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Sunday, August 29, 2010

#darts Jaws Bites In Canadian Masters

COLIN LLOYD picked up his third tournament win of 2010 with a 6-1 defeat of Jamie Caven in the final of the Canadian Masters Players Championship.

The Essex star denied Caven back-to-back PDC ProTour titles to take the £5,000 first prize - continuing the form which saw him reach the European Championship semi-finals a month ago.,,10180~2139002,00.html

Wes Newton 6-2 Mark Dudbridge
Colin Lloyd 6-4 Kevin Painter
Jamie Caven 6-5 Alan Tabern
Steve Maish 6-5 Dennis Priestley
Losers £700

Colin Lloyd 6-4 Wes Newton
Jamie Caven 6-2 Steve Maish
Losers £1,250

Colin Lloyd 6-1 Jamie Caven
Winner £5,000
Runner-Up £2,500

 29 Aug 2010

#darts Canadian Joy For Caven

JAMIE CAVEN took victory in Saturday's London Ontario Players Championship in Canada to claim his third PDC ProTour title.

The Derby ace defeated Michael van Gerwen 6-4 in the final to round off a fine day of darts, which included a 6-2 semi-final win over Dennis Priestley - last week's Australian Open Players Championship winner and the champion in Canada for the past two years.,,10180~2137260,00.html

Round Four
Wes Newton 6-2 Mark Webster
Colin Osborne 6-4 Alan Tabern
Kevin Painter 6-5 Steve Beaton
Michael van Gerwen 6-3 Mark Hylton
Dennis Priestley 6-2 Colin Lloyd
Mark Dudbridge 6-2 Denis Ovens
Jamie Caven 6-5 Justin Pipe
Andy Hamilton 6-3 Scott Rand
Losers £300

Wes Newton 6-2 Colin Osborne
Michael van Gerwen 6-4 Kevin Painter
Dennis Priestley 6-5 Mark Dudbridge
Jamie Caven 6-4 Andy Hamilton
Losers £700

Michael van Gerwen 6-2 Wes Newton
Jamie Caven 6-2 Dennis Priestley
Losers £1,250

Jamie Caven 6-4 Michael van Gerwen
Runner-up: £2,500
Winner: £5,000

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fundraiser for young #darts star

27 Aug, 2010 08:22 AM
THE Memo Club is raising funds to help one of Australia’s rising darts stars to attend a national competition early next year.

Jackson Wilson-Young, 13, will represent the Northern Territory in the Australian Junior Darts Championships for the third consecutive year.

After his first championships, Jackson was named Rookie of the Year.

This year he finished in a coveted overall sixth position.

Memorial Club Manager, Doug Logan, said Lin Andrews Real Estate had donated stubby coolers which are now on sale.

“The proceeds will go to helping Jackson make his way down south for the forthcoming championships,” he said.

“We’re trying to support a kid with a lot of potential.

“He comes highly recommended as one to watch as a possible future Australian champion.”

Mr Logan said Jackson is in with a good chance to be selected to represent the Australian team which will travel to South Africa in April next year.

“If he does get selected - and we’re all hoping he will - the Memo has already pledged support for him,” he said.

“It’s a good thing for Jackson and it helps to build up a good name for Tennant Creek.”

Friday, August 27, 2010

Pacquiao & Margarito to Fight Nov. 13 at Cowboys Stadium! - Top Rank Boxing

Pacquiao & Margarito to Fight Nov. 13 at Cowboys Stadium! - Top Rank Boxing

#darts Sunday League starting!! Blind Draw this Sunday

Soft-Tip Blind Draw
Dolphin Lounge
Sunday 29th, August
$5.00 entry
2.00pm start

This is to pair up the players for the new Sunday league which will begin on September 12th, the weekend after Labor Day. We have had a really good response for this league so I would like to get the teams sorted out as soon as possible so that I can have the packets ready for that weekend.

Anyone else interested please let me know as soon as possible as there are not many spots left.

This league will count, if needed, as a qualifier for the 2011 Team Dart in Las Vegas


#darts We are a week away from the SF Open!

The SF Open is a week away and we are all looking forward to seeing you!

The room rate special is awaiting you to RSVP your room and our Event special on PayPal is still $100 for all games minus the triples. The online, electronic payment special closes on Monday, August 30th. It is cash-o-la only at the Event.;

Everything looks great and we have had a great response so far, but it won't be even better unless you are there!

With the 3 day weekend, it is perfect vacation to come to. Darts then San Francisco to visit, a great combo.;

May your darts fly true,
John Bouvier
SF Open Producer

Thursday, August 26, 2010

form the email stack... #darts forum 8-26-10

Hello folks

The Bank Holiday is nearly with us so I thought I would let people know of
a few up and coming competitions you might like to take part in.

Pride of the Lion -  details


Burton Friday night Knock out - details

South Birmingham Darts Open - details

Rileys Worcester darts open - details

Sunnyside Club Knockout, Heanor - details


The Masons Arms Open - details

Plenty of choice for the dart player this weekend.

Latest news from the double16 site.

I have decided that I am going to start giving away some of the darts that
I have as monthly prizes. We now have a points system installed on the site
so for every new post that you put on you get points. The person with the
most points at the end of the month will receive a set of darts from me.
This will start as of September  1st but people are already having fun with

Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend



£10k prize and road to pro career starts at Rileys

Phil Taylor at Rileys
Will the under 21s world champ be the next Phil Taylor?
Young darts players have the chance to be crowned the PDC Unicorn Under-21 World Champion and pick up the £10,000 first prize. Preliminary qualifying for the first-ever Under-21 World Championship will take place at 42 Rileys Darts Zones on Saturday October 16 and Saturday October 23.

