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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Sky Sports commentator Sid Waddell

Unicorn - Links: "Las Vegas Desert Classic

Sky Sports commentator Sid Waddell, the Voice of Darts’ will be reporting regularly from the finals of the Las Vegas tournament – and his reports can only be seen on this website."

First Round Shocks at Las Vegas
30 June 2005

There were some big shocks in the Desert Classic first round, with Mark Dudbridge, former winner Peter Manley and Ronnie Baxter all being hustled out of the competition.

27 June 2005

Heading for Las Vegas to commentate on top darts just does my head in. Who’d have thought back in the first days of televised darts at the Indoor League at the Leeds Irish Centre in 1973 that we’d take the game this far?

This site is worth a look!



The Women's event sees Stacey Bromberg take on Trina Gulliver in the first semi-final on Saturday, followed by Deta Hedman's meeting with Tricia Wright.


Seeded players out so far:
Peter Manley, Mark Dudbridge,Ronnie Baxter, Denis Ovens, Alan Warriner as well as USA players John Kuczynski, George Walls and Gerry Convery. A match of intrest to me will be Canadian John Part vs. American player Darin Young, a North American face off.

Las Vegas Desert Classic
First Round Results (GB unless stated)
John Part (Can) 2-0 Darren Webster
Erik Clarys (Bel) 2-0 Alan Warriner
Wes Newton 2-0 George Walls (USA)
Kevin Painter 2-0 Adrian Lewis
James Wade 2-1 Ronnie Baxter
Andy Jenkins 2-0 Andy Smith
Darin Young (USA) 2-0 Andy Hamilton
Roland Scholten (Ned) 2-0 Chris Mason
Ray Carver (USA) 2-1 Denis Ovens
Phil Taylor 2-0 Mark Holden
Adrian Gray 2-1 John Kuczynski (USA)
Colin Lloyd 2-0 Steve Hine
Alex Roy 2-1 Gerry Convery (Can)
Andy Callaby 2-1 Mark Dudbridge
Mark Walsh 2-1 Peter Manley
Wayne Mardle 2-1 Lionel Sams

Todays draw:
Second Round Draw
Roland Scholten (Ned) v James Wade
Darin Young (USA) v John Part (Can)
Phil Taylor v Andy Jenkins
Wayne Mardle v Andy Callaby
Colin Lloyd v Erik Clarys (Bel)
Kevin Painter v Alex Roy
Ray Carver (USA) v Adrian Gray
Mark Walsh v Wes Newton

Wednesday, June 29, 2005


Click the link for VCDA banquet and tourney photos!

VCDA banquet and tourney

Tuesday, June 28, 2005


"BDO Lakeside World darts champion Andy "The Viking" Fordham is recovering today after undergoing a crucial operation on his broken throwing hand.

The popular Kent-based darter, pulled out of the recent Bavaria World darts Trophy event in Holland with a hand injury, only to return to the UK and discover he had broken a bone in his right wrist."

Monday's Results "Following the Opening Qualifying Tournaments - eight players will go through to Wednesday's First Round at the MGM Grand: Lionel Sams, Andy Hamilton, Mark Walsh and Belgian Erik Clarys (first found of the qualifiers). Mark, the UK OPEN FINALIST, edged out Steve Beaton 4-3 Mark Walsh was among the first four players to qualify for the Las Vegas Desert Classic on Monday."

Monday, June 27, 2005


"Over the next two days, 16 qualifiers will join the 16 players that have already qualified by right for the Las Vegas Desert Classic 2005."

Tickets priced at $22 per day or $55 for an all-session pass

LAS VEGAS - The Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) will travel across the Atlantic for the fourth consecutive year as MGM Grand hosts Las Vegas Desert Classic IV Wednesday, June 29 - Sunday, July 3 in the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The event guarantees to bring the best dart players from North America and Europe to the United States.

Full Press Release

Sunday, June 26, 2005

San Diego Padre - MLB

How is an article about baseball related to darts? - Injuries prove tougher than NL West foes: "First baseman Phil Nevin has lately been immobilized by a rib cage problem, so much so that he prepared himself for yesterday's game by watching a televised darts tournament."

Even baseball players admire the skill and concentration require to play top level darts. We can all learn from watching darts on TV!

A story I found on the web ....

A story many dart players could learn from...
"After winning several archery contests, the young and rather boastful champion challenged a Zen master who was renowned for his skill as an archer. The young man demonstrated remarkable technical proficiency when he hit a distant bull's eye on his first try, and then split that arrow with his second shot. 'There,' he said to the old man, 'see if you can match that!'

