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Sunday, August 19, 2012

#darts "Old Darters never die. They just fade away.", an interesting post on dartplayer forum

WC wrote:
"Ever wonder what happened to the massive number of competitive and recreational darters that packed public venues in the 70's and 80's?

Even if they reached a point where the pressure and regimen of leage/tournament competition was beyond them, why are they not still meeting up with friends for a pint and a friendly game or two or spending time on their board at home?

Virtually everyone here knows at least one person who was very active for years and just is not there any more. I know from personal experience because I was one of them

Why have we “just faded away?”

What can be done so that, at some point, you don’t “just fade away” too?

IMO, there are a myriad of excuses but only few actual reasons.

What are your thoughts.


The post got me thinking...
I find it interesting that darts is not much of a family game here in the USA, so much of the time when you have to focus more on family you find that darts gets set aside...

Wouldn't it be great if there could be a family "darts night" at family friendly establishments around town, or if you could hear your friends say; "I have to take the kids to their darts practice tonight." Or if at family reunions the old folks could sit around and say: "Little Annie just got select to her darts league's All-Star team!"

... if only it could be like that we wouldn't be having this conversation.

- DT

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