Corrine Stockton started her long journey across country with a stop in St. Louis, MO on the CDC Tour where she was the only female competing against some of the country's best players. She lost in the 2nd round on Saturday and the 1st round on Sunday. From there she drove to the East Coast making stops along the way to visit family and do some sight seeing on her way to Stamford, CT and the ADO National 501 Championship and East/West All-Star event, hosted by the USA Dart Classic.
There she meet up with fellow K-Girls Marlise Kiel, Shannon Vitale, Candra Archbold, Bette Cunningham, Sandy Haas, Kay Hoover, Candi Ellis and Kirsten McCandless, the largest group of K-Girls ever assembled for an ADO National Playoff. Sadly, we were missing Paula Murphy, the defending Champion. Her longtime spouse Bill Murphy passed away last week. Bill was a great guy and will be deeply missed by our dart community. The entire Kryptonite Girls family is deeply saddened and sends our love and prayers out to the Murphy family.
Marlise reached the finals of Friday's National, coming up a little short and finishing 2nd Place. She would rebound the next day to capture the
Ladies Singles 501 title in this WDF and BDO ranked event. She also finished 2nd in Mixed doubles 501 and Top 4 in Doubles Cricket. She traveled down from Ohio with Kay Hoover who would finish Top 16 in the Nationals, and in both Ladies Singles events. Kay also earned Top 8 in Doubles Cricket.
The South Carolina girls had a nice weekend indeed. Candra finished Top 4 in the Nationals, equalling a career high. She was also 2nd Doubles 501, Top 4 in Mixed Doubles 501, Top 8 in Mixed Triples, Top 16 in Doubles Cricket and Top 16 in Cricket Singles. Candi finished Top 8 in the National and picked up a Top 16 in Doubles Cricket. Sandy Haas teamed with Candra to finish 2nd in 501 Doubles and Top 16 in Doubles Cricket. Sandy was Top 8 in Singles Cricket and finished Top 4 in the National 501 Championship on Friday. This is her highest finish in an ADO National playoff.
The California Girls and Massachusetts Girls were on hand as well. Corrine and Shannon both finished Top 16 in the Nationals. They teamed up to finish Top 8 in Doubles Cricket and Top 16 in 501 Doubles. Shannon also earned Top 8 in Mixed Triples.
Kirsten finished Top 8 in the Nationals despite being nervous for her daughter Hannah who reached Top 8 of the ADO Youth National Championship. Kirsten also finished Top 16 in Cricket Singles and Ladies Doubles 501. Bette Cunningham was back competing in her first major event since double knee replacement surgery three months ago. She was a little slower but twice as tough to play and she made a strong run in the nationals finishing round robin play as the #2 seed before finishing Top 16. Bette was just happy to be back and earned a Top 8 in Mixed Triples along with a pair of Top 16's in 501 Singles and Mixed Doubles 501. Pam Briggs was also on hand for the tournament, she earned a Top 4 in Mixed Triples, and Top 8 in Doubles 501 and Mixed Doubles 501. She was Top 16 in 501 Singles.
Gloria Gutierrez ended a long break and come up from the Big Apple to compete which raised the number to 11 K-Girls. Gloria was Top 32 in 501 Singles. Meanwhile down in South Carolina, Sandy Hudson was joining her fellow Greater Greenville Dart Girls and defended their NC/SC Ladies Challenge Cup 21-3 over the talented Pineville, NC ladies team.
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