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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Play darts against one of the World's top Professional Dart Players!

Want to Play Dennis Priestley? Want to win a chance to Play Dennis? Want to watch others play Dennis? Go to for details.

Play darts against one of the World's top Professional Dart Players!

  • Thursday, 7:00pm, June 25, 2009 at the Bench Warmer
The Bench Warmer Driving Directions
1855 E. MAIN ST.
805 643-4303

This year's Memorial Day Shoot is happening at Sam's Saloon on Saturday, May 30th, 2009 at 12 noon. $5.00 entry fee.
Sam's Saloon Driving Directions
OXNARD CA. 93030
805 486-6077

The results for the Memorial Day "Oh My" are posted at the link below.

Win PDC World Championship Darts 2009!

Win PDC World Championship Darts 2009!

Posted by Limpit on May 27th, 2009

in Competitions, Features, News

Tags: competition, oxygen games, PDC World Championship Darts 2009

Win PDC World Championship Darts 2009 for Nintendo Wii!

So, think you’ve got what it takes to beat the darts pros and win the World Championship Darts 2009 title? Well thanks to our friends at Oxygen Games, we’re ( giving you the chance to find out in another of our great competitions! We’ve ( got three copies of PDC World Championship Darts 2009 for the Nintendo Wii to give away, and taking part is easy.

“Choose to play as or against a choice of 18 PDC players including Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld, James ‘The Machine’ Wade and Wayne ‘Hawaii 501′ Mardle. Or get in on the action yourself and customise your own male or female professional darts characters.

Each Pro performs to real life averages and has their own set of attributes, including stamina, belief, ability to cope with pressure, concentration, accuracy and of course their favourite check out bed. Will it be double tops, or downstairs to “the basement” for double 3?

The all new PDC World Championship Darts 2009 on the Nintendo Wii gives you the feel of the true darts physics, providing a more natural throwing experience, realistic dart collisions and bed bouncing sound effects.”

Each dart player has their own nickname, entrance and signature theme tune, and all you have to do to enter our competition is tell us:

“What would be your darts nickname and what piece of music would you want as your entrance theme?”

As usual, just leave your answers in the comments section below, and every comment left will count as one entry into our random draw. Our standard rules apply, and the competition will close on Wednesday 17th June at 4pm, when we’ll hold a raffle and the first three names out of the hat will find themselves the new owners of this fantastic game.

Don’t forget - you need to enter with a valid email address as we’ll ( need to get in touch with you in you win, and we’ll only accept one entry per person, so don’t try to cheat the system! And don’t worry if you don’t win, as you’ll be able to scoop a copy for either your Wii or DS from your local game retailer on Friday 29th May.

Good luck!

Dartoid's World - Thursday, May 28, 2009


I am about to frickin' depart for the BEST frickin' darts tournament in the world and I don't mind tellin' ya that I can barely frickin' wait!

I haven't missed Chuck and Stick's Chicken COOP Open since 2006 when I first took Mike Edwards up on his invitation to venture into the Ozarks to have a go against some of the good old boys. Thinking Deliverance, I had for years hesitated to accept Edward's offer.

Seriously, there is one thing I have no interest whatsoever in experiencing.

Click here for the rest of this column.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dennis Priestley - Pro Dart Exhibition in Ventura, Ca. June 25, 2009

Dennis Priestley 12 Darter vs. Bryan

Pro Dart Exhibition in Ventura, Ca. June 25, 2009
7 pm at:
Bench Warmer
1855 E. MAIN ST.
805 643-4303

See if you can do better than Bryan!

Play darts against one of the World's top Professional Dart Players!

It's free to watch! The tournament winners will win a ticket to play Dennis Priestley in his June 25th Pro Dart exhibition.

The dates will be:

Bench Warmer - Saturday, June 13, at 2:00pm
The Bench Warmer event is an open tournament
Watch this page (link) for details on the payout structure

Monday, May 25, 2009

Wade's Wembley Wonder! - 25 May 2009

JAMES WADE claimed the 2009 Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts with a 13-8 victory over Mervyn King at the Wembley Arena on Monday night - as Phil Taylor's reign in the event was sensationally ended.

Taylor had won all four previous Premier Leagues and was an odds-on favourite to take the £125,000 winner's cheque this season, only for King to produce a 10-6 upset victory in the semi-finals.

King, a Premier League debutant this year, was unable to repeat the feat in the final, though, as 26-year-old Wade followed up his semi-final victory over Raymond van Barneveld with triumph in the decider. (full report...)

Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts Play-Offs

Premier League Darts Play-Offs

May 25 - Wembley Arena
Best of 19 legs
James Wade 10-8 Raymond van Barneveld
Phil Taylor 6-10 Mervyn King

Best of 25 legs

(source link...)

Premier League Darts Play-Offs: Wade -vs - van Barneveld final

Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts Play-Offs
May 25, - Wembley Arena
James Wade 10- 8 Raymond van Barneveld
Next Match:
Phil Taylor v Mervyn King
Best of 19 legs
Best of 25 legs

(source link...)

Premier League Darts Play-Offs

Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts Play-Offs
May 25, 6pm (10 am PDT) - Wembley Arena
James Wade v Raymond van Barneveld
Phil Taylor v Mervyn King
Best of 19 legs
Best of 25 legs

(source link...)

Ventura County Dart Association - updates May 2009

The Bench Warmer
OH MY Masters Tourney
Monday, May 25, 2009 at 2 PM Sharp
Modified Chicago format,
Blind Draw (Luck of the Draw) Doubles,
Double elimination Tournament.
Depending on the number of entries,
the backside (loser's bracket) may be
one game of 701.
Entry fee is $17 (includes 2 beer chips)
Bob Cobb and Rosie will do the BBQ.

Memorial Day Shoot
at Sam's Saloon
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Sgin ups start at 12 noon
Entry Free: $5.00
* Modified Chicago Format
* Blind Draw (Luck of the Draw) Doubles
* Double elimination Tournament
* Depending on the number of entries the backside (loser's bracket) may be one game of 701

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Lucky John's 3, The Dolphin Lounge, - Soft-Tip Blind Draw Doubles

The Dolphin Lounge
Soft-Tip Blind Draw
$500.00 Guaranteed
Saturday 23rd May
7.30 sign-ups 8.00pm start
$10.00 entry
1274 S. Magnolia
Anaheim, ca 92804
The Dolphin Lounge
Soft-Tip Blind Draw
$500.00 Guaranteed
Memorial Day
Monday 25th May
12.30 sign-ups 1.00pm start
$10.00 entry
Lucky John's 3
Soft-Tip Blind Draw
Memorial Day Evening
200% Payback
$5.00 entry
7.30pm sign-ups 8.00pm start
12435 Beach Blvd.
Stanton, Ca 90680

She's hit the bullseye on a national level! Savannah Open

Collins is competing this weekend in Pooler at the Savannah Open Dart Tournament Collins is competing this weekend in Pooler at the Savannah Open Dart Tournament
Collins started playing darts at age 17 Collins started playing darts at age 17

By Melissa Maikos - Bio | Email

POOLER, GA (WTOC) - She was right on target when she lined up in front of a dart board a few weeks ago. And Kim Collins hit the bullseye enroute to a national championship!

Collins competed in the 2009 Masters National and came in first to claim her first national championship. 23 women competed in the competition and Collins was #1. She'll represent the United States in teh Winmau World Masters in England as a part of the World Cup Team.

