By Tom Sorensen
Posted: Friday, Sep. 25, 2009
* 2009 World Darts Federation Cup XVII
Competitors practice Thursday during World Darts Federation World Cup XVII at the Blake Hotel in downtown Charlotte.
The dart teams from Ireland, Switzerland and Trinidad and Tobago gather outside the Blake Hotel in downtown Charlotte on Thursday for a cigarette break.
Up the stairs and inside a 52,000-square foot ballroom are the teams from the Netherlands and England. They take their darts seriously over there. They came to the United States to win, not to smoke. You think they need tobacco? They don't need tobacco. They have beer.
It is 9:41 a.m. My early favorites to win the World Darts Federation World Cup XVII: the Netherlands and England.
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