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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fans' Backing For Eccles

TONY ECCLES has secured a unique sponsorship, which will see him backed by a consortium of fans in 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...)

DARTS: Riverside spring cup final upset

RIVERSIDE caused something of an upset as they lifted the Division One Cup at the Spalding and District Ladies' League's finals night.
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...)

DARTS: Four in a row for Shelley Ladies

Shelley Arms C retained the Greene King ODDA Winter League ladies Premier Division title for a fourth year in a row, making it 12 wins out of 12 when they entertained their closest rivals, clubmates Shelley Arms D.

The D side started well when Claire Bywaters defeated Kim Ledbury, the C team levelling through Irene Richardson, who beat Jo Gleed. (full article...)

Squib land men's darts title

THE Squib have taken the Bridgwater and District Men’s Darts League Division One title after they beat the British Flag 8-1, with Tony Cooper hitting a 180 and Les Read a 150 away.

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...)

Eglinton & District League results round-up

McKeever's remain on the summit of the Nicholl's Supermarket sponsored Eglinton & District Darts League but their lead has been cut to 11 points with just four games remaining.
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.
(full article...)

Mirror man has walk on part at Premier League darts show - video

Mirror man has walk on part at Premier League darts show - video - London,UK
But if Professional Darts Corporation etiquette had been strictly enforced, Mirror Sport's grand entrance would have been an early exit. ...

Norfolk claim ladies' darts title

NORFOLK ’n’ Chance took the Bridgwater Ladies’ Darts League Division One title after a 12-3 defeat of the Black Horse, which included another Cindy Bradfield 180 – her third in as many weeks and sixth of the season.

The Squib A claimed the runners-up spot. (full article...)

Dartoid's World 3-31-09


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.

Click here for the rest of this column.

BBC Taylor interviews....

Some recent Phil Taylor audio interviews are posted on the BBC site at the following link:


You can find the rest of this article at superstarsofdarts forum, but you have to register to read it.


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

DARTS: Beaten Oxon on the edge

Oxfordshire’s first season in the top flight is on a knife-edge after they went down 22-14 away to Lancashire at East Challow Royal British Legion in their penultimate fixture.

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...)

Gemma selected for Wales

The meteoric rise of Cardigan darts player Gemma Bowen continued when the 14-year-old was last week selected for the Wales girls’ team for the Europe Cup in July.

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.
(full article...)

DARTS: Cambs still face relegation fight

CAMBRIDGESHIRE are still above the bottom two in the Premier Division of the BDO Inter-County Darts League, despite a 13-26 defeat away to Cheshire at the weekend.
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...)

German Double For Artut

JYHAN ARTUT has won the two German Championship events staged at the Ramada Hotel in Niedernhausen last weekend.
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
(full report...)


Phil Taylor picked up his seventh PDC Pro Tour win of 2009 with victory over Wayne Jones in the final of the Blue Square UK Open West Midlands Regional ...

Jenkins reaches semi-final

Worcester News - ‎6 hours ago‎
TERRY Jenkins bounced back from his Whyte & mackay Premier League Darts defeat to Jelle Klaasen to reach the semi-finals of the Players’ Championship at ...

Superstars of Darts Online Newsletter - March 2009

The Superstars of Darts newsletter is published via email and
online. To unsubscribe please follow the instructions at the
bottom of this email.


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:

Dartoid's World 3-30-09


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%).

Click here for the rest of this column.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Taylor Edges Out Jones

PHIL TAYLOR picked up his seventh PDC Pro Tour win of 2009 with victory over Wayne Jones in the final of the Blue Square UK Open West Midlands Regional Final.


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
Losers £800

Phil Taylor 6-0 Dennis Priestley
Wayne Jones 6-5 Mark Walsh
Losers £1,500

Phil Taylor 6-5 Wayne Jones
Winner £6,000
Runner-Up £3,000

(full article...)



