0.570 in 1994
Gene started playing dartball with Kempf's in the Okauchee Lake Dartball league in 1978. He took the Midtown team from Ixonia to many state tournaments. At state tournament:
Won the class B championship in 1990 with Roalee's Midtown Tap with an average of .525. In 1992 his Keystone tap won class A 2nd place at state with an average of .600. In 1995 & 1996 his Keystone team took 1st place class A consolation with an average of .453 & .435 respecively. In 1997 his Main Attraction team took 1st place class A consolation. Also in 2001 he played with Turner Hall in Watertown and won 3rd place A consolation. In 2007 he played with Yangers in Watertown and won 1st place A consolation.
He ran many tournaments in Ixonia over the years. When the Tri County Dartball league folded, he joined a team in the Rock River 4 man league in Watertown. There he has been playing for 19 years and managing a team for the past 5 years.
In 1981 he formed a team at Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hartland and joined the Kettle Moraine Churche Dartball League, which he has played and managed for 39 years. He always encouraged a father and son to play. At one time he and a fellow and his son-in-law and his grandson playing on his team. He had his son play until he got married and moved away and just recently he had his grandson play on the team.
He was secretary/treasurer for the league for over 30 years until the end of the 2014-2015 season when the Kettle Moraine Church Dartball League was down to 4 teams. He was instrumental in the merging of the 2 leagues. The Waukesha/Kettle Moraine Church Dartball League is still at 10 teams. In 2016-2017 he became the statistician of the league.
In th 2015-2016 Waukesha/Kettle Moraine Church Dartball League he won the President/Vice President's Special Recognition Award for his work in the merging of the 2 leagues and his service to dartball.
If it wasn't for the pandemic he would have 40 years with Divine Redeemer as a player and manager. His wife says he eats and sleeps dartball. In fact he will play even if there is a fmaily birthday and even his anniversary. Over the past 39 years, he has missed less than 10 nights of playing.