"Magnificent Eight" Anticipating Big Kick-Off! PHIL TAYLOR will begin his challenge to regain darting supremacy from Raymond van Barneveld when the 2007 Holsten Premier League Darts kicks off on Thursday night.
Taylor lost his Ladbrokes.com World Championship crown to the Dutchman a month ago, letting a 3-0 lead slip at the Circus Tavern before van Barneveld won 7-6 in a sudden death final leg.
The pair will meet twice in the next 14 weeks during the league phase of the £275,000 Holsten Premier League, with the first night taking place at the Plymouth Pavilions.
Planet Darts - "Magnificent Eight" Anticipating Big Kick-Off!
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
The long awaited January 2nd had finally arrived and legions of Rocklandites flocked to the old Bigalo Mansion for what they thought was a once in a lifetime Rockland Eagles open house. Word spread like wildfire through Rockvegas from TKO Sheas to DJ's pub that the Eagles was opening it's doors to the public to watch Dart master Skitziod and his band of brothers known as Bad Medicine go for the State Championship. The masses gathered in the Bird Parking lot but were not granted access inside the building. The mob was growing angry and sources said that an emergency meeting was called and the Eagles brass was gathered in the upstairs hall war room.
RocklandNews.com Bad Medicine eliminated!
I have rarely been more excited at this time of the year. It is apparently when people get most depressed as the Christmas bills come to roost and cold winds dispel what remains of the festive bonhomie. But if you’re a darts fan it’s Mardi Gras right through till May with the all-action Holsten Premier Darts League. We are starting at Plymouth on Thursday and I am licking the old Geordie lips.
My best line of the recent World Championship was, ‘It’s brutal. It’s vicious. But it’s a kind of poetry.’ That will do to set the tone for 15 weeks of sensational darts featuring the tungsten gallacticos. I hope this list doesn’t faze any of the lads because I’m known in some circles as The Black Spot.
Unicorn - Sid Waddell - uniBlog 30/01/2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
There's a sense of relief around Blair, Wisconsin since Josh Hanson has come home from Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Josh, they call him Hannor here, fell 16 stories out a window at the Hyatt Hotel. He landed on an awning, which broke his fall and probably saved his life. Hannor runs Heine's Sports Bar with partner Chad Steine. "He has some cuts on his hands and face and his one leg is broken, but other than that, he looks and sounds great."
kare11.com :: KARE 11 TV - Man who fell 16 stories goes homeMan who fell 16 stories discharged from hospital BY DAVE ORRICK Pioneer Press “Hanner” is heading home. Joshua Hanson, known to friends as Hanner — and to much of the world as the Wisconsin guy who fell 16 stories last week and suffered no brain or spinal injuries — was discharged from the hospital and headed home this afternoon, a hospital official said this afternoon. His friends are looking forward to it. “I just think he wants to get back here and relax,” said Andy Anderson, one of Hanson’s two roommates in Blair, Wis., located between Eau Claire and La Crosse. “He’s gotten a lot of attention this past week, and I think he wants to see his daughter.”
TwinCities.com - Man who fell 16 stories discharged from hospital
A western Wisconsin man who survived a 16-story fall at a Minneapolis hotel is breathing through a tube, after both his lungs collapsed and he tore his trachea. His aunt says Joshua Hanson, 29, Blair, also has a rod permanently placed in his right leg – but all things considered, he’s making good progress. Hanson was in critical condition Monday at a hospital in Minneapolis. He was there for a darts tournament last Saturday when he ran down a 17th-floor hallway while goofing around and he went through a double-paned window which stretches from the floor to the ceiling. It took place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Minneapolis.
He landed on an overhang one story above the ground, and was conscious when he was taken to the hospital. Friends and relatives call Hanson’s survival a miracle. Doctors say they have no explanation for it – and they don’t have a timetable yet for his recovery. Meanwhile, the city will inspect the broken window today. Officials said it met the city’s code when the hotel was built 20 years ago but it would not pass the mandate for new buildings. The hotel says it will do what’s necessary to make things safe...
River Falls Journal - Blair man in critical condition after fall
Wheeler News Service, Published Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Bob Of All Trades...Master Of Darts! IF a modern-day author were to look to write a second 'This Sporting Life' novel, they could do much worse than looking back over the career of Bob Anderson. The 59-year-old has enjoyed considerable success in three different sports since his days as a schoolboy javelin champion, and has even gained a single-figure golfing handicap in recent years.
Planet Darts - Bob Of All Trades...Master Of Darts!
Double Success For Duo In Vegas JOHN PART and Wes Newton enjoyed a successful weekend at the Las Vegas Open - but John Kuczysnki narrowly missed out on the singles title. Both Newton and Part - the current Las Vegas Desert Classic champion - headed across the Atlantic following the Players Championship
Planet Darts - Double Success For Duo In Vegas
There is more chat about the Las Vegas Open at:
Monday, January 29, 2007
Darts: Cambs call on the A Team to save their skin ONLY a stirring performance from Cambridgeshire's A team players prevented a surprise home defeat by Glamorgan. They trailed 13-5 overnight after a crushing defeat for the men's B team and, in the words of chairman Peter Melton, "had a real mountain to climb". But a day which started with new champion Martin Adams parading the Lakeside World Championship Trophy ended with the Cambs men's A team clawing their way back to within an inch of an astounding win against a side packed with past and present Welsh internationals. CEN Sport: Darts - Cambs call on the A Team to save their skin
Jen Biron removes her darts from the board Tuesday at Elks Lodge.
Jen Biron stepped up to the oche (line) held onto the barrel of her dart, aimed, and threw it towards the dart board. Her dart lands on a black single section adjacent to the red bull’s-eye.
It’s worth nine points. Biron is one of about 40 dart enthusiasts who attend Elks Lodge’s Tuesday night dart league. “The people who are here and the social interaction, that’s what its all about,” Biron said.
BCNG Portals Page Bull’s-Eye: Elks Dart League is a piece of cork
By RACHEL STERN Observer Reporter Jan 28 2007
THAT'S THE WAY TO WRITE IT, The thing about Bobby George’s first book, Bobby Dazzler, My Story, is that you don’t need to read a review to decide whether or not you want to plunk down money to buy the book. Just as you know you gotta watch when George bounds on stage decked out like Elvis, dripping in jewelry, and carrying a candelabra, the sizzling Dazzler cover more sells the steak that follows.
There’s George, smiling, hand on chin...
Or is he smiling?
Dartoids World Bobby George!!! # 282 02/01/2007
Peter Manley and Kevin Painter have pledged their futures to Team Unicorn – signing new three-year deals – which ties them to the world’s top darts manufacturer until 2010.
It rounds off a memorable week for Manley, who has just been named as the 5th and last English star for next month’s Masters of Darts tournament in Holland.
Unicorn - News NEW DEALS FOR MANLEY AND PAINTER
Bobby George comp Bobby George The King of Bling We had hundreds of entries in our competition to win copies of Bobby George's autobiography Bobby Dazzler. The book tells the "rags to bling" story of the Eastender who left school barely able to read and write, picked up a set up darts for the first time aged 30 and within three years had won a world title.
BBC SPORT: Darts - Bobby George comp
"Published to coincide with the
2007 BDO World Professional Darts Championships
from 6th-14th January in Frimley Green
my story by Bobby George
After a tough childhood, helping his imposing dad in the garden, looking after his pigeons, Bobby George left school early barely able to read or write. A life in the building trade – digging the Victoria Line on the London underground and laying concrete and granite floors – or minding Essex pub doors in the post-Krays era seemed to beckon.