Daily Star
By Carl Eldridge ANDY Fordham is half the man he used to be. Then again, the once-giant arrows ace known as ‘The Viking’ has shed an amazing 14 stone. ...

Fordham nervous about PDC debut

Setanta Sports
by Gareth Maher , 28 March 2009 Andy Fordham has admitted that he is nervous about his upcoming debut on the PDC Pro Tour. The Viking recently decided to ...

Ventura County Dart Association - updates 3-29-09

Week # 8 Standings are posted:

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!

Coaching & Clinics are offered at
The Bench Warmer
Dates for 2009:
Mondays; March 23, March 30 6-7 PM
& Wednesdays April 1, April 8 at 6-7 PM
at the
Bench Warmer

from the email stack.... Biltmore Open Chicago Dart Tournament

Biltmore Open Chicago Dart Tournament
PRE-REGISTER before April 25th, 2009
Bob & Maggie will be hosting their
Biltmore Open Chicago Dart Tournament in Crystal Bay, NV on May 1-2, 2009.
This is a pre-registered Tournament, with 2 nights in the Biltmore Hotel/Casino.
A Guaranteed payout of $2,000.00 is available to 32 darters who Pre-Register.
All of our 32 player tournaments have sold out, so you need to register quickly. Entry is $110.00 including Friday & Saturday Room at the hotel.
If you don't need a room, the entry is $70.00.
to download a flier."
We Have Just 8 Spots
For those of you who cannot open a flier on our website, call 925-685-2405 or click this link for a pdf flier.
Bob & Maggie
Robert Martell
EarthLink Revolves Around You.

DARTS: Alnwick Premier Darts League

ALNWICK Town A kept alive dreams of a league and cup double by progressing to the final of the Knockout Cup.
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

Masters Doubles Soft-Tip Qualifier - Jan Turner

Masters Doubles - Laughlin Qualifier
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all those interested please contact me as soon as possible.
Jan 714-414-6257

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Walshie Cuts The Power!

28 Mar 2009
MARK WALSH defeated Phil Taylor 6-4 to win Saturday's Players Championship in Coventry.

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
Losers £800

Phil Taylor 6-0 Jan van der Rassel
Mark Walsh 6-2 Terry Jenkins
Losers £1,500

Mark Walsh 6-4 Phil Taylor
Winner £6,000
Runner-Up £3,000

(full report...)

Legends of the Oche - DG One

DARTS FANS from across the region poured into DG One, many with their darts in their back pockets, to see the Legends of the Oche event on Saturday night.

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...)

Joy and agony for York, a double for Shannon: Indoor Leagues round-up

- SHANNON scored a fine double in the Todmorden Mixed Darts Winter League after two gripping playoff games.
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...)

Darts - Tigers show their claws

TODMORDEN Tigers ladies' darts team remain in second place of their Lancashire League section after holding Blackburn Ladies - and they still have a game in hand. (full article...)


ALL the top teams in the Colin M. Smith Arbroath and District Men's Darts Leagues were unbeaten on Monday evening.
Abbey (2) and Corner (1) both recorded 7-5 victories, while the Second Division leaders had a bye. (full article...)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Fordham To Make PDC Debut

27 Mar 2009
ANDY FORDHAM will make his debut in the PDC in the two PDC Pro Tour events at the Ricoh Arena this weekend.

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...)

Boat P defend Melton darts crown

THURSDAY, 12.30pm: Boat P have retained their Melton Men's Darts Premier League title with a game to spare after a comfortable 9–2 win over Rutland X.
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.
(full article...)

Ex-world darts champ Beaton in town

FORMER world darts champion Steve Beaton is stepping up to the oche at Hucknall Constitutional Club on Friday (March 27).
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...)

Darts players make the cut

SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE - Fort Simpson will be well represented when Team NWT competes at the national darts championship.

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 wins Singles Cup

LAST Thursday night in Gort Na Drum the league's Bob Mullan Motors Singles Cup was won by Campbell Jackson (McKeevers).
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...)

