Dave Schultz Obituary, Death – On November 14, 2022, Dave Schultz, who had served as the original Tournament Director of Arachnid 360, passed away.
People frequently connect Tournament Director Dave Schultz, also known as “Big Kahuna,” with the BullShooter Tour. In 1988, Dave began his career as a driver for Arachnid 360, where he was responsible for traveling to various qualifying regionals across the country.
He was often in charge of or provided assistance for a number of significant state and regional tournaments. Dave spent an average of 32 weeks per year on the road and has served as Tournament Director for 25 years. During that time, he has met and become friends with a large number of dart players and shared many enjoyable experiences with them.
Dave first picked up the game of darts at State Street Station in Rockford, Illinois, in the year 1981. Darts was a sport that he was encouraged to take up by his sister, Nancy Hodges, as well as his brother-in-law and best friend, Bobby Hodges. Dave faced off against some of the most skilled players in the region, including Scott North, Steve “Doc” Johnson, Jim Dickinson, Milly Smith, and Nancy Hodges.
Other notable competitors included. Dave went on to explain that the Pro Singles title he won in Madison, Wisconsin in 1987 and the third place finish he achieved at his very first TBI Open in 1984 were two of his most memorable victories. That was my very first trophy for darts. Dave’s longtime Men’s Doubles partner Jim Dickinson was the person with whom he had the most enjoyable time playing darts. They were called the “Billboard Brothers” in the industry. In 1986, Dave and Jim went on to triumph at the Regional competition held in Des Moines, Iowa.
In 1988, he was a regular at Foxy’s Lounge in Rockford, Illinois, where he participated in various leagues. In the same year, Dave’s team, which also featured Sam Zammuto, Steve Johnson, and Wally Meredith, triumphed in the master’s league competition. Even though Dave put in a lot of long hours at work, including working most weekends during tournament season, one of his favorite things to do in his spare time was play golf. As a direct result of his extensive travel, he has had the privilege of competing on a number of the finest golf courses that the United States has to offer.
Dave, you are going to be deeply missed… Cut, cut, cut!