Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Baxter picked up his first tournament win of 2009 with the £6,000 title at the Mandalay Bay Resort, condemning Taylor to only his second Players Championship loss of the year with a fine display.
Having been pushed all the way to a deciding leg by Japan's Morihiro Hashimoto in the first round, he then defeated Davis Snider, Wayne Mardle, Kevin Painter and John Part to reach the semi-finals.
Phil Taylor 6-2 Gary Anderson
Ronnie Baxter 6-2 Peter Wright
Ronnie Baxter 6-2 Phil Taylor
Manley, the 2003 winner, had to enter the qualifiers at the Mandalay Bay Resort after dropping outside the world's top 16 recently.
However, he bounced back from the disappointment of a defeat to Shane O'Connor on Sunday by winning through 24 hours later.
His victories on Monday included a revenge win over O'Connor, at the semi-final stage, before he whitewashed Holland's Bryan de Hoog to win his place in the first round draw.
Wes Newton, twice a Desert Classic semi-finalist, booked his spot in this year's event with a 5-1 defeat of Roland Scholten in his deciding game.
Newton also saw off Graham Warburton, Mark Carter and Paul Lim on the day, with the latter pushing the Fleetwood ace all the way to a deciding leg.
Scotland's Gary Anderson secured a Desert Classic debut, overcoming Sam Rooney 5-1 in the final and also knocking out number four seed Mark Dudbridge.
Colin Monk bounced back from a second round exit on Sunday to win his first Desert Classic appearance with a 5-3 defeat of Canadian Ken MacNeil.
He also defeated John Murray, Kevin Dowling and Denis Ovens to earn his place in the main event, just weeks after hitting a nine-darter in a Players Championship in Barnsley.
New Zealander Phillip Hazel will make his first-ever televised appearance after condemning Barrie Bates to defeat in the final game for a second successive day.
Bates lost to Australian Simon Whitlock on Sunday and went down 5-2 to Hazel a day later, as the 53-year-old joiner from Napier progressed to the big stage.
Another player to ensure a first full appearance in front of the Sky Sports cameras is Chorley's Louis Blundell, whose only other televised event was the UK Open in Bolton last month.
Blundell was a 5-3 winner against Mark Lawrence in his deciding game to secure a spot in the Desert Classic.
Peter Manley 5-0 Bryan de Hoog
Phillip Hazel 5-2 Barrie Bates
Colin Monk 5-3 Ken MacNeil
Gary Anderson 5-1 Sam Rooney
Wes Newton 5-1 Roland Scholten
Louis Blundell 5-3 Mark Lawrence
Winners - Place in PartyPoker.net Las Vegas Desert Classic
PartyPoker.net Las Vegas Desert Classic - Complete Field
PDC Top 16 Qualifiers
Phil Taylor (seed 1)
James Wade (2)
Raymond van Barneveld (3)
John Part (4)
Terry Jenkins (5)
Mervyn King (6)
Adrian Lewis (7)
Alan Tabern (8)
North American Order of Merit Qualifiers
Vincent van der Voort
Almost 200 players travelled to the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas in a bid to win the 12 qualifying places in the main Desert Classic event, which begins on Wednesday.
Three of the first six players will join Raymond van Barneveld as Dutch representatives in the Desert Classic, with Klaasen, van der Voort and Stompe all winning through a tough field on Sunday.
Vincent van der Voort
Monday, June 29, 2009
Correction on the date for the next men's regional to Sunday August 2nd at 10am for signups, 11am start.
Sorry for the confusion.
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I must begin this series by setting to rest the rumor that for months has rumbled about the darts community – that the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) is turning its back on the United States and this year's Desert Classic will be the last.
The rumor, Dartoid's World readers – all six of you – is unequivocally and resoundingly:
I would foremost like to thank the members of the GSDDA. Their constant and continued support for each and every regional event has been without fail. I commend all of you and I wish that all the leagues in the region had the same dedication to the regional events. GSDDA has without fail sent anywhere from 3-6 participants for each event, whether they be league qualifiers or players paying their own money to play. I thank you all for your support, as the regionals would never have been a success without it. In return for those efforts and in closing to my term as Regional Director, I have arranged for GSDDA to host the last two remaining regional events for this year.
