Tuesday, March 31, 2009
The Superstars of Darts internet forum saw over 100 members purchase £25 shares in the scheme, before voting on which player would receive almost £4,000 in sponsorship.
Eccles picked up 40 percent of the votes in the third round of voting to win the sponsorship, ahead of Chris Mason, Kirk Shepherd and Remco van Eijden. (full article...)
They poured the agony on league runners-up Fenway A, who again had to settle for second-best after a 10-5 defeat.
Fourth-placed finishers in the league campaign, Riverside's Di Langston, Linda Pack and Angie Parrish won to secure some silverware for the Surfleet side.
Tina Gent and Helen Buffham notched wins in vain for Fenway.
The Division Two Cup final between Holbeach USC A and New Saracen's Head was a much closer affair. (full article...)
The D side started well when Claire Bywaters defeated Kim Ledbury, the C team levelling through Irene Richardson, who beat Jo Gleed. (full article...)
The Prince of Wales went down 6-3 to the OVH Wanderers.
Prince’s loss means that, combined with the Hope Inn beating the Railway Club A 8-1, with Glyn Watts hitting a 171, the final match at the Hope between the two is a winner-takes-all match for the runners-up spot. (full article...)
Last week, McKeever’s defeated Donaghy’s 8-6 after a hard-fought affair while the Rising Sun ‘A’ string reduced the gap after gaining maximum points following their visit to Eglinton C.C.
Mirror.co.uk - London,UK
But if Professional Darts Corporation etiquette had been strictly enforced, Mirror Sport's grand entrance would have been an early exit. ...
The Squib A claimed the runners-up spot. (full article...)
It isn't often that Dartoid's World passes on the writings of someone else, let alone someone sane – however it is rare that word leaks out, such as those below from Superstars of Darts creator, Andy Fairclough, that portend such massive and negative ramifications for the sport of darts in America.
It behooves all of us to take this report seriously and act accordingly.
THE FUTURE OF TELEVISED DARTS
AND THE LAS VEGAS DESERT CLASSIC
And so onto the main feature of this month's newsletter.
Word has reached me from various sources that this year's
Las Vegas Desert Classic is the last to be broadcast by Sky.
Before mass panic sets in - Sky remain fully committed to
all their other events namely the World Championship, the
Premier League, UK Open, World Matchplay and World Grand
Monday, March 30, 2009
It means they must now win their final match against fellow strugglers Glamorgan to stay in the Premier Division of the Inter-Counties League. (full article...)
Cardigan Secondary School pupil Gemma has played just four games for Pembrokeshire Ladies B but has thrown superlative darts, which brought her to the attention of the Welsh selectors.
They had a good start on Saturday, taking three of the first four men's games, with Ian Brand having an outstanding 28.37 average. (full article...)
Jyhan Artut 6-5 Alexander Kohler
Andree Welge 6-5 Tomas Seyler
Jyhan Artut 6-2 Andree Welge
Jyhan Artut 6-3 Colin Rice
Tomas Seyler 6-3 Kevin Munch
Jyhan Artut 6-4 Tomas Seyler
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THE SUPERSTARS OF DARTS BLOG
For those that don't know or haven't caught the bug yet,
Superstars of Darts is running an online blog and updates have
been fast and furious so far - and the feedback we have
received has been very heartening.
I suppose you could call it the 'Daily Dart' as so far the team
(that is forum members Kendo Nagasaki, Hotspur and myself)
have penned 33 articles since the blog started on the 5th March.
Full details are on: http://www.starsofdarts.com/
Professional dart player Tony Eccles, known as The Viper, has secured a rather unusual sponsorship deal, from the members of internet Darts forum Superstars of Darts. Over 100 members of the popular forum bought shares for £25, raising £3650 before holding three rounds of voting to select their chosen player. Eccles with 46% of the final round vote, topped Remco van Eijden and Paul Nicholson (21% each) and Chris Mason (12%).
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Dennis Priestley 6-5 Larry Butler
Phil Taylor 6-5 Raymond van Barneveld
Wayne Jones 6-5 Brendan Dolan
Mark Walsh 6-1 Matt Clark
Phil Taylor 6-0 Dennis Priestley
Wayne Jones 6-5 Mark Walsh
Phil Taylor 6-5 Wayne Jones
Tournament: Manny Pacquiao Steel Tip Tournament
Date: April 11-12, 2009
Location: Wilshire Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
$30,000 USD Guaranteed Prize Money
"Pac Man" Tournament flier link
"Ventura County Corporate Games" Dart Clinics 2009
Come for the Clinics and Coaching, or "Hang Out" and Practice!