Darts: Ruthless Taylor hits top spot after lucky break

Taylor affected by personal hell

BBC Sport - ‎6 hours ago‎
Phil Taylor has told BBC Radio Stoke he is back to somewhere near his best, after his form dipped as a result of "personal problems". ...

Taylor powers to the top

SkySports - ‎20 hours ago‎
Phil Taylor powered to the top of the Whyte & Mackay Premier League standings with an emphatic 8-2 victory over old rival Raymond van Barneveld in ...

Premier League darts is a smash in Birmingham
“ARE you ready Birmingham?” asked the MC as the roof was lifted at the NIA where darts fans had travelled from all over the country to enjoy top Premier ...

Darts: Ruthless Taylor hits top spot after lucky break

Stoke & Staffordshire
by Matt Bozeat PHIL Taylor is back on top of the Whyte & Mackay Premier League after getting a lucky break in last night's battle of the legends in ...

ESSEX: Mardle slips to bottom of the table

This is Total Essex
ROMFORD darts star Wayne Mardle slipped to the bottom of the Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts after suffering an 8-2 defeat to Mervyn King at the NIA in ...

Premier League Darts Night Eight

27 Mar 2009
REPORTS from the NIA in Birmingham from the eighth league night of the Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts.

The visit to the Midlands included the 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

Darts: Foelas Arms stay top of Gwynedd league

FOELAS Arms’ hold on top spot in the Gwynedd County Darts Men’s Superleague looks secured following two wins in a week, as the fight now develops between six teams for second place.

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...)

Madhoo to compete in US$35,000 Darts Classics

Resurgent former national darts champion Norman Madhoo will wing out today for the United States where he will be taking part in the 23rd Annual Virginia Beach Darts Classics.

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...)

Ladies are the key to Bears' Cornish darts win

Leaders Warwickshire were indebted to their ladies' B team as they extended their unbeaten BICC Division One run with a 19-17 victory in Cornwall.
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....)

Fitzgerald hits bullseye with darts night

KILBRIN Social Club staged the final of the North Cork 2009 Darts League on Friday night last with Kilbrin taking on Nadd in front of a packed house. The competition was run by Liam Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald's Bar in Ballyclough.

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...)

Post reporter takes to the oche for Maggie's Appeal

A WORLDS darts professional put his hard-earned reputation on the line yesterday to help raise funds for the Evening Post's £500,000 Maggie's Appeal. But as reporter Bryan Henesey found out, hitting bullseye is harder than it looks...

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 has a stormer - SALTHOUSE DARTS

DAVE Jones and the pairing of Steve Barlow and Simon Whiteside completed tremendous 17-dart check outs in the George Hotel-sponsored Salthouse Darts League.

Barlow had a good night on the singles oche as well, with a 20-dart finish. (full article...)

Fightback falls short for Heywood

DARTS: HEYWOOD lost their Lancashire GMC Super League Division Two encounter with St Anne’s 6-4 at the Highlander on Sunday but almost rescued something from the match after they went 4-0 down. (full article...)

Waterside Ladies darts round-up

THE Waterside Ladies Darts continued last week and once again a lot of top scores were thrown from the oche. (full article...)

Important Updates from

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:

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:

To register for either event:

The Tournament Team

PS: Also, don’t forget to enter our contest this month:

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao Dart Tournament - $30,000

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 ( link)
To see all posts on this blog about Manny click this link...

40th Annual Oregon Open!

The longest running tournament in the U.S. is returning April 10th, 11th and 12th! This will be a $10,000 event again and will be at the same place as it was last year (the Milwaukie Elks Lodge). As some of you may recall, we had a couple of issues when the Elk's thought we're supposed to be out of there by midnight, but we've addressed those as well as most every other concern from last year and are ready to really have a killer event this year!

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:
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.