The next regional is for the US Team where the winners will go on to compete at the National Playoffs in Denver, Colorado in October. The date for the mens regional is set for August 10th starting at 10am at the Fleet Reserve in Poway. I was advised that the management has arranged for food to be available that day, more than likely at their usual $5 a plate, to help support the event. Thanks much to Deb Pundt, GSDDA ADO Rep for arranging the event and for everything she has done to ensure GSDDA's continued strong participation at the regionals. The cricket regional dates are still pending.
Our women's regionals, while they started off with a pretty good bang and we sent quite a few women to compete in the last year and a half, which is more than what we have sent in quite a number of years, the participation seems to have waned, so I am still working on this and determining when and where we can have a regional event, or if there will even be any participants for it.
In conclusion, thanks to all of you for your continued support, your words of praise and your assistance when needed. It is teamwork that really makes these events happen and I could not have accomplished all of this without the help and support from the many of you out there.
As an added note, I wanted to also take a moment to advise you of an upcoming special event in this area called Baby Angel's Trust, which is an event to help assist a child who was brutally attacked by his father. Please click on the link below to go to the SCDV website that has all the information available for the event.
As an FYI....complete results for PacMania II are now listed on The Martell's website- link.
Thanks again everyone for everything and looking forward to seeing you at some darting events in the future.
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Sunday, June 28, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
David Fatum posted a Pacmania blog here: http://www.davidfatum.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=129:p100&catid=44:blogcat&Itemid=71
And John Lowe posted for me rather astonishing a preview here:
Might be some one is interested...
Pacmania Preview and review...
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Why didn't you go to the Pacmania II $100,000.00 Steel Tip Tournament?
$100,000 Pacmania II, June 18-21, 2009
Starts at 2:00 pm sharp
Oh My Masters Independence Day 2009 Tournament
This will be a Food Share Food Drive Benefit
Entry Fee $10 plus 2 can's (non-perishable food items) of food
Rosie and Bob Cobb will have the grill fired up for hot dogs and hamburgers!
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Play darts against one of the World's top Professional Dart Players!
- Thursday, 7:00pm, June 25, 2009 at the Bench Warmer
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Monday, June 22, 2009
L David Irete put up alot of the footage from the Pacmania II tournament at: www.justin.tv/weaselstv
click on the "Clips" or "Archives" links to see what's on...
Saturday, June 20, 2009
|The events are going great and there are some of the most skilled players here for the USA and Canada!|
at this next link you will find my friend Dave doing an update on pacmania:
please pass it on... I'll update more when I can...
.... on the road --- DT
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Here is a final reminder of the upcoming tournament. To help the tournament pay their bills, please let Michele Taruc (818-517-1826 or luvly242002"at"yahoo.com ) know if you are staying at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel. If there are enough people staying at the hotel, they do not have to pay for the hall and there is a greater chance that the tournament sponsor will not have to pay costs out of pocket.
The fulls results can be found by clicking the links below (the links are PDF files...):
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Walsh followed up his victories in Coventry and Derby earlier this year with a battling display at the Barnsley Metrodome to claim the £6,000 title.
He edged out Andy Jenkins 6-5 in the quarter-finals before coming from 5-1 down to defeat Colin Lloyd in a deciding leg in the semis.
Mark Walsh 6-5 Colin Lloyd
Jamie Caven 6-5 Colin Osborne
Mark Walsh 6-4 Jamie Caven
Friday, June 12, 2009
Yah y'betch yah!
There really is a Freddie Prinze Memorial Darts Tournament, named after the real live (well, not any more) star of Chico and the Man fame and it's in Nor'Dakoda. That's somewhere near Canada, which I am told is due to be recognized as a civilized country – just as soon as it stops bashing baby seals in the head.
Perhaps also someday they will give long overdue credit to John Part, one of their great sports heroes.
I'm looking forward to getting back into action again, as I feel that in my last few matches I had maybe put too much emphasis on trying to qualify for last week's UK Open tournament at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton, and that it affected my normal game.
The downside of this tournament means that I've got to drive all the way to Yorkshire, leaving home at about 6.45 in the evening...and it's my birthday!
