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3rd Street shooters on point

By Staff | Jan 30, 2015

Tim Chapman/PCT 3rd Street Station owner Dan Corum leads a talented group of area dart players.

Rugby bar and grill 3rd Street Station was hitting the mark last weekend at the State Singles, Doubles and Triples dart tournament at the Holiday Inn in Minot.

Several members of 3rd Street’s team took home trophies. Tracy Corum took first prize in Women’s C division singles. Corum and her partner, Heather Hjelden, also placed in doubles play along with Dylan Yoder and Jessica Tuchscherer. James Brossart took first in Men’s E division singles.

In addition to scoring high with Ray Uhlenkamp in doubles play, bar owner Dan Corum took fourth in A Masters division play. Dan Corum has been playing in A division at the state level for many years.

“I have never won it. I took 2nd two years, 3rd two years, 4th two years,” Dan Corum said.

Competitors are placed in five different divisions, A through E, based on averages from six weeks of local league play.

“It doesn’t matter where you fall, there’s always a division they’ll pair you with, where you can be competitive,” Dan Corum said. He added that at the local level, Rugby leagues also have a divisional set-up, A through C, and that some who were playing in Rugby’s A division were playing in E division at state.

He also said the competition at the state level is more intense compared to the local level, as they were competing with hundreds of other players, some of whom were the best in the state.

“You could throw nine bullseyes in a row and lose the game because the other guy threw 10,” Dan Corum said. “It’s a little more stressful when you’re playing for a state championship as opposed to a beer or something after a league match.”

3rd Street’s dart team will compete at another state tournament at the Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck in March. That tournament will be team based.

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