That is until, after a day’s fishing off southern Ireland in the summer of 1976, a game of pub darts got off the ground. By the end of the night Bobby had taken on and beaten the whole pub. He was a natural. He has never really looked back: three years later he won the News of the World Championship.
BOBBY DAZZLER - Published to coincide with the 2007 BDO World Professional Darts Championships: "
CUMBRIA’S trip to Cleveland resulted in a very welcome win for the county and lifted them into almost touching distance of Division Two safety. Cumbria are nine points clear of the bottom place, and only two behind fellow strugglers Norfolk with games against Northumberland and Derbyshire to be played at home and trips to Merseyside and finally Norfolk to come.
News & Star Three bonus point-win for Cumbria
Published on 27/01/2007 darts By Stan Launder
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Civic leaders shower praise on darts hero Making the news: Reporter Catherine Jewitt presents Phill Nixon with framed Northern Echo images of his exploits in the world of darts championships
Excitement surrounding County Durham's latest sporting hero continued as the Ferryhill Flyer's achievement on the world's stage was formally acknowledged in his home town yesterday. Chris Fay reports. PHILL NIXON made the ten- minute trip from his home in Skipton Close, Ferryhill, to the town hall by chauffeur-driven limousine...
Civic Leaders Shower Praise On Darts Hero (from The Northern Echo)
Saturday, January 27, 2007
THE creme of Cambridgeshire darts take to the oche this weekend for the start of another British Inter-Counties Premier Division season. Hampshire provide the first hurdle for the local throwers at the March United Services Club in New Road on Saturday and Sunday as Cambs launch their bid to better last season's fine second place behind champions Yorkshire.
Peterborough Today - DARTS: Cambs capture world class star
Last spring, Roger Carter said he didn't even notice the stare of the television cameras when he competed for a slice of $1 million.
Carter was featured as one of the top 16 American dart throwers against the top 16 international throwers at the 2006 World Series of Darts in Connecticut. ESPN's cameras and lights covered the action.
"I didn't last long, just one round," said Carter, who is town this weekend competing in the 18th annual Shoot for the Moon dart competition. "I wasn't nervous and actually loved the cameras being there."
Dart throwers aiming for $15,000: 18th annual event attracts top players
THE second all-Island darts ranking event, sponsored by B&B Furniture, goes ahead at the Quarterbridge Hotel on Saturday. All players must sign on between 7.45pm and 8.15pm for an 8.30 start. At the end of the ranking season the top four players will be sent to the Denmark Open in August. Prize money is also paid out on each event.
Sport - Isle of Man Today: ALL-ISLAND DARTS
Fri Jan 26, 7:00 AM ET
Madrid, Spain (PRWeb) January 26, 2007 -- Players can now test their skills against the world's best in this new darts game developed by Typhon Mobile, based on the world darts champion Phil "The Power" Taylor. This game takes you from local pub championships, onto the regional and finally the world darts showdown with the great champion himself. Unlock the special characters, play secret game modes and lots more, its all here in Phil Taylor's Power Darts.
Typhon Mobile Develops Phil Taylor's Power Darts Mobile Game for Player One - Yahoo! News
Filipino-Korean darts tilt set on Saturday
FILIPINO-Korean friendship will be showcased in the staging of the Seoul International Darts-League (SIDL)-Manila Invitational Classified doubles tournament at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Daungan Restaurant located along Mother Ignacia Street in Quezon City.
Sun.Star Manila - Filipino-Korean darts tilt set on Saturday
News & Star Manley out to prove he’s a Master of Darts
Hants darts team battle the drop
By Clive Downton
HAMPSHIRE county darts team's yo-yo season continues after failing to deal with high-flying Kent at home.
The county is now back in the battle to avoid relegation with only Warwickshire doing worse in the British Inter County Premier League.
Hants Darts Team Battle The Drop (from This is Hampshire)
Friday, January 26, 2007
CENTRAL SCOTLAND DARTS. The Super League knock-out cup will be held in BMW on Sunday, February 4 with a 12.30 p.m. register for a 1 p.m. start. Format nine singles. Entries are now being taken for the third Central Open to be held in Bannockburn Club on April 6 and 7. Prize money has gone up with the gents on £1500, ladies £300, under-21s £100, under-18s £50 plus a place in the Winmau World Masters 2007. Entry for pairs is £10 per pair with the winners on £400. Due to high demand the closing date will come forward. Players should contact Davie Hanson on 07904 4884456.
CARRONBRAES DARTS LEAGUE. Results: Star Inn 2, Colonial 0; Hurlet 1, Cavalier 2; Mariner 2, Bowhouse 1; Carronshore 2, Tam Bain 1. The finals night will be at the Railway Tavern on Monday, January 29, 7.15 for a 7.30 p.m. start.
Sport - Falkirk Today: Central Scotland Darts - CARRONBRAES DARTS LEAGUE
Terry Jenkins had mixed fortunes at the two-day StanJames.com Players Championship played last weekend in Gibralter.
Ledbury-based Jenkins crashed out of the Saturday event in the opening round, losing 3-1 to Matt Clark, who was defeated in the fourth round by Ronnie Baxter.
Mixed Days For Jenkins (from Malvern Gazette)
For dart players, league is also about the camaraderie The most riveting thing to watch in most local bars on Jan. 16 was on television, where the nail-biting finish to a college basketball game between Oklahoma State and Texas was unfolding.
But at the Liquor Barrel Saloon, 6925 E. Broadway, and a handful of other area watering holes, the patrons were more interested in the fates of the Poor Losers, the Evil Monkeys and the Tuesday Night Leftovers.
Welcome to the Southern Arizona Darting Association's spring league, ...
Competitors get the point - www.azstarnet.com
By Brian J. Pedersen
Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona - Published: 01.25.2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
HAMPSHIRE'S Paul Gibbs has finally achieved his aim in darts - but he has already set himself another tough target.
The arrows ace from Alresford has long yearned to toe the oche at Frimley Green's famous Lakeside Country Club. That dream will become a reality in the next few weeks, so he intends to go a step further and become world champion.
Hants Darts Heroes Aim To Conquer The World (from This is Hampshire)
Phill Nixon found overnight fame following his thrilling comeback in the BDO World Darts final against England team captain Martin Adams.
Despite missing out on a £70,000 cash prize during the live televised event seven days ago (CORR as of Sunday) Phill is set to clean up as part of a new sponsorship deal.
DARTS: Wilts on bottom after brave fight
By Dave Eaton
WILTSHIRE just missed out on collecting a prize scalp and recording a win over second-placed Bedfordshire, writes DAVE EATON.
They had fought back in their latest Division Three away inter-county match to only trail the hosts 17-16 at the Russell Park Club, Bedford, with the last three games to play.
Darts Wilts On Bottom After Brave Fight (from This Is Wiltshire)
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
£2485 Prize Money* + Winmau places + WDF Ranking Points
MEN'S WOMEN'S SINGLES
to be held at The Central Hall, North Pavilion Road, Gibraltar on Saturday 17th March 2007(The day after the Torremolinos Open Finals)
Gibraltar's first dedicated sports website: Darts: Gibraltar Open 2007 details
Darts: A new era for darts Jan 23 2007 By Stuart Rayner, The Journal One afternoon's darts has extended his 15 minutes of fame into a full week. But as much as he has enjoyed it Phill Nixon has his eyes on the long-term, he tells Stuart Rayner One week on from the darts match which will perhaps come closer than any other to living up to commentator Sid Waddell's legendary phrase `the greatest comeback since Lazarus', the life of Phill Nixon is slowly returning to normal. But the Ferryhill Flyer is hoping his heroics can have a lasting legacy on the sport.
icNewcastle - Darts: A new era for darts
Published in the News Star on 23/01/2007
By Martin Morgan
FORMER world No 1 Alan Warriner-Little returned to form with a Rock-solid performance to reach the semi-finals of the Stan James.com players championship in Gibraltar at the weekend.
