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Sunday, August 31, 2008


THIRTEEN players contested Carnoustie Darts League's weekly summer singles competition in the Craw's Nest on Monday night.
Iain Kinnear, 19th, was again the winner, and runner-up on this occasion was Kevin Burns, Craw's Nest.

Both players also produced the best darts of the night, Kevin scoring an 18-dart 501, and Iain, a 20-dart 501.

(full article...)

Twthill on the verge of ladies' superleague title

CAERNARFON side Twthill only need two points from their remaining two matches to clinch the Gwynedd Women’s Superleague title for fourth successive year.

A 6-0 home win over nearest challengers Cross Keys Llandudno in their latest match, with team captain Rhian Williams scoring the top average of 19.84 in her 3-1 victory, sees the team 11 points clear at the top.
(full article...)

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Youth Open darts this Saturday

Nearly 30 of Andover's top youngsters go head to head with players from all over the south tomorrow at the third Andover Youth Darts Open.

Entries have been received from Essex, Surrey, London, Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset for the competition that is fast becoming a highlight of the youth darting calendar. All darting enthusiasts are invited to the Entertainer to cheer on tomorrow's stars. Doors open at 10.30am with players toeing the oche at 11.30. (full article...)

Crucial victory for Squib B in mixed darts

SQUIB B look set to win the championship of A Division in the Friday Six-a-Side Mixed Darts League after a 9-6 victory over rivals Prince of Wales on August 22. (full article...)

Friday, August 29, 2008

Dartoid's World,... the Incident at Roswell…


Probably you have heard about the Incident at Roswell…

As the story goes, sometime in July 1947 a New Mexico rancher named William “Mac” Brazel found the debris of a crashed flying saucer in a field about twenty miles out of Roswell proper. In the days and weeks that followed the military swooped in, recovered the wreckage, hid it forever and all time, and secretly escorted the aliens, some still alive, to a safe house somewhere, and has for the past fifty years kept them on life support and denied reality, insisting that all of what I have just written is nothing but bunk – that what Brazel really found and the military cleaned up was just an ordinary weather balloon.

Not so my friends...

Click here for the rest of this column.

Mac’s Dart Inn!

If you have not had the chance, you should checkout this site:

Mac’s Dart Inn!

This site is owned and operated by me, Graham McNeill (Mac) and is dedicated to Darts in New Zealand....

After a fantastic show at this year’s Tri Nations the following players have been selected to represent Australia at this year’s Oceanic Masters test match vs New Zealand
The Men’s team will remain the same with Captain and player Russell Stewart (ACT).

Matt's in demand for darts

COMMENTARY legend Dave Lanning has pleaded with Poole speedway chief Matt Ford to add his weight to a south coast darts extravaganza.

Lilliput-based Lanning, who along with Sid Waddell is the voice of Sky Sports' PDC darts coverage, will be racking up a few more miles during next year's sell-out Whyte & Mackay Premier League after the Bournemouth International Centre was last week dumped by the corporation in favour of Exeter's Westpoint Arena.

But Lanning has urged Bournemouth to cash in on the darts boom in its own right - and believes businessman Ford, along with PDC chairman Barry Hearn, is the man to help spearhead a Southern Masters event.
(full article...)

Top ten is the target for Tabern

ALAN TABERN has climbed to 12th in the PDC Order of Merit following his victory in last weekend’s Peachtree Open Players Championship in Atlanta.

It was the St Helens player’s second win of the year on the PDC Pro Tour and his confidence is high ahead of this weekend’s Players Championship tournament in Holland. (full article...)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Cleveland Officer Gary Wojcik's dart throwing skills pure gold

CLEVELAND -- Cleveland police officer Gary Wojcik has won six gold medals since 2000 throwing darts at national Olympic-like competitions held annually for police and firefighters. He has taken five of those golds in the last five years.

It's not surprising to learn that he also shoots guns with bull's-eye accuracy. The 47-year-old has been teaching Cleveland cops how to shoot straight for the last seven years.

When did you throw your first dart?

In the late '80s, (full article...)

Charity night for darts league

The Summer Darts League is supporting a charity event to commemorate the life of Betty Middleditch, who died last week.

Her son Steve is raising money to help buy equipment for the Northgate Hospital where Betty received the very best of care in her final weeks of life.

The Summer Darts League drawn triples will be moved to Friday, September 26, and on the same night charity male and female singles competitions in honour of Betty will take place.