This is the first time since 1994 that our region will be represented in the World Masters and the first time ever that a female will be competiting.

Collins graduated from South Effingham in 2001 and has been playing darts since she was 17 years old. She said she picked up the game for fun and then realized just how far she can take her game.

This weekend, Kim is competing at the 29th annual Savannah Open Darts Competition in Pooler. It's a good chance for her to fine tune her game and compete with some old acquaintances.

"We have alot of fun, getting together with people you don't see but four or five times a year." she says, "So it's fun, I did play this morning with Payton in mixed doubles, then I'll play with the lady in ladies doubles. All weekend you have the different events. Then you play singles by yourself, and then you have the luck of the draw at night so everybody can just have fun."

The World Cup will take place in Bridlington, England in September. (article source...)
Posted: May 23, 2009 3:54 PM PDT Updated: May 23, 2009 3:54 PM PDT

Darts champ to open owl centre - 23 May 2009

IT PROMISED to be a real hoot when darts star Martin "Wolfie" Adams opened a new extension at a popular garden centre.
Baytree Nurseries Garden Centre, in High Road, Weston, will be showing off its improvements to their Owl Centre all day today.

And Wolfie was booked to officially open the extension, which houses 150 owls, 10 new animal enclosures and a new intensive care unit for injured birds. (full article...)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday mixed darts round-up

WHITE Hart top the B Division table after the first week of matches in the Friday Six-a-side Mixed Darts League after a 13-2 victory over River Parrett. (full article...)

Super Steve is tops - 07 May 2009

STEVE Callister threw a fabulous 18-dart check-out in the latest round of action in the George Hotel-sponsored Salthouse Darts League.

Also in good form at the oche was the pairing of Graham Sterling/Chris Tyson, who hit a 19-dart knock up.

Ian Goodwin/Paul Winter and Dave Pratt/Robbie Edwards had 21-dart games. (full article...)

Darts: Widnes & District Darts League titles for Halton Stadium and Sundowner

HALTON Stadium were winners and losers as Widnes & District Darts League titles were settled on the final games.

They missed out on Cheshire Roof Trusses 501 honours in defeat to Sundowner but won their Karalius Bros RTB Division One championship decider against Mill Brow.

Stadium’s 501 chances was always a long shot as they needed a 9-0 victory over Sundowner, who took the opener thanks to Rob Gatcliffe to remove all doubt. (full article...)

Record entry for Daily Echo Hampshire Darts Open - 22nd May 2009

Organisers of the Daily Echo Hampshire Open have had to make last-minute changes to cope with the influx of players.

A record 522 darts players will toe the oche at Southampton's Novotel next Saturday to battle for the prestigious title and the £1,000 winner's cheque.

The competition will now feature 32 boards in order to find a winner by the end of the day and the hotel has found extra room to cope with demand.

(full article...)

Teenager Alex’s darts final delight

DARTS queen Alex Howard is celebrating having reached the final of a major competition.

The 14-year-old Greenbank High School pupil was runner-up at the Welsh Open Youth Darts Championship and is now looking to build on that finish and realise her dream of representing the her club at more competitions.

Alex represents Southport’s London Pub as well as the town’s Ladies Superleague team and the Lancashire Youth team.

The teenage arrows sensation now needs sponsorship not only for a personalised shirt but also to fund her involvement in future events around Great Britain. (article source...)


IN THE Carnoustie Ladies' Darts League open triples competition at the Golf Inn and Craw's Nest on Thursday, the qualifiers for finals night were Lorna McGinlay, Carol Burdin and Anna Walker, All Stars A, and Shiona Torrie, Tracey Gavin and Moira Mentiply, All Stars. (full article...)

Darts trophy night - 21 May 2009

LAURENCEKIRK and District Darts League held its trophy night in the Anchor Hotel, Johnshaven.

The league championship trophy was presented as were the trophies to the winners of the Knockout Cup and the Consolation Cup. (full article...)

Grubb qualifies for UK Open TV stages - Thursday, May 21, 2009

Radstock darts player Steve Grubb has qualified for the final stages of the Blue Square UK Open next month.


"If I can get to the last 16, it would be worth £4,000, then £8,000 for the last eight," he said.

"The pro-tour events in Australia and Canada will probably cost £3,500-£4,000."

Grubb receives sponsorship from internet darts equipment supplier Darts Corner and has already booked his trip to compete at the Las Vegas Desert Classic, but is keen to hear from anyone who may be interested in providing further sponsorship.

Anyone interested should contact Grubb at the Lamb on 01761 435777.
(full article...)

Chequers come out top in thriller - 21 May 2009

IN Division One of the Redbridge Summer Darts League, Chequers overcame Aldborough 8-5 in a thriller.

Castle defeated Harrow 10-3, Dr Johnson were beaten 10-3 by White Horse Barking and LMS C lost 9-4 to Hainault. (full article...)

Darts team too strong for Nelson

Marlborough turned on a top performance to beat Nelson 17-10 in the men's A representative darts clash in Nelson last Saturday.

Aaron Cowles and John McIlroy led the way in the Matt Lindsay Trophy clash, winning all their singles matches. Andy Parsons, Leigh Stobie and Kelly Neal all chipped in with some good play, with Rob Mesman throwing a maximum 180. (full article...)

Party to Sponsor Upcoming Darts and Billiards Events

PartyPoker.Net is headed to Las Vegas this summer, but you won’t be finding them in the Amazon Room at the Rio for the World Series of Poker. The popular online gaming site may have sponsored the Series in the past, but since pulling out of the US online poker marketplace, they have shifted their sponsorship sights on something else: professional darts and billiards tournaments.
(full article...)

Former darts champ takes on the locals - 21 May 2009

THE CRAFTY Cockney Eric Bristow stepped up to the oche in Swinefleet last week when he visited the village pub to take on the locals.
The five times World darts champion was guest of honour at The Ship Inn and played a series of exhibition matches after he had shown six-year-old Jack Smith, son of the landlord and landlady, the finer points of the game. (full article...)

Darts: Raging Bull challenge - Friday, May 22, 2009

A LOCAL darts player will get the chance to pit his skills against top professional star Terry 'Raging Bull' Jenkins next month.

The former antiques dealer from Hereford is the star attraction of an exhibition evening organised by Stafford Rangers Social Club.

And the winner of a free draw on the night will be offered the chance to take on Jenkins.

The exhibition night is at Stafford Rangers Social Club, Marston Road, Stafford, on Friday, June 12 (7.30pm).

Tickets cost £8 and are available from Kev Jolley on 07809591982 or from Stafford Rangers Social Club.
(story source...)

Leading bowler says darts helped his focus!

LAS VEGAS - Vernon Daniels of Bermuda wasn't overly satisfied with his performance at the 2009 USBC Open Championships, so as soon as he finished bowling doubles and singles Thursday, he left the lanes and headed back to his hotel.

Daniels credits his success to his spare game, which he has honed to help combat the difficult lane conditions in Bermuda, and he attributes his accuracy to years of focus and practice as a competitive dart player. (full article...)

Blind draw doubles tournament at Sidepockets


Saturdays: (Side Pockets. (316) 729-4000. 600 S Tyler Rd Ste 222. Wichita, KS)

Blind draw doubles tournament at Sidepockets, 600 S. Tyler. Fee: $6. Call Dan Zimmerman at 316-558-8833. (full article...)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

LEVEL BEST - uniBoffin - uniBlog 21/05/2009

Now you might disagree, but I reckon I’ve been giving my readers a bit too easy a time of late. My last few uniBlogs have tended to be fairly benevolent offerings, discussing comparatively straightforward topics like barrel and shaft materials. OK, the last time I did sneak in a mention of yaw nodes, but by and large the complexities of flight dynamics have taken a back seat to more engineeringy aspects of dart design. (full blog post...)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wood crafts comfortable win for Cosey Club

DAVE Wood’s 180 helped propel Cosey Club to the top of Division One.