#darts - Purchase Grand Slam of Darts Tickets First

TICKETS for the 2010 Grand Slam of Darts will go on sale to PDCtv Annual Subscribers next week - sign up by midnight on Sunday August 29 to purchase in the Priority Sale period!

The Grand Slam of Darts will be played at the Wolverhampton Civic from Saturday November 13 to Sunday November 21, with 32 players competing live on ITV Sport for the title.

See Phil "The Power" Taylor in action alongside the likes of Raymond van Barneveld, James Wade, Mervyn King and Ted Hankey at the Wolves Civic - and secure your seats first through PDCtv .

Tickets will go on Priority Sale to PDCtv Annual Subscribers from 9am on Wednesday September 1.

Subscribers must have an active Annual Subscription at midnight on Sunday August 29 to be eligible to purchase tickets in this period.

Users with a Monthly Subscription are not eligible to purchase tickets in the Priority Sales period.

Tickets will then go on general sale from 9am on Monday September 6.

To subscribe to PDCtv click here – subscribers will also be able to watch coverage from the Grand Slam of Darts in November, including LIVE coverage for subscribers from outside the UK & Ireland.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

#darts Bad Day At The Office Wazza's Blogs

Australian Open 2010........... Ill never forget it.

A very bad and costly day at the office for me! Ok, ok.. those who come in and read my Blogs, YES I havent been around playing week in, week out like I should but this is due to personal issues.. then again what do I know, I am only married an unemployed unfortunately...
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Sunday, August 22, 2010

#darts Menace Claims Aussie

DENNIS PRIESTLEY wins the Australian Open Players Championship, defeating Mark Hylton 6-3 in the final.

Priestley, who turned 60 last month, took the £5,000 title at the Revesby Workers Club in Sydney on Sunday - a triumph which will secure him a place in October's World Grand Prix and edge him back towards the world's top 16.

Dennis Priestley 6-3 Simon Whitlock
Paul Nicholson 6-2 Rob Modra
Sean Reed 6-3 Preston Ridd
Mark Hylton 6-2 Mark Walsh
Losers £700

Dennis Priestley 6-5 Paul Nicholson
Mark Hylton 6-5 Sean Reed
Losers £1,250

Dennis Priestley 6-3 Mark Hylton
Winner £5,000
Runner-Up £2,500
21 Aug 2010,,10180~2129845,00.html

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ladies #darts stats now have a home

There is a new website in the works that is attempting to compile stats, list the draws, the results and player bios. "- So far the results of the full draw and results for Lakeside since it first started in 2001 are there, the full draw and results for the Winmau are there since 1994, a full list of previous winners since its start are there too. Zuiderduin Masters is also there."

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

#darts 26th R.H.A.D.T. flier

#darts Players hope darts skills bag a bullseye in world record attempt

Northern Irish darts player Daryl Gurney is part of a team aiming to break a darts world record to complete a game of 1,000,001 in the least number of darts.

The non-stop marathon event at The Weigh-Inn Bar in Omagh this weekend is expected to last around 35 hours from Friday afternoon to late Saturday night.

The eight-man team aims to beat the world record set in 1991 in a Boston pub, which took 36,582 darts to complete the game.

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Monday, August 16, 2010

#darts from the email stack... Cal/Hawaiian warm-up

Tomorrow Evening, Tuesday August 17th
The Dolphin Lounge
1274 S Magnolia Anaheim CA 92804
Cal/Hawaiian warm-up shoot  - Steel-Tip Blind Draw Doubles
$10.00 entry  150% Payback
7.30 pm sign-ups    8.00 pm start SHARP!!
RHADT Cal/Hawaiian Tournament details are below this message.
Monday, August 16, 2010, 12:37 PM

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Dartoids World 8-14-2010, #darts

Both Dartoid and The Old Dart Coach, Howie Reed, are back with new columns today! The T'oid's is brief while the ODC's is the usual length but there is a similarity to their subjects.
Dartoid: There is a fundamental difference between promoting with zeal and knowingly misleading people in an effort to garner attention and profit for your enterprise.
Howie: Toeing the Oche has for the most part been positive on the Professional Darts Corporation. They, the PDC, have accomplished in fewer than 15 years what the sport couldn't accomplish in the 500 years prior. A TV contract, the end of phony draws, real rankings and a new level of excellence from the oche. “So what’s the beef ?” With success sometimes those responsible for achievement feel empowered. In their own minds they become anointed as infallible and all-knowing.
Click here for the rest of Dartoid's column.
Click here for the rest of Howie's column.

Friday, August 13, 2010

#darts The very first World Championship

Recently the first PDC Unicorn Women's World Championship was played. Unicorn was the main sponsor of the tournament but it was not the first time Unicorn was involved in such an enterprise. Years ago Unicorn already once was the main sponsor of another tournament, as well a World Championship. This tournament set up new standards and one probably can say it was the starting point of the "modern" tournament.

This very first World Championship seems to be some kind of "forgotten" World Championship which is quite astonishing because in it's second year during the tournament the WDF was founded as a lot of officials were there anyway...
The tournament even was televised on ITV.
It is not really known why it took place only twice.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

#darts ADO CRICKET Qualifier at the Dolphin Lounge - revised post.

CRICKET Winner qualifies for the regional playoffs 
with the chance to move on to the national finals in
Las Vegas, Nevada
$10.00 Entry
Open to all players
Round Robin format will be used
1274 S Magnolia Anaheim CA 92804
Aug 28 & Sep 11
DARLA GLASS-HILL (949) 283-1736
MICHAEL GLASS (714)273-8104

#darts The Mental Game...

Zone, Focus, Mind and Thought Part 1

Zone, Focus, Mind and Thought

Often in games like soccer, darts, tennis etc, a persons mindset is important to excel or play at a satisfactory level. Everything at some point needs or requires your mind to work actively or passively. We talk about repetition to gain consistency is darts. We often use short cuts like preshot routines to set up a certain mindset. An example of this would be the Dennis Preistly finger lick or Taylors methodical setup before he throws. I often see people playing with their darts when they are waiting for their turn. These are all examples of triggers. An action that lets the mind know of what is to come up next. These tend to be active.

