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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Roscommon Herald: Darts: John Kearney memorial tournament

Roscommon Herald: Darts: John Kearney memorial tournament:
"Darts: John Kearney memorial tournament

The fourth annual John Kearney memorial darts tournament takes place on Sunday, September 10, in Flanagan’s Bar, Castleplunkett, Co Roscommon. The tournament draw will take place at 4 p.m.. The games will commence at 4.30 p.m.

The prize fund is based on a money in money out basis (€1,000 based on 64 players).

The entry fee is €15 per player. A raffle will take place with all proceeds going to Croí.

Previous winners include Sean Finan in 2003, Sligo’s Bob Alexander in 2004 and the same player last year."

Wednesday, August 30, 2006 - "Bromberg gives some pointed advice about darts : "Bromberg gives some pointed advice about darts

By St. Clair Murraine

Stacy Bromberg has represented the United States against some of the best competition around the world. She's the only woman in her sport who has been written up twice in Sports Illustrated.

She's just that good a dart player. The very best of female players in the nation, in fact. But Bromberg would tell you it's no big deal; she's just having fun.

“If I had to put it in words, the last 19 years that I've played I couldn't have bought it,” she said. “I couldn't put a price on it. If I wake up tomorrow morning and my right hand is dead, all I can do is thank God for what I've already gotten out of the sport. It's been a great ride.”

Bromberg brought her game to Tallahassee on Tuesday night, putting on an exhibition game and a clinic at the Salty Dawg Pub & Deli. For two hours, she gave a crash course to anyone who wanted to know how to become a better-than-average dart player.

Some of the people were newcomers. Others have played for years in a local city league that's played among 10 teams.

Everyone got Bromberg's spiel on how to be a good dart player. She must know, having been ranked the 32nd most-recognized athlete in Nevada by Sports Illustrated."

DartPro: DartPro is here!-New Beta Release

DartPro: Darts software for the serious darter-New Beta Released: "DartPro is here!

The funny number means that this is a beta, so read on if you're brave. New in this first beta is a feature for the Remote 501 game: connect to each other through the DartPro website.
The most requested feature was to simplify the way people connect to each other to play an online game. Until now you had to not only know your opponents IP, you had to know when he/she was online. What you wanted was to see a list of people - complete strangers or friends - who were available for a game, and connect on the fly. I've tried to come up with a system that's both easy to use, and hopefully not a great bandwith eater for the site. So, how does this work?
You start up DartPro and choose Remote Game of 501. You are presented with a wizard to guide you through some options."

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

John Martin: Arachnid Inc., ... selling the SWATH Cloud X ferry on eBay....

I never dreamed that making electronic dartboards was so profitable....
John Martin Arachnid Inc., - selling the SWATH Cloud X ferry on eBay: "USA. SWATH ferry on eBay; owner hopes for record price as megayacht conversion

Tuesday, 29 August 2006

Businessman John Martin, who developed the popular Black Widow's Golf game, and owns Arachnid Inc., manufacturer of electronic darts boards, is selling the SWATH Cloud X ferry on eBay and hopes it will attract a buyer for conversion to a megayacht..

The opening bid has been set at $5 million, but Martin expects it to fetch 3 times that amount." click here for the full story...

Click here to see the ebay listing!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Today's Sunbeam:Darts association hits the bullseye

Darts association hits the bullseye: "Darts association hits the bullseye
Sunday, August 27, 2006
By Chris Kaiser

A lot of people play darts for fun at their local watering hole. At most locations, darts are free to play, it's not a strenuous activity and for the most part throwers are novices, making the game competitive for those involved.

George Silberzahn, author of How To Master The Sport of Darts, calls the game a 'great ice breaker.' Some people use darts to socialize and enjoy a friendly game, while others take the game more serious."

News & Star: Darts- PAUL McGimpsey and Janice Wilson

News & Star:DartsPAUL McGimpsey and Janice Wilson
By Stan Launder

"PAUL McGimpsey and Janice Wilson both had memorable days out in Derby last weekend. The two Cumbrians won through from their groups to play in the International stages of the Winmau World Masters and the Women’s World Singles later in the year at Bridlington.

Make no mistake about it. Our pair were playing against top quality opposition. In fact, every player there had won through to that stage by beating the best players in their County set-ups. Paul had to get through a couple of rounds and beat Paul Skelton to book his place in the final play offs. "

Saturday, August 26, 2006

The Ashburton Guardian- Darts: Warren French’s $10 set of darts is about to take him halfway around the world.

The Ashburton Guardian Darts: "Warren French’s $10 set of darts is about to take him halfway around the world.
The local darts player recently won the national singles title at the New Zealand Chartered Clubs Championships, and with that came the right to represent New Zealand at the world’s richest darts competition, the World Darts Championships in England, which French said offered prize money of about £150,000 (about NZ$450,000).
Overall, the championships offer more than $1.25 million in prize money.
French is currently the only New Zealander to have qualified for the world event, in the second year of automatic qualifying through the New Zealand tournament, but New Zealand darts players still have one more chance to join him through the Oceanic Masters in Australia."

Te Amo set to step up to national spotlight - Manawatu Standard: local, national & world news from Manawatu's daily newspaper

Anita Te Amo wants to make the New Zealand team within five years, but is aware there are some tough players ahead of her.

The Palmerston North 19 year old had a good run at the national championships, culminating in her making the North Island B team, which beat the South Island at Arena Manawatu last night.

Te Amo went to her first national senior championship at the age of 12. She now feels ready to match the big names in women's darts.

'There are some very tough players, especially the likes of Janette (Jonathan), Megan (Smith) and Mihi (George), and with only two places for women in the New Zealand team it won't be easy,' she said."

Friday, August 25, 2006

Planet Darts: Fleet Closing On Circus Tavern Ambition

Planet Darts: Fleet Closing On Circus Tavern Ambition: "Fleet Closing On Circus Tavern Ambition

ANTHONY FLEET has put himself within touching distance of achieving his ambition in 2006 - winning a place at the World Darts Championship.

Fleet has put himself at the top of the Australian Grand Prix rankings this year, winning three events so far."

Planet Darts: PDC Launch Online Entry System

Planet Darts: PDC Launch Online Entry System: "PDC Launch Online Entry System

PDPA MEMBERS can now enter Professional Darts Corporation tournaments online.