The competitions are open to anyone who wishes to take part, at a cost of £2 per person.

The two competitions will be played to the last pair with the finals being played on the Summer League finals night on Friday, October 3 at the Merlins Club with both the winners receiving a voucher for £25 and the runner-up a voucher for £20.

All the entry fees, plus the proceeds from a raffle, will go to the Northgate Hospital fund who will have nurses at the finals venue to receive the donation.

Entry forms will be available from John or Val Graver, The Lady Haven, The Lichfield Arms, Merlins Social Club or by calling 01493 858462.
(story source...)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Darts: Top finishers

UPPER Rhondda Fawr darts team had a successful season by winning the Glamorgan Super League title and the Welsh title.

The team travelled to coventry for the British title and did themselves proud to reach the semi-finals only to lose 6-3 to a very strong Yorkshire team. (full article...)

Aug 28 2008 by Our Correspondent, Rhondda Leader

World's best dart players come to town

The Lough Erne Hotel, Kesh and the Co. Tyrone town of Dromore will play host to the world's greatest dart players from around the globe next weekend from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th September 2008 with the closing date for Irish players to get into the main £20,000 event being this Thursday 28th August and no player will get entering the main event after this date but can still enter all other tournaments listed.

The 8th annual Ireland's Open Darts Classic also sees the annual International Sports Festival taking place alongside this world darts event involving high profile 8Ball Pool Tournaments and Texas Hold'em Poker Tournaments with the whole weekend carrying over £25,000 prize-money which is described as one of the biggest events ever to take place in this area. (full article...)

Kastam shoot down Medical in Maksak darts tournament

KUCHING: Royal Customs and Excise Department (Kastam) retained their title at the Maksak Sarawak 2008 darts competition by beating Medical 6-3 in the final at Sarawak Industrial Promotion and Exhibition Centre here on Sunday.

The championship was decided over four matches in the men’s team, men’s singles, mixed doubles and women’s doubles.

The foursome of Bandi Gerianane, Roslan Sahari, Delin Manggoh and Dani Abon gave Kastam a winning start by collecting the first point (1-0) in their match against Medical’s quartet of Rossi, Mohd Rosli, James Hilary and Mansian Sujang.

Medical replied with Shaipollah beating Abdul Razak Rahman 2-1 in the singles to tie the score 2-2.

(full article..)

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DARTS: Sawyer hits hat-trick

Greene King Oxford & District Darts Association

Tony Sawyer hit an amazing three maximums in Marsh Harrier's 6-3 win over Prince of Wales A in men's Section 3.

Sawyer's hat-trick of 180s saw him triumph in the singles, with Steve James and Alan Hunter also among the winners for Marsh Harrier, who took the pairs 2-1 to seal victory.

Richard Wilson and Warren Bright were Prince of Wales's singles winners. (full article...)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Play darts in a pro arena

26 August, 2008

Step up to the oche for the John Smith's People's Darts competition

Details on how to win the chance to play darts in front of a packed house before the final of the world championship have been released.

The Publican is teaming-up with The Mirror to back the John Smith’s People’s Darts competition.

Amateurs from pubs across the country have the chance to battle it out to the final stages were they will get top-tips from darts legend Bobby George.

The finalists will then throw for the title before the final of the BDO World Professional Darts Championships at the Lakeside, in Frimley Green, Surrey, in January.

The victor will win £15,000 for their chosen charity and the chance to compete in three BDO tournaments. (full article...)

Saint Marches To Atlanta Title

ALAN TABERN claimed his second PDC Pro Tour win of 2008 with victory over Andy Hamilton in the final of Sunday's Peachtree Open Players Championship.

Alan Tabern 3-1 Andy Hamilton (2-1, 2-1, 1-2, 2-0)
Winner £5,000
Runner-Up £2,500
(full article...)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

25-year-old entrepreneur hits target as owner of business

Sean Norris started bar hopping at 19. But not for the beer.

He wanted to sling darts at a bull's-eye.

Norris, 25, now plays anytime he wants -- even at work. He recently purchased Edgeworks Knife and Supply Co. Inc., which carries dart supplies, knives, cookware and puzzles, from its former owner.

Taking over the shop is a natural fit for Norris, who grew up playing darts.

In fact, that's how his parents met.

"Our very first date on St. Patrick's Day in 1979 was at a dart tournament," said his father, Charlie Norris, a former bartender. He no longer plays after a football accident injured his wrists.

At 10, Sean Norris started playing darts around the house for fun, his parents said.