Undisturbed, the master did not draw his bow, but rather motioned for the young archer to follow him up the mountain. Curious about the old fellow's intentions, the champion followed him high into the mountain until they reached a deep chasm spanned by a rather limsy and shaky log. Calmly stepping out onto the middle of the unsteady
and certainly perilous bridge, the old master picked a far away tree as a target, drew his bow, and fired a clean, direct hit.

'Now it is your turn,' he said as he gracefully stepped back onto the safe ground. Staring with terror into the seemingly bottomless and beckoning abyss, the young man could not force himself to step out onto the log, no less shoot at a target. 'You have much skill with your bow,' the master said, sensing his challenger's predicament, 'but you have little skill with the mind that lets loose the shot.'"

Friday, June 24, 2005



'Great movie quotes become part of our cultural vocabulary. When you consider that any phrase from American film is eligible, you realize this is our most subjective topic to date. We expect nothing less than a war of words as we reignite interest in classic American movies.'

Jean Picker Firstenberg
Director and CEO, American Film Institute"

Have you used any of these quotes during darts? My 3 favorites are:
#3 You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am. ON THE WATERFRONT 1954
#37 I'll be back. THE TERMINATOR 1984
#76 Hasta la vista, baby. TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY 1991

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Colin Lloyd WINS!

Planetdarts Professional Darts Corporation
COLIN LLOYD warmed up for the Las Vegas Desert Classic in style, defeating Andy Jenkins 3-1 to win Sunday's PDPA Players Championship.

Last 16
Dennis Priestley 3-0 Darren Webster
Wayne Mardle 3-1 Mark Dudbridge
Andy Jenkins 3-1 Wes Newton
Barrie Bates 3-1 Steve Maish
Chris Mason 3-0 Richie Burnett
Lionel Sams 3-2 Darren Williams
Denis Ovens 3-2 Kevin Painter
Colin Lloyd 3-0 Terry Jenkins

Dennis Priestley def Wayne Mardle
Andy Jenkins def Barrie Bates
Colin Lloyd def Denis Ovens
Chris Mason def Lionel Sams

Andy Jenkins 3-2 Dennis Priestley
Colin Lloyd 3-1 Chris Mason

Colin Lloyd 3-1 Andy Jenkins

Wednesday, June 22, 2005


I just want to say thanks to SBDA for hosting the exhibition!

Dennis Priestley will be giving another exhibition tonight:
The Robin Hood
13640 Burbank Blvd
Sherman Oaks, Ca.

Additional pics


A few words from Dennis Posted by Hello

Dennis throws a 13 darter against Eric Posted by Hello

A moment before the match... Posted by Hello

Bobby wins the Cork Posted by Hello

Bobby English prepares to face Dennis Posted by Hello

Phil O'Niell readies the camera Posted by Hello

Mick attempts to overcome Dennis' 8T0 Posted by Hello

Mick Farrell prepares to face Dennis  Posted by Hello

A Fun Event with former World Champion Dennis Priestley

I must say that the SBDA hosted a marvelous event at Dargan's Irish Pub , Santa Barbara CA sponsoring a dart exhibition by former World Champion Dennis Priestley. Dennis has an impressive resume in the darting world:
England International
World Champions Challenge Winner
World Champion 1991 – 1994
World Pairs Champion
Winmau World Master
British Matchplay
SKOL Quadro Matchplay – Twice
British Pentahlon
British Open
Welsh Open
Canadian Open – Twice
Australian Masters
Pacific Cup
Laughlin Gran Prix USA
Boston Open USA
Los Angeles USA – Twice
Atlantic City USA – Twice
Antwerp Open – Twice
Jersey Open
Isle of Man – Twice
Gold Cup – Twice
British Classic

Eric Schiefen & Phil O'Niell of the the SBDA ran the event; Eric soliciting players to face Dennis and Phil running the video camera to record the event.

The event was setup to allow anyone who wanted to play Dennis would face him in 501 on stage in front of everyone in that section of the bar. Winning 2 out of 3 (lose the first leg and you are out of the running) earns a set of Dennis' signature darts. Dennis played 22 legs of darts winning them all, throwing 3 – 8T0's & a 13 dart game on the night.

