Bob & Maggie Martell are hosting their 55th Amateur Dart Tournament.
March 13,14,15, 2009 ( Deadline for Hotel - March 6th )
Sands Regency Hotel / Casino
Pre-Registered Only - No ADO Points for men, 20 Points for women.
Entry Fee: $249.00 ( Includes Room for Friday-Saturday )
$110.00 ( No room, or share with other entrant )
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Phil Taylor defeats American David Fatum 6-2, winning four successive legs after the first four were shared.... (full report...)
Top Rank chief Bob Arum said he had just gotten off the phone with Koncz who informed him that Pacquiao was going to the British embassy Wednesday to get his visa.
The Filipino boxer is scheduled to leave for London at 6 a.m. on Friday.
The promotional tour starts in Hatton’s hometown of Manchester at the well-known Trafford Center commercial center on Saturday.
There will be a Monday media conference in London which may be held at the Imperial War Museum. The event will be highlighted by a “darts competition” between Pacquiao and Hatton.
The Sun newspaper reported that Hatton will meet Pacquiao on the oche (the line where they shoot the darts from) with Phil “The Power” Taylor, a friend of Hatton acting as referee at the Rover’s Return, which is the set of the TV series Coronation Street .
Knowing Pacquiao’s penchant for playing darts in his Palazzo apartment in Los Angeles, Arum said “Ricky is good at darts but Manny is a real whiz. My man won’t be paying for the beer.” (full article...)
Here's a link to a video of Manny shooting darts at home (facebook video link)
The event at the Traveller's Inn gave local arrows enthusiasts the opportunity to take their chances against the sports big names. And Daryl Gurney was joined at the local hostelry by fellow professionals Tony O'Shea and Daryl Fitton.
Earlier this year, all three of these professionals made a great impact at the BDO World Darts Championships at the famous Lakeside venue at Frimley Green in Surrey. (full article...)
Friday, February 27, 2009
A dozen players will tackle Bob at the Old Manor Inn in Worle on March 14 to raise money for the Weston-based Vision North Somerset charity.
Those wanting to play Clevedon-based Bob can bid for two tickets on Ebay, which includes two three-course meals and wine at the Old Manor Inn.
Bob was world champion in the late 1980s during the famous darting era of Eric Bristol, John Lowe and Jocky Wilson. He still plays in competitions and was recently playing on Sky TV.
Sue Potepa, spokesperson for Vision North Somerset, said she is delighted to have such a big darting name to help them raise money.
She said: "We're hoping to raise thousands on the night. Bob has been such a help to us and darts is a popular game in Weston.
"We're now getting round all the pubs to drum up support. We have a sweepstake for six players and an auction on the night."
The event will start at 8pm, and sweepstake tickets, priced at £2.50, are available from Sue Potepa on 01934 419393. (story source...)
The tournament has made a welcome return after not being held for a number of years.
Incredibly, it attracted 164 players from all over the country, which included five Welsh internationals. (full article...)
Six Nations Darts at Everglades this weekend
Published Date: 27 February 2009
LOCAL DARTS Club, 'Mary Bradley's,' who play in the Estate Services Darts League, will be well represented at the Six Nations Darts tournament at the Everglades Hotel this weekend with two team members sporting the colours of the Republic of Ireland.
SIMON COLLINS reports
Sean Wilson and Martin McCloskey from the Elmwood Terrace based pub, will form part of the Republic team that will compete with top quality professional darts players such as former World champion, Martin 'Wolfie' Adams and reigning Scottish Open champion and defeated finalist at the 2008 Lakeside World Championships, Tony O'Shea.
The three charities being supported are the Helping Hand Fund (darts), the Somerset Association for the Blind (pool) and Musgrove Leukaemia Group (skittles).
Entry is open to all and there will be trophies and prizemoney for the winners.
There will also be trophies for the all-ladies team and mixed teams that get the furthest in the darts and skittles. (full article...)
Canadian darts champ Jeff Smith of Quispamsis was in Woodstock last weekend to compete in a provincial championship tournament.
To find out more about darts in New Brunswick, visit: www.nbdarts.bravehost.com
The official site of the National Darts Federation of Canada is: www.ndfc.ca
The 2008 Lakeside World Professional Darts champion, who earlier this month left the British Darts Organisation to ply his trade alongside the likes of Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld in the Professional Darts Corporation, will make his bow on the PDC Pro Tour in Gladbeck this Saturday and Sunday, February 28 and March 1.
This will be a Players Championship double-header at the Hotel Van der Valk.
At the time the move was announced, Webster said: "It's a new challenge and I'm hoping to revamp my darts career. (full article...)
Wade stuns Taylor in Belfast
James Wade has shaken things up in the Premier League of Darts by beating Phil Taylor in the fourth series of games.
It is the second time that Wade has overcome The Power in this particular event and this triumph puts him right back in contention.
While the flight of darts was clearly in his favour, he played some clever combinations and never allowed his opponent to seize an advantage.
"When you play Phil enough times you know what you have to do," he said afterwards.
"I would've been happy with a 7-7 draw but I played well, did what I had to do, and I'm very happy with an 8-4 win."
Mervyn King kept up his impressive form by beating Jelle Klaasen 8-4, while John Part served Wayne Mardle with a 8-1 thumping.
Raymond van Barneveld did just enough to claim a 6-8 victory over Terry Jenkins, which is his first win of this year's tournament.
Darts: Double trouble in Power shock
PHIL Taylor's top-of-the-table clash with Mervyn King in the Whyte & Mackay Premier League next week takes on added importance following his shock defeat in Belfast last night.
The Power suffered only his third loss in the competition's history and his first in all competitions in 2009 when he lost 8-4 to James Wade at the Odyssey Arena.(full article...)
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Cotgrave Candleby Lane Primary School is looking to set up an East Midlands Centre of Excellence for darts with the hope of creating the Phil 'The Power' Taylors of the future.