The Maryport-based ace, now 26 in the world rankings, beat teenage prodigy Michael van Gerwen, who had earlier outplayed world champion Raymond van Barneveld, dropping only one leg against his fellow Dutchman - on his way to the last four.
The Cumberland News Iceman rocks Dutch whizkid on Gib
DARTS: Defeat knocks Oxon off top
Oxfordshire's Division 2 title ambitions suffered a knock as they went down to a 23-16 defeat against second-placed Somerset.
The result saw the west country outfit take over at the top and with four matches left to play, it promises to be a nail-biting finale to the season for Oxfordshire who now trail Somerset by three points. Darts Defeat Knocks Oxon Off Top (from Oxford Mail)
It's in his genes - it's in his 501s. Cushty-wushty.
Bobby George, former world darts finalist and BBC commentator. Never knowingly under-punned.
His darts used to stick out like tulips in the board.
On the improvement of Dutchman Vincent van der Voort.
Is ballrooming dancing a sport? It's recognised as a sport but I don't see any balls there.
Bobby defends darts as a sport.
Painter didn't play well early on - you could say he was up and down like a paint brush.
George turns to some DIY commentary.
BBC SPORT: Darts - Greatest darts quotes ever
Region 1-1: The Masters Regional will be held on Friday, February 9, in Homer, AK For more info, contact Jeff at email@example.com or 907 283-9286.
American Dart Organization Regional Playoff schedule
Seven-times world champion Trina Gulliver helped her Warwickshire women's A team to victory over their Yorkshire counterparts at the weekend, but their efforts failed to prevent an overall reverse in the BICC Premier Division. The Bears lost 23-16 overall to their northern rivals at Glasshoughton Working Men's Club in Castleford. The women's B string managed a 3-3 draw, but there were losses for the men's A and B teams at 8-4 and 7-5 respectively.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Welcome to Chin Wag
Edition 22 - Tuesday 23 January 2007
Howdy Pardners !!! What a night at The Dorchester in London for the PDPA Awards Dinner. Great night, but I wouldn't like to have it as my local! £7 for a small bottle of beer!!!
The evening went well and it was good to meet and socialise with so many with whom I usually compete. Great to see Cliff and Carol Lazarenko, and hope it's not too long before we see Cliff back to full fitness. I was especially pleased to see Ritchie Gardner there, honoured along with the rest of the first 14 players to start the PDC, me included.
Darts Professional Bob Anderson - Chin Wag Edition 22
Threats, counter-threats, legal action…….it must be another week in the wide world of darts!
I watched again the documentary about the ‘Big Split’ back in 1993. ‘Blood on the Carpet’ certainly brought back a lot of memories and at times, it mirrored what is going on right now.
We have seen threats of legal action against 2006 BDO World Champion Jelle Klaasen, which smacks of more bad blood and sour grapes. BDO spokesman Robert Holmes has been quoted as saying: “In the case of Jelle Klaasen it is our duty to remind them of their contractual obligations.” He said they are consulting lawyers and that: “We mean business over this.” DARTS ON TRIAL?
DARTS legends Eric Bristow and John Lowe entertained a packed Forum 28 in Barrow last night with the former being taught a lesson by a local player.
MORE than 200 Furness darts fans were given a rare treat at Barrow’s Forum 28 on Sunday when two of the best-known faces in the sport came to town.
barrow in furness, barrow news sport, Town salutes darts heroes
The League http://vcda.org/
The Darts Forums:
Friends and family hold dart tourney in honor of Pam Tacket Crabtree
By LOREN GENSON
Gazette Staff Writer
Pam wouldn't have wanted it any other way.
Friends and family of Pam Tackett Crabtree remembered her with a dart tournament Saturday.
A unique benefit organized by the First Capital Dart League remembered not only Crabtree's love for darts, but her love for animals.
"The money raised from the dart tournament will go to help animals here in Ross County," said Crabtree's best friend, Helen Mankin. "She loved animals, and she would take any cat in if she saw it outside."
Crabtree died in September after a long fight with cancer.
"She battled it as long as she could," Mankin said.
Pam helped pioneer the First Capital Dart League and began throwing darts in 1982, her husband, Sam Crabtree, said.
"She played in Columbus every year and was a ten-year all-star," Crabtree said.
Friends and family recalled the times they had playing darts with Crabtree before she was sick.
"I've been throwing darts a long time with Pam," said Tony Woods, a retired Chillicothe teacher and coach. "That's why we all came out here today."
There were many enticing aspects of darts that drew Pam and her friends towards the sport, Woods said.
"Back when we started there weren't many leagues, but it's always been a fun sport, it doesn't cost anything, and you can do it with all your friends. Pam was great, and she always had a lot of fun playing."
Whether you liked darts or not, Pam would find a way to get you playing, Mankin said.
"I never played darts until I met Pam," Mankin said. "She basically made me start. She just had a great affect on everybody's life."
Crabtree's friends hope to make the fundraiser an annual event, said First Capital Dart League President John Mankin.
"When she passed away we wanted to do something like this," Mankin said. "We're hoping to make it an yearly thing."
Central Ohio - www.centralohio.com - Throwing a bullseye
How our senses took a bit of a Flyer
WE love our local heroes at The Northern Echo and Phill Nixon - The Ferryhill Flyer - certainly emerged as a local hero from the World Darts Championships.
We had a feeling about The Flyer from early on in the championships and decided to get behind him.
This was a story that had everything - the 50-year-old 150-1 outsider who'd tried to get to the world finals for 20 years and finally made it when redundancy gave him more time to practise on the board in his kitchen.
How Our Senses Took A Bit Of A Flyer (from The Northern Echo)
NATIONAL team players will be hoping to dust off their rustiness in a bid to retain their slots when the season opening event - The New Year Open ends at Mandela Sports Hotel in Namboole this afternoon.
allAfrica.com: Uganda: New Year Open Set - East Africa Darts Federation
NATIONAL team players will be hoping to dust off their rustiness in a bid to retain their slots when the season opening event - The New Year Open ends at Mandela Sports Hotel in Namboole this afternoon.
allAfrica.com: Uganda: New Year Open Set - East Africa Darts Federation
King Wolfie vows to stay loyal to his pack
MARTIN Adams strode into March United Services Club yesterday (Sunday, 21 January) with a big silver trophy tucked under his arm, a £70,000 prize safely in his bank account and a wolfish smile on his face.
A week after putting his supporters through mental torture in a pulsating final, the new Lakeside World Professional Darts champion was back on familiar territory, swapping his memories of the champagne razzmatazz at Frimley Green for the lager tops and more spartan surroundings of Cambridgeshire's home venue.
CEN Sport: Darts - King Wolfie vows to stay loyal to his pack
22 January 2007
They are three of darts rising stars and now they are part of the biggest darts team in the world!
Colin Osborne (pictured), Barrie Bates and Mick McGowan have all signed three-year deals to join Team Unicorn, as they bid to take their careers to the next level.
Unicorn moved quickly to snap up the trio, who are all expected to achieve big things in the world of darts.