He struck in the 6-2 victory over Hope Pole, for whom Steve Tizard fired a 19-darter.

Barry Cooper (Commercial) won in 17 and 18 darts and Steve Butler completed a 19-darter with a ton kill.

Craig Sharples (Commercial) hit a 114 finish. (full article...)

Final Score is a happy outcome - DIARY OF A DART PLAYER - 20 May 2009 - By Andy Relf

After the disappointment of not qualifyintg for this year's UK Open at Bolton, I had to get focused on looking ahead to the rest of the year.
The week started well when I received an e-mail from Stephen Holliday, owner of Final Score Sports Shops, based in Heathfield, Uckfield and Crowborough.

Stephen had been in contact for a few weeks, and I even ended up playing for his team on one occasion, in a cup match which his team from The Bell in Burwash progressed through to the final, and subsequently went on to win. Stephen had shown interest in offering some sponsorship towards my entry fees for PDC competitions, and his e-mail was to confirm this, a great start to the week and an offer which was very gratefully received. (full article...)

Wembley awaits Power surge - 20 May 2009

PHIL 'The Power' Taylor is aiming for his fifth Premier League Darts title when the play-off finals come to Wembley Arena on Bank Holiday Monday.

The 14-time world champion secured first place in the concluding round of the league phase a fortnight ago in Cardiff with a ruthless 8-2 victory over bitter rival Mervyn King.

The pair will meet again in the semi-final of the play-offs and Taylor, 48, admits he cannot wait for Monday's clash. (full article...)

Holly Tree make Exmouth County Darts history - 21 May 2009

THE Holly Tree Darts team has become the first side from Exmouth to lift the prestigious Devon County Darts' Cup after a 6-3 victory over tournament favourites, Barnstaple based, The Yeoman.

The Heavitree Social Club in Exeter staged the Finals and Holly Tree were paired with Railway Boyz of Exeter in the quarter final. Holly Tree got their tournament off to a flying start to such a degree that Dean Wiltshire, Paul Davis and Paul Milford did not have to throw a dart in anger

In the semi-final, Holly Tree faced Exeter Eagles and once again the early singles were dominated by the Exmouth lads. (full article...)

Imrie goes out in eight darts - 20 May 2009

J IMRIE equalled the fastest leg in Bideford Summer Darts League this week, finishing in eight darts. A Aspinall was close behind with a nine-darter.

N Jewel had the highest finish with 145 and M Shaxton went out on 141 while R Dennis and T Fishleigh shared the top start with 160. (full article...)

from the email stack... all from Jan Turner

Last chance Laughlin league starting next week!!!
Anyone interested please let me know as soon as possible. I have several players interested, so I just need a few more to fill the league. Also need a suggestion of which evening is best for all to play.
The venue is the Lucky John's 3 on Beach in Stanton. Any night is possible.
Players that have not played any qualifying league yet will be required to play 2 leagues, one starting straight after the other finishes.

Lucky John's 3
Weekly Soft-Tip Blind Draw
7.30 sign-ups 8.00pm start
$5.00 entry 200% Payback
12435 Beach Blvd.
Stanton, ca 90680

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Darts team aiming for a record books bulls-eye

A club in Salfords is aiming to enter the record books this Saturday by playing the longest-distance darts match.

The Salfords Club in Mead Avenue has arranged to play a team competition against the Clare Castle Hotel in Kapunda, Australia.

Salfords team member Bernie Lower, who played for the Clare Castle on a trip down under, will be playing against his brother who is in the southern Australian town.

The world record will hinge on the sides overcoming the thousands of miles' distance between them, as well as the time difference. (full article...)

Double games success for Gladstone

Harlee Chauntler (left) with father Ryan; harlee returned from the Arafura games in Darwin overwhelmed by the experience.
The Gladstone dart player said he grew in confidence throughout the rest of the week.

“First day I was a bit nervous, then I said to myself 'what am I doing, I do this every week it is simple',” he said.
The teenager said he learnt a lot from fellow players and was full of confidence heading into the junior worlds in America in 11 weeks time. (full article...)

Dart leagues join up to spur growth

London has a long tradition of supporting the sport of darts, but it is a history that has seen better days.

The 65-year-old London District Men’s Dart League once had a membership of more than 1,000 players. The London Ladies Dart League has 37 years of history behind it while there was also growth in Youth Darts London and Area.

Over time, however, those numbers have faded. Today the men’s league has about 550 members, the women around 265 and the youth league has perhaps 55 competitors.

To help combat that trend, the city’s leagues have come together under one umbrella as the Greater London Association of Darts (GLAD). The association was created to help grow the sport by keeping darts in the public eye while also attracting new players to the various leagues that exist across the city.



¦ For more information about the London District Men’s Dart League visit

¦ For more about London Ladies Dart League visit

¦ For more about Youth Darts London and Area, phone 519-951-8827, 519-673-3049 or visit
Article ID# 1573323
(full article...)

PacMania Open II June 18-21, 2009: Steel-tip Dart Tournament

This is the biggest dart event to ever take place on the West Coast!
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Multipurpose Dart Detection System...

The Multipurpose Dart Detection System adds a new spin on an old turn: An electric dart board that turns fixed numbers into a random experience. Through sensors, light emitting diodes, and random luck, a score will be generated much like a slot machine. (full article...)

Monday, May 18, 2009

ADO Area 2-2 regional playoffs for the All-Stars

Hello everyone, sorry for the delay. The regional playoffs for the All-Stars will be as follows:

Men-Saturday June 6th 11am start
Women-Sunday June 7th 11am start

Location for both:

The Dolphin Lounge
1274 S. Magnolia
Anaheim 92804

The regional winners will go on to the National playoffs on August 7th in Stamford, CT.

Hope to see everyone there!
Take care!!!

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

help a darts bar

Kelly's Gingernut Pub in Cape Charles, VA., which my lovely wife Colleen and I own, still does not have an official website. We are a finalist in a contest sponsored by the Northampton County Chamber of Commerce! Most votes - wins a free website! I can tell you this the other 4 finalists don't sell beer or have dartboards on the wall! Laughing Laughing
If you have a free moment please vote for us @ If you get down our way, come buy for a drink and of course a game of darts!
Gene & Colleen
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Please tak just a second to help a darts bar win a free web page worth $2,500. Just cast a quick vote here for Kelly's Gingernut Pub: Thanks!

Pass it on...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

New Videos from CrackingDarts

New Videos from CrackingDarts

Vacaville Fiesta Days Dart Tournament

Hi Darters,

Just a reminder of the next Dart Tournament.
Vacaville Fiesta Days Dart Tournament
Sunday May 24th *** $500.00 Guaranteed
Blind Draw Doubles & Mixed Triples
$15. entry per event.
for flier go to:
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The NDA Announces Team USA 2010 - soft-tip

The NDA Announces Team USA 2010
Written by NDA
Friday, 15 May 2009

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The National Dart Association would like to congratulate the following individuals for their exemplary performance at Team Dart XXIV. Team USA 2010 will be representing the USA in the International Challenge held during the NDA’s International Team Dart XXV, April 16-24, 2010 at the Riviera Hotel & Casino.

