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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Superman' flies in world finals

John Gwynne
31/ 7/2008

WORSLEY-BASED Matt Clarke enjoyed the biggest pay day of his darts career in reaching the quarter-finals of the PDC World Matchplay – and he is determined to build on the success.

Clarke, who is nicknamed ‘Superman’ or ‘Clarke of Kent’ on the back of the fact that he was born in Dartford, took away a hefty prize purse of £12,000 after losing out to reigning champion and world number three James Wade 16-12 in the televised stages in Blackpool.
(full article...)

Kim on target in Trinidad

Whaley Hilts wins first international tourney outside Canada

Chalk up another first for Quinte West dart player Kim Whaley Hilts.

The No. 1 ranked woman in Canada became the first-ever Canadian female to win the Americas Cup competition held recently in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

The victory was the first for Whaley Hilts outside of Canada where she has already won two world-ranked tournaments -- the Canadian Open and Quebec Open. (full article...)

Area darts team on target in Vegas

July 20, 2008 - 10:23PM
For The Telegraph

BUNKER HILL - Four dart sharks from three area counties shot their way into neon-soaked Sin City glory, returning home after 11 days with trophies and stories of their conquest.

The BMFers - consisting of Bob Cuvar from Bunker Hill, Wally Wolff from Dorchester, Jon Mitts from Raymond and Dawn Methany from Okawville - held their own in Las Vegas's Riviera Hotel and Casino. The team won a cash prize and some shiny commemorative hardware for placing fourth in the B-class team event in Team Dart International Championship XXIII.

Top-notch players from six countries - Germany, Austria, France, Spain, Canada and the United States - tested their skills at the National Dart Association's annual tournament from April 18 through 26, the association Web site said. The event attracted 14,000 entrants.(Full article...)

Game on: Bars hit bull's-eye with new games, league play

Watch out, pool. Back away, foosball.

How about a game of golf? Round of boxing? Beer pong tournament?

These are just a few of the newest games and crazes that can be found in the arsenal of entertainment provided by the local bars.

(full article...)

PHIL TAYLOR'S winning bullseye at the World Matchplay final was the greatest dart EVER thrown.

That’s according to Sky Sports commentator Sid Waddell after the 13-times world champ hit a 132 checkout in his win over James Wade last Saturday.

Waddell said: “Phil Taylor is now defying the laws of physics the way he throws darts.

“Since he changed his darts on March 1 he is a more sophisticated player. He can actually get a dart to change direction just millimetres before it hits the board. (full article...)


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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Dartoid's World - July 30, 2008


I am writing this from the Battle Hotel in the heart of the Mobile, Alabama Historic District. I’ve just returned from a night of darts just ten miles up the road, about halfway between Mobile Regional Airport and my hotel, one of the most historic in the Deep South.

Opened in 1852...

(ALSO: Check out the new Dartoid's World poll and Strip Darts video!)

Click here for the rest of this column.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

ADO Region II-2, US Team Regional Playoffs

Hello everyone!
... This email from our ADO regional director.
Just wanted to forward on the results from this past weekend for our regional playoffs for the US Team. I would like to sincerely thank the GSDDA members and everything they are doing to support darts in Southern California. We had 11 men this time and 7 of them were from GSDDA! Thanks guys! GSDDA has truly become the backbone of support in this region and your efforts do not go unnoticed or unappreciated!

As I said, we had 11 men compete on Saturday and it was a long day of darts. For those that do not know me well....I really dislike the concept of breaking up a large group into 2 or more groups. I really dislike the "luck of the draw"! I will give you a "for instance" on why I do not break things up into 2 or more groups to play. I recently went to Houston to compete in the National playoffs for the World Masters. There were 28 women and they broke us up into 4 groups of 7. So, I went and drew my card....and I will share with you just who all was in my group. Stacy Bromberg, Carolyn Mars, Brenda Roush, Linda Anglin, Pamela Patton and Cindy Gaskin. So my "luck of the draw" puts me in a group with 3 of the top 4 women players in this country....and Linda, Pamela and Cindy are nothing to sneeze at either! And this is exactly why I dislike the "luck of the draw".

