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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

from the email stack... The Dolphin Lounge

The Dolphin Lounge
1274 S. Magnolia
Anaheim, ca 92804

Saturday Nights
The Dolphin Lounge
Soft-Tip Blind Draw
$10.00 entry 150% payback
7.30 sign-up 8.00 pm start
Weekly Drink Specials!!!

Click here for all Dolphin Lounge entries

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

from the email stack... 41st Oregon Open 2010

41st Oregon Open $8,000
Steel tip Dart Tournament
April 9-11, 2010
Milwaukie Elks Lodge
13121 SE McLoughlin Blvd.
Milwaukie, OR Map link...
pdf flier link...

$15,000 North Texas Shootout, Mar 3-5

link to the flyer:

Mark Hersey Jr. Benefit Fundraiser

Mark Hersey Jr. Benefit Fundraiser
The Beverly Elks
39 Bow St
Beverly Ma. 01915
Saturday April 17th Dart Tournament & Fundraiser
Mark Hersey Benefit Fundraiser April 17th Beverly Elks (info link...)

dart blog post.... Superstars of Darts blog Feb. 23

Stepping into the void

Phil Taylor is undoubtedly the number one darts player now, and of all time. Countless titles, huge prize money, Nine Darters galore and quite rightly so a

Monday, February 22, 2010

camellia classic 2010 #dart tournament

Link to Tournament Results:

Biltmore Amateur Chicago Singles #Dart Tournament

Hi Darters,
Keep March 12,13,14, 2010 on your Calendar.
Biltmore Amateur Chicago Singles Tournament
*$3500.00 Prize fund if 48 people sign-up
Entry Fee: $200.00, Includes room for Friday & Saturday
Tournament Only ( no Room ) $110,00
You are guaranteed to play 29 games against 10 Opponents
This year we are allowing players to have Up To 50 ADO points ( 2008,2009)
Men , Women, Soft Tip Players ( up to $200.00 Winnings in Singles events )
Print a Flier and share it with some friends!
Bob & Maggie Martell
EarthLink Revolves Around You.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hearn reaffirms desire to dominate darts

Hearn reaffirms desire to dominate darts
21 February 2010 By Linda Maher (story source link)

Barry Hearn’s attempt to dominate world darts suffered a blow last month, when it was announced that the amateur British Darts Organisation (BDO) refused even to discuss the prospect of a merger with the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC).

Hearn had offered to buy the BDO and promised a £2 million cash injection into the amateur game. But anyone who thought the knockback would stop Hearn from expanding his empire didn’t have long to wait to be proved wrong.

He has since launched his ‘‘masterplan’’ for professional darts, including a world cup, an under-21 championship and a women’s world championship.

All this came less than a week after the PDC’s Premier League event drew 10,000 fans to the O2 in London, the biggest-ever attendance for an indoor sporting event in Britain.

The new world cup competition will be screened by Sky in December, with prize money of £150,000 on offer and 24 countries taking part.

The under-21 world championship will involve a final at the Alexandra Palace and will have a prize fund of £30,000, while the women’s championship final will be played live on Sky in Blackpool ahead of the World Matchplay final in July. It will also have a prize fund of £30,000.

‘‘The aim of our offer to the BDO was to unify the sport of darts, and this remains our long-term objective, despite the decision by the BDO county associations. To turn down £2 million without even sitting down with us to discuss the details of our offer is, in my opinion, unbelievable when you consider the poor state of health financially of the amateur game," said Hearn.

‘‘I would like to congratulate the eight counties who voted at least to consider the offer in detail by way of meeting. They have done their membership and the sport of darts proud, and can hold their heads high. We are delighted to offer each of those counties one entrant into the 2010 PDC UK Open.

Now we move forward with the beginning of a new era for darts."

Despite Hearn’s attempts for darts domination, there is still a feeling that the BDO and the World Darts Federation (WDF) are about the grassroots of the sport. The current BDO darts champion, Martin Adams, said last week that he would not be making the move to the professional game.

