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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

ADA - Region Pro Challenege

Follow the link to the flyer to the event!ADA - Region Pro Challenege - Dan Lauby vs Bill Cross Jr.

Darters get a lot more to aim at - The Boston Globe

Darters get a lot more to aim at - The Boston Globe

By Johnny Diaz, Globe Staff | February 28, 2006

Charlie Fleming drove 230 miles from Boston to Fairfield, N.J., one recent Saturday and gave it his all. He stepped to the line, focused, and flicked his wrist. His target: qualifying in a regional tournament to become a finalist at the inaugural World Series of Darts at the Mohegan Sun casino in May.

That's right: the World Series of Darts, a weekend-long competition inspired by the phenomenal success of televised poker tournaments. Die-hard darters in Boston and around the country have been honing their skills at bars and at home for their shot at fame and a top prize of $1 million. ESPN, which is betting that darts will be as popular on television as poker is, will cover the event for an eight-part series to air in July."

Monday, February 27, 2006

Planet Darts - Mason Wins West Tyrone Open

"Mason Wins West Tyrone Open

CHRIS MASON won his first title of 2006 at the West Tyrone Open, defeating Denis Ovens in Sunday's final."

2006 West Tyrone Open
Chris Mason 6-3 Denis Ovens

Chris Mason 5-4 Peter Manley
Denis Ovens 5-4 Mick McGowan

Peter Manley 5-3 Dennis McCarthy
Chris Mason 5-3 Barrie Bates
Denis Ovens 5-2 Andy Smith
Mick McGowan 5-4 Steve Maish

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Adelphia Media Services :: Programming

Adelphia Media Services :: Programming: "World Series of Darts

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. ET from July 18 through September 5, 2006
(60 min.)

This is a 64 man tournament playing '501' (the most commonly played version of Darts) in which 32 Americans and 32 international players will compete for the World Series of Darts championship crown and $100,000 grand prize with extra incentive for American competitors who will win $1.0 million if crowned Word Series of Darts champion."

World Series of Darts: Mohegan Sun Pressroom

: "Tickets On Sale Now for the Finals of the 2006 World Series of Darts at Mohegan Sun
Saturday, February 18, 2006, 4:28:48 PM

Championship tournament held in The Cabaret Theatre May 20th & 21st; Regional qualifying events in Boston and Windsor Locks, Connecticut

UNCASVILLE, CT (February 18, 2006) – Tickets are on sale now for the finals of the 2006 World Series of Darts held in The Cabaret Theatre at Mohegan Sun Saturday, May 20th and Sunday, May 21st. Saturday ticket prices are $10.00 for the afternoon sessions and $15.00 for the evening sessions. Sunday ticket prices are $10.00 for the quarterfinals, $15.00 for the semifinals, and $20.00 for the finals. Saturday’s afternoon competition runs from 12:00pm to 6:30pm and the evening events occur from 7:30pm to 11:00pm. On Sunday, the quarterfinals will take place from 12:00 to 4:00pm, followed by the semi-finals from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. The final round will run from 8:30pm to 10:00pm.

To purchase tickets, customers may log onto; call any Ticketmaster phone number; or visit the Mohegan Sun Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet.

Held in association with ESPN Original Entertainment (EOE), Michael Davies (Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Wife Swap, 2 Minute Drill), and the Professional Dart Corporation (PDC), the 2006 World Series of Darts at Mohegan Sun is bracket-style championship tournament, pitting the world’s 16 best darts players (based on rankings by the PDC and results from the recent World Championship of Darts in Essex, England) against 16 Americans.

The championship prize will be $100,000 if the winner is an international player or $1 million if the winner is American. Twelve of the 16 American players will qualify via 12 regional tournaments with the last four players determined the night before the championship in a “last-chance” qualifying event.

In New England, regional qualifying events will take place"

More World Series of Darts: The Columbia Chronicle

"Darts competition aims for popularity
Professional players get a chance to win big in ESPN’s World Series of Darts

Football has the Super Bowl, hockey has the Stanely Cup and darts now has the World Series of Darts.