After walking into Edgeworks for supplies one day, Norris landed a part-time job helping customers and stocking shelves.

"He was so happy when he got that job," Charlie Norris said. "I don't think he's ever missed one day of work in all the years he's worked there."

Norris soon started playing darts in a local league and began reading more about knives.

"It wasn't very long before we figured out he had a real interest in what he did," said Bill Berry, who opened the shop in 1993 with his wife, Cathy.

Berry, who wanted to retire, began looking for a buyer to purchase the business.

"I would have hated to see the store just end, not only because it was kind of my legacy, but because so many people wouldn't know where to go for supplies," Berry said.

The owner gave Norris a chance, and let him run the shop for about five months, Berry said. Norris paid the bills, dealt with vendors and helped customers.

"That way he'd know if he really wanted to do this," Berry said. "If he didn't, that was the time to jump out."

Norris, who has worked at Edgeworks for seven years, bought the shop with the help of family members last month. The purchase price was not disclosed.

His mom, Janet Norris, loaned him some of the money.

"I had complete faith," she said. "He's young to start out in a business, but he has the energy and motivation to do it."

The economic downturn worried Norris some.

"I knew what I was getting into and knew the market," he said. "I knew how to budget the money accordingly."

Dart players, hunters and puzzle enthusiasts will keep the business strong, Norris said.

He has one employee and works about 75 hours a week at the shop. On a recent day, Norris, who has both ears pierced, wore jeans and a T-shirt that read "Failure is not an option."

Some are taking notice of his attitude and knowledge.

"What amazes me is everything he knows about knives," Charlie Norris said. "He knows all the companies, the history of the manufacturers. He's like an encyclopedia."

Most of the roughly 340 members in the Western Maryland Dart Association buy supplies from Edgeworks, said president Tony Paré.

"There's no place like it around for 200 miles in any direction," Paré said.

Customers come from Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland, Norris said.

Although some dart players buy products online, the experience isn't the same, Paré said.

"Sean lets you use the darts you're interested in buying," Paré said.

Customers often shoot darts on boards inside the store.

"Darts is all about comfort," Norris said. "You have to try the weights and grips to see what you like the most."

The new business owner still finds time to play.

"I like it because it's nothing really competitive for me," Norris said. "I'm just going out every Wednesday with a bunch of my friends, having a couple drinks and having fun."

No major changes are planned at the store, Norris said.

Berry said he is happy Edgeworks is still open. He added the store's key to success is Norris' love of the products.

"Actually, I'm not sure if he likes the puzzles or not," Berry said.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Cowboy: I'm playing better than ever

League of Legends champion Bob Anderson insists he is playing better darts now than when he won the World title in 1988.

The Limestone Cowboy produced a stunning performance to defeat Keith Deller 10-4 in the final at a packed Circus Tavern in Essex. (full article...)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Tough contest

LEDBURY’S Terry Jenkins has been handed a tough start in the inaugural Championship League Darts.


The tournament is being held at Crondon Park Golf Club in Essex and is the world’s first made-for-internet streaming darts event.

TSTC this weekend in Houston

Next weekend:
1st HOBO (Holiday On The Beach Open) tournament in Corpus
This a joint venture with most of the clubs in South Texas.
Chris Helms is the tournament director Along with STUPID
Austin: And their crew,Jim, Elaine, Evelynn are supplying the hockies and boards and registration
Houston: Ralph Schomburg will be doing the brackets
The Vally Crew : Max and randy will be bring raffle baskets and helping with paper work
Corpus: Yogi Yeager is doing the shirts
Alamo Dart Shop will be present to provide supplies.

Please come out and support this tournament, its a great venue and they really want us to stay.

Chris Helms
TSTC this weekend in Houston


Getting Your Act on Cable TV

By L. David Irete

copied from BullsEye News Volume VI, Issue V Sept/Oct 1986

David Irete, darts promoter and video producer, continues his series on helping darts break into the big time.

Most US cities have some sort of cable television service. According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations, these cable services are obligated to reserve a frequency channel for general public use. Hence the name “public access”.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

You Named it WHAT!?

You Named it WHAT!?

hmm… what's in a name?

Does the Name of a Dart Tournament really matter?

Will it's name really matter to the player that comes to participate?

Some say that the name will serve to stimulate the memory of or memorialize a person or an event. But absent those conditions / circumstances, what does the name of a Dart Tournament really do?

Well I guess you could say that it separates one tourney from another.