‘ ‘I have a quotation from my local newspaper in Peterborough from Barry Hearn that they [the PDC] are sports entertainment.

We’re not sports entertainment in the BDO and WDF, we are the sport," said Adams.

‘‘We [the BDO] need to improve quite a lot of things at all levels, but as long as we get the loyalty from the players in the BDO, then there’s no reason why we can’t achieve what we want to."

The split between the BDO and the PDC dates back to 1993 when a 16-strong group of top players, including 15time world champion Phil Taylor, broke away to form what was initially known as the World Darts Council.

Last year the BDO made a profit of £16,000 - the PDC made a profit of £1 million, had a turnover of £9 million and, according to Hearn, has about £3 million in the bank.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

from the email stack... Soft-tip Dart Tournament

Saturday February 20th
The Dolphin Lounge
Modified Soft-Tip Blind Draw
$6.00 entry $$$$ added

Friday, February 19, 2010

Charity Darts Marathon This Week

Charity Darts Marathon This WeekWe all know how popular darts is across the Island, so little wonder that someone hoping to raise cash for a very worthy cause has come up with the idea of a 24 hour darts marathon.

Yes folks, a 24 hour darts marathon.

The event is being organised in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign and is hoping to raise cash and awareness for the campaign.

Whether you plan to take part or spectate, go along for the 24 hours or just for an hour or two, this should be an entertaining event.

If you fancy taking part or want to find out more call Marion on 857004 and don’t forget to say where you heard about it. (story source...)
Rachael Brooks

Thursday, 18th February, 2010 at 3:36 pm, Isle of Wight

Charity, News, Sports, Wroxall

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sewa Fantasy Baseball league in 2010

For dart players who love to play Fantasy baseball:
Here is the first Sewa Fantasy Baseball league in 2010!!! The site is on Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball as usual! This will be a 12 team, head to head league with the normal Yahoo set up. I did add one scoring category though, On Base + Slugging Percentage. this gives more scoring punch to players who hit a lot of doubles and triples!
(info link...)

The AMOA-NDA Welcomes New Manufacturer Sponsor,

Gaelco Darts
The AMOA-National Dart Association announced the approval of Gaelco Darts, as a new Manufacturer Sponsor. The final decision was made at the Association’s Board of Directors meeting January 29. (full article...)

Darts: Adams takes a swipe at Premier League

LAKESIDE champion Martin Adams has passionately defended the British Darts

Organisation and taken a swipe at the PDC by claiming: “We are the sport”.

Professional Darts Corporation chief Barry Hearn last month saw his big-money offer

for the BDO rejected by the counties in a move welcomed by Adams.

The PDC’s stars will entertain a large crowd at the Bournemouth International Centre

tonight when the Whyte and Mackay Premier League bandwagon rolls into town.

But Adams, while on a visit to Winton-based Double Top Darts Shop last week, stated

emphatically that he would not follow the well-trodden path from the BDO to the PDC.

7:00am Thursday 18th February 2010 (full article...)

Top Flight Women Darters head for Blackpool

THE Professional Darts Corporation have set up their own world championship for

women – and the winner will be crowned in Blackpool this summer.
The final of the new event – the PDC Unicorn Women's World Championship – will take

place at the Winter Gardens on July 25.
It will take place before the final of the already long-established World Matchplay


Published Date: 18 February 2010 (article link...)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

from the email stack... Reunion Confirmed!

It’s a GO: Old-Timers’ Dart Reunion Confirmed!