A new Online Entry system is now live, allowing players to make their entries for all PDC Pro Tour events at the touch of a button."

Thursday, August 24, 2006

icCheshireOnline: Darts - Resounding wins lead to final showdown

icCheshireOnline: Darts - Resounding wins lead to final showdown: "Resounding wins lead to final showdown

Aug 24 2006

Runcorn Weekly News

RED Admiral and Albion reached the Runcorn Apec Taxis Darts League Knockout Cup Final with emphatic victories.

Section Two champions Addy turned in a fine performance for an 8-1 defeat of Section One's Lion Doo Waps.

Jason Watkins led the way, finishing in 17 darts and team mate Neil Riley followed up with an 18-darter, including a 101 finish.

The Doo Waps' only winner, Fran Riley recorded an 18-dart game.

Albion's 7-2 win over Section Four champions Grapes included a 14 darter from Nick Hough and a 19-dart finish from Phil Littler."

Post worker aims at national dart title

Post worker aims at national dart title: "Lisa Richardson, an assistant special security officer for DCSINT, helped her team “Girl Power” bring home a third place victory and Richardson herself now ranks 45th out of 50 top players in the nation competing with soft-tip darts.

Not bad for someone who just started playing darts as a substitute player for a friend who needed a partner. In fact, you can say it wasn’t even her game of choice at the time she aimed her first set of darts. "


Sport - Falkirk Today: "CARRONBRAES DARTS LEAGUE. Congratulations to Hugh Alison who won the Carronbraes Charity Cup, beating Alec Smith in a close final. Thanks to Debbie and Jeff for their hospitality, with over 50 entrants, there was over £100 raised for Strathcarron Hospice. League fixtures for Monday, August 28: Cavalier v Tam Bain, Bowhouse v Mariner, Carronshore v Star Inn, Colonial v Tavern.

CENTRAL SCOTLAND DARTS. Andy Fordham Exhibition – Qualifier to play the Viking will be held in the Devonpark Inn this Friday, reg., 7.30 p.m. entry £3. The last eight players will qualify then play on for a cash prize. Tickets for the exhibition which is being held in the Devonvale Hall, Tillicoultry on Saturday, September 16, are £8. Tel. Davie Hanson for details on 07904 884456, all pre-booked tickets that have not been paid for are now being re-sold. Scottish Pairs closing date is September 2, players please see your area rep for entry details, central play-off date is Sunday, September 24 at BMW, reg., 12.30 p.m. Champion of Champions will be held in BMW on Sunday, September 17, reg., 12.30 p.m., format 4xpairs 7 xsingles, only last seasons signed players can take part in this event. Teams taking part are Tartan Arms, Crosskeys, The Goth, Devonpark A, Devonpark B, Gartmorn C, Star Inn. The Wee County A team went all the way to the Super League Scottish Finals losing only just to Pennies of Falkirk 5-4 in the final, with the Wee County having darts to win it; in the quarter finals the lads beat Lothian 5-1 and beat Ayrshire 5-1 in the semi-finals. Catch up with latest local darts news on-line at and register on-line or BDO darts players forum and register there or Stirling Men's League. World number one Gary Anderson and world darts trophy holder Gary Robson will be in exhibition on Friday, October 6 at the Lion and Unicorn in Thornhill, entry is by "

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Dartoids World: "It’s Amazing What Happens When You Shake the Bushes!

Dartoids World: "It’s Amazing What Happens When You Shake the Bushes!
# 271 08/23/2006

I rustled the bushes once where I lived as a boy in Ohio and an empty bird’s nest fell into my mother’s garden. Down here in Florida small lizards scramble for cover. In other parts of the world where the bushes are bigger and uglier, like Sumatra and Boston, orangutans and even people come tumbling out. That’s what happened following my column two days ago reporting on the issues that are closing in on the embattled Board of Directors of the Minute Man Dart League (MMDL) in Massachusetts.

Although I have been communicating with people for months and thought I had a handle on the situation – the basic issues of financial fumbling or worse, conflicts of interest, unfair elections, mistreatment of those who ask questions about how the league is run, and more – even I was surprised at the number of people who bounded from cover to let me know that my words had struck a cord. "

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Advocate: Andy Bradbury takes DHL Darts Open singles

Advocate: Andy Bradbury takes DHL Darts Open singles: "Andy Bradbury takes DHL Darts Open singles C
Web Posted - Tue Nov 15 2005
THIS year's DHL Barbados Darts Fest-ival, now in its fourth year, had a far greater number of participants than previous years and the standards displayed by players from the Carib-bean and South American region showed a marked improvement. Although the final event, the DHL Open Singles at Almond Bay, was won by Andy Bradbury from the UK, all the other quarter finalists in both the men's and ladies' competitions came from the region.

The British touring party had plenty of experienced players of county and superleague standard who were expected to do well in this event but the calibre of the darts now being played in the Caribbean has risen appreciably and this was vividly demonstrated during the course of the entire ten day DHL Festival."

Tallahassee Democrat - "Stacy Bromberg

Tallahassee Democrat - Stacy Bromberg... Clinic and Exhibition: "DARTS

Steel Tip Dart Clinic and Exhibition: 7-9 p.m. Aug. 29 at Salty Dawg Pub & Deli, 3813 N. Monroe St. Exhibition features Stacy Bromberg, the top-ranked female dart player in the U.S. Sponsored by Tallahassee Area Dart Association. Call Kelli Dougherty at 514-3063."

--NEWS RELEASE--Pro Player Developmental Singles League

NEWS RELEASE--: "Distributed today to approx 175 publications: local media, national media, dart specific publications and organizations and select individuals.



Fall 2006 Season to Commence on “Patriot Day,” September 11, 2006

Contact: Gregg Tong, Patriot Dart League
e-mail: greggt [at] doublecork[.]com


SHELDONVILLE, MASS. (August 22, 2006)—The Patriot Dart League (PDL) is proud to announce the formation of the “Massachusetts Pro Player Developmental Singles League”, a new league for aspiring professional dart players to hone their skills for competing at the highest levels of international professional darts. The new league will commence match play for the Fall 2006 season on “Patriot Day,” Monday, September 11, 2006.