So, out of 30 possible legs won, this is how the men's event ended:

John Kramer-(The Dart Shop)-26 legs won
Charles Bradish-(GSDDA)-18 legs won
Steve Lawson-(PDA)-17 legs won (tie-breaker win)
Doug McDonough-(GSDDA)-17 legs won
Marvin Wentz-(GSDDA)-16 legs won
Curtis Pierpont-(SCDA)-16 legs won
Mark Pundt-(GSDDA)-13 legs won
Dan Jager-(GSDDA)-13 legs won
Mark Veatch-(GSDDA)-10 legs won
JD Newman-(GSDDA)-10 legs won
Mick Farrell-(VCDA)-9 legs won

Our ladies event was held on Sunday. The results in a moment, but again a HUGE! thank you extended to the men from all of the ladies involved for letting the extra money collected forwarded on to the ladies event, so we are finally able to send one man and one lady to the national playoffs fully paid without having to have any fundraisers. Props to the men for helping out the ladies!

The results for the ladies were as follows:

Anne Kramer -(Triple Crown Productions)-11 legs won
Jennifer Polefko-(The Dart Shop)-6 legs won (tie-breaker win)
Deb Pundt-(GSDDA)-6 legs won
Christa DeBoer-(The Dart Shop)-4 legs won
Joyce Bleak-(PDA)-3 legs won

And extra thanks to Lori at the Dolphin Lounge for hosting both events and making us all feel welcome.

The winners of both events will now go on to compete in the national playoff in October in Austin for the US Team, which will be for the World Cup team that will compete in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2009.

And now it is time for the cricket qualifiers to begin! Leagues and associations, please begin your qualifiers and lets see if we can get enough players qualified to be able to send 2 men and 2 ladies to Vegas to compete in the Cricket Nationals in January 2009!

Thanks again everyone for your support! Webmasters, please post on websites!

With regards,

Anne Kramer
ADO Region II-2 Director

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Incredible Taylor Claims Ninth World Matchplay

PHIL TAYLOR was left in tears after winning the Stan James World Matchplay for a ninth time with an 18-9 destruction of James Wade.

Wade, the defending champion, led 7-4 in his bid for a first victory over the Stoke legend in a final - only to fall victim to an incredible performance as Taylor averaged almost 110 to take the £60,000 first prize.

(full article...)

Friday, July 25, 2008

PHIL TAYLOR 17-8 DENNIS PRIESTLEY - Stan James World Matchplay Semi-Finals

PHIL TAYLOR bulldozed his way into the final of the Stan James World Matchplay with a scintillating 17-8 win over Dennis Priestley.

Taylor produced one of the most heavy-scoring games in the history of the tournament, hitting 12 180s and setting up three potential nine-darters - missing double 12 on one occasion to see a £10,000 bonus elude him.
(full article...)

Stan James World Matchplay

Phil Taylor 17-8 Dennis Priestley
Wayne Mardle 5-17 James Wade

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Room 101 for Hawaii 501


WAYNE MARDLE is ready to ditch his Day-Glo shirts in a bid to start winning again.

Hawaii 501 wears flourescent orange and yellow surf shirts in keeping with his nickname.

But the Essex thrower, through to the Stan James World Matchplay quarter-finals after beating Michael van Gerwen 13-9, reckons he has to stop feeling like he is on holiday. (full article...)


Stan James World Matchplay - Quarter-Finals
VETERAN star Dennis Priestley reached his first Stan James World Matchplay semi-final since 1999 with a 16-14 win over Alan Tabern at Blackpool's Winter Gardens.

The 58-year-old, who had prostate cancer surgery in January before returning to the top level of darts, edged a tight contest to condemn Tabern to a quarter-final defeat for a third successive major tournament.

The two could barely be separated in a thriller, but Priestley defied fatigue to sneak into the last four.
(full article...)

Stan James World Matchplay

Afternoon Session
Dennis Priestley 16-14 Alan Tabern
Matt Clark 12-16 James Wade
Evening Session
Raymond van Barneveld 16-18 Wayne Mardle
Phil Taylor 16-6 Kevin McDine
Best of 31 legs

Red Dragon Darts Shaun Griffiths wins the 2008 European Singles Championship.

