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Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Genesee Valley Dart Association - Dart Tournament

Sports Night: The Genesee Valley Dart Association will hold a steel tip dart tournament in the riverside room and Cap Amusement will hold a soft tip dart tourney in the same room. The finals will be held in the lower atrium lobby at 6:00 p.m. Call Rachel Aleese for more information at (585) 454-5335, ext. 3032.
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The man who mistook his wife for a dartboard...

Cops: Man hits wife in the leg with dart
Nanticoke police say woman reported argument over loud music in house led to incident.

NANTICOKE – A city man was arrested on allegations he stuck his wife’s leg with a wooden dart during an argument at their home late Wednesday night.

John Wojciechowski, 40, of 126 W. Washington St., was arraigned Thursday morning on charges of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, possessing instruments of crime and resisting arrest, according to court records.

He was jailed at Luzerne County Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail.

Nanticoke police said Wojciechowski threw the dart at his wife, Kimberly, after the couple began fighting over the volume of music playing in their home.

A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 5 at Central Court.

According to the criminal complaint:(full article...)

Derby dart champion dies

A THREE-TIMES women's darts champion has died of cancer at her home in Chaddesden.

Irene Scott, 63, was women's Derby Darts Ladies' Singles Champion three years running between 1971 and 1974.

She died at her home in Bangor Street after losing a three-year struggle with ovarian cancer. Margaret Curd, 67, one of her two sisters, said: "I miss her so much already. We were so close all our life.

"We saw each other almost every day. She made me so happy. I can't bear the idea of living without her."

Irene leaves a son, David, 42.

Margaret, of Curzon Road, Chaddesden, said the news of Irene's cancer came as a big shock.

She said: "We couldn't believe it.

"She'd been so healthy all her life, always going out and taking part in things.

"We all thought 'not our Irene'."

Margaret said how, after spending her last days in the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, Miss Scott had asked to be taken home to die.

She said: "She had lived in Chaddesden all her life and wanted to end it there."

Margaret said Irene had always had a love for sports. She said: "She was a tomboy, really, always getting mucky outside, especially if our mum had dressed her up nicely. She did everything at school, javelin, football, fishing. But when she found darts, she loved it."

Irene, who worked as a cleaner for British Rail, began playing darts seriously at the former Rutland Arms, on the corner of Carrington Street and Nelson Street, Derby, which has since been closed down.

Along with her three champion titles and many other trophies, Irene also won a mixed doubles title in 1974, playing alongside Dennis Ratcliffe, now the general secretary of the Derbyshire Darts Organisation.

Close friend Sue Bell, 54, who lived with Miss Scott at her Chaddesden home, said they met through darts.

Mrs Bell, who used to be the landlady at the Kingfisher pub, in Lexington Road, Chaddesden, said: "I first met Irene while she was playing darts in my pub.

"I was taken with her straight away. She was so friendly. What you saw was what you got with Irene. She was all heart.

"She was a mercilessly good darts player but one of the kindest people I have ever met. She was my best friend."

Irene died on January 15. Her funeral takes place on Tuesday at St Mark's Church, Francis Street, Chaddesden, at 2pm.

Saturday, January 31, 2009, 11:00 (story source...)

Narberth and District Darts League 1-30-09

The Taf return to the top of the A League after their big home win over Lawrenny Sports, and due to the fact that the Angel Narberth A succumbed to their heaviest defeat of the season at home to the Parcylan A, who now themselves are back in the race with a match in hand. Don’t count the Ivy Bush out either as they had a good away win at the RAOB A.
The other result saw the Angel Llan pick up an away win at the Farmers to move up a place.
The B League saw leaders the RFC Otters just manage a 5-4 win against the youngsters of the Stanley B, while the Bush Robeston remain in second after a good away win over the Alpha. The Dragon pulled off a big win over the RAOB B, who to be fair were short of a few of their regular players, but still had chances to win.
The Plash chalked up their fifth win of the season over the Glandy Cross, (full article...)


CRICKET Club maintained their three-point advantage at the top of Division One of Arbroath Ladies' Darts League with a victory over Ship (1) at the Ship.
However, in Division Two Portcullis (1) have overtaken Victoria although both teams are equal on points.

Cliffburn (2) hold on to their lead in Division Three, but the real fight there is for second place with Foundry and Lorne locked on 17 point each. (full article...)

Good arrows at Ryde`s Darts Open

Good arrows at Ryde`s Darts Open
Tony Cream in action at the Town Club Open Darts Tournament, in Ryde. Picture by Jennifer Burton.
DARTSRYDE’S Town Club had all the atmosphere of a top tournament on Saturday when more than 70 darts players stepped up to the oche for the first-ever Town Club Open Darts Tournament.
Men and women from the Island and mainland descended on the club, with more than 100 spectators cheering them on.
After dozens of games and plenty of drama, the final of the main competition was between two Portsmouth-based players, Andy Jenkins and Ricky Williams.
The two players could barely be separated as the match went to the full nine legs, Andy triumphing 5-4 overall.
In the Plate, Ryde player Gordy Conway beat Sandown’s Brenda Dyer 5-2, although Brenda was not too perplexed as she stormed to the ladies’ singles title, beating Katie Falla 4-2.
Another highlight of the day was Gordy Crews’ 170 shut-out.
One of the event organisers, Shane Scott-Denness, said: “It was an unbelievable tournament, the atmosphere was electric and we cannot wait for next year.”
In addition to the competition, a raffle raised £110 for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.
By Clare Wall - Friday, January 30, 2009 (story source...)

More on Andy Fordham...

Dineke's Andy Fordham site...

Daily Echo Darts Open is so popular

The 2009 Daily Echo Hampshire Open is being launched early – due to popular demand.

Entries for one of the country’s biggest one-day opens have already been received, prompting officials into clerical action.

Hampshire County Darts spokesman Frank Branscombe said: “Inquires have been getting earlier and earlier each year.

“But this time people have actually sent in cheques before it has even been launched. (full article...)

Have a look ... Darts in Hampshire

Friday, January 30, 2009

Whyte & Mackay renews darts sponsorship

Whyte & Mackay is spending £2 million on what it claims is its biggest marketing campaign to date.

The push, entitled Get In, will promote the company's renewed sponsorship of the Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts tournament.

The campaign will include TV ads on Sky Sports, activity with national newspapers and an on-pack promotion giving consumers the chance to win a trip to the final on May 25 at Wembley Arena. Forty-six-inch TVs with Sky subscriptions will also be up for grabs.

A series of Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts Cash & Carry Depot Days will also take place across the country, giving retailers the opportunity to win a host of prizes including tickets to their local darts fixture.

Marketing director Nick Gaskin said: “Our first year of sponsorship generated huge brand awareness allowing us to grow our 18 to 34-year-old drinker base by 83% and our volume by 50%.

“Attendance at the events were record breaking and the Whyte & Mackay Premier League darts viewing figures, not only rocketed the sport to the second most watched on Sky, but created unparalleled recognition for our brand.”

Published: 30th January 2009

Written by: Laura Clark
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Dennis Priestley celebrated his return to the Circus Tavern with a vintage comeback to defeat Steve Maish at the Players Championship.

The 58-year-old was the first PDC world champion at the Purfleet venue back in 1994, and showed his quality to come from 3-1 down and take a 6-3 win.

"It was funny being back at the Circus Tavern because I have so many memories," said Priestley, who appeared in a total of five finals at the venue. "It was still hot up on stage but it's nice to be back. (full article...)

Cardigan & District Darts League - 1-30-09

Division One leaders Tafarn yr Oen showed fighting qualities in springing a 5-4 win over second in the table Tivy Inn and extended their lead at the top to 20 points.