The Bench Warmer
Dates for 2009:
Mondays; March 23, March 30 6-7 PM
& Wednesdays April 1, April 8 at 6-7 PM
The football club side, who won the Alnwick Premier Darts League at a canter, marched into the final of the cup thanks to a 4-1 win over John Bull. (full article...)
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Walsh became the first player to defeat Taylor away from the television screens in 2009, edging a tight final at the Ricoh Arena.
Walsh led 2-0 and 5-2 thanks to two breaks of throw before Taylor cut the deficit to one leg, with the world number one taking out 128 during his fightback.
Phil Taylor 6-2 Mervyn King
Jan van der Rassel 6-2 Wayne Jones
Terry Jenkins 6-3 Dennis Priestley
Mark Walsh 6-1 Steve Beaton
Phil Taylor 6-0 Jan van der Rassel
Mark Walsh 6-2 Terry Jenkins
Mark Walsh 6-4 Phil Taylor
Legends John Lowe, Eric Bristow and Bobby George were joined by comedian Duncan Norvelle whose lively, if vulgar brand of humour entertained a packed DG One. (full article...)
In A Division they beat Rope and Anchor A 11-10 at the Duke of York after both sides finished the season with 16 points. (full article...)
Abbey (2) and Corner (1) both recorded 7-5 victories, while the Second Division leaders had a bye. (full article...)
Friday, March 27, 2009
The 2004 Lakeside Champion has overcome his health problems and a recent back injury to declare himself fit to make his first appearance since deciding to join the PDC.
Fordham will be among over 140 players in Saturday's Players Championship in Coventry... (full article...)
Rutland remain third bottom, but are safe from relegation.Things are hotting up for second spot with three teams within two points of each other.
Welby C stay second after their bye, but Half Moon SR slipped up again to Noel's X 6–5 allowing the Noels to draw level on 131 points, A. Kearney hitting a maximum for Half Moon.
Beaton, nicknamed 'The Bronze Adonis', took the British Darts Organisation (BDO) world crown in 1996 and has been a professional for 16 years.
He now plys his trade in the Professional Darts Championship (PDC) against the likes of Phil 'The Power' Taylor.
But at the Conny, on Portland Road, amateurs will get the opportunity to chance their arm against the man who strolls on to stage to the sound of the Bee Gees hit, 'Stayin' Alive'. (full article...)
Three dart players from the village, including Louisa Moreau, Brenda Moreau and Steve Gooderham made the 18 member territorial team as a result of their rankings at the First Air Territorial Darts Championships held in Yellowknife from March 13 to 15. (full article...)
Jackson threw excellent darts on the night in a strong field of players and is proving to be an excellent darts player as he lost in the final last year so he is very difficult to beat. (full article...)
The visit to the Midlands included the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship final rematch between Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld.
See highlights from the Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts from Friday evening in PDCtv
Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts
Week Eight - NIA, Birmingham
Wayne Mardle 2-8 Mervyn King
Terry Jenkins 6-8 Jelle Klaasen
John Part 7-7 James Wade
Phil Taylor 8-2 Raymond van Barneveld
After a 7-1 home win over Dolgarrog in a re-arranged match, the Pentrefoelas side, who are 19 points clear at the summit, came away with a 5-3 result at Wynnes Arms. Rob Jones won the final set for the visitors, after earlier victories from Clive Davies, Alun Pritchard (23.48), Warren Green and Ifor Davies with a 26.84 average which included a 154 checkout. (full article...)
The former national champion, who was plagued by recurring injuries last year when he was dethroned by young Sudesh Fitzgerald without throwing a dart, said that at present he is back to full strength. (full article...)
The Bears made a promising start in front of a good travelling support at the Mount Charles Social Club in St Austell, taking three victories from the opening four games. Dave Atkins, Darren Swords and Mark Birch all won, with Jamie Atkins narrowly losing out. (full article....)
Kilbrin were competing for the first time in the competition while Nadd were the outgoing champions. Kilbrin went into a 2-0 early lead by virtue of wins from young Alan Mullane and Barry John O'Leary who defeated Anthony McKeon and Eamonn McSweeney in two great games, Nadd fought back with three great wins with John Cooke, John McAuliffe and Tony Sheehan defeating local lads Paddy McMahon, Noel O'Callaghan and Malcolm O'Leary in very tight ties which left Nadd leading by three games to two going into the final two games of doubles. (full article...)
