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Thursday, September 30, 2010

#darts Gold Coast Shootout III 2010 reminder

Gold Coast Shootout III 2010

VCDA and the Seaside Highland Games
"Gold Coast Shootout III"
a $5,000+ Steel-tip Dart Tournament
October 9 - 10, 2010

Gold Coast Shootout Blind Draw
7:30pm, Oct. 8, 2010
at The Bench Warmer

For discounted Gate tickets please contact:
P.O. Box 1921
Port Hueneme, Ca 93044-1921
for more information call or email:
...Bryan Gosser at (805) 312-4375

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

#darts 2011 Las Vegas Open

PDF Flier link
33rd Annual Fleetwood Memorial $22,000+ Las Vegas Open
January 28-30, 2011
Tuscany Suites & Casino
Hotel Reservations 1-877-887-2261
For Special Darters Rate: ask for Las Vegas Open
...or Book Online at - code 12i0ne

ADO National Cricket Championships
Friday, January 28, 2011 at 9:00am

For more information:
Buddy Bartoletta

Laurett Meddis

ADO Office

#darts - sad news...

Ray Lee Alexander (1947 - 2010)

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Ray Lee Alexander, 63, passed away suddenly on September 18, 2010. He will be deeply missed.
Ray spent 25 years with Rains Department Store where he made his mark as a knowledgeable buyer and culinary expert. He loved to cook and was well known for his preserves and sauces.

Local Ventura County Dart Association - former league member
Obit link

Revelstoke Times Review - Local dart players shine at BC Senior Games

Revelstoke Times Review - Local #dart players shine at BC Senior Games

Of the 74 medals taken by the Zone, five of them were earned by the Revelstoke Participants.

... Ruth Boettger got gold in ladies doubles darts over 65; and Linda Bruder got bronze in ladies singles darts and gold in ladies doubles darts under 65.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mueller Recreation Products to Manage CSI Online Store

Billiards Industry Leaders Join Forces
Mueller Recreation Products to Manage CSI Online Store
Two pool and billiards industry leaders, Mueller Recreational Products and CueSports International (CSI), are proud to announce they have inked an exclusive 5 year deal to provide the best in cue sport products at the lowest possible prices to BCA Pool League and USA Pool League members and all CSI affiliates.

Margarito training shifts to higher gear

“We got a lot done in the first two weeks and Tony [Margarito] looks great. I love his focus and intensity, and our first phase of training camp was an eye opener for him and for me,” said Garcia as Team Margarito moved training camp to the coastal Southern California city of Oxnard.

Margarito training shifts to higher gear

Saturday, September 25, 2010

#darts Interview with Pär Riihonen

Pär Riihonen is one of the few "exotic" players on the Pro Circuit, one or the rare non British or Dutch players playing the complete PDC Circuit.
He is the first and till now only Swedish player on the Pro Tour and in the interview he tells us that is not really easy and definitely expensive.
But he nevertheless would do it again...

Pär - Sweden once was a great darts nation, one of the founder nations of the WDF and Stefan Lord one of the big names in darts. How is it now-a-days?

A Global Darts interview - (link)

Friday, September 24, 2010

#darts - Leagues of Our Own - Part 3

Steve Brown's blog.

I really hadn't intended dragging this league stuff out into three parts, but that's precisely what's happened! There are a few other facts – and little quirks, simply associated with league matches – that you may find interesting.
I know that some leagues in the U.S. do this, but it seems that very few rely on an open draw for the evening's games; many rely on the captains choosing who plays who, usually dependent on ability. In Britain, most draw for opponents, although sometimes they play “pairs (or fours) across the board”. All that means is that the pairings are based on position within the team - 1 plays 1, 2 plays 2 etc. This is most common in fours and pairs, and is rarely used for singles. It's called “across the board” as the teams are invariably written up on the chalkboard.

#darts flashback Tom Fleetwood

an article link from a friend:

Fleetwood was the Pete Rozelle of American darts.

“He was very instrumental in getting the sport organized in America,” said Jay Tomlinson, publisher of “Bull’s-Eye News,” the bi-monthly, leading American darts publication.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

#darts Las Vegas Open update...

Las Vegas Open!!! The Dates are Jan 28-30, 2011, the total prize $ is $22,000+, this is up 1,000 from last year. Tournament will be held at the Tuscany hotel. All information on reservations and events will be posted later this week.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

#darts according to Bulls-Eye News' facebook page-

Book your Flights  ... Las Vegas Open!!! The Dates are Jan 28-30, 2011
Bulls-Eye News

Monday, September 20, 2010

2011 Las Vegas Open will go on....

#Dart Tournament, In the last several hours rumors have been circulating that Las Vegas Open steel tip dart tournament (formerly run by Tom and Della Fleetwood) would be canceled, but according to folks on facebook, it will be taken over and run by the ADO. Updates will be post posted when they are available.