In the Second Division Lamb A failed to take advantage of house rivals Lamb B having a bye when going down to a 6i-3 defeat against third-placed Llew Coch.


Division One: Tafarn yr Oen 5 Tivy Inn 4; Castle 5 Red Lion 4; Penllwyndu 4 Rugby Club A 5 17-darter: Paul Gardener (Tivy Inn).

180: Jamie Bowen (Tafarn yr Oen).

100 out: Robert Rees (Tivy Inn).

Positions: Tafarn yr Oen 77; Tivy Inn 57; Grosvenor A 52; Penllwyndu 48; Rugby Club A 36; Red Lion, Castle 35.

Division Two: Llew Coch 6 Lamb A 3; Grosvenor B 7 Schooners B 2; Eagle 3 Masons 6; Rampin 6 Seven Stars 3.

115 out: Paul Murtagh (Lamb A).

Positions: Lamb B 102; Lamb A 95; Llew Coch 93; Rugby Club B 85; Masons 76; Rampin 73; Seven Stars 72; Eagle, Grosvenor B 51; Schooners B 50; Schooners A 47; Saddlers 19

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Darts hero Sid Waddell stunned by family secret

When Sid Waddell’s son Dan investigated his family background, he discovered secrets that left the famously talkative commentator speechless. MIKE KELLY reports
Dan Waddell

IT takes a lot to shut Sid Waddell up, but the famously verbal darts commentator was left speechless by stunning news from son Dan’s investigation into the Waddell family.

After trawling through online archives of birth, marriage and death certificates, Dan discovered Sid’s mum Martha was four months’ pregnant with him when she wed husband Bob.

There was more to come. Martha’s mum Mary Jane had also been four months pregnant with her daughter when she wed too. (interview link...)

Players Championship - Friday 1-30-09

Players Championship
First Round
Afternoon Session
Vincent van der Voort 6-2 Chris Mason
Colin Lloyd 6-1 Jamie Caven
Ronnie Baxter 6-4 Tony Eccles
Wayne Jones 6-2 Terry Jenkins
Mervyn King 6-2 Felix McBrearty
Andy Smith 6-1 Colin Osborne
Dennis Priestley 6-3 Steve Maish

Evening Session
Kevin Painter 6-5 Alex Roy
Alan Tabern 6-3 Adrian Lewis
Andy Hamilton 6-2 Peter Manley
James Wade 6-2 Steve Beaton
Robert Thornton 6-5 Mark Dudbridge
Phil Taylor 6-3 Michael van Gerwen
Raymond van Barneveld 6-4 Andy Jenkins
John Part 6-3 Denis Ovens
Wayne Mardle 6-4 Mark Walsh
(full report...)

Streaming TV:

Irvine Welsh: 'Darts never died, there's always been a subculture'

'Trainspotting' author and arrows fan Irvine Welsh is known for chronicling the nation's underbelly. His new film looks at the seedier side of professional darts

Irvine Welsh is a passionate Hibernian fan and an all-round lover of sport. He grew up playing football with Gordon Strachan on the streets of Edinburgh

Irvine Welsh is a passionate Hibernian fan and an all-round lover of sport. He grew up playing football with Gordon Strachan on the streets of Edinburgh

The novelist Irvine Welsh, though a well-known and devoted supporter of Hibernian FC, an allegiance he also gives to many of his characters, is not often featured in the sports pages. But on Saturday ITV 4 is screening Good Arrows, the first feature-length film Welsh has written, about the netherworld of professional darts, far removed from the comparative glamour of Alexandra Palace and Frimley Green. This offers the perfect excuse to have a drink with him and talk sport, albeit in the inappropriately swanky environs of Bond Street, central London. A natter with the man who gave us Trainspotting ought really to unfold in a pub underneath a crack den in a defiantly ungentrified part of Leith. At the very least, the drink should be Scotch.

(read the rest at this link...)

Legends in South Wales

The Crafty Cockney Eric Bristow
Del Boy Keith Deller
and Big Cliff Lazarenko

will be appearing in a darts exhibition in south wales on Friday 20th February

Tonypandy Athletic Club, Primrose Street, Tonypandy, CF40 1BQ

MC and stageset Paul Mr Wils Wilson

The legends will be taking on members of audience before going head to head and finishing with an audience question and answer session

for your chance to take on the legends and for a great evening of darts,music,comedy and nostalgia come along.

Autographs,Photographs or just to chat to the Legends this is your opportunity

tickets £10 available by contacting the club on 01443 434640
or call Dave on 07711 280770.

source... Legends in South Wales

Darts, pool and skittles charity cracker

THE Bridgwater Railway Club will be holding three four-a-side competitions this summer to raise money for local charities.

The competitions will be open to everyone to take part, with darts on Thursday evenings, pool on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and skittles on Thursday and Friday evenings.

The entry fee is £8 a team, half of which will go to charity.

Helping Hand will benefit from the darts, funds raised by the pool will go towards Somerset Association for the Blind and cash from the skittles will go to Musgrove Leukaemia Group.

There will be forfeits during the games, which will mean a further 10p to charity if you shoot 25 or under in darts, a foul shot in pool and score less than five points in skittles.

Trophies will be given to the winners and any cash left after the administration costs.

There will be a trophy for the ladies and mixed teams that progress the furthest in the darts and skittles.

Each entry will play at least three games in the first rounds and will be split into groups.

Teams will play each other at least once, with the top two going through to the later rounds.

The club is also looking for benefactors who would like to donate a trophy for the events.

Entry forms are available by calling 01278-433285.

Entries close on April 30.

1:08pm Friday 30th January 2009

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The world’s greatest darts player is set to add another £50,000 to his personal fortune this weekend.

“Just imagine what I’d be worth if I had the image of David Beckham,” said Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor.

Taylor, a darts multi-millionaire, is hot favourite to win the Players Championship at Purfleet’s famous Circus Tavern, which starts today. He’s the best, but his image still bugs him.

“Sometimes I wish I’d bought the £10,000 suit and had an image like Beckham,” he reflects. “Lost some weight and looked the business.

“I would have earned a lot more, but, look, how do you change a sack of spuds? Had I worn the smart suit I would still look the same.

“Had I lost weight I’d only look like a smaller sack of spuds. I am what I am – a 48-year-old playing darts for a living and loving every minute. I intend to go on as long as I can.

“I have only been in Beckham’s company once and was too shy to go and say hello. I have so much time for him and how he and his wife Victoria handle themselves.

“That’s pressure – he lives with people threatening to kidnap his kids and things like that. He’s a real ambassador for England and I like to think I do my bit.” (full article...)

Dartoid's World 1-30-09


February followed January, as it often does, and -

- the Whyte & Mackay Premier League kicked off with a first night shocker as thirteen-time world champion Phil Taylor, using a new set of Unicorn's aerodynamically perfecto mundo Sigma darts and despite a 6-5 advantage, sees his 44-match Premier League winning streak go up in smoke 8-6 to James Wade. Unicorn stock plummets and the company is purchased by Enron -

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Great Cornard pub's charity darts match

Published Date: 29 January 2009
The Kings Head in Bures Road, Great Cornard, starts a 24-hour darts marathon, to aid people suffering with Muscular Dystrophy, at 6pm on Saturday.
The fundraising challenge is supported by the Victory Lodge of the Royal Antidiluvian Order of Buffaloes, who have already raised £550.