The PDL Pro Player League was created to provide serious dart players the opportunity to train for competing against European professionals, who currently dominate the sport by a large margin. “It’s similar to the way basketball was for the United States for many years,” said Mark Clifford, founder of the Patriot Dart League, “but instead it’s the Europeans that are dominating over us in the sport. In order for us to turn the tables on them, again just like what happened to the US in basketball, we have to train in a way that’s closer to the way they play rather than the format used currently in the United States. That’s what this league provides.”

Viewers of this past summer’s ESPN program, The World Series of Darts, witnessed 16 of the country’s best players compete against the top 16 ranked players in the world, only to see one American survive the first round. A large percentage of the 16 American players were from New England and play in Massachusetts. It is the mission of the Patriot Dart League to not only prepare players to upset European professionals, but to capture a major tournament title in one of their own televised professional dart tournaments, perhaps even one day the coveted PDC World Championship held in Purfleet, England.

The PDL Pro Player Developmental Singles League will commence its inaugural season, coincidentally, on “Patriot Day,” September 11, 2006. The 14-week season will consist of a long-set format of the game of 501, the exclusive game in use at all professional tournaments. The league is available to all players aged 21 and over, and of all abilities. Players can either be those aspiring to reach the highest ranks of the sport or those who simply enjoy the game recreationally, but on a serious level.

Those interested in joining are encouraged to download the brochure and application form as soon as possible from the PDL website ( The application deadline is August 31, 2006, but those who need assistance finding a host/sponsor or enough players to complete a bracket should contact the league immediately for help on both issues. Anyone with questions about the league can contact Mark Clifford via email at markc [at] doublecork[.]com

Related Links:

• Patriot Dart League:
• PDL Brochure/Application Form:
• ESPN’s World Series of Darts:
• Professional Dart Corporation (PDC-UK):

League Application Deadline: August 31, 2006

Stamford, Connecticut: The USA Dart Classic and why I'll never fly Delta Airlines again

I always enjoy a good story about any dart event, but sometimes it's easy to over look that getting there is half the battle! Here's a little of Mischelle Martell's story (Black Bull Darts

It was early Thursday morning as I arrived at the Oakland Airport (almost 3 hours prior to my departing flight) and checked in at the “self-help” kiosk. I only had one piece of luggage, so I figured it would be a breeze to get it checked, since I knew ahead of time that there were issues with the security checkpoints, and had already placed all of the “liquid items” in my suitcase. I was only at the kiosk for 3 or so minutesgetting my boarding pass, when I’m directed toward a long line that made me feel like I was waiting to get on the Matterhorn ride at Disneyland.

The guard near the end of the line was announcing as to what passengers can not bring on board the plane, and as I approached him about my need to check my luggage first before getting into what I thought was the security line, he simply stated, “this is the line for checking your bags. Thirty Five minutes later, my bag goes aboard. I was starting to “sweat it” a little bit, because as my mother used to say when i was little, “If you’re early, you’re on time, and if you’re on time, you’re LATE”...yet I knew there’s still the security checkpoint to have to deal with. (The line for the security checkpoint zigzagged 5 times around a webbed "fence", straight back through the baggage claim and out the door toward the passenger drop-off area...I’d have to guess it was at least 8 times longer than the
line for luggage!)" Click this link for the full story....

Monday, August 21, 2006

Planet Darts: Wozza Takes Big Leap

Planet Darts: Wozza Takes Big Leap: "Wozza Takes Big Leap

ALAN WARRINER-LITTLE has made the decision to become a full-time professional after 20 years on the darts circuit.

The Lancastrian has won the World Grand Prix and reached the World Championship, World Matchplay and World Grand Prix finals during his career."

Sun.Star Manila - Cagayan de Oro hosts Pimentel darts cup

Sun.Star Manila - Cagayan de Oro hosts Pimentel darts cup: "THE country's finest darters will shoot for the prestigious singles title at stake in the much awaited National Singles Championship (NSC) '06-Senator Aquilino 'Nene' Pimentel Jr. Cup on August 25 to 27 at the Sports Zone along T. Saco Street in Cagayan de Oro City.

The NSC '06, a ranking and rating event, is organized by the Darts Council of the Philippines (DCP), the only governing body of darts in the country and recognized by the World Darts Federation (WDF). "

Dartoids World: "The MMDL – Arrogant, Ignorant or just Misunderstood?

Dartoids World: "The MMDL – Arrogant, Ignorant or just Misunderstood?
# 270 08/21/2006

The MMDL – Arrogant, Ignorant or just Misunderstood?

They say that where there’s smoke there’s fire but you never really know – not if the person or persons sniffing the smoke aren’t allowed in the house to explore. That’s the sum of the crisis currently swirling about the largest darts league in the world, the Minute Man Dart League (MMDL) of Massachusetts. For reasons unknown and as more and more questions arise about how huge amounts of money have been spent or squandered, conflicts of interest, unfair elections, banning of members, conduct unbecoming and more, some of those who with an iron hand have for a quarter-century controlled the MMDL Board of Directors have chosen to close ranks and padlock their door rather than answer to those they are supposed to represent.

It may be that there is no fire. Time will tell. The IRS has a way of prying open even the most tightly locked of doors, and the Commonwealth’s Attorney General’s Office of Public Charities has just passed them the case. "

Friday, August 18, 2006

'Close' rivals share titles - Summer League of Barbara Rawlinson Memorial Darts

'Close' rivals share titles

Aug 17 2006

Runcorn Weekly News

RNA are Section One champions in the Summer League of Barbara Rawlinson Memorial Darts with Halton Road near neighbours Halfway Aces in runners-up spot.

These finishing positions were reversed in the Challenge as triumphant Aces completed the competition undefeated.

Section Two league champions are the Flights, based at the Travellers Rest (The Tup) off Highlands Road.

After a late scramble for honours, Crafty Crofters pipped Flights to the Challenge honours.

Newcomers Clarendon lifted the Section Three league title with Burma in second spot - it was vice-versa in the Challenge table.

Darts: Flying Back Into the Spotlight - Mount Vernon Gazette

Darts: "Flying Back Into the Spotlight
After a decade of decline, darts are once again popular.
By John Teschner
August 17, 2006

Where to Play
Visit to learn a lot more about the local darts scene.