Fulfilling their commitment to “spreading professional darts worldwide,” the Professional Darts Corporation, in partnership with ESPN Original Entertainment and Embassy Row Productions, organized the World Series of Darts to air on ESPN this July.

Jim Askham, treasurer of Windy City Darters, will coordinate the Chicago-area qualifying event taking place March 5 at the Purple Hotel in Lincolnwood, Ill. For Askham, darts is a close-knit social tradition."

Friday, February 24, 2006

World Series of Darts: Ticket Information

World Series of Darts: Ticket Information
"Spectator Ticket Information

Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Tickets for the 2006 World Series of Darts main stage events at the Mohegan Sun are NOW ON SALE!

Spectator tickets can be purchased for this event in one of three ways: Online through the Mohegan Sun Box Office (linked directly to TicketMaster), by visiting the Mohegan Sun box office in person, or by calling the box office directly.

Mohegan Sun Box Office Numbers:
Info Line: (860) 862-TIXX (8499)
Casino : (888) 226-7711

Box Office Hours:
Hours: Sun - Thu: 10am - 8pm
Fri - Sat: 10am - midnight"

Dartoids World - Do YOUR part

Do YOUR part -- PROMOTE the World Series of Darts!
"We just must keep in mind that while we are attending for the event -- the eventual viewing audience will be seeing the event over a series of one-hour telecasts. For most, it will be their introduction to our sport, a misunderstood sport that long suffered from a less that clean-cut reputation.Dartoids World - Full article:"

Dartoids World - Player Profile

Isel Veljic
# 225 02/24/2006

World Series of Darts Player Profile
"I’m single (I guess I should mention that first!). My immediate family is my mom and sister and my dog Maximus. I started working when I was sixteen years old. My first job was at Subway. I’ve had a lot of jobs, mostly in the medical field. I’m a Medical Service Technician Supervisor.Dartoids World- full article"

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Planet Darts | TV Tournaments | Holsten Premier League Darts | Taylor & Barney Remain Unbeaten

Planet Darts | TV Tournaments | Holsten Premier League Darts | Taylor & Barney Remain Unbeaten: "Taylor & Barney Remain Unbeaten

PHIL TAYLOR and Raymond van Barneveld remain unbeaten after two weeks of the Holsten Premier League Darts, after taking victories from the visit to the Seaburn Leisure Centre.

Taylor played twice on the opening night of the event last week, and came from behind to end Roland Scholten's unbeaten start in Sunderland."

Dartoids World - Profile - Jim Widmayer

Dartoids World:

Jim Widmayer
# 224 02/23/2006

World Series of Darts Player Profile.....

"I think it was the winter of 1988 or 1989. I was nineteen years old and still hanging out in the streets. I remember that it was cold. So what do you do when you’re an underage kid hanging out and freezing on some street corner? You try to get into some bars!"

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Dart injuries rise as beginners get the point - Yahoo! News

Dart injuries rise as beginners get the point - Yahoo! News: "Tue Feb 21, 10:28 AM ET

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A wave of international victories for Dutch darts players has prompted an increase in the number of injuries as people take up the game at home, according to the Dutch consumer safety association.Complete Article"

Planet Darts - PDC Players To Compete In IDL

"FIVE players from the Professional Darts Corporation will take part in the International Darts League, which will take place in Holland in May.

The tournament will be staged at the Triavium in Nijmegen, Holland from Saturday 6 to Sunday 14 May."

Planet Darts - Rocket In Confident Mood

DESPITE suffering an 8-1 loss to Raymond van Barneveld on his Holsten Premier League Darts debut, Ronnie Baxter will head to Sunderland on Thursday in confident mood."

texasdarters : - Capital City Classic results

texasdarters - Capital City Classic results: "Darters from across Texas recently competed in the 27th Annual Capital City Classic in Austin.

Over 200 entrants competed for a total payout of $7,800 in 13 events, including a special Sweethearts Mixed Doubles event in observance of St. Valentines Day.