News that caught me off guard on the night was Bobby English, long time Ventura County Darts Assoc member, sharing with us that he has retired from darts effective as of the end of our last VCDA season and was reluctant to come out of retirement to play Dennis. After swapping a few darts stories and some friendly convincing he came out of his retirement for the night and played a leg against Dennis, of note Bobby was one of the few to take the cork against Dennis. Mick Farrell (VCDA) also faced off with Dennis a couple of times.


Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Dennis Priestly - Dart Exhibition!

Tuesday June 21st at 7:pm
Dennis Priestly,
a former world champion will be putting on a dart exhibition at Dargen's Irish Pub in Santa Barbara. This will be a great opportunity for many of us to play against one of the worlds best dart players. Dennis will also be playing at the Robin Hood in Sherman Oaks on Weds June 22nd.

Dargen's Irish Pub
18 East Ortega Street
Santa Barbara, Ca.

The Robin Hood
13640 Burbank Blvd
Sherman Oaks, Ca.

Hope you don't miss it! See you there!

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Darts on TV

ADA - Darts on TV June - 2005
Darts On TV...
SportsCenter Across America' Tour Update:

ESPNThe 'SportsCenter Across America' tour is shaping up! Here's an update. On June 15th I meet with ESPN personnel at the Rivera in Las Vegas for a 'site survey' to determine the location for the National Championship 'set'. The set is where ESPN will air the episode."


Many of the 1000 members and guests attending the National Championship have already adjusted their travel plans to ensure they will not miss the historic draw doubles taking place on Wednesday afternoon, August 3rd during this live SC broadcast. Word has it that team sponsors are providing uniforms with hopes of having their businesses live on SC. Exciting "stuff" indeed!

That's it for now... Continue to check the ADA web site for updates on ESPN's "SportsCenter Across America" tour!

Very good to see this news! Mark your calendars!

Saturday, June 18, 2005

A petition to Fox Sports to televise darts LIVE!

Just go here:

The Dart Thrower FAQ - x01 outs

Selecting the right numbers to shoot at is the most important part of winning at '01 games so shooting at “friendly sections” of the board can can save some missed opportunities and therefore lost matches. This item looks at some of those combinations that might come in handy.

The finish in the '01 game is what matters most, and I know that there are times when shooting for outs during a game your combinations can slip your mind. This link provides a discussion of which areas of the board are favorable targets in that situation.

The Dart Thrower FAQ - x01 outs: "Question : In the 301 double in/out games I frequently have no idea what to aim at to have the best leave. I saw a chart once that had all the numbers listed from 301 - 2 and indicated what to throw at to go out or leave the best number. Do you know where I might find such a listing again?

Please let me know.


There are several combinations of the type you mentioned. Many of them you surely know, but I'll give them here. Most of them use the dartboard layout with the 3 'even wedges' at 16/8, 10/6 and 18/4 or the large 'odd wedge' 7/19/3/17

46: 6/10
35: 3/19
38: 6/10
25: 17/3 (I'd only recommend this when the match is very close)
42: 10/6
41: 17/3 (see 25)
23: 7/19/3
39: 7/19/3
22: 6/10
30: 6/10
26: 6/10
48: 16/8
64: T16/T8
61: T19/T7 (if you don't like bull here)
54: 18/(4) (see 25)
18: 6/10
21: 17/3 (see 25)
43: 3/19
56: T16/T8
17: 9/(14) (because you are still on with 3 if you miss the 9, but only if you have 3 darts in hand
and it's close)
19: 11 or 15, or 3/17 (see 25...)
68: T12/9 (because you will have single+dbl when you miss to 9, and on the usual 60 shot you
will leave 63 or 67 worst)


International Darts Players Association Homepage


1 Dan Olson Canada 1 Cindy Pardy Canada
2 Andre Carmen Canada 2 Kim Whaley Canada
3 Ed Morgan Canada 3 Patricia Farrell Canada
3 Adam Bernard Canada 3 Nathalie Bolduc Canada
5 Greg Lewis Canada 5 Bonnie Dennis Canada
5 Brian Cyr Canada 5 Maud Jansson Sweden
5 Yves Chamberland Canada 5 Erika Bradley Canada
5 Dion Laviolette Canada 5 Anna Marie Shuller Canada


DARTS NEWS: "Kelvin Painter, Adrian Lewis, Ian Whillis and Colin Osborne will play
in the 2005 Stan James World Matchplay, after winning through in
Friday's qualifiers on the Isle of Wight."