Unicorn - News: TOP TRIO SIGN FOR TEAM UNICORN
22 January 2007
Andy Hamilton has claimed his first big PDC title with a brilliant performance in the second Players Championship event in Gibraltar.
He won an all-Unicorn final – beating Colin Lloyd by 3 sets to 1 to clinch his maiden win and a cheque for £5,000. The Unicorn Contender showed the class that has taken him into the top echelons of world darts.
He was actually two sets and a leg up in the final, before Lloyd came back. Hamilton finally hit double 16 to kick off the celebrations. ‘The Hammer’ had earlier beaten Andy Smith, Roland Scholten, Terry Jenkins and Alan Warriner.
Unicorn - News:
IT’S HAMMER TIME ON THE ROCK!
Monday, January 22, 2007
Welcome back for 'Ferryhill Flyer'
Darts player Phill Nixon is welcomed back by his County Durham town after his performance in the Lakeside World Championships.
A civic reception was laid on to welcome Phill Nixon back to his County Durham hometown.
BBC - Welcome back for 'Ferryhill Flyer'
Hamilton Takes Maiden Title ANDY HAMILTON picked up his first PDC Pro Tour title with a 3-1 win over Colin Lloyd in Sunday's StanJames.com Players Championship in Gibraltar. The Stoke star overcame Andy Smith, Roland Scholten, Terry Jenkins and Alan Warriner-Little on his way to the final. Planet Darts - Hamilton Takes Maiden Title
By Marisa Donelan
FITCHBURG -- Members of the Montachusett Dart Association hang out in local bars every week, queue up loud music in jukeboxes and drink beer. They also shoot darts with remarkable precision. "It's all in the follow-through," Henry Moses, 42, said Tuesday as he nailed a bulls-eye. "You can play against an opponent and be exactly matched in abilities. But you can shoot a blow-out against them or they can beat you. It all depends on how you are that night."
Sentinel & Enterprise - Locals diehard about darts
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Bull's-eye! No Guts No Glory, Moorpark's resident dart champions, hit all the right marks during the Ventura County Dart Association's season. Last month, the team finished its 2006 campaign with a 15-3 record and claimed first place for the third time in the last four years. While the squad takes pride in beating other teams, most members agree that they come to play darts at Moorpark Billiards primarily for the company of their teammates and to enjoy a few beers.
'No Guts' gets the glory - VCDA "A" Division Champs
It's not the first time the team caught the eye of the press
On the mark Local darts squad enjoys the fun...On the mark Local darts squad enjoys the fun, competition and camaraderie that comes with the ancient pub pastime
By Kyle Jorrey Acorn Sports Writer
August 20, 2004
EYES ON THE PRIZE
The "No Guts, No Glory" darts team is based out of Moorpark Billiards. In nearly any other setting, the group of friends who gathered this Monday night at Moorpark Billiards would be viewed simply as middle-aged men who have a little too much fun—and spend a little too much time at the bar.
Don't forget to please enclose a stamped addressed envelope for the return of your passes. If not, you'll find yourselves paying to get in to the festival and dart tournament, and paying again to play! We will again have event shirts for sale at the tournament, however if you would like to pre-order one, feel free to do so with size, color and type of shirt preferred (t-shirt or polo). That way I can estimate how many to get. We are starting a little earlier each day as our numbers are growing and we don't want to finish too late in the day, and besides, we don't want to cut into your 'partying after darts' time.
There will be a steel-tip blind draw at the Dolphin Lounge (formally Club Coronado in Anaheim), on Friday 16th February at 8.00pm as a warm up for the weekend. I have switched the events around a little so that the men's events start before the ladies.
The Downtown Holiday Inn is giving us discounted room rates until February 1st, 2007. Don't leave it until the last minute to book rooms either on the QM or at the Holiday Inn. It is always a busy weekend in Long Beach and rooms go quickly. If you book NOW you can always cancel closer to the time if your plans change. There are no discounts on the QM for rooms on Presidents Day weekend. Check their website for details www.queenmary.com
Any questions, either e-mail me or call The Dart Shop at 714-995-1993
Look forward to seeing you all once again,
PDE MAIN NEWS STORY,
WED, JAN 17
Devastated Paul mourns as he shines at world championships DARTS superstar Paul Hanvidge played through a secret heartache as he took the World Darts Championships by storm. Millions watched the brave sportsman reach the quarter finals of the prestigious tournament at the Lakeside Leisure Complex in Surrey.
icRenfrewshire - HEARTACHE FOR DARTS STAR
Blue Square UK Open Regional Finals THE venues for the remaining four Blue Square UK Open Regional Finals are now confirmed. Four Regional Finals have been played to date, with the remaining events to be staged from February to early April.
Planet Darts - Blue Square UK Open Regional Finals
Third Straight Win For Barney!
RAYMOND VAN BARNEVELD won the Stan James Players Championship in Gibraltar with a 3-1 victory over Adrian Lewis in the final.
The Dutchman has now won three successive tournaments, adding to his triumphs in the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship and Blue Square UK Open North-East Regional Final with another imperious display on Saturday.
Planet Darts - Third Straight Win For Barney!
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Yet darts was recognised as a sport by the UK Sports Council two years ago. The days of players downing booze on stage are long gone.
The governing body has introduced anti-doping measures, and members of the International Olympic Committee have visited the Lakeside.
Research indicates almost a third of all youngsters in the UK either play darts or are interested in it.
And when Adams wore a pedometer during practice and matchplay at the 2005 tournament, he clocked up 25 kilometres (15.5miles).
In the 21st century, darts is more relevant to many ordinary people than a host of Olympic sports – fencing and synchronised swimming spring to mind.
And while the disciplines for the 2012 Olympics are already decided, it could still be made an invitational or exhibition sport. BBC - 606 - Let's play darts - at the Olympics
Nodor: Let's play darts - at the Olympics...Let's play darts - at the Olympics... It seems that the debate has hotted up about the inclusion of darts at the Olympics.
Well, on December 18th I won a soft-tip medalist tournament for $500. This was one of those tournaments that participants needed to qualify for to enter. I went out to the hosting pub one evening prior to the tournament and shot about 5 games. I paid 3000 won for each game, not counting the coin drop. My friend Petro was shooting with me. After the 5 games I was told that my scores were high enough for first place. Well, that seemed like a reasonable place to quit. Petro shot a few more and secured second-place. Neither of us thought of competing with each other, as our goal was to enter the upcoming tournament. So December 18th rolled around and we were off to the tournament. The tournament was a blind draw format where lower level players were paired with higher-level players.
Unicorn - uniBlog
19 January 2007
Phil Taylor will start his bid for a third consecutive Premier League title against Dutch star Roland Scholten in Plymouth. It is a repeat of last year’s final – at the same venue – which Taylor won 16 legs to 6. Incredibly, ‘The Power’ hasn’t lost yet in the history of the Premier League. He has drawn two games – against Colin Lloyd and Raymond Van Barneveld.
AN anagram of Martin Adams' name, amazingly, is "I'm a darts man" – and right now he's king of the world. My pals have all been round," said the man they call "Wolfie" because of his lupine appearance, "but I'm still coming down to earth. The phone hasn't stopped ringing." Lest the newly-crowned British Darts Organisation world champion thought Sunday's nailbiting triumph over 500-1 underdog Phil Nixon was a glorious dream, the Congratulations cards – from such luminaries as Andy Fordham and Bobbie George – are there to prove it. They line the mantlepiece at the cosy Deeping St James home he shares with wife Sharon, and the mighty trophy itself – like a larger, shinier version of the FA Cup – remains within kissing distance. "It's going with me wherever I go," vows the genial giant in his Surrey brogue, feet up on the coffee table. "I'm not letting it out of my sight.