Darts enthusiast Mike Jenner approached the school with the idea for the centre, which he said would also have a number of educational benefits for any children who chose to pick up the arrows.
He said: "It follows on from the idea of academies in the south, what we're looking at doing is increasing participation in darts and also get the kids off the streets, increase numeracy skills and team working.
"It's not just playing a game, it's learning maths, working in pairs and also appeals to the kids that don't necessarily want to play rugby, cricket or football."
The darts centre is aimed at eight to 19-year-olds who will meet once a week at the school to practice and play mini tournaments.
The centre will also seek affiliation with the British Darts Organisation.
Head teacher Chris Wheatley said: "I'm really excited, combining sports with maths is great for the children and to be linked with a centre of excellence is something we want for the school.
"We're always trying to find activities for the children to do, it's going to help them in the classroom, especially with maths – mental maths is one of our focuses at the moment."
The darts school will start in April for a trial period until September when it will be officially launched.
The £15,000 project will be part funded by Mr Jenner and darts manufacturers Unicorn.
The school has also applied for a £3,000 Government grant under the Local Network Fund for Children and Young People.
David Broughton, of darts manufacturers Unicorn, said: "We've seen relative growth in interest and participation and also a reduction in the age range as well. We're absolutely sure it's a consequence of coverage on Sky. It's changed the whole image of darts, their presentation is a million miles away – it's full of life.
"Darts has always been recession proof because of its low cost – anyone can find £10 for a set of darts."
The school is seeking coaches for the centre with coaching skills and a good knowledge of darts.
To find out more about coaching or joining the centre call Mr Jenner on 07773 453 681 or email email@example.com
van Barneveld hits the 180 again.
van Barneveld breaks Jenkins to lead 4-3
Jenkins hits the 180!
Jenkins breaks van Barneveld's throw to level it at 4-4
Jenkins hits 180 again!
Jenkins takes the leg it's now 5-4
van Barneveld pulls level again 5-5
Jenkins hits the 180 yet again!
van Barneveld gets the break to go ahead 6-5
van Barneveld now gets another 180 of his own!
van Barneveld takes this leg and it is now 6-5!
Jenkins holds his throw to pull to 7-6
van Barneveld 180 again!
van Barneveld wins the Match 8-6
John Part 8-1 Wayne Mardle
Mervyn King 8-4 Jelle Klaasen
James Wade 8-4 Phil Taylor
Terry Jenkins v Raymond van Barneveld
van Barneveld opens with the first 180 of the match!
Jenkins holds his throw and is up 1-0
Jenkins takes the 2nd leg and leads 2-0!
van Barneveld hits his 2nd 180!
Barney pulls a leg!
Avg. so far:
113 van Barneveld
van Barneveld levels it 2-2
Jenkins hits a 180
van Barneveld takes the lead 3-2
Avg. so far:
111 van Barneveld
Jenkins levels it at 3-3
John Part 8-1 Wayne Mardle
Mervyn King 8-4 Jelle Klaasen
James Wade 8-4 Phil Taylor
Terry Jenkins v Raymond van Barneveld
Wade takes the leg to go up
Taylor hits the Max... 180!
Wade replies with a 180 of his own!
Taylor holds his throw to pull back to 5-3
Wade hits the Max ... 180
Taylor hits back... 180
Avg. so far:
Wade goes up 6-3
Avg. so far:
Taylor wins the leg to pull back to 6-4!
Avg. so far:
Wade takes the leg it's now 7-4
Avg. so far:
Wade finishes 138 to take the Match!
Wade wins 8-4
Next up Jenkins v. Barney
Wade throws the first 180 of the match!
Wade holds his throw
Taylor holds his throw
the match is all level at 1-1
Taylor his his first 180 or the match
Wade leads 2-1
Avg. so far:
Taylor hits his 2nd 180
Avg. so far:
Taylor levels the match
Avg. so far:
Wade Holds his throw and is up 3-2!
Avg. so far:
Wade goes up 4-2 by breaking Taylor's throw!
158 finish by Klaasen to break Kings throw
King is up 4-3
King breaks Klaasen to go up 5-3
Klassen hits his 4th 180
Klassen had a shot to break kings throw, but busted the 32 finish!
Klaasen holds his throw
2 180's for King, but does not get the 141 finish.
King wins 7-4
King hits another 180!
King wins 8-4
Next Wade v. Taylor
King holds his throw in the first leg to go up 1-0
King throws the first 180
Klaasen hit the second 180
Klaasen hold his throw
the match is 1-1
King holds his throw to go up 2-1
Both players averaging over 90
Klaasen hold his throw...
King holds his throw to go up 3-2
Klaasen hits the his 2nd maximum, ther have now been 3 in the match.
King breaks Klaasen to take the lead in the match
Klaasen 2-4 King
John Part wins with ease over Wayne Mardle
Part 8-1 Mardle
Next Klassen v King
Mardle has thrown 3 Maximums, in three legs, on Part's throw, but did not of those legs.
The youngster hit a double three to beat the Canadian superstar at a recent charity event held in Penkridge, Staffordshire. (full article...)
His 180 helped his side to an 8-7 victory over Dr Johnson in Division One, while F Corbett's maximum was in vain. (full article...)
In the men’s section, Dave Kavanagh (Askam Hotel) beat Sean Miles 2-1 and followed up by beating Ken Foster 2-0.
Dave Tindling (Miners, Swarthmoor) fended off the challenge of Gary Fine 2-1, before disposing of Dave Jones 2-0. (full article...)
The PDC Darts Premier League rolls into town with a sell-out crowd waiting the cream of the game at the Odyssey arena and Taylor, who remains their King, says the secret of his success is all down to his mother.
"When I was young my mother was the one pushing me all the time. Elizabeth Taylor but without the diamonds. She was the one making sure I practiced all the time - she wouldn't let me have a day off!" said Taylor. (full article...)
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Eddy, also known as Eddie, passed away suddenly on December 17 of a heart attack.