Walter Humm remembers when the best dart tossers in the world played in Alexandria. He has owned Pepi’s Pizza Box for 33 years, and said the darts craze began in 1975 or 1976 at the old Pizza Box on Jordan Street. For the next 20 years, the Pizza Box was packed with players. At one point, four of its regulars were ranked in the top 50 in the world. At its weekly luck of the draw tournament, 40 or 50 people might show up. The Pizza Box fielded six or seven darts teams.
But in the past decade, the popularity of darts in Alexandria declined. Until six months ago, the Pizza Box’s dartboards hung forgotten on the wall."

Thursday, August 17, 2006

2006 USA Dart Classic -

2006 USA Dart Classic:
"Men's Singles Cricket
Bill Davis
2nd Place:
Dave DePrist
Top 4:
Gordon Dixon,Joe Slivan"

Full results posted on the webpage.....

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Dave DePriest- 501 National Championships

"USA Dart Classic / 501 National Championships
Aug 11-13 2006

Well, once again its time to head over to Stamford CT for the USA Dart Classic and the 501 National Championships. The week started out normally enough, but that would soon change.

Tuesday I get a call from a reporter in Ft Wayne Indiana requesting an interview regarding Dan Brown, a National Youth Championship hopeful. If you haven't met Dan let me tell you he is a gifted player and truly just a classy young man. Its nice to see darts reaching the point where the mainstream press is now recognizing the accomplishments of these young people. Well-deserved Dan!"

DAILY STAR: Sports - Dartfest winners known

DAILY STAR: Sports: "Dartfest winners known

Silaynon Chad Dalpatan and Jun Fontanilla of Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation took the title of the Classified Draw Doubles Darts Tournament at the New Tops Millennium Plaza in Bacolod City recently.

Silay City-based darters Eddie Bañaria and Janby Jimera placed first runners-up in the event "

Las Vegas SUN: THE OPENING LINE- If golf is a sport, and a widely accepted one at that, why isn't darts?

Las Vegas SUN: THE OPENING LINE: "ESPN has been taking a lot of grief from people in my business, who point out that it keeps shoving poker and darts and spelling bees down our throats and telling us they're sports.

People in my business seem to be having an especially hard time with accepting darts as a sport. They will have you believe that anything you can do while drinking a beer and/or holding a cigarette cannot be considered a sport, even using the most liberal definition of the word.

Well, I guess they've never seen John Daly play golf.

If golf is a sport, and a widely accepted one at that, why isn't darts? It takes the same skills to compete at the highest level: years of practice and tremendous eye-hand coordination.

In golf, with the possible exception of Caddies Day at the local muni and the Scottsdale Open, the gallery even shuts its collective pie hole when you are lining up a shot. Try to get the pub to do the same when you're throwing darts."

Monday, August 14, 2006

Dave McKay interviews Bob Anderson

With the William Cross less than 3 weeks away, Dave McKay caught up with Darts Icon Bob Anderson, Bob talks about his upcoming visit to Australia, How he thumped Russell Stewart in 1990 and that record breaking 15 Dart 801 that he produced at an Exhibition in Cornwall recently.

DM: G'day Bob,
Firstly, let me say how excited we are all here in Australia with the prospect of you coming Down Under to show us your brand of darting expertise. It has been a while now since someone of your darting pedigree paid us a visit.
BA: Thank you Dave, I'm looking forward to this visit and I know we're all going to have a great time at the William Cross event.

DM: In the 1980s you started appearing in televised Dart events and had the greatest of results in 1988, winning the Embassy World Championship. Has this been your finest moment in Darts? If not, what do you consider to be your crowning achievement?
BA: The World Championships has been the high spot in playing terms, but being made Captain of England was definitely my proudest moment, so far.

Link to full interview...

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Connecticut Events - "Dart Tourney Hits Bull's-Eye

Connecticut Events - "Dart Tourney Hits Bull's-Eye
Saturday & Sunday
August 11, 2006
By Brooke Springer, Staff Writer

STAMFORD -- Fresh from the first World Series of Darts, the country's best players will meet at the Stamford Marriott this weekend for a national championship that includes contests for those whose skills aren't as advanced.

Competitors will include John Kuczynski, a nationally ranked dart player and the only American to make it into the final 16 in the world series held at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville in May."

Saturday, August 12, 2006

American Dart Organization

American Dart Organization:

Mens - Tim Grossman
Womens - Stacy Bromberg
Youth - Mike Scarborough

Full results"

Barneys Still In Hunt For Lucky Darts (from This Is Lancashire)

Barneys Still In Hunt For Lucky Darts (from This Is Lancashire): "Barney’s still in hunt for ‘lucky’ darts
By Paul Keaveny

TOP darts player Raymond Van Barneveld is said to be 'disappointed' after the thief who stole his lucky darts failed to return them


Matt Porter, of the Professional Darts Corporation, said: "I had a call from a guy claiming his mate had given them to him. I even offered to have them collected if he didn't want to drop them in.

"However, the caller insisted on posting them and, surprise surprise, despite the offer of a reward, they haven't turned up."

Friday, August 11, 2006

Sun.Star Manila - Doubles dart tourney set Saturday

Sun.Star Manila - Doubles dart tourney set Saturday:
"TEAM Coolnest resumes its monthly series with another classified doubles tournament on Saturday at the Coolnest Bar And Restaurant along Taft Avenue (near De La Salle University).

Coolnest Darts Series guarantees a pot money of P10,000 cash plus trophies per leg for the winners. Dartboard from Terton Craft raffled off during the tournament

Last month's leg drew 40 teams and more darters are expected to see action in Saturday night's shootout in Manila's premier darts venue. More so, the tournament serves as a tune-up for the country's finest darters who will compete in the forthcoming Darts Council of the Philippines (DCP) National Open Singles Championship set August 25 to 27 at the Sportszone in Cagayan de Oro City.

Raul dela Flor of Lovables and Gil Beltran (Manila) were champions of the July leg after beating the tandem of Eric Bautista (Terton) and Warren Perolino (3M) in the finals.

Games are 501-killers-501 (best-of-three) for the winners' bracket and 701 one-leg for the losers. Entry fee is P150 per player (inclusive of one free drink for the first 64 registrants). Registration starts at 7:30 p.m. and games commence at 9 p.m. (Press release)"

Thursday, August 10, 2006 & WSoD & ESPN: "I'll send in my rant as well to ESPN." & WSoD: "I'll send in my rant as well to ESPN.