Does it really?

There so many Classics, Shootouts, Opens and Flings that the names don't qualify to be called distinctive. Hardly the hallowed names like "the Super Bowl" "Wimbledon or "The Masters" Yep, there are some unique Dart Tournament names out there such as....

Billy The Kid Bull Off

But the trend seems to be just throwing another "Shootout," "Fling," or "Open" onto the list of tourney names.

So here we are about to launch a new tournament at this years (2008) Seaside Highland Games. How do we proceed?
Do we attempt to break out of the trend of "Shootouts," "Flings," or "Opens"?
Or does the name really matter to those that attend the tourney?

There were many discussions among the tournament committee members about names that would catch your eye, names that would inspire and names that would last for all time. Well with all of the discussion done, and no name for the tournament, we came up with a plan. We would each brainstorm like mad and submit our ideas to a list. Once we all submitted our ideas, we would each choose three names from the list, and then vote from resulting slimed down list.

The "brainstorm list" was extensive and interesting... well I could share it here, but that could prove a bit tedious. Let's just say that the following ideas will give you the spirit of the ideas:
Seaside Games - "Wee Arrows" By the Pier
Seaside Games - Gold Coast Throw Down
Seaside Games - West Coast Highland Havoc
Seaside Games - "Out" By the Surf
Seaside Games - "Diddle" On The Beach
Let's just say the list was impressive, having "old favorites" as well as some new stuff.
So you say; "Let's cut to the chase here, and see how this thing turns out!"
OK, OK I just wanted to make the point that we didn't take this task lightly...
I proudly present to you the first VCDA dart tournament in conjunction with the Seaside Highland Games,,,

Gold Coast Shootout I
October 11 & 12, 2008
for the flier, info and updates
"You Named it WHAT!?" I know, I know... it's not a new or original name. I guess the voters just felt it was a name that would serve us well now and not sound too weird or trendy while still being a name of which we could be proud.

In the end the real thing to look forward to is that it will be the first of many great events! The name will only be judged as an issue or inconsequential by time, and the participants that come and enjoy a great weekend of darts at the Seaside Highland Games

Now I'm sure you are asking why it's on the same weekend as the "15th HALLOWEEN OPEN 10-12," where the ADO 2009 WORLD CUP TEAM NATIONAL FINALS will be held. And between the "SAN FRANCISCO OPEN 10-03-08 thru 10-03-08 ", the "LONDON BRIDGE TOURNEY 10-17 thru 10-19 (London Bridge Dart Association 928-855-5346) and the "TAHOE BILTMORE OPEN 2008-10-31 thru 2008-11-02"

Well that's another story, but the short answer is; It's when the Seaside Highland Games are held and they asked that we host a dart tourney during their event.
So there you have it. A not so original name for what we hope will be a fun and exciting event for all dart players love to play the game…
Oh! Did I mention that this is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to help sponsor a Dart Tourney? If so contact the Ventura County Dart Association at: vcda-->at<--vcda->dot<-org

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Dolphin Lounge - Soft-Tip Blind Draw Doubles

The Dolphin Lounge
Soft-Tip Blind Draw Doubles
$500 Soft-Tip Tournament
with 32 entries
$10.00 entry
Sign-Ups at 7.30 pm Starting promptly at 8.00 pm
1274 S. Magnolia
Anaheim, ca 92804
or call Jan at: 714-414-6257

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sekgwama says darts players are responsible enough...

Sekgwama says darts players are responsible enough to discourage the use of alcohol and other drugs in the sport

By Bonang Sekhobe

GABORONE - The Public Relations Officer for Botswana Darts Association (BODA), Peter Sekgwama says negative perceptions towards darts stall the development of the sport locally.
Speaking in an interview, Sekgwama said they are faced with a difficulty in youth development as the sport is associated with bars, which results in parents barring...(full article...)

Dennis Takes Kitchener Open Victory

Dennis Priestley claimed his second PDC Pro Tour victory of the year with a 3-1 win over Lionel Sams in the Kitchener Open Players Championship.

The Dennis Priestley website...

Priestley Takes Kitchener Open Victory
DENNIS PRIESTLEY claimed his second PDC Pro Tour victory of the year with a 3-1 win over Lionel Sams in the Kitchener Open Players Championship.

The veteran Yorkshireman won a Players Championship in Bristol, and his tremendous recent form continued in Canada as he claimed the £5,000 first prize. (full article...)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

An email from Anne...

