I suspect the Central Missouri Dart league is hosting this event. If not its a good link to have.http://www.cmdadarts.org/index.html
Each event costs $110 to enter. So for each $880 collected a player advances to nationals. However this year there is a twist since both nationals are on the same weekend. Each national qualifier also gets $150 expense money. If you qualify on Saturday, you can forfeit/use the $150 to enter the national on Sunday, so you don't have to qualify for each event.
Address: 2513 N. Stadium Blvd
Contact 1: Mat Stoner
$110 or $220 a lot of money you say? Well we are having local qualifiers for the regionals at Sharks in Shawnee, KS the next 4 Thursdays starting 10/25 (Yes I'm a day Late). It's $10 a night (7:30pm) and we need at least 6 people to show up each night. Its a round robin format and you get a point for each win. The person with the most points wins their entry to the regional in Columbia. The greater participation, the more people will get their entry paid. Even if you don't win your entry, it's a good competitive night of darts unlike you get at league or a tournament. Even if you don't think you can win, but want to raise your game, I encourage you to go out and play. I like said, you can just show up in Columbia with $220, like most likely I'm going to have to do because I still have 1 week left in the Midtown league, leaving me 2 of the 4 weeks to play.
Address: 10320 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee, KS 66203
Phone: (913) 268-4006
20 years ago, back when I had hair, I qualified for the National 501 Championships, and again in 2000.
Back then the regional qualifiers were divided West (Red Shirt) of the Mississippi river, and East of the Mississippi (Blue Shirts).
The West players played the East players in a round robin divided into 4 groups Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts, and Spades. The top 16 then go into a knockout bracket and play off for the championship. I don't remember how I did in 1998, but in 2000 I missed going to top 16 by 2 legs.