The event is sponsored by Capital Area Dart Association of Austin and sanctioned by the American Darts Organization.full results"

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

WDF- TV events


The WDF is delighted to announce that a number of the major WDF European tournaments are to be televised live on Eurosport 2 and British Eurosport. A series of eight or nine top events are planned for 2006 and will be starting very shortly. It is expected that viewers will be able to see all matches from the men's quarter-finals through to the Final live in broadcasts which will be scheduled for three hours. The Women's Final will also be shown live and possibly the Women's Semi-finals as well. An exclusive website will be set up by the promotor which will include live streaming video. Expect a detailed press release on this site shortly

Dartoids World

Dartoids World: "E-mail my Wife, PLEASE!
# 223 02/21/2006

This fall I will have been married to my wife Marylou for double thirteen years.

On average I throw darts three nights a week, for about three hours a night. I also throw about one tournament a month.

By my calculation this means that I have spent approximately two years and one month of my married life in a bar, and life is wonderful. By Marylou’s calculation this means that I have spent approximately two years and one month of my married life in a bar"

Planet Darts - Stewart

"Stewart Takes First AGP Event

RUSSELL STEWART won the opening Australian Grand Prix event at the weekend, which was held in Jannali."

AGP Event One - Jannali
Winner: Russell Stewart
Runner-Up: Anthony Fleet
Semi-Finalists: Brian Roach, Jerry Weyman
Last Eight: Colin Bell, Peter Corcoran, Dave Fitzpatrick, Gavin Thorpe
Last 16: Michael Cohen, Paul Cotton, Robert Denny, Colin Sharpe, Mark Taafe, Darran Wade, Alan Wheeler, Simon Whitlock

Planet Darts - Taylor

"Taylor Offers Advice To Chelsea!

AFTER getting his hands on the Barclays Premiership trophy last week, Phil Taylor has offered to give lessons to the Chelsea players.

The defending Barclays Premiership champions have installed a dartboard at their Cobham training ground, with Jose Mourinho and his players competing on the oche in between games.

Taylor has now offered to give darts lessons to the likes of John Terry and Frank Lampard, after beginning the defence of his own Premiership title - the Holsten Premier League - successfully last week." - Podcast

I'm lookig foward to this, and at some point would like to make some contribution. - Podcast: "World of Darts Podcast Version 1 Schedule
We have a launch of March 5th for our Initial Podcast. We will begin releasing these monthly and they will be filled with tons of stuff for the darts enthusiast! Here is what we have planned for you!

Section 1 - Pro Player Greeting - 5 seconds or more (Pro player greets people by saying 'Hi folks, this is Joe DartPlayer - Pro Dart Player - welcoming you to the World of Darts Podcast...')
Section 2 - USA Darts News - 2 Minutes - Done by Mike
Section 3 - Canadian Darts News - 2 Minutes - Awaiting confirmation on Canadian Reporter
Section 4 - Part One of Pro Player Interview - 2 Minutes - Done by Roger
Section 5 - Up and Coming Website Profile - 30 Seconds - Done by Mike
Section 6 - British Darts News - 3 Minutes - Done by Chris
Section 7 - Part Two of Pro Player Interview - 2 Minutes - Done by Roger
Section 8 - Sponsor Message - 30 seconds (for future use)
Section 9 - German/Dutch Dart News - 2 Minutes - Done by Gordon


Monday, February 20, 2006

Dart trivia:

Eric Bristow
On February 21st., 1989, at Buckingham Palace, London, Eric Bristow became the first dart player to receive the coveted Member of the British Empire award (M.B.E.). Mr. Bristow admitted he was nervous meeting the queen, saying, "It was more nerve-racking than any TV final." This gives him the right to have the letters M.B.E. present after his name.

Planet Darts - Nine-Dart Lloyd Takes Irish Masters

Lloyd Takes Irish Masters: "Nine-Dart Lloyd Takes Irish Masters

COLIN LLOYD hit a perfect nine-dart finish to secure a 6-3 win over Dennis Priestley in the final of the Irish Masters in Rosslare.

The world number one bounced back in style from an 8-1 defeat to Phil Taylor on the opening night of the 2006 Holsten Premier League last Thursday with a brilliant display over the weekend at the Crosbie Cedars."

