Darts And Pool Tournament Brings Thousands To St. Cloud [VIDEO]
ST. CLOUD -- Players from all over the upper Midwest are in St. Cloud this weekend for the 25th annual MCC Dart and Pool Tournament.
Fifty-five dart boards and 68 pool tables fill the River's Edge Convention Center for players of all ages and abilities.
Terry O'Hara of Midwest Coin Concepts organized the event.
"We've got seven or eight different levels in darts and we've got five different levels in pool -- so whether you're a novice player or one of the best, there's always a spot for you here," says O'Hara.
O'Hara says the first two days of the four-day tournament saw a good turnout, but he expects more going into the weekend.
"We've got about 1,100 players here and [on Saturday] with all the players and people coming to watch, we'll have about 3,000 people."
Players compete for cash and trophy prizes throughout the tournament, but the event is also open to the public and offers nightly "Save the Rack" games that raise money for breast cancer.
Kids can also get involved on Sunday with the "Young and Young at Heart" event, in which children can team up with a parent or grandparent for the games.
O'Hara says the yearly event is a fun time and good chance for him to catch up with old friends.
"These guys play in leagues all over our league system and different areas of the state, so I don't get to see them very often," O'Hara says. "This is always an event where we get to see everyone and reminisce."
"It's just a great event -- lots of good people."