Link to prior Las Vegas Open post

The competition: New Walk on Tune for The KING - #darts

Mervyn "The King" King is looking for a new walk on tune from your

The competition will run until November the 20th 2010.
more at:

2011 PDC Calendar Released - pro #darts

don't see the Women World Champ event or Las Vegas on the list just yet... hope they happen this year...
THE 2011 PDC Calendar has been announced, with over £5 million on offer for the sport's leading players across 128 days of darts action next year.
Prize funds in PDC ProTour events will increase to £35,000 per event following the introduction of the PDC Tour Card at the start of 2011.,,10180~2155773,00.html

download the pdf at:,,10180~153211,00.pdf

Sunday, September 19, 2010

#darts updates from the BDO


The british Open 2010 pairs event was played at The Spa, Bridlington, today.


The BDO annual players Personalities of the Year Awards for 2010 were awarded to


Trina Gulliver & Ted Hankey lifted the Singles titles at the Elkadart British Open which was played at "The Spa" Bridlington today.

#Darts in Brasil

a post:
We just wrapped up the season here so I thought I'd share what it was like. There is probably nowhere near the number of darters in the entire country as there may be in one dart-playing US city, but those we have are very dedicated to the sport and include some pretty darned good shots. In Sao Paulo we had monthly matches in the format of round-robins followed by best-ofs until there is one winner. Each winner qualified for the season-end state championships. After a some 2nd place finishes, I qualified and came in 5th overall in the state championships. Although I didn't win, I still qualified for the state team and the national championships (Brasileirao) which was this weekend. 

click to read more:

Mill City Fall Open - Oct 2nd 2010 #darts

1st Annual Mill City Fall Open.

Events and Times are....

12:00pm - Mixed Doubles
1:30pm - Men's Doubles
2:00pm - Women's Doubles
3:30pm - Men's Singles
4:00pm - Women's Singles

Format for each event is Cork Calls (combination of 501 and Cricket)

Luck of the Draw to follow.

$12 entry fee per person per event. $2 charitable donation as Mill City Dart League is a non-profit entity. Payouts to be determined based off number of entries.

Polish American Veterans (P.A.V.) 201 Coburn Street, Lowell MA 01850
Doors to open around 10:30

CLICK HERE for the flyer

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Wade Snaps up Dutch Win - #darts

James Wade 6-4 Alan Tabern
Colin Osborne 6-3 Mervyn King
Terry Jenkins 6-3 Kim Huybrechts
Wes Newton 6-5 Jamie Caven
Losers £1,000

James Wade 6-2 Colin Osborne
Terry Jenkins 6-4 Wes Newton
Losers £1,500

James Wade 6-4 Terry Jenkins
Winner £6,000
Runner-Up £3,000,,10180~2157774,00.html

Saipan Electronic #Darts Association

D'Pirates Bar & Grill's Mama Snipers pose for a photo in their home bar last Monday after their 9-6 victory against sister team Strikers in the SEDA Ladies Division. (Contributed Photo) Yakau has a slight lead over D'Pirates Bar & Grill's Strikers in the Ladies Division of the Saipan Electronic Dart Association after beating Sande's Megatouch, 11-4, at home Monday night at Jonny's Bar.

Lois Blaluk, Ressie Takeda, and Frances Magofna won three of the four Singles 301 Double in/Double Out games to help Yakau jump out ahead early.

Then Yakau swept both Partners Wild and Crazy Cricket matches before both teams won a Partners 501 Double In/Double Out game.


Salbahe Bros. lead in B League

By Walter J. Sutherland

Salbahe Brothers obliterated D'Pirates Bar & Grill's IDK 4, 11-4, at home at Buddies Bar & Grill's Tuesday night to improve to a league-leading 70-35 win-loss record in the Saipan Electronic Dart Association's B League.

Salbahe Brothers and IDK 4 won a pair of Singles 301 Double In/Double Out matches


#darts league on facebook?

Does your league... (or ADO Region Rep) have a page? If so why not post a link to it here?

Ventura County Dart Association on Facebook link...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

PDC picks a charity to back

#DARTS legend Phil Taylor  has thrown his backing behind a charity's bid to create the world record for the largest number of people playing the sport at the same time.


And Phil is urging darts players from North Staffordshire and South Cheshire to get involved.
The current world number one said: "Each year the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) picks a charity to back and this year it is supporting SignHealth.
"When I was asked if I would help to promote the event and give it my backing I was only too happy to help.
"Darts is a very popular sport among deaf people because it's one of the few where you don't rely on being able to hear around you, like you have to in football or rugby...

#darts - Taylor: I’d go through about 300 sets a year...