Malcolm Senior, Buffaloes treasurer, said: "It will be a great event and I hope as many people as possible come along on the night to support it and sponsor the players."
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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Kellogg Recalls 16 Products Over Salmonella Concerns

More on the Peanutbutter Recall...
- Jan 29, 2009

According to the FDA, people became sick or died after consuming food products containing peanut butter produced at the Blakely, Ga. ...
USA Today
- Jan 27, 2009

While PCA's peanut butter was sold in bulk to institutions, its peanut paste has been used as an ingredient in snack foods. The FDA says it has not found ...
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
- Jan 29, 2009

Mr. Sundlof is head of the FDA's food safety program. An updated list of recalled products, some from big names such as Kellogg's and Keebler, ...
Centre Daily Times
- Jan 29, 2009

Giant Food Stores has recalled Giant brand Sundae Cones after learning ingredients in the product were from Peanut Corporation of America, whose Georgia ...

I know that many dart players are big on snack foods while playing... please be aware of the following product recall...

WASHINGTON (January 17, 2009)--Kellogg Co. is recalling 16 products that contain peanut butter because of concerns about salmonella as federal officials trace the source of a salmonella outbreak that has killed six and sickened hundreds in 43 states including Texas.

The announcement comes just days after Kellogg announced a precautionary hold on the sandwich crackers while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and other health authorities investigated Peanut Corporation of America, which is one of the suppliers of peanut paste to Kellogg in an effort to identify the source of the salmonella outbreak.
List Of Recalled Kellogg’s Products
FDA Web Site
Austin® Quality Foods Cheese Crackers with Peanut Butter - all sizes
Austin® Quality Foods Cheese & Peanut ButterSandwich Crackers – all sizes
Austin® Quality Foods Mega Stuffed Cheese Crackers with Peanut Butter – all sizes
Austin® Quality Foods PB & J Cracker Sandwiches – all sizes
Austin® Quality FoodsSuper Snack Pack Sandwich Crackers
Austin® Quality Foods Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers – all sizes
Austin® Quality Foods Toasty Crackers with Peanut Butter – all sizes
Austin® Quality Foods Reduced Fat Cheese & Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers
Austin® Quality Foods Reduced Fat Toasty Crackers with Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers
Austin® Quality FoodsCookie/Cracker Pack
Austin® Quality FoodsVariety Pack
Keebler® Cheese & Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers – all sizes
Keebler® Toast & PB'n J Flavored Sandwich Crackers – all sizes
Keebler® Toast & Peanut Butter Sandwich Crackers – all sizes
Famous Amos® Peanut Butter Cookies (2- and 3-ounce)
Keebler® Soft Batch Homestyle Peanut Butter Cookies (2.5-ounce)
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Wright now second best in australia for his age group

Alan Kennedy | 29th January 2009

WRIGHT STUFF: Rockhampton darts player Stuart Wright shows off the trophies he collected at the national titles in Adelaide recently.

DARTS: “It was pretty good” was the massive understatement of new local champion Stuart Wright.

The 17-year-old Rockhampton darts star was a part of the Queensland team that travelled to Adelaide recently and even by his own high standards, Wright felt he had performed well.

“I struggled a bit in the doubles,” Wright admitted.

However, in the singles, Wright was on top of his game.

“I lost one game in my pool,” he recalled.

That sort of form took Wright through to the quarter finals, where he won comfortably. He went on to the semi-final, where life was not quite so easy for him.

“I was down 3-0,” he said, describing the difficulty he had in disposing of his opponent in the seven-match battle.

However, Wright did get back to winning ways, finding victory in four games in a row, and made the final.

“I got a 180 there,” he said.

The final was an all-Queensland affair, with Wright up against fellow Central Queenslander, Biloela's Peter Moretti.

“I beat Peter 4-0,” he said.

During competition, Wright was able to claim three maximum scores (180s), one coming in the final against Moretti.

He also succeeded in maintaining an average score of 19.840 per dart, which is close to his average in club play during the past season.

Not surprisingly, Wright's performances in his first National Youth Darts Titles were recognised and he was named joint “Rookie of the Year”.

For Wright, there is another title, as he is now the second best darts player in his age-group for the whole of Australia.

The Queensland team also performed reasonably well. The team, made up of four boys and four girls, collected the most points awarded for singles and teams matches, to win the national title for the event, but in the team section was placed only fourth overall.

It is almost enough to make all those hours of training worthwhile.

Wright said his coach, who is his father Stephen, has him training on the family dart board for up to four hours a day.

However, shortly Wright will require a new coach and training partner, as mid-way through the month he joins the army.

- Alan Kennedy (story source...)

White Horse in a photo finish!

29 January 2009
A 180 from R Howson helped White Horse Grove to a narrow 8-7 win over Upland in Division One of the Barkingside & District Darts League.

Elsewhere in Division One, LPR won 10-5 at Chequers and White Horse Barking overcame Dr Johnson 9-6, despite a 180 from E Vandome.

In Division Two Barking Football SC beat Unicorn 10-5, Harrow hammered Hawbush 12-3 and the Railway Tavern were too strong for Bull, winning 11-4.
(story source...)

Flight commander Pratt


FORMER Evening Mail darts champion Dave Pratt is enjoying a rich vein of form.

This week he threw a fabulous 20-dart checkout and along with partner Dave Blenkarne recorded a superb 21-dart knock-up as the Greengate hammered the Engineers 8-1.

Congratulations also go to the pairing of Richie Hall and Mark Holmes on their 22-dart game while Mark Holmes, Frank Grydziuszko and Martin Stagg each had 23 dart checkouts.

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Five year record goes

MARKSMEN upset the form book in the DJT Roofing Barnstaple Darts League by ending the five year unbeaten record of league champions Shanghi with a 5-1 defeat.

Top shots: 180s, Jerry Hole (Ploughmen) and Pat Oakey (X Fun Hoods).

Div 1: Likely Lads 0, ReUnited 6 (0-3); Shanghi 1, Marksmen 5 (2-1);Taxi 4 One 3, Tommy Guns 3 (0-0);

Plonkers 3 Monkey Nuts 3 (1-2).

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Ballymoney Times Dart League

Results Friday 23 January - League week 13
Royal British Legion 1 v 6 Joeys Bar 3
Ballymoney Social Club 1 v 6 Double top
Kellys Flights 1 v 6 N Irish Horse
Joeys Bar 6 v 1 Imperial Bar
Ma Kellys v Bye
High scores:
R Dunlop 4x100-2x140-133
A Martin 3x100-140-125-115
S Moore 140
G Park 3x100
B Gillen 2x140-121-100
G Martin 2x100-125
G Dunlop 2x100-140-130-125
R Blair 121
P Fulton 140-100
A Hanna 3x100-140-135
I McVicker 2x100
R Adair 4x100
C McCaw 4x100-125-121
J Craig 180-140-100
K Oliver 135-100
D Woods 4x100
J Woods 3x100
D Neill 2x100-135-125
R McLernon 2x100-121
B Carson 136
G McAuley 3x100
G Neill 2x100
W Glass 100
M Hamilton 2x100-135
D Ramage 2x100-140-123-121
M McConaghy 140
A Nicholl 100
J McCook 100
P Strickland 5x100-140
W Culbertson 100
S Campbell 133
E O'Neill 180-4x100-125
J Campbell 3x100-120-114
A Archibald 4x100-140-139-125-116
A Craig 135
D Gage 2x100
N Shannon 2x100-101
J Watt 3x100-135-112
A McErlain 2x100-140
W McKendry 140
P Kelly 9x100-140-120
K Clark 160
T Campbell 133-121-111
T McDonald 121-120-100
D McDonald 6x100-140
F McMullan 137-100
S McLean 3x100
R Movell 2x100-134
J Merritt 140-100
A McCosh 2x140-2x100-130

Friday 30 January - Angus Elder Memorial Shield
The Angus Elder Memorial Shield will be played this Friday in Joeys Bar.
This is a seven person team event and team captains are asked to register their team for 8.45pm.
If not registered in time you will not be playing in the event. You have been warned.