As the first dart nestled safely in the middle of the treble 18 bed, I thought I was on to a winner.
And when the next two landed in treble 12 and single 20, the hope that I could raise a bundle of cash for the Maggie's Appeal crossed my mind. (full article...)
Barlow had a good night on the singles oche as well, with a 20-dart finish. (full article...)
If you are playing in the King of the Hill 2 (KOTH2), you MUST read our info page. It has important information about the event – including registration times: http://www.torontodarts.com/
Also, we are pleased to announce 2 New Events - King of Cricket and Queen of the Hill
Both these events will be held at the same time at the Owl’s Club (on different floors) on Saturday, May 23rd, 2009. This is the week after Victoria Day.
We’ll tentatively limit the King of Cricket to 48 players, and the Queen of the Hill to 30, with a minimum of 16 players required for either event.
With a ticket price of $25, we anticipate prize pools to be:
King of Cricket $200-$500 for the winner
Queen of the Hill $150-$300 for the winner
For more details on these events, click here: http://www.torontodarts.com/
To register for either event:http://www.torontodarts.com/
The Tournament Team
PS: Also, don’t forget to enter our contest this month: http://www.torontodarts.com/
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao, pound-for-pound the best boxer in the world and the "Great White Shark" will be teaming up to play doubles in the first annual Steel Tip Dart Tournament. As many know, Manny loves to play darts and is a big supporter of the game in the Philippines.
Tournament: Manny Pacquiao Steel Tip Tournament
Link to the Flier
Date: April 11-12, 2009
Location: Wilshire Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
$30,000 USD Guaranteed Prize Money
Tournament flyer and details will be available soon!!
Manny Pacquiao will be fighting Ricky Hatton at the MGM on May 2, 2009 for the Welterweight Championship.
I hope many can attend the tournament!
Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao Dart Tournament - $30,000 (sewa.com link)
To see all posts on this blog about Manny click this link...
We hope you'll come out and support your dart league by playing. Of course, if you'd like to help with setup, tear-down or one of the administrative tasks we'd love to hear from you (just send an email to one of us on the board).
Here's a link to the tournament flyer: www.nwdreamer.com/darts/40thOregonOpen2009.pdf
Portland Area Dart Assn. - link
See you there!
The $10,000+ Cleveland Dart Extravaganza XXXII/2009 will be held on May 1st-3rd, 2009 at the Cleveland Airport Marriott, 4277 West 150th Street, Cleveland, OH 44135 Map
Click here for Flyer
Recently renovated rooms are available for only $79 +tax. The deadline date of April 10th to get this low rate is quickly approaching. Click here for reservations
Visit The Cleveland Darter Club for more information.
I just wanted to let you know that the Cleveland Darter Club will be holding the Cleveland Dart Extravaganza XXXII / 2009 the weekend of May 1-3, 2009 ($10,000+). The Region 4-6 Youth Regional will be held in conjunction with the Tournament on Sunday, May 3. There will be Youth events on Saturday May 2 at the Tournament. Region 4-6 is willing to combine with any other adjacent regions in Area 4 to hold one Regional, if any of the other Regions would like, and hopefully we would have enough participants to be able to have girls and boys in separate brackets. Can you contact the Youth reps for the other Regions to see if any of them want to combine with 4-6? The last two years we have combined with Fort Wayne which I think is 4-1. And 4-4 (Michigan) isn't too far. If they would like to combine with 4-6, they can call me (216-313-0556) or email me at email@example.com. Thanks, Rose
THE EXTRAVAGANZA IS COMING BACK TO CLEVELAND!!!
The Cleveland Darter Club is proud to announce the return of the Cleveland Dart Extravaganza Dart Tournament on May 1-3, 2009 at the Cleveland Airport Marriott (4277 West 150th Street, Cleveland). After a 5-year hiatus, this will be the 32nd Extravaganza, with plans to carry on the tradition of this great tournament for many years to come!
The guaranteed payout will be over $10,000 and will kick off on Friday May 1 at 5:30 pm with our own Kleveland Killer event, and will continue throughout the weekend with three separate men's and women's singles events, 2 separate men's and women's doubles events, a mixed doubles event, a mixed triples event, and two blind draws, one on Friday night and one on Saturday night. Youth events are scheduled for Saturday and the ADO Youth Regional will be held on Sunday morning.
