The Ghost on the Coast is one of the regular stops on Sandy's fall dart tour and has become our favorite tournament in America. This year's event also proved to be epic.
Sandy teamed with Flying Bull darts teammate Robbie Phillips in Mixed Doubles and swept to both 501 and Cricket titles. These wins helped both players become "MVP" of the event. They also played with Danny Baggish in Mixed Triples and finished second, this event was held during the costume contest which Sandy also won.
Sandy earned a Top 16 in Single's Cricket losing to fellow Kryptonite Girl Paula Murphy and a Top 4 in 501. She and Paula paired up in Ladies Doubles for a Top 8 in 501 and a victory in Cricket.
This was one of the most profitable tournaments in Sandy's dart career and would not have been possible without all the support of her friends and family that have supported her all along and especially at this tournament. She is fortunate to have great partners and sponsors in L-Style Global, Monster Dart Barrels, Flying Bull Darts and Kryptonite Darts. This event featured a Friday night blind draw with 352 people, the largest in the tournament's 16 year history. This Blind draw usually draws the largest crowd in America each and every year.
Sandy had a good weekend at the Witch City Open which was hosted by America's largest dart association, the Minute Man Dart League. After winning the ADO America's Cup qualifier on earlier Friday she won the first event of the tournament, Mixed Doubles with Scott Wollaston. She, Scott and Joe Swick also earned a Top 16 in the Mixed Triples on Saturday.
She made the finals of Singles 501 before bowing out to fellow Kryptonite Girls teammate Bette Cunningham. She and Bette played again in Cricket singles with Sandy winning, but she lost to eventual winner Cali West in the Top 8. In Ladies Doubles she teamed with another Kryptonite Girl, Marlise Kiel and they played well but kept running into Cali West and Robin Curry who won both events. Sandy and Marlise finished 2nd in Cricket and earned a Top 4 in 501.
The weekend was fun with lots of great friends and the tournament was very well organized. As also, much thanks go out to Sandy's great sponsors, L-Style, Monster, Flying Bull and Kryptonite darts for believing and supporting
Sandy went to the great state of New Hampshire for the first time to compete for a spot on the 2014 America's Cup team. The event was hosted by the Minute Man Dart League and the Witch City Open. The turnout was smaller than expected but the ladies playing presented very tough competition. She fought through nagging hip issues all day but stayed mentally tough, dropping only one match and 4 legs overall.
Sandy won the event and finally qualified for the World Darts Federation's 2014 America Cup , a honor which has eluded her three times previously. It will be the fourth time in her career she will represent her country in an international event and she looks forward to playing with her teammates Brenda Rousch, Tom Sawyer and Jim Widmayer in Florida next summer.
Sandy was in Greenville with her GPDA teammates on Saturday as they attempted to defend their North Carolina/South Carolina Ladies Challenge Cup. This is the 32nd year of what is believed to be the oldest multi state challenge event of it's kind in America. The girls played well Saturday and prevailed 18-6 over the Piedmont team in a match that was closer than the score indicates. Sandy was undefeated on the day and along with Tia Rogers. Karen Carnes, Mona Brunnia, Candra Archbold, Laurie Beach and April Collins, Greenville earn it's fourth straight win in this series. The match was hosted by the VFW Post 10330 and the girls brought food for everyone. The ladies from Piedmont were tough competitors and great sports. Everyone seemed to have a great time.
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