Local News - Stamford Today: At home with darts champ Wolfie
MARTIN ADAMS wants the ultimate honour after finally landing world title glory — an open-top tractor ride through East Anglia.
Adams, from Peterborough, is determined to enjoy the spoils of victory after a thrilling 7-6 BDO final triumph against qualifier Phill Nixon.
But instead of a gala reception with darts bigwigs or a tickertape parade, ‘Wolfie’, 50, wants to celebrate in his own Anglian style.
He said: “I’ll spend the next couple of days celebrating and then I’ll be going down to my local pub to milk it some more.
The Sun Online - Sport: Champ Adams' plough wow aim
Phill Nixon surpassed all expectations at the British Darts Organisation's World Championships by reaching the final and in doing so did the darts-mad North-East proud. He was one of four players from the region who reached the latter stages of the prestigious competition with Tony Eccles, Gary Robson and Davy Richardson all starring in the televised tournament. Eccles, from Hartlepool and Robson, of Seghill in Northumberland both reached the quarter finals while Richardson, from Gateshead, exited at the second round to eighth seed Ted Hankey.
The Northern Echo: Darts - Heroic Nixon merely one of many in darts hotbed
Adams held off Nixon's comeback to win the BDO world title Lakeside champion Martin Adams and runner-up Phill Nixon head the field in the first Dutch Darts Premier League. An eight-strong line-up of World Darts Federation players will be competing in four events ahead of a grand final for a total prize fund of £52,000.
BBC SPORT: Darts - Adams & Nixon set for Dutch test
Friday, January 19th 2007 The Guyana Darts Association (GDA) will host its first darts tournament for 2007 tomorrow at the Guyana Motor Racing Sports Club, (GMRSC) Woolford Avenue. Registration of teams gets underway from 15:00 hrs and actual playoff begins at 17:00 hrs. The players will be competing for trophies and other prizes. The tournament to be played will be a two best of three arrangement and will be played by four players one on one. Only teams registered with the association will be participating in the games.
Stabroek News: Darts tourney set for tomorrow at GMRSC
THE PDC have added to their team of officials with the appointments of John McDonald as Master of Ceremonies and George Noble as referee. McDonald will replace Phil Jones as the MC on the PDC Pro Tour, as well as at all televised tournaments.
Planet Darts - News: PDC Expand Team Of Officials
Lewis joins the Premier League By Steve Wilson NEW STAR: Adrian Lewis takes on Colin Lloyd at the BIC NEW STAR: Adrian Lewis takes on Colin Lloyd at the BIC THE man who can throw a 180 without even looking will be on show when the Holsten Premier League darts returns to Bournemouth in April. Exciting prospect Adrian Lewis - the protégé of Phil Taylor - was announced as the final wild card berth in the eight-man line-up on Thursday meaning he will take his place alongside Taylor and newly-crowned PDC world champion Raymond van Barneveld. Thisisdorset
ADRIAN HITS PREMIER LEAGUE JACKPOT! 16 January 2007 It just keeps getting better and better for Unicorn star Adrian Lewis. The youngster has been awarded the final prestigious place in the 2007 Holsten Premier League. Lewis has only been playing top level darts for just over two years but has made a big impression on the big stage and he won the 8th and final spot ahead of the likes of Unicorn stablemate John Part and ‘Hawaii 501’ Wayne Mardle. The 21-year-old from Stoke will line up with mentor Phil Taylor, Unicorn stars Colin Lloyd and Peter Manley, along with Dennis Priestley, Roland Scholten, Raymond Van Barneveld and Terry Jenkins, when the event gets under way in Plymouth on February 1. Unicorn - News
Lewis Gets Final Premier League Place
ADRIAN LEWIS has been confirmed as the eighth and final player for the 2007 Holsten Premier League.
Lewis, who turns 22 on Sunday, was selected by host broadcasters Sky Sports as the second wildcard for the event, which begins on February 1 at the Plymouth Pavilions.
Planet Darts: Lewis Gets Final Premier League Place
LEWIS HITS JACKPOT WITH PREMIER PLACE: Sporting Life - BDO World DartsLEWIS HITS JACKPOT WITH PREMIER PLACE By Jon Wilde, PA Sport Adrian Lewis has been confirmed as the player who will complete the eight-man line-up for this year's Holsten Premier League. The 21-year-old from Stoke, protege of 13-time former world champion Phil Taylor, makes his debut in the competition which begins on February 1 in Plymouth. Along with world champion Raymond van Barneveld, Lewis receives a wild-card, with the six other participants having earned their places through the ranking system. They are Taylor, Colin Lloyd, Dennis Priestley, Roland Scholten, Peter Manley and Terry Jenkins.
BBC SPORT: Darts - Lewis handed Premier League placeLewis handed Premier League place Adrian Lewis Adrian Lewis will make his Premier League debut this year after receiving a wildcard into the elite competition. Raymond van Barneveld, Phil Taylor, Colin Lloyd, Dennis Priestley, Roland Scholten, Peter Manley and Terry Jenkins make up the eight-man line-up.
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IT WILL be an all-Mexborough affair in Gibraltar on Saturday at the Stan James Players Championships. World number three Dennis Priestley, the newly-crowned PDC Players' Player of the Year takes on his Church Street neighbour and practice partner, Darren Johnson at the Queensway Club. "We are flying over together and there will be a bit of banter between us, but it will be serious when we get down to playing," said Priestley who practices with Johnson at the Ferryboat pub. The winner of the tournament will take away £5,000 and both players are looking forward to the tournament. "Darren's a very good player, his all round game is very strong," said Priestley for whom the tournament will be the last one before the start of the Holsten Premier League Darts season. As for Johnson, 39, his aim is to improve on last season's performance where he was more than match for some of his higher- ranked opponents.
Sport - Dearne Today: ALL MEXBOROUGH AFFAIR ON THE ROCK by Chris Brammer
Friday, January 19, 2007
Thursday, January 18:
Friday Night Darts League: Boston Standard Premier Division - A TOP-four clash failed to ignite this week, the featured game between Graham Sharp and Colin Hewson turning out to be a dull affair with both players below their best, the occasion seeming to get to them both. Graham passed up his chance to go 1-0 up, missed doubles allowing Colin to take the lead against the throw – but Hewson returned the compliment in leg two and it was all square.
Sport - Boston Today: Darts - Pete joins title chase
BBC - Essex - Sport - Essex players aim high
Playing in only their fourth ever inter-county match they went down for the third time this season in Wales. After a narrow defeat by West Midlands they recorded a fine win over Herefordshire but then lost to Shropshire. Darts Clarks Heroics Are All In Vein (from Swindon Advertiser)
Back to action.....
Yes I am still here. Blogging hasnt been a prioity for the past two months as I have been out of work/contract. My darts skills have been a rollercoaster ride over this period. I have been practising for the odd string of days, but then I get way laid im back to normal again.
Diary of a Darts Player
Thursday, January 18, 2007
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2007 Holsten Premier League Darts Fixtures
THE opening night of the 2007 Holsten Premier League Darts will feature a repeat of last year's final, with defending champion Phil Taylor meeting Roland Scholten.
The tournament begins on Thursday 1 February at the Plymouth Pavilions, with the third staging of Premier League Darts seeing an increase to eight players and £265,000 prize money.