Zone, Focus, Mind and Thought Part 2

The Zone

So what the heck is it. Well its best shown by examples. Most of us have seen Jordan, Schumacher, Pele, Montana etc etc. Hit a point in their game where they are described as in the Zone. Interestingly, atheletes are only the most obvious examples of this occurance. Writers, Artists and Stock Traders are some examples of the not so obvious.
Michelangelo is most commonly associated to his paintings. Yet it was sculpting which he was truly head above his peers. He could see the form within a marble block. And would shed huge chunks of the precious Italian marble without hesitation and at an alarming rate. He would get in the zone while working with his favorite media.

Zone, Focus, Mind and Thought Part 3

The Mind

For many of us the biggest hurdle is our mind. Oddly our mind can be our biggest friend but also can be our biggest pain in the Ass. Everyone whom has read the first 2 parts of this series has taken complete and different aspects of each. Chances are only the parts that are agreeable have remained. Some of us, including myself will likely take it "as well its just an opinion". And yes that is all it is. But truthfully how much things can influence the persons mind is astonishing. A persons mind is as complex as it is simple. The old saying garbage in garbage out is true. If you consistently fill yourself with drivel when you are going to get that right back.

Zone, Focus, Mind and Thought Part 4


Zone, Focus and the Mind are all actually relatively tangible. We all know pretty well what being in the zone means, how and when we are focused and finally that we actually have something that churns between our ears with our mind. Thought however is a whole different kettle of tea.

Quote : -
"Written of my head as usual. I've had a fortunate wide array of experiences which have allowed me to come out with my own interpretation of the human every day psyche."

Senior Moderator Team

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

#darts (UK) Nationwide tour of clubs by eight greats

Eight of the world’s best players are darting into Rileys clubs around the country to open 17 new Darts Zones.

BDO World Champion Martin Adams has been booked for the tour along with Adrian Lewis, Terry Jenkins, Tony O’Shea, Colin Lloyd, Kevin Painter and former ladies’ World Champion Anastasia Dobromyslova.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

#darts flights giveaway

SEWA Newsletter This is from ScottyB.... Been waiting to pull the trigger on a set Fit Flights and shafts? Wait no more! Get a set for FREE!!! Simply answer the questions below (Do NOT post your answers here! Email them to me!!!) and you may be the lucky winner! If we get enough response, I might even draw a couple winners! [Questions can be found on in the forums] Answers to questions can be found at Only one submission (email address) per individual will be accepted. For this giveaway, we would like for the winner to be over 21 and someone that plays pretty frequently. The intention is to get Fit Flights into the hands of someone that will use them and post here online a review. Winner will be randomly drawn from all entries. 1 set of Fit Flights and 1 set of Fit Shafts will be sent 1st Class to the winner. We will try to accommodate your request for specific color, shape and type but there is no guarantee. Entries must be submitted by 11:59pm PST 08/15/2010. Winner will be drawn Monday 08/16/2010. Shipping only to the United States. Along with your answers, send your full name, Sewa handle, mailing address and email address to azdartspictures->at<-comcast->dot<-net subject: Fit Flight Giveaway _________________ Thanks Magic Darts for this new opportunity for someone to get Fit Flights for free! On another note we here at are planning a new Trivia/Scavenger Hunt like the original I ran 4 or 5 years ago (check the archives). This time it will be based on Magic Darts and Unicorn so brush up, get ready and don't be shy! After all, I suspect there will be some great prizes for the folks that survive the event! Cheers Erik - SEWA Staff

#darts exhibition Oct. 29th


An Evening with The Machine James Wade On Friday 29th october 2010 James Wade will be making his way to The Swan in Billingham!! for one night James...

Monday, August 09, 2010

#Darts and TV audiences – the UK’s biggest indoor sport!

It’s a great time be be a darts fan – after a real lull in the televised game in the 90?s, it’s really come into its own again.  Love them or hate them, Sky Sports really lit the blue touch paper when it came to darts, bringing a new high glitz, professionally packaged product to the sports mad public.  Their 15 week premier league has been a real exhibition of darts – a showcase event which brings in a wedge of cash to the PDC coffers, allowing them to fund the richest darts tour of all time.

ITV have got back into darts in recent years, showing the Grand Slam of Darts (which gets some great viewing figures off on ITV4), and has won many plaudits for its great coverage (not quite as full on as Sky’s effort, but possibly a touch more informative with better and more frequent interviews).  I’d put the Sky spotter & camermen 1st though – they hardly ever miss a single dart or where it’s thrown.

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Sunday, August 08, 2010

#darts CLD Countdown Begins

THE third Championship League Darts tournament will begin on Tuesday September 7, as the stars of the PDC battle for £200,000 in prize money across nine days in the internet-streamed event.

Championship League Darts began in 2008, and sees eight players per group compete in eight league days of the event, with each of the group winners returning on the final day to compete in the Winners Group.
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 06 Aug 2010

#darts Tricia Wright interview by Charis

I had done some time ago an interview with Stacy Bromberg for SEWA and now thought I could do another one with the other finalist ot the PDC Women`s World Championship, Tricia Wright, for my own site Wink .

You can find it here:

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Over 200 players expected for today’s #darts tourney

MORE than 200 darts players are expected to compete in the National Heroes Closed tournament at RBZ Sports Club this morning.

The tournament is expected to run up to Tuesday when the participants will be presented with prizes for their efforts.

National Darts Association of Zimbabwe president Meynard Moyo said eight provinces had indicated that they would participate in this year’s tournament.