PDC Tournament Director Tommy Cox has asked for the following details about the Benefit Evening to be published:
On behalf of the late Eddy Cox's family I would like to express our sincere appreciation for all of the kind words, cards, texts and floral tributes directed to us following Eddy's premature and totally unexpected death.
It is gratifying to confirm via these messages what we all knew, that a kinder, more generous and positive man would be very hard to find.
The tone of most of the messages was the joy that Eddy brought to people's lives by his understanding, reassurance and of course his ridiculously long and silly jokes.
The fact that many of those close to him were unable to attend his funeral because of the World Championship was mitigated by the attendance still being 400-plus on a bitterly cold day.
I know that anyone who knew Eddy will never forget him because he was someone who always made an impression on people and a favourable one at that.
Although Eddy's death was a total shock he had well documented health problems from an early age and therefore could not obtain health insurance in any great measure.
Although we were helpless to save Eddy from an early passing there is something positive we can still do for him and that is to help his family, in particular widow Val, financially through this difficult time.
I know that Eddy would very much have appreciated that.
PDC colleagues led by Scott Gibling started the ball rolling at Alexandra Palace with a collection in lieu of flowers and that raised a considerable amount.
We are now gearing up however to a one-off Benefit Evening at the Park Hotel, Grand Parade, Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear, NE30 4JQ on Saturday May 30 2009.
Every player I have spoken to has agreed, not agreed that's the wrong word, insisted upon being there to help and show their appreciation of the man.
So too has PDC Chairman Barry Hearn.
On the evening there will be an auction of all manner of items including darts memorabilia and autographed photos as well as other fund raising efforts.
It will also, though, be about celebrating Eddy's life, after all he did like a night out...or two.
This is a rundown of the plans for the evening:
7pm: Doors Open
7pm-7.30pm: Music and signing of the In Memoriam book.
7.30pm: Opening remarks from John McDonald, Tommy Cox and Peter The Vicar.
7.45pm: Introduction of the stars in attendance, walk on music and lights
8.00pm: Q&A with Barry Hearn and players
8.30pm: Best of three legs 1001 Challenge Darts Match between an Eddy Cox Oddfellows/PDC team and a North Shields/PDC team for the Eddy Cox Memorial Trophy.
9.00pm: John McDonald entertains
9.15pm: Stars Karaoke
10.00pm: The Cheap Suits & Jo Birchall entertain.
11.30pm: Close - Music For Dancing
Tickets will be £5.00 each and are available by sending your name to Tommy Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org. Numbers are limited and there is bound to be a big take up locally so please send your names as soon as possible.
Money will be paid on arrival but I ask you to email to reserve a ticket in order to cater for numbers.
In the interim everything we can do to raise funds will be done and we would like to ask for the help of each and every one of you in achieving the best we can for Eddy's family.
Scott Gibling is putting together an eBay sale event of any useful items and we already have Steven Gerrard's signed Champions League shirt and a fully signed Chelsea shirt with authentication available for sale.
We also have such diverse things as Concert tickets and a fully signed and framed cricket bat from the Sky Sports Cricket broadcasting team.
Most members of the PDPA have agreed to help by donating memorabilia and in some cases their time for Exhibition evenings, again for auction on eBay.
If you have any item that you think may raise a few pounds (or a few thousand pounds) then please send them to Scott Gibling at the following address;
P.O Box 7737,
Scott will also accept cash donations at the following account;
The Derbyshire Building Society
Account name: The Edward Cox Memorial Fund Trust
Account Number: 331293804
(all cheques must be made payable to the account name word for word)
The address of the local branch where the account was opened is The Derbyshire Building Society, 11 District Shopping Centre, Sinfin, Derby, DE24 3DS.
Anything at all will be appreciated either in cash or items for sale or auction and if you have any ideas at all which we can employ then again, please let me know.
Once again everyone thanks for everything from myself, Eddy's immediate family and of course Eddy himself.
Available Hotels in the area:
Park Hotel, Tynemouth (Venue) - 0191 257 1406 or email@example.com (Approx cost £60 single, £75 twin)
Rex Hotel, Whitley Bay - 0191 252 3201 or firstname.lastname@example.org (Approx £50 single, £65 twin)
Grand Hotel, Tynemouth - 0191 252 3201 (Approx £85 twin)
Avalon Hotel, Whitley Bay - 0191 251 0080 or email@example.com (Approx £55 per room)
Windsor Hotel, Whitley Bay - 0191 251 8888 (Approx £59 single, £65,00 twin)
Cara Guest House, Whitley Bay - 0191 2530172 (Approx £30 single, £60 twin)
Numerous Hotels & Guest Houses in Whitley Bay & Tynemouth -
Three players remain unbeaten in the tournament but all three face big tests on Thursday night, with Phil Taylor going up against what looked like a rejuvenated James Wade last week in a battle of the two best players in the world.
World number two Wade had looked all at sea during his 8-1 thumping by Mervyn King in week two, but (full article...)