DARTS WORLD GRAND PRIX : Phil Taylor, the greatest ever darts player, tells John O’Sullivan he intends to carry on playing for at least another five years before even considering retirement

Your Weekly Ontario #Darts Tournament Update

There are only a few events scheduled for September in Ontario.

To stay up to date visit the Toronto Darts tournament page:
facebook link

The 7th Annual John Briggs Memorial Mixed Dart Tournament
Date: Sat., Sep. 25, 2010
Location: Haliburton, Ontario

Lanark Open Doubles Event
Date: Sat., Sep. 25, 2010
Location: Lanark Legion Br. 395, Lanark, Ontario

Drayton Legion Dart Tournament
Date: Sat., Sep. 25, 2010
Location: Drayton Legion Drayton, Ontario


Find-A-Part Classic
Date: Oct 1-3, 2010

Mixed Doubles - Woodbridge Legion
Date: Sat. Oct 2, 2010
Location: Woodbridge, Ontario

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

$5,000+ Gold Coast Shootout #darts tournament - October 8 at 7:00pm - October 10

Saturday and Sunday at
Ventura County Fairgrounds
Santa Cruz Hall,
10 W. Harbor Blvd,
Ventura Ca.

Time:     October 8 at 7:00pm thru October 10 at 6pm
Location:    Ventura County Fairgrounds
Hosted by:   Ventura County Dart Association


pdf flier

jpg flier


For discounted Gate tickets please contact:
P.O. Box 1921
Port Hueneme, Ca 93044-1921
for more information call or email:
...Bryan Gosser at (805) 312-4375

More Info    Friday night Blind Draw at the Bench Warmer
1855 E. MAIN ST.
805 643-4303

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Happy birthday Tony David

1967 – Tony David, Australian #darts player

Under-21 WC - International Info #darts

SEVERAL international qualifying events will be staged for the PDC Unicorn Under-21 World Championship.

The inaugural PDC Unicorn Under-21 World Championship will be staged over the three stages, with initial qualifying events creating a Last 64, who will play down to the Final at the Barnsley Metrodome on Saturday November 6.

 10 Sep 2010

more at....,,10180~2150375,00.html

#darts Wizard Is Group Two Champ! - Tabern Sneaks Group Three Win

SIMON WHITLOCK defeated Gary Anderson 6-2 to win Group Two of Championship League Darts in only his second day in the internet-streamed tournament.

The Australian star booked his place in October's big-money Winners Group following a solid day of darts at Crondon Park GC in Essex.
Wizard Is Group Two Champ!
 07 Sep 2010,,10180~2146996,00.html

Tabern Sneaks Group Three Win
 08 Sep 2010

ALAN TABERN staged a sensational comeback from 5-3 down to defeat Gary Anderson in a deciding leg and win Group Three of Championship League Darts.

The left-hander entered the tournament on Thursday and enjoyed a superb day at Crondon Park GC in Essex in the internet-streamed tournament.,,10180~2147959,00.html

Darts- VCDA GCSIII tournament and Blind Draw.

The Ventura County Dart Association
$5,010.00 ADO Sanctioned
Gold Coast Shootout III
Oct. 9-10, 2010
Santa Cruz Hall, at the Ventura County Fairgrounds
(map link)
10 West Harbor Blvd
Ventura Ca.,
flier at:
vcda webpage

click this link for a .jpg Tourney flier
click this link for a .pdf Tourney flier

Friday night Blind Draw at the Bench Warmer
Oct. 8, 2010
1855 E. MAIN ST.
Bench Warmer page link
805 643-4303
$10 Entry Fee & $200 added

#darts New Thursday LOD on the South Shore

Thursday LOD
Sidelines Sports Bar
235 East Ashland St
Brockton MA

The event will be going starting this Thursday, 9/16.

8pm start
501 cricket choice
$6 including mystery out

$1 per ticket raffle for dream out: Pull a number out of the out bag and you have 3 darts to take it out. Bust and you're done.

2nd round time permitting

Bar adds $2 per player

more info at:

#darts 2010-8-23 – Sad News - Bill Turner

- From Katie Harris

Bill Turner, former ADO Board member, and husband of ADO Director of Office Operations Katie Harris, passed away Friday Aug 20.  Bill was a longtime player and Area Manager, and will be missed by all who knew him.  Details on a Celebration of Life for Bill to be held in California will be available at a later date.”

For those who have not heard:

I lost Bill Turner on August 20th.  He had checked into USC University Hospital for a 'tune-up' and 'liver transplant'.  Two livers were offered but were determined to be 'too fatty' for Bill's body.  Infection set in his lungs and his body could not fight it off even with all the best anti-biotics.  Then his organs began to shut down and that was it.  I was able to stay with him 24 hours a day the last 3 days and held him as he went.

