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Saturday, September 29, 2012

#darts Christopher Helms Medical Fund details, let's lend a hand....

Carol Graham wrote:
Okay, everyone. Here is the information on giving. There are several ways to give. The "Christopher Helms Medical Fund" account has been set up at the A+ Federal Credit Union, Main Branch, in Austin, Texas. You are welcome to send a check or money order, made out to "Christopher Helms Medical Fund" and mailed to the following:
Elaine Bohls
2807 Vernon Ave.
Austin, TX 78723
or, you may go to this link and use PayPal. Just a little reminder that if you use the website and PayPal, the do take out a handling fee.
anyway, this is a start...

#darts Check out the Stage 7 Las Vegas tournament live

 broadcast @ 1:00 pm (PDT) on:

Rankings from the SHOOT OUT Round. Top 10 players from the SHOOT OUT Round;
1st Larry Butler 10169pts (USA)
2nd Frank Guillermont 9885pts (FRA)
3rd Jeremiah Millar 9774pts (CAN)
4th Darin Young 9420pts (USA)
5th David Fatum 9128pts (CAN)
6th Paul Lim 9101pts (SG)
7th Benjamin Dersch 8825pts (USA)
8th Patrick Kron 8806pts (USA)
9th Tony Martin 8766pts (UK)
10th David Cameron 8659pts (USA)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

NFL's handling of ref dispute insults fans - replacement refs

Laughter is our best way to cope, after all.
It’s just that here, it feels like the joke is on us. Shame on the NFL for letting it go this far.

Read more here:

full article at:
NFL's handling of ref dispute insults fans -

ADO Chris Helms serioulsly injured in a fall at work! #darts Region 2-2 California

John Lewis wrote: Today (Tuesday Sept. 26, 2012) in a work accident our good friend Christopher Helms, President of the ADO fell and was critically injured. He was life flighted to University Hospital San Antonio where he was operated on for a severe head injury. He is in recovery at this time and will be transferred to the ICU in critical condition. He h
as a skull fracture after falling off of of a second story roof at work today. Anita his wife and other family are at the hospital. He is in a medically induced coma to offer time for recovery. We don't know much more than this except he will be in a coma for several days. As he stabilizes we will have more information. Please share the news as quickly as you can to let all who know and love him know this difficult news.

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Spoke to Anita, last night. She is holding up, but can tell that she needs your thoughts and prayers, too. Today is a big step, as they continue the weaning off of the drugs that have Chris in the induced coma. It is a slow, very monitored process because if it is too quick, he could go into seizures. They will be looking for signs of him recognizing objects and faces, as well as wanting to communicate (the verbal will be difficult due the being on respirator). I have included Charlynn's 11:30pm post.

UPDATE: 11:30 pm Thursday

We are 60 hours into the 72 hour period that is so important with head trauma. Christopher is still listed as Critical, his vital signs are stable.

As explained in the last update, they have started to reduce the level of medications so that he can begin to return to consciousness. This is a delicate process and is done very slowly and deliberately, with constant monitoring to ensure he remains stable.

Continue to lift him up in prayer for a safe return to consciousness, and for his return to full health and happiness.

Understandably, the waiting is the hardest part for all of us, family and friends alike. I know that we (family) have been buoyed up by the out pouring of support and prayer. It is our hope that this community of support also find comfort through the very act of sharing the common hopes and prayers we all have for Chris. God bless each and every one of us as we join together to pray for Chris' full and complete healing.

Rest well all, and thank you again for your support and love.
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Puma #Darts Canadian Young Guns

The team at Puma Darts and Darts Canadian distributor Playit Direct are pleasedimagesCADO3EDS 1 to announce the "Young Guns" team of Canadians finest youth players -
Robin Barnes, Logan Crooks, Dawson Murschell, Shaun Narain, Oshie Watson and Steven Wilcox..
Puma Darts Canadian Young Guns

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012


14th September, 2012
We would like to appreciate every player who will be taking part in STAGE 7.
We are pleased to announce the final list of participants for STAGE 7.
Top players from all around the world be battling for the highest honor in soft-tip darts.
This tournament will be live broadcasted on Ustream.
Who will becoe the winner of STAGE 7?
Witness the best moments of soft-tip darts!


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Steve Sabol, president of NFL Films, dies -

The football world said good-bye to a legend of the sport Tuesday. Steve Sabol, President of NFL Films, died of brain cancer just weeks away from 70th birthday.
Sabol took over the mantle of NFL Films from his father Ed, who founded the company. Steve learned in March of 2011 that he had a brain tumor that couldn't be removed. Steve introduced his father during Ed's emotional enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August of 2011.

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Steve Sabol, president of NFL Films, dies -

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RIP Steve Sabol... always loved your work!

