Doubles, Mixed Triples, 501 Singles and Mixed Doubles 501. Sandy Haas had a nice tournament finishing 2nd in 501 and Cricket Doubles. Sandy was also Top 4 in Cricket Singles and Top 8 in Mixed Doubles 501.
The West Coast was well represented by Shannon Vitale and Corrine Stockton. Shannon finished 2nd in Mixed Triples, Top 8 in 501 Doubles and Top 16 in 501 Mixed Doubles. Corrine had a Top 8 finish in Doubles Cricket and was Top 16 in 501 Doubles and Singles 501. Kay Hoover was in from Ohio and finished Top 4 in Doubles Cricket while Lora Josey earned Top 4 in 501 Doubles.
Candi Ellis and Candra Archbold headed up from South Carolina making 11 K-Girls in the house for the weekend. Candi finished Top 8 in 501 Doubles and Top 16 in Singles Cricket. Both Candi and Candra had Top 16 spots in Doubles Cricket. Candra WA Top 8 in Mixed Triples and Mixed Doubles Cricket.
White Mountain Shootout
The Massachusetts girls were out in force at the popular New Hampire tournament. Pam Briggs had a huge weekend both 501 and Cricket Singles and Doubles 501 and Mixed Doubles. She also was Top 4 in 301 Singles and Top 16 in Triples.
Bette Cunningham won Mixed Triples, she was Top 8 in 301 Singles and Mixed Doubles. Bette finished Top 16 in 501 and Cricket Singles. Kirsten McCandless was there as well, trooper that she is even on crutches. She still had a nice weekend finishing 2nd in Mixed Doubles and Top 8 in three events, 501 Singles, 501 Doubles and Mixed Triples.
Here, there and everywhere...
In Albuquerque, NM Stacy Pace showed up for the Chile Classic and had a very nice weekend indeed winning 5 events. She swept both Singles Titles and won Mixed Triples, the Blind Draw and Cricket Doubles. She was 2nd in 501 Doubles.
Paula Murphy was in Mississippi for the Early Bird tournament. She picked up 4 titles over the weekend winning Mixed Triples, 501 Mixed Doubles and both Ladies Doubles events. She was also 2nd in 501 Singles and Top 4 in Singles Cricket.
Sandy Hudson and Candra Archbold were in Asheville, NC for the Fire on the Mountain tournament. Candra won Ladies 501 Doubles and finished 2nd in Mixed Doubles Cricket. She also was Top 4 in Doubles Cricket and top 16 in both Cricket Singles and the Blind Draw.
Sandy won 4 events over the weekend including both Ladies Singles Titles. She was 1st in Doubles Cricket and Mixed Doubles Cricket as well as 2nd in 501 Doubles.
Virginia Beach Dart Classic
The $37,000 Virginia Beach Classic is the largest purse in American darts and features the highest payout for any Ladies event with the seeded Cricket Pro-Shoot and
Paula Murphy won the event for the third year in a row.
She would go on to sweep the Singles Titles there as well and have a very nice weekend indeed. She would also finish 2nd in Mixed Triples and teamed with K-Girl Candi Ellis to finish 2nd in 501 Doubles and Top 4 in Cricket Doubles. Candi would also finish Top 8 in 501 Singles.
Stacey Pace ended up Top 4 in the Pro-Shoot and 501 Singles. She finished Top 8 in Cricket Singles, Top 4 in 501 Doubles and she won the Mixed Triples event. She earned a Top 16 in Cricket Doubles. Lora Josey was there a finished Top 32 in the Pro-Shoot. Sandy Haas also was Top 32 in the Pro-Shoot and posted some very nice results for the weekend. Sandy finished 2nd in 501 Singles and Cricket Doubles and Top 4 in 501 Doubles. She also collected a pair of Top 8 finishes in Singles Cricket and Mixed Triples.
Corrine Stockton was making her first trip to Virginia Beach and posted a Top 4 in Cricket Doubles, Top 16 in the Pro-Shoot and Singles Cricket. Corrine was top 32 in Triples and 501 Singles. Marlise Kiel won the last event of the weekend, Cricket Doubles and finished
Top 8 in 501 Doubles. She was Top 16 in Cricket Singles and the Pro-Shoot. Gloria Gutierrez was also on hand and finished Top 16 in the Pro-Shoot, Top 16 in 501 Doubles and Top 32 in Cricket Singles.
The Cleveland Extravaganza seemingly grows in popularity every, why? Because Cleveland Rocks!
Five Kryptonite Girls, Paula Murphy, Marlise Kiel, Kay Hoover, Stacey Pace and Gloria Gutierrez showed up and posted some nice results through the weekend.
Paula flew in from Florida and won the 301 Pro Shoot and the BDO Sanctioned 501 Ladies Singles event. She also finished Top 4 in Singles Cricket and Top 8 in 501 Doubles and Mixed Doubles.
Stacey flew in from Denver and had a bridesmaid weekend, she was 2nd Place in 501 Doubles. She also finished Runner Up in Mixed Doubles 501 and Mixed Triples. Stacey finished Top 4 in Doubles Cricket. She was Top 8 in the Blind Draw and 301 Pro Shoot.
Gloria Gutierrez flew in from the Big Apple and finished Top 8 in Singles Cricket. Cleveland is of course the local stomping grounds for Kay Hoover and Marlise Kiel. Kay won Ladies Doubles 501 teaming with her daughter
Megan who was visiting from South Carolina. Kay was also Top 8 in 501 Singles. Marlise won Cricket Doubles, finished 2nd in Cricket Singles and was Top 8 in 501 Doubles and 301 Pro Shoot.
And the beat goes on....
April was a month jammed packed with events from coast to coast. Corrine Stockton won the DPLA Event
# 1 in Sacramento, CA, she was 3rd in event #2.
Morgan McCormack returned to action at the Witchia Mountains Open in Oklahoma where she won Singles Cricket and 501 Doubles. She also finished 2nd in Triples, Top 4 in Doubles Cricket and Top 8 in Singles 501.
Sandy Haas played in the Tennessee State Championships where she finished 2nd in Cricket Singles and Top 4 in 501 Singles. She won Mixed Doubles Cricket.
Candra Archbold and Sandy Hudson successfully defended the NC/SC Ladies Challenge Cup 16-8 versus the Apex, NC Ladies Team in Greenville, SC.
Bette Cunningham played in a local qualifier and earned a spot in the upcoming ADO All-Star National Qualifier and Kay Hoover competed in a soft tip dart event in Ohio.