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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Anderson's Las Vegas Glory #darts #PDC

GARY ANDERSON won his third tournament of 2010 with a 6-4 victory over Simon Whitlock in Monday's Las Vegas Players Championship.
Anderson's Las Vegas Glory 28 Jun 2010

Fourth Round

Phil Taylor 6-5 Andy Smith
Chris Thompson 6-4 Andy Hamilton
Ken MacNeil 6-3 Vincent van der Voort
Simon Whitlock 6-3 Denis Ovens
Paul Lim 6-5 Alan Tabern
Gary Anderson 6-4 Steve Maish
Colin Lloyd 6-3 Steve Brown
Ronnie Baxter 6-4 Darin Young
Losers £500

Chris Thompson 6-5 Phil Taylor
Simon Whitlock 6-5 Ken MacNeil
Gary Anderson 6-2 Paul Lim
Colin Lloyd 6-2 Ronnie Baxter
Losers £1,000

Simon Whitlock 6-2 Chris Thompson
Gary Anderson 6-2 Colin Lloyd
Losers £1,500

Gary Anderson 6-4 Simon Whitlock
Winner £6,000
Runner-Up £3,000

Monday, June 28, 2010

Dartoids World 6-27-2010, #darts


On a scorching hot Las Vegas mid-day the first dart was thrown in anger for the new World Series of Darts Festival. The clever Yanks had lured the wily Brits into a game of cricket. While named for the English game that is more sleep inducing than a speech by Al Gore North America’s game of cricket darts is a spellbinder -

Click here for the rest of Howie Reed's first column - about Cricket Day - from the Las Vegas World Series of Darts Festival.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

#darts UPDATES from Sunday's PDC US Open Players Championship at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas.

Fourth Round
Phil Taylor 6-3 Nigel Heydon
Mark Walsh 6-2 Mark Hylton
James Wade 6-4 Vincent van der Voort
Adrian Lewis 6-5 Barrie Bates
Jelle Klaasen 6-5 Alan Tabern
Gary Anderson 6-4 Steve Brown
Terry Jenkins 6-4 Darin Young
Denis Ovens 6-4 Steve Hine
Losers £500

Phil Taylor 6-2 Mark Walsh
James Wade 6-5 Adrian Lewis
Jelle Klaasen 6-3 Gary Anderson
Denis Ovens 6-4 Terry Jenkins
Losers £1,000

Phil Taylor 6-1 James Wade
Denis Ovens 6-3 Jelle Klaasen
Losers £1,500

Phil Taylor 6-3 Denis Ovens
Winner £6,000
Runner-Up £3,000

full results link

24th Annual Hall of Fame #Darts Tournament

Moose Lodge #52
150 W. Main Street
Clarksburg WV 26301
Phone (304) 622-4551
July 9-11, 2010

Tournament Contacts:
Jim Poliquin
Phone: (304) 623-1020
Flier link:

youth #darts fund-raising appeal... “Cold Blooded” Miles and Shannon Gallagher

If you can possibly send a contribution – $10, $25, $50, $100 or more, or less – to help a couple of kids chase their darts dream it will be gratefully appreciated.

The fund-raising goal to enable their participation in this year’s Youth Nationals is $1,200. About half of the amount has already been pledged or collected. A deposit for their entries has been sent to Katie Harris at the ADO office. But the balance must be raised quickly since the competition is drawing near.

details at the following link

#darts World Series of Darts Festival

Taylor Is Cricket King!

26 Jun 2010
PHIL TAYLOR kicked off the New Tropicana World Series of Darts Festival with victory in the World Cricket Championship, coming from 2-0 down to defeat Mark Walsh in the final.
read the full article...

Mark Walsh 3-1 Darin Young
Phil Taylor 3-0 Mark Dudbridge
Losers £900

Phil Taylor 3-2 Mark Walsh
Winner £4,000
Runner-Up £2,000

World Series of Darts Festival Entries - link

#darts on Bravo

fan page for the European Darts Championship 2010: BRAVO on

Thursday, June 24, 2010

#darts VCDA Updates

ADO qualifiers

ADO Qualifier VCDA Page Link

Bench Warmer "OH My" July 4th, Blind Draw

Ventura County Dart Association

End of Season Updates...
A Division June 24, 2010 Last week to add a player or use a sub.