2009-01-15 (youth)
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 Thanks, Rose


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 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

Premier League Darts, Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld 3-26-09 - finale

7th leg
Taylor hits a 180
s16, d8 for Taylor to win the leg
5-2 Taylor

8th leg
van Barneveld hit 180
Taylor hits 180 of his own
Taylor takes the leg against the throw
Taylor leads 6-2

9th leg
Taylor wins the leg.
7-2 Taylor

10th 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.

Premier League Darts, Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld 3-26-09 - at the break.

1st leg
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.

2nd leg
on 52 and Taylor hits s20 d10 in 2 darts, to win the leg.
Taylor is up 2-0

3rd leg
With van Barneveld on 104 Taylor hits s16 d8 to win the leg.
Taylor 3-0

4th leg
van Barneveld takes out the 32 on the first dart to win the leg.
Taylor 3-1

5th 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.
4-1 Taylor.

6th leg
Approximate Avg. so far:
Taylor 97
van Barneveld 97
With Taylor on 152 van Barneveld takes out 80, (s20, s20, d20).
at the break Taylor leads 4-2

Premier League Darts, John Part, James Wade 3-26-09 finale.

7th leg
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

8th leg
Wade hits a 180 to leave 124
Part hits a 180
Wade takes out 20 on d5
the match is level 4-4

9th leg
Part takes out 69 on d16 to win the leg.
Part 5-4

10th 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

11th leg
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.
Part 6-5

12th leg
With Part on 32, Wade take out 56 to level the match

13th leg
Part 180 to leave 321
Wade answers with 140
Part goes 25 d20 to take the leg
Part leads 7-6

14th leg
Part hits 180 to leave 181
Wade hits 140 to leave 218
Part on 56 and Wade take t18, d12 to tie the match.
7-7 finale.

Premier League Darts, John Part, James Wade 3-26-09 at the break.

1st leg
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

2nd leg
Wade has the throw.
Wade takes out 85 with Part on 200.
The match is level at 1-1

3rd leg
Part wins the leg.
Part is up 2-1

4th leg
Part hits the 180, but Wade strikes back with a 180 of his own.
Wade hits the d10 to level the match.

5th leg
Part takes out the 32 on the first dart.
Part leads 3-1

6th leg
Wade takes out the 76 on the second dart.
Part leads 3-2

Premier League Darts, Terry Jenkins, Jelle Klaaesn 3-26-09 finale

7th leg
Jenkins takes the leg
Jenkins 4-3

8th leg
Klaasen hits180
Klaasen wins the leg
all level 4-4

9th leg
Klaasen hits another 180
Klaasen wins the leg
5-4 Klaasen

10th leg
Klaasen wins his third leg in a row.
Klaasen 6-4

11th leg
Jenkins hits his first 180 of the match.
Klaasen 6-5

12th leg
Klaasen wins the leg
Klaasen 7-5

13th leg
Jenkins wins the leg
Klaasen 7-6

14th leg
Klaasen takes out 81 to win the match
Klaasen wins 8-6 finale.

Premier League Darts, Terry Jenkins, Jelle Klaaesn 3-26-09 at the break...

1st leg:
Jenkins to throw first
140 leaves Klaasen 127,
takes out 25 to break Jenkins
Klaasen 1-0

2nd leg:
Klaasen wins his throw.
Klaasen 2-0

3rd leg:
a d20 on the 3rd gives King his first win of the night.
Klaasen 2-1

4th leg:
Klaasen throws first.
king takes out 36 and wins the leg.
all level at 2-2

5th leg:
Jenkins out the 40 first dart.
King leads 3-2

6th leg:
King on 200.
Klassen takes out the 64 in 3 darts.
It's all level 3-3

Premier League Darts, Wayne Mardle, Mervyn King: 3-26-09 finale

6th leg
Mardle to throw first
King leaves himself on 36.
Wayne on 120 and hits the d20 for the win.

7th leg
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.