We are very happy to secure a fantastic venue for this event, and the Marriott is offering rooms at a very special rate of just $79 (plus taxes) . You can reserve a room by calling 216-252-5333. Make sure you ask for the Cleveland Darter Club darter rate when you call. The deadline for this special rate is April 10, 2009, but we recommend you book your room as soon as possible as availability is limited and we are expecting a great turnout.
Anyone interested in sponsoring a board, having their company link on The Cleveland Darter Club website and having advertisement in the program to be distributed at the event, please contact our Tournament Director, Rhonda Boyko at Extravaganza@darter.org for additional information and details.
Keep updated on the latest news and announcements by visiting The Cleveland Darter Club webpage or by visiting, The Extravaganza Myspace Page. Any questions can be directed to Rhonda at Extravaganza@darter.org.
Taylor hits a 180
s16, d8 for Taylor to win the leg
van Barneveld hit 180
Taylor hits 180 of his own
Taylor takes the leg against the throw
Taylor leads 6-2
Taylor wins the leg.
180 for Taylor leaving 221 with van Barneveld on 300
Both players on 40...
Taylor takes it with s20, d10.
8-2 Taylor takes the match. Taylor 102 match average.
Taylor to throw first
Taylor opens with 3 - 140s
Barney hits a 180 to leave 121, but Taylor is on 81
Both players are missing the doubles...
14 darts have missed the double so far
Taylor hits d8 on the second dart to hold his throw.
on 52 and Taylor hits s20 d10 in 2 darts, to win the leg.
Taylor is up 2-0
With van Barneveld on 104 Taylor hits s16 d8 to win the leg.
van Barneveld takes out the 32 on the first dart to win the leg.
Taylor 3 140's to start the match
van Barneveld hits 3 of his own.
Both players on 81, but Taylor holds his throw.
Approximate Avg. so far:
van Barneveld 97
With Taylor on 152 van Barneveld takes out 80, (s20, s20, d20).
at the break Taylor leads 4-2
Part to throw first
Wade on 20 and Part takes out the 113 on d18.
Part leads 4-3... it was said that Part has a 100% checout rate
Wade hits a 180 to leave 124
Part hits a 180
Wade takes out 20 on d5
the match is level 4-4
Part takes out 69 on d16 to win the leg.
Wade hits a 180 to leave 221
Wade hits another 180 to leave 41
Wade hits d20 2nd dart to win the leg
level match at 5-5
Part hits a 180 to leave 181
on 81 Part misses two doubles (d12 & d6)
on his next turn Part hits the d6 for the win.
With Part on 32, Wade take out 56 to level the match
Part 180 to leave 321
Wade answers with 140
Part goes 25 d20 to take the leg
Part leads 7-6
Part hits 180 to leave 181
Wade hits 140 to leave 218
Part on 56 and Wade take t18, d12 to tie the match.
Part to throw first
Part opens with back to back 140s
180 for James Wade and leaves 120, but
Part takes out the 72 to win the leg.
Part is up 1-0
Wade has the throw.
Wade takes out 85 with Part on 200.
The match is level at 1-1
Part wins the leg.
Part is up 2-1
Part hits the 180, but Wade strikes back with a 180 of his own.
Wade hits the d10 to level the match.
Part takes out the 32 on the first dart.
Part leads 3-1
Wade takes out the 76 on the second dart.
Part leads 3-2
Jenkins takes the leg
Klaasen wins the leg
all level 4-4
Klaasen hits another 180
Klaasen wins the leg
Klaasen wins his third leg in a row.
Jenkins hits his first 180 of the match.
Klaasen wins the leg
Jenkins wins the leg
Klaasen takes out 81 to win the match
Klaasen wins 8-6 finale.
Jenkins to throw first
140 leaves Klaasen 127,
takes out 25 to break Jenkins
Klaasen wins his throw.
a d20 on the 3rd gives King his first win of the night.
Klaasen throws first.
king takes out 36 and wins the leg.
all level at 2-2
Jenkins out the 40 first dart.
King leads 3-2
King on 200.
Klassen takes out the 64 in 3 darts.
It's all level 3-3
Mardle to throw first
King leaves himself on 36.
Wayne on 120 and hits the d20 for the win.
King hits the 180
King is on 16 and Mardle on 206.
King leaves himself on d1.
King hits the d1 on first dart.
the lead is now 6-2 King.
Mardle to throw first.
Mardle on 40.
King on hits the d10 first dart.
King hits another 180
King 126 finish on the bull.
King wins 8-2 finale.
The crowd is rally against King during the match and the interview.