Monday, September 17, 2012

#darts Summary of August 2012 ADO Board Meeting American Darts Organization

Summary of August 2012 ADO Board Meeting

A player must represent his or her ADO affiliated Region at Nationals no matter where he/she qualifies.  Regional Directors need to send the results and money from National Qualifiers to the ADO office as soon as possible after the Qualifier.  Close out dates will be published.  Regional Directors are reminded that a copy of each of the National Qualifier results must be sent to their Area Manager ASAP as well as to the ADO Office.   Regional Directors are also reminded that all National Qualifiers must be approved by their respective Area Manager 14 days before the Qualifier and immediately posted on the ADO website.  The ADO office must also be notified as soon as the Area Manager approves the dates.  All Qualifiers must be completed 30 working days prior to the National event.

Summary of August 2012 ADO Board Meeting | American Darts Organization

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Global #Darts North American Pro Tour

Darin Young secured himself playing the North American Pro Tour a place in the PDC World Championship 2013.
Young didn't win one of the three tournaments but every time reached the final and ended on first place of the ranking. The first final he lost to John Part, the second to Andre Garman and in the third final he lost to Larry Butler.
more at:
Global Darts

#darts Sleepy Kramer get's a #book deal!

Anne Kramer writes about a great opportunity that has come her way, her website and articles have brought her the opportunity to write a book about darts! She writes:
I am going to be writing a book! Right before our trip to Canada in August, I received an email from an Editorial Director at a book publishing company in NYC. Apparently he had been reading my articles about darts, found my website to contact me, and he asked me if I would be interested in doing a book about darts. Obviously I said YES!!!! So I needed to submit an outline to him for the publisher to review to determine whether they would give me the contract to do it. Well, today I received the contract to do the book for them and needless to say, I am very excited! I feel like this is a huge opportunity to give something back to the game that we all love so much. I would like to thank each and every one of you that always took the time to offer words of encouragement to me in my writing, those who took the time to support me in all that I do, and those that are there for me as friends. All of you, and all the future players of the game are the reasons why I do the things I do to promote the game and this is now just the icing on the cake for all that effort I have given....and now it's time to get typing! The title they chose? THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF DARTS :-)

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#darts ADO Executive Officers Elections Call for Candidate deadline is now!

The Call for Candidates for ADO Vice President, General Secretary, and Technology and Communications Officer will be mailed before September 1, 2012 to all Board Members and Regional Directors.  According to the ADO Bylaws Article XI, Section 4: The candidates for ADO Executive Office positions shall be limited to the incumbent/past Executive Officers, Area Managers, National Youth Manager, and Regional Directors, except as provided for in Article VII, Section 7, Article XI, Section 5, and Article XIV, Section 5.
All candidates must be members of ADO in good standing.  Anyone who qualifies and is interested in running should contact General Secretary Carolyn Camp by email ( or by phone (415-488-9008) to receive a Call for Candidates form.  Please note that all Call for Candidate forms must be returned on or before September 12, 2012.

American Darts Organization

Friday, September 07, 2012

#darts The Young Darts Players

#darts ESPN to broadcast exclusively live Winmau World Masters 2012

September 5th, 2012 James Berg 

  • ­    Ray Stubbs to present extensive tournament coverage live from Hull
ESPN will broadcast exclusively live coverage of the BDO Winmau World Masters for a second consecutive year, continuing ESPN’s commitment to bringing viewers some of the best darts action Europe has to offer. The tournament will take place between 10th and 14th October in Hull City Hall, with ESPN broadcasting exclusively live coverage of key sessions from 12th to 14th October.
 The coverage will be led by Ray Stubbs, presenter of both the BDO World Professional Darts Championships and the Winmau World Masters for several years during his time with the BBC.

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Thursday, September 06, 2012

#darts Thorn Around The World, Part 27: “Delving Into Delft”

Submitted by on September 5, 2012 – 5:39 pm 
When I opened my eyes it was dark. The train was trickling down the track with that familiar click; most passengers had disembarked somewhere between London and the dwindling number of depots between the famous city and the eastern coast of Great Britain. The port of Harwich –and my overnight Stena Line ferry to Holland–was just ahead. I was about to enter my seventh country in three weeks.
I was tired from two days of high speed sightseeing through Wales and England, but nothing picks me up like the thought of a boat ride. This one would be like a poor man’s cruise, including a sleeping cabin, while I floated across the English Channel to the Netherlands.
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#darts NAPT Event Attracts Stars

OVER 100 players will compete in the final event of the 2012 PDC North American ProTour this weekend in Atlantic City.

The tournament, being held as part of the Atlantic City Open weekend at the Resorts Casino Hotel, will be the third on the North American ProTour and see $10,000 prize money paid.

List of PDC NAPT Event Three Entries
Sunday September 9, Atlantic City at:,,10180~2910618,00.html

Sunday, September 02, 2012

#darts #practice A Better Way to Practice

If you really want to be a quality dartplayer you really have to put your time in on the pratice board. Some folks put in hours, while others may not seem to need as much to preform well, but in the end we must find what works for us. This article by violinist Noa Kageyama highlights the importance of the nature and quality of your practice.