8th leg
Mardle to throw first.
Mardle on 40.
King on hits the d10 first dart.
7-2 King

9th leg
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 romp home against Bath

WESTON were at home in the Somerset Super League Darts to Bath B, who were just below them in the league table.

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...)

City step up to oche in search for success

Captain Gary Doherty has revealed Norwich City's secret weapon in their fight to secure Championship safety - darts.

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...)

Pair's aim gains them titles in Spain

It was a successful Torremolinos Open for two Essex darts players as Manningtree’s Alan Collins and Colchester’s Jamie Robinson partnered each other to not only the men’s pairs title, but, with the aid of Oxfordshire’s Welsh International Linda Jones, they also captured the Mixed Triples Crown.

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

Career flight path

A 17-YEAR-OLD schoolgirl is aiming for a lucrative career as a darts professional – thanks to winning her first match after taking part just to make up the numbers.

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.
(story source...)

Nicholls Supermarket sponsored Eglinton & District Darts League 25 March 2009

Campbell Jackson claimed victory in the Nicholl's Supermarket sponsored Eglinton & District Darts League, Singles Cup last Thursday night in Gort Na Drum.
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...)

Darts: Cheese dish up real challenge in Crewe league

CHESHIRE Cheese announced themselves as serious contenders for the Premier Division crown by beating Delamere.

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...)

Darts: Lion roar despite draw in Crewe league

WHITE Lion Coppenhall B head Division One despite only drawing with Commercial.

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...)

Royals take county super league crown

BIDEFORD Royals A are champions of the Devon Super League Darts Premier Division after their latest victory over Holly Tree, Exmouth 6 -3.

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.
(full report...)

Darts - John Ferrell - worthy winner

At the end of a long afternoon's GDA's VIth. 'Open' in the Victoria Stadium sportshall, John Ferrell ‘The Joker’ demonstrated why he was a worthy winner scoring a 'ton' in virtually every trip to the oche - and 'turning it on' whenever required against his final opponent Paul Harvey, winning 4-0.
(full article...)

Isle of Man Darts Organisation event

THE Isle of Man Darts Organisation's fifth ranking event will be held this Saturday at the George Hotel, Castletown.
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.

(full article...)

County's crunch Cheshire clash

CAMBS face a crucial match away to Cheshire this weekend in their fight for survival in the BDO Inter-County Premier Division.
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...)

Teenager in top flight after being selected for England, Teesdale Mercury

A TEENAGER from Middleton-in-Teesdale has proved she is in the top flight of her local darts team after being selected to represent England.
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.
(full article...)

Anchor hoping to hold down title

ANCHOR Inn will be defending their title when the new Trent Valley Darts League launch their summer campaign next month.

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

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.
(story source...)



On: Easter Monday 13th APRIL 2009
(Link for details...)

Charity darts match open to all

A bus driver hopes two charity darts matches will raise hundreds for the nurses who cared for his stepson.
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...)

Hot-shot Limbert seals Clifton darts tournament slot

STUART Limbert threw three 180s as he progressed to the next stage of the Clifton Hotel Blue Square UK Open qualifying tournament.

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...)

Trophy night a real winner - Winston Foulger Memorial Trophy

The inaugural Winston Foulger Memorial Trophy attracted 59 men and 17 ladies to Harleston Apollo on Saturday with players attracted from across both Norfolk and Suffolk.

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

Murray Bridge Darts Club Country Team darts to the top

THE Murray Bridge Darts Club Country Team has been named the Murray Valley Standard and Fischer Motors Team of the Year.

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.
(full article...)

Jenkins beaten twice by Taylor

Another double for Taylor

SkySports - ‎6 hours ago‎
Phil Taylor secured a third PDC weekend double of the season as he won both tournaments in Brentwood. After cleaning up in Gibraltar and Germany already ...

Phil Taylor completed a third PDC Pro Tour 'double' of 2009 with victory in the Blue Square UK Open South-East Regional Final. Taylor, who has already won ...