Weston got off to a cracking start with Ian Cope (25.64) hitting form, winning 3-0 as well as Rich Harris on board 2 winning 3-0. George Turnbull also put in a vintage performance, hitting a 180 in his 3-0 win with an average of 26.47. (full article...)
The Canaries' Colney training ground dartboard has helped encourage some team bonding as City tuck into their survival challenge, something that has been going well after picking up 10 points out of their last 15 to climb out of the division's bottom three, ahead of this weekend's international break. (full article...)
Tuesday saw the first significant action of the week long event, played on Spain’s sunshine coast, with the Singles competition. (full article...)
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Kirsty Hutchinson has become a star in seven months since making that successful debut in a pub in Barnard Castle.
She now plays for four teams, often beating older and more experienced men and women, and has been selected for a young English squad to take part in a four-nation tournament in Ireland, in May.
Kirsty is studying childcare in the sixth form at Teesdale School and was working towards a career as a nanny or in a toddlers’ nursery.
“I don’t want to do that now – I’ve set my heart on becoming a professional darts player,”
she said at her Middletonin- Teesdale home. “I just love the game and want to do it for a living.”
She played only in the kitchen at home before her father, Gary Hutchinson, heard that a ladies’ team at the Beaconsfield pub was short of players and suggested she could make up the numbers.
Kirsty still plays for the team on Sundays, as well as a mixed team on Fridays. She also throws for Durham County senior team and youth teams. When not in matches, she plays in friendlies at the Bridge Inn near her home.
She also plays for up to three hours a night at home and regularly beats her father and brother Graham, both experienced players for local teams.
In the Irish event, a Youth Friendship tournament, she will line up against teams from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Eire.
“I’m just glad that my dad put my name forward for the pub team, otherwise I might never have got started playing in matches,” she said. “Everyone says I’m really good at it, so there’s no reason why I shouldn’t work hard at it and turn it into a successful career.”
Sue Hill, landlady of the Beaconsfield, said: “Kirsty amazes everyone with her skill. Players from opposing teams in league matches often say they wish they had her in their lineup.”
She is now looking for sponsorship to help pay travel expenses and entry fees for tournaments.
Any firm interested can contact her on 01833- 640182.
The McKeever’s darts team player - who lost out in last year’s final - threw excellent darts on the night in a strong field of players as he continued to impress. (full article...)
Cheese have now beaten perennial top two – Pioneers and Delamere – in the opening two weeks of the Carlsberg UK Open League season.
Jay Deaville hit a 138 kill in the 5-3 win while Delamere's Dave Coyne got a 180. (full article...)
Anthony Harper (Bridge A) hit a 17 dart leg, Chris Hardern (Express) and Jules Wilde (Cosey) got 18-darters and Jason Jones (Woodside) fired a 180. Division One dominoes has four leaders.
Division Two's leadership is shared Foresters and Kings B.
An open knockout tournament for 16-21-year-olds is being held at Crewe Liberal Club on Sunday, April 19. Entry is £1 and a cash prize is on offer. To register call 07909 811670 or 07900 396740. (full article...)
Results: Mike Jones 3-1 (av 27.89), Kevin DeRosa 3-0 (25.91), Roger Wright 3-1 (22.37), Martin Davey 3-1 (22.33), John Imrie 3-0 (21.47), Charlie Yendole 3-1 (16.79), Ian DeRosa 2-3 (26.28, 2 x 180), Lee Watts 0-3 (24.26) & Mike Colwill 2-3 (23.08).
Bideford Royals B won 8 - 1 in their Division 2 local derby with The Anchor.
Signing on from 7.45pm.
Winners from the last event held at the Peel Legion were Colin Tyrer, who beat Bruce Surridge and Margaret Kelly who overcame Wendy Andrews.
Congratulations go to all those who took part in the recent Isle of Man Open and showed the capability of the Isle of Man's players.
* The Manx nationals event will take place over the weekend of April 18/19 at the Mount Murray Hotel.
The competiton is held with support from the Mount Murray Hotel, Kirby Garden Centre and Castle Chippy, Peel.
* Entry forms are available at 21 Arbory Street, Castletown. Telephone 451962 for further details.
Cheshire sit in third place in the table, so Cambs face a tough task – but, with two teams relegated, they must bank at least as many points as their rivals below them in the table to stave off the threat of relegation. (full article...)
Seventeen-year-old Kirsty Hutchinson has only been playing team darts since last July but her skill with the arrows has led her to being picked to play in a championship competition.
The teenager, who studies childcare at Teesdale Comprehensive Sixth Form, started showing her talent for the sport after joining the County Durham Youth Team.