24th Annual Cal-Hawaiian Dart Tournament - August 23rd, 2008

Hello everyone! Just a reminder that Saturday, August 23rd will be the tournament hosted by the RHADT. The flyer is attached. I heard a rumor that there were some others that thought you had to be a member of the RHADT to play. WRONG! This is an open event hosted by the club and anyone can play.

Looking forward to seeing you there! I will be selling regional raffle tickets again for the cricket regional, which will be held in San Diego. Tix are $10 each, mens and ladies separate drawing.

Take care!

Anne Kramer



The 24

th Annual California-Hawaiian

August 23, 2008

Start 1st Event 12pm


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13219 Poway, Road

Poway, CA


Portion of Proceeds Donated to Special Olympics

For more information Contact:

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

Video - Paul Lim

Thornton Wins Australian Open Title

ROBERT THORNTON has won his inaugural PDC title with victory at the Australian Open Players Championship.

The Scotsman's decision to travel to the week of events at Shoalhaven in New South Wales paid dividends, with the £5,000 winner's cheque jumping him up the Players Championship Order of Merit.
(full article...)

Win chance to play darts at the Lakeside

Bobby George will offer tips in the John Smith's People's Darts tournament

Any amateur darts player will have dreamed of stepping onto the oché and throwing for a double in front of a packed house.

(full article...)

Video - Dennis Priestley v. Alan Tabern

Video - Taylor's 9 Dart Attempts - World Matchplay/Semi Final

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Darts legends thrill Spa crowds

EIGHT of darts' all-time greats appeared on stage at Bridlington Spa last Friday to contest the sixth round of Betfred's League of Legends.
The names are a roll-call of past winners of every major prize in darts – predominantly in the eighties and nineties.

Today, all are retired from the full-time circuit, though all remain involved via exhibitions, guest appearances, broadcasting or writing.
14 August 2008
By John Edwards
(full article...)

Kitchener Open Players Championship Draw

WORLD CHAMPION John Part will head the field of players competing in Sunday's inaugural Kitchener Open Players Championship.

Part will step to the oche on home soil in Canada for the £20,000 tournament, which will be the first PDC Pro Tour event in the country.

(full article...)

(tourney details...)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Darts & Doms - Pioneers are champs again

PIONEERS are on cloud nine after stretching their record-making run of Premier darts titles.

The unbeatable side have made it nine consecutive championship wins in the Carlsberg UK Open League. (full article...)
Aug 13 2008 by Peter Morse, Crewe Chronicle

Silver lining for darts player

FORT SIMPSON - A player from the NWT took part in a major international darts tournament for the first time last month.

Brenda Moreau of Fort Simpson was part of the four-member team that competed against 12 other teams from around the world during the darts competition held in Port of Spain, Trinidad from July 25-27.

Roxanna Thompson
Northern News Services
Monday, August 11, 2008
(full article...)

Darts: Waites in form

LOCAL darts player Scott Waites is in the form of his life, having clinched his second major title in a month at the weekend.
The 31-year-old from Sowerby Bridge, who recently moved to Outlane, followed up his televised success in the BDO Gold Cup at Frimley Green with success in the Belgium Open.

(full article...)

Bideford Royals in super win

13 August 2008
Bideford Royals won their Devon Super League Darts Premier Division match 7-2 against Tivvy Hounds to avenge last season's play-off defeat.

In the Bideford Darts League Port Oles, Da Lion Kings, Flyin Swans and Golden Flyers were just a few of the teams to secure impressive wins in their respective divisions. (full article...)

Woodman win

13/ 8/2008

WOODMAN Superleague team cut down the opposition to take the Cheshire Cross County Knockout Darts Championship.

The Macc side beat all the other superleague teams in Cheshire to take the trophy, the first time in more than 20 years a Macclesfield team has won the county title.

(full article...)

A last chance for darts players to make their Mark

Aug 13 2008 by John Gibson, Evening Chronicle

THE final qualifying round for the Mark Williams Memorial Trophy final saw Paul Knighton, John Young, Chris Lisle and Davy Dodds impress on the oche.

Lisle was the first to make his mark with wins against Mac Hedley, ex-England player Bobby Lauder, Rob Stanley and Darts World’s Player of the Month Arthur Dobey. (full article...)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Should darts be included in the Olympic Games?

Now that the 2008 Summer Olympics have begun, I thought it would be a good time to find some articles about darts and the Olympics....