Shaun Griffiths wins the 2008 Europe Youth Cup Singles

In the first round he beat Jake Yates from Wales 3-0, 2nd round he beat Daniel Drue from Denmark 3-1, 3rd round he beat Dimitri Van Den Bergh from Belgium 3-1.

(full article...)


Boys Team Semi-Finals:

Girls Pairs Semi-Finals:

Boys Pairs Semi-Finals:

Girls Singles Semi-Finals:

Boys Singles Semi-Finals:

Girls Pairs Final:

Boys Pairs Final:

Girls Singles Final:

Boys Singles Final
Czech Rep 4 - 9 England
Netherlands 9 v 3 Sweden

Russia 1 v 3 Sweden
Netherlands 3 v 2 Wales

Netherlands 3 v 0 Czech Republic
England 2 v 3 Rep. Ireland

Rachel Williams WAL 1 v 3 Gabriella Asthammer SWE
Asaria H-Oheme GER 3 v 2 Linda Odén SWE

Patrick Meaney IRE 2 v 0 Maarten Pape NL
Shaun Griffiths ENG 2 v 0 Jiri Srp CZ

Sweden 4 v 2 Netherlands

Netherlands 4 v 3 Rep. Ireland

Gabriella Asthammer SWE 4 v 2 Asaria H-Oehme GER

Patrick Meaney IRE 2 v 3 Shaun Griffiths ENG

England 7 v 9 Netherlands

(full article...)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Stan James World Matchplay - Day Four


DENNIS PRIESTLEY reached his second quarter-final in three years at the Stan James World Matchplay with a tight 13-11 win over Terry Jenkins.

The 58-year-old Yorkshireman produced a typically gritty display to edge out last year's runner-up and remain on course for a fourth Winter Gardens final.

(full story...)

Wednesday 23 July
Afternoon Session
Terry Jenkins 11-13 Dennis Priestley
John Part 7-13 Alan Tabern
Michael van Gerwen 9-13 Wayne Mardle
Evening Session
Matt Clark 13-6 Peter Manley
Raymond van Barneveld 13-3 Tony Eccles
James Wade 13-7 Ronnie Baxter

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Stan James World Matchplay - Day Two, Day Three


DENNIS PRIESTLEY showed his resilience with a superb comeback to edge out Adrian Gray 10-8 at the Stan James World Matchplay.

The two-time World Champion needed to draw on his two decades of experience at the top level to battle back from an 8-5 deficit.

Priestley and Gray were locked for the first half of the game, with a break of throw for the veteran to take a 4-2 lead matched by the Sussex youngster as he pulled level.
(Daily reports)

Stan James World Matchplay
1pm Start

Dennis Priestley 10-8 Adrian Gray
Kevin Painter 8-10 Tony Eccles
Roland Scholten 4-10 Matt Clark
Terry Jenkins 10-6 Alex Roy

Stan James World Matchplay
Tuesday 22 July
1pm Start
Ronnie Baxter 10-4 Andy Smith
Alan Tabern 10-8 Vincent van der Voort
Andy Hamilton 12-14 Michael van Gerwen
Peter Manley 10-4 Denis Ovens

7pm Start
James Wade 10-4 Wayne Jones
Second Round - Best of 25 legs
Phil Taylor 13-5 Colin Osborne
Kevin McDine 13-9 Mark Walsh

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Cowboy set for showdown

Bob Anderson is confident he can overcome his terrible record against Dave Whitcombe when the League of Legends returns on Friday evening.

The top two in the Legends table go head-to-head in Batley, Yorkshire, in what promises to be a mouth-watering clash.

(full article...)
(League of Legends fixtures and results)

Stan James World Matchplay Draw - round 1

JAMES WADE will begin the defence of his Stan James World Matchplay title against Wayne Jones at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

The Stan James World Matchplay will begin on Sunday 20 July, with 32 stars competing for £300,000 prize money. (article link...)

Stan James World Matchplay
First Round - Sunday

Mark Walsh 10-6 Colin Lloyd
Wayne Mardle 11-9 Mark Dudbridge
Colin Osborne 10-7 Mervyn King (article link...)

Glemsford dart players seek charity to support

Published Date: 17 July 2008

A darts team is looking for charities who would like to receive a cash boost.
A 24-hour sponsored darts marathon is to take place at the Cherry Tree pub in Glemsford next month.