Oh well, the birthday dinner and cake can wait a day until we go out on Saturday evening in Barnsley. Hopefully I might have a win to celebrate by then as well. (full article...)
Published Date: 11 June 2009
DENNIS Priestley's disappointments in the UK Open continued as he was dumped out in the last 16 by Kevin Painter.
But South Elmsall thrower Mark Lawrence proved to be the surprise package of the tournament at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton as he rocketed to the quarter finals before losing to eventual champion Phil Taylor who beat Colin Osbourn in Sunday's decider.
Lawrence stood at number 80 in the world prior to the 'FA Cup of Darts' but jumped up 16 places after picking up a £6000 haul for his efforts which brought him to the attention of the wider television audience for the first time. (full article...)
Apparently, aside from Oxford and Cambridge, women have put men in the shade in academia issues ranging from grades to presence in high status subjects.
No, my male mates charged, women do not outnumber us in class. Toys were being thrown out of the pram. They weren’t the only ones doing that.
Before a single dart was tossed at the UK Open in Bolton, a host of men were up in arms. They were not pleased that a certain Russian woman, a one Anastasia Dobromyslova, was reigniting the clichéd battle of the sexes.
This was Dobromyslova’s second bite at the cherry. She didn’t fare well…again. A first round loss to unheralded Englishman, Andy Roberts didn’t portend well for the beautiful Russian. It dittoed the stumble she faced at the first hurdle of the men’s Professional Darts Confederation in December. (full article...)
The rise came after he reached the last 32 at the Blue Square UK Open in Bolton, which earned him £2,000 in prize money.
As landlord of the Lamb Inn at Clandown, Grubb has his hands full juggling practice, running the pub and playing in regular weekend tournaments.
He is therefore thankful for the earnings – not only as it is this that determines rankings, but also as it pays for his travels to other major dart tournaments.
Thanks to the money, he can now take part in a tournament in Barnsley this weekend, followed by Germany the next.
He then flies to Las Vegas to play in two tournaments, from which he hopes to qualify for the Las Vegas Desert Classic. (full article...)
Colin Osborne was so kind and answered me some questions in between his quarterfinal and his semi-final match during the UK Open. It really was a pleasure to talk to him and I enjoyed it very much even though we ended more in a conversation then in a real interview…
Colin, you've played table tennis, yo-yo and snooker - have you got a special dexterity?
Pssst, don´t mention that!! Yes I did when I was a youth and I enjoyed it. And I think it really is a special skill and now it's something I can well use in darts. Can't one see it? (read the full interview...)
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
COMING SOON FROM DARTOID'S WORLD!
Darts in the Wilds of North Dakota
Dartoid vs. the Ladies of Thailand
A Year Ago in Darts – July, August, September, October, November & December
The Chicken COOP Open XXVIII Post Tournament Update
The NDA Team Darts Championship
World Cup XVII – Preview & On-site Reports
The Desert Classic – Preview & On-site Reports
The PDC World Championship – Preview and On-site Reports
A Review of Patrick Chaplin's “Darts in England – 1900-1939”
Darts in Ukfield, East Sussex
Darts in Qatar, Spain, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Egypt and Morocco
A Three-word “in depth” Review of SEWA
SO STAY TUNED.
Monday, June 8, 2009
It seems that John Lowe is angling to publish as many books as he's won tournaments. His fifth book – The Art of Darts (Hodder and Stoughton) – hit the stands on May 28 to mixed reviews.
I beg to disagree.
Hello everyone! Just wanted to share with you the final results for our men’s regional for the East/West Allstars-501 National Championship. Once again, I have to give a huge thank you to the GSDDA for continuing to bring out great support for the regional events. The efforts are very much appreciated and it would be awesome if every league in this regional could have 5 representatives for each regional event. Then we could send on 2, or maybe even 3 players on to the National events. We had 9 men on Saturday and here are the results! Congratulations to Doug McDonough, who will go on to Connecticut to represent region II-2 at the East/West Allstars-501 National Championship event in August. Good luck Doug!