World champions Phil Taylor and Andy Fordham say it is about time darts was recognised as a sport and included in the Olympic Games.

Liberal Democrat MP Bob Russell has launched a campaign aimed at achieving both these aims.

And Taylor, the defending Professional Darts Corporation champion, said: "It's about time because we really have worked hard for this. (full article...)

Yes, says thirteen-times World Darts champion Phil 'The Power' Taylor

By the summer of 2012 I am not sure if I will still be playing darts at a professional level, but I know I will be looking forward to the Olympic Games in London. And, as another world darts championship ended this week - with us gaining as much publicity as ever - the time is right for our sport to become part of the world's greatest sports show.

(full article...)

Darts steps up to the oche to stake claim for Olympics

By Ian Herbert
Monday, 2 October 2006

From Jocky Wilson to Andy Fordham, its belt-busting legends have hardly exuded an image of Olympia. But the sport of darts is to stake its claim to a place in the 2012 Games by opening its first British academy of excellence.

The location of this latest example of fast-tracking tomorrow's sporting heroes is a room above a bar on a main road out of Hull. But the man behind the scheme, John "JJ" Gibbs, says that swilling lager will not be one of the skills on his six-week programme for 7- to 18-year-olds which starts next month. Instead, his protégés will learn such skills as how to stand at the oche for the best throwing position and how to calculate the best finish in three darts. The only drinks available will be soft. (full article...)

Let's play darts - at the Olympics...

The time for talking has stopped. It is time for darts to take its rightful place at the Olympic Games.

A fortnight ago, Raymond van Barneveld's epic win over 13-times champion Phil Taylor in the PDC final was hailed as the best ever battle of the oche.

Then on Sunday, five million people tuned in as two 50-year-old veterans slugged it out in the BDO version and trumped it for pure drama. (full article...)


MARTIN ADAMS is ready to back a new bid to bring darts to the Olympic Games.

England captain Adams believes such a triumph would be the perfect incentive for young players.

Adams, 50, the top seed at the Lakeside World Championships in Surrey, said: "I would love to see darts in the Olympics.

(full article...)

Thursday, August 07, 2008


While a 7-2 defeat for Pontyberem and District Darts League division one leaders Pontyberem RFC at the hands of Miners Arms, Trimsaran, is unlikely to prevent them from appearing in the play-off final, their opponents could be any one of two clubs from division two who are only a point apart with one game left to play.A 7-2 victory by Cross Hands Hotel at Carway AFC B pushed them well into contention for the second spot on offer in the league play-off final.

Pontyates RFC sat out the action last week and resume against a New Lodge team that defeated Carway Social Club B 5-4.
(full article...)

Berrow Inn go top with a week left in Summer Darts League

WITH just one week left, it was all change at the top of the Burnham & District Summer Darts League. Berrow Inn's 7-0 win over Social B put them top of the table by two points.

The previous top two, Social A and Wellington Arms, met each other, and what an excellent night of darts it was at Highbridge Social Club. (full article...)

Berrow Inn go top with a week left in Summer Darts League

WITH just one week left, it was all change at the top of the Burnham & District Summer Darts League. Berrow Inn's 7-0 win over Social B put them top of the table by two points.

The previous top two, Social A and Wellington Arms, met each other, and what an excellent night of darts it was at Highbridge Social Club. (full article...)

Whitfield in the clear

Eric Whitfield moved a point clear at the top of the Thorney Close Premier Darts League with a 5-2 win against Adam Lafferty.
Whitfield lost the opening leg in 19 darts – including a maximum 180 – but then powered to victory with two 16-darters, an 18-darter and a 19-darter.
(full article...)

Making a big point

PAUL Nicholson was given his first set of darts by his grandfather, Ron, when he was just three years old.

From there, a love affair with the sport began for the 29-year-old, UK-born Nicholson, who is now based at Croydon's Maroondah Social Darts Association.(full article...)

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

TT beat Florida for Caribbean Darts supremacy

Monday, August 4 2008

TRINIDAD and Tobago retained their Caribbean Team title at the 17th Caribbean Darts Championship at the Cascadia Hotel Conference Centre yesterday when they defeated Florida 7-5 in the final last night.

(full article...)

Teen takes aim at national dart title WANT TO PLAY?

Tournaments take the Fitzgeralds away from home about once a month. Each week, though, they can find local games sponsored by the Fredericksburg Area Dart Association or the Prince William Dart Association. The Prince William group is helping to foot J.P.'s fees for the upcoming nationals.