"We are expecting players from

Manicaland, Masvingo, Matabeleland

South, Midlands, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland West, Bulawayo and the hosts Harare.

"Competition in the games has been on the increase."Mashonaland East are the defending champions and they seem to have an equally strong team again this year.

"The darts tournament is an annual event and it is now in its 29th edition and was put in memory of our heroes.

"I believe the best team will win.

"We want all those who want to watch and learn darts to come since most people think it is a game of drunkards, when it an interesting game.

"Our official opening is at 11:30am tomorrow (today) and our prize-giving and the closing ceremony is on at 9am on August 10," said Moyo.

Mash East top seed Peter Mulukhula is confident his side will put all it takes for them to defend their title.

"It will not be easy for other provinces

to wrestle the trophy from us, said


Individual events for men are going to be

interesting with the top player in Zone

Six David Nyemba from Mashonaland West back in top form but he will have to contend with Mulukhulu and Moses Ndlovu from Bulawayo.

In the women’s category, defending champions Midlands have also vowed to retain their trophy.

In other women’s games Melody Gezana from Manicaland looks set to upset top seeds, Tabeth Zhoya and Sibabone Mamwiri both from Midlands.
By Mbachi Mutukula-Maregere

#darts from the email stack... league sign ups

Anyone looking to play in a soft-tip doubles league on Mondays starting this week, August 9th, at 7.30pm, please let me know as soon as possible. There is room for a couple more players at The Dolphin Lounge.
1274 S. Magnolia
Anaheim, Ca 92804
or call me at 714-414-6257
the PDA is still taking sign-ups for the Fall steel-tip season which starts on August 24th. Sign-ups have to be in by August 15th at the latest...NO EXCEPTIONS!! Meeting is on August 19th at The British & Dominion Club.
Tuesday...Doubles (medley 501-cricket-301)
Wednesday....4-Person (medley 501-cricket-301)
Thursday....Trios (all cricket)
I can be reached at the Dart Shop or entries can be taken on line at

#darts #soft-tip Bud Light Dart League starts

The Summer/Fall 2010 season of the Bud Light Dart League began earlier this week with action in four divisions taking place in various sports bar and watering holes on Saipan.

Buddies Black Pearls currently leads the Kingfisher C-Division with a win-loss slate of 11-4. D'Pirates Sang & the Gang and Buddies Chagi Fan are tied in second with identical 10-5 records.

USSP Slow Hands (5-10), D'Pirates Lucky Shots (5-10), and Charlie's Team Sabalu (4-11) make up the rest of the field in the division.
Saturday, August 07, 2010
By Saipan Tribune

#darts soft-tip 24 July 2010 AM Super Flight Singls Final - Scotty Burnett,

Friday, August 06, 2010

#darts from email stack... The latest episode of The Wrong Bed is now

 up on iTunes and at and includes an interview with comedian, writer & darts fan Dave Gorman, and a look back at the recent World Matchplay, alongside all the useful nonsense.

Let's hope it's a good one.

Bach of darts & Tricky D

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#darts ADO East - West All Start Final - East 231 - 309 West

Stacy Bromberg has won her 11th Singles 501 Championship!

Darin Young wins his first ever 501 ADO National Championship by defeating Christian Haggermark 5-1 in the finals at Stamford, CT

#darts East-West All-Stars - mens

Final Totals
New pictures posted under gallery
East - West

231 - 309

Men's Bracket

Womens 501 National Championship Bracket

#darts Grand Slam Boost For (Wayne) Jones

WAYNE JONES is hoping to delight the Wolverhampton crowd in November after qualifying for the Grand Slam of Darts.
"I'm delighted to have qualified for the Grand Slam," said Jones. "It's going to cost me £1.70 on the bus to get there!"

 03 Aug 2010

#darts ADO 501 Nationals to follow. Live update on

ADO All-Stars and Youth Nationals starting in 80 minutes. ADO 501 Nationals to follow. Live update on

Does not really look live to me, but they are posting the standings round by round. So that's close right?
and some group photos:

Thursday, August 05, 2010

#Darts: Sky ace looking for blue-eyed boy to see off 'boring' Taylor

Darts: Sky ace looking for blue-eyed boy to see off 'boring' Taylor
SKY darts pundit Rod Harrington reckons the sport needs a pin-up player to replace 15-time world champion Phil Taylor and stop fans from switching off.
Harrington, a former world number one with both the BDO and PDC, is an expert for Sky Sports and also a director of the PDC.
He is putting together a youth system he hopes will find a player to replace Potteries legend Taylor at the top of the sport he has dominated for two decades.

#darts Super Series of Darts 2011.

The International Darts Players Association (IDPA) and World Digital are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new and exciting series of Professional Darts Tournaments for 2011.

James Halliday of World Digital says:

"Its great to be finally announcing the innovative Super Series of Darts which will provide the professional players within the BDO/IDPA/WDF systems an opportunity to compete and develop at the highest levels of open competition.
We can now confirm that we are finalising the first season schedule that will consist of 11 monthly Tournaments which will see the top BDO/IDPA/WDF players compete in front of both a live audience and relayed globally through Digital Distribution bringing the sport of darts direct to audiences and darts fans regularly”
“It will create a new and regular series of mid-week events on a monthly basis throughout the year, generating not only more prize money, but also increased exposure and prestige for both the sport and its professional players to a global internet audience. This has always been the key objective of our partnership with the IDPA and I am delighted that it is coming to fruition for 2011”

Full coverage of the Super Series of Darts will be available both live and on-demand through a number of internet partners, with highlight packages also being planned for broadcast through a number of media channels.
The World Digital/IDPA partnership is also pleased to announce that darts fans will be able to keep up to date with all the action on a FREE-2-VIEW platform, providing more darts content than ever before.