Friday, February 17, 2006

HEN News : Hertfordshire Mercury News : Darts fan Reg chalks up £1m for charity

HEN News : Hertfordshire Mercury News : Darts fan Reg chalks up £1m for charity: "Darts fan Reg chalks up £1m for charity

A 71-YEAR-OLD who began fund-raising 40 years ago, before his wife was even born, has raised more than £1m for good causes.

Reg Wright, from Wadesmill, began his sterling work for charity when he started a darts league in a Hertford pub in the 1960s."

BBC - Darts - Van Barneveld

"Van Barneveld makes winning debut

Barneveld has just joined the PDC Premier League
Raymond van Barneveld marked his debut in the Professional Darts Corporation by thrashing Ronnie Baxter 8-1 in the Holsten Premier League in Blackburn.

The Dutchman, who has left the British Darts Organisation, went 5-0 up with four 180s, before Baxter briefly stemmed the tide in the sixth leg.

Phil Taylor was in ominous form, beating Wayne Mardle 8-6 and world number one Colin Lloyd 8-1.

This year's PDC world runner-up Peter Manley lost 8-4 to Roland Scholten."

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Planet Darts - Holsten Premier League Darts Off To A Flier

PHIL TAYLOR grabbed two victories to open the 2006 Holsten Premier League Darts in style - but Dutch superstar Raymond van Barneveld stole the show at Blackburn's King George's Hall.

Van Barneveld was unveiled as the seventh player for the Premier League on Wednesday, and enjoyed a dream debut 24 hours later with an 8-1 rout of Ronnie Baxter."

BBC SPORT - World Darts highlights 2002

Darts Higlights from Lakeside 2002: "World Darts highlights 2002"

BBC SPORT - History

"History of Embassy Darts
It all started in 1978, when Welshman Leighton Rees beat Englishman John Lowe 11-7 in the first ever Embassy World Darts Championship final."

BBC SPORT - "Ever wondered why there are two World Championships in darts?

BBC Sport Online's Peter Sanderson takes a look behind the scenes.

After a couple too many ales at the Lakeside Country Club, you could be forgiven for getting your sums wrong.

However, in the sport where the professionals make Carol Vorderman's mathematics look mediocre, you'd expect someone to ask the organisers why there are two World Championships, when there is clearly only one world? The full story"

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Planet Darts - Dutch Legend Joins PDC

THE Professional Darts Corporation are delighted to announce that Raymond van Barneveld, the greatest Dutch darts player in history, has joined the PDC and will compete in the 2006 Holsten Premier League Darts.

In one of the biggest developments in the history of the sport, four-time BDO World Champion van Barneveld has decided to join the world's leading professional darts body.

The 38-year-old from Den Haag is be the seventh and final player to be confirmed for the 2006 Holsten Premier League Darts, which begins in Blackburn on Thursday."

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - Sport - Top Stories - EXCLUSIVE: BARNEY SWITCH - Sport - Top Stories - EXCLUSIVE: BARNEY SWITCH: "EXCLUSIVE: BARNEY SWITCH
Raymond van Barneveld
By Martin Rogers

DARTS ace Raymond van Barneveld is set to make a sensational switch to the PDC and put himself head-to-head with Phil 'The Power' Taylor.

Dutch star Barneveld has won the BDO title four times but plans to defect to the rival organisation to try to end Taylor's domination.

The former postman is a huge celebrity in his homeland. His arrival will be a massive coup for the PDC, who are expected to rake in bumper new TV deals in Holland with 'Barney' as the big drawcard.

Despite Barneveld's popularity he has become frustrated by accusations he has dodged Taylor, who beat him in a one-off TV match in 1999."

Planet Darts - Premier Target For Priestley

"Premier Target For Priestley

DENNIS PRIESTLEY has set his sights on winning
a place in the 2007 Holsten Premier League, after his return to top form this year.

The seventh and final player for the 2006 Holsten Premier League Darts will be announced at 1pm on Wednesday - watch the announcement live in DartsTV

The double World Champion has been one of the form players on the PDC circuit in the past six months, and he won the Stan James Players Championship last month in Gibraltar."