Team members are aiming to raise £1,000, which they would like to divide between three deserving causes.

(full article...)

Ladies Darts League AGM

THE Evesham Ladies Darts League have sent a reminder to all delegates that their Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday.

Delegates are requested to attend for discussion of matters arising at the meeting which will be held at the Hospital Club from 7.30pm. (full article...)

4th WDF Americas Cup

Message from the President of the TTDA


On behalf of the Trinidad and Tobago Darts Association, I welcome all participants and guests to the 17th Caribbean Darts Championships and the 4th WDF Americas Cup which is being held at The Cascadia Hotel & Conference Centre. (visit the site...)

The Trinidad & Tobago Darts Association was formed 25 years ago, and to coincide with the anniversary they are to host the 4th WDF Americas Cup and the 17th Caribbean Darts Championships. Running from the 25th of July to the 3rd of August at the Cascadia Hotel and Conference Centre the competitions will involve 13 teams, including Brazil, Florida, Canada and U.S.A. with a total of approximately 200 players. (the rest of the post on Tommo's Blog)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

an email from Buddy Bartoletta

Rooms are still available for the $20,000 USA Dart Classic August 8-10 at
the Stamford Marriott. Log on to for a flyer and all of the
information. Thanks, see you in Stamford.

LB Darts

Friday, July 18, 2008

Darts Marathon in Aid of Disabled Boy

A group of players are attempting a 12 Hour Dart Marathon on the 23rd July to raise money to buy 11 year old Mason Mount an electric wheelchair and ramp. The NHS and Social Services will not supply them and the family cannot move to a suitable house for at least 5 years.

The runner up to the World Darts Championship, Phil Nixon will be turning up for a couple of hours in the afternoon and ex top county player Stuart Ireland will be around for a few hours in the evening.

Any help with sponsorship would be appreciated - please leave any donations or raffle prizes at Blakes where the marathon will take place.


Further details from Bill on 07777 601494 or e-mail

Academy's Sean joins Unicorn elite

THE Unicorn Darts Youth Academy completed their fund raising day last Saturday and as a result look set to boost their funds by around £1,000 after a marathon 12 hour stint.

Sean White travelled to Nottingham this week to become the latest member of Unicorn, the world's ultimate darts team. The 17-year old becomes the second Academy player to achieve this distinction following Jamie Kelling's induction last year. (full article...)

Thursday, July 17, 2008



The Ventura County Dart Association will be starting a new league season on August 11th 2008. The VCDA is a team-oriented league looking for other people who enjoy a good game of darts. The League consists of two skill level brackets. The A Division is for the more seasoned dart players, and the B division for those interested in a more casual darting experience. The season will be played every Thursday night from 7:30 pm until about 10:30 pm. Teams consist of between 4 and 6 players competing in singles, doubles, and team events. The season typically runs about 16 weeks. You will find the team roster forms at the following link: Forms page link
If you need information on "darts basics" dartboard setup and how to play you will find it at the following link Cyberdarts darts basic page

Here's a link to the venues where we play darts click here
If you have a venue that does not have dartboards and want to set them up please let us help you.
contact the Ventura County Dart Association ... The VCDA

Season starts August 14, 2008...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It is all a blur for number one Dawn

A story worth reading...

15 July 2008 11:12

Norfolk darts star Dawn Standley has defied the odds again to win another top title and become the British number one in the process.

The 40-year-old mother of two astounded herself and her opponents when picking up the British Darts Organisation's British Masters title the day after a cataract operation which left her with impaired sight and only a blurred outline of the board. (click for full article)

A note from David DePriest ...

It can be a challenge to inspire children / teens to get seriously involved in the sport of darts. Once you do get them interested it can be a even more difficult to find and get them to events in which they can participate. With that in mind I say hats of to David and Laserdarts!

I just wanted to extend a public thank you to Laserdarts for their continued efforts to promote youth darts in America.

For the past two years Laserdarts has provided financial support to youth players attending the national playoff in Stamford CT. For some children, attendance would be impossible without their help. In some cases, Laserdarts is actually making dreams come true for young people.