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Cornwall suffered their second defeat on the bounce after Dorset beat them 20-16 in division one of the British Inter Counties Championship and are precariously close to being involved in another relegation dogfight, writes Steve Chapman. Dorset took the opening two sets of the ladies' B encounter but a spirited fight back from the visitors saw them edge in front 3-2, with wins from Tania Jenkin (15.10), Sarah Gill (17.33) and Sandra Yendle (17.35). The hosts had the last word though and 3-3 was a fitting result from a very competitive fixture that saw the first five sets all going the full distance. Although Cornwall lost the opener in the men's B event, four wins on the bounce, provided by Ian Knowles (24.64), Dave Copplestone (20.53), Paul Cook (21.20) and Brian Jones (24.88) who was wearing the county colours once again after a long absence, pushed the scoreline along. Cornwall only took one of the next four, but what a win it was when Simon McClary (22.14) went the full distance before winning the fifth and deciding leg with a bull finish. Perseverance paid off though and further wins from Mike Smith (26.45) and man of the match Kevin Davey (29.47) enabled Cornwall to end the first day with a 10-8 lead. The Sunday though did not provide the best of starts, Cornwall's ladies A team, who for season after season, have been the main strength of the squad, crashed 5-1. Four of the five were lost however by the odd leg in five, but the statistics will show that only Nikki Furse (21.14) emerged a winner. Trailing 13-11, Simon Stevenson (23.88) reduced the deficit to a single point with a positive 3-2 victory and although Cornwall lost the next, a 3-1 win from Mike Jones (23.57) kept the visitors within touching distance. Despite losing the fourth set, Kevin De Rosa (20.31) emerged a 3-0 winner, aided by a checkout of 134 before Danny May (25.51) and Tug Wilson (20.76) also hit the winning formula. The visitors were now holding a 16-15 lead but hopes were soon dashed when only Steve Pascoe (28.57) emerged a winner from the last five and an overall victory was snatched from their grasp as Cornwall went down 20-16.
LADIES TEAMS WANTED:
Ladies' darts teams from the east of the county are required to compete in Cornwall Super League which starts in April and goes through until August. Teams need to be four a side, playing a team game, two doubles and four singles and reserves are permitted. Entry forms and further details can be obtained from league secretary Graham Toms on 01208 831408 or Peter and Lesley Mutton on 01579 320084. ( source link...)
Welcome to a special edition of the Superstars of Darts newsletter.
As you may or may not know, Superstars of Darts Forum Members have come
up with the idea of sponsoring or part sponsoring a player, probably on
the PDC circuit.
The idea is that collectively and with an individual investment of as
little as £25 per year, the funds raised could contribute towards the
costs of accommodation, entry fees and travel for a player without a
If you would like to participate in the scheme, please post on the below
thread at Superstars of Darts and also you will find much more
information about this concept and how it will work.
We don't charge a fee for this regular newsletter and also all forum
running costs are covered by sponsors, so if you'd like to use this
programme as a mechanism to indirectly support Superstars of Darts -
while helping a player - please do.
Through the scheme a designated player will wear a patch recognising the
SoD forum sponsorship and funds will be administered by the PDPA, as
confirmed by its Chief Executive Alan Warriner-Little.
The rest of this newsletter is turned over to various players and
individuals who have commented on this scheme and what it could mean.
Rising PDC star Jamie "JABBA" Caven says :
"I think the idea to sponsor a player is a great idea, as with the
current financial situation we are in, it sees us struggling to capture
a corporate sponsor or a main sponsor. Many players are struggling to
finance their chosen profession - and I'm no different. I do have a
sponsor (Mr Tax Ltd) but that amount is only a small amount (around
£100-£200) per month - so that covers 1 or 2 entry fees - and it helps
and I'm very greatful for that. The rest is made up of any winnings that
I recieve, so the added chance to obtain an extra hand from the forum is
a massive boost for whoever the chosen one is. I think it would take a
bit of pressure off as the pro tour now is more important due to the
fact that there will be no qualifiers at the beginning of December for
Tony Eccles "The Viper" adds :
"I think that the idea of the forum members clubbing together and
sponsoring a dart player is a great idea. With the current economical
climate it is extremely difficult to obtain sponsors and so pay the high
costs to keep on the PDC tour. I currently am full time professsional
and without a sponsor I am really struggling. My last event was the
Player Championships and so I have not earned anything for one month
until my next tournament. Exhibitions are hard to come by as well, as
most fans are booking the players who are in the public eye the most. So
the Premier League guys normally clean up as they are on TV every week.
With entry fees going to £100, a few extra pounds would go along way.
The total cost for entries alone this year is £4000 so even covering
half of that would be a massive help to a famliy man like me."
New PDC player and former World Champion Andy Fordham also adds his
support to the campaign :
"This is a terrific idea and I think it will be a massive boost for
players with potential who are not yet in the public eye or those
without a main sponsor. The cost of playing on the Pro Tour is not cheap
and covering some of the expenses in this way will help relieve the
pressure somewhat. It is great that fans of the sport have found a way
they can support Darts and help a struggling player."
PDPA board member, PDC Player and TV commentator Chris "Mace The Ace"
Mason shares his views:
"I think the whole idea is a fantastic one that could get an up and
coming player on the ladder to success. Selection of the events to
invest the 2k in is of utmost importance, I think the player should
compete in the double header weekends, as that gives an almost instant
chance of success via the UK Open. With the current economic situation
securing any kind of financial backing is almost impossible, so the
lucky chosen one will be very fortunate. Let's not forget how Phil
Taylor got his big break - let's hope just 10% of that success is
A final word from one of the organisers of this project, PDPA member
Dave Ahmet :
I would just like to thank all the forum members who have thrown their
weight behind this project. I see it as a very exciting opportunity for
players and fans alike and hope that it will continue to grow over the
coming months and maybe years. The offers of project support have been
quite overwhelming and we have quite a collective expertise at our
disposal, which includes sports journalists, IT, sports promotion,
accountants and solicitors, not to mention starsofdarts.com which has
been our platform for the development of this project.
So far we have 62 members that have pledged their support and I am
expecting this to translate into approximately £2000. We are hoping to
attract some more interest until we have to close this years round in
about a weeks time.
I would then hope that during the following week we will begin to
collect the money with the help of the PDPA, who have also offered
administrative support. Once all cash has been collected, we will begin
the first round of voting for the player we want to support.
Thanks for your interest and full information is on the below linked
thread and don't forget to post saying that you are interested in
supporting this idea!
Eleven pairs played off in the "Doubles Event" at the Comox Legion Ladies Darts Tournament on Sunday, Feb. 15; it had to be their longest day.
The top 8 went to the best of three knock-out round; the outcome had Sandi Kohlen and Pamela Waterfield taking first place, Milly Davies and Ruby Ross placed second followed by Brenda Durant and Wendy Jackson, Moe Felhouser and Carol Merkley came in fourth. (full article...)
