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Monday, December 23, 2013

Season's Greetings to all you #darts folks!

Check out this video!

Cool math tricks.... #darts

Feeling math challenged when you are asked to chalk? This video could help!

Monday, July 01, 2013

#darts #video of the day 7/1/13

How To Play Darts: Tips for Beginners - For all the folks we want to pick up the game of darts!

#darts The 8th ADA Tour -- Singles Cricket A-Flight (Final)

An enjoyable match to watch!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

#darts Are you a member of the SCDA, are you a friend of the SCDA?

No matter who you are just take a few munites to checkout this video:

#darts, If you have not seen this Region 2-2 ADO National Qualifier, take some time to check it out!

#darts June 28, 2013 #DARTSLIVE and the AMERICAN DARTERS ASSOCIATION Partner up, Game On!!

By Karl Remick, American Darters Association VP

 

The American Darters Association (ADA) and DARTSLIVE US are proud to announce their partnership in the world of darts.

Together they have a passion and vision to increase fun and enhance the sport of soft tip darts in North America!   Meetings, sharing information and future planning, took place with visits this Spring, one to St. Louis and the other to San Francisco, with ADA Home Office Gloria Remick CEO and Karl Remick VP, meeting with DARTSLIVE US Rob Heckman COO.
more at:
http://www.adadarters.com/news/2013/06_28_2013%20Dartslive.html

#darts #video UK Open 2013 - Taylor vs van Gerwen

I hope to see these guys go at it many times in the future!

#Darts for Dogs hits bullseye

Darts and dogs do go together

#Darts #video of the day 6/30/13, you can't beat a 9 darter!

Talk about pure JOY!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

#Darts video of the day 6/26/13: Las Vegas Dessert Classic 2009 - Second Round - Priestley vs Taylor

What are you doing to get #darts into your local schools?

Many of you know, or have heard of Mr. Irete and you know that darts are his passion.... well this is what he's up to now:

L David Irete wrote on facebook:
The Meeting with My daughters Math teacher went very well. She is really excited about approaching the schools administration with the proposal to use Darts as a tool in the math classes.
This could be ground breaking material, I'll keep you up on the latest.

PS: please share this if you have any interest in seeing a darts community in this country (usa) in the future. ( 'less your talking about your local assisted living facility league )
ie: http://www.schoolsworld.tv/node/594

NY Premier League #darts #live 6/26/13

Sunday, June 23, 2013

#Darts #video of the week 6/23/13

A promo from 2013 Dartslive France. Check it out!

#darts #shop Darts and Things! My favorite Darts Store in LA...

There are not many brick and mortar dart stores left here in SoCal, but it is a rare treat to have a place to walk into and have a look at a great selection of darts products & try them out. Vickie Williams, even though she is a bit camera shy, is the proprietor and is very helpful. Thanks for all of your hard work! And now a video promo for your enjoyment!


Friday, June 21, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sunday, June 09, 2013

#darts ADO National Qualifier groups at the Dirty Bull 6/9/13



Mens group Spades:
Chris Holman
JD
Joey Burt
Paul Behl
Howard Meyers
Tom Crawford
Rob S.
Bryson Gibson

Mens groups Diamonds:
Tim Hopkins
Chris Latham
Steve Foley
Steve Whitehead
Reu
Jeff Hewes
George
Erik Schiefen

Womens group Clubs:Rene
Carmen
Julianne
Rachel
Christa

ShannonRaylyn
Carol
Jenn

Qualifier updates 6/9/13 #darts


Watch https://www.facebook.com/pages/Region-2-2-California/306655384308 for updates on the Region 2-2 ADO National Qualifier from the Dirty Bull.

#darts ADO Region 2-2-National Qualifier 6/9/13


Finally home from a long day of running the events at the Dirty Bull. Joey Navardes and Eric Zarlenga won the draw doubles, Chris Holman won the qualifier for tomorrow's Regional, and Eric Zarlenga and I split the singles. Now 4 hours sleep before heading back down to the DB for the Regional.