B Division June 24, 2010 Last week of Play … cannot add a player or use a sub.

June 24, 2010 Turn in Bob Wren ballots if not already done.

Week #15 Results are preliminary at this point and will be updated soon.

Results Links:
Click this Link for Standings and Stats Link on The Standings Page!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

#darts #pdc Dutch Delight For Vincent!

VINCENT VAN DER VOORT won his second Players Championship of the year with a deciding leg defeat of Wayne Jones in Haarlem on Saturday.

The Dutchman saw off Jones to claim his maiden PDC title in March, and repeated his win to take the £6,000 title in Holland.
more at:
Dutch Delight For Vincent!
19 Jun 2010

#darts star Deta Hedman

talks about a busy weekend of darts at Brean Sands and Barnsley, where she competed in the BDO/WDF International Open, as well as the PDC Women's World Championship Qualifier. Please visit the blog section at to read about Deta's exploits.

Bunting Vs Tabern #Darts Exhibition

Bunting Vs Tabern Darts Exhibition (BDO V PDC Showdown)
Friday 13th August 2010
The Stanley Club, Burscough, L40 5TN
Special Guest Vocalist Lydia
+ MC Dave Brown
Doors Open 6.30 Starts 7.30pm
Tickets available Now £5 entry £60 VIP Table (For 5 People) includes Bottle of wine
click this link to see the flier

#darts from the email stack... tourney

Some of you may have been to the website lately and seen the new tournaments that I posted as well as the new summer league starting in Santa Maria . Hopefully some of you can make up a 3 man team for the new league and join us. Should be lots of fun!

But the main reason I’m sending this e-mail out today is to let you know that the new big money soft tip tourney in Lompoc is NOT going to be happening tonight or next week. They have some other big event that is not allowing the darts to be happening. It will resume on Saturday night July 3rd. Now if you haven’t been to the website to know what I’m talking about, go to the site and read about it! We are a steel tip league but this tourney is a chance to win some serious cash! $10 buy in pays out $200 guaranteed for first place and pays down to third place. There is no handicap like most soft tip tourneys so this is a chance to go in head to head.

Read about both new tourneys (Steel and soft) as well as the new summer league at

Game on!


Monday, June 14, 2010

#darts ADO Region 2-2 Regional Qualifies and VCDA - League level qualifiers

The VCDA will be hosting Open and League Members only National Team Qualifiers, the dates are posted at:

Sunday, June 13, 2010

VCDA Updates...June 13, 2010 #darts

VCDA Updates...June 13, 2010

Ventura County Dart Association

VCDA vs. SBDA All Star Match
Spring 2010

Date: Saturday, July 31, 2010
Time: 12:00 Noon
Where: The Benchwarmer
1855 E. Main St,
Ventura Ca.,
(805) 643-4303

VCDA Team members are posted at:
VCDA All-Stars Page Link

Captains for the B &C Division Please Remember that
NO New players or Subs can play for week 15 or 16!!!

New SLR-Handicaps are posted at:

Standings through Week #13 are posted at:


Open and VCDA league level qualifiers are posted on the ADO Qualifier page
National Team Qualifiers

ADO Region 2-2 National Team Regional

The National Team Regional will be held on July 24th at the Bench Warmer in Ventura, Ca. Sign ups will be at 1100. Start time is 1200. Entry fee is $110.00. All games are 501.
Doug McDonough
ADO Qualifier VCDA Page Link

"Hawaiian Party" at the Bench on Saturday June 19th. This will include a dart tourney @ 2 PM. The entry fee is the standard $10. It is also a potluck and there will be a prize for the person who wears the ugliest Hawaiian shirt. We also have the 4th of July Oh MY tourney. we will BBQ for this one and there is a Chili contest with a prize to the person who makes the best chili.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Joy For Wright & Bromberg - #darts

STACY BROMBERG and Tricia Wright will contest the final of the inaugural PDC Unicorn Women's World Championship next month.

American star Bromberg and Surrey-based Wright will contest for the £10,000 winner's cheque at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool next month after winning through the last 32 in Barnsley.

Bromberg, who has based in Las Vegas, hit the jackpot with a narrow 4-3 win over Anastasia Dobromyslova in their semi-final contest, with the Russian hitting back from 3-0 down to force a decider.,,10180~2069569,00.html
12 Jun 2010

Should #Darts be in the Olympics?