Saturday 31 January - Area 6 (IND)
The area 6 (IND) will be held in the Ballymoney Social Club on Saturday 31 January.
Players are asked to register for 12.30 midday so we can start at 1pm sharp.
Please make this event as good as last year when we had a very high entry and a high standard of darts.
Daryl Gurney who got through two rounds on TV of the Embassy World Championship and lost out to Martin Adams in the last 16 will be present.
Anyone under 18 years can enter the youth competition.

(full article...)

K is for the knocked out

K is for the knocked out

It was the first Dart Club of 2003 and boy was it going to be a biggy. In fact, it would be the biggest Dart Club thus far. This kind of information is usually reserved for the tail-end of a chapter but dartweek 11 would see an unprecedented 28 darters take part.

MadHouse - Darts Scoring System

Here's an interesting bit of software that I found that is said to work on mobile phones. I have not tried it, but I'm very interested in hearing from anyone who has tried it!

MadHouse - Darts Scoring System

For Mobile Phones


Utilise the convenience of a mobile phone to keep score of your favourite darts games in real time.

This application provides scoreboards for a wide range of darts variations, most of which would be difficult to play in your local games room. NO CHALK REQUIRED! 3inabed darts website.

Waterside Ladies Darts League results

Published Date: 27 January 2009
League results for January 20th were, Campbell's 3 Oval 2; Villas 4 Beez 1; Wanderers 3 Royal Oaks 2; Glendermott House 2 Upstairs 3; Ladybird's 3 Glendermott CC 2.
High scores recorded were, Liz Johnston (Oval) 126, E. Temple (Campbell’s) 100, T. Mahaffey (Villas) 105, A Hall (Wanderers) 100, 121, M. Magill (Wanderers) 100, C. Olphert (Upstairs) 125, M. MClay (Glendermott House) 108. A. Gamble (Glendermott House) 100, L. Watson (Glendermott CC) 101. (story source...)

Vicksburg resident Johnny Upton - ADO Nationals

Vicksburg resident Johnny Upton will compete in the American Darts Organization national championship in Las Vegas.

It just didn’t feel like Johnny Upton’s day.

The darts he could usually put where he wanted felt wrong coming out of his hand. His concentration

didn’t seem to be what it needed to. And yet, after hours of tossing darts at the board about eight

feet away, he was still playing.

On into the night, as fatigue started to set in, he was still playing. And finally, almost 12 hours

and 100 games after he started, Upton couldn’t play any more. There was no one left to beat.

Upton, a 60-year-old Vicksburg resident, survived the grueling American Darts Organization’s regional

tournament in November. His prize is a second trip in three years to Las Vegas for the ADO’s national tournament on Jan. 23. (full article...)

2009-01-27 - 2009 Cricket National Championship

2009-01-27 - 2009 Cricket National Championship
Darin Young of Freeland, Pennsylvania repeated as National Men's Champion from a field of 44 players. He beat Davis Snider from North Richland Hills, Texas (4-0) -- barely missing the $10,000 prize in the final leg: T20-T19-T18, T-17-T16-DB Darin more at

Cheese only remaining Premier challengers

CHESHIRE Cheese are the only Premier Division team in the final four of the Carlsberg UK Open League

Winter Team Knockout after another round of surprises.

All the away teams were victorious in the quarter-finals, as Premier outfits Vine A and Horseshoe were

dumped out by lower opposition.

Cheese beat hosts Hop Pole 8-5. Mick Gill registered the only darts victory for Pole, but when Cheese

pair Carl Simcox and Chris Gibson won the pairs game in 23 darts, their side had a 6-1 lead. Pole

pulled back four dominoes wins but Stuart Bloor and Cindy Hough sent Cheese through.

(full article...)

Moor the merrier for Clifton aces

UNBEATEN Clifton Hotel whitewashed Bradford side Low Moor ‘B’ in the Yorkshire Darts Super League.

Low Moor arrived at the York pub two players short and they were put to the sword by the in-form leaders.

Martyn Turner maintained his impressive run of form by beating Kevin Grey 3-0, producing three 17-dart legs and a three-dart average of 88.41.

Mark Fratson threw a 19-dart leg and a 130 finish for a 15-darter as he averaged 75.33 in a 3-1 win over Carl Storey.

Chris Thompson threw 16 and 21-dart legs for an average of 73.92 as he beat Paul Drinkle 3-0, while John Quantock averaged 72.60 in a 3-1 win over Ian Johnson.

Neil Hart (69.36) was a 3-0 winner over Dennis Prayne, while Stuart Limbert averaged 66.99 in a 3-1 victory against John Robertson.

Meanwhile, Clifton Hotel have agreed new sponsorship deals with Barker Travel, in Acomb, who are covering transport costs, and Classic Carpets, Clifton Moor, who are upgrading the pub’s darts area.

The Clifton will stage an individual darts tournament on Saturday, with registration at 1pm and matches starting at 1.30pm.

Entry is £3 and there will be a £100 first prize. (full article...)

Darts: Taylor back at Circus Tavern

NEWLY-Crowned world champion Phil Taylor returns to the scene of some of his greatest triumphs when he launches his bid to win the inaugural Players Championship tomorrow night.

The new £200,000 tournament is being held at the Circus Tavern in Purfleet, Essex ... the home of the PDC World Championship until 2007.

Taylor, the Bradwell ace who now has 14 world titles to his name, won the majority of them at the Circus Tavern. (full article...)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Smoking Ban... Seattle

"Another theory going around is that competitor bars are calling on each other."

The Eagles and the Pickled Onion report that since the ban took effect, business is down.

"We're a big dart bar, and for a lot of the players, coming in to smoke, drink and play darts is an important social outlet," Erskine said. "I hear a lot of the players saying now that if they can't smoke, they see no point in shooting darts."
(full article...)

California has had a smoking ban in place for some time now. Some venues now have a smoking area (covered outside patio), but at most places you will find smokers clustered around the front or back door. Many of our players that smoke have adjusted to the reality, but it does present problems when the darts area is a long way for the smoking area. post...

BDO Player's Forum on the UK Smoking Ban

World Champ's Hucknall date

NEW BDO world darts champion Ted Hankey will be taking on local players at the Masons Arms in Hucknall on January 30.

"The Count" will be playing one-off games of 501 for charity.

Proceeds will go towards a pain relief machine for children in the cancer care unit at the QMC. Admission is £5 on the door (7.30pm). (story source...)

K-W Tri City Open - 02/06/2009 - 02/08/2009

Cambridge, Ontario

flier link...

The 20th Annual Thunder Mountain Open

Sierra Vista Dart Association
The 20th Annual Thunder Mountain Open
Apr 3rd thru Apr 5th, 2009
$5,010 in Prize Money
Location: VFW Post #9972, 549 Veterans Dr, SV, AZ 85635
Accommodations to be announced
Contact: Bill Boughan, SVDA President @
Derek W. Simmons, Tournament Director @

Phil Taylor - greatest shot ever? - you be the judge

... or there is not such thing as a blocked bull!

Enjoy Frostbite Festival

Heavy snow conditions have forced the cancellation of the annual Sertoma Fishing Derby, but there’s still plenty of activities going on this weekend. From the family carnival and supper at The Salvation Army to the Frostbite Follies at A Center for the Arts to the Jaycees chili cook-off to the Battle of the Businesses Bowling Tournament at Northern Aire Lanes to the Eagles Dart Tourney to the first ever Broomball Tourney at Cleveland Park to the Kiwanis pancake breakfast and Sertoma Club annual raffle on
(full article...)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Talking Sport No 21

Dean Adams delves into darts in the latest instalment of his Talking Sport column.
There's one thing I really love about this time of year: darts.