Thursday, June 16, 2005

More: Taylor

News & Star: "Champ Taylor in nine-dart super show

Published on 14/06/2005

CARLISLE-BASED Peter Manley was a spectator as 12-times world champion Phil Taylor recorded only the third ever televised nine-dart leg.
It was Taylor’s third nine-darter in four years.
“This is the hardest tournament I’ve ever won,” said Taylor afterwards. “It’s like a decathlon. You have to prepare for the next game straight away and I’m absolutely shattered now!

“John Part had darts to beat me but I hung in there, and that’s what the UK Open is all about - the secret is never giving up.

“The nine-darter was a bonus too, so I’ll give myself a week off after this and get ready for the Las Vegas Desert Classic.”









To celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the British Darts Organisation World Professional Darts Championships being staged at Lakeside Country Club – the undisputed ‘Home of World Darts ‘ – the 2006 Championships have record-breaking prize money and will be bigger and more competitive than ever before!"

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Reebok's double top as a venue

Reebok's double top as a venueWednesday 15 June 2005 15:45

SIX thousand fans enjoyed two days of televised darts at the Reebok stadium at the weekend.

The Premier Suite was home to the Budweiser UK Open Darts Tournament, which was screened live by Sky Sports.

It was the third time that the tournament has been held at the Reebok and organisers were delighted with a record-breaking turnout.

Over the two day event, 12,500 pints of Budweiser were consumed by sports fans, along with 150kg of chips and 3,750 hot-dogs and burgers.

Bolton Wanderers spokesman Danny Reuben said that attendance figures for the weekend had reached a new high.

'The crowd was 25 per cent up on previous years and the opening day saw a 50 per cent increase from last year. For the first time ever the event was complete sell-out.'

Mr Reuben said that the success of the tournament was a testament to the Reebok's success as a multi-discipline sporting and lesiure venue......

This is a fine turn out for such for a dart event!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005



1 13.06.2005, at 11:55:51

The UK Open was a crucial tournament as it is the cut off for ranked entry into the Las Vegas Desert Classic (top 12) and World Matchplay (top 28). Details below:

1 Colin Lloyd 464
2 Phil Taylor 440
3 Peter Manley 411
4 Roland Scholten 402
5 Ronnie Baxter 402
6 Wayne Mardle 370
7 John Part 365
8 Kevin Painter 354
9 Denis Ovens 338
10 Andy Jenkins 323
11 Mark Dudbridge 314
12 Alan Warriner 310

Monday, June 13, 2005

BBC SPORT - Nine-dart Taylor wins in Bolton

Nine-dart Taylor wins in Bolton: "Nine-dart Taylor wins in Bolton
Phil Taylor
Taylor was in scintillating form
World champion Phil Taylor beat Mark Walsh 13-7 to win his second Budweiser UK Open title in three years.

The 44-year-old, who produced his third televised nine-darter in the semi-final against Roland Scholten, found Walsh in a gutsy mood during the first 11 legs."

Another great win for Taylor!

Sunday, June 12, 2005

International Darts Players Association Homepage

International Darts Players Association Homepage: "NEWSLINE 12TH JUNE 2005


Canada have announced their teams for the World Cup to be held in Perth, Western Australia on the 29th September to the 1st October 2005.



Gerry Convery
Danny McGinnis
Dan Olsen Greg Lewis


Bud UK Update:

Lloyd sent packing by magic Mason

Lloyd sent packing by magic Mason

Chris Mason:
"I used to choke because I wanted to win so much"

World number one Colin Lloyd was dumped out of the Budweiser UK Open at the fifth-round stage by Chris Mason.

The players shared the first eight legs before Mason won five in a row to lead 9-4. He then held his nerve, despite a fightback, for a memorable 11-7 win.

World champion Phil Taylor beat Welsh qualifier Steve Alker 11-1 to reach the last 16 while another darts legend, John Lowe, beat Andy Belton 11-4.

Colin Monk lost 11-0 to Adrian Lewis and James Wade beat Bob Anderson 11-9.

Latest News - Taylor Works Hard for Win

Taylor Works Hard for Win
Taylor Works Hard for Win


Phil Taylor was made to work hard for his fourth-round victory over Ronnie Baxter in the Budweiser UK Open.

The champion of two years ago established a 6-1 lead before being pegged back to 6-5, still needing two more legs to advance from the best-of-15 match.

“It was hard work,” said Taylor.