Monday, February 13, 2006

Bullseyenews - World Series of Darts Coverage

Special World Series of Darts Coverage From Bull's-Eye News
Click the link to explore!

North Jersey Media Group - Darts

"Dartists' aim to score at tourney

Sunday, February 12, 2006


FAIRFIELD -- Dave Marienthal wasn't intimidated by the high level of competition in the smoky hotel conference room.

Despite coming off a five-year layoff from competitive darts, the Bloomingdale resident was feeling optimistic at the World Series of Darts regional qualifying event on Saturday.

'I feel very good about my chances,' Marienthal said before his first best-of-seven match in the single-elimination competition at the Prime Hotel and Suites."

Planet Darts-News

"New-Look Flash Back To His Best

MARK DUDBRIDGE revealed that a change of attitude helped him to win the Budweiser UK Open South-West Regional Final - breaking a run of 15 months without a tournament win.

Dudbridge overcame Dennis Priestley in Swindon on Sunday to take the South-West title and make a welcome return to top form following a difficult 2005."

Sky Sports - Raymond van Barneveld

Monday 13th February 2006

Four-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld is set to join the PDC and make his debut in the Premier League in Blackburn on Thursday, live on Sky Sports.

The 38-year-old is being tipped in the Dutch media to face Ronnie Baxter at the King George's Hall with 2005 winner and 13-time world champion Phil Taylor facing Colin Lloyd.

Roland Scholten, Wayne Mardle and Peter Manley are also in the field for the ten round event which culminates in Plymouth in May." - Sport - EXCLUSIVE: BARNEY SWITCH - Sport - EXCLUSIVE: BARNEY SWITCH: "EXCLUSIVE: BARNEY SWITCH
Raymond van Barneveld
By Martin Rogers

DARTS ace Raymond van Barneveld is set to make a sensational switch to the PDC and put himself head-to-head with Phil 'The Power' Taylor.

Dutch star Barneveld has won the BDO title four times but plans to defect to the rival organisation to try to end Taylor's domination.

The former postman is a huge celebrity in his homeland. His arrival will be a massive coup for the PDC, who are expected to rake in bumper new TV deals in Holland with 'Barney' as the big drawcard.

Despite Barneveld's popularity he has become frustrated by accusations he has dodged Taylor, who beat him in a one-off TV match in 1999."

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Dartoids World

Dartoids World: "The Big Dogs Came but an Old Dog Stole the Bowl!
# 222 02/11/2006

The big dogs came to play today in Fairfield, New Jersey but it was an old dog who put retirement on hold to out-play two of America’s current ranked top four, Darin Young and Bill Davis, and then in front of a wild crowd steamroll his way past Jerry Van Loan in a lopsided 4-1 final. Yes, at the end of a long, long day it was Staten Island’s triumphant Jim Widmayer who announced his return to the sport of darts and booked his place alongside Isen Veljic and Roger Carter, as the third America ready to toe-the-line against the world’s best when the March to the Mohegan finally arrives in Connecticut in May."

Planet Darts - Budweiser UK Open - South-West Regional Final - Day One

"South-West Regional Final - Day One

DENNIS PRIESTLEY'S run of form continued, as he saw off Phil Taylor on his way to the last eight of the Budweiser UK Open South-West Regional Final.

Priestley is one of the eight qualifiers for Sunday's final play at The Merlin, the scene of his 5-4 victory over Taylor.

He also went to a deciding leg in his clash with Keith Deller, which he won to earn a place in day two.

He will be joined by Ronnie Baxter, Andy Jenkins and James Wade, who also came through Saturday's play at The Merlin.

Mark Dudbridge, Darren Latham, Robbie Widdows and Adrian Lewis also won through to Sunday's final stages from The Woodlands Edge qualifier.

Latham overcame Colin Lloyd 5-2 in their clash to earn a place in the last eight of the event."

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - Darts - Local News: "Muhammad Hits Bull's Eye
By James Kon

Bandar Seri Begawan - Muhammad bin Rusli emerged champions in the men singles category of the BNDA Double Darts Open and Single Championship over the weekend.