Kirsty said: “To travel to competitions it costs quite a lot – sponsorship would help to pay for entry fees to competitions, and travel. It wouldn’t be a lot of money but it would really help.”
If anyone can help Kirsty achieve her goal contact the family on 01833 640182.
Loaf & Cheese are also expected to feature but competition could be fierce.
The League has attracted teams from Lichfield and Derby, to the challenge is on for the Burton boys to retain their crown.
Teams wishing to join the league should contact Martin Gallimore on 07720 865 369 or Barry Yeomans 07976 135 990 or download the application form from the website www.trentvalleydartsleague.co.uk
The season starts on Monday, April 6, and interest is high following record numbers of teams entering the Winter season.
The Winter League presentation evebing will be held at Marston’s Sports and Social Club on Friday, May 15, when the guest will be world number four Terry ’The Bull’ Jenkins.
Anthony Coe, 46, will host the first event - a doubles competition - at Hemel Sporting Club in Grove Hill this Sunday, March 26, at 1pm.
Anyone who wants to take part can turn up at 12.15pm to sign on. Entrance fees are £2 per person.
Singles matches will take place at the same venue on Sunday, April 29, also at 12.15pm for a 1pm start.
Arriva worker Mr Coe, of Pond Road, Hemel Hempstead, lost his stepson Shane Bolam to cancer and hopes to raise £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Professional darts player Mark Walsh will present the winners' trophies on May 23 at the Tudor Oaks Pub in Hemel Hempstead. (story source...)
Victories over Andy Mayhill (3-0), Dave Gibbons (3-1) and Kevin Pallister (3-0) set Limbert up for a Group One final meeting with Mike Kearney, whom he defeated 3-1.
The Clifton Hotel will also host an Individual and Blind Pairs Open with registration 1pm for a 1.30pm start. Entry is £3 with £100 in prize money. (full article...)
An evening of high-quality darts saw Andy Whitehead take the men's title with Daniel Willmott the runner-up. (full article...)
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
The club narrowly beat out last year’s joint winner, the Mypolonga Netball Club.
The club won the ward after securing it’s fourth consecutive South Australian Country Darts Championship in 2008.
Monday, March 23, 2009
1st Brian Leicester - Frank Avila
2nd Dennis Williams - Reu DelaCruz
3/4 Jim Zabel - Dan Jager
3/4 Randy Taylor - Doug McDonough
1st Sean Downs - John Denich
2nd John Kramer - Carlos Calderon
3/4 Al Marsteiner - Michael Glass
3/4 Fred Aguero - Dave Johnson
1st John Kramer
2nd Charles Bradish
3/4 Sean Downs
3/4 Dan Jager
1st Christa DeBoer
2nd Rena Acosta
3/4 Jan Turner
3/4 Gina Aguero
1st Jan Kidd - Fred Aguero
2nd Debbie Tice - Russ Bates
3/4 Kim Kelly - Danny Kelly
3/4 Brooklyn - Monica VanDeVoort
1st John Kramer - Anne Kramer - Andrew Bennett
2nd John Denich - Carlos Calderon - Christa DeBoer
3/4 Fred Aguero - Gina Aguero - Sean Downs
3/4 Doug McDonough - Vicky McDonough - Charles Bradish
1st Dominic Pundt - Mark Pundt
2nd Jennifer Tice - Sean Downs
3rd Jim Zabel - JD Zabel
By Randy Cox
LILBURN — An overflow crowd of more than 100 patrons from the Sports Fan bar showed up at the Lilburn City Council meeting to express their opposition to an ordinance which prohibits 17 liquor-serving establishments from letting their patrons participate in karaoke, pool, darts, poker and trivia contests.
The council, by a 3-to-1 vote, passed the ordinance in the regular business session before a packed house. The ordinance will allow passive entertainment such as television viewing, ambient music, and video games, but will not allow the more interactive games and entertainment. Councilman Ken Swaim, who voted against the ordinance, said he wanted to add karaoke and trivia to the measure.
Several residents and nonresidents of Lilburn spoke against the ordinance, including Ray Pritchett, a resident of Lilburn for 60 years, who told the council: “The problem that I have with the ordinance — karaoke, pool, … why does that bother anyone? Why should it bother y'all … leave them alone. There’s more things in the city of Lilburn to be discussing than this.”
“We need to do something to bring the businesses into the city instead of running them out,” he said.
Mayor Jack Bolton, who has had to take the brunt of the criticism, said additional changes to allow some interactive entertainment was discussed by the Council, but that it “wasn’t prepared for any additional changes tonight.”