Over the past month or so we had have the choice of two different governing bodies who run darts - the BDO and the PDC.

One is broadcast for Sky, the other for the BBC.

The BDO, who have their annual Championship from the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green, are the poorer one in terms of money - and probably quality. But it's the grass roots of the big time darts and over the years the BDO has produced many players who have gone on to emigrate over to the PDC and their big bucks. (full article...)

Virginia Tech

Team Darts League
Registration: Monday January 19 at 8:00am through Friday January 30 at 5:00pm

Intramural Billiards/Foosball/Darts Captains Meeting

University of Baltimore

March 3, 2009

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Recreation Center - 3rd Floor Academic Center AC 311
Contact Name: Dustin Fisher
Contact Phone: 410-837-4090
Contact E-mail: intramurals"at"
Related URL:

England Open June 26th to 28th 2009

Bunn Leisure

West Sands Holiday Park, Mill Lane, Selsey, West Sussex. PO20 9EJ

DARTS: Super Swan make it six of the best

Original Swan A made it six wins from six games to open up a big gap at the top of the Premier Section.

Entertaining Section 1 leaders College Oak A, they raced into a 3-0 lead with wins from Terry Woods (180), Ray Pape and Tony Allday (180).

(full article link...)

Las Vegas Open 2009 - Early results

The Las Vegas Open Singles titles went to WES NEWTON ( England) and Ontario, Canada’s ROBIN CURRY. Wes took the final Men’s match in 4 straight legs over U.S. World Cup player, BRIAN BLAKE. Robin claimed the Women’s title with a 4-3 victory over American, CALI WEST. (source link...)

Mixed Doubles Final: ScottyB and Andrea Taylor beat Ray Carver and Trisha Wright
Singles Cricket Final: Mat Malone beat Darin Young
Doubles Cricket Final: Wes Newton David Fatum win...

The ligher side of darts - A 501 Leg with Chris Forbes


BARRY HEARN used to point Steve Davis, Jimmy White and Ronnie O’Sullivan towards the green baize and walk Chris Eubank, Nigel Benn and Lennox Lewis into the ring.

Now he is happier following world champion Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor on to the oche and shaping the careers of Terry ‘The Bull’ Jenkins and Jelle ‘The Matador’ Klaasen.

On Friday, his darts bandwagon rolls on when the inaugural PDC Players’ Championship starts at the famed Circus Tavern in Purfleet.

(full article link...)

Nicholson Back In Form

PAUL NICHOLSON has claimed his first victory of 2009 on the DPA circuit with victory in the Punchbowl Ex-Services Club Open.

The 2008 Australian Grand Prix champion, fresh from his run to the quarter-finals of the World Darts Championship, defeated Brian Roach to claim victory in New South Wales.

Nicholson had defeated Oceanic Masters winner Russell Stewart 6-4 in the semis, having to come from 4-1 down against his fellow Alexandra Palace qualifier. (full article...)

The Gibraltar Darts Association - Gibraltar Youth Darts League

Gibraltar Darts Association Contact Information

The Gibraltar Darts Association runs various mens, ladies and youth leagues and competitions.

Tel: Darren (Secretary) (00350) 54027171, Dyson (Youth Rep) (00350) 54024149 or Justin (President) (00350) 54022622

E-mail info"at"


Gibraltar Darts

3 days ago

The Gibraltar Youth Darts League is set to get underway on Thursday February 5th 2009
Gibraltar Youth darts

Saipan Electronic Darts Association - awards banquet

In darts, the Saipan Electronic Darts Association concluded its 2008 season with an awards banquet held at Charley's Cabaret at the Pacific Islands Club.

SEDA cited individuals and teams that stood out in last season's Masters League, A League, Tuesday B, Thursday B, C League, Ladies, and the Bud Cup. (source link...)

Welcome to our wikizine about Jelle Klaasen

I found this to be an interesting concept, what do you think?

Welcome to our wikizine about Jelle Klaasen

Darts for Dreams 2009

The Fourth Annual Darts for Dreams Charity Dart-A-Thon is announced for March 7, 2009, with doors opening at noon and darts starting at 1 p.m., at the following location:

77 Christine Way
Hamilton, NJ

All proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey.

Checkout Kevin's New Jersey Darts Blog for more info:

Darts for Dreams 2009


John Cates

Monday, January 26, 2009

Someone stole my dartboard...

Darryl Fitton, 2008 PDC Grand Slam - Darts Regulation Authority

The DRA Disciplinary Committee found that there is no evidence that players have The DRA Disciplinary Committee found that there is no evidence that players have colluded to arrange outcomes of darts matches or that there has been gambling by players or others that would be in breach of DRA Rules.

The DRA reminds all players subject to DRA rules of their responsibility to be totally competitive at all times during play and to consider the effect of their actions and their words before and after games. It was brought to the attention of the DRA that comments made in television interviews by Darryl Fitton at the 2008 PDC Grand Slam of Darts could have been interpreted as indicating that the player did not put maximum effort into every leg of a darts game. Interpretation of words is a subjective matter but such perceptions could damage the trust of fans, viewers, sponsors and promoters.
(report link....)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

German Gold Cup - Wins for Kevin Münch and Irina Armstrong

Kevin Münch won probably the biggest tournament of his young career yesterday in Bremen, taking the mens singles title beating Jan Dekkers from the Netherlands 3 - 1 in sets. ...

In the ladies competition, last years winner Irina Armstrong retained her title by beating Karin Krappen from the Netherlands 2 - 1 in sets. Match report link...

What is the Patriot Dart League?

The league (PDL) was formed for the players. Existing leagues did not put enough effort into providing for the players so we formed our own league.

The PDL is dedicated to providing a venue for playing dart where the matches are easy to get to. Driving distances to matches need to be kept to a minimum.

The PDL is dedicated to providing recognition for players. The PDL gives out a high percentage of awards to its membership.

The PDL, like any other organization, needs to be dependable. This means that shirts, awards, and events need to be presented in a timely manner. It is the habit of the PDL to provide these items approximately three weeks after the end of the playoffs at an awards event.

This is the post that got me post something the PDL:
zeeple wrote:
Hi all, I am thinking about trying to put together a very informal singles league in the Seattle area and as for the format I am thinking about mimicking the Premier league. Can anyone point me to an online resource that details what games they play, how many legs per set, umber of setss, etc?

When I was out there this week I spoke at length regarding this with Mike Baxter. Our PDSL format here in the Northeast a great one IMHO. We play 501 exclusively best three out of five is a set and best three of five sets is a match. Which gives you a max of twenty five legs a night which is doable for most folks and a minimum of nine legs which enough darts to be a fun night out even if you get wiped out. We keep track of all darts thrown each leg and transfer that to an online data base. For that mater you could start the first west coast bracket of the PDSL. As all stats are kept on line anyway. All you need is six players one of which owns a computer. Come on board
( post link)

January Superstars of Darts online newsletter

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Welcome to the January Superstars of Darts online newsletter. Two
successful World Championships have now been completed with massive
numbers of television viewers recorded as well as record breaking
numbers on the Superstars forum.

An average of 3 million viewers watched the BDO World Championship final
between Ted Hankey and Tony O'Shea, roughly the same figure as last year
with half a million or so also tuning in from Holland.

As for the PDC World Championhip over 800,000 watched the Taylor /
Barneveld clash on Sky Sports, the third highest number in the
tournament's history and over a million viewers from Holland watched a
live broadcast.