Ray Carver, Wilmington, Illinois
Scott Kirchner, Janesville, Wisconsin
Randy Van Deursen, Lindenhurst, Illinois
Brad Wethington, Afton, Missouri

Bob Castillo, Phoenix, Arizona
Robert Heckman, Vacaville, California
Scott Ferrian, Albertville, Minnesota
Tim Tegel, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Stacy Bromberg, Las Vegas, Nevada
Denise Davis,Mesa, Arizona
Sharon Sonntag,Franklin, Wisconsin
Lisa Yee,Mesa, Arizona

Missy Arredondo, Hammond, Indiana
Wendy Espinoza, Owatonna, Minnesota
Mary Ferguson, Portage, Indiana
Carolyn Nessman, Franklin, Wisconsin

Team USA was selected based on the highest 24 games from Team Dart XXIV performance for players from the United States who participated in Masters events. The top four were ranked based on their PPD and MPR with valid scores from a minimum of 24 games.

The International Challenge will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. This event will coincide with the Team Cricket Finals, which begin at 10:00 a.m. that same day; however, Masters and Ladies Masters will play to completion on Tuesday, April 20.
(story source...)

Darts: What an exhibition - 16th May 2009

Two of darts most colourful characters are staging an exhibition night in the capital of the New Forest.

Last year’s Lakeside World Championship finalist Tony O’Shea and semi-finalist Darryl Fitton will be producing a double dose of darts fun on the oche at Lyndhurst Workmen’s Club on July 10.

Tony ‘Silverback’ O’Shea is famous for his entertaining style, his “Fatty Dance” and DJ Otzi’s Hey Baby walk-on while Darryl ‘The Dazzler’ Fitton is famous for his walk on to Madness’s One Step Beyond and trademark dark sunglasses. (full article...)

Heroic effort for Men of Steel darts team

With a name like The Men of Steel, they should be a dependable group.

The Men of Steel captured their second straight title by topping Seein' Double in the finals of the recent city darts championships.

The teams had competed for 14 weeks in the A Division of the Savannah Area Darting Association's Winter 2009 season, with Seein' Double taking first place by tiebreaker. Both teams then advanced to the finals of the city championships.

The Men of Steel are captain Payton Moxley, Max Shuman, Bo Audesy, John Kimker, Tod Lynch-Stanley, Lamar Scroggin, Steve Wynn, Eric Bozeman, Tony Vickery and Mike King, who was voted by the team as the most valuable player.

Seein' Double team members are captain Bob McGarry, Joe Wilkinson, Dave Watts, Glenn Jenkins, Billy Canfield, James Field, Sarah Thomas and Tony Canfield.

The top two teams in each of the 11 divisions competed in the city championships April 25-26 at the Moose Lodge on Norwood Avenue.

Anyone interested in joining or forming a team should contact Jan Sheppard, membership chairperson, at (link to article source...)

Friday, May 15, 2009


CARNOUSTIE Ladies' Darts League's annual open fours competition was held in Corner and Dalhousie on Thursday.
Tracey Martin, Nichola Egan, Heather McGregor and Lisa Jamieson, Craw's Nest, qualified for finals night for the fifth successive year and joining them in the final will be Chris Smith, Fiona Smith, Margaret McKenzie, Corner, and Joan Duff, Golf Inn, who was a late replacement for Corner captain Arlene Gray. (full article...)

Billiards, Darts, Foosball - The University of Baltimore

If your game is played on a small stage and you use your skills that require precise movements and angles, this is your scene. Your sport is more finesse than brute strength and no one can make something out of nothing like you. UB is broadening it's Intramural sports since last year and now offers billiards, darts, and foosball. (source link...)

Darts: Alan Magee steers Stobart Stadium of Widnes into national play-offs with aggregate

ANCHORMAN Alan Magee pulled out all the stops to seal Stobart Stadium’s passage into August’s National Play-offs.

After winning their home leg in the Cheshire play-offs against Jolly Potter 5-4, the teams were locked at four across in the return tie.

Last-game defeat for Magee would have spelled the end for Stadium’s ambitions as in the event of a 9-9 aggregate scoreline, the Stoke outfit had been ahead on countback of legs. (full article...)

Championship doubles determined 14/05/2009

THE Merredin Men’s Darts competition conducted their Championship Doubles with the winners being the combination team of Michael Adamson from Rebels and Wayne Carlson from Club.

Adamson and Carlson won all their games in the event.

Cody Olcorn and Darren Postans both posted 180s during the event. (full article...)

Darts: Workies title hopes dented after another stalemate

A SECOND successive stalemate has left Workmen’s B’s Airdrie & District Darts League title hopes in tatters.

After being held to a 6-6 draw with Cue Here, the championship hopefuls were looking to get back to winning ways at bogey team Clarkston Miners.

But a 105 checkout from Scobie Scott earned the home side a share of the spoils and the result leaves leaders Fourways in pole position to claim the title. (full article...)

Wade to face Barney - May 14, 2009

Aldershot’s James Wade will face Raymond van Barneveld in the semi-finals of the Premier League Darts at Wembley Arena on May 25.

Wade finished second in the table after Phil Taylor secured top spot with victory over Mervyn King in Cardiff.

Wade sat out the event, having played all his matches, after the withdrawal of Wayne Mardle from the competition, due to illness. (full article...)

Consolation prize goes to young Joe

JOE Thompson, 13, was knocked out of last Saturday’s Shaw Summer Darts Classic in the first round.

But he picked himself up, dusted himself down, and went on to win the consolation knockout for first round losers.

He defeated Jack Stewart from Stockport, Tommy Ryan from Chadderton, and Isabel Wainwright from Huddersfield to take the minor prize. (full article...)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

What are you looking for? What do you want to talk about? April 2, 2009

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Premier Darts; Bridlington Men's Premier Darts - 14 May 2009

WEEK 4 of the Bridlington Men's Premier Darts league took place at The Windsor Hotel last Friday night and it turned out to be a Wild West Bonanza for four of the top seeded players as they all brought their six shooters taking six points each for the night putting on the best darts show The Premier Darts League has seen in its three seasons. (full article...)

Anderson aims high - Scottish star aiming for first PDC major in UK Open debut in Bolton

PDC newcomer Gary Anderson will not be turning up to the UK Open in Bolton to enjoy his first televised major tournament - as the Scot is determined to win it at the first time of asking.

Anderson joined the PDC earlier this year after at one time being the top-ranked star in the BDO, and he is already targeting his first major success.

A winner of two major titles in Holland in 2007, Anderson is now full-time on the PDC circuit and won his first ranking event in Newport last weekend. (full article...)

Hotshot Joe arrows in on ‘The Power’

WATCH out Phil Taylor, young Joe Thompson has stepped up to the oche to prove he has ‘The Power’' too - and he’s only 13.

The little big-shot, who has been chucking arrows since he was eight, has just helped Middleton pub The Joiners Arms to the local darts league title, winning 23 out of his 24 games.

He also scooped the plate in a tournament in Shaw over the weekend - hitting a 180 in the final.
(full article...)