Martin Fitzmaurice, CEO of the IDPA says:

"The IDPA Super Series of Darts will be staged with a seeded structure and players will earn points through a results bases system. 2011 will represent the first season and the IDPA will select the initial seeding based on calculations across IDPA, BDO and WDF rankings and all Tournaments will be played within a matchplay format
“Needless to say, everyone within the IDPA is delighted that we are presenting this brand new series with World Digital for the benefit of IDPA, BDO and WDF players, and more announcements will be made in the future.”

Venues for the Super Series of Darts will be spread around the UK with Lakeside being confirmed as one of our hosts.

Bob Potter Proprietor of the Lakeside Country Club says

“We are proud to be involved with this new series of dart events and look forward to having the stars of the IDPA/BDO/WDF here at the Home of World Darts.”
Further announcements shortly.
Written by IDPA - 14th July 2010.
IDPA July 2010

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

#darts Bravo’s Backstage Round up

European Darts Championship 2010
29th Jul – 1st Aug 2010. Dunslaken, Germany
            We landed in a sunny Düsseldorf late on Friday afternoon; and after watching Thursday nights action live on Bravo, we where eager to arrive and  get a taste the action first-hand. After shoveling down some schnitzel at the hotel, we jumped in a taxi and headed straight for Stadthalle in Dinslaken, where we we’re greeted by a bunch of very jovial fans, enjoying a pre-match beer or two.
We settling down in the pressroom with the lovely chaps from the PDC, and got stuck into the first game. The first night had seen raining champion Phil Taylor win 6-2 to Co Stompe in what was a pretty edgy start, but clear finish for the people’s favourite. The second night saw some serious action, with hotly tipped Raymond van Barneveld edging out Andy Hamilton in an 11-leg thriller and favourites James Wade and Adrian Lewis taking the early flight home.
We caught up with presenter James Richardson at the end of play, who said;
“It started off brilliantly with Bernd Roith taking out Ovens which really got the crowed into it, then we had the German - Dutch clash that got the pulses racing. Terrific match from Colin Lloyd and James Wade as well, so its been outstanding; a real step-up from last night”

Saturday was destined to be a big one, with two 19-leg sessions on a very muggy and action packed day. The crowed where out in full force with fancy dress, home made signs and strong German lager was firmly on the menu. The first session saw Jenkins earning his last eight place with a 10-8 defeat of Simon Whitlock.
The break was filled with players-lounge banter followed by a quick pizza at the local Italian, then back to Stadthalle for the Bates vs Caven head-to-head, culminating in a 10-6 win to a delighted Caven. It was a tense moment as Roith took the lead over Van Barneveld, but he pulled it back and secured a 10-7 victory. Taylor vs Smith saw the champion carry on defending his rain with a huge 10-5 win. We managed to grab him after him came off stage and asked what his predictions where for the final’
“He played well, he’s a difficult opponent to play well against because he’s a loveable guy, everybody loves him….But as soon as it comes down to those final 5 legs, it’s a different kettle of fish”
Sunday was another hot day and the afternoon sessions saw some serious dart action. Both Taylor and Jones won their matches with bullseyes, pleasing a very hyped up crowed and 2nd in the world Van Barneveld heading home. It was all to play for in the evening final.
The first semi-final match was one of the tensest of the whole tournament and saw both Jones and Lloyd neck-and-neck for the whole game. Jones finally took it with a strong double 8, winning 11-10 and wondering if he would see the raining champion in the final.
The second semi-final was just as, if not more gripping than the first. Jenkins put up a seriously strong fight against Taylor, finally loosing out 11-10 in a tense last leg.
And so to the final, world champion Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor against Wayne Jones in his first ever televised final. The atmosphere in the room was electric and you could here a pin drop when the first dart was thrown. Half way through and Taylor was 5-0, you could see he was gunning for a complete wipeout. The final score was 11-1 to Taylor but the room was filled with admiration for Jones who had put up a strong fight.
All in all it was an amazing weekend. We had a great time backstage with all of the players and PDC members who really made it for us. What a bunch!

#darts from the email stack... Attention Tournament Directors!

After this weekend, we will be putting into production the ability for tournament directors to load tournament information directly to the ADO website and pay for the tournament via PayPal. This step is necessary for the tournament director to take advantage of the next step in the enhancement of the ADO website. More information on this step will be revealed shortly.

To register as a tournament director, please click the link below

David Hascup
ADO Webmaster

Monday, August 02, 2010

#darts form the email stack... round robin tournament

Hi Darters,

If you are into promoting Darts in your local area, you might be interested in
some programs to put on tournaments in a limited fashion.
WCDO has promoted over 68 tournaments running from 16 to 100 people.
These tournaments give the Up and Coming Players the experience of playing one
on one with many opponents, and give them more experience than they could get in
8 to 10 regular tournaments. Because these tournaments start with a Round Robin
feature it requires you to have a venue that would have a board for every 4 to 5
If you are interested, contact us at boby1936"at"yahoo-"dot"-com

Bob & Maggie Martell

Dartoids World 8-2-2010, #darts

The Old Dart Coach, Howie Reed, is back - with a rundown on the European Championships. Phil Taylor took the Big Bucks but it's Howie who is "over the moon."
Back in the day when the Old Dart Coach was the Old Rodeo Guy the days around July 4th used to be called “Cowboy’s Christmas.” The name emerged from a string of rodeos around that holiday that could make or break a cowboy’s year. Now with darts a professional sport the European Championships could well be darts’ Boxing Day. If the premise is accepted, I hereby proclaim that The World Matchplay was dart players’ Christmas and welcome you to The Stadthalle in Dinslaken, Germany for Boxing Day. With £200,000 in prize money, including £50,000 for Phil Taylor, this tournament is a big deal, with 31 players fighting for £20,000 in runner up money.
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Sunday, August 01, 2010

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#darts final Phil Taylor Taylor 11 - 1 Wayne Jones

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leg 11
Jones to throw first
Jones 60, 140, 40 (with one dart on the floor)180 leaves 81
Taylor 140, 137, 140, leaving 84
Taylor finishes the 84

leg 12
Taylor  83, 118, 136, leaves 164
Jones 60, 140, 100
Taylor wanting 164 leaves 28
Jones on 201 leave 142
Taylor takes the leg and the match.
Taylor 11 - 1

Not much can be said other than Taylor must be an Alien. No one can preform this consistently for so long! I think Taylor wanted to win 11-0, but Jones did manage to take the one leg to spoil Phil's Party.