But just to play the devils advocate for a second - and to preface my comment, I LOVE watching the WSOD... but...

Most people can't stand watching sports when they know the outcome. The thrill of sports is 'what's going to happen next?' and 'How will the athlete perform?'

In my opinion, the downfall of the WSOD in ratings was due mostly to two factors:

- those who watched and were introduced or re-introduced to darts got interested and started cruising darts web sites and maybe even subscribed to BEN (I know I did!). This invariably brought you to the fact that the WSOD was held in May, the Americans got trounced, and Phil Taylor won. End of suspense.

- The fact that an American did not win took all the steam out of this for many viewers.

Playing the tournament in May, breaking it up into 8 1 hour episodes that air over 3 months is ridiculous. This should have been aired in June at the latest- before most people knew of the outcome. (Heck, they do drag racing that way. They condense a weekend of racing into an edited hour broadcast and show it the following weekend.)

The tournament was flawed in one respect, suspense wise- they needed to whittle this down to the best Brit vs. the best American- that would have kept the suspense up for the American viewing audience through the whole tournament. If it wasn't for Johnny K., it was over in the first round for many. And as far as suspense goes, his first round win was the most exciting part of this show.

I loved watching, will continue to watch (and record) the remaining episodes of the WSOD. It has reinvigorated me to set up a board and start practicing again. Maybe this time life won't get in the way and I can stick with a game I've loved for over 25 years. So, in that respect, the WSOD has done its job at least in my house.


This is a post from a first time poster to the forums that really hit the mark!

Unicorn - News

10 August 2006

The Professional Darts Corporation are delighted to announce that Unicorn Products Ltd will continue as official dartboard supplier to the PDC for the next five years.

Unicorn's dartboards have been used exclusively in PDC tournaments for the past nine years since first being used at the 1997 World Championship."

Philadelphia Inquirer - Double trouble: ESPN darts show falters; fans say it misses mark

Philadelphia Inquirer - Double trouble: ESPN darts show falters; fans say it misses mark: "Double trouble: ESPN darts show falters; fans say it misses mark
By Jeff McLane
Inquirer Staff Writer

To Bill Davis, it was like he never got a chance to pull his own darts.

To ESPN, the darts thrown were nowhere near the bull's-eye.

Just three episodes into the eight-episode arc of the World Series of Darts, ESPN pulled the rookie series from its key 7 p.m. Tuesday time slot last week.

For Davis, a world-class darts player featured in the first hourlong show, and for the growing fraternity of American darts players, the prime-time exposure was just the jolt the game needed.

But so-so ratings - a 0.4, which equates to 334,900 households - didn't justify having the World Series of Darts as a lead-in to the hugely popular World Series of Poker (a 1.0 rating), according to ESPN.

And now the WSOD finds itself without a permanent home while Davis and his brethren question ESPN's presentation of the game they love and cherish."

News-Sentinel: Dan Brown, age 17, is going to compete in the U.S. Youth National Championship - Steel tips, steely nerves

News-Sentinel: Dan Brown, age 17, is going to compete in the U.S. Youth National Championship - Steel tips, steely nerves:
"Norwell junior will compete in Youth Nationals this weekend.
By Blake Sebring
By Demelza Helms of The News-Sentinel
Dan Brown, age 17, is going to compete in the U.S. Youth National Championships in Connecticut. Some nationally-ranked darters say he is the one to beat.

Most teen-agers playing with sharp objects would result in their elders running away or calling for the police. With Dan Brown, they say he might end up being a national champion.

Brown, 17, is competing this weekend at the American Dart Organization’s Youth Nationals in Stamford, Conn. The Norwell high school junior placed seventh in the event last year and third two years ago. Both times he was eliminated by the eventual champion."

icCheshireOnline: Darts - Leaders make their title intentions clear

icCheshireOnline : Darts - Leaders make their title intentions clear: "Leaders make their title intentions clear
Aug 3 2006

Runcorn Weekly News

A 119 finish from Phil Hooks took Total Confusion a step closer to Runcorn Apec Taxis Darts League's Section Five title as they defeated third-placed Union Tavern 6-3.

With just two weeks of the summer programme remaining, they have a four-point lead over the Union and second-placed Prospect Has Beens, who were without a match."

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

icCheshireOnline - Darts fans hit by Cupid's arrow

icCheshireOnline - Darts fans hit by Cupid's arrow: "Darts fans hit by Cupid's arrow

Aug 9 2006

Crewe Chronicle

IT was bound to be a winning double when Crewe couple Clare Bevan and Daz Taylor decided to get married.

Cupid's arrow became a dart as they decided to tie the knot at Blackpool.

For Clare, 30, and Daz, 25, who live in Henry Street, were wed during the semi-finals of the Stan James World Matchplay Darts Tournament and celebrated cheering on their favourites on the oche at the Winter Gardens."
: "Monday, August 07, 2006
Night One - Blackburn
The 2006 Holsten Premier League Darts got off to a flying start at King George's Hall in Blackburn, with Raymond van Barneveld making a superb PDC debut.
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Night Two - Sunderland
The second night of the 2006 Holsten Premier League Darts from Sunderland's Seaburn Leisure Centre.
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Night Two - Sunderland
The second night of the 2006 Holsten Premier League Darts from Sunderland's Seaburn Leisure Centre.
Monday, August 14, 2006
Night Two - Sunderland
The second night of the 2006 Holsten Premier League Darts from Sunderland's Seaburn Leisure Centre.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Night Two - Sunderland
The second night of the 2006 Holsten Premier League Darts from Sunderland's Seaburn Leisure Centre.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Night Three - Aberdeen
The third night of the 2006 Holsten Premier League Darts from the Aberdeen AECC.
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Night Three - Aberdeen
The third night of the 2006 Holsten Premier League Darts from the Aberdeen AECC.
Monday, August 21, 2006
Night Three - Aberdeen
The third night of the 2006 Holsten Premier League Darts from the Aberdeen AECC.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Night Three - Aberdeen
The third night of the 2006 Holsten Premier League Darts from the Aberdeen AECC.
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Night Four - Wolverhampton
Night four of the 2006 Holsten Premier League Darts, which saw Phil Taylor continue his unbeaten run at th"