York darts star Martyn Turner is eclipsed only by world champion ...

The Press - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Dave Flett » MARTYN Turner’s bid for a first-ever PDC title was ended by 14-time world darts champion Phil Taylor at the Brentwood Centre. ...

Jenkins beaten twice by Taylor

Worcester News - ‎Mar 23, 2009‎
The Ledbury darts ace reached the final of the Blue Square UK Open South-East Regional Final yesterday and the last eight of the Brentwood Players ...

Taylor Wins in Brentwood - ‎Mar 22, 2009‎
Phil Taylor defeated Ronnie Baxter 6-2 in the final of the Brentwood Players Championship, on Saturday. Taylor who won the title twelve months ago, ...

Monday, March 23, 2009

2009 Pat Murphy Open results from Deb Tice

Hey, here's the results from the Murphy shoot, I posted them on my myspace, but wasn't sure who to send them to for any dart sites.
Blind Draw
1st Brian Leicester - Frank Avila
2nd Dennis Williams - Reu DelaCruz
3/4 Jim Zabel - Dan Jager
3/4 Randy Taylor - Doug McDonough
Cricket Doubles
1st Sean Downs - John Denich
2nd John Kramer - Carlos Calderon
3/4 Al Marsteiner - Michael Glass
3/4 Fred Aguero - Dave Johnson
Mens 501
1st John Kramer
2nd Charles Bradish
3/4 Sean Downs
3/4 Dan Jager
Ladies 501
1st Christa DeBoer
2nd Rena Acosta
3/4 Jan Turner
3/4 Gina Aguero
Mixed Doubles
1st Jan Kidd - Fred Aguero
2nd Debbie Tice - Russ Bates
3/4 Kim Kelly - Danny Kelly
3/4 Brooklyn - Monica VanDeVoort
Mixed Triples
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
Adult Youth Shoot (Trophies and Medals awarded)
1st Dominic Pundt - Mark Pundt
2nd Jennifer Tice - Sean Downs
3rd Jim Zabel - JD Zabel

From a city in Georgia: Lilburn outlaws darts.....

I'm not sure how many of you remember this story, but it seems that there have been new developments! Read the new article at the end of this post!

By Randy Cox
Staff Correspondent

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.

Link to a video news report

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.

Southern AP News: Story: Lilburn residents oppose law that prohibits karaoke,

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...)

Ga. city reverses karaoke ban

United Press International - ‎Apr 17, 2009‎
LILBURN, Ga., April 17 (UPI) -- An Atlanta suburb has brought back karaoke, allowing restaurants once more to lure customers with sing-alongs, darts, ...

Lilburn opens doors to karaoke, dark prince Lucifer

Creative Loafing Atlanta - ‎Apr 17, 2009‎
Shane Blatt at the AJC has a breathtakingly thorough article about a recent decision by Lilburn — LILBURN! — to bow down before King Satan and allow karaoke ...

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Brentwood Double For Taylor 22 Mar 2009

PHIL TAYLOR completed a third PDC Pro Tour 'double' of 2009 with victory in the Blue Square UK Open South-East Regional Final.

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
Losers £1,500

Phil Taylor 6-4 Terry Jenkins
Winner £6,000
Runner-Up £3,000

(full report link...)

Simon Whitlock moves to the PDC - From Simon's Blog post

My Decision to move to the PDC.

Hi Everyone!

As you are all probably well aware I have decided to join the ranks of the PDC and DPA in Australia.
There are numerous reasons behind the switch and I had some tough decisions to make at the end of the day so it was a much thought out move and a decision that I have made with the intention of furthering my game and my career within the Professional ranks.

(full blog post...)

Taylor Comes Out On Top 22 Mar 2009 - Brentwood Players Championship

PHIL TAYLOR defeated Ronnie Baxter 6-2 in the final of the Brentwood Players Championship, on Saturday.