#darts final 2nd break Phil Taylor v Wayne Jones

Taylor 140, 100, 100,
Jones 100, 100, 140,
Taylor wants 161, but leaves 24
Jones wants 161 and leaves 62
Taylor takes it.
Taylor 6-0

leg 7
Jones needs to find another gear to keep Taylor in sight.
Jones 60, 55, 100, 85
Taylor 140, 180, 135
Taylor need 46, and leave 32
Jones wants 201 leaves 101
Taylor leaves 8
Jones needs 101 but leaves 12
Taylor takes the leg
Taylor 7-0

leg 8
Taylor 100, 60, 95, 134,
Jones 85, 140, 60, 100
Taylor wants 121 and leaves 20
wants 116 and gets it! Jones breaks the throw.
Taylor 7-1

leg 9
Jones 140, 140, 85,
Taylor 180, 100, 14o
Jones needs 136 amd leaves 96
Taylor nees 81 and gets it.
Taylor 8-1 to break back

leg 10
Avg so far
Taylor 102
Jones 93
Taylor 140, 100, 140
Jones 81, 140, 70,
Taylor finishes the 121

Taylor 9-1

#darts final Phil Taylor v Wayne Jones 1st break

Jones to throw first.
Jones 81, 100, 140, 139,
Taylor 140, 100, 60
Taylor at 122 and leaves 25
Jones wants 120 and leaves 40, the dart bounced of the top wire of the bed.
Taylor breaks the throw
Taylor 1-0

leg 2
very strong scoring by both
Taylor needs 121 and leave 28
Jones needs 121 leaves 78
Taylor takes the leg
Taylor 2-0

Taylor avg so far aprox 111
Jones avg so far aprox 97
Jones 85, 100, 100, 71 leaves 145
Taylor 180, 132, 59,
Taylor wants 130 and leaves 32
Jones leaves  85
Taylor leaves 8
Jones leaves 38
Taylor takes the leg
Taylor 3-0

leg 4
Taylor 100, 99, 138, leaves 164
Jones way back in this one
Taylor leaves 69
Jones leaves 196
Taylor leaves 12
Jones 180 t leave 16
Taylor s6, miss, d3 to take the leg.
Taylor 4-0

leg 5
Jones needs this leg
Jones 100, 100, 60,
Taylor 100, 136, 180 leaves 85
Taylor leaves 14
Jones needs 101, and leaves 32
Taylor takes the leg
Taylor 5-0

#darts simi final Phil Taylor v Terry Jenkins

leg 11
180 leaves 261 for Jenkins
Taylor leaves 165
Jenkins leaves 180
Taylor leaves 68
Jenkins leaves 40
Taylor takes the leg s20, s8, d20
Taylor 7-4

leg 12
Jenkins scoring well to hold his throw,
Jenkins needs 100 and leaves 60
Taylor at 213 and leave 117
Jenkins takes the leg
Taylor 7-5

leg 13
aprox avg so far:
Fairly level scoring in this leg but Taylor holding on.
Taylor needs 125 and hits s25, t20, d20 takes the win.
Taylor 8-5

leg 14
Jenkins holding his scoring advantage in this leg and 180 leaves 47.
Taylor on 202 and Jenkins comes to the line to take the leg.
Taylor 8-6

leg 15
Taylor 100, 177, 140, leaving 84
Jenkins 121, 137, 36, lea 207
Taylor wanting 84 leaves 32
Jenkins leave 147
Taylor leaves 8
Jenkins leaves 87
Taylor takes the leg
Taylor 9-6

leg 16
Jenkins 100, 140, 100, leaves 161
Taylor 140, 177, 99 leaves 85
Jenkins at 161 leaves 31
Taylor leaves 25
Jenkins s 15, d8 to take the leg
Taylor 9-7

leg 17
Taylor 81, 140, 96, 100 leaves 84
Jenkins 98, 140, 140, leaves 122
Jenkins finishes the 122 with the bull!
Taylor 9-8

leg 18
Taylor 95, 96, 140 leaves 170
Jenkins 140, 81, 30 leaves 150
Taylor wants 170 leaves 72
Jenkins wants 150 leaves 83
Taylor leaves 12
Jenkins wants 83 hits t17, d16 and takes the leg.
all level 9-9

leg 19
Taylor 99, 57, 140, 80, leaves 125
Jenkins 100, 81, 140,  90 leave 90
T 75 leaves  50
Jenkins leave 40
Taylor takes the leg and the crowd goes wild.
Taylor 10-9

leg 20
Jenkins scoring enough to hold his advantage. Can Taylor test him?
Jenkins on 159 and leaves 71
Taylor at 224 leave 84
Jenkins takes the leg.
Level 10-10

Taylor 177, 81,
Jenkins 21 uncommon miss for Jenkins
Jenkins 81,
Taylor 137
Jenkins 87 leaves 312
Taylor at 105
Taylor takes the leg and the match!
Taylor 11-10

#darts simi final 2nd break - Phil Taylor v Terry Jenkins

leg 6
Jenkins 100, 60, 66, 98, leaves 40
Taylor 139, 59, 58, 140 and Taylor should see the double first
Taylor leaves 16
Jenkins comes back to take the leg.
level 3-3