Well, the ADO Region 2-2 National Qualifier is underway. There are 16 men (2 brackets of 8) and 9 women (a bracket of 5 and one of 4). We hope to have a live broadcast up and running shortly after 12 noon. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

#darts - Hail to the VICTORS!


Great job! Bryson Gibson & Howard Meyers won the Tuesday night men's qualifier! The 3 women going are Raylyn Williams, Julianne Richardson & Rene. We are happy to be sending 8 players (5 men & 3 women) to the National Qualifier at the Dirty Bull Tavern, Sunday, June 9th! We want to thank everyone that turned out and played in this qualifier. The three other mens winners are Paul Behl, Joseph Burt and Steve Whitehead, and we wish everyone luck at the National Qualifier!

We would also like to thank all of those that participate in our qualifier fundraisers, which helped us send a three women to the National Qualifier!
click here for the link on facebook

Also please stay tuned for further details about a Saturday, June 8th blind draw at the Dirty Bull. Here is what we know so far:

Joseph Burt wrote:
ok this just in the DIRTY BULL is having a blind draw on sat JUNE 08 signups start at 1 pm starts at 2 pm this is a steel tip tourny and also the ADO REGIONALS will be held on sunday at 10 am thank you there will be money added on sat stay tuned for more info...

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

#darts Did you happen to catch the Challenge Match between Howard & Dax at the Dirty Bull?

If you missed it, L. David Irete streamed it live via google hangouts, you can view it on youtube.com
It's really cool that we can showcase talented darters on the internet, and there will be more to come. There is a plan in the works to stream the ADO Region 2-2 National / Regional qualifier June 9th at 2pm(event link), from the Dirty Bull (facebook link)

Watch for details!

#darts - VCDA Open Local Qualifier tonight at the Benchwarmer - 6/4/13 at 7pm

I understand that many ADO leagues don't hold open qualifiers, but in hopes of growing the league and providing opportunity for area players the VCDA conducts Open Local ADO qualifiers regularly. It's something that most leagues should consider, not saying they would have to do a lot of them, but a few each year would help raise the competitive edge of players in the league. Just think of it, wouldn’t you spend $10 a session or so for any other type of lessons, if you don’t see yourself as competitive, think of qualifiers as Darts Boot camp!

VCDA Open Local ADO Qualifiers
From facebook: We hope to have a good turn out for our Open ADO Qualifier at the Bench Warmer on Tuesday night at 7:30 pm (entry fee $10). Our goal is to qualify two men and two women to go to the National / Regional Qualifier at the Dirty Bull on Sunday, June 9th. We are already sending 3 men, so come out and help us send a total of 5 men and 2 women. See you at the Bench. Post or message with any questions that you may have. link: Visit vcda.org for regular ADO qualifier information!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

#darts update: VCDA Open ADO All Star 501-Singles Qualifier Schedule


VCDA ADO All Star 501-Singles Qualifier Schedule
VCDA Open Local Qualifiers ADO All Star 501-Singles:
Entry Fee $10, based on 8 players.
Date: Location: Time:
Sun 5/26/2013 Bench Warmer 2:00pm
Tues 6/4/2013 Bench Warmer 7:30 pm
Winners advance to the Regional Qualifier at Dirty Bull Tavern

21797 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, Ca. 91364 (818) 610-8308.
When: Sunday June 9th 2013, Registration: 10:00 am, Start: 10:30 am

Entry Fee $110.00

Game: 501 Modified round robin depending on the number of players.

For more information contact:

Bryan Gosser (805) 312-4375
vcda@vcda.org

Monday, May 20, 2013

#Darts Advice for players looking to improve thier game... Cali West

A few days ago I was talking with some players that are fairly new to the game, and issue off accuracy came up. We talked about the importance of being able to have your darts consistently land in a tight group. I told them that working on having good groups was more important for someone looking to improve their game than hitting a specific target when you are just starting out, because it shows you are able to consistently repeat your throw. Then the big question came out: "Why can't I consistently group my darts no matter how hard I try?"