Given that, for some bizarre reason, the PDC has not yet recognised my writing talents and decided to pay me (or at least expense me) to travel to all their non-televised events and do write-ups for them - if anyone from the PDC is reading this: hint, hint... :o) - I shall have to find some way of filling the barren wasteland between televised events with stuff to blog about.

Full post at--->

Friday, June 11, 2010

UK #Darts Magazine... It's worth having a look at this website

UK Darts Magazine, Your FREE Digital online magazine straight to your desktop.
With the latest News, Views, Interviews and Photo's from the BDO ,PDC,Grassroots and lots more.
You’re sure to have a good read !

#darts PDC Unicorn Women's World Championship

Here Come The Girls!
11 Jun 2010

32 TOP female players will challenge for places in the final of the inaugural PDC Unicorn Women's World Championship on Saturday.

The £30,000 event has seen UK-based Qualifiers held in Rileys Darts Zones last month alongside a series of International Qualifiers around the world.

Play on Saturday will be down to the last two players, who will then play the final on Saturday July 25 ahead of the World Matchplay final in Blackpool, live on Sky Sports.

Winner: £10,000
Runner-Up: £5,000
Semi-Finalists: £2,500 each
Quarter-Finalists: £1,250 each
Last 16 Losers: £625 each
Link to full article

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

$15,000 Houston Open, Jun 11-13 #darts

Sheraton Houston Brookhollow
3000 North Loop West
Dart's Rate $83/Night

Tournament Coordinators: Kris Hanson (aka Punkin), Vicki Willis

Tournament Director: Ralph Schomburg

Darts Supplies Supplied By: Ricks Darts & Games, 1-800-835-8385

On Friday Jun 11th, Houston will serve as the host site fore the ADO Masters National finals.

Thursday June 10th. This bar is ~10 minutes away from the Houston Open tournament hotel and it will be packed with players:


Coaches Sports Bar & Grill
17460 NW Freeway
Houston, TX 77040
(713) 466-7773

Thursday, June 10, 2010
Signup open: 8pm
Signup close: 8:30pm
$7 entry
$1,500+ Mystery Out Pot

Arachnid Boards.


You saw that right. $1,500 mystery out!

Over the past few weeks, this event has been consistently drawing over 50+ players. Payout is to top 4 places. First place purse has been averaging about $260.

Format is --- 501Open In/Open Out,Cricket,Choice; Double Elimination, best of 3 in both winners and loser's brackets

First leg starts with a coin flip...coin flip winner starts the first leg.

Loser of first leg starts the 2nd leg of Cricket.

3rd leg tiebreaker starts with a coin flip....winner of this flip gets the option to either.... go first or choose the game (501 or Cricket).

If a male and female are paired together.....the team with the female will go first in the first leg and the female must start the leg.....unless both teams are male/female pairs....then you coin flip to see who starts the first leg....female will always throw first in the first leg.

501 open in and open out. Finish on a triple, double, or single out. Easy peasy lemon!

Split bull in all games....yea, that's right....a split bull, just like the steel game. Which means everybody is gunning for the Triple 20 (not the bull). This format is ideal for experienced steel tip players.

This year will feature an exclusive "finals oche" with IMAG of board and scores displayed on a 50" plasma suspended from a truss structure. That's right folks we are moving into the big time here.

This logo and sponsor loop will include our Tier 3 sponsors and show appreciation to all the sponsors and players that have supported the 2010 Houston Open. Thank you players!!!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Andy's Blog post - #darts

Taylor Triumphs ... But Is It Too Predictable?

And Phil Taylor's done it again.

Not only winning the UK Open Finals over the weekend (broadcast on Sky Sports) but setting a new world record for the highest average ever in a televised darts match. A spectacular 118.3 average during his 9-0 win over Kevin Painter.