O’Shea, the beaten finalist last month at the Lakeside World Championships, beat Sheffield’s Martin Atkins 5-4 in a thrilling final.
O’Shea looked to be cruising at 4-1 up, only for Atkins to rally and level the scores at 4-4. However, O’Shea, who picked up £2,000 in prize money for his efforts, produced a stunning 12-dart winning leg to take the trophy. (full article...)
The international competition will see players from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Holland all congregate in Londonderry once again on Saturday and Sunday and the 21 year old is excited at competing in front of his family and friends.
"It's a home tournament and there is already some buzz," he said. (full article...)
Division Two Foresters beat the golfers – who will play in the Premier next term – 8-5 on aggregate to earn a place in the final of the Carlsberg UK Open League competition at the Crosville Club.
Stewart Bennett, Sean Done, Chris Townsend and Clive Lucking’s 23-darter breezed Queen’s Park in to a 4-0 darts lead, but Dave Roberts and Miles Halligan won dominoes games before Gary Shaw took the fifth arrows match to make it 4-3. (full article...)
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Saturday 11th April 2009
at U K Paper Leisure Club, Remembrance Avenue,
Sittingbourne ME10 4DE
Guaranteed Prize Fund
Men: £2800, Ladies £1200
Entries in Advance Only by 9th April 2009
Mens Entry Fee £12.00
Ladies Entry Fee £8.00
Doors Open 10.00am Register by 11.00am
Toe the Oche 11.30am
Non Players/Spectators Entry Fee £2.00
Mens Entry Fee £12.00,
restricted to 256 players
Guaranteed Prize fund of £2800
Winner: £800, Runner Up: £400
3rd-4th: 2 x £200, 5th-8th: 4 x £100, 9th-16th: 8 x £50,
17th-32nd: 16 x £25
Cheques to be made payable to: SJC Enterprises, and sent to: 10 Pastime Close, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 2NG
For more Information Contact: Steve Cave 07860 543271 01795 435008
Ladies Entry Fee £8.00,
restricted to 64 players
Guaranteed Prize fund of £1200
Winner: £400, Runner Up: £200
3rd-4th: 2 x £100, 5th-8th: 4 x £50, 9th-16th: 8 x £25
Cheques to be made payable to: SJC Enterprises, and sent to: 10 Pastime Close, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 2NG
For more Information Contact: Steve Cave 07860 543271 01795 435008email: sjctransport"at"yahoo.co.uk
Last Tuesday The Squib beat the Prince 6-3 in the league with the aid of a Matt Prosser 152 away and scores of 160 away and 180 by Shaun Elsley.
It moved them level on points with the Prince at the top of Division One. (full article...)
They had already won 8-7 against Pawlett Pavilion on Monday night with the aid of a Nikki Rogers 180, while Squib had their bye.
Then on Wednesday they ran out 8-7 winners in what may turn out to be a title decider, Sharon Webb hitting a 104 out for the winning side. (full article...)
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Monday, February 23, 2009
Tony has now successfully undergone his liver transplant operation and we are in a position to receive messages at:
Tony David was rushed to hospital yesterday evening for an emergency liver transplant. This is a very difficult time for Tony's family and we have been asked to request that friends and fans refrain from contacting the family at this time. Anyone desiring more information or wishing to send messages to Tony are asked to contact Carol Forwood at the following email address:
On behalf of all BDO players and officials we wish Tony and his family all the very best at this difficult time. (post source - bdodarts.com)
Women's Doubles Cricket - 1st Stacy Bromberg and Suzie Hall, 2nd Andrea Taylor and Brenda Roush
Women's Singles Cricket - 1st Andrea Taylor, 2nd Stacy Bromberg
Women's Doubles 501 - 1st Andrea Taylor and Brenda Roush, 2nd Jamie and Kim (sorry don't know their last names) (source link....)
Director - Region 3-1
Forwarded by Elaine Bohls-Graham
2009 Houston Bluebonnet Tournament
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Good luck and good darting.
2009 Houston Bluebonnet
The first unsavoury incident occurred in November during a game involving Lamb Inn team Tafarn yr Oen and champions Hope & Anchor when the match finishing prematurely and in disarray after heated exchanges. (full article...)
Results: Division One: Castle 3 Tivy Inn 6; Penllwyndu 4 Grosvenor A 5 Positions: Tafarn yr Oen 72; Tivy Inn 67; Grosvenor A 58; Penllwyndu 52; Rugby Club 43; Castle 39; Red Lion 38 Fixtures (February 25): Rugby Club A v Tivy Inn; Grosvenor A v Castle; Red Lion v Penllwyndu. Bye: Tafarn yr Oen. (full article...)
Lustig attends all televised PDC tournaments in his role as official photographer, and has captured some of the sport's great moments as well as iconic images in recent years. (full article...)
Nicholson was victorious at the Italo Club in Canberra with an 8-5 defeat of Macarthur in the final to win the Australian Matchplay for a second successive year. (full article...)
Written by David Fatum
|Wednesday, 11 February 2009 15:50|
Well I am finally home and starting to get back to the time difference again...good thing had a few days off before going back to work. Now it is time to reflect on the tourny and the lessons learned there, if you are not learning something for every shoot you play in then you just are not paying attention......
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Women players are being urged to sharpen their darts for next month’s £6240 Isle of Man women’s singles (March 13-15).
After a disappointing turnout of just 130 players 12 months ago – despite the eye-catching £3000 top prize – the women’s competition in on trial this year.
A poor turnout for the second year running could see prize-money slashed in 2010 – the 25th staging of the event.
Promoter Les France of LP Promotions said: “The Isle of Man championship has loyally supported women’s darts and continues to offer an impressive prizelist with money paid down to those reaching the last 64, with the winner taking £3000 and the runner-up pocketing £1000.