The three-day meet from Feb 3-5 at the Civil Service Club, Mentiri was organised by the Brunei Darussalam National Darts Association with the support from the Department of Youth and. Sports.

Four categories - double open, youth open, ladies open and men singles (members) - were contested.

In the men single, Muhammad defeated Serabah Hj Abas 4-3 in a closely contested final. Muhammad received a trophy and the Challenge Trophy contributed by the Director of Youth and Sport, Awang Japar bin Bangkol.

The ladies open was won by Dayang Jazmeen binti Ali Mohd Noor after defeating Dayang Mariani binti Embran.

Hj Aznin bin Hj Mohd Noor was the winner in the youth open (U-18) and the runner-up was Hj Zohri bin Hj Abdul Rahman.

The double open was won by KBT SK Veteren (Pg Mohammad and Kamaluddin) followed by KBT SK Veteren Jr (Asat Bidin and Muhammad bin Rusli).

The double open winners received trophies and $400 while the runner-up received trophies and $200."

PJM News - If TV poker was a gamble, darts is a shot in the dark (7268215/KRTB)

Scott Ingrum said he was just back from Las Vegas,
where he put it all on the line.

Blackjack? Poker?

No, Ingrum's game is darts.

The 34-year-old construction foreman from Norfolk said he was trying to qualify for a tournament in England.

England is to a serious darts player what Carnegie Hall is to a violinist. In British pubs, the game bloomed after World War I. For years, darts tournaments have been all over the telly, and the best darters -- Phil 'The Power' Taylor, for instance -- are national superstars.Full article"

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Belleville News-Democrat - Clicks, sticks and the game of darts

Experts aim to keep playing
"Clicks, sticks and the game of darts


Fun is always on target when Mark Lacombe of Caseyville and his stepson, Ken Shaw, throw darts.

Both men prefer steel tip darts, the old-fashioned kind that stick to the dartboard with a distinctive click sound.

'I hear the click, and I know it sticks,' said Mark, 47, after he threw his first set of three. One hit the bull's-eye, an easy 50 points at Dutch Hollow Barn in Belleville.

Most games begin at 301 points or 501 points. Each player throws three darts, then the second player gets his turn. Each dart that hits the board subtracts points from that total. The first player to reach zero wins."

Berthoud Recorder Online

Berthoud Recorder Online: "Berthoud darter handles sport like a real pro
When Bob Wehde walks into the room with his dart case in hand, little whispers typically follow. “That’s the guy.” “He’s the best.” “You’ve never seen anyone shoot like this guy can.”

It isn’t just hype—You probably have never seen anyone shoot like this guy can.

Wehde, 41, of Berthoud, returned this week from the American Darters Association’s (ADA) Mid-West Regional Championship held in the Pavilion Hotel in St. Louis MO., where he placed first in the Friday Night Open Draw Doubles Cricket Soft-Tip with partner Christopher Banta, and placed second in the Thursday Night Open Draw Doubles 501 Soft-Tip with partner Tony Wilkerson."

Monday, February 06, 2006

How to play darts the right way.... with Cars!

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Dartoids World: YES, this World Series of Darts (WSOD) report is late

Dartoids World: "Taz Tops the Rajun' Cajun!

YES, this World Series of Darts (WSOD) report is late.

Do you think I don’t know that!

I’m sorry. There was some sort of silly-ass football thing going on yesterday and my contacts were distracted by the game (although they’re claiming “technical transmission difficulties” which I am pretty sure is geek code for BEER).

As reported earlier, the second World Series of Darts (WSOD) qualifier did take place in Atlanta as scheduled. In a phenomenal final that could have and probably should have ended at 4-1, Roger Carter struggled with doubles but prevailed over a never-say-die Scott Wollaston to claim an adrenalin packed 4-3 victory and grab the second spot on stage at the Mohegan Sun Casino this coming May"

darttournaments : Message: WSOD Qualifier #1 - Update

darttournaments : Message: WSOD Qualifier #1 - Update: "As promised, here is an update of this past weekend's WSOD Qualifier. Qualifer #1 Virginia Beach: Hats off to Chris Bender and the Tidewater Area Darting Assocation for putting on a well run WSOD Qualifier in Virginia Beach. A total of 144 players participated. The links to the final results were mentioned in a previous posting so I won't rehash them here. Instead, I'll talk about other items of interest to darters here.For full post click here"

