INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- The National Dart Association inducted past-president Alan Chambers, Chambers Music Co. (Syracuse, UT), and Robert (Whitey) Tolliver, TNT Enterprises (Wagner, SD), into its Hall of Fame during the association's annual meeting in Las Vegas.
NDA is the official sanctioning body for the sport of soft-tip electronic darting, providing its services to dart game operators under the auspices of the Amusement and Music Operators Association (West Dundee, IL).
Hall of Fame members exemplify excellent service and dedication to the National Dart Association. The 2013 induction ceremony was a highlight of the president's reception and annual meeting at this year's Team Dart international tournament, which took place at Bally's Las Vegas from April 19 through 27. The annual meet convened on April 25.
Chambers, the owner of Chambers Music Co., served as the president of the NDA in 2000, and has been a longtime member of the association. Tolliver, who is dart league coordinator for TNT Enterprises, has served on the Team Dart Tournament Committee and as the head referee. He was president of NDA in 2009.
"The NDA is forever indebted to Chambers and Tolliver," said NDA president Judy Mehle, BMW Billiards (Loveland, CO). "Their countless hours of volunteerism and dedication have helped the NDA to become the entity it is today."
The NDA was formed by and for coin machine operators to promote the sport of electronic darting exclusively on operator-owned equipment. The Association offers a variety of programs, materials and supplies to support its members in increasing the profitability of their dart operations. International in scope, its approximately 300 member coin-op vending companies represent some 250,000 players worldwide.
NDA also presented awards to the Team Dart sponsors in recognition of their irreplaceable contributions to the event's success. Recipients were John Pascaretti, AMOA president; Sam Zammuto, Arachnid Inc. (Loves Park, IL); VilimVidanec, Cyberdine d.o.o. (Zagreb, Croatia); Ruben Funosas, Gaelco Darts S.L. (Barcelona, Spain); Rick Bradley, Medalist Corp. (Pacific, WA); Helmut Schneller, NSM-Löwen Entertainment GmbH (Bingen, Germany); and Adam Lipinski, Gold Standard/Shelti (Bay City, MI).
Information about membership in NDA, its annual international Team Dart competition and biennial League SMART educational conference may be had by calling membership director Kim Paugh at (800) 808-9884, ext.. 180.