Youth sponsorship is a bold move that demonstrates integrity and the type of forward thinking that will grow and strengthen the American darts scene. When we give back to the youth it creates a better future for the entire community. I applaud Laserdarts and their commitment to the future of darts!

David DePriest


If you would like to show your appreciation for Laserdarts and their involvment in youth darts sponsorship I encourage you to drop them a note of appreciation directly.

Take minute and drop them an email. Let them know we appreciate and support what they are doing. We as players need to show our support for the companies supporting our sport!!

click here for post source

click here to visit David's website

Youth. The Future of Darts!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Salvador clinches open singles tournament series

KUWAIT CITY : It was another interesting Friday for a large number of ‘darts men’ when the Alpha Phi Omega Kuwait Alumni Association held its Open Singles “One day tournament series” at the Handball Gym of the Kazma Sports Complex, Adailiya. Kennedy Salvador stood out among the competitors when he completed a landslide victory. The organizers had earlier decided to make use of the “501 and 701” modes of play in which the elimination round contenders needed to use the “501” approach in the best of 3 games. All the winners were placed in the winners bracket while the losers ended in the losers bracket, where they had to compete in the “701” knock-out matches. The initial round saw that well-oiled Kennedy Salvador ready for some real action right from the start as he went on to control his games against Lenz Bayot and John Ferrer. Such was his accuracy that all his opponents were left in his wake. (full article...)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Dart throwers on target

Local shooters compete at Colusa Casino tournament
July 12, 2008 12:34:00 AM
By Richard Myers/Appeal-Democrat

For years, Steven Rhea threw darts.

"At one point, I was ranked 154th in the state," said Rhea, 50, who lives in Colusa.

But 23 years ago, Rhea gave the sport up.

"I got married and had more responsibilities with my wife and children," Rhea said.

But then, one day while surfing the Internet, Rhea came across the Colusa Casino Resort Dart Tournament, which began Friday and continues through Sunday.(full article...)

Elite competitor tosses darts in LV

I'm not sure why I did not find this article earlier, but as they say.... "better late than never." It's always great to find articles about our star dart players!"

In Britain, people pack arenas to watch dart championships. Some pros earn millions. Yet here in Las Vegas, we have the nation's No. 1 female darter, and she may be famous in her sport, but she is obscure in her hometown. She keeps her day job to pay the bills.

Stacy Bromberg, 51, has been ranked the top female darter in the United States for 12 years. As such, she is an American ambassador among dart pros at this week's Las Vegas Desert Classic, which runs Wednesday through Sunday at Mandalay Bay, after the qualifying rounds Monday and today. (full article...)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

DARTS: Tina's 140 helps Fenway see off title rivals

by Staff Copy
DIVISION One leaders Fenway A saw off Plough 11-7 in a top of the table clash in Spalding and District Ladies' League. (full article...)

Dart Tournament Helps Raise Money For Boy With Multiple Sclerosis

Dart Tournament Helps Raise Money For Boy With Multiple Sclerosis

Reported by: Megan Healey

Saturday, Jul 12, 2008 @04:15pm EST

The 22nd Annual Hall of Fame Darts Tournament kicked off Friday night at the Moose Lodge. Players of all ages will compete for cash prizes. Admission is only $10. 20% of the proceeds go to four-year-old Hunter Page of Milton, Pennsylvania who has multiple sclerosis.(for full story and video click here)

Friday, July 11, 2008

Darts festival is world class

Published: 10 July, 2008

THE 12th Portland Open Darts Festival finished on Sunday, with around £16,000 of prize-money having been distributed amongst the 150 players – mainly from throughout the Highlands.

The drama began last Monday with a new event, the Keppoch Open and, with seven former world champions competing, the standard was sure to be first-class.

In the first semi-final, Martin Adams, the world champion in 2007 and current England international captain, defeated Gary Robson 4-2. (full article...)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Regional playoff-US Team!!! ADO Region II-2,

An email arrived today...

Hello everyone!

Sorry for the delay on this email, but I would like to announce that the next regional for the US Team will be held at the Dolphin Lounge in Anaheim.

The men will be on Saturday, July 26th with sign-ups starting at 11am and the regional starting promptly at 12 noon.