Taylor 180, 139, 58,
Jenkins 100, 66, 83
Taylor at 124 and leaves 32.
Jenkins 140 to leave 112
Taylor takes it
Taylor 4-3

leg 8
Jenkins 83, 140, 99, 60 and leave 145
Taylor 96, 60, 140,140 leaves 40
Jenkins takes the leg
level 4-4

leg 9
avg so far:
Taylor aprox: 105
Jenkins aprox 98
Taylor 140, 121, 140,
Jenkins 100, 59, 60.
Taylor wants 100 and leaves 20
J at 282 leav238
Taylor takes the leg
Taylor 5-4

leg 10
The leg starts Jenkins 180, Taylor 140,
Taylor has pressured  the throw and gained the scoring advantage.
Taylor takes the leg
Taylor 6-4

#darts simi final Phil Taylor v Terry Jenkins 1st break

 Taylor to throw first
Taylor 140, 180, 58,
Jenkins 87, 100, 40
Taylor at 123 leaves 32
Jenkins a ways back and Taylor takes the leg

leg 2
Jenkins 140, 83, 140
Taylor 140, 85, 100
Jones at 138 and leaves 46
Taylor at 176 and leaves 91
Jenkins takes the leg
all level 1-1

l 3
Taylor 180, 95, 140
Jenkins 140, 100, 45
Taylor at 86 leaves 32
Jones at 216 leave 76
Taylor takes the leg
Taylor 2-1

leg 4
Taylor scoring well with 100, 140, 140
But Jenkins hits 180x2 to give him a firm lead.
Jenkins gets the leg
level 2-2

leg 5
Taylor 140, 100, 140
Jenkins 100, 60, 140
Taylor at 121 leaves 32
Jenkins at 201 leaves 110
Taylor leaves 16
Jenkins leaves 60
one dart does it for Taylor
Taylor 3-2

#darts Wayne Jones v. Colin Lloyd final

leg 11
Jones has 136 and leaves 36
Lloyd leaves 32
at 18, miss by Jones
3 darts no score by Lloyd
Jones s2, d8 for the leg
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leg 12
Jones 180 leaves 221 and Lloyd on 306
Jones 180 for 41
Jones leaves 32
Lloyd on 160
Jones gets the leg
all level 6-6

leg 13
180 for Jones leaves 161
Lloyd 96
Jones leaves 96
Lloyd leaves 20
Jones leaves18
Lloyd hits d5 for the leg.
Lloyd 7-6

leg 14
180 for Lloyd to start then 60, 83
140 by Jones to get 101
Lloyd at 78 leaves 25
Jones takes the leg

leg 15
Lloyd 180, 44 but more erratic scoring after that.
Jones at 176 and leaves 130
Lloyd takes the leg
Lloyd 8-7

leg 16
Jones at 118, but leaves 72, Lloyd brings it down to apply pressure,
but Jones takes it.
level 8-8

leg 17
fairly level scoring at this point.
Jones should have first shot at a double, but cant find a double.
Lloyd at 68 leaves 16
Jones at 62 leave 32
Lloyd misses all 3 at d16
Jones is back to win the leg.
Jones 9-8

leg 18
First few darts are erratic for both players, and Jones only just ahead in scoring, but 140 bring in reach.
Jones leaves 40
Lloyd back to take the leg.
all level 9-9

leg 19
Bravo scoreboard has gone on the blink again.
Commentators are calling the score very well to keep us up to date.
with Jones on 86 Lloyd finishes 50
Lloyd 10-9

leg 20
Jones to throw first and must hold his throw to have any chance to go further.
Jones on 86 Lloyd on 191
Jones takes the leg
all level 10-10

leg 21
Lloyd to throw first.
Lloyd leaves 307
Jones leaves 201
Lloyd 167 leaves 122
Jones leaves 61
Lloyd leaves 14
Jones takes the leg and the match.
Jones 11-10

Very close match by these two, but Lloyd must be gutted. He had the winning dart in hand, but could not hit it and Jones came back for the win.

#darts Wayne Jones v. Colin Lloyd partial recap

Well back in time to catch a a few legs of the match. Needed to run a few errands between session, and only just finnished.
Colin Lloyd is leading 6-4

#darts Sunday eve session - European Darts Championship 2010

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Terry Jenkins 10-6 Jamie Caven
Colin Lloyd 10-7 Ronnie Baxter
Phil Taylor 10-4 Mark Walsh
Raymond van Barneveld 8-10 Wayne Jones

Evening Session
Play commences 8pm German time (7pm UK time)
8.00pm Wayne Jones v Colin Lloyd
9.15pm Phil Taylor v Terry Jenkins

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#darts final Wayne Jones v Raymond van Barneveld,

leg 11
Jones 180, 43, 100,140 leaves 38
Barney 140, 98, 94
Barney from 110 leaves 16
Jones takes the leg
Jones 6-5

leg 12
Barney 180, 81, 96 to leave 144

Jones leaves 88
Barney leaves 16
Jones leaves 41
Barney takes the leg
level 6-6

leg 13
Jones 180, 140, 165 to leave 16
Barney hist 177 leaving 264
Barney leaves 164
Barney leaves 64
Jones takes the leg
7-6 for Jones

leg 14
Strong scoring from both players so far.
Barney at 130 and leaves 72
Jones on 94 and take the leg hitting last dart bull
Jones 8-6

leg 15
Barney 180, 59, 140,
Jones 140, 140, 140 leaves 81
Barney leaves 25
Jones leaves 39
Barney takes the leg
Jones 8-7

leg 16
Jones opens with 140, 100, 100
Barney hits 100, 100, 100,
Jones needs 161 leave 102
Barney on 201 leaves 160
Jones takes out the 102 for the leg
9-7 to Jones

leg 17
solid but not spectacular scoring from both and Barney holds on to take the leg
Jones 9-8

leg 18
Barney attempting to take the scoring advantage, but a bounce out for a score of 39 helps Jones maintain the advantage.
Jones on 81 Barney shooting at 179 leaves 42
Jones comes back and takes out the 81 and takes the leg and the match.
Jones 10-8