There will be a short article on him in the summer issue of Double Eagle. It will ship next week.

For those who are local - a Memorial Shoot and Celebration of Life will be held at the Dolphin Lounge - 1274 Magnolia - Anaheim, CA  92804 on September 18th at noon.  Bill's son from West Virginia will be joining us.  Bring your darts and best stories. Hope to see you there.

Katie Harris

Friday, September 10, 2010

#darts VCDA vs. SCDA All-Star Match, Sunday, 9-12-10

Let's support our All Stars this Sunday at the Bench Warmer! IF there is time and interest  following the match we maybe able to have a Blind Draw Doubles Tournament.

VCDA week #4  Standing and Results are posted at:

The VCDA will be hosting an All Star match with the SCDA September 12, 2010

VCDA All-Stars updates at the following link::
VCDA All-Stars Page

VCDA Cricket Qualifiers 2010
$10 entry fee for all events based on min 10 players.

Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010 2:00 PM Bench Warmer
More info at the following link:
ADO Qualifiers Page

Events page has been updated:

#darts Steve Brown's Blog post - league ratings...

Leagues of Our Own - Part 2

Since I published the first episode of this particular blog, I've had to answer plenty of questions about English leagues. However, I think I'll have an even greater grilling after this! I've gone through some of the basic differences between leagues each side of the pond, but this one is surely the most startling; for Americans, anyway...

We (Americans, that is) know that virtually all leagues in this country are based on player classification, with players being segregated according to their league ratings. One of the problems with that system is that it's almost impossible to compare ratings between different leagues, cities etc. That's because everyone has their own weird way of arriving at their ratings.
full post at:

#darts Bob Anderson - knee replacement

After taking a short break from darts, spending a few weeks with family and friends in Tenerife, Bob Anderson, The Limestone Cowboy, will go into hospital on Monday 27 September for a replacement left knee.

Bob, 62, who retired from the PDC tour in 2008, has suffered for many years with chronic knee pain, following cartilage removal after footballing injuries in his youth.

He hopes to be in the Waterside Suite of Weston super Mare hospital for just 3 days, and will then recuperate at home in front of the Ryder Cup.

Bob will return to his darting exhibitions from December 2010, and any enquiries about these, after dinner speaking or any other bookings can be made via

All the best to Bob and his family and we wish him a speedy recovery!!! 

Thursday, September 09, 2010

#darts Dolphin lounge ADO Cricket Qualifier

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
Sep 11




DARLA GLASS-HILL (949) 283-1736

MICHAEL GLASS (714)273-8104

#darts - new season

The Amarillo Dart Association is forming new teams for the upcoming season. League season starts Sept. 21 and is played on Tuesday nights. Weekend singles and doubles tournaments and an upcoming $3,000 tournament are planned. For more information, call 806-654-0499.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Group One Success For Taylor #darts

PHIL TAYLOR began the 2010 Championship League Darts with victory in Group One, defeating Colin Lloyd 6-2 in the final of the internet-streamed tournament.

Taylor, the 2008 champion who was the runner-up in last year's Championship League Darts, booked his place in October's big-money Winners Group and claimed £3,100 prize money for his day's work at Crondon Park Golf Club in Essex.  -  07 Sep 2010

read more at:,,10180~2146254,00.html

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Miles picked up the game of #darts just 3 years ago

Miles Gallagher

This week's Cardi's Hometown Sports Hero is Miles Gallagher. Miles picked up the game of darts just 3 years ago and now at the age of 14 and entering his freshman year at Middletown High Scool.

$11,750 Lake Erie Classic #Darts tournament

Lake Erie Dart Association
The Lake Erie Classic
September 10 - 12, 2010
at The Radisson 35000 Curtis Blvd Eastlake, OH 44095
Sept. 10-12, 2010

flier link:






facebook link

2010-08-23 - 
Bill Turner, former ADO Board member, and husband of ADO Director of Office Operations Katie Harris, passed away Friday Aug 20. Bill was a longtime player and Area Manager, and will be missed by all who knew him. Details on a Celebration of Life for Bill to be held in California will be available at a later date.

#darts VCDA Updates...Sept 1, 2010

Week #3 standings posted at:
Bench Warmer first Sunday of the month
blind draw tourney is
Sunday (Sept. 5, 2010)
at the Bench Warmer
Entry fee $10.00

Also there will be an 
"Oh My" Labor Day tourney 
Monday Sept. 6, 2010
includes a BBQ on Monday
at the Bench Warmer
Entry fee $10.00
the Bench Warmer Page
VCDA Cricket Qualifiers 2010
info at the following link:
ADO Qualifiers Page
VCDA All-Stars updates: the following link:
VCDA All-Stars Page

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