Doug McDonough (GSDDA) 17 legs won
Andrew Bennett (TDS) 15 legs won (playoff winner)
John Kramer (TDS) 15 legs won
Marvin Wentz (GSDDA) 13 legs won
JD Newman (GSDDA) 12 legs won
Bill Neel (VCDA) 12 legs won
Dan Jager (GSDDA) 11 legs won
Charles Bradish (GSDDA) 10 legs won
Allen Williams (PDA) 4 legs won
Sadly, there was not ladies regional event due to lack of interest so we will not be able to send a lady on to Connecticut to represent region II-2.
Thanks again everyone for your participation and looking forward to seeing all of you at PacMania II next weekend.
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Sunday, June 07, 2009
Taylor followed up his wins in the 2003 and 2005 events with a third victory, claiming the £40,000 winner's cheque in bouncing back strongly from his Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts semi-final loss a fortnight ago.
The 14-time World Champion dropped just six legs in his opening three games in the event, before whitewashing Mark Lawrence in the quarter-finals.
Legs Against Throw
Fifth Round Results
Ronnie Baxter 9-4 Mark Walsh
Kevin Painter 9-3 Dennis Priestley
Colin Osborne 9-4 Raymond van Barneveld
Phil Taylor 9-2 Andy Smith
Mark Lawrence 9-3 Colin Lloyd
Alex Roy 3-9 Jamie Caven
Mark Webster 7-9 Terry Jenkins
Wes Newton 8-9 Alan Tabern
Quarter-Final Draw & Order of Play (1pm Sunday)
Kevin Painter v Alan Tabern
Colin Osborne v Jamie Caven
Ronnie Baxter v Terry Jenkins
Mark Lawrence v Phil Taylor
Saturday, June 06, 2009
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Friday, June 05, 2009
Wade had picked up the biggest pay-day of his career by winning £125,000 at the Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts play-offs just ten days ago - but leaves Bolton with just £1,000 after relinquishing his title.
Blue Square UK Open
Third Round Results
Michael van Gerwen 4-9 Andy Hamilton
Adrian Lewis 9-2 Robert Thornton
Lee Williams 1-9 Phil Taylor
Peter Manley 9-8 James Wade
Glen Durrant 1-9 Terry Jenkins
Denis Ovens 3-9 Alan Tabern
Mark Walsh 9-2 Wayne Mardle
Colin Lloyd 9-8 John Part
Raymond van Barneveld 9-4 Ken Dobson
Ronnie Baxter 9-7 Tony Eccles
Barrie Bates 3-9 Steve Grubb
Roland Scholten 9-6 Darren Johnson
Andy Roberts 9-7 Louis Blundell
Gary Welding 9-5 Steve Hine
Ken Mather 9-7 Paul Nicholson
Kevin Painter 9-4 Dave Askew
Dennis Priestley 9-4 Colin Monk
Mark Dudbridge 9-7 Johnny Haines
Co Stompe 6-9 Mark Frost
Dave Honey 5-9 Wes Newton
Mark Webster 9-6 Peter Wright
Colin Osborne 9-2 Jason Clark
Alex Roy 9-5 Lionel Sams
Jan van der Rassel 7-9 Jelle Klaasen
Andy Smith 9-3 Chris Cooper
Steve Dolan 1-9 Jamie Caven
Andy Jenkins 9-5 Justin Pipe
Brendan Dolan 7-9 Kevin McDine
Mervyn King 8-9 Michael Barnard
Vincent van der Voort 6-9 Wayne Jones
Steve Brown 8-9 Mark Lawrence
Paul Rowley 1-9 Chris Thompson
Fourth Round Draw & Order of Play - 1pm Saturday
Peter Manley v Mark Webster
Andy Hamilton v Raymond van Barneveld
Phil Taylor v Ken Mather
Mark Walsh v Adrian Lewis
Colin Osborne v Wayne Jones
Jamie Caven v Jelle Klaasen
Kevin McDine v Alan Tabern
Andy Jenkins v Terry Jenkins
Michael Barnard v Andy Smith
Dennis Priestley v Mark Frost
Steve Grubb v Kevin Painter
Wes Newton v Roland Scholten
Gary Welding v Ronnie Baxter
Alex Roy v Andy Roberts
Colin Lloyd v Chris Thompson
Mark Lawrence v Mark Dudbridge
Michael Barnard was left in tears after seeing off world number four Mervyn King 9-8 for arguably the biggest result of his career. The duo were locked together for much of the game, with Barnard missing one dart for a 9-7 win before landing double 18 in the decider.