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Dartoids World

Dartoids World: "As I write, the March to the Mohegan and the first million dollar payday in the history of the sport of darts is en route to Atlanta, Georgia. The Virginia Beach qualifier is now a half-day old and the result, after a grueling day of battle among 144 entrants, is clear...Click here for the full article! "

Doreen Berry on Tour 2006

Doreen Berry on Tour 2006:
Ladies Doubles Partner - Tracy Feiertag
Mixed Doubles Partner - Mike Abboud

Palace Station, while off the strip, is still a nice hotel at reasonable rates. Frequent shuttles to the strip are available, so you aren’t limited to Palace Station activities only.

The venue for the dart tournament was across the street from the hotel, well, through the parking lot and then across the street in a “sports complex”. The building is set up for basketball games, mainly. The tournament and the nationals were set up in ½ of the “gym” and a curtain was dropped in the middle..."

American Dart Organization

American Dart Organization:
In Virginia today, Isen Veljic defeated Cabell Staples 4-1 to take the 1st American spot on stage.."

American Dart Organization

American Dart Organization: "1/31/2006
Congratulations John Kuczynski and Marilyn Popp for winning the 2006 ADO National Cricket Championships."

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Norwich Bulletin - More World Series of Darts

Mohegan Sun, ESPN try to turn another game into a phenomenon:

"Paul Munick, Mohegan Sun's senior vice president of sports and entertainment, said hosting the dart tournament lets the casino in on what could be the next big craze. And 'it's more television exposure for the property,' he said.

He said ESPN shows the poker tournament over and over again and likely would do the same with darts if it becomes popular. The tournament will air in eight one-hour episodes in July.

Keri Potts, a spokesman for ESPN, said poker interest boomed because it is a game anyone -- like Moneymaker -- can play and play well.

'That's the appeal,' Potts said.

And just about anyone can play in the darts' world-class, metal-tip tournament. The 16 American players will be chosen from 12 open, regional tournaments, giving the event the chance to find its own Chris Moneymaker.

ESPN, based in Bristol, doesn't believe darts will take off like poker did, but Potts said it has the potential to grow quite a bit."

Friday, February 03, 2006

Link to the ADO recap of the World Cup

Unicorn - News: Anderson v. Priestley

Unicorn - News: "BOB AIMS TO BUILD ON WIN!
31 January 2006

It’s been a long time between drinks but former World Champion Bob Anderson has finally tasted a tournament victory after a gap of nearly 11 years.

Unicorn’s ‘Limestone Cowboy’ rode to victory in the World Champions Challenge in Oldham – beating his old friend Dennis Priestley 5 legs to 3 in the final.

“I know it isn’t a big tournament. I know it doesn’t carry any ranking points but boy it felt good!” he said. “It is a long long time since I felt that buzz of winning.”

It is a unique format where the top players in the North West get their chance to play against four darting legends and former World Champions……Anderson, Unicorn stablemate John Lowe, Eric Bristow and Dennis Priestley.

The Carlsberg Oldham Open attracted nearly 150 players and the last four got their big chance to take on the big guns in the World Champions Challenge.

It is the second year of the event. In 2005, Anderson lost in the final to Bristow but this year went one better, beating Manchester’s Paul Whitworth – a former British Gold Cup winner – and then Lowe 4 legs to 1 in the semi-finals.

In the final against Priestley he hit six perfect darts on his way to that magical 9-dart finish but failed with the last treble 20.

Unbelievably, Anderson’s last tournament success of any kind was way back in 1995, when he won the World Pairs with Phil Taylor.

“I have probably been beaten in seven or eight finals since then and I have lost count of the number of semi-finals that I was on the wrong end of. It was just great to be called a winner again and I am sure this will set me up for a great 2006.”

Anderson continues to practice several times a week with Mark Dudbridge in the Bristol area – determined to hold on to his place in the World top 20.

By Stuart Pyke "

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