At stake, for the youth, is scholarship money. So far, J.P. has earned $2,000 in scholarships as a result of the national competition. Smaller tournaments award gift cards or other non-monetary awards so that the youth can maintain amateur status. That's all right for now, says J.P. But he has ambitions. At first, the Massaponax High rising senior deflects the question of what happens after high school. But pressed, he smiled broadly and said he would like to turn pro.
(full article...)

Darts aces out to honour Les

By Steve Tinniswood

A DARTS competition in memory of one of East Lancashire’s favourite players has done him proud.

The special Pioneer Club champion of champions tournament was held in honour of Les Gibson who sadly past away in May.

But Les, one of the finest players on the local circuit, would have been impressed with the standard of play on display with six players hitting 10 maximums between them while winner Dave Place checked out with a 12 dart finish.
(full article...)

Alex scores bullseye with place in U.S. Hall of Fame

ALEX Duff only took up darts so he could win a bottle of whisky in a pub competition.

But he became Scotland's first professional player, winning hundreds of trophies - and even played in the British team.

His darts career ended 30 years ago but Alex has now received another prize - a place in the National Darts Hall of Fame in the US - for charity work he did out there while playing darts.

And the Glasgow man's achievements are all the more amazing as he was born with the genetic muscle disease muscular dystrophy and can't straighten his arms.
(full article...)

Temarama has feel-good vibe

Porirua's Joe Temarama is hoping good vibes from the 2006 national championships held at Arena Manawatu will help him into the Black Flights team when it's named on Friday night.

Temarama started on the right note yesterday as part of the Capital team, a combination of the Wellington and Capital associations, which beat current and 11-time champion Canterbury 36-24 in the final.

(full article...)

Dartoid's World Column Alert - 8/5/08


This is a serious question.

Trust me, if you can...

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Monday, August 04, 2008

Water Follies Dart Tournament Champion will go to National Finals

Posted: Aug 3, 2008 07:25 PM

Updated: Aug 4, 2008 10:11 AM

RICHLAND, Wash-- The Water Follies Hydro Races may have ended last weekend, but the last Water Follies Event was today.

The Steel Tip Dart Tournament finished tonight at the Red Lion Inn in Richland. Kevin Luke of Sunnyside won the tournament and will compete in Austin, Texas at the National Dart Finals. (full article...)

Sunday, August 03, 2008

PDC Update...

Baxter Takes First Blood In Australia

RONNIE BAXTER won the first Shoalhaven Classic event at the William Cross Pro-Am with a 7-4 win over Robert Thornton on Saturday.
James Wade - Stan James World Matchplay Final

Australian Open Players Championship Draw

WORLD number three James Wade will head the field of 108 players in the inaugural Australian Open Players Championship next Sunday.
John Part - Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts

Star Quartet To Compete In South African Masters

FOUR of the world's top darts players will visit Johannesburg in September for the 2008 Emperors Palace South African Masters.
Phil Taylor - Stan James World Matchplay

Taylor Bullseye Hailed

PHIL TAYLOR'S winning bullseye at the Stan James World Matchplay has been hailed as 'the greatest dart ever thrown'.

PDC Pro Tour Heads Worldwide

AUGUST will feature Players Championship tournaments in four different countries as the PDC Pro Tour visits Australia, north America and Holland.
Sid Waddell

Signed Sid Waddell Books Available

SIGNED paperback copies of Sid Waddell's 'Bellies & Bullseyes' book are now available online at the PDC Merchandise Store.
James Wade - Stan James World Matchplay Final

Wade Praises 'Worthy' Taylor

JAMES WADE praised Phil Taylor as a 'worthy winner' of the Stan James World Matchplay following his 18-9 defeat in Blackpool on Saturday.

Phil Taylor - greatest shot ever?

Taylor Bullseye Hailed

PHIL TAYLOR'S winning bullseye at the Stan James World Matchplay has been hailed as 'the greatest dart ever thrown'.

Alexandra Noble Scholership Fund

Team SEWA,

As you know, Mike Noble (OnandGone -- MNoble) passed away and there is an education fund set up for his daughter Ally, that we can donate to. So I've decided that I will donate 100% of all proceeds from Team SEWA Flights and Patch Sales to this fund.

I'll be out of town next week but will leave the sales block up for anyone wishing to help out by purchasing some Team SEWA flights or patches.

