Wisconsin Dartball
Hall of Fame
Nominee

Vern Kappes


Kim Schmitt


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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


George Hanson November 18, 2021 at 2:55pm

Vern is one of the best dartball players I have ever played with. He has played at a high level for 50 plus years and is a great promoter of dartball. Even at his current age he is a real asset to our team and is a joy to be around . I have been fortunate to be on teams with him for many years . He is truly deserving to be in the dartball hall of fame. 

George Hanson November 18, 2021 at 2:56pm

Vern is one of the best dartball players I have ever played with. He has played at a high level for 50 plus years and is a great promoter of dartball. Even at his current age he is a real asset to our team and is a joy to be around . I have been fortunate to be on teams with him for many years . He is truly deserving to be in the dartball hall of fame.   George Hanson

Leon November 19, 2021 at 7:32am

In my short time playing dartball, Vern has been a kind and accepting role model on how to carry oneself, and how to play the game.

Joel December 1, 2021 at 6:41pm

I remember Vern and the Metalspun team  crushing us in the West Allis Classic League and in the 4 man tournaments.  Now I'm glad he's on my team Thursdays.

At age 88 still going strong. Last month he went 9-16 at KCC w/ 7 triples.  Amazing at that age.

Last week he told me a story how he had 5 wooden dartboards made  by a shop teacher getting rid of his drafting boards. Vern bought them and gave 4 of them away.

Vern is one of the most respected players for his class and longevity. 

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