Planet Darts: 2007 Holsten Premier League Darts FixturesTERRY Jenkins has discovered the final player he will be doing battle with in the Holsten Premier League of Darts after Adrian Lewis was picked as the wildcard entry to complete the competition's eight-man line-up. Ledbury-based Jenkins earned his place in the high-profile February event by finishing in the top six of the Professional Darts Corporation world rankings.
Lewis Joins Jenkins In League Shootout (from Worcester News)
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
North East UK Open Regional
The first tournament of the new year was on January 6th in Tynemouth. I hadn't managed to practise too much since Christmas, due to a pain I keep getting in my elbow, so I wasn't too confident. In the 1st Round I played Paul Everson. I started well, going 2-0 up quite easily,...
Darts Blog by Gary Blades
I wanted to forward this message from Stacy Bromberg....
All I know at this point is that we are hosting the ADO Masters'
Regional on Thurs. night Jan. 25th. The scheduled start time is 6:00
I don't know if I am 'technically' allowed to do this but I am
inviting anyone from Region II-2/3 to join us IF you are not having a
Regional. All the women are encouraged to join us here or, at least,
contact me so we can work on developing the women's participation in
our Regions. As of now, it sucks...so, I guess, it can only get
better. Or cease to exist at all....it's up to YOU!!!
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The World title won't change me says Adams Martin Adams. Martin Adams. Martin Adams. Click on thumbnail to view image Click on thumbnail to view image Click on thumbnail to view image « Previous « Previous Next » Next » View Gallery By Mark Plummer NEWLY crowned darts king Martin Adams insists being a world champion won't change him. The 50 year-old Deeping star lifted the coveted Lakeside World Championship crown with an incredible 7-6 victory over Phil Nixon in the final on Sunday. Adams finally got his hands on the trophy after a 14-year pursuit and can't wait to see how the drama unfolded.
Peterborough Today Local Sport - The World title won't change me says Adams
A row broke out yesterday when three Dutch players, Jelle Klaasen, Michael van Gerwen and Vincent van der Voort, swapped codes - less than 24 hours after Martin Adams's 7-6 defeat of Phill Nixon in the final of the Lakeside World Professional Championships.
Darts: Klaasen leads the Dutch defections to PDC - Guardian Unlimited Sport
The BDO claims Klaasen is still legally their player Former Lakeside World champion Jelle Klaasen could face legal action after switching sides in darts' civil war. Earlier this week Klaasen left the British Darts Organisation to join the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC). But the BDO claims the 22-year-old is under contract to it for another year, and spokesman Robert Holmes told BBC Sport: "We mean business over this.BBC SPORT: Darts - Klaasen threatened over PDC move
Darts: Klaasen leads the Dutch defections to PDC - Guardian Unlimited SportA row broke out yesterday when three Dutch players, Jelle Klaasen, Michael van Gerwen and Vincent van der Voort, swapped codes - less than 24 hours after Martin Adams's 7-6 defeat of Phill Nixon in the final of the Lakeside World Professional Championships.
Michael van Gerwen Losing Van Gerwen would be a major blow for the BDO Rising Dutch star Michael van Gerwen has been urged not to defect from the Lakeside World Darts Championships. Reports have claimed the 17-year-old is ready to switch to the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) circuit. But the British Darts Organisation (BDO) want him to develop his fledgling career under its umbrella.
BBC SPORT: Darts - Van Gerwen 'should stay with BDO'
BBC SPORT: Darts on the BBC
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
DARTS is set to overtake fishing as one of the nation's most popular participation sports, according to Leeds-based supermarket chain Asda. Sales of darts and dartboards have leapt by a staggering 104 per cent in the last two weeks, it said. Sports buyer Mat Lowery said: "With two world championships now taking place at the start of the year, darts is reaching millions more people. "Once it was only the domain of smoky working men's clubs, but now more and more are turning to the medieval game in the comfort of their own homes. "Even the well-to-do in Harrogate have caught the bug. The spa town is the fifth most popular place to play darts in Britain!"
News - Leeds Today: Sport, We have all taken darts to our hearts
There may be plenty of drawbacks that come with being a freelance journalist (the lack of money, job security, sleep). But all of these are counterbalanced by one glorious thing - every January you get to watch the darts on TV while you're at home "working".
There are many sports I love watching, but nothing comes close to the darts in terms of pure televisual entertainment. And this year's BDO final may just have been the best yet. OK, so you might not immediately see the appeal in watching overweight men throw arrows at a board, but darts is about way more than the game.
Guardian Unlimited: Arts blog - TV radio: Why darts is the only reality TV worth watching
Award for best drama goes to desperate dartswives
Forget the wags, when it comes to wives wearing the trousers, darts wins hands down.
January 17, 2007 12:25 AM
I got it wrong. Last year I dismissed the British Darts Organisation's World Championship as Stalinist (for pretending Phil "the Power" Taylor doesn't exist) and appalling (for its quality). Well, sod Phil the Power, sod glasnost, sod quality, sod Sophocles. This is drama in its purest form.
Sunday 6pm and Martin "Wolfie" Adams loped into the arena to the sound of Duran Duran's Hungry Like the Wolf. Phill "the man they call Nixie" Nixon entered to We Will Rock You. Adams, a dead ringer for his namesake Gerry, is No1 in the revisionist world; Nixon, an unemployed house-husband with eight kids has spent the past 20 years trying to qualify for Lakeside - he's such an outsider (150-1) that he doesn't even have a proper nickname.
Wolfie went 6-0 up...
Guardian Unlimited: Sport blog: Award for best drama goes to desperate dartswives
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
In February, 2003 – almost four years ago – I drove from Pennsylvania to Ohio for the fifth annual Columbus Darters Association (CDA) Bloodshot Open. What I remember most about the $5,000 tournament is the drive home. It’s taken me until now to get over the trauma.
InBev UK is working with Enterprise Inns to launch the UK Darts Classic tournament across its outlets.
Teams will compete for prize money totaling more than £10,000 and the winners will travel to Las Vegas to participate in the qualifying rounds of the Desert Classic competition.
Licensees will also have the opportunity to win a holiday in Las Vegas by entering their pub teams.
The competition, which is being launched in conjunction with the World of Darts, is open to all Enterprise Inns who stock InBev UK draught brands including Stella Artois, Beck’s Vier, Boddingtons Bitter, ‘XXXX’ and Draught Bass. It is set to help boost sales for participating outlets by creating a buzz around the prize pot and licensees have until the end of January to get their entries in.
Licensees who enter a team will go into a prize draw to win a trip for two to Las Vegas and there is no limit to the number of entries per pub. The winning team will walk away with prize money of £3,000 and the trip to Las Vegas, while each of the final 32 teams will share in the prize pot.
The Darts Classic will run over six months and the large prize pool gives consumers the incentive to visit the outlet regularly.
“Darts is a great way of creating a sense of community and gives people an additional reason to visit a pub,” says Keith Ellis, Account Director, InBev UK. “It’s a pub institution and this competition offers Enterprise licensees the chance to drum up additional sales opportunities during quieter periods and keep supporters returning to the outlet.
Viva Las Vegas
By Matt Bozeat
TRINA GULLIVER hopes the thrilling win that brought her a seventh successive world title will attract the investment needed to secure the future of women's darts.
Gulliver claimed a cheque for £6,000 that she described as "derisory" after holding her nerve in a thrilling deciding leg shoot-out against Frances Hoenselaar to retain her crown at the BDO Lakeside women's world championship in Frimley Green.