The answer is simple... most folks move their bodies too much! You throw the darts with your arm and hand... nothing more nothing less! Then I suggested that they have a look at this interview with Cali West!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

#darts - It's officially over... SCDA defeats Dino M. Zaffina

Roughly two years ago Mr. Zaffina attempted to hijack a dart league that has promoted the game of darts in Southern California for the last fifty years. Many of you may have followed the struggles of the league to regain it's name, trademark and right to play league darts in the L.A. area. For an article that sums it up please see the story at this link:
Darts Association Beats Back Dino M. Zaffina, Saves Trademark

Update....
Allison Irete wrote:
Heres's your chance to write a yelp review and thank our fantastic lawyers that worked so hard to save this dart league! They would be most grateful, just like we are for their help!!


… please visit the link, and refer your friends... lawyers who are friends to dart players is a real plus!

Something that has not been talked about much lately, is the expense of winning this legal battle. Fundraiser tournaments / events could be a good thing!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

#darts #dartslive Did I mention that there would be video of the event?

DARTSLIVE USA Super League I Fiesta !!


As you can see, there was a lot to see and do at this event, and who knows who will be spotted in these videos. No matter who you see, they were having fun! Well Done Mr. Irete!

#darts #dartslive My ride with Irete… or Darts Maddness...


while spending an exciting weekend at the first Dartslive Super League Fiesta at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas, I ran into friend and Darts Promoter L. David Irete, it's not like I didn't know he would be there... He is the guy that is media production for darts in the U. S. of A. WITH a very extensive history of recording darts events for your viewing pleasure; he also does some impressive videos to promote dart events. As most of you know, not only does Irete have an impressive resume with darts events, but L. David Irete (IMDB link) is also the top video production guy on Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! So what do you talk about with a guy like that on a five hour drive from Las Vegas to Ventura County? Well of course it has to be darts!
The number one topic on the list was the Dartslive event that just concluded on Sunday night, the future of Dartslive and some things that could help improve all things darts for the future. Granted that much of what's been discussed, was just wild "What if ideas...." being discussed by a couple of guy’s obsessed with darts, who have been around darts in it's glory days, and who want everyone to take a few moments to objectively look at the game of darts, and see if they can come up with ways to effectively collaborate on build darts in a sustainable way. 
First off let it be said that this conversation was not about comparing steel and soft, or we were not trying to say which is best for the future of the game. It was more about brainstorming. Let me say first off that Rob Heckman. his staff and volunteers did a masterful job of putting on the first super league darts fiesta!

Now that the stage has been set it's time to talk about the ride from LA to Ventura County....

The big question I had when we hit the road was, when and where will we see the pictures and video from the event.

Pictures were being posted on facebook on the Dartslive page, and by Irete on his facebook page. In the future you will see more photo's and video show up on the Dartslive website to tell the story of Dartslive and Dartslive players at the Fiesta. That question answered we went on with ideas and imaginations about the future of darts in many different forms.

If you talked darts with Irete for the six hours it takes to drive from Las Vegas to Ventura you might cover some of the same topics that we hit on. So in no particular order here it is.

Can Dartslive bring back the "Golden Age of Darts" in North America? We really think it can because it caters to the grassroots darter, and it gives every player the chance to play darts or compete on their terms / skill level. If you just want to hangout for a casual game of darts you can do it with Dartslive, you can also choose to play in an in-house league, or in the Dartslive Super League. You can find your own level of competition, or social play with Dartslive and you can do it locally or internationally.

Can steel-tip darts benefit from Dartslive coming onto the scene? We were sure that it could if, steel-tip & soft-tip players don't become too entrenched in the us against them attitude which has pervaded the darts scene all across the continent. There can be crossover to great benefit both types of players. Many steel-tippers could benefit from the repetition of throwing at the bull, and gain strategic benefit from throw at the bull, when setting up a finishing double or hitting the bull for a win. Soft-tippers could improve accuracy and alternative finishes by playing steel-tip. Steel tippers could learn that pounding the points in cricket, can be a benefit or a curse when it comes to pace and tempo of the game.

Could the Super League Fiesta have been better? Maybe... yes it was great fun, with a fantastic atmosphere, but it's always good to imagine about what could be greater... so we talked about ways to add to the experience.