The Superstars of Darts forum saw its record number of users online at
any particular moment broken shortly after the Taylor / Barneveld clash,
only for the record to be smashed again shortly after the Lakeside final
(495 users online at once!).


Rumours abound regarding potential movers to the PDC. Andy Fordham the
former BDO World Champion has joined the PDC and will take part on the
Pro Tour from the end of February. I am sure well wishes go out to Andy
who has had to overcome some severe health issues in recent years and we
all hope he enjoys the new challenge of playing on the PDC Pro Tour.

Three further movers are expected to sign up in January, watch the forum
for details!


Could there be Darts on the way to Channel 5?

Robert Charles, Channel 5's Head of Sport was spotted at the Alexandra
Palace, so again keep your eyes peeled for any developments on this
front and remember, you heard it here first!


Maybe not all good news on the televised Darts front. While it seems
sure that Setanta will be broadcasting a second series of The League of
Legends this summer, this appears to be the only darts they will show
this year.

At this moment in time no new home for the BDO tournaments covered last
year has been announced.


We didn't see much of top American player Ray Carver last year. The
reason being that he was spending time with his new baby daughter.

Ray is now keen to get back on the circuit and resume his travels to the
UK and is on the hunt for additional sponsorship to enable him to do

Let's hope it all pans out well for "Razor". He is possibly the best
American player on his day and it would be great to see him back on the
pro circuit.


Maybe there was a slight exaggeration as to how cold the Doncaster venue
was on the first day of the PDC pro tour for 2009. In any case there was
Ice Skating on offer for those who wanted to warm up with some brisk

The cold certainly didn't stop Adrian Lewis either, who reportedly hit 8
x 180s in 7 legs in the early stages. Perhaps he should be the successor
to the 'Ice Man' nickname?!

Sky Sports News were at the event and Wayne Mardle, Anastasia
Dobromyslova and Jelle Klaasen had interviews shown on television. The
day's results also made the Sky Sports on screen news ticker - possibly
a first for the pro tour and proof that Darts appeal is just getting
bigger and bigger.


Don't forget that you have a chance to put a question to PDC Chairman
Barry Hearn as part of an interview that Barry has agreed to give our
forum members.


Finally we will be launching our Unicorn sponsored Premier League Darts
prediction competition in a couple of weeks, so keep your eyes on the

Essentially you have to enter your predictions every week and the
ultimate winner will be able to select a heap of prizes from the Unicorn
product range.

Darters! What shape is you PC in?

Every now and then I think that it's important to look at my computer and figure out what kind of shape it is in. Mine was running a bit slow. After a check I found that the hard drive had not been defraged in a while, and the windows utility took a long time, but was just not able to get it done (it did give me a reason to hit the dart board for practice while I waited to see if windows would do it). After a google search I used PC Tools to fix the problem:

PC Tools Disk Suite Full Version Information

Current Version:2009 (
File Size:5,852 KB
Operating System:Designed for Windows® Vista™ 32-bit, XP and 2000
Release Date:November 17, 2008
Designed to:Manage your disks for optimal performance and security.
Trial Limitations:The trial offers a 45-day unlimited trial of all features.

Now today a buddy I talked to about the problem sent me this article on PC Pitstop...
Help is On Its Way

PC Pitstop is known for a suite of free, online diagnostic tools. Insiders know that its forums are valuable, too, with bright users supplying answers to ...
Help is On Its Way (article link)

I looked at the article and the site and found this bit interesting...

Top 10 PC Pitstop Tips & Articles of 2008

The Most Commented on Tech Talk Articles
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#1 7000 Free Downloads Microsoft: We're Sorry, but...
#2 Disable Adobeupdater Windows XP SP3 Issues and Fixes Continued
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#7 Before You Connect to the Internet Presidential Election Poll
#8 Multiple Browsers Windows 98 Turns 70 In Dog Years
#9 Improve YouTube Quality IE 8 Rains on Firefox Parade, Chrome Spikes the Punch
#10 Everything About Your Hard Drive Windows XP SP3 Cheat Sheet

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Central aces riding high at the top of three tables

ON FORM: Pip Larkin was a winner for Labour Club as they thrashed Travellers 8-1 at darts in the Barrow Monday League


CENTRAL remain in pole position in the snooker following a 4-2 win at the Kill-one in the Caffrey’s Cold Monday League.

John Purcell, Brian Moncur, Dave Smith and D Mutton were Central’s victors. Dave Dunn (28 break) and John Harker took Kill-one’s points.

Brit Legion recorded a good draw at Central A, with wins from Keith Meloy, A Holmes and M Finlayson.

Neil Rezamand, Paul Gatt and Tony Kelly replied for the home team. (full article...)

Women's Club to hold Mardi Gras -

Women's Club to hold Mardi Gras
Bolingbrook Women's Club will host its annual Mardi Gras event from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Tailgaters Sports Bar
431 W Boughton Rd
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
(630) 679-1994

The event will include appetizers, door prizes, a silent auction, pool and dart tournaments and more.

All profits will benefit the Joliet Bolingbrook Special Recreation Association.

Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

For more information and tickets, call Laura Voss at 630-621-5706 or Deresa Hoogland at 630-915-1380. (source link...)

Tournament Fliers Jan. 24, 2009

02/13 - 02/15/2009

Camellia Classic XXXIII

EVENT: Steel-Tip Tournament

PURSE: $10,320

LOCATION: Sacramento, CA

HOST: Sacramento Valley Darting Assn.

INFO CONTACT 1: Terry Salgy

PHONE: 916.806.1499 Flier link

2009-02-20 thru 2009-02-22
Syracuse Open Steel Tip Dart Tournament
Liverpool NY
Salt City Dart League
Eric Schmidtmann 315-446-7101 scdl"at"
Pete Smith 315-380-7767

Youth event sunday, February 22 at 9:30am. Ages 5-17, Cricket & 01. No fee, trophies
Flier link

2009-03-27 thru 2009-03-29
Virginia Beach Dart Classic, 23rd Annual
Virginia Beach VA
Tidewater Area Darting Association
Chris Bender 757-631-5998 crb64"at"
Pat & Sue O'Leary (youth information) 757-963-0227 sylverwolves"at"
Flier link

Handling Disappointment

From the Blog of: David “The Scorpion” Fatum
Professional Dart Player and Paramedic Firefighter
So it has been awhile since I have wrote a article so I figured I would write one that hits close to home with me right now. How do you handle disappointment on the toe line? I have just finished two weeks on the PDC tour (4 events) and already you hear people saying how poor they are playing or the results they have received. I was talking with James Wade and he was saying how bad he is right now, number 3 in the world who made a bit over 600K US last year playing darts feels like he sucks. So it does not matter if you are a league player or someone that travels the world playing darts everyone suffers disappointment but how you handle it will separate who you are.
(full blog post...)
David Fatum's Bio

DARTS: Could Supreme Cup be heading to Holbeach?

AN all-Holbeach Supreme Cup final looks on the cards in Spalding and District Darts League. Tigers A returned from their semi-final, first leg clash at New Saracen's Head C with a stunning 13-8 win, while Holbeach USC crushed Wheatsheaf 17-4.

The clash of Division One's top two sides was the plum last-four tie – and it was beautifully poised at 8-7 to NSH C with two legs remaining.

But 3-0 wins for Charlie Bond and Gary Mace secured a five-leg advantage for Tigers ahead of the home leg.

Brian Fines managed a 14-dart leg for league leaders NSH, while Dave Piccaver had a 16-darter for Tigers.

(full article...)

Darts: Cambs reckon they're too good to go down

MAN-OF-THE-MATCH: But Martin Adams couldn’t save Cambs from defeat against Glamorgan.