“However the event does rely on the goodwill and support of women players and their failure to support the championship could threaten the amount of prize-money on offer in the 25th birthday event next year,” explained France.
Twelve months ago Welsh international Julie Gore successfully defended her title and now bids to become only the second woman to take a hat trick of wins.
It was last achieved in 1990-93 by Essex’s former world number one Deta Hedman who ironically makes a return to the Manx tournament next month, after an absence of more than 10 years.
In contrast the men’s singles attracted a 500 plus entry with victory going to St Helen’s Dave Chisnall, who toppled Welsh international Robert Hughes last year. Both then went on to make their debuts in the Lakeside world championship in January at Frimley Green.
World champ Ted Hankey is expected to renew his quest to lift the Manx title for the first time and improve on his runners-up spot in 2006.
Another who has failed to overcome the island jinx at the tournament is 2007 world champ Martin Adams, whose best performance has been as a losing semi finalist.
The lure of the £5000 top prize and rankings points will again ensure a bumper entry in the men’s singles with internationals and top name county players rubbing shoulders with visiting European players, as well as ordinary pub and club players bidding to embark on the first step of a glittering darts career.
In addition to the singles tournaments the three-day weekend tournament boasts mixed doubles, mens and ladies pairs competitions plus the island stages the Winmau World Masters youth championship play-offs.
For Further information contact Les France on 0161 793 6909.
Delta state maintained primacy with a total of four gold and two bronze medals in the darts at the ongoing National Sports Festival holding in Kaduna .
Indications have shown that Team Delta, who came into the festival as overall defending champions, maintain their leadership occupied since the last festival held in Abeokuta , in 2006.
The duo of Anthony Akanfe and Patricia John dazzled fans at the events to win two gold medals each at various events participated.
First to register is John in the 501 ladies singles and TDB singles respectively while Akanfe won in the TDB event and 501 men’s singles event just as John had bronze medal in 301 singles as Jeffrey Atuegwu completed the table with a bronze medal.
However, Edo State is trailing with two gold, three silver and two bronze medals. Brain behind the medals was Christopher Amin, who won two gold and one silver as he also set the festival record by using eight arrows to win 301 singles event while Jite Onuyoh and Mike Nwabor won silver respectively. (full article...)
I think that sponsorship of a darts player is an absolutely wonderful idea. As the player(s) that have posted in this thread attested to, darts is an expensive undertaking, and without proper sponsorship it probably won't be an undertaking for very long unless one manages to reach the top of the heaps rather quickly.
I do feel though that "charity begins at home."
The Americans playing the sport of darts have enough troubles already, and realistically could use the support more than someone that is NOT located within driving distance of the largest tournaments and most frequent tournaments in the circuit.
I can understand players everywhere needing support, but there is a huge difference between gas money and airfare.
Americans are fighting darts battles on several fronts, it's not only the players themselves here that need help, but the sport itself! We can't even get the major sports broadcasters to put tournaments that are held here on our televisions, while broadcasters in Europe come here and show these tournaments live halfway around the world.
Nothing against any darter anywhere, but I think that local boys and girls might be in greater need of assistance.
As I said, just my two cents worth. (there's more to read so click the link)
Link---> Sponsor a player
MODIFIED ROUND ROBIN - 501
(106) ENTRIES/(51) SVDA MEMBERS
1st – Jack Radigan/Nick Mandrila - $400
2nd – David Hoag/Mark McGuigan - $200
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2009
YOUTH SHOOT – AGES 7-12 - 501
(7) ENTRIES/(10) SVDA MEMBERS
1st – Tyler Burnett/Scotty Burnett
YOUTH SHOOT – AGES 13-18 - 501
(9) ENTRIES/(15) SVDA MEMBERS
1st – AJ Gladwill/Stuart Brown
MEN’S DOUBLES - CRICKET
(46) ENTRIES/(21) SVDA MEMBERS
1st – Ron Peppers/Scotty Burnett - $400
2nd – Mark McGuigan/Sammy Cruz - $200
(More results at this sewa-darts.com link)
Camellia Classic XXXIII results
Congratulations to all the VCDA members that went to the 2009 Queen Mary tournament this year. The event was well attended overall, but particularly by the VCDA. We had a total of 6
Full report at: http://vcda.org/VCDA-QM2009.html
Saturday, February 21, 2009
The 31st annual Syracuse Open Steel Tip Dart Tournament is being held this weekend at the Holiday Inn on Electronics Parkway in Liverpool. The tournament includes about 400 dart players, including the No. 1-ranked women's and men's players in the country: Cali West, of Syracuse, and Darin Young, of White Haven, Pa. (full article...)
Check out John Berry's photo gallery on the event.
All of them with darts in hand aiming for the bull'sye
The 26th annual Stansfield Vending Darts Tournament is well underway.
Over 100 league from Wisconsin came to shoot darts. (full article...)
PDPA Diary 2009
World Darts Federation Calendar 2009
BDO DIARY DATES 2008-2010:
2008 D.F.A. Calendar
ADO Calendar page
NDA Tournament Calendar
NDFP CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Bulls Eye News Events Calendar
February 18-22, 2009
Casper, WY - Parkway Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
Contact: Lynn Haines, Wyoming Amusements 307-265-8253
Michigan State Dart Tournament
February 19-22, 2009
Contact: Rhonda Bryan, American Amusements & Vending 989-892-9709
Iowa State Dart Tournament
February 19-22, 2009
Contact: Jennifer Duede, IOWA Operators of Music & Amusements 515-255-0808
The results kept Abbey (2), Corner (1) and Cliffburn top before attention turned to this week's qualifiers for the doubles competition.
Results - Portcullis, bye; Corner (2) 1, Burns Bar (1) 11; Burns Bar (2) 7, Crown 5; Abbey (2) 7, Pageant 5. (full article...)