Bolton said people are welcome to party in establishments outside the city, but he isn’t interested in the crime and problems associated with bars. Some of the criminal cases involving this type of establishment include disorderly conduct, fighting, gambling, DUI and battery, according to the council.
Richard Sullivan of Snellville, had a comment from the business perspective.
“I would be curious to know what businesses would think about what is happening here tonight,” he said, adding that he didn’t see any harm in businesses letting their patrons participate in these interactive games to sustain their livelihood.
Jenny Crawford, who works at the sports bar, brought in a petition with 300 signatures on it protesting the ordinance.
“If they take away these activities, they’ll have to go somewhere else,” she said.
Leeann Marshall of Lilburn said she thinks pool, karaoke and darts should be allowed.
“We pay our taxes, too … we have the right to enjoy our freedom,” she said.
Woody McClure, franchise holder for the American Poolplayers Association, said about 400 residents in Lilburn play pool, and some frequent the sports bars within the city limits.
“I hope you will reconsider to let billiards be a part of this ordinance,” he said. “We operate in a manner so we don’t allow an uproar in playing pool.”
Bolton said he has nothing against karaoke, but their original intent in licensing liquor by the drink was incidental at an eating establishment. He said karaoke and other types of activities are allowed in Lilburn, just not in places that serve alcohol. The city only has permits for restaurants and the law says that at least 50 percent of the restaurant’s revenues must come from food sales.
“I would have to say the Sports Fan did a great job in getting their people out tonight,” said Bolton, adding that he’s open to suggestions for recrafting the ordinance. “This ordinance is a work in progress,” he said.
LILBURN, Ga. - More than 100 people packed a city council meeting to voice their opposition to a city law that bans karaoke, dancing, cards and trivia contests at restaurants that also serve alcohol.
Many in the crowd Monday night came to support the Sports Fan Bar & Grill, a local tavern where they go to sing and to play darts, trivia and pool.
Ray Pritchett, a Lilburn resident for 60 years, suggested banning song and games from places that sell alcohol was un-American.
Meanwhile, council member Scott Batterton warned that the council should stick to its commitment to keep bars out of Lilburn, which is northeast of Atlanta.
Lilburn Mayor Jack Bolton, who has taken the brunt of the criticism, said people are welcome to party in establishments outside the city, but he does not want the crime and problems associated with bars.Ga. city reverses karaoke ban
Posted on: Friday, 17 April 2009, 15:22 CDT
An Atlanta suburb has brought back karaoke, allowing restaurants once more to lure customers with sing-alongs, darts, pool and trivia contests.
The Lilburn council banned "interactive entertainment" at establishments that serve alcohol two years ago. The action came amidst a controversy over a specific restaurant, which has since closed.
"Lilburn has matured, and we want to keep it vibrant," Mayor Diana Preston told The Atlanta Journal Constitution. "Our focus is keeping our business community strong and that means a diversity of businesses."
The council revised its liquor law again Tuesday.
Bob Carmen, owner of the Oyster Barn Grill & Bar said he thought the ban was "provincial." But he said he does not plan to bring back the karaoke machines and other entertainment paraphernalia that the previous owner removed in 2007. Instead he says his focus is to lure customers with his food. (story source...)
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Taylor, who has already won both weekend events in Gibraltar and Germany this year, followed up Saturday's Players Championship victory with another imperious display.
Michael van Gerwen moves into semi-finals with 6-2 win over Co Stompe.
Phil Taylor wins high-quality quarter-final with 6-4 defeat of Colin Osborne.
Mark Dudbridge storms into semis with 6-1 victory over Dennis Priestley.
Terry Jenkins will take on Dudbridge in the last four following his 6-1 win over Robbie Parker.
Phil Taylor remains on course for a third PDC Pro Tour "double" of 2009 after seeing off Michael van Gerwen 6-1.
Terry Jenkins punishes Mark Dudbridge to take deciding leg victory, with Dudbridge having missed two darts for the match at 5-4 up before producing a 14-darter in the 11th leg.
Phil Taylor 6-1 Michael van Gerwen
Terry Jenkins 6-5 Mark Dudbridge
Phil Taylor 6-4 Terry Jenkins
(full report link...)
My Decision to move to the PDC.
Taylor who won the title twelve months ago, has now won seven titles in 2009, including five on the PDC Pro Tour.