CAMBRIDGESHIRE'S top throwers are up for the battle of securing their British Inter-Counties League Premier Division survival.
The local oche aces dropped back into relegation bother after going down to a 24-15 home defeat at the hands of Glamorgan over the weekend.

But with four matches still remaining - two of which are against fellow strugglers Oxfordshire and Essex - Cambs bosses are convinced they can beat the drop by avoiding finishing in the bottom two. (full article...)

Ace Danny’s nine darter

Danny JamesDarts ace Danny James is thought to be the first player to achieve a minimum nine-dart finish in the Shropshire Super League.

James, from St Georges in Telford, hit the perfect nine dart 501 leg during a win for title-chasing Dun Cow against Red Lion’s Pete Huddlestone.

“I am well chuffed,” admitted James. “Even to think about it now means that I get knots in my stomach.

“I’ve hit a couple of consecutive 180s in the past but never come close to a nine dart checkout.

“It truly was a moment to savour.”

It was certainly no fluke by the 33-year-old, who has won 17 of his19 Super League matches for Dun Cow as they battle it out with Childs Ercall at the top of the table, notching 10 maximum 180s.

James, who also plays for Shropshire’s A side in the BDO inter-counties championship, is third in the men’s averages table.
(story source link...)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Cardigan Ladies Darts League - 23rd January 2009

After the latest batch of fixtures Castle and Angel are joint leaders, but champions Bell Hotel are poised a point behind in third with a game in hand.

Results: Week 10: Red Lion 3 Bell 4; Grosvenor 4 Castle 3; White Hart 2 Gobaith 5; Hope 7 Anchor 1 Angel 6; Rugby Club 1 Lamb 6.

Week 11: Grosvenor 4 Red Lion 3; Bell 4 White Hart 3; Castle 4 Angel 3; Gobaith 6 Rugby Club 1; Lamb 4 Hope & Anchor 3.

180: Jane Davies (Castle).

Positions; Castle, Angel 47; Bell 46; Grosvenor, Gobaith 41; Lamb 39; Red Lion, White Hart 32; Hope & Anchor 28; Rugby Club 25. (story source...)

1:09pm Friday 23rd January 2009

Darts: Maesteg and District

JOHN Fussell of the Middle Club stole the show in last week’s Maesteg and District Darts League.

Fussell had two maximums and also a 17-dart leg as his team won 7-1 at Nantyffyllon Rugby Club but his leg wasn’t the best of the night, that accolade going to team mate Neil Thomas with a 16-darter.

Elsewhere, there was a shock win for the Masons at the table topping Picton and others to win were the Garn Inn, G2 and reigning champions the White Hart while the match between the Garth Inn and the Hibernian was a draw.

Maesteg & District Darts League:

Nantyffyllon RFC 1 Middle Club 7 (Pairs 0-3), Picton 3 Masons 5 (3-0), Garn Inn 5 King Alfred A 3 (2-1), Garth Inn 4 Hibernian 4 (1-2), Coytrahen 1 White Hart 7 (1-2)

(story source...)

Evolution Darts

Charis writes "The company Evolution Darts is established in a small swabian town near Stuttgart in Southern Germany. It predominantly produces soft-darts but you can get all designs as steel-darts as well or can asked them to produce you a dart to your own wishes.

That I did found them was more by chance. One day a car with the web address passed me and of course I got curious. First I only intended to ask for some darts to test but then I decided it would be even more interesting to have a look at the company. And Mr.Kühn, the owner with pleasure offered me to show me around.
The company works mainly with part time employees, beside Mr.Kühn no one was there when I arrived in the morning and the machines didn’t work either but Mr.Kühn explained everything to me. (full SEWA- article link...) Players Championship Schedule

23 Jan 2009
THE inaugural Players Championship will be opened by Vincent van der Voort against Chris Mason on Friday January 30.

The £200,000 tournament will see top-class darts return to Purfleet's Circus Tavern, with ITV4 screening live coverage over three days from the famous Essex venue. (full article link...)

PDC Darts Video Game 2009

PDC World Championship Darts the video game returns and hits a bullseye in 2009 on the Wii and Nintendo DS! PDC WCD 2009 builds on the successes of its predecessor, improves in all areas of gameplay and graphics with the purest PDC Darts experience to date.

The game features fluid, accurate and simple throwing dynamics, while creating the feeling of playing darts as or against the greatest Darts champions on the TV – Live! Bright and lively tournament sets taken from the true-life environments, with commentary from Sid Waddell and natural crowd sounds (Oi Oi Oi!) to add to the exciting atmosphere.

Phil 'The Power' Taylor, 14 Time World Champion has said it is "The closest thing to throwing a real dart!"

Game On!

The Horizon Darts Crew - BE A DART STAR!!!

TerryM writes "BE A DART STAR!!!

Would you like to be featured on a major dart web site or dart publication??? As usual, the girls from Horizon/Laserdarts (Terry and Melody) will be attending several tournaments around the country in 2009. At four of these tournaments, we will be selling tickets for the ADO Youth Scholarship Fund. Tickets will be $1.00 and ALL proceeds will go to the ADO Youth Dart Fund. Watch Horizon’s ads in BEN and the Double Eagle early 2009 announcing the tournaments where this will happen. The first tournament will be Virginia Beach in March.

Each ticket bought will qualify the purchaser for a drawing. At each tournament, we will draw one man and one woman to be featured on the Horizon Darts web site and announced in our ads in Bull’s Eye News and the ADO Double Eagle. You will get a chance to tell a little bit about yourself and your accomplishments in darts. The winner will also receive a $20.00 gift certificate to use toward a purchase through Horizon Darts.

If, by chance, the same person is drawn at more than one tournament, that person will get a “Special Acknowledgement” for helping sponsor the ADO Youth players and a $20.00 gift certificate and another player will be drawn for the opportunity to tell their story.

So, keep an eye out for Terry and Melody, (we'll be wearing Horizon Darts or Laserdarts billboard dart shirts). Buy your tickets and show your support for our upcoming pros!!

Thanks for your support!!!
The Horizon Darts Crew
(story source link...)

Top darts players vie for $10,000 winnings

Saturday will provide some of the region's top darts players their last opportunity to win $10,000 by playing a "perfect" game - the equivalent of a hole-in-one in golf.

They will be competing in the final day of a televised competition organised by the Manawatu darts community in association with Tararua Television.

"There are 20 players taking part and each has two lives," said tournament host Dennis Hancock this week. "They met in a knockout tournament earlier and now we are in the final stage of a second competition which will be held at the Tararua Club in Pahiatua."

Mr Hancock said the only player to emerge from the knockout round with both "lives" intact was veteran winner Neville Moss of Masterton, who is also in the running for the "second life" title.

"He's been a darts player for 30 to 40 years and has been successful at the national level in singles and pairs play, " said Mr Hancock.

Should there be another winner in the final, the two will play off for the title of supreme champion.

"The calibre of the players taking part is such that if things go well for them anyone could win," said Mr Hancock.

The $10,000 top prize has been offered by one of the sponsors, Puma Darts.

Next year the tournament could go national with the final stages being played in Palmerston North. (story source link...)

Huntington duo take darts pairs final

HUNTINGTON pair Dave O’Hara and Tracey Farmeary are the new John Smith’s Mixed League Pairs champions.

O’Hara and Farmeary first took out Cueball’s pairing of Steve Wade (180) and Michelle Britton, whose doubles let them down.

They then beat team-mates Angie Hields and John Miller in the final.

The Bind Mixed Pairs went to Edinburgh’s Jim Hawksby and Tramways’ Flossy Crampton.

Angie Hields picked up the ladies’ individual title. The men’s individual title went to Cueball’s Martyn Turner (180 for 13 darts).