Darts Thailand - 1 More Reason to visit Thailand with your Darts

Our newest darts promotion event - visiting darters taking on the ladies in a darts knockout event. Just a few cuties who've never throw a dart that we gather for simple promotion? Not hardly. You will find yourself at the oche facing some of the fiercest yet most pleasantly distracting darts competitors found anywhere. If you're coming to Bangkok and are brave enough to take on the ultimate darts challenge - let us know and we'll be happy to set up an event for you.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Darts: Pioneer Pete blasts to Knockout victory

ETE Boughey’s stunning 13-darter sealed victory in Carlsberg UK Open League’s Open Knockout tournament.

The Pioneers man produced his best arrows when it really mattered. At 2-2 with Rob Arrowsmith in the final he included a 180 in the 13-dart leg to take the £100 top prize.

He had already notched a 15-darter with a 78-kill in a thrilling final. Delamere man Arrowsmith – who hit a 21-darter – pushed him all the way at the Liberal Club. (full article...)

Sheppey Darts Classic left with funding shortages - by Luke Cawdell

Sponsors are still being sought for the seventh Sheppey Darts Classic which takes places at the start of June.

The event at Merlins is a major crowd puller on the island but funding has been lower than normal this year and organiser Tony Cox fears there could be a shortfall.Darts

He said: "Because of the financial situation we’re in a lot of companies have had to drop out and some have dropped the amount they contribute, although we are grateful for what they give.

"At the moment we’re about £1,500 short and if we don’t get any more sponsors I’ll have to dip into my own pocket."

The prize fund for the event still stands at £7,000.

"That’s what we’ve advertised and we’re not going to change that," said Cox. "In terms of prize fund and entrants this is the biggest event in the South of England."

Cox also admits entrants are not at their usual levels and has urged competitors to book their place quick, before the May 23 deadline.

He said: "Local people are leaving it late, as are the professionals, and I think they just need a little push."

*Anyone wishing to help sponsor the event, no matter how small or large, can contact Tony Cox 01795 875263. Entry forms can be downloaded at

Tuesday, May 12 2009
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Exclusive - Darts1 interview - with John Lowe

John Lowe, three times champion of the world, two times winner of the World Masters, founder member of the PDC and darts legend, was the first to throw a Nine-Darter on TV and was available for this exclusive interview, thanks a lot.

John, you are a professional darts player now for over 30 years - is it really you did earn your living throughout only with your darts?

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DARTS: Oxon fall to champs - Monday 11th May 2009

Oxfordshire suffered their biggest defeat in more than two seasons when they went down 12-5 to Inter- Counties Youth League champions Essex .

The under 18, without some key players due to work commitments, were pipped 5-4, their wins coming from Samuel Lewis, Mark Burns, Simon Allmond and man-of-the-match Tom Baughan (22.77 average).

The under 21 ladies, having already won their section, fielded two reserves for their county debuts and lost 3-0 – their first defeat of the season.

The under 21 men were beaten 4-1, Daniel Ford winning with a 19.08 average.

l The Greene King ODDA Summer League starts on Tuesday/Wednesday, May 26-27 comprising ten men’s and nine ladies’ sections.

Any teams wishing to enter the men’s league should contact Jim Baxendale on 01865 430054. There are no vacancies in the ladies’ leagues.

Fixture lists should be collected from Three Horseshoes, Old Marston, from 7am on Monday, May 18.
(full article...)

DARTS: Lambley wins singles league title - 12 May 2009

GRANTHAM Men's Singles League held its presentation night and Jeff Wise Open competition at Kontak Social Club.
Three times winner of the Jeff Wise Open and former county player Tony 'Spider' Spencer presented Dave Lambley with the league winner's trophy and the John Bullins Shield.
(full article...)

Review of Isles' darts season - 11 May 2009

LAST August heralded the start of the darts season, and the Singles League took centre stage. After nine matches Willie Reid was leading Division A, as was David Macmillan in Division B, and in Division C Willie Lockerby was leading the pack.
On the last Saturday in August the Open Handicap Doubles was won by Willie and Jamie Reid, and on the same day the Sea Angling Club won the Donnie Bookie Cup, thumping the Star 5-0 in the final.

September saw the Heb Coachworks Ltd Darts League start in earnest, and topping the table after the first game was the Caley after a 6-2 win over the Star. All the other games finished in a draw. Into week two, and the ICTS's Andy Dowie had a 160 checkout against Murdo Alex of the Rangers Club.

Also in September the League lost one of its teams as the Caber had to pull out due to player unavailability. The month ended with the Sea Angling in pole position, a point ahead of the Caley.
(full article...)

Bob's still a winner with the arrows

BATTLING Bob Anderson has seen a broken arm, leg and a serious back operation ruin three sport careers - yet he is still a winner at 61.

The Limestone Cowboy, crowned world darts champ 21 years ago, has called for arrows bosses to set up an official seniors tour after winning the veterans League of Legends last year.

It would enable the Somerset player to bring to a close his rollercoaster, but somewhat jinxed, sporting career. (full article...)

World’s best dart players coming to city this August

Posted By Sean Meyer

The best dart players in the world are coming to London this summer and John McGregor couldn’t be happier.

John, sales manager at London-based British Darts and Games, the largest dart supplier in Canada, was at a tournament not too long ago when he started talking to an official with the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) who had the first ever Canadian stop on their tour in Kitchener last year. After things in Kitchener didn’t go as well as officials had hoped, John took the opportunity to start selling London.

“The PDC hold events all over, Netherlands, South America, Australia, the United States,” John says. “There is a tournament in Las Vegas that is simply huge. Well they decided to have one in Canada for the first time last year. It didn’t go as well as they hoped, so I spoke up about London.

“We have an international airport, the hotels, and the most fabulous leagues in London. So we contacted the London Economic Development Corp. which helped us put together some meetings; that was December 2008. Tourism London did a lot to help. We came up with a plan; the PDC liked it; they have signed a three-year deal to have their event here in London.”

The PDC Players Championship and the accompanying London Ontario Open will take place Aug. 14-16 at the Hilton London.

The PDC Players Championship will attract among the very best players in the world to compete for a prize pool of almost $40,000. When including the Friday Draw Doubles tournament (where professionals can be paired up with local competitors) on Friday, Aug. 14, and the London Ontario Open (a tournament where anyone can sign up), on Saturday, Aug. 15, the prize pool climbs to over $47,000.

Prize money for the events is based on pounds sterling; therefore the actual prize amounts in Canadian dollars may fluctuate.

“This is going to be an amazing event,” John says. “We are really proud to have it in London. It’s difficult to tell (how many people might come), but 800 people attended last year’s event in Kitchener. We have already had more exposure than they got last year. We have sent information to our clients across the country. There are people talking about it. There is a real excitement for this event.

“We have very competent local players, we have tremendous players too. I think it will be great for people to get involved in the Friday blind draw where they can be partnered with one of the top players in the world. On the Saturday is the first London Open, which is open to anyone. And with entry fees of $15-$20, there really will be something for everyone.”

For example, it will cost $20 for someone to sign up for the men’s singles tournament at the London Ontario Open and the opportunity to win the $400 first prize.

It is the PDC championship however John is most excited about.

“Sunday is the PDC shoot, it’s open to the public at large if you have the $160 entry fee. That one you have to register ahead of time, but for everything else you can just come out the day of,” John says. “People are going to see the pros from Canada, the U.S., Holland, France, Australia. These are the people coming to this shoot. They all want to play the big tournaments and that’s what this is.”


¦ The London Ontario Open and Professional Darts Corporation Players Championship takes place Aug. 14-16 at the Hilton London. For more information or to register, phone 1-800-688-3278 or visit Registration deadline is Aug. 11.
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Darts: Double delight as Pinchbeck beat rivals

Crowsons VW Pinchbeck League finals night
CHAMPIONS Pinchbeck SC B made it a league and cup double after seeing off rivals Queen A.