A Better Way to Practice
Noa Kageyama   

While it may be true that there are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going, there certainly are ways of needlessly prolonging the journey. We often waste lots of time because nobody ever taught us the most effective and efficient way to practice. Whether it's learning how to code, improving your writing skills, or playing a musical instrument, practicing the right way can mean the difference between good and great.

You have probably heard the old joke about the tourist who asks a cab driver how to get to Carnegie Hall, only to be told: "Practice, practice, practice!"

I began playing the violin at age two, and for as long as I can remember, there was one question which haunted me every day.

Am I practicing enough?
What Do Performers Say?

I scoured books and interviews with great artists, looking for a consensus on practice time that would ease my conscience. I read an interview with Rubinstein, in which he stated that nobody should have to practice more than four hours a day. He explained that if you needed that much time, you probably weren't doing it right.

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#darts 2012 Colorado Open Public Event · By RMDA Tournaments

October 4 at 7:00pm until October 7 at 10:00pm in MDT

$15,000+ steel-tip tournament.

Rooms are still only $79/night until 9/02/12 (ask for Rocky Mountain Dart Assoc. rates).

We're very excited and proud to be hosting the ADO US Team National Finals with our tournament!

Don't forget 101 Darts on Thursday, October 4th!

You can get more info at our Colorado Open FB page,
Colorado Open RMDA webpage,

Or contact Cindy at 303 915 8154 or

We can't wait to see everyone here!

Please share this invite with all those you think would be interested - thanks!!

#darts PDC North American Players Tour event on Sunday Sept 9th

Please join us for Event #3 of 3 on the 2012
PDC North American Pro Tour

Event Flyer:

"More Prize Money, Less Events, Longer Formats"

This $18,000 weekend encompasses a
PDC North American Players Tour event on Sunday Sept 9th
with the Atlantic City Open on Friday Sept 7th &
Saturday Sept 8tht

THE PDC NAPT Players Tour event is open ONLY to

ATLANTIC CITY OPEN Schedule: $8,000 event
Fri 8:30 Draw Doubles 501 ($20 per player) ($1,360 prize pool)
Sat 10am Men's Doubles 501 ($40 per team) ($1,920 prize pool)
Sat 11am Ladies Doubles 501 ($40 per team) ($850 prize pool)
Sat 2pm Men's Singles 501 ($30 per player) ($1,930 prize pool)
Sat 3pm Ladies Singles 501 ($30 per player) ($900 prize pool)
Sat 6pm Mixed Doubles 501 ($40 per team) ($1,040 prize pool)
-team events are best of 5 legs / singles are best of 7 legs-

***The Atlantic City Open is ADO sanctioned***
Entries for Atlantic City Open events are day of

Sun 12pm Singles 501 ($100 per player) ($10,000 prize pool)
Best of 11 legs

NAPT tour events are all pre-registration required and the deadline for event #3 is Monday Sept 3rd, 2012 12:00pm EST

The 2012 PDC NAPT will be the start of a PDC North American Order of Merit and there will be additional events added in 2013 (2 events) and 2014 (3 events) and this will be the
PDC North American Pro Tour and Order of Merit.
The NAOoM will be the basis of awarding spots in future PDC Championship events

*The player atop the 2012 Order of Merit after the 3 tour events will be invited to play in the 2013 PDC World Championship!!!

To register and get more event information and hotel booking info:

U.S. Contact: Jay Tomlinson
Ph# 800-688-3278

Canadian Contact: Clive Eynon
Ph# 519-429-4596

#darts BDOResults ‏@BDOResults

It's not too late to follow the results today!

Morning everybody! We'll be tweeting throughout the day, bringing as many results as we can, as well as updates from ALL stage matches!!

#darts Ladies Rankings 8/31/12, North America Professional Darts Alliance (NAPDA)

Latest Ladies Order of Merit fro Jan 1 to August 31 2012

Saturday, September 01, 2012

October 13-14, 2012, #darts $5,000 Gold Coast Shootout - V Darts Tournament

Ventura County Fairgrounds 10 W. Harbor Blvd. Ventura, Ca
    $5,000 Gold Coast Shootout - V
October 13-14, 2012
at the Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd. Ventura, Ca
Tournament Director Bryan Gosser(805)312-4375

Friday, Oct. 12th, Modified Chicago Blind Draw 8:00pm
at the Bench Warmer

Sat. 13th
10am Draw Doubles 501
12noon Men's Singles 501
1pm Women's Singles 501
2:30p Open Doubles Cricket
4:30pm Draw Mixed Doubles 501

Sun. 14th
10:30 Open Doubles 501
1pm Men's Singles Cricket
2pm Women's Singes Cricket
3:30pm Draw Doubles Chicago
RV parking available, contact
Amtrack stops at adjacent to the fairgrounds gate so take the train if you like.
flier at:

What would you all think of selling your old sets of darts on consignment at the GCS-V! Just looking to gauge the interest. Everyone has a few old sets of darts just laying about collecting dust, so what do you think?

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