What was disappointing with the tournament was how his opponents caved in while playing him. With the exception of Simon Whitlock and for a time Denis Ovens, everyone else collapsed like a pack of cards.
Full post at:

Dartoids World 6-8-2010

The Premier League Final “A bunch of the boys were whooping it up in the Malamute saloon” is the opening line of the poem by Robert Service titled “The Shooting of Dan McGrew.” Fast forward to May 23, 2010 and the Wembley Arena where a bunch of darts fans were ready to whoop it up for the 2010 Premier League Finals. Funny thing happened – a power outage delayed the event 24 hour’s. That held the crowd to only 2,000 which doesn’t include a nationwide TV audience. Next door at Wembley Stadium England was laying a 3-1 “green card check” on Mexico in a friendly prior to soccer’s World Cup coming in June. When things got going in the Arena “The Power” got going full blast.

Click here for the rest of this column.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Nice How To Viceo: The Throw.m4v

It's worth a try!

#Dart player(s) needed for an established team playing in a brand new league.
Looking for something to do on a Wednesday night? Do you already play darts
in an area league and need a new challenge? An old timer wanting to get back
into it? Hell do you know how to hold a dart? A new league, a Gwinnett County
League has finally after all these years been formed and promises not to be your
daddy's league. It's a league for the players run by the players. Our team is
privileged to be one of six in this leagues inaugural season. We are looking
for one or two darters to fill our roster. We Play all of our games in three
different locations very centrally located in Gwinnett and not a drive all over.
Drop us a reply!!!! Hurry space is limited!!!!!
Dart Player(s) Needed (Gwinnett) atlanta craigslist

Sometimes folks miss good opportunities to get the word out about their darting activities, but craigslist is a free resource that anyone can use to promote darts!

Sunday, June 06, 2010

#darts ADO Region 2-2

The National Team Regional will be held on July 24th at the Bench Warmer in Ventura, Ca.

Sign ups will be at 1100. Start time is 1200. Entry fee is $110.00. All games are 501.
ADO Region 2-2

A new #darts blog....

Darter Noster
Theology PhD student and darts fan. This blog is about darts, a sport I've always loved watching, played as a kid and am trying to take up again. This blog will cover professional darts, the trials and tribulations of me trying to play darts, and anything dart-related in between.

Check it out!

Saturday, June 05, 2010

A new #darts site!

Charis writes:
... I can do the updates for the UK Open and might be write some articles in Bolton.

You can find my own site here:

The site is in English and German!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

from the email stack... The Moonspinners Ladies Only Shoot Steel Tip Dart Tournament

Blind Draw Tournament @ 12 noon
Saturday June 19, 2010
Fleet Reserve
14231 Garden Rd
Poway, CA
(858) 486-2300
Sign ups start @ 11:00AM
Food will be available
Contact Kim Kelly (562) 997-9987

FRA (Fleet Reserve Association)
14231 Garden Road
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 486-2300

Map Link: Fleet Reserve Association - Poway

from the email stack... Frank Funa - Memorial Service

Hi Darters,

One of our dart friends, Frank Funa of Poway, recently passed away.


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Born in Pittsburgh, PA on May 27, 1940, passed on May 28, 2010 in Poway after a long bout with cancer. Frank is survived by his wife Maxine of Poway, daughter Debra Kirsten, son and daughter-in-law John and Debby Funa and daughter and son-in-law Suzanne and Steve Catbagan, all of the Denver, CO area and stepdaughter and son- in-law Kathleen and Omer Evans of Aromas, CA, and his many beloved grandchildren. Frank was a retired Air Force Captain receiving his engineering degree from Colorado State and his Master's in Business Science from the University of Northern Colorado. After the Air Force, he worked in the aerospace industry. He was Honorary Life Member of the Poway Elks and was active at the Local, District and National Elk levels. He was an avid golfer and dart thrower. It was his honor to serve on the Board of Directors of the Identity Theft Resource Center. He also belonged to the Poway American Legion, the Ramona Masons and the San Diego Al Bahr Shrine and Scottish Rite. Memorial Service at 11 a.m., on June 5th at the Poway Elks Lodge, 13219 Poway Rd., Poway. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions in Frank's memory be sent to the Elks National Foundation, PO Box 310, Poway, CA 92074-0310.

Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on June 2, 2010

San Diego Union Tribune Obit – Frank Funa

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, June 5th, 11 am, at the Poway Elks Lodge. Preferred parking would be across the street from the Elks Lodge. All contributions for Frank’s memory can be made to:

Elks National Foundation

PO Box 310

Poway, CA 92074-0310

Poway Elks Lodge

13219 Poway Rd

Poway, California



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