The women will be on Sunday, July 27th with sign-ups starting at 11am and the regional starting promptly at 12 noon. All paid ladies participants will receive one free drink courtesy of me to thank you for your support to ladies darts in Southern California. Without everyone's consistent participation, there would not be any ladies events!

I apologize for the 2 separate days, but the Dolphin Lounge does have soft-tip tournaments and leagues going on both of these days and I would like to split the days in order to ensure that the regional events do not get disrupted by any conflicting soft-tip events.

I have not heard from the other ADO leagues reps, however, I can tell you that we already have 2 men and 2 women qualified from the Orange County area, with one more qualifier to go that will take place at the Dolphin Lounge on July 19th. I will send an email out with the details for this soon and this will be open to any players in this region to qualify for the regional.

As an added note, I will also be selling raffle tickets for men and women separately. I will be at the Moonspinners Mixer shoot on Saturday to sell tickets and the drawings for both will take place then....probably right before they call the first singles matches of the day. If you cannot make it to the Moonspinner shoot and would still like a raffle ticket for the drawing, you have until Saturday 9am to contact me via email or phone to arrange for the purchase. So far, sadly we have no raffle tickets sold for the men...but props to the ladies because we have collected $80 so far and by drawing time, should have enough to draw for at least one complete paid entry into the regional. Thanks ladies for the awesome support of this idea! You are running strong with it and the results show!

Come on men....what are you waiting for??? The ladies are leaving you in the dust on this! For $10, you have a chance for an entry! Every $110 collected gets a drawing for a full paid entry into the regional. Our last raffle winners were Phil O'Neill from Santa Barbara, Deb Pundt from San Diego and Darla Glass-Hill received $70 toward her entry and played in her first regional ever. She's bought 4 more tickets for this one and is hooked!

Thanks everyone for your support and looking forward to seeing you this Saturday at the Moonspinner Mixer and at the regional events on July 26th and 27th!

Anne Kramer
ADO Region II-2 Director

Darts on TV - Setanta Sports

.. from an email I got just this morning.

I know I already told people about darts on Setanta Sports but I found this full article with some dates of upcoming tourneys from the BDO.

I also included some info on the LEGENDS OF DARTS which they are showing as well. Those matches have been a lot of fun to watch!! Eric Bristow, Bob Anderson, Bobby George, John Lowe, Keith Deller, Cliff Lazarenko, Peter Evison and Dave Whitcombe. From what I hear they are going to be adding Dennis Priestley next year. These are some fun matches as these guys are very serious about playing but it’s also like an exhibition in that they are playing in a more pub type atmosphere. I think they have more than water on stage too!!

Here’s the info. Sign up for Setanta NOW!

"A new and exciting BDO ‘International Grand Prix’ series, comprising five established tournaments, is to be televised live on Setanta Sports from May to September 2008 and played exclusively on the Winmau Blade III.

The five tournaments will feature LIVE coverage of the Last Eight in the Men’s Singles:

· THE WDO WELSH OPEN: Pontin’s, Prestatyn - SUNDAY, MAY 18TH


· THE BDO GOLD CUP: Lakeside Country Club – SATURDAY, JULY 12TH

· THE BDO BRITISH CLASSIC: Kettering Leisure Village – SATURDAY, JULY 26TH


In each tournament, the final stages of the Men’s Singles from the Quarter-Finals to the Final will be broadcast LIVE on Setanta Sports.

The Welsh Open will be shown on Setanta Sports from 7PM to 12.30AM, and the remaining four tournaments will each be screened from 6.30PM to Midnight.

Though each tournament will be ‘stand-alone’ they will be played under a generic ‘umbrella’ International Grand Prix title, with points being awarded from Quarter-Finals to Final.

Trevor East, Director of Sport at Setanta Sports, said: “As part of our commitment to a wide variety of sports, we are extremely happy to be working alongside the BDO to bring this series of top darts tournaments to our viewers. Darts is an exciting sport with great across-the-board appeal, and we look forward to a successful liaison with the BDO and its players.”

Olly Croft , MD of BDO Enterprises, said: “This latest innovation for BDO televised darts, is a clear indication that in its 35th Anniversary Year the BDO continues to move forward and look after the future of our sport.