Planet Darts: Fleet Romps To Latest AGP Win

Planet Darts: Fleet Romps To Latest AGP Win:
"Fleet produced a superb display to move further clear at the head of the Australian Grand Prix rankings and a step closer to a place in the World Darts Championship.
Anthony Fleet 7-0 Shane Haddy

Anthony Fleet 6-2 Sean Gebauer
Shane Haddy 6-3 Peter Corcoran

Craig Atze, Mark Edwards, Kyle Anderson, Phil Botterill

Last 16
Rob Denny, Adam Drury, Damien Chalmers, Mavis Nicholson, Andrew Townes, Gordon Bow, Barry Jouannet, Luke Warren"

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Darts News - Off The Wire: ESPN Reschedules WSOD Broadcast Times

Darts News - Off The Wire: ESPN Reschedules WSOD Broadcast Times: "Sighting poor initial viewer ratings, ESPN has pulled the World Series of Darts programming from its original prime time slot on ESPN-1, and have now relegated it to limited, off-hour broadcast positions on their lesser-viewed sister channel ESPN-2. (New schedule times/dates shown below.)

ESPN Revised World Series of Darts Broadcast Schedule:World Series of Darts - Special Coverage Web Site

Episode 1 - Thursday 10 August, 2:00 PM
Episode 2 - Thursday 10 August, 3:00 PM
Episode 3 - Thursday 10 August, 4:00 PM
Episode 4 - Thursday 10 August, 5:00 PM

Episode 4 - Friday 18 August, 12:00 AM
Episode 5 - Tuesday 05 September, 3:00 PM
Episode 6 - Wednesday 06 September, 3:00 PM
Episode 7 - Tuesday 12 September, 2:00 AM
Episode 8 - Monday 25 September, 4:00 PM

tell ESPN’s programming department how you feel about this hasty programming change! Tell them you’ve been watching and want to continuing doing so! Tell them you want MORE darts on TV!
ESPN Feedback link"

Unicorn - uniBlog: post by a darts collector!

This post should be of interest to all those darts and dartboard collectors out there!

Unicorn - uniBlog: post by a darts collector!: "I loved the game right from the start, and wanted to learn about it and the history of the game, as well as the equipment used, and how that equipment developed over time. To that end, I began collecting sets of darts 23 years ago, as well as boards, and books on the game. My darts collection numbers probably 130 sets of darts, well over 40 books on the game, and I have various regional dartboards, such as the Manchester 'Log End', the 'Wide 5's', the 'Narrow 5's', 'Yorkshire Doubles', 'Irish All Black', 'Champion's Choice ', 'Par Darts', 'Quadro', 'M & Y Eric Bristow 'Crafty Cockney', Winmau 'Blade' boards."

Monday, August 07, 2006

Ladies - A new organization for women's darts.

Ladies - A new organization for women's darts: "Welcome
A meeting, initiated by Francis Hoenselaar and Trina Gulliver, took place on 2nd February 2006. The main theme for discussion was the need to focus special attention towards Ladies darts, seen in the light of the recent single-minded decision by media to remove the ladies event from the World Darts Trophy."

Get their banner for your site:

The Brownsville Herald - Online Edition: More and more taking aim as darts gains popularity

The Brownsville Herald - Online Edition:
"On Point image

More and more taking aim as darts gains popularity

The Brownsville Herald

Chris Helms didn’t want to go to a bar. He doesn’t drink.
But he was dragged by friends, nearly kicking and screaming, and they put a dart in his hand.
It stuck.
That was 18 years ago.
Now, a lot of time is spent in bars these days for Helms, currently the fifth-ranked dart player in the United States.

“For me it’s just the challenge of trying to throw a perfect game,” said Helms, who is also now an area manger for the American Dart Organization.

That allure of that “perfect game” has drawn thousands of hopeful players to the game first made popular in Medieval England, including many in the Rio Grande Valley.

“It’s just a fun game to play,” said Lee Uribe, a longtime member of the Rio Grande Valley Tropical Darts Association. "

Darts:The Brownsville Herald - Online Edition- More darts and ESPN bashing:

This appears to be more darts and ESPN bashing, but read on:

The Brownsville Herald - Online Edition: "But lately there’s a future in it, ma.

Just flip on one of the 19 ESPN channels. They’ll tell you.

One’s bound to have a couple of sunglassed characters in members-only jackets perusing their poker hand, one will have a couple of people with way too much free time making pool balls defy the laws of physics, and just recently, just to make it complete, one will have darts.

Yes, darts.

The latest of the back-alley, pool-hall games that the self-appointed god of television sports has brought into the sunshine.

Thanks, fellas. What would we do without you?"

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Darts: Sharp competition, charitable aim -

Sharp competition, charitable aim - "Outside in the parking lot, Nelson Reightler happily grilled a selection of meats - pit beef, ham, turkey. Burgers and hot dogs, too.

But this was neither a bar nor festival. It was Maryland's state championship dart tournament, with lots of familiar faces from the regional dart scene.

More than 200 people showed up to compete this weekend, including nationally ranked men and women. And much of the proceeds went to help a local nonprofit organization, Emerge Inc., which opened the doors of its Linthicum day center for the developmentally disabled to host the tournament."

Sunday, August 06, 2006 Win a new set of Unicorn Darts

Just a reminder as there now over 925 registered members!
Join a forum win some darts!!
Win a new set of Unicorn Darts

Click this link to visit the thread about the free darts!

As of the time and date of this post, we only need 91 more members on SEWA to make 1000!!!!

So here's what we need you to do:

1) Tell all of your teammates, dart friends or anyone that you see in a pub playing darts...heck, anyone that you know who would benefit from being a member of this site, about SEWA (that's pretty close to EVERYONE, isn't it?).

2) Have them sign up as a member (no fair signing up more than once, you guys and gals!) It would be best if they included their location in their profiles as well.

3) The 1000th NEW member of SEWA will receive, from Black Bull Darts, a new set of Unicorn Darts of their choice (sorry, can't do the 2007 line)!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

News & Star: FORMER Cumbria player Dee Bateman captured another major title

News & Star: FORMER Cumbria player Dee Bateman captured another major title...: "Dee had beaten Staffordshire's Sherrie Dodd in their semi-final, while the runner-up had put out Debra Royal. Trina Gulliver had gone out in the quarter-finals. In-form Scot Gary Anderson won the men's event.