They lifted the KO Cup 5-2, ensuring that league runners-up Queen again had to settle for second best.

Pinchbeck's Sam Roberts threw a 180 in the final, in a 2-1 win over Ray Booth. (full article...)

DARTS: Granary produce grandstand finish

GRANARY lifted the Florida Cup after a grandstand finish on the Holbeach and District League's finals night.
The Long Sutton side heaped the misery on Division One runners-up Tigers A – who also lost to champions New Saracen's Head C in the final of the Canham Cup.

Nigel Fines got Granary off to the perfect start in the top flight's KO Cup, but Tigers stormed into a 6-4 lead thanks to successive wins by Paul Bailey, Dave Piccaver and Charlie Bond.
(full article...)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

DARTS - X MEDITERRANEAN CUP DARTS - Gibraltar Darts Association

Tomorrow a team from the Gibraltar Darts Association will be heading off to Pieve Di Cento in Italy to take part in the X Mediterranean Cup.

This is a biennial event which last time saw the GDA team achieving joint 3rd place. (full article...)

Malta team for Mediterranean Cup

A contingent of players and officials from the Malta Darts Association will be in Italy this week for the 10th Mediterranean Cup which will be played in Bologna. (full article...)

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Monday, May 11, 2009

Caven Claims Newport Win - 11 May 2009

JAMIE CAVEN claimed his first PDC title with a 6-5 victory over Alan Tabern in the Blue Square UK Open Welsh Regional Final.

The 33-year-old, in his third year as a professional, followed up his appearance in a Players Championship final in Newport last September by going one better at the same venue this time around.


Jamie Caven 6-2 Co Stompe
Alan Tabern 6-4 Colin Lloyd
Losers £1,500

Jamie Caven 6-5 Alan Tabern
Winner £6,000
Runner-Up £3,000
(full report...)

Whitlock Wins In Auckland - 10 May 2009

SIMON WHITLOCK picked up a third successive victory on the DPA circuit with triumph in New Zealand on Sunday.

Whitlock was a double-winner at the Goulburn Workers Club Open last week, and followed that up at the Clubs NZ Viva Las Vegas event.
Phil Hazell 6-4 Bill Aitken
Simon Whitlock 6-2 Shane Tichowitsch
Losers $250

Simon Whitlock 7-5 Phil Hazell
Winner $1,000
Runner-Up $500
(full report...)

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Maiden Win For Anderson 09 May 2009

GARY ANDERSON claimed his first title since joining the PDC with a 6-2 victory over Mervyn King in the Welsh Players Championship.

The Scotsman followed up two finals a month ago to go one better at the Newport Centre, picking up the £6,000 to continue a superb week.

He defeated John Part in a Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts Challenge Match on Thursday, and saw off two other Premier League stars on his way to victory on Saturday.
Gary Anderson 6-1 Colin Osborne
Mervyn King 6-1 Wayne Jones
Losers £1,500

Gary Anderson 6-2 Mervyn King
Winner £6,000
Runner-Up £3,000

(full article...)

Usher is ready to tackle his heroes

GRAHAM Usher is hoping to face one of his heroes when he takes part in the Blue Square UK Open finals.
Darts ace Usher, 35, reached the finals after winning three qualifying matches, and heads to Bolton's Reebok Stadium for the televised event which takes place in the opening week in June.

The Westover player said: "I am really excited about it because this is the first time I have made it through to anything like this.

"My mate Dan Timmins reached the finals last year and thoroughly enjoyed it so it should be a great occasion.

"There is a chance I might play against one of the best players in the world and it would be great to face one of my heroes like Phil Taylor or Raymond Van Barneveld - that would be tremendous." (full article...)

Friday, May 08, 2009

Ladies' town darts team hold favourites and are still in race - 07 May 2009

TODMORDEN Town are still in with a shout of the title and promotion to the Lancashire Premier League as the last match of the season approaches after a 4-4 draw at East Lancs.
East Lancs needed to win this match to secure promotion but Todmorden held them and it is now open between the top three teams who have just a couple of points separating them, Little Lever being the other side in the mix. (full article...)

LOCAL DARTS RESULTS AND FIXTURES - Carnoustie Ladies' Darts League

Twelve teams have entered for the Carnoustie Ladies' Darts League open triples competition on Thursday, May 14. Sign-in by 7.45 p.m. (full article...)

New Premier darts league launched - Friday 8th May 2009

THE opening matches of the new Bridgwater Premier League were played last Tuesday night.

It is different to any other league because it is played for prizemoney and not the usual trophies and is open to both men and women.

The format is longer than usual as teams play best of three in the pairs and best of five in the singles. (full article...)

'I wasn't at my best' admits Priestley after losing to arch rival - 08 May 2009

DENNIS Priestley was denied a winning return to the big stage in the latest clash in double decade long rivalry with Phil Taylor in front of a home crowd in Sheffield, writes Liam Hoden.
But the experience whet the Menace's appetite for a return to the Premier League of Darts in what is likely to be his last year as a full-time professional.

The Power claimed a 7-4 victory over Priestley in a special £1000 challenge match at Sheffield Arena during the latest round of the Premier League, a contest arranged after Wayne Mardle was forced to drop out of the Premier League with mumps. (full article...)

Draw secures Jenkins fifth spot pay-day

"I'm delighted to finish top," said Taylor, whose three-dart average was 106. "It's been the hardest Premier League ever - but I'm not done yet and I can't ...
Flight of fancy Sheffield

Draw secures Jenkins fifth spot pay-day
TERRY Jenkins secured fifth place and £32,500 after securing a 7-7 draw with Raymond van Barneveld in the Whyte and Mackay Premier League Darts.

Van Barneveld needed to claim a point from his final league game in Cardiff to jump above Mervyn King into third and he took a 4-1 lead.

Ledbury’s Jenkins hit back to lead 5-4 and took out 120 in the deciding leg to claim a draw.
(full article...)

... from the email stack: Pacific Dart Association Summer Season is here

Doug Tice:

It's time to signup again for summer. Please signup early so you are assured the sponsor and division you want to play in. Last date for signups is this coming Friday May 15. Any forms submitted after that date will not be guaranteed a spot. The general meeting will be on Thursday May 21 at 7:30. The meeting place will be announced shortly. You can signup online at, call the Dart Line at 562-799-0851 (Please leave all info including sponsor, division, team name, and captains phone #), respond to this email with your info or you can also stop by the Dart Shop and tell Jan you want to play.

Please don't delay,


White Rock news - May 7th 2009

The dart league has ended for the season at the White Rock hall. Everyone had a wonderful time and the dart closing provided lots of food for everyone.
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Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 233

Branch 233 Saturday Darts held their Playoff's - 1st Place goes to Reg Bryant, Fran Miller and Paula McGachy. Playoff Champs are Brian Hayden and Harry Luck. Congratulations to all.

Royal Canadian Legion News - link
Orangeville Citizen - Orangeville,Canada

Neighbourhood Notes - link
Messager Lachine/Dorval - Dollard-des-Ormeaux,QC,Canada
There is a sign-up sheet for Summer Mixed darts which starts May 13 at 7:30 P.M. for anyone

interested in playing. Also there is a sign-up sheet for Monday night Ladies darts which

starts Sept.14 at 7:00 P.M. They are looking for 24 players.