When: Sat., May 22, 1 p.m.-closing

Where: Paddy O’s 20320 S. Western Ave., Torrance (closest cross-street is Del Amo Blvd.), 310.787.8433. (was dart bar called Looney’s from 1986-1996)

Food: $10 buffet 2 p.m.-closing

Parking: 35 spots on site, additional street parking available

Closest Lodging: (if you’re flying or think you might have too many adult beverages during the day) Courtyard by Marriott, 1925 W. 190th St. (adjacent to Western Ave. off-ramp for those heading south on the I-405; if heading north on I-405, exit Western, turn left, go under freeway, then make immediate right on 190th) 310. 532. 1722. Ask for advanced reservation rate available on the website of $71 for a room with 2 queen or 1 king bed. Fri. OR Sat. night stay required. There are a limited number of rooms available at that rate, per the website. Regular rate as of 2/15/10 is $89. Free coffee, free wireless in public areas; free wired Internet in rooms. Equally close to LAX or Long Beach airports if you’re flying.

I’ve had positive responses from more than 100 people –be there and see how many of your old dart pals you still recognize (name tags not provided)! Share stories. Laugh. Cry. Wonder how the hell all that time has passed already. Have fun!

Old Photos welcome!

Longevity prizes for:

· Oldest dated 180 mug from SCDA

· Oldest dated 180 mug from any other league

· Oldest dated shirt from any tournament

· Farthest distance traveled to attend

· Oldest person in attendance (photo i.d. required)

If you have NOT previously responded to to indicate if you plan to attend, please do so ASAP so the bar will have a better idea of how many people to expect!

Please forward this to all qualified old-timers you know (anyone who played darts before 2000)!

become a fan of Region 2-2 California on Facebook

Have you become a fan of Region 2-2 California on Facebook? #darts

To see more details and confirm this invitation, follow the link below:

#darts - ADO Region 2-2

Have you become a fan of Region 2-2 California on Facebook?

To see more details and confirm this invitation, follow the link below:

#darts - PDC Plans

PDC Board plans for the expansion of the professional game of darts offering all players opportunity

#darts - on craig's list....

Do you like to play darts? Did you know that there are Dart Leagues for this sport? The American Darters Association is the nations only sanctioning body for BOTH steel tip and soft tip leagues. The A.D.A. is expanding into COOK CO. now! I am the franchisee for Northern Illinois. At this time, I'm looking for people who enjoy the sport and can help me introduce the A.D.A. into Cook Co. The ideal candidates will have an outgoing personality, can handle the "bar" scene, and like to have fun. It's a great gig for anybody because what other gig could have you out and about at night and allows you to enjoy a cold Budweiser or two while you work. If you think you have what it takes then contact me A.S.A.P.!!
Date: 2010-02-15, 6:37PM CST
Reply to: thekman69'at'aol'dot'com

#Darts coverage up for awards

Darts coverage up for awards

Sid Waddell up for award

Sky Sports' Sid Waddell (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

SKY SPORTS’ coverage of darts has been nominated for two awards in the SJA British Sports Journalism Awards. (story link)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Queen Mary 2010 #darts Results

Queen Mary Saturday Results.

Draw Doubles:

1st Yul Gelispie & Paul Lim

2nd Nacho Avila & Sean Downs

Men's 501

1st Sean Downs

2nd Robert Dixion

Update 2/15/2010:
Winners of the 2010 Queen Mary Dart Tournament:
Ladies 501 Singles: Kim Kelly (?)
Open Doubles: Paul Lim / Chris Lim
Ladies Doubles: Rena Acosta / Jan Turner
Blind Draw Mixed Triples: Rena Acosta / Juan Madrigal / David Cruz

camellia classic 2010 #dart tournament

Lynda Hinds is the new camellia classic ladies 501 champion

Sunday, February 14, 2010

... from the email stack - Capital City Classic - 2010 #darts

31st Annual Capital City Classic - a steel tipped dart tournament, $10,300+ in prize money.
To be held in a new Hotel The Crown Plaza in Austin Texas. For a flyer go to There are a few rooms on the first floor with patio's for you smokers out there, make your reservations now to get one of those rooms.