The ladies’ player-of-the-night award went to Flossy Crampton and the men’s accolade went to Turner.

Cueball took the league title, with Huntington in runners-up spot.

8:52am Friday 23rd January 2009
(story source link...)

Top darts stars for Kirriemuir

SOME OF the best darts players in the world are set to toe the oche in a 12-hour arrows extravaganza at Kirriemuir Town Hall.

Five time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld plus a special guest will be in action on Sunday, April 26, along with Mark Dudbridge, Colin Lloyd and Alan Warriner.

Darts players—beginners through to county players— from Angus, Dundee, Fife and elsewhere have begun taking part in heats at the Roods Bar in Kirriemuir on Saturdays, as well as The Vollies in Forfar on Sundays, for a chance to secure one of 40 places up for grabs to play against the professionals on the big stage in April.

Tickets have been selling well for the event which begins at 12 noon and runs through to midnight with live music from the Brass Monkeys in the evening.
(full article link...)

King eyes Premier crown

Premier League newcomer wants to go all the way

King: Premier focus

I hope I can improve as a player by playing in the tournament, and if I'm playing well then not

even Phil Taylor will beat me.

Mervyn King is delighted to have finally made the Premier League, but is determined not to be an

also-ran and has set his sights on a winning debut in the tournament.

A successful season for King culminated with him reaching the semi-finals of the World Championship at

Alexandra Palace, a run which helped him up to sixth place in the PDC Order of Merit.

(full article link...)

Darts: Trundling Trams not on right lines

TRAMS Transport were at home to Alberta B in the South Tyneside Super League – and led 3-2 going into the singles.

However, it all then went wrong for Trams as the Alberta went into overdrive.

Victories for Andy Heley, Dave Gutteridge, Paul Edmonds, Mark Newsome, Eddie Heley and Peter Graves gave them a clean sweep in the singles and inflicted a 14-3 defeat.

Top Club led the Wheatsheaf 3-2 going into the singles.

Billy Just drew his match with Gary Dunn.

Gary Aspin then beat Dave Tinmouth, and draws between Gary Porter and Brian Duncan, Dave Stephenson and Steve Taylor and Paul Morrison and Colin Gillespie followed. With John Nichols winnings the last legs, it was a 11-6 win for Top Club.

Alberta A only had five players available due to work commitments against Annie McCarthy’s – so it was no surprise Annie’s led 4-1 going into the singles.

Alan McCarthy (180) won the first singles to bring it back to 4-3 – only for Bob Urwin to give Annie’s the advantage with his victory.

Draws between Jimmy Hudson and Brian Stewart and Norman Davison and Dave Mason made it 8-5.

However, Ray Stobbs’ success and a walkover for John Naughton made the final score 12-5 to Annie’s.

Jolly Stewart, ahead 4-1 going into the singles, claimed an 11-6 success over Westoe, while Alberta Bar overcame Catholic Club A 13-4 and New Demi saw off Red Hackle 10-7.

Jan 21 2009 Evening Chronicle

(article source...)

Kim Whaley-Hilts is the 17th ranked female dart player in the world


Kim Whaley-Hilts is the 17th ranked female dart player in the world. The Quinte West resident racked up 60 world ranking points with a second place finish at the Quebec Open last weekend. Whaley-Hilts lost a best-of-seven 4-3 to Roxanne Van Tassel of Timmins. Whaley, the No. 1 female player in Canada, will be in Las Vegas this weekend to see if she can improve on her world ranking. She placed fifth at the Vegas tournament last year.

Whaley-Hilts is currently looking for local supporters who can assist in her travelling expenses to some upcoming world ranked events. You can contact her at 613-394-6943 or 11 Spruce Lane, Belleville, K8N 4Z3. (story source link...)

Weekly Darts Tourney

Every Tuesday at 7 p.m. a darts tournament takes place at McGrath's Pub, 1539 Lincoln Ave. Alameda, CA‎ - (510) 522-6263‎ Call or be there for details about this old-time pub game. Call (510) 522-6263‎ for information. (story source link...)


Stockport County dedicated the front page of a match-day programme to darts star Tony O'Shea.

County fan O'Shea thrilled millions of television viewers by pushing Ted Hankey all the way in the final of the BDO World Darts Championship.

O'Shea finished runner-up after a gripping contest, but the Stockport-born player won over the darts crowd at Frimley Green for his battling performance.

O'Shea - who wears County's blue and white colours when he's in action - is the first non-footballer to feature on the cover of Stockport's match-day programme.

Club officials also paid tribute to O'Shea, 47, by allocating him the 180 squad number on the back of the programme.

Des Hinks, Stockport County's Media Manager, said: "Tony is a big friend of the club.

"We are all extremely proud of him getting to the darts final, and I know the town of Stockport is as well.

"Tony is always promoting the club because he wears our colours wherever he is competing.

"He was at Edgeley Park to make a draw on the pitch at half-time during game with Leeds.

"So we thought it would be nice to pay our own tribute to him.

"His name and number will stay on the back of the programme, next to the names of all the other Stockport players, for the remainder of the season."
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World Champ's Hucknall date

NEW BDO world darts champion Ted Hankey will be taking on local players at the Masons Arms in Hucknall on January 30.

"The Count" will be playing one-off games of 501 for charity.

Proceeds will go towards a pain relief machine for children in the cancer care unit at the QMC. Admission is £5 on the door (7.30pm).

Friday, January 16, 2009, 17:03

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Darts champ's shirt prize

A SHIRT belonging to darts champion Phil Taylor is to be raffled off in aid of charity.

Former firefighter Gary Broadhurst, of Alvaston, bought the shirt from Mr Taylor's son, Chris, when he was in London watching the world champion compete.

He got it signed by the darts star and is now auctioning it off in aid of Derbyshire Association for the Blind.

Raffle tickets can be bought from Alvaston pubs The Silver Ghost, in Field Drive; The Brackens, in Brackens Lane; The Coronation Hotel, in Baker Street and The Cornishman, in Holbrook Road, Alvaston.

Tickets cost £1 and will be on sale until Sunday when the draw will be made. All proceeds will go to Derbyshire Association for the Blind.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009, 07:30
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Learning off by dart

Learning off by dart
Northern Echo, UK
By Catherine Priestley » EMPLOYEES across the North-East faced the quickwitted banter of commentator Sid Waddell when they took to the oche for a darts ...
Sid Waddell aims to help numeracy
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Cult darts commentator Sid Waddell hit the mark when he showed how darts can help your maths. Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version ...

Bullish eye on darts champs

Eric Bristow and Bob Anderson may have been crowned world darts champions in their time, but they didn’t have to compete against members of the retail property world

Some of Henderson’s clients showed the pair how it should be done the other day at the Henderson UK Retail Warehouse Fund’s darts championship, which took place at the Princess Alice pub in London’s East End. Playing 301 rather than 501, Aidan Farrell, director in Jones Lang LaSalle’s out-of-town retail team, and Henderson’s Ceri Griffiths both beat Bristow, the ‘Crafty Cockney’.

Savills director Jaime Dunster, meanwhile, broke a table in his excitement at beating Anderson, the ‘Limestone Cowboy’.

The winner was Jonathan Salt, partner at Harvey Spack Field, while Michael Neal, director of retail warehousing at Henderson, was runner-up. They celebrated with a curry in Brick Lane. 16:49 | 22.01.09

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DARTS Seventeen have three of the best

One-hundred-and-eighty is clearly no big deal to players in the Hammersmith Darts League's two divisions.

So far in the Winter League, 17 have arrowed in on that magical middle bit under the number 20.

All those achieving the feat are automatically entered for the John Innis '180' Trophy contested at the end of the summer season.
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