“We are delighted that BDO darts and its players will be screened by Setanta Sports, and the series of five live ‘International Grand Prix’ tournaments perfectly complements our two majors – the Lakeside World Professional and the Winmau World Masters - on BBC terrestrial TV.

“It gives the BDO a portfolio of seven televised tournaments with the real potential of providing opportunities for fresh, as well as established names, to become the darts stars and characters of today and tomorrow”.

The BDO International Grand Prix series marks a darts debut for Setanta Sports, which is a leading international pay-TV sports broadcaster operating nine channels in the UK , Ireland , North America and Australia .

Founded in 1992, its premium sports content is available to more than 50 million digital homes worldwide. Setanta operates more sports channels than any other broadcaster in the UK and Ireland , and is the most widely-available premium sports channel in the UK : on satellite, via Freeview, Virgin Media, Tiscali, BT Vision and by Broadband, ensuring the widest possible distribution to all sports fans.

Setanta Sports is the only broadcaster of premium sports on digital terrestrial (Freeview). The Setanta Sports 1 channel, featuring the best of Setanta’s premium live content, is available on Freeview boxes and digital TVs with viewing card slots.

Setanta Sports is also available online, live and on demand, via Setanta by Broadband, featuring all Setanta’s leading content offered on Setanta Sports 1, Setanta Sports 2 and Setanta Golf, allowing sports fans to access at home, work or elsewhere.

For information on how to subscribe, go to: or call 08712 10 20 30. Virgin Media, BT Vision and Tiscali customers should contact their operator.

Zoe targets Youth Cup success

TEENAGE darts sensation Zoe Jones is targeting success at the 2008 European Youth Cup at the University of Wales next week.

The Redditch 15-year-old has been called up to represent England for the first time and will aim for glory in Swansea when the event gets underway on Wednesday. Zoe will have plenty of support in Wales (full article...)

Gibraltar Youth Darts Team participates in European Youth Darts Championships

The Minister for Sport Edwin Reyes has sent the following message to the Gibraltar Youth Darts Team participating in the European Youth Darts Championships:

On behalf of everyone in Gibraltar (full article...) 9th July 2008

Part Making Poker Challenge

JOHN PART has won through to Day Two of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

Part lost out in the first round of the Las Vegas Desert Classic last week, but his time in Nevada was a success away from the oche. (full article...)

Legends prize is on offer

by Mel Booth, Huddersfield Daily Examiner

TOP names from the golden era of darts will be in action at the Batley Frontier Club a week tomorrow, Friday July 18.

They are taking part in the League of Legends darts tournament, which is a new event being broadcast live by satellite company Setanta Sports. (full story...)

Filling up for players and spectators

All Tyrone and Fermanagh dart players are reminded that some of the tournaments that has a limited entry taking place at the 8th annual Ireland's Open Darts Classic is starting to fill up meaning a lot of players wont get entering if they don't secure there place A.S.A.P. (full article...)

Monday, July 07, 2008

Dennis "The Menace" Priestley at the Shannon

Two Time World Dart Champion Dennis "The Menace" Priestley is coming to
the Shannon on Tuesday, July 8th!! Start time is 8pm. There will be
beer specials and raffles!!

Come to the Shannon and watch The Menace play against local dart
players including a group of HDPA and ABCD players!

106 First Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030-4540

Dartoid's World


The surprise?

Well, probably you have heard by now that yesterday Phil Taylor smoked his way to the Desert Classic VII championship. You would have heard this from Dartoid’s World except for one thing and that thing is called Dan “Cujo” Lauby...

Click here for the rest of this column.

Sunday, July 06, 2008 Las Vegas Desert Classic - Sunday

PHIL TAYLOR claimed his fourth Las Vegas Desert Classic title with a 13-7 win over James Wade at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. (full article...) Las Vegas Desert Classic

Phil Taylor 11-2 Roland Scholten
James Wade 11-8 Peter Manley

Phil Taylor 13-7 James Wade

Saturday, July 05, 2008

A Dart site that is at least worth a look... has been created to help (dart) players keep track of their steel tip and soft tip practice scores to see how they are improving over time.
Check it out at the following url: Las Vegas Desert Classic - Saturday

PHIL TAYLOR survived a scare from Adrian Gray before booking his place in the semi-finals of the Las Vegas Desert Classic.