#dart at the 2nd break Wayne Jones v Raymond van Barneveld,

leg 6
Jones to throw first
Barney 136 leaves 36
Jones 158 leaves 60
Barney 1 dart needed for the leg wing
all level 3-3

leg 7
Barney 140, 136, 130, leaving 95
Jones on 206
and Barney takes it down to 40 leftJones leaves 106
Barney takes the leg
4-3 Barney

leg 8
Jones doing well and is holding his scoring advantage.
Jones from 120 leaves 80
Jones leaves 40
Barney from 48 leaves 8
Jones gets another chance and takes the leg.
all level 4-4

leg 9
Barney just holding his scoring advantage
Jones needs l61 and leaves 64
Barney for 112 leave 36
Jones hits the t16 d8 for the leg.
Jones 5-4

leg 10
Barney needs 121 and leaves 16
Jones needs 141 leaves 95
Barney takes the leg to make it
all level 5-5

#darts Wayne Jones v. Raymond van Barneveld

Barney to throw first
Barney 140, 140 to stat the leg
Barney 57 to leave 164
Barney comes back to finish the 164
Barney 1-0

leg 2
Jones140, 60.60, 121 leaves 120
Barney 140, 100, 105 to leaves 165
Jones leaves 64
Barney for 96 and leaves 18 missing a chance to break Jones' throw.
Jones takes it
all level 1-1

leg 3
Barney not scoring very strong but enought to hold hsi scoring adv
Barney 92 leaves 40
Jones on 136 and leaves 16
but Barney comes back to take the leg
Barney 2-1

leg 4
Jones only just holding his scoring advantage so far and should see first double
Jones 156 leaves 56
Barney from 100 leaves 10
Jones takes the leg
all level 2-2

leg 5
Barney 180, 177,
Jonse 180, 140,
Barney for 144 leaves 95
Jones leaves 80
Barney at 95 leaves 8
Jones takes the leg
Jones 3-2

#darts final Taylor v. Walsh summary

leg 11
not strong scoring from either player so far.
Taylor holds his throw and takes the leg
Taylor 7-4

leg 12
Taylor needs 142 leaves 40
Walsh need 32 and leaves 8
Taylor comes back to the oche to take the leg. Walsh knows that he has missed an important opportunity here.
Taylor 8-4

leg 13
Walsh looking to take advantage of slack scoring form Taylor with a 140, but Taylor comes back with a 180 to leave 161,
Walsh shooting at 164 but leaves 24.
Taylor shooting at 24 for the leg and hits it first dart.
Taylor 9-4

leg 14
Walsh is looking to expand his scoring advantage with a 14o, but Taylor hits back with at 174 leaving 128
Walsh leaves 48
Taylor 128 finish on the bull for the leg and the match.

#darts 2nd break review Taylor v. Walsh

leg 6
Walsh hit his first 180 of the match
Walsh on 64
Taylor on 128  and leaves  65
Walsh on 64  and leaves 40
Taylor comes back and finishes the 65
t  4-2

leg 7
Taylor stars the leg with 180, 140, 140 leaving 41
and Walsh is back on 173
and Taylor comes to the line and takes the leg
t 5-2

leg 8
Avg so far Walsh avg 97, Taylor avg 107
Walsh is holding his scoring advantage, but a bounce out leaves him with 80
Walsh shoting 120 but  leaves 20
Taylor is on 104 but leaves 16
Walsh is on 20 and hits it 3rd dart
Taylor 5-3

leg 9
Taylor has the throw but is not scoring well to start, but a 140 helps him hold his advantage
Walsh hits his 2nd 180 to leave 93
Taylor has 159 and leaves 32
Walsh needs 93 and leaves 7
Taylor leaves 8 rare miss for Taylor and Walsh will have a big chance here.
Walsh takes the leg
t 5-4

leg 10
Walsh trying to extend his scoring advantage, and Taylor dose not score well.
Walsh on 67 with Taylor shooting 202
Taylor from 202 shoots 170 and leaves 32
Walsh needs 67 but leaves 40
Taylor one dart to take the leg
Taylor 6-4

#darts 2010 Taylor v Walsh at 1st break review

Taylor to throw first.
Phil starts scoring well, but so does Walsh, and Walsh is able to steal the leg against the throw!
This could be typical Taylor slow start.
Walsh 1-0

leg 2
Again Walsh takes out the leg
Walsh 2-0

leg 3
first 180 of the match  for Taylor leaves 187
Walsh on 300 Taylor shooting at 87
Taylor leaves 32 but with Walsh no where near  a finish Taylor comes back to take it.
Walsh 2-1

leg 3
Taylor starts 180, 85, 121
Taylor needs 115 and leaves 71
but Walsh is on 24
Walsh to shoot 24 for the match, and can't hit  it with 3 darts (all were close)
Taylor shoots 71 to take it.
all level 2-2 Walsh must rue the fact that he had 3 darts for the leg and couldn't get it done.

leg 5
Taylor 180 to leave 221
Taylor leaves 161
Walsh leaves 182
Taylor from 161 leaves 24
Walsh leaves 42
Taylor takes the leg. Walsh must find focus to continue to pressure Taylor
Taylor 3-2

Euro #Darts Championships 2010 - Quarter-Finals

Terry Jenkins 10-6 Jamie Caven
Colin Lloyd 5-5 Ronnie Baxter - latest
Phil Taylor v Mark Walsh - Phil Taylor throws first
Raymond van Barneveld v Wayne Jones

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