Start Time:
Friday, February 19, 2010 at 6:30pm
End Time:
Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 6:30pm
Crown Plaza Austin
6121 North IH-35
Austin, TX

Updated 2-14-2010:
Jim asked me to send this out:
The hotel has extended the ability to register for the Capital City Classic block, at the Austin Crowne Plaza, up until 19 February.
If you still need to make a reservation, you will need to use the code "CIT." 800-227 -6963. After you do so, please e-mail Jim Walderon.
If you have made a reservation, already, and have not notified Jim Walderon, please do so by e-mailing him at

It is important that you let Jim know, as we have already had several room nights that have not been credited to our room-night count.

Friday, February 12, 2010

VCDA #Darts Awards Banquet, Feb. 21, 2010

***Spring Season 2010 League Play***
Thursday nights at 7:00pm

The Awards Banquet will be Feb. 21st at noon at the Bench Warmer.
There will be a blind draw (seeded if player turnout warrants it)
double elimination tournament.
The fee for the tournament will be
$5 and 2 non-perishable food items for our
Food Share Food Drive .
Team Sign ups will be conducted on during the Banquet.
All team rosters and players fees will be due at that time.
Players looking for teams and new teams or their representatives should attend the Banquet.
If you know of any new players wishing to join the league this season,
please have them get into contact with the
VCDA Board of Directors at:
or call:
Diana (805) 302-3808
Bryan (805) 312-4375

The Captain's meeting will be held at Sam's Saloon on March 1st at 7:00 pm, and the first night of league play will be Thursday, March 4th, 2010 at 7:00 pm.

Ventura County Corporate Games #Darts competition

VenturaDarts DartAssn Ventura County Dart Association will be offering Darts Coaching Clinics at the Bench Warmer on 4/5/10 and 4/14/10, at 6:00 pm free to all participants in the Ventura County Corporate Games Darts competition. Need more information contact:

Bryan (805) 312-4375
Diana (805) 302-3808

Ventura County Corporate Games DARTS competition; April 19–22 at The Bench Warmer. Coed teams will be playing a single game of 301. Tiebreaker is single game of 501

Thursday, February 11, 2010

from the email stack... Ventura County Corporate Games

2010 Darts Coaching Clinics

If you or a friend playing Darts in this year's Ventura County Corporate Games, you can brush up on your skills, or learn new ones, at the Ventura County Darts Association's dart clinics at the Bench Warmer on two Wednesdays, April 5 and April 14 at 6pm.

The clinics are open to all Corporate Games participants, and will last as long as you like. Get one-on-one or group instruction.

Please let your team leaders and friends know about the clinics, so we can reach as many participants as possible. Every year we've been told by many that they weren't aware of the coaching clinics, so we're trying to reach out early this year.


April 5 and 14, 2010 at the Bench Warmer, 1855 E. Main Street, Ventura. 6PM

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Ventura County Dart Association: Two Open ADO Masters Qualifiers

# Darts -Ventura County Dart Association: Two Open ADO Masters Qualifiers will be held in order to send at least 2 players through to the Regional Qualifiers in Chula Vista where winners advance to the National Finals on June 11th in Houston, TX, once there they will compete for a spot on the ADO Masters Team.

Qualifier information:
7:00 PM Feb. 18, 2010 at the Bench Warmer
1855 E. MAIN ST.
805 643-4303
The entry fee $10.00
(this event is open to any ADO Region 2-2 dart player)

2:00 PM Feb. 27, 2010 at the Bench Warmer
1855 E. MAIN ST.
805 643-4303
The entry fee $10.00
(this event is open to any ADO Region 2-2 dart player)

Contact Bryan Gosser for further information 805.312.4375

#darts - The Dolphin Lounge, Queen Mary Warm-Up 2010

The Dolphin Lounge

1274 S. Magnolia

Anaheim, Ca 92804


Queen Mary Warm-Up

$400.00 Steel-Tip Blind Draw

based on 30 entries

Friday February 12th

8.00 Sign-up 8.30 Start

$10.00 entry


The Dolphin Lounge

$500.00 Soft-Tip Blind Draw

based on 32 entries

Saturday February 13th

7.30pm Sign-Up 8.00pm Start

$10.00 entry

#Darts ADO Area II-2 Regional Qualifier, Masters 2010

Region 2-2:

A Masters Regionals will be held Sunday, March 28th, at the Chula Vista Elks Lodge – 901 Elks Ln. – Chula Vista, CA 91911 – 619 421-2011 where Winners advance to the National Finals on June 11th in Houston, TX, where they will compete for a spot on the ADO Masters Team. Signups at 9am; 10am start. For more info, contact Doug at or 619 575-9406.