Taylor had overcome the challenge of Terry Jenkins in a final-leg decider and Mark Walsh in the semi-finals 6-2
Phil Taylor 6-2 Mark Walsh
Ronnie Baxter 6-3 Co Stompe
Phil Taylor 6-2 Ronnie Baxter
of fans. The athletes rarely miss a shot, and the announcers call the action with great gusto.
The sport is darts, a game of precision, and a game played by men and women of all ages. In Penticton a 20-team league (with a lengthy waiting list) makes up the Penticton and District Dart Association.
Elk's Hall provincials
The tournament begins today at 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. then concludes Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. There will be 18 local players among the 70-80 competitors. The top eight competitors will advance to nationals in Saskatoon on May 26-30. In order for players to qualify for provincials, they had to participate in a house shoot then advance to districts.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
I’ve never been to Manchester before; one can’t say it’s a beautiful town or a town with a lot of sights. (sewa-darts.com article link...)
So far 21 countries have registered their entires for this years World Cup Singles in Charlotte, NC, USA. The list is below.
Rep. Of Ireland
Trinidad & Tobago
Turks & Caicos
Let's Talk Darts: The official World Cup XVII website
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - (Business Wire) For the first time since 1993, the WDF World Cup Championships are coming back to the United States. In Charlotte, N.C. the world’s best dart players will gather for this world class event held in a different country bi-annually. With an estimated 12.1 million recreational dart players in the US, the media interest has already begun for this September 23rd through 26th, 2009 event, being hosted by the American Darts Organization (ADO), a member of the World Darts Federation (WDF).
Network and international television coverage is being negotiated and expected to be finalized in the very near future. The print media is covering the lead-up to the Championship play, as well as the internet in the U. S. and the 40 countries each entering a minimum of 10 competitors.
The opportunity for substantial exposure for sponsors, at a variety of levels, is assured with over 10,000 spectators expected over this 4-day period, as well as constant media exposure prior to the actual competition and throughout the Program. There will be 64 dartboards simultaneously in play in the Grand Ballroom of the Blake Hotel in downtown Charlotte from 9 AM to 6 PM daily.
The corporate opportunities for reaching this local, national and international audience are many and varied. For further information on how a company or organization can become involved in this sports event, please contact Tony Furman @ firstname.lastname@example.org or Buddy Bartoletta, President of the ADO @ email@example.com. For further information about dart play in the U.S. and internationally, go to www.adodarts.com.Also see:
Let's Talk Darts: The official World Cup XVII website
Participation Confirmation March 20, 2009
Hotel Booking May 1, 2009
Line Up and Photos June 1, 2009
Flight Schedules August 15, 2009
Tim ‘Teapot’ Jones, who became the first ever John Smith’s People’s Darts Champion at Lakeside in January, came close to winning on his first BDO tournament – which was part of his winning prize.
Women's Singles Women's Pairs Men's Singles Men's Pairs Mixed Triples
Friday, March 20, 2009
March 19 - Brighton Centre
Mervyn King 5-8 Terry Jenkins
Wayne Mardle 3-8 James Wade
Raymond van Barneveld 8-3 Jelle Klaasen
Phil Taylor 8-3 John Part
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Terry Jenkins, current no. 5 of the world, two times winner of the Antwerp Open and Runner Up of the Premier League, World Grand Prix, World Matchplay and Las Vegas Desert Classic, was available for this exclusive Darts1 interview, thanks a lot.
When and why did you start to play darts?
I think I was around 14. My older brother and his friends often played darts at home and I wanted to join them. I always did win.
Did you have any role models? (full interview link)
Just a reminder for this weekend and I have attached the flyer for the Pat Murphy Open. Hope to see you all there.
Also, the men's Masters regional will be at the Fleet Reserve in Poway on Sunday. Start time will be 10am.
Unfortunately, we did not have any women to participate in the ladies regional last weekend, however, if I can gather some interest and get some raffle tickets going at the Pat Murphy, the ladies could play a regional on Sunday and start at noon. Please ladies, if you are interested, let me know and find me at PMO to get things going.
See y'all this weekend!
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Sunday, March 15, 2009
The first World Darts Championships for men and women will be held from 20 to 27 June at Kresimir Cosic sports hall in Zadar.
The International Dart Federation (IDF) - link is organising the event.
IDF expects around 3,000 dart players from more than 30 European countries and ten from the rest of the world.
There will be 20 official competitions and 23 unofficial tournaments during the event.
Prize money amounts to 100,000 Euros. The Croatian dart federation, which has 2,200 players and 322 teams, will participate in the tournament.