I've got in the neighborhood of 700 sets of flights and about 35 patches so perhaps we can work together to donate at least that much to Ally's education.

If you order a patch or flights and I'm out of that particular type when you order you can choose to: donate the funds, accept something else, or receive a refund -- but I will notify you if this occurs.

Again, 100% will go to the Education fund for Mikes daughter Ally and will be donated by "All of us at".
Alexandra Noble Scholership Fund


Note: PayPal takes a small percentage for each order so bear in mind that I will be donating the funds that I receive after this. I will pay shipping on all orders out of pocket so all funds received will go straight to Ally's fund.

Okay everyone! Let's see what we can do to get this out into the public more.

I have posted a bulletin on my MySpace page. I also posted something about it on my FaceBook page SLEEPYKRAMER at YAHOO dot COM for anyone that wants to visit. I am also going to put up a special page on my website (WWW dot SLEEPYKRAMER dot COM) for this too. I will title the page "The Ally Noble Scholarship Fund" and will direct people here to this link to read and to the site to donate in some way.

I would like to encourage everyone to do the same. We can get this rolling!

Just an edit that it has now been posted to my site to direct people here....

Dart Tournament is Last Water Follies Event

Posted: Aug 2, 2008 09:27 PM

Updated: Aug 2, 2008 09:28 PM

RICHLAND, Wash-- The last day in the river for Water Follies was last weekend, but there's still the Steel Tip Dart Tournament.

People from across the Northwest are competing in what they call a pastime everyone can enjoy.

It's the 27th Annual Steel Tip Dart Tournament. The tournament's director says anyone can learn to throw darts. You just need to have good hand-eye coordination.

(full article...)

Saturday, August 02, 2008

An entertaining video

Crazy 9 Dart Finish with Wayne Mardle

What Questions Should I Ask

OK, here's the deal....
I've landed the job of conducting a survey of our league members about playing in the league. I've got questions that I thought up, but I was wondering what questions you would want to be asked on a survey meant to help improve and grow a league.

Any ideas or suggestions would be great.

Here is what I have so far:

V.C.D.A. 2008 Membership Survey

Please take a moment to complete the following survey. The results of this survey will help the Board of Directors to provide you with a better darting experience. When completed return to your team captain.

1. Are you open to MVP point system modifications? YES NO

2. Are you happy with the Handicap System? YES NO
3. Are you happy with the match format? YES NO
4. How many nights per week would you like to play league or tournament darts?

a. Is Thursday still your preferred league dart night?
5. Would you be interested in a singles league? YES NO
a. Rank your preferred Singles Dart League 1 (most preferred) to 5 (least preferred)
__ Chicago __ 501 ONLY __ 301 ONLY __ Cricket ONLY __ Current Format
6. On which day of the week would you like to have our next league banquet? SAT SUN
7a. Do you use email to communicate get information about the League? YES NO
1. If you have an email address and want us to use it to keep you updated please email it to vcda"at" SUBJECT: Mail list

7b. Do you regularly check the VCDA website to keep up on current events? YES NO
8. Are there any additional items or information you would like to see in regards to the VCDA website? YES NO
a. If yes please explain:
9. Are you happy with the current board of directors?
a. If no please explain:
10. Would you consider running for a position on the board of directors? YES NO
a. If no please explain:

General Comments:

Thanks in advance for your feedback

Friday, August 01, 2008

RIP Michael D. Noble

This post is from

Team SEWA,

As you know, Mike Noble passed away and there is an education fund set up for his daughter that we can donate to. So I've decided that I will donate 100% of all proceeds from Team SEWA Flights and Patch Sales to this fund.

I'll be out of town next week but will leave the sales block up for anyone wishing to help out by purchasing some Team SEWA flights or patches.

I've got in the neighborhood of 500 sets of flights and about 35 patches so perhaps we can work together to donate at least that much to Ally's education.

If you order a patch or flights and I'm out of that particular type you can choose to: donate the funds, except something else, or receive a refund.

Again, 100% will go to the Education fund for Mikes daughter Ally's and will be donated by "All of us at".

Please let me know what you moderators think of this -- I don't want to offend anyone, but this is the best way I can think of to both donate and raise money for Mikes family.


DUTCH destroyer Raymond van Barneveld has quit darts - for two months.

Barney, 41, has had a disappointing year failing to defend his UK Open and Las Vegas Desert Classic titles and last week was surprisingly beaten in the quarter-finals of the World Matchplay by Wayne Mardle.

(full "SUN" article...)

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