The withdrawal of the lucrative women's event at the Bavaria World Trophy last year was a blow to the sport and Gulliver has joined forces with Hoenselaar to set up the Ladies' Darts Association in a bid to bring more money into the sport.
Pay us what we're worth, says Gulliver
DARTS: Trina on top of the world By Nick Farrant Trina Gulliver (pictured) has spoken of her delight after she lifted the world championship crown for the seventh time with a thrilling 2-1 win against Dutch ace Francis Hoenselaar at the Lakeside, Frimley Green. Gulliver, 37, who plays for The Shears in Wantage, struggled, lost the first set to the world No 2. However, the world No 1, who plays darts for a living, battled back to level at 1-1. The first two legs of the decider were also shared. But in sudden death, Gulliver reached the check-out first and hit double 18 to clinch victory.
Darts Trina On Top Of The World (from thisisoxfordshire)
GOLDEN girl Trina Gulliver confirmed her superiority by clinching her seventh successive British Darts Organisation world championship at the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green, Surrey The 37-year-old ace, who orginates from Southam but now lives in Wantage, preserved her splendid record of winning every World Championship since the ladies event was launched.
The Leamington Observer - Gulliver makes it magnificent seven
Trina Gulliver extended her dominance of the women's game even further by winning a seventh straight Lakeside Women's World Championship title in Frimley Green last Friday. The Southam-born number one seed, known as the Golden Girl, beat old rival Frances Honeselaar for the fifth time to retain the trophy no other player has ever won. She also pocketed £6,000 in prize money and will extend her stay in the international game's number one spot.
Sport - Leamington Spa Today: Seventh title for Golden Girl of darts
Viking sets sail to Sussex
Former darts world champion Andy ‘The Viking’ Fordham is set to quit Kent and move to a pub in Sussex, as he continues his recovery in a Surrey hospital.
Fordham, who has vowed to change his lifestyle after his latest health scare left him struggling to breath just minutes before his Lakeside World Professional Darts first round clash, had been landlord at The Rose in Dartford for years.
But he and his wife quit the pub last month and are now in negotiations to take over a boozer in Sussex.
Viking sets sail to Sussex
Vacuuming to victory - the house-husband shaking up darts
Tuesday January 16, 2007
Despite what you might think from their size, most darts players do not make a fat living out of their sport. Take Phill Nixon. For 33 years, the 50-year-old father of eight from Ferryhill, a former mining town in County Durham, has been plugging away in pub leagues waiting for his big break. For the past 20, he has been trying to qualify for the British Darts Organisation world final, a beer-sodden jamboree at the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green, Surrey, that is televised live on the BBC and has a cult following.
Vacuuming to victory - the house-husband shaking up darts - Guardian Unlimited Sport
Mirror.co.uk - Darts - WOLFIE TO HUNT RAY
Trina Gulliver is the leading light of women's darts but falls well short of the men in the money stakes. Beverley Turner reports
Published: 11 January 2006
Darts: Queen of the oche has sights set on equality Trina Gulliver shows Beverley Turner her skills at Lakeside
Trina Gulliver is very proud of her car. The silver Nissan Primera sits in the drizzly Lakeside Car Park, her name emblazoned in red along the side, a dartboard on the bonnet. The sponsor- branded saloon signals her arrival in the primitively macho world of darts. It has only taken her five world titles to earn such a reward (and she will have to give it back on retirement).
Independent Online Edition General
Monday, January 15, 2007
Adrian has made the final spot for the premier league,I carnt tell any1 how proud me and shaz are of him ... first to know on here
Adrian has made the final spot for the premier league
I have not found any other confirmation so far!
TOP DUTCH trio Jelle Klaasen, Michael van Gerwen and Vincent van der Voort have joined the PDC and will make their debuts in the Stan James Players Championship double-header in Gibraltar.
Following a week of speculation during which they participated at the Lakeside World Championship, the three have now followed in the footsteps of the godfather of Dutch darts, Raymond van Barneveld, who signed on for the PDC last February.
Klaasen, 22, and van Gerwen, 17, are the two brightest young stars of darts in the Netherlands, whilst van der Voort has been an ever present at the top end of the rankings over the last five years.
Planet Darts: Top Dutch Trio Join PDC
Smoke-filled rooms, pint mugs and overweight players are hardly the ingredients for a modern sporting cocktail. Try telling that to the hundred million fans who tune in to watch the kings of the oche.
With pictures of Andy Murray's newly toned torso splashed all over this weekends newspapers, there was surely no sharper contrast than with newly crowned BDO darts champion Martin 'Wolfie' Adams. And while none will question the legitimacy of tennis as a sport, debate still rages over whether the chucking of small bits of metal at cork should fall into the same category. Most dictionaries defines 'sport' as; 'an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc.'
Darts: Sport or pastime? - Sportingo
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Darts: Adams finds inspiration to hold off spirited fightback
Adams shows off his trophy after winning the BDO World Championship. An embrace from his wife, Sharon, followed victory over Nixon, who was left to reflect on a fightback that just failed (Julian Herbert/Getty Images)
By common consent, Raymond van Barneveld’s comeback to win the Ladbrokes.com World Championship two weeks ago was probably the greatest final in the history of the PDC circuit, but the final of the BDO World Championships last night proved to be equally dramatic. Phill Nixon, a qualifier, staged an astonishing revival to claw his way back from six sets down before he finally lost to Martin Adams, 7-6.
Darts: Adams finds inspiration to hold off spirited fightback -Times Online
By Jon Wilde
Published: 15 January 2007
Martin Adams resisted an amazing fightback from fellow 50-year-old Phill Nixon to capture the British Darts Organisation World Championship for the first time with a nervy 7-6 win at Lakeside in Surrey last night.
The duo were the two oldest players in the competition with only three months between them in age, but for most of the final there was a huge gulf as Adams stormed into a 6-0 lead.
But Nixon, a house-husband from Durham, suddenly struck form when only one leg from defeat and reeled off six sets himself to give his opponent serious worries. Adams, the top seed, is renowned for being affected by the jitters with the winning post in sight and despite his huge advantage it happened again.
Published on 13/01/2007
By Stan Launder
CUMBRIAN-based professiional Alan Warriner-Little, nicknamed The Iceman, is holding an exhibition to raise funds for Baggrow and Blennerhasset Village Hall.
Alan, who lives in Crosby, near Maryport, is putting on a special evening of darts on Saturday, February 3. The night is being sponsored by Jennings and the village hall will be open at 6pm for a 7pm start.
There will be a bar and food is available. Players can challenge Alan and if anyone beats the professional they will win a special treat at the bar.
While in the Baggrow area, here is advance notice of the ever-popular doubles tournament which will begin on Sunday, February 11 at 3pm with the finals play off taking place on Easter Sunday, April 8.
Take on The Iceman and do your bit for charity
Adams wins amazing Lakeside final
Sunday, 14 January 2007 9:22
Martin Adams finally overcame his World Championship hoodoo
Martin Adams resisted an amazing fightback from fellow 50-year-old Phil Nixon to capture the Lakeside World Championship title for the first time with a nervy 7-6 win tonight.
The duo were the two oldest players in the competition with only three months between them in age, but for most of the final there was a huge gulf in class as Adams stormed into a 6-0 lead.
RTÉ.ie Sport - Adams wins amazing Lakeside final
Set by set updates as top seed Martin Adams defeats qualifier Phil Nixon in the final of the Lakeside World Championship at Frimley Green.