“He never gives in and doesn’t know when he’s beaten, he’s a very good player"

Thursday, June 09, 2005

American Darts Organizations

American Darts Organizations: "Youth Qualifiers

The following individuals have qualified for the National Youth Finals in Stamford, CT. Congratulations and good darts!
1-3 Nick Compton
3-2 Craig Gagnon
3-2 Dakota Brockman
4-4 Dan Brown
5-2 Ryan Morey
6-2 Shawna Pike
6-2 Glenn Sutton
4-4 Joshua Heitger"

This speaks for it's self.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

American Darts Organizations

American Darts Organizations
ADO Forms are now on-line!
"We have now posted the ADO Forms and Rules on-line!!! They are available in Adobe@ PDF format. ...
just click the link for the form you need. (Right click the link and choose Save As if you want to download the form for later use.) If you have problems opening or viewing these documents, download the latest version (5 for Windows 95/98, 6 for Windows 2000/XP)."

Worlds set for record prize money

From the BBC

Worlds set for record prize money

January's Lakeside World Professional Darts Championship will have its biggest ever prize fund available - a pot of £275,000.

The organisers have also revealed there will be even more live coverage of the event on BBC television.

This year's winner will be awarded £60,000, with the runner-up picking up a cheque for £25,000.

British Darts Organisation gains sports recognition for darts

From Sport England

"British Darts Organisation gains sports recognition for darts

06 June 2005

Darts has today been unanimously recognised by all the sports councils in the UK as a bona-fide sport, following years of lobbying and a comprehensive application by the governing body for darts, the British Darts Organisation

Announcing the historic news, Olly Croft, OBE, managing Director of BDO Enterprises said:

“This is one of the greatest days in the history of darts, and is just reward for the players, officials and supporters who can at long last call darts an official sport.

“I am proud to have led the BDO’s campaign for recognition over the last ten years, and delighted that darts has at last gained rightful and official recognition from every sports council in the UK”.

Initially recognised by Sport England, Sport Wales, Sport Northern Ireland and Sport Scotland have now added their unanimous agreement that darts is to be recognised as a sport."

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

The biggest man in darts

The biggest man in darts "Voice of the oche Martin Fitzmaurice claims to be the biggest man in darts... and you only have look at his impressive bulk to know just what he is referring to.

You may not instantly recognise the name, but he is the man behind that familiar Embassy bellow of: ''One hundred and eeeeighty'' - and of course: 'Let's play daaarts!'"

You have got to love this voice! They should get him and Michael Buffer (boxing "ring announcer") together to call a match in Las Vegas!


Monday, June 06, 2005

Darts + Love = Wedding

This may not be the way I would do it, but....
Couple tie knot at dart tourney
By KAY HIVELY / Special to the Daily News

NOEL -- Rob Manning and Gina Edington got married Friday night at the Noel Rafting Co. Campground in Noel.

The wedding was set for 6 p.m.

5:30 p.m. - Two friends, Janet Wesley and Kim Jackson, decorated the 'altar' where the vows would be taken.

5:40 p.m. - The bride came to look at the decorations which were strung from a message board and a dart board down to the spot where the couple would stand to take their vows.

5:45 p.m. - The groom brought the 'paperwork' to the pastor so the legal business could be taken care of.

5:50 p.m. - The groom was hunting someone to use his camera to take pictures of the wedding.

5:52 p.m. - The groomsmen and the groom removed their T-shirts in front of the wedding guests and donned T-shirt tuxedos.

5:55 p.m. - A groomsman brought his 'boom box' for hard rock wedding music.

6 p.m. - The bride, in a lovely dress, entered the tent and took her place beside the groom.

6:15 p.m. - The couple are pronounced man and wife and make their first 'dart throw' together as a married couple.

6:15 p.m. - The bride and the groom enjoyed the traditional kiss at the altar.

And then it was time to congratulate the newlyweds and return to the dart games.

After meeting at the 2004 Chicken Coop Darts Tournament, Rob Manning and Gina Edington chose the 2005 tournament as the site for their wedding. The ceremony, performed by Rev. Rick Thomas of Jay, Okla., was held under the big tent where the dart tournament is staged.

Competition in the tournament continued right up to the time of the wedding. Then, as the wedding began, competitors joined friends and families of the bride and groom around one of the dart boards for the wedding service.

Encouraging the couple to love and respect each other and to let God be the center of their household, Rev. Thomas united the couple, then stepped aside as the newly-weds each threw a dart before the final kiss.