Taylor was knocked out of last year's SkyBet World Grand Prix by Gray, and the youngster threatened another upset when he took a 3-1 lead. (full story...) Las Vegas Desert Classic VII

Roland Scholten 11-2 Mervyn King
Phil Taylor 11-4 Adrian Gray
James Wade 11-7 Andy Hamilton
Alan Tabern 8-11 Peter Manley

Some VCDA events......

Singles tournament at:

the Benchwarmer

July 26th 2008

Start time is 1:00 PM

Cost to enter the event will be $10.00


VCDA vs. SBDA All Star Match Spring 2008

Where: The Benchwarmer

When: August 9th 2008

Time: 12:00


Banquet & General Meeting

Sunday; August 3, 2008

12:00 NOON

Sam's Saloon


Fall Season

Captain's Meeting

Monday; August 11, 2008 - 7:03pm

Harley's Camarillo Bowl


Friday, July 04, 2008



PHIL TAYLOR saw off old foe Dennis Priestley 8-4 to march into the quarter-finals of the Las Vegas Desert Classic.

Taylor was in merciless form to see off Kevin Painter in round one, and produced some ruthless finishing and remain on course for a fourth Desert Classic title.(full story...) Las Vegas Desert Classic VII
Second Round

James Wade 8-5 Mark Walsh
Peter Manley 8-6 Adrian Lewis
Andy Hamilton 8-7 Jelle Klaasen
Roland Scholten 8-6 Terry Jenkins
Phil Taylor 8-4 Dennis Priestley
Alan Tabern 8-4 Raymond van Barneveld
Adrian Gray 8-3 Sam Rooney
Mervyn King 8-6 Darin Young

Quarter-Final Order of Play
Roland Scholten v Mervyn King
Phil Taylor v Adrian Gray
James Wade v Andy Hamilton
Alan Tabern v Peter Manley
Best of 21 legs
Play begins at 11am on Saturday (7pm BST)

The steel tip dart tournament at The Dolphin Lounge is cancelled tonight

The steel-tip dart tournament at The Dolphin Lounge is cancelled tonight, the 4th July.
It will resume next week as usual.

Thursday, July 03, 2008 Las Vegas Desert Classic. First Round - Thursday


MARK WALSH edged out Bill Davis in a deciding leg to book his place in round two of the Las Vegas Desert Classic.

American star Davis looked set to claim victory when he took a 5-3 lead, only for Walsh to take the final three legs and the win. (Full Story...) Las Vegas Desert Classic VII
First Round - Thursday

Andy Hamilton 6-1 Shawn Brenneman
Bill Davis 5-6 Mark Walsh
Gerry Convery 1-6 Jelle Klaasen
Adrian Lewis 6-5 Robert Thornton
Raymond van Barneveld 6-0 Matt Clark
James Wade 6-1 Dennis Smith
Peter Manley 6-3 Steve Maish
Larry Butler 4-6 Alan Tabern

Second Round Order of Play
Friday 10.30am Start - 6.30pm BST

James Wade v Mark Walsh
Adrian Lewis v Peter Manley
Andy Hamilton v Jelle Klaasen
Terry Jenkins v Roland Scholten
Phil Taylor v Dennis Priestley
Raymond van Barneveld v Alan Tabern
Sam Rooney v Adrian Gray
Mervyn King v Darin Young

Wednesday, July 02, 2008


DENNIS PRIESTLEY denied Co Stompe a dream debut in the Las Vegas Desert Classic with a 6-2 victory in the tournament's opening game.

Stompe battled through Monday's qualifiers to earn his first appearance in a major PDC tournament, but the Dutchman paid for missed doubles at crucial moments as the veteran Yorkshireman moved into the last 16.
(full article...) Las Vegas Desert Classic VII
First Round
Wednesday 2 July

Dennis Priestley 6-2 Co Stompe
Terry Jenkins 6-4 Mick McGowan
Wayne Mardle 4-6 Adrian Gray
John Part 4-6 Mervyn King
Phil Taylor 6-4 Kevin Painter
Colin Lloyd 5-6 Sam Rooney
Roland Scholten 6-4 Barrie Bates
Darin Young 6-4 Martin Burchell

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