...What if DAY ONE of the Fiesta was more of a social and fun darts day? Could it be possible to highlight the other games on the Dartslive machines and have little "Ballon Pop" and "Survivor" comptetitions to help the players get to know one another, and educate everyone about all of the features of the Dartslive machine? Could there be a Touch Live competition? Maybe win a chance to hang out in the Dartslive Skybox for a while?

...What if DAY ONE had more of a "trade show / darts convention / street fair / block party" feel? An event where there would be major event sponsor booths talking about and doing product demonstrations. There could be sponsored players on hand to meet and greet the players attending the event.

...  What if there was a party feel to day one with a DJ and or live music?
Not that would really be a party / fiesta feel.

.... What if the Dart Pros and Sponsored players we giving darts clinics on techniques and strategies? Everybody could use a little help with there game, and what a better place to find it, and top players could develop a following and fans. (Darts needs a fan base that knows the players. )

... What if there was someone on hand to help you setup your dart to be the most efficient for your throw?  Regardless of which darts products you use it would be good to have your darts setup for optimal performance… of course each product sponsor could offer the same service.

... What if there were prize giveaways by sponsors, the hotel (room comps), resort getaways? It would be just another way of encouraging players to come out to the Fiesta regardless of if they are competing. Folks love to win stuff, and it might be a way to engage new sponsors for the event.

... and what if you could be the Next Dartslive Design Star?  There could be a Dartslive Designers Challenge to come up with ideas for a line of Dartslive darts clothing? Designs and clothing you would like instead of just T-shirts. I’m guess I’m saying there is room for style in darts!

This just scratches the surface of the ideas put up for consideration... watch for more in the coming days, and be sure to post your feedback and ideas in the comments section.

More of “My ride with Irete…” to come, chat soon Darttalker





Moonspinner Women "ADONational All Stars Qualifier" at the FRA #darts


Moonspinners 
$10 Qualifier 
Fleet Reserve Association 
14231 Garden Road, Poway Ca. 92064 
  • $10 Entry Fee
  •  Signup at 11:00 am, Starts at 11:30 am
  • 501 Round Robin Format 

 Men may participate, but are not eligible to win (come out men and support womens darts.) 
Qualifier(s) will advance to the East/West All Star National Qualifier on June 9, 2013 at the Dirty Bull. All others may pay the $110.00 entry fee to play in the National Qualifier.

Where you there? #darts #DARTSLIVE SUPER LEAGUE Season I FIESTA!

A great event that was great fun, and full of good sprited competition. It was a good chance to meet new and old friends. It was also a good look at what darts can be in North America! Will Dartslive help darts return to it's "Golden Age" in the USA? Can darts really hit it's peak again on this continent? The DARTSLIVE SUPER LEAGUE Season I FIESTA! gave it a push in the right direction... where you there to help get the party started? Do you have comments about helping to grow the game of darts (soft or steel)? Leave a comment and have your say.... I surely will! Stay tuned for a conversatiton on all things darts with L. David Irete.



see more pics at: Irete's facebook page

Saturday, April 20, 2013

#darts SINGLE CRICKET WOMEN FINAL @ 9TH ADA

Diary of a #Dart Player with Andy Relf – Andy takes on three-time world champ John Part

Last week I started a new season in the Sussex Superleague, and signed for a new team also. I’m now playing for Lewes out of the Tally-ho. Our first match was away at Newhaven, and, despite having a shocker on finishing, I won, but the team sadly lost 5-4.

more at:
http://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/sport/darts/diary-of-a-dart-player-with-andy-relf-andy-takes-on-three-time-world-champ-john-part-1-5019426

DEWAR'S CHINESE CUP TEAM EVENT@ 9TH ADA #DARTS #video


Monday, April 15, 2013

#darts DARIN YOUNG took victory over Dan Olson in the final of the second New World Series of Darts event, held in Las Vegas.