Rev. Thomas admitted the wedding was a bit unusual for him. He normally doesn't perform a ceremony where most of the guests are holding bottles of beer, and he meets the bride and groom only minutes before the appointed hour. But the unorthodox circumstances did not hamper the happiness of the occasion.

Prior to their wedding, both the bride and groom were excited, nervous and happy to see so many friends and family members. Even though the temperature was about 87 degrees and the campground was somewhat dusty, nothing seemed to bother the happy couple.

During the ceremony, the nervous groom wiped drops of sweat from his nose and chin, and the weepy bride wiped tears from her cheeks.

In the end, it was a lovely and happy event, and everyone who attended will probably remember this wedding better than they remember their own. But a wedding is a wedding. If you have a minister, a beautiful bride, a proud groom, and some spoken vows, that's all it takes to make two people very happy."

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I wonder if there was a blind draw doubles Tourney during the reception

Sunday, June 05, 2005

CORPORATE GAMES Final team standings

Ventura COUNTY CORPORATE GAMES Final team standings: "

DIVISION AA -- Amgen 204, County of Ventura I 128,NBC I 107, City of Ventura A 79, Blue Cross I 76.

DIVISION B -- Rockwell 101, Patagonia 100, Procter & Gamble 86, State Fund 64, Nusil Technology 55.

DIVISION C -- Advanced Motion 84, Valex Corporation 59, DA's office 49, Northrop Grumman 46, Trader Joe's 40.

DIVISION D -- Las Posas 50, Mortech 46, ENSR 43, Boyle/Ventrex 42, Oxnard College 50.

INFOMATION -- The competition started on April 13 and ended last Saturday with more than 60 companies from Ventura and Santa Barbara counties competing. Information: Eric Burton of Ventura Community Services at 658-4751 or"

It's for a good cause:

Ventura County Star: County News

I'm a little shocked that I didn't have any idea that this Darts Tournament was going to happen today (and not so far down the road form me). Well here's the info if anyone can make it!

Relay for Life team sets darts tournament
The American Cancer Society
will sponsor a darts tournament and western cookout at noon Sunday at the Golden Nugget, 4435 Cochran St., Simi Valley.

The purpose is to raise funds for this year's Relay for Life, the society's annual cancer walk, to take place in September.
The walk will have a Western theme, and there will be a $1,000 total payout as well as opportunity drawings, including one for an autographed guitar from country singer Tim McGraw. Tickets will be available starting Sunday and through September.
For more information, call 583-9715.

Friday, June 03, 2005

A dart comic: Andy Capp

Andy Capp

I think they were playing during a match we had last month. ;)


This has the makings of a fun event:


Tournament: Budweiser UK Open TV Final
Ranking Status: Premier
Dates: 10 June 2005 to 12 June 2005
Venue: Reebok Stadium"

Extra Information:The 128 highest money earners from the Budweiser UK Open Order of Merit go head-to-head in the FA Cup of Darts.

Reigning Budweiser UK Open champion Roland Scholten and 12-times world champion Phil Taylor enter the tournament at the fourth round stage on Saturday, with the leading players filtering into the draw.

The event will be televised in its entirety live on Sky Sports.

The tournament is one of five Premier Category events in the Professional Darts Corporation calendar, and carries a £30,000 prize for the winner and a total prize fund in excess of £100,000.

It's just too bad that we don't get to see many of these events here in the US.
I would hope at some point major darts events such as this could be televised here, or streamed live over the Internet. At the very least these could be distributed at low cost via bittorrent.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

ADA News... ESPN's "Sports Center Across America Tour" To Stop at ADA National Championship!

ADA News... ESPN's "Sports Center Across America Tour" To Stop at ADA National Championship!: "'This is huge', reports ADA (The American Darters Association, Inc) President, Glenn Remick. 'SportsCenter (SC) is THE source for sports news and to have ESPN select our National Championship to host the Nevada show in the entertainment capital of the world, well, it doesn't get any better than this!' The live SC broadcast will be aired Wednesday, August 3rd at 6:00 PM EST."

Wednesday, June 01, 2005



PHIL TAYLOR has won the inaugural Premier League Darts with a resounding 16-4 defeat of Colin Lloyd at Manchester's International Convention Centre. The 12-times World Champion went to within two legs of crashing out of the tournament in his semi-final against Roland Scholten on Monday. But, after producing a miraculous recovery to win through to the final, he destroyed Lloyd with a superb display.

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