Legion hosts keen darts players

By Cori Lee Miller
The Eagle
Cochrane became a magnet for dart players this past weekend as Royal Canadian Legion members from across the country took aim at top prizes.
The Legion’s national championship pitted the best dart players from the provinces and territories against each other in hopes of taking the top spot and bragging rights back home.
On May 2, excitement in the room was palpable as members from each province waited for their turn at the board.
Having already made their way through three rounds of competition, at the branch, district, and command levels, to reach nationals, teams were ready to take a shot at the bullseye.
Cochrane Eagle Online - link

Fidel's in good spirits

The local darts scene is hitting its critical stages.

Players are throwing their hardest to get great scores and teams are scrambling for a reputable end to their season.

Last week saw the end of the second round of the 2009 Guiness Darts league. At the end of play team Fidel’s were leading the way with a record of 16–2. (full article...)

Biggest week of my career! - 07 May 2009 - By Andy Relf

This is it then…the biggest week in my darting career so far.
A good weekend in Newport – and in particular a good result on Sunday – would see me qualify for the UK Open in Bolton. It will be hard, but I'm playing well and I'm up for the challenge.

The past week hasn't seen much darting action from me. (full article...)

A seafront stay for top darts player - Dennis Priestley

Published Date: 07 May 2009
By James Hanley
THE Sands complex in Scarborough is preparing to host a special sporting guest next month.
Darts legend Dennis Priestley is heading to the town for a darts exhibition at TKO's sports bar, which is on the site of the old gas board working men's club in Roscoe Street.

Two-time world champion Priestley, 58, of Mexborough, South Yorkshire, is one of the most popular players on the Professional Darts Corporation circuit.

He is due to stay in the Penthouse suite at The Sands from June 19-20.

Director of Escape2Sands Rob Dean said: "The owner of TKO's sports bar, Terry Kaye, got in touch with us to see if we were interested in putting Dennis up during his time in Scarborough and we were more than happy to help. He is a great player and an excellent ambassador for the game." (Story source...)

John Lowe matches • 07 May 2009

John Lowe matchesYou can catch him on May 14 and 16 in Calahonda – and it’s free

JOHN LOWE, the 70s and 80s darts legend, will be on the Costa del Sol next week where he will be hosting a couple of exhibition matches in Calahonda.

The first will be at Dempsey’s on Thursday May 14 at 8pm. The second on Saturday May 16 at The Welcome Inn, also at 8pm. Admission is free and you might even get a chance to join in on a match!

John Lowe won the Darts World Championship title in three different decades - 1979, 1987 and 1993.

He was regarded as the gentleman of the game.

Lowe is here to promote the Iberian Club Challenge Gala Week Golf Competition that will take place on the Costa del Sol in January 2010.

Darts legends John Lowe and Eric Bristow, and 70s boxing champion Dave Boy Green will be competing in the Gala Week Golf Competition.

Iberian Options have negotiated a seven night hotel and golf package for 285 euros (including buggy) for this event.

For more information on either event please contact Iberian Options Director Stuart Woodall on 696 009 673.
(Story source...)

FUN DARTS: 7:30 pm

Sarnia Observer - Sarnia,ON,Canada
FUN DARTS: 7:30 pm (sharp), Navy Club, 1420 Lougar St. Blind draw. Call 519-344-0331 for information.
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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Premier League Darts: Week 14 - C.I.A., Cardiff - Mervyn King v Phil Taylor - final

7th leg:
King takes the leg...
Taylor 5-2

8th leg
Taylor - 180, 140, 134 to leave 46
Taylor takes 12 darts to win the leg
Taylor 6-2

9th leg:
Tayor takes the leg
Taylor 7-2

10th leg:
Taylor - 180 to leave 126
t19, s19, singleBull just missing the 126 finish.
Taylor s9, s8, d4 to win the leg and the match....
Taylor 8-2

(full results...)

Premier League Darts: Week 14 - C.I.A., Cardiff - Mervyn King v Phil Taylor - at the break

Mervyn King v Phil Taylor
This is a much anticipated match as there is much riding on it, and therree may still be "bad blood between these two" King was on stage first, and Taylor did shake hands and make eye contact when he came onto state....

1st leg:
King to throw first.
Taylor 134, 180, 137 to leave 50
King on 170, and Taylor hits 18, 16, d8 to take the first leg...
Taylor 1-0

2nd leg:
Taylor takes the leg
Taylor 2-0

3rd leg:
King having double trouble...
Taylor takes the leg...
Taylor 3-0

4th leg:
Avg so far:
Taylor - 113
King - 92
King 180 to leave 25, but Taylor hits the d14 on his 3rd dart to win the leg...
Taylor 4-0

5th leg:
Taylor has missed 5 darts at the double, and King wins the leg
The crowd is clearly against King...
Taylor 4-1

6th leg
Taylor 180 to leave 222
Taylor misses 2 darts at the double...
King can't finish ....
Taylor takes 3 darts to hit the d8 and win the leg
Taylor leads 5-1 at the break...

Premier League Darts: Week 14 - C.I.A., Cardiff - Raymond van Barneveld v Terry Jenkins - final

7th leg:
van Barneveld is missing his doubles...
Jenkins takes the leg...
van Barneveld 4-3

8th leg;
180 Jenkins to leave 41
Jenkins takes the leg
it's level 4-4

9th leg:
van Barneveld is still having double trouble...
Jenkins takes the leg...
Jenkins leads 5-4

10th leg
Jenkins 180 to leave 238
Jenkins 180 to leave 58
Jenkins is now having double trouble (missing 5 darts at a double) and van Barneveld steals the leg...
all level at 5-5

11th leg:
dispite missing 5 darts at the double (23% avg at the doubles) van Barneveld wins the leg...
van Barneveld leads 6-5

12th leg:
Jenkins hits 180 to leave 57
Jenkins misses 2 darts at the d2o...
Jenkins takes the leg
level at 6-6

13th leg:
Jenkins 180 to open the leg
Jenkins had a chance to steal the leg with 56 left, but shot s16, s5 to leave him no chance at th4e double...
van Barneveld 7-6

14th leg:
Jenkins hits the 12o finish to steal a draw.
7-7 draw final

Premier League Darts: Week 14 - C.I.A., Cardiff - Raymond van Barneveld v Terry Jenkins - at the break...

The line up:
Mervyn King v Phil Taylor

3rd match:
Raymond van Barneveld v Terry Jenkins

1st leg:
van Barneveld to throw first...
van Barneveld 140, 180, 139, leaves 32 and he takes it first dart for a 10 darter...
van Barneveld leads 1-0

2nd leg:
van Barneveld 180 to leave 161
Jenkins 180 to leave 41
Jenkins takes the leg
all level 1-1

3rd leg:
van Barneveld takes the leg
van Barneveld 2-1

4th leg:
van Barneveld 3-1

5th leg:
van Barneveld 180 to leave 81 and Jenkins on 281
Jenkins 180 to leave 81, but van Barneveld hits the d16 first dart to win the leg...
van Barneveld leads 4-1

6th leg:
van Barneveld misses 2 darts at the d18 to leave 36
Jenkins takes 3 darts to hit d16 and gets another leg...
van Barneveld leads 4-2 at the break

tonight's results....

Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts: Week 14 - C.I.A., Cardiff John Part v Gary Anderson - final

2nd match:
John Part v Gary Anderson (Challenge Match)

6th leg:
Anderson to throw first...
AVG so far
Part - 97
Anderson - 109
Anderson takes the leg...
Anderson 4-2

7th leg:
Part takes the leg...
Anderson 4-3

8th leg:
Anderson 180 to leave 121
With Part on 270 Anderson takes out the 121
5-3 Anderson

9th leg:
Part opens the leg with 180
Anderson 180 to leave 221
Part takes the leg
Anderson 5-4

10th leg:
Anderson takes the leg...
Anderson leads 6-4

11th leg:
Avg so far:
Part - 94
Anderson - 108
Part opens the leg with a 180
Anderson wins the leg and the match with a 107.5 avg
Anderson 7-4 final

(results link...)

Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts: Week 14 - C.I.A., Cardiff John Part v Gary Anderson - at the break

The line up:
Raymond van Barneveld v Terry Jenkins
Mervyn King v Phil Taylor

2nd match:
John Part v Gary Anderson (Challenge Match)

1st leg:
John Part to throw first...
Anderson hits the 180 to leave 186
Anderson said he was nervous but it has not seemed to hurt him...
Anderson wins the leg for a break against Part.
Anderson 1-0

2nd leg:
s19, t10, d16 wins the leg for Anderson
Anderson 2-0 and an average of 122

3rd leg:
180 for Anderson
180 for Part to leave 22
With Anderson on 40 Part hits the d11 first dart
Anderson 2-1

4th leg:
180 for Part
180 for Anderson
Part looking at 167 and shoots t20, t19, sBull to leave 25
Anderson misses his attempt to finish
Part misses his attempt to finish the 25....
Anderson finishes the 40 to win the leg
Anderson 3-1

5th leg:
Part finishes the 70; t18,d8 to win the leg
Anderson 3-2 at the break...
180 for Anderson

C.I.A., Cardiff: Premier League Darts - Night 14: Jelle Klaasen v Mark Webster - final

6th leg:
Klaasen takes the leg
Klaasen 4-2

7th leg:
With Webster on 80 Klaasen takes out the 32
Klaasen 5-2

8th leg:
Klaasen takes the leg and he is 60% on his finishing
Klaasen 6-2

9th leg:
Webster takes the leg
Klaasen 6-3

10th leg:
Klaasen wins the leg and the match
Klaasen 7-3 final

C.I.A., Cardiff: Premier League Darts - Night 14: Jelle Klaasen v Mark Webster - at the break...

The line up:
Jelle Klaasen v Mark Webster (Challenge Match) - Mark Webster will throw first
John Part v Gary Anderson (Challenge Match) - John Part will throw first
Raymond van Barneveld v Terry Jenkins
Mervyn King v Phil Taylor

first match:
Jelle Klaasen v Mark Webster (Challenge Match)

1st leg:
Webster to throw first...
Not many big scores so far...
Webster takes the first leg with a roar from the crowd
Webster 1-0

2nd leg:
Klaasen takes the leg
it's level at 1-1

3rd leg:
A few more 140's have been scored in this leg...
Webster takes the leg and the crowd loves him!
Webster 2-1

4th leg:
Klaasen takes out the 87 to level it...

5th leg:
Klaasen takes the leg and the lead!
3-2 Klaasen at the break

Premier League Darts - Night 14 - 07 May 2009

REPORTS from the final league night of the 2009 Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts.

The league phase comes to a conclusion at a sold-out CIA in Cardiff, with two Challenge Matches followed by the contests between Raymond van Barneveld and Terry Jenkins and Mervyn King against Phil Taylor.

A draw or win for Taylor will see him finish top of the table, with King and van Barneveld battling for third and fourth spot.

Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts
Week 14 - C.I.A., Cardiff
Jelle Klaasen v Mark Webster (Challenge Match) - Mark Webster will throw first
John Part v Gary Anderson (Challenge Match) - John Part will throw first
Raymond van Barneveld v Terry Jenkins
Mervyn King v Phil Taylor

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Darts boost for charity - Cash raised by the Fakenham Ladies

DARTS: The open singles for the Mick Bradfield Trophy attracted a record number of entries with 57 players taking part. The winner was Anton Liscsey, runner-up Kevin Dodman, Anton scoring four 180s during the evening. Other 180s came from K Walpole, T Pegg, P Brown, K Reeve.

The sum of £190 was raised on the night for the Air Ambulance, making a total raised of £454, the cheque being presented by Wendy Marsh on behalf of the ladies who chose the charity, to Sylvia Howell representing the Air Ambulance.

Tomorrow night at Press Club, four-a-side for Rebecca's Wishes, £4 team entry, 8.30pm sharp start. (full article...)

Darts stars are heading for North Devon

ENGLAND darts captains and world champions Martin "Wolfie" Adams and Trina Gulliver will be in Bideford next month to play against 16 local hopefuls.

They will be appearing at the First In Last Out on May 28 and competing against the qualifiers from a series of local competitions. (full article...)

Champions Cueball ‘B’ hit back from 2-0 down to beat Slipper in division one of the York John Smith’s Ladies Darts League

TINA Platt produced a 109 checkout as York John Smith’s Ladies Darts League division one champions Cueball ‘B’ beat Slipper 9-2.

Doreen Johnstone and Anita Adams gave Slipper the ideal start, but the champions polished off the remaining games, with top scoring from Jayne Janes, Bev Harton and Angie Hields.

Jo Hodges (24-dart leg) inspired runners-up Clifton as they ran out 7-2 victors at Ox, whose Maggie Tottie was involved in both their points. (full article...)

Cheese bite back in case for defence

HOLDERS Cheshire Cheese squeaked in to the third round of the Crewe Team Knockout Cup.

They won their clash with Premier Division high-flyers LMR B 8-7 in the Carlsberg UK Open League competition.

LMR’s Dave Bickerton (14-darter, 180) and Ian Beecroft (19-darter) gave their side the advantage. (full article...)

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Priestley: Mardle a mistake - Menace wants to see change to selection process

They always pick Wayne Mardle for some strange reason. I think it's because they always want somebody who's going to finish last all of the time.

Dennis Priestley believes Wayne Mardle should never have been chosen for this year's Premier League.

Mardle was handed a wildcard entry into the 2009 tournament alongside Jelle Klaasen, but struggled to find his form and won only one match in the first nine weeks of the Premier League.

A difficult competition for the world number nine then came to an abrupt end when he was diagnosed with mumps and forced to withdraw.

Former world champion Priestley, who appeared in a Sheffield challenge match in Mardle's absence last week, feels 'Hawaii 501' should have been given some time away from the spotlight to deal with his "demons". (full article...)

Ian Hastie: A winner for New Zealand and Scotland

He was better known as a champion darts player in New Zealand in the 1970s, but across the other side of the world Ian Hastie was a Scotland rugby international whose greatest sporting moment was scoring the winning try at Murrayfield in 1958 to beat France 11-8.

Ian Robert Hastie died at Hutt Hospital on 7 April aged 79. He had been a resident of the Hutt Valley since 1968.


While he had played darts with some success in his native Scotland, winning the Scottish British Legion singles and pairs in Aberdeen in 1965, it was in New Zealand that Ian Hastie's second major sports career blossomed.

In his very first year in New Zealand he had won the Southland singles in 1967 and went on to take the Hutt Valley singles in 1970, the first of several other Hutt Valley titles. He first played for his adopted country in 1973 and the following year won the New Zealand mixed pairs, then the national pairs titles in 1976 and 1979. (full article...)

Monday, May 04, 2009

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