New World Series of Darts Event Two
Las Vegas, April 7 2013
Last 64

Darin Young 6-1 Shannon Cullen
Ron Miller 6-0 Kevin Moncrief
Howard Meyers 6-3 Kenneth Parker
Sheldon Lionel 6-3 Andrew Van Koeverden
Tim Nicoll 6-5 Joe Chaney
Jack Robinson 6-5 William Burt
Ryan Barnett 6-5 Brian Plum
Shane Meeks 6-1 Chris Latham
Andre Carman 6-1 Elliott Milk
Steve Panuncialman 6-2 Matt Thompson
Bob Sinnaeve 6-5 Kevin Yasenchak
Scott Wollaston 6-0 John Sison
Bernie Miller 6-1 Ross Snook
Mike Maloney 6-3 Paul Burns
DJ Sayre 6-0 Jesse Bates
Kurt Hartman 6-3 Ken Kustenmacher
Chris Peake 6-5 John Part
Connley Litton 6-5 Joe Slyvan
Gordon Dixon 6-1 Jeremiah Millar
Nico DePaynos 6-4 Ritchell Penalosa
Dan Olson 6-1 Darren Starr
Mark McGuigan 6-5 Wade Breaux
Ralph McCool 6-4 Ron Colvard
Robert Smith 6-2 Jerry Narvades
Larry Butler 6-5 Mark Fair
Allen Nutter 6-1 JD Newman
Danny Delfino 6-3 Eric Zarlenga
Michael Roundtree 6-3 Rich Hammond
Gary Mawson 6-4 Dave Switzer
Dieter Schutsch 6-5 Frank Hernandez
Chris White 6-0 Americo Canque
Jason Brandon 6-3 Rob Maison
Losers $100

Last 32
Darin Young 6-3 Ron Miller
Howard Meyers 6-5 Sheldon Lionel
Tim Nicoll 6-3 Jack Robinson
Ryan Barnette 6-2 Shane Meeks
Steve Panuncialman 6-5 Andre Carman
Scott Wollaston 6-5 Bob Sinnaeve
Mike Maloney 6-5 Bernie Miller
Kurt Hartman 6-5 DJ Sayre
Chris Peake 6-3 Connley Litton
Mico DePaynos 6-4 Gordon Dixon
Dan Olson 6-3 Mark McGuigan
Ralph McCool 6-1 Robert Smith
Larry Butler 6-1 Allen Nutter
Michael Roundtree 6-4 Danny Delfino
Gary Mawson 6-5 Dieter Schutsch
Chris Wite 6-3 Jason Brandon
Losers $200

Last 16
Darin Young 6-5 Howard Meyers
Ryan Barnette 6-3 Tim Nicoll
Steve Panuncialman 6-5 Scott Wollaston
Mike Maloney 6-2 Kurt Hartman
Nico DePaynos 6-1 Chris Peake
Dan Olson 6-4 Ralph McCool
Larry Butler 6-2 Michael Roundtree
Chris White 6-3 Gary Mawson
Losers $300

Quarter-Finals
Darin Young 6-1 Ryan Barnette
Steve Panuncialman 6-2 Mike Maloney
Dan Olson 6-1 Nico DePaynos
Chris White 6-2 Larry Butler
Losers $600

Semi-Finals
Darin Young 7-3 Steven Panuncialman
Dan Olson 7-6 Chris White
Losers $1,200

Final
Darin Young 8-6 Dan Olson
Winner $4,400
Loser $2,200


http://www.pdc.tv/news/article/1wv519pn7hx7o1an158pc77tyr/title/young-wins-new-world-series-event-in-vegas

Saturday, April 06, 2013

#darts If you missed the finals of the New World Dart Series Blind Draw...

you can catch it on youtube....
also look for more NWDS action in the google hangout with L. David Irete
https://plus.google.com/u/0/110809552029748763830/posts

Sunday, March 24, 2013

#darts Ventura County Corporate Games Darts

The Corp Games Darts Competiton will take place at the Bench Warmer in Ventura Ca. and the VCDA dart league is plesaed to provide score keeping services! We hope everyone has a fun competition! Event Schedules can be found at:

http://www.cityofventura.net/corporategames

New World Dart Series Promo #darts

... from the mind of L. D. Irete:



Thanks!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Cycling Agrees to Amnesty for Doping Confessions - ABC News

Cyclists will be offered a chance to confess to past doping offenses without fear of retribution in an attempt to uncover the full scale of the Lance Armstrong scandal and drug use in the sport.
 more at:
Cycling Agrees to Amnesty for Doping Confessions - ABC News

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

#darts The 34th Capital City Classic will be rescheduled

Krista and Elaine wrote:
 
Hey, all,
Krista has asked me to forward this information about the postponing of the Capital City Classic, in Austin.  Please forward this on to anyone whom you feel needs to have the information.
 
Thanks and best regards,
Elaine
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Krista CADA 


Elaine and Jim – will you please send this out to anyone you may have contacted regarding the Cap City Classic.  We feel terrible about this, but it is out of our control…


The 34th Capital City Classic scheduled for February 22nd – 24th, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Midtown in Austin Texas must be rescheduled due to circumstances beyond our control.  The hotel just inform us that they double booked the date and we are being bumped out.

The hotel is currently trying to find a suitable hotel replacement for this event, however, to date, all hotels with adequate space are not available for the February weekend.  You will be notified as soon as a new location and date has been secured.  
The new date will also be posted on our website, www.austindarts.org

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this might cause but wanted you to know as quickly as possible so you could cancel any arrangements you might have made.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.



Krista Hutchens
CADA President




--
Elaine
 
Elaine Bohls
ADO Regional Director - 3-1

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Stars Of #Darts | GREAT VIEWING FIGURES FOR LAKESIDE 2013

GREAT VIEWING FIGURES FOR LAKESIDE 2013

BBC-2′s coverage of the 2013 BDO Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships final between Scott Waites and Tony O’Shea attracted an average of 2.2 million viewers and an 8.7% share of the audience between 5.45PM and 7.45PM on Sunday, January 13th.

 More at:
The Stars Of Darts | GREAT VIEWING FIGURES FOR LAKESIDE 2013

Lance Armstrong's doping denials through the years Pictures - CBS News



Lance Armstrong's doping denials through the years Pictures - CBS News

Lance Armstrong's Confession

Lance Armstrong's Confession
For the first time since cyclist Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from elite competition by the United States Anti-Doping Agency, he sits down for a no-holds-barred interview, with Oprah. For years, he's denied that he used banned substances to enhance his cycling performance. Will he finally come clean? Find out now. Watch Part 2 of Oprah's interview with Lance Armstrong on Friday, January 18, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN. The interview will be simultaneously streamed LIVE worldwide on Oprah.com.

Unicorn Darts - Phil Taylor

January 1, 2013…..a landmark day in the life and career of the greatest darts player in history.

Phil Taylor secured a ‘sweet’ 16th World Championship at the age of 52 – another phenomenal achievement from a phenomenal darts star!

Taylor, who is now closing in on an incredible 100 ‘Major’ titles, proved that age is no barrier as he beat talented Dutch youngster Michael van Gerwen by 7 sets to 4 at the Alexandra Palace.
more at:
Unicorn Darts - Phil Taylor

Pro #Darts Exhibition with Larry Butler 1/23/13 at the DirtyBull

We rarely have Pro Darts Exhibitions in the USA, and even more rare are Pro Exhibitions by a legitimate World Champion from the USA, so let's make this the first of many to come.


Thanks to the DirtyBull for sponsoring this event!
Larry Butler
Larry Butler on facebook

Monday, January 07, 2013

#darts The VCDA loses a great leader and friend...

Di hits the Bull for the win against Priestly
Di uses the Bull to win against her favorite pro darter D. Pristley
in his 2009 exhibition at the Bench Warmer

You have left us too soon...

Dear VCDA League Members and Friends, It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that VCDA President Diana Needham passed away at home Saturday morning. Diana was President of the VCDA for more than a decade and her contributions to the VCDA and darts in general will be sorely missed. As will the enthusiasm and order that she so diligently brought to the VCDA Board of Directors. For the time being I will be assuming the role of President of the VCDA until we can find