The 2006 playing of Maryport’s Bounty Inn darts tournament was concluded on Sunday evening with a splendid competition between the eight finalists. Former champion James Service regained his title despite some spirited opposition."

The one competition all the top darts players want to win is back again and the Herald, in conjunction with Trophydart, is launching the Champion of C

The one competition all the top darts players want to win is back again and the Herald, in conjunction with Trophydart, is launching the Champion of Champions tournament, which is...: "YOUR CHANCE TO BE A CHAMPION

11:50 - 01 August 2006
The one competition all the top darts players want to win is back again and the Herald, in conjunction with Trophydart, is launching the Champion of Champions tournament, which is now in its 22nd year.


Play-offs will be arranged to produce eight finalists and the draw, with venues, will appear only in Steve Chapman's weekly darts review.

All play-offs will be on Sunday evenings and the format will be the best of five legs of 501, flying start. The grand final itself will be the best of seven games and the no bust rule will apply throughout the competition.

The preliminary round will take place on Sunday, September 17 and subsequent rounds will follow on the Sunday's of October 15, November 12 and November 26.

Only pride was at stake in the final week of the Monday Premier League as the top three positions were decided weeks ago.This was evident in the fact

Only pride was at stake in the final week of the Monday Premier League as the top three positions were decided weeks ago.This was evident in the fact that champions...:

11:50 - 01 August 2006
Only pride was at stake in the final week of the Monday Premier League as the top three positions were decided weeks ago.

This was evident in the fact that champions Brookside still went out and took all 13 points at St Levan Inn's expense.

Tug Wilson finished a 36-darter with an out shot of 118 and Jim Pitkin top scored with 10 throws of a ton or more."

paul williams: Forums - Is Ladies Darts Dying

We have often wanted to increase the number of women playing in our league, but so far progress is slow. I found this post on one of my favorie forums. What do you think?

paul williams - Is Ladies Darts Dying: "When i started playing inour local ladies league 12 years ago there was 3 divisions of 11 teams....33 teams in one was great!

Now 12 years on we have 1 division with 8 teams!

I think it's because the young girls are not interested in playing darts anymore....too many other things to do!

I'm the youngest person in our the tender age of 28

Maybe if we make it to the olympics it might help improve things...make people realise it's not a pub game with fags and drink!

Shell x
©2005-2006, Shell, All Rights Reserved -- posted with permission."

Jump in and have your say at:

Welcome to the Official home of Phil THE POWER Taylor - 13 Times World Darts Champion - Blackpool Overview

Welcome to the Official home of Phil THE POWER Taylor - 13 Times World Darts Champion - Blackpool Overview: "Blackpool Overview

Sorry for the delay but have been very busy. But here is my review from blackpool

Well what can I say other than man that was hot and hard work. As a lot of you know already I played in the Bobby Bourne tournament the weekend before the World Matchplay and won. That as always is a good way to get up to speed for Blackpool. "

Planet Darts: Holsten Premier League Hits America!

I've posted this before, but I think it's worth posting again....

Planet Darts: Holsten Premier League Hits America!:
"Holsten Premier League Hits America!

DARTS fans across America can see coverage of the 2006 Holsten Premier League Darts on the OLN Network from Saturday 5 August.

Outdoor Life Network will be screening 12 one-hour highlights programmes from the Premier League.

The coverage comes alongside Fox Sports' screening of PDC tournaments and the current airing of the World Series of Darts on ESPN.

Each episode will be screened initially at 10pm EST (7pm Pacific Time) on a Saturday."

Pacific Darts Association Fall 06 sign ups

Signup for the Pacific Darts Association Fall 06 Darts now. Deadline is August 12th
If you are interested in playing darts next season please sign up ASAP. Several teams last season could not get in because they waited until the last minute. First come - First Serve. Make sure we reserve a space for you. The General Meeting will be on Thursday August 17, 2006, 7:30 PM at Jak's Bistro, 12752 Valley View St., Garden Groove. You must have a representative from your team show up.

You also must have signed up prior to the meeting.

If you are a returning team you can just leave a message on the dart line saying you are coming back. If you are forming a new team please fill out the form online or stop by the Dart Shop and fill out a form there. Please give us a team name.

If you are new to the league and need information please contact Jan at the Dart Shop 714-995-1993 or leave a message on the Dart Line 562-799-0851.

A link to the list of Sponsors

McCauley to juggle table tennis, football... "Or maybe I'll pick up darts..."

McCauley to juggle table tennis, football... "Or maybe I'll pick up darts...": "By BRYANT JON-ANTEOLA
Fresno State cornerback Marcus McCauley has figured out how to get on ESPN.

He'll even take a class this semester to help him reach television stardom.

'I've seen a lot of people playing table tennis on ESPN,' McCauley said. 'So I decided to take table tennis for one of my classes this semester. Or maybe I'll pick up darts and compete in the World Series of Darts.'"

I believe that he's joking here, but the discipline and focus required in darts could only help top flight athletes...... Maybe someone from the local league could invite him to play.....

Friday, August 04, 2006

Internet Movie Database- Biography for Phil Taylor (III)

You never know who you are going to find when you least expect it! It's not often that I look for dart players on movie sites:

Internet Movie Database: Biography for Phil Taylor (III): "Biography for
Phil Taylor (III)


Married to Yvonne with 4 children and 1 grandchild.

Is now a regular contributor to the pages of 'Darts World' magazine.

By 2002, he had won the world professional darts crown on 10 occasions, making him the game's all-time greatest exponent. His other notable achievements include 5 World Matchplay titles, 1997 News of the World champion, and winner of the inaugural Las Vegas Desert Classic (2002) - the first major televised tournament to be staged outside the UK.

Nicknamed 'The Power' for his phenomenal scoring accuracy and ability to hit high checkouts, he remains the only player who consistently achieves a mean three-dart average in excess of 100 during televised tournament play. Link to his filmography ....

The bio is a bit out of date, but there it is.... & Where did you start?