Youth events are also scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. starting at 8:30 a.m. with singles shooting Saturday and doubles (youth w/adult) on Sunday. Youth events are sponsored by B&B Dart Supplies. Adult events begin Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from noon till.
50/50's, "Cooler Scooter" Raffle, Maryland Blue Crabs Tickets Raffle, Basket of Cheer Raffle, Door Prizes, and Lots of Fun. So join us for a fun filled weekend while supporting a great cause (http://www.hospiceofstmarys.org)
See the slide show (on the site....click this link) for pictures from Friday night Feb 20th.
Darts and dominoes
Carlsberg UK Open League Darts results: Premier Division: Nantwich Rd ASLEF 6 Flying Lady A 2, Cheshire Cheese 6 Raven A 2, Pioneers Club 5 Delamere Arms 3, Vine A 3 Rockwood 5, Horse Shoe 6 Commercial 2.
Division One: Amalgamated A 2 Hop Pole 6, Woodside 2 Bridge A 6, LMR Sports Club B 7 Amalgamated B 1, Dishers South St 1 Queens Park GC 7, Rising Sun 1 Hawk 7.
"The idea of this (event) is to show appreciation to bar owners and to give a great time to everyone," said Larry Hartley, owner of Hartley Amusements Inc., the company hosting the weekend. "We're expecting between 1,000 and 1,200 people from all over to attend throughout the weekend."
The 17th annual League Players Appreciation Weekend, which included competitions for dart throwing, pool and electronic trivia, started Friday and will wrap up Sunday.
A strong contingent of Hampshire players are among the 1600 men and 300 ladies who have descended on Renfrew in Scotland this weekend http://dartsinhampshire.blogspot.com/
Friday, February 20, 2009
Newly-crowned BDO world champion Ted ‘The Count’ Hankey, fresh from his thrilling win over Tony O’Shea at the Lakeside last month, is just one of 1,670 men and 275 women who will line up at the oche in Renfrew in pursuit of the highly-coveted title. (full article...)
The list of Events for the Ventura County Corporate Games are at this Events link
If you are entering the Ventura County Corporate Games Darts event you may be interested in the Ventura County Dart Assn (VCDA) Darts Coaching and Instruction Clinics. More info on times and locations at: http://vcda.org/corp-games.html
The Green Bay resident has just regained his sense of taste, almost seven years after a brutal beating which robbed him of his taste, smell and vision.
The 46-year-old was bashed to within an inch of his life outside Te Atatu’s Cosmos Dart Club in May 2002.
He remembers walking to his car after winning a game of darts – then everything went blank.
Mr Hopokingi woke up in the critical care unit of Auckland Hospital seven days later.
"I was in a coma for a week," he says. (full article...)
Much like the little ditties I've popped out for the past fifteen years, there are certain darts website forums that are just not relevant. But I won't mention SEWA.
There is however, one forum, now five-years-old, that has been on the cutting-edge since its founding and which continues to set the standard. That forum, of course, is Andy Fairclough's Superstars of Darts.
In recent days, creative forum participants have offered up a concept worthy of note and as certain to succeed as it is to make a major mark on the professional darts scene.
Rising Sun A and the Well A kept the pressure up with sound wins.
Gort Na Drum and Eglinton CC shared the spoils and Longfield A had a very good win over their Longfield B colleagues and Donaghys B also came out on top against the Foyleview. (full article...)
Yabaya said the increase in the number of participating states at the dart event is a sign of prospect for the sport that is making its second appearance at the festival after it debutted at the Gateway Games in Abeokuta , Ogun State three years ago.
The Dutch starlet shot up the popularity stakes in 2006 when he won the BDO World Championship, but within a year he had switched codes.
While he has yet to reach the final of the PDC World Championship, Mardle thinks it is only a matter of time before he does and showcases his talent under pressure. (full article...)
King continues to reign
I'm not gearing my game towards Phil, but I suppose I am in a way. In two weeks' time I intend to come up and give it my best and hopefully beat Phil Taylor ...
Power's Ricoh replay
Peter taking the board away was the straw which broke the camel's back. It was just a bit of mickey taking, and he doesn't mean anything by it, ...
The Sun, UK -
By PHIL LANNING MARVELLOUS Mervyn King stormed to the top of the White & Mackay Premier League last night and crowed: I can be the new king of darts! ...
Wade, last year's Premier League runner-up, had made a poor start to the competition with a draw in the opening week and an 8-1 loss to Mervyn King in Edinburgh.
Second placed Bull Inn stay four points behind despite a 15-3 win against bottom club the Buckeley Arms, and Union Inn lie in third after beating Mostyn B 17-1.
Elsewhere B.R.I. Club beat Albion Hotel 12-6, Ty Isaf lost at home to Penrhos Arms by
7-11, the Kings Head were beaten at home by Pant yr Ardd and Mostyn Av had a bye. (full article...)
KOTH2 is sold out – but you still have a couple chances to get tickets.
We have pre-sold tickets to some Featured Bars who are making tickets available to you through tournaments.
2 FREE Tickets - Sat. Feb 21 at 2PM A.C. Ranch at Dufferin and St. Clair
1 FREE Ticket - Sun Mar 1 at 2PM Cafe Graciosa at Weston Rd. and Black Creek
Click here for further updates and more information: http://www.torontodarts.com/
The KOTH Team
PS: If you haven't entered our monthly contest yet, do it now: http://www.torontodarts.com/
Thursday, February 19, 2009
The victory took the Wheatsheaf player’s record for Shropshire to six wins from seven matches this season. (full article...)
The hosts were 18-15 down overall at the Moonrakers with only three men’s A match games remaining before teenage prospects Tony Clark and Adam Wills (man of the match) recorded fine wins to set up a last match decider. (full article...)
Two of the favourites for the title, Carl Short (GWR A) and Tim “Teapot” Jones (Red Dragon) were at the Conservative Club but the draw kept them apart and they both duly progressed. (full article...)
Heather Fuhrman says she's going into this weekend's dart competition just like it was any other league night.