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
Semi Finals
Phil Taylor 6-2 Mark Walsh
Ronnie Baxter 6-3 Co Stompe
Losers £1,500

Phil Taylor 6-2 Ronnie Baxter

Winner £6,000
Runner-up £3,000
(full report...)

Darts provides challenge and friendships

Turn on TSN late at night and you will find the world's elite players being cheered on wildly by a huge room

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.
(full article...)

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Darts and more Darts - Charis writes:

"I had decided this year to combine Premier League with a PDC Pro tour weekend and Manchester and Wigan looked like the best choice. Wigan is only a few miles from Manchester. Visiting Premier League is interesting but to fly to England only to be able to watch those four short matches is not really worth it.

I’ve never been to Manchester before; one can’t say it’s a beautiful town or a town with a lot of sights. ( article link...)

Update: U.S. Hosts 40 Countries at World Dart Championships in Charlotte, N.C. This September

World Cup Singles 2009

So far 21 countries have registered their entires for this years World Cup Singles in Charlotte, NC, USA. The list is below.

Registered Countries

Cayman Islands
Czech Rep.
Rep. Of Ireland
Trinidad & Tobago
Turks & Caicos
Also see:
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 @ or Buddy Bartoletta, President of the ADO @ For further information about dart play in the U.S. and internationally, go to

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

Jenkins beaten by on fire Wade

Machine powers to the top

SkySports - ‎Mar 19, 2009‎
I've been practising so well this week if I'd have lost that game tonight I would have been gutted. Sky Bet are 7/2 James Wade finishes the season at the ...

Part eyes Power trip

SkySports - ‎Mar 18, 2009‎
By Paul Higham Last updated: 18th March 2009 John is very steady and very good at punishing your mistakes and taking his own chances. ...

Premier League Week 7 - Review by Phill Catterick - ‎21 hours ago‎
By Phill Catterick JAMES WADE took over at the top of the Whyte and Mackay Premier Dart League last night in Brighton with a professional 8-3 victory over ...

Darts: Taylor cashes in to boost Premier League title hopes

Stoke & Staffordshire - ‎Mar 20, 2009‎
PHIL Taylor's hopes of claiming a fifth successive Whyte & Mackay Premier League title received a boost last night – and so did his bank balance. ...

Bull reigns supreme over King

Worcester News - ‎Mar 20, 2009‎
TERRY JENKINS claimed his first victory of the Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts campaign with an 8-5 defeat of Mervyn King. The Bull, from Ledbury, ...

Wade takes it to the top

The Sun - ‎Mar 19, 2009‎
By PHIL LANNING JAMES WADE roared to the top of the Whyte & Mackay Premier League and blasted: Catch me if you can. The Machine smashed Wayne Mardle 8-3 to ...

Premier League Darts live from Brighton - ‎Mar 19, 2009‎
It's Round 7 of this year's Whyte and Mackay Premier League of Darts. Sky Sports commentator John Gwynne has stuck his head over the parapet and has come up ...

Jenkins beaten by on fire Wade

Malvern Gazette - ‎Mar 19, 2009‎
JAMES Wade picked up a fourth successive Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts victory with an 8-5 defeat of Terry Jenkins in Manchester. ...

Friday, March 20, 2009

Premier League Darts Stats 19 Mar 2009 - RESULTS

Week Seven
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
Click here for Night Seven Reports & Stats

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Exclusive Darts1 Interview with Terry Jenkins

Exclusive Darts1 Interview with Terry Jenkins

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)

Rocky's Darts Ontario Youth Provincials Update

Darts Ontario Youth Provincials Update - SEWA link

from the email inbox... 3-18-09 - ADO Regional 2-2

Hi all.

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!

Take care!!!

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

International Dart Federation (IDF) - World Darts Championships from 20 to 27 June

Zadar to host the first World Darts Championships from 20 to 27 June

Croatian Times

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.

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