Wade, who followed up last year's Reebok Stadium triumph with victory in the Whyte & Mackay Premier League Darts recently, faces three-time World Championship runner-up Manley in one of the pick of the third round games in Bolton.
World number one Taylor has drawn Manchester-based rookie Williams as he begins his challenge for a third UK Open win, while Raymond van Barneveld drew Middlesbrough's Ken Dobson.
Three-time World Champion John Part's reward for a second round win over Mick McGowan in Thursday's opening night was a clash with former World Matchplay champion Colin Lloyd.
Adrian Lewis faces Robert Thornton in another high-profile game, while in-form Mark Walsh drew Wayne Mardle.
Mardle had to come from 3-0 down to win against qualifier Les Fitton on his return from mumps before sealing a third round spot.
"I was disappointed with some of my performance but I got away with a win, and that's all that mattered," said Mardle. "I'm feeling better and I'm refreshed, and I feel good about my game."
Australian number one Paul Nicholson celebrated a new look with a 6-4 win over Scottish star Gary Anderson in the biggest game of the opening night.
Nicholson sported a waistcoat and tie for the contest, and came from behind before sealing victory with a bullseye finish for a 132 checkout against Anderson.
"It's a massive confidence boost for me," said Nicholson. "This is possibly the biggest win of my career and I can go on from this."
Six of the 31 amateur Holsten Qualifiers won through to the third round, including Salford's Ken Mather and Telford's Andy Roberts - who claimed the scalp of two former World Champions, Anastasia Dobromyslova and Steve Beaton.
Roberts now takes on Chorley newcomer Louis Blundell, while Swindon's Johnny Haines drew Mark Dudbridge, Middlesbrough's Glen Durrant meets world number six Terry Jenkins and Mather takes on Nicholson.
However, 2008 runner-up Gary Mawson failed in his bid to match that achievement when he lost in round two to Haines.
Roland Scholten, the 2004 champion who has been hampered for the past year by a shoulder problem, dropped just two legs in wins over Derek Williams and Ian Critchett. (full report...)
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Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Former PDC marker and players' marshall Eddy passed away suddenly in December 2008, with the Benefit Evening held in tribute and to raise funds for his family.
Eddy's brother Tommy Cox, the PDC Tournament Director, has written the following tribute:
On behalf of the family of the late Eddy Cox I would like to place on record our sincere and heartfelt appreciation of everyone who attended and made last Saturday's Benefit Evening such an unqualified success. (full article...)
The Russian star, 24, will make her second UK Open appearance on Thursday, having drawn Holsten Qualifier Andy Roberts in round one.
Her preparation for the event has included a visit to Bolton for a training session in the gym used by Olympic silver medallist Khan, where she sparred with his younger brother Haroon Khan.
Nicholson, a quarter-finalist in the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship at Christmas, has drawn Scottish star Anderson in the plum tie of Thursday's play at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton.
English-born Australian number one Nicholson made a big impression when he burst onto the televised scene last year at the Grand Slam of Darts - where he defeated Anderson 5-4 in the group stage.
Burnett, from Sacramento, wrestled the title from Young's grasp to claim the biggest title of his career.
Following a 6-1 win over Timothy Ebbs in round one, Burnett then overcame Brian Blake, Jim Widmayer and Tim Grossman in tight matches to reach the quarter-finals.
Scott Burnett 6-3 Chuck Pankow
Darin Young (3) 6-3 Jerry Van Loan
Scott Burnett 6-3 Darin Young (3)
Runner-Up $3,000 (full report...)
If April showers bring May flowers what do May flowers bring? Of course the answer was Pilgrims, but not this June.
The Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup 3-2 over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Boston Celtics win their 17th NBA championship over the Los Angeles Lakers. In baseball, Ken Griffey, Jr. becomes the sixth player in history to hit 600 home runs.
But who cares?
The big news in sports, at least early this month, is recorded at the Blue Square UK Open by American Gary Mawson...