Thursday, February 04, 2010

Darts target a glamour image

#Darts is going glamorous.The sport, which defied the downturn to post record revenue last year, is aiming to ditch its reputation for booze and tattoos...
(link to full story...)

#darts ADO Rep, ADO Area II-2 , Cricket, 2010

Hello everyone! Just wanted to give one final last shout out to Sean Downs to congratulate him on being the first representative from this region in quite some time that was able to win his bracket and move on to the final 16 knockout phase of the Cricket National championships. Unfortunately, Sean's first round match was the eventual winner of the National Championships in Chris White.

Bravo Sean for representing us well

The entire results can be seen here on the ADO website

And for those of you that had not heard, Doug McDonough from San Diego is the new ADO Regional Director!! Congrats Doug and wishing you all the best!

Hope to see all of you at the Queen Mary!

Take care!!!

Check out my new websites!:


Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Nicholson v. Taylor Post match interview

Taylor thinks Nicholson can win it all:

2010 National Cricket Champion #Darts

2010 National Cricket Champion Congrats Andrea Taylor

Ventura County Corporate Games Darts competition

VenturaDarts DartAssn Ventura County Dart Association will be offering Darts Coaching Clinics at the Bench Warmer on 4/5/10 and 4/14/10, at 6:00 pm free to all participants in the Ventura County Corporate Games Darts competition.

Ventura County Corporate Games DARTS competition; April 19–22 at The Bench Warmer. Coed teams will be playing a single game of 301. Tiebreaker is single game of 501

#Darts from John Lowe on facebook

John Lowe For all of you who keep asking me about practise routines, how to get better, how to win tournaments, it's all in "The Art of Darts" it simple to understand, and it works, I know I wrote it, it is my way of throwing a dart, and competing, Merv King should read it, maybe he would not bottle out in the next final he reaches.

Year of Tears

PAUL NICHOLSON was fired to glory by a heart-wrenching year.

The Asset dumped Phil Taylor on his way to winning the Players Championship.
(full story link...)

"One Dart" Interview; Darts, Beers and Cheers,

Peter "one dart" Manley:
Just posted "Darts, Beers and Cheers'" exclusive interview with Peter "one dart" Manley - he's a great bloke, and gave me some cracking answers;

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

failed sports.... Dart Humor?

Dream Darts Match

"The Rumble from Down Under" Whitlock v. Nicholson!
How can we make it happen?

PDC Podcast

On The Wire Podcast 6, after Players Championshhip - hear Nicholson, Taylor, Paul Robinson & Edward Lowy:

Monday, February 01, 2010

from the email stack... new site; “Darts, Beers & Cheers”

While digging through my email I found something you all should have a look at...

The new website: “Darts, Beers & Cheers” is dedicated to the men and women of the PDC Darts organisation, and the thousands of fans who enjoy this amazing sport.

If you’ve not yet seen or been to a PDC Darts tournament, you may be surprised at what an amazing night of entertainment it is. Huge loud crowds roar on the dart throwing gladiators, and those working class hero’s hit scores and averages never before seen in the darting world.

It is not unusual for the top players to average between 100-107 per 3 darts across an entire tournament, something unheard of only 20 years ago.


This site is a ‘fansite’ – run by fans, for the fans of darts and the PDC. We aren’t ‘official’, so can say what we like (within reason and the law! :) ), and the content is written by us the fans. So if you think you can string a few words together about the game of darts or a darts player within the PDC – please contact me! Tell me your ideas, and we’ll work together.

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