So have you ever felt the need to tell your own story of how you got started in darts? If so here's your chance at SEWA-darts forum: & Where did you start?: "Reading through the forum (so much good info here!) I've noticed that quite a few of you have played for a loooonnnnnngggggg time, some since childhood. Being totally new to the game in my mid-thirties, I'm having to start from the beginning; I can't even consistently hit fat singles yet. For those of you who started in your teens or in adulthood, how well did you play when you first started? Did you find singles easy, or were you all over the board, like me?

Just curious."

A Hack Job: Me Versus The Philly Dart Collective | EndScore

A Hack Job: Me Versus The Philly Dart Collective | EndScore: "In the end, what I’m saying is that we can agree to disagree. The Philly Dart Collective (and other dart lovers) thinks TWSOD is great and I just don’t see it quite the same way. But, you know what? Our differences is what makes life interesting. If we all thought the same way, we’d be as lively and animated as Stepford Wives, femmebots, or Ben Stein. And that could get boring real fast.

So, to all the lovers of darts, I commend and respect your passion for the sport, and for your sakes I hope ESPN continues to show and highlight your sport on their various channels.

I just won’t be tuning in."

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Advocate - Growing number of Guyanese play, enjoy darts

Advocate: "Growing number of Guyanese play, enjoy darts
Web Posted - Tue Aug 01 2006
By Norman Faria

For many years, most Guyanese associate the game of darts with pubs in England. We remember scenes from TV shows or movies showing the fellows in tweed suits and caps throwing their darts at the circular dartboard, while their pint of ale or Guinness sits on the bar, waiting for them.

But its widely played in clubs all over the US and Canada, and the Scandinavian countries for example. There are national competitions and even a World Darts Federation."

End Score Interview: George Silberzahn | EndScore- Darts on TV

End Score Interview: George Silberzahn | EndScore - darts on TV: "In last week’s A Hack Job column (this week’s is coming on Thursday… and, yes, part of it is about darts), I questioned the validity of showing darts on television and made the base comment of it being something played in a bar. Well, needless to say, I got slammed by a lot of dart players. Fine. I can take that, but I think there was some misunderstanding from both parties. So, what would any responsible writer do? "

Unicorn uniBlogs - RSS feed...

If you are interested in darts and different perspectives on darts you should take a look at the Unicorn uniBlogs site. You can also check for updates by using the RSS feed to have notice of updates sent to your news reader. The RSS link is:

Unicorn - uniBlog: "How uniBlog works

When you come to the uniBlog front page you will see the 5 latest uniBlog entries, with the most recent at the top of the page. For further chronological listings use the 'Earlier uniBlogs' and 'Later uniBlogs' links to scroll through the entries. Click on the heading or on 'Read full uniBlog' to read the entire entry. Each post has the name of the author against it so if you like what you're reading, you can view their profile and get a listing of all their other uniBlogs."

Darts - Dearne Today: DARTS ace Dennis Priestley's dreams...

Sport - Dearne Today: "DREAMS DASHED
DARTS ace Dennis Priestley's dreams of taking the World Matchplay title in Blackpool were dashed when he narrowly lost out 16-13 to eventual tournament winner and arch rival Phil Taylor in the quarter finals.
Priestley, the former world number one, looked to be back to his sparkling best and gave Taylor a rough ride, but the man from Stoke-on-Trent fought back from behind three times to go forward to the semi-finals.
The match against Mexborough-based Priestley proved to be his toughest of the tournament, with Taylor going on to beat Andy Hamilton 17-11 in the semi-finals and overcoming James Wade 18-11 in the final.
Priestley showed true fighting spirit, and battled back from 8-6 down to lead 10-8 with four consecutive legs. But his rival kept his nerve and went on to win."

Wednesday, August 02, 2006 - Bill Lankhof - The Last Word... WSoD - Bill Lankhof - The Last Word... WSoD: "But the World Series of Darts? What’s next ESPN? The all-America marble shootout? Sports TV is so desperate for programming that if it sweats, it’s a sport. But it’s getting goofy when the head of the Olympic movement thinks ballroom dancing is a sport. Lets see: Breathing hard + seductive movements = a sport. Paris Hilton and Desperate Housewives just became co-favourites to win SI’s athlete of the year."

Dear Mr. Lankhof,

First off let me say thanks for even mentioning the sport of darts in your article! However in regards to your quote you have hit the definition dead on:
"But the World Series of Darts? What’s next ESPN? ... Sports TV is so desperate for programming that if it sweats, it’s a sport."

sport n.

1. Physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively.
2. A particular form of this activity.
2. An activity involving physical exertion and skill that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often undertaken competitively.
3. An active pastime; recreation.

Well to explain it a bit more I will say that most people see darts as a game in which you get together with a few friends, have some beers and throw pointy objects at a round board. I say that's all well and good, but when you look at the sport of darts as it is played at it's top international levels you will find that the level of skill and exertion required is considerable and very difficult to attain. If performances demonstrated by the top starts of darts were just luck or something that 99% of the people of the world could do with little effort then I would agree that darts is a sport not worth being on TV. A better explanation of "Why Televise Darts?" can be found on the website of Dave Depriest "World Series of Darts" qualifier on his website at:

Please take some time and try your hand at this sport with folks that are really good at it and you will see the skill and passion that transfers well to TV. Consider contacting:Queen Street Dart League at or The Metro Toronto Area Dart League at :

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Review-Atlas - Monmouth, Illinois: Darts - Benefit for Gary Johnson

Review-Atlas : Local - Benefit for Gary Johnson

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 2:09 PM CDT

Staff Reporter

A benefit will be held this Saturday at the Monmouth Eagles Club for Gary Johnson, a certified nurse's assistant at Monmouth Nursing Home.

Johnson has been a Monmouth resident his entire life and has been a CNA for over 20 years. Lately, he has been experiencing complications due to diabetes. Just recently he had to have a toe amputated. This benefit will help defray medical costs.

The benefit will kick off with a spaghetti dinner where garlic bread and tea or lemonade will also be served. The dinner starts at noon and is by donation. Sign-up for a darts tournament begins at 1 p.m. and starts at 2 p.m. Following the dart tournament, a pool tournament will occur. There is an entry fee for both of these tournaments. Prizes will be awarded for first and second places.

An auction will begin at 4 p.m. and karaoke by Teel Brothers will also begin at 4 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. There will be 50/50 drawings throughout the evening and prizes will be raffled off.

For more information, call Laura Clark or Donna Hager at (309) 734-3811."

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