Martin Adams celebrates with his winning trophy
The Peterborough player lost in the 2005 decider
Top seed Martin Adams held off a remarkable fightback by qualifier Phil Nixon to win 7-6 and clinch his first Lakeside World Championship title.
The England captain was in control early on with some excellent finishing as he built up a 6-0 advantage.
Nixon then showed the form which had got him to the final with six sets in a row to level the match.
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ELECTION RESULTS - ADO REGIONAL DIRECTORS (Area 1, 3 and 5)
Reg 1 - Jeff Olson
Reg 2 - Jim Gennai
Reg 3 - Mischelle Martell
Reg 4 - Brad Rouillard
Reg 1 - Janice Mansfield
Reg 2 - Joan Bullard
Reg 3 - Ricky Stockman
Reg 4 - Kat Womble
Reg 5 - Glenda Alvardo
Reg 1 - Tom Sawyer
Reg 2 - Burt van Wie
Reg 3 - David Hascup
Reg 4 - Darren Parzow
Reg 5 - Steve Wehrle
PDC Hall of Fame
Phil Jones John Raby
Best Floor Player
Other Nominations: Dennis Priestley, Mick McGowan, Colin Lloyd
Televised Performance of the Year
Roland Scholten (v Raymond van Barneveld, Holsten Premier League Darts
Other Nominations: Raymond van Barneveld (v Colin Lloyd, Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship second round), Adrian Lewis (v Dennis Priestley, World Series of Darts semi-final), James Wade (v Roland Scholten, Stan James World Matchplay semi-final)
Fans' Player of the Year
Raymond van Barneveld (as voted for by viewers to www.planetdarts.tv)
PDPA Players' Player of the Year
Raymond van Barneveld
Other Nominations: John Kuczynski, Alan Tabern, Colin Osborne
The Nine-Dart Club
Presentation of Sterling Silver Pin Badge to players who hit nine-darters in PDC-ranked non-televised tournaments (James Wade, Colin Osborne, Alan Tabern, Colin Lloyd, Roland Scholten, Yves Cottenge, Chris Mason, Wayne Mardle, Lionel Sams, Alan Warriner, Paul Williams, Steve Beaton, Shayne Burgess, Graeme Stoddart, Ronnie Baxter)
Presentation of Gold Pin Badge to players to achieve a nine-darter in a live televised tournament - Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld
Young Player of the Year
Other Nominations: Adrian Lewis, Rico Vonck, Erwin Extercatte
Player of the Year
Other Nominations: Raymond van Barneveld, Dennis Priestley, Terry Jenkins
Unicorn - News
In the 1980s he won two world titles, was watched by millions on TV, and even appeared on Top of the Pops. But then it all went wrong for darts legend Jocky Wilson.
The sad story of Jocky Wilson - The Observer
Phil Nixon Nixon qualified for Lakeside this year after 20 years of trying Qualifier Phil Nixon will face top seed Martin Adams in Sunday's Lakeside World Championship final. The 50-year-old Nixon, a 150-1 outsider at the start of the tournament, got the better of Dutch 11th seed Niels de Ruiter 6-4.
BBC SPORT: Darts - Nixon & Adams into Lakeside final
Saturday, January 13, 2007
By Adam Murray
The winning arrow nestles in double top
The winning arrow nestles in double top
FERRYHILL Flyer Phill Nixon had his legions of fans on the edge of their seats last night as he edged a thrilling nine-set quarter final, 5-4, to take his place in the Lakeside World Darts Championship, BDO, semi-final at Frimley Green.
Nixon appeared to be cruising to victory only to start missing doubles, allowing his Scottish opponent, 15th seed Paul Hanvidge, back into the game.
Flyers Just Tops (from The Northern Echo)
Doctors say Andy ‘The Viking’ Fordham is unlikely to be out of hospital in time for an emotional return to Frimley Green and the final of the Lakeside World Professional Darts Championship.
The 44-year-old former world champion collapsed on Monday just prior to his first round clash with Simon Whitlock. Docs rule Viking final appearance 'unlikely'
Mirror.co.uk - Sport - Rugby - WOLFIE'S HUNGRY
By Jon Wilde,
PA Sport Niels de Ruiter is the unlikely hero carrying Dutch hopes on his shoulders in Saturday's semi-finals of the Lakeside World Championship in Frimley Green. Of the seven representatives from the Netherlands who started the tournament a week ago only De Ruiter remains - something very few people would have predicted, including the player himself. The man known as 'The Excellent Dude' plays qualifier Phil Nixon - another rank outsider at the start of the event - for a place in the final against top seed Martin Adams or Mervyn King.
DE RUITER FLYING THE FLAG: Sporting Life
Niels de Ruiter might not be the Dutchman that everyone had come to marvel at, but he pulled off a stirring comeback to defeat Gary Robson 5-4 last night. De Ruiter was never ahead in a fascinating encounter until the third leg of the final set, but he will play in his first semi-final of the BDO World Championships today.
There seemed to be no way back for De Ruiter when he went two sets down, but he displayed fighting qualities at the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green, Surrey. It might take an inspired performance to stop him becoming the third consecutive Dutchman to take the title tomorrow.
Darts: De Ruiter shows courage of Dutch - Sport - Times Online
English star Gulliver remains unbeaten on the Lakeside stage
Trina Gulliver secured her seventh World Championship darts title with a final-leg victory over her arch-rival Francis Hoenselaar at Frimley Green.
The Dutch player took the first set with Gulliver below par, but the 'Golden Girl' raised her game and drew level at 1-1.
BBC SPORT: Darts - Gulliver clinches seventh title
Dutchman Niels de Ruiter
De Ruiter staged a superb recovery to secure the win
Phil Nixon will meet fellow outsider Niels de Ruiter in the semi-finals of the Lakeside World Championship after both claimed narrow 5-4 wins.
Qualifier Nixon, from Durham, held his nerve after 15th seed Paul Hanvidge had fought back from 4-1 down to level at 4-4 to win.
BBC SPORT: Darts - Nixon sets up De Ruiter meeting
Youre Simply Flyin Dad (from The Northern Echo)You're simply Flyin' dad!
ALL eyes were on the North-East's newest sporting hero, Phill 'The Ferryhill Flyer' Nixon last night as he embarked on the biggest match of his career. A place in the semi-finals of the BDO world darts championship was at stake and nowhere was the atmosphere more electrifying than at his family home in Ferryhill, County Durham. Catherine Jewitt reports.
Friday, January 12, 2007
Peterborough Today Darts: Deeping ace Adams is delighted to reach the semi-finals
King was upset at questions over his future
An angry Mervyn King threatened to quit the Lakeside World Championship after reports he was poised to join the rival Professional Darts Corporation.
The fifth seed fought back from 3-0 down to beat Tony Eccles 5-4 and book a semi-final clash with Martin Adams.
BBC SPORT: Darts - King quit threat after PDC offer
After a tough childhood, helping his imposing dad in the garden, looking after his pigeons, Bobby George left school early barely able to read or write. A life in the building trade - digging the Victoria Line on the London underground and laying concreteand granite floors - or minding Essex pub doors in the post-Krays era seemed to beckon.
BBC - London Darts legend Bobby George speaks to BBC London
Losing Van Gerwen would be a major blow for the BDO
Rising Dutch star Michael van Gerwen has been urged not to defect from the Lakeside World Darts Championships.
Reports have claimed the 17-year-old is ready to switch to the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) circuit.
But the British Darts Organisation (BDO) want him to develop his fledgling career under its umbrella.
BBC SPORT: Darts - Van Gerwen 'should stay with BDO'