Wisconsin Dartball
Hall of Fame

Vern Kappes

Kim Schmitt



0.585 in 1957
West Allis Classic

Vern is 88 years old.  He started playing at the age of 14 in the Waukesha Lutheran Church league and played for 20+ years in the league.  He also played in the Milwaukee Catholic Blue and Gold league for 20+ years, the West Allis Classic league for 20+ years, the South Milwaukee 4 man for 10+ years, the Milwaukee Rec League @ Enderis Park for 5 years and the Country Dartball League since 2015.

He has been a regular .500 shooter for over 20 years with many over .550.  From 2015-2021 with Pioneer Bowl of the Country Dartball League he has batted .442 overall including .483 in 2018 at the age of 82 and .469 in 2020 and the age of 87.

Notable championships: 2014 Class B State 9 Man Champion – Studz (drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 9th in game 3 of championship match)

2nd Place in Class A State 9 man with Metal Spun

Over 20 league championships – most recent 2016 Country Dartball League

Other awards: over 25 League Batting Titles 

Notable dartball related work: Participated annually in the state tournaments and many other 2-man, 4-man and 9-man tournaments

Other?: Speedskating: Senior World Champion, 3 time North American Champion, numerous state championships

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