However, this isn't regular league play. This is the Michigan Coin Machine Operators Association Michigan State Dart Tournament, which is bringing in 700 of the best soft tip dart players from around Michigan. (full article...)
King 8-2 Part
This was not Parts best performance... flashes of good darts, but by no means his best darts!
King 6-2 Part
Is Wade back on form?
Wade holds his throw to get on the board.... van Barneveld is up 3-1
Since Barney's break both players have held their throw:
van Barneveld 4 - 2 Wade
The Power slumped to second bottom in the table with an 8-3 defeat to Peter Manley last year.
Having missed out on most of the major titles during the previous year, the loss marked a low point in Taylor's career. (full article...)
Taylor leads at the break 4-2 over Jenkins....
Jenkins looked good until Taylor broke his throw in the fifth leg to go up 3-2
Gympie Darts spokesperson Jo Jones said the club had conducted its annual general meeting and was ready for the start of matches on March 4.
Due to a drop in numbers, Jones said the club had scaled back from three to two grades.
Andy Sheridan was in superb form, hitting a 14-dart finish, while Ian Jones secured a 15-darter to ensure victory.
Sam Bradley’s win over Andy Hall saw him finish level in the individual standings with Jason Young of the Kings Arms A. (full article...)
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The Columbia Dart Association is hosting a Mid Winter dart tournament. Check out the flyer for hotel information and event information. For more info contact Jason Snodgrass at 573-864-2114. (source link...)
In their defeat of City Social, Mike Whatley (100x17) was consistent throughout, registering the week's top out shot of 126 in the doubles before emerging a winner in the individual phases, aided by a leg in 16 darts.
Bruce Harrison (100x13) was also prominent and recorded a 17 dart leg as he came through 3-0 in the singles.
Reigning champions Hill Park returned from The Windmill with a 9-2 win, a victory that puts them four points clear after just two weeks of competition. (full article...)
The holders again retained their Carlsberg UK Winter Open League crown with a 5-3 success over runners-up Delamere on the final day.
Typically, Boughey was at the forefront of the achievement with 13 and 17 dart legs and a 180 to his name. Trusty teammate Ricky Busteed weighed in with 14 and 20-darters.
For Delamere, skipper Steve Hassall hit a 105 checkout and Robbie Arrowsmith fired 120 and 154 kills and a 15 dart leg. (full article...)
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Final results from the three day tournament held in Edmonton (14-16 Feb) to determine the team going to St. Hyacinth (QC) for the Canadian National Dart Championship:
The PDC US Open will now be a $50,000 tournament to be staged on a double-header weekend in Atlanta in August.
A £22,000 Players Championship will be held on August 22, with the US Open on August 23. (source link...)
They were beaten only once in 14 games, and came above Victory Club by two points. Liberal Club A, with only one win, finished bottom.
P. Harvey (Victory) was 180 KO Champion with five maximums. (full article...)
The Dutch ace has struggled with a problem across his shoulder and shoulder blade for the past year, with the injury worsening throughout 2008.
He saw a number of specialists and eventually took a break from darts (full article...)
|Exhibitions may or may not help to promote the sport -- I say this becuase while they obviously would help with lots of media coverage, they don't really get any and thus aren't widely seen. |
However, from a dart player perspective they are a great help! When I first attended an exhibition it was Bob Anderson back around '93 and from that I really got the bug to improve and compete.
I've seen this kind of thing myself. There are players in our league that look forward to seeing how much they have improved against Dennis Priestley since our last Priestley Exhibition...
But really, it's tough to organize from the monetary sense here in the USA. It costs money, lots of money and US dart players are cheap (sorry, I've concluded this is true) and don't like to part with their cash. They will go for free, maybe even a few dollars (like 3) but ask them to pay $25 and they will balk and go drink $25 worth of beer instead and play a blind draw for $3 entry.
Yep, finding the right location for a reasonable price, or a venue that is willing to pick up a reasonable share of the cost can be a challenge. Not to mention that raffles are marginally profitable if the raffle prize items are not donated in return for advertising.
Don't mean to sound cynical but I've been around the sport a long time and quite frankly I can't believe the lack of support in the sport -- people just don't want to spend a buck if they can help it.
I am still thinking about it, I would love it but how to get people interested? You can´t always offer Phil Taylor he might be even in Germany would attract some people.
So how organise an event, get people interested, don´t make to much loss, manage that everybody enjoys and wants to see some more?
And in the end: does it really help to promote the sport??? Is it worth all the trouble?
The best way to build interest is to talk about it non stop! Always find a way to work it into the conversation even with non dart players. We had several folks who were just curious come to our last two exhibitions. Also do everything you can to get information about the event into your local and regional news papers. TV and Radio Coverage would be good if you can get it.
How do you pay for it?
Try to get all of your league sponsors / venues to kick in some money to help pay for it (let them hang a poster or banner in return).
also give them a free picture (as a surprise gift)
Try to get a bunch of raffle prizes for free or minimal cost, and sell raffle tickets to any one who who will buy them (dart player or not).
How do you make it fun?
1. Make sure that you have TV's so that everyone can see what's going on.
2. Have a lot of raffle prize drawings...
3. Have a fun Master of Ceremonies...
4. Have a great Pro Dart Player!
All that being said our league (Ventura County Dart Assn - vcda.org) will again this year attempt to hold a Pro Darts exhibition featuring Dennis Priestley - June 25, 2009. Getting it organized will be time consuming, and there is always the fear that the league will lose our member's money (they love it when our schemes work out, but seconding guessing when the plans fail.)
So why do we do it?
I guess for the love of the game.
BTW we are always interested in hearing about ideas for making an exhibition fun, and pay for itself.
Also if any of you out there are interested in having an exhibition by Dennis you can contact him via his website: http://www.dennispriestley.com/, or EMAIL me your contact information to me and I will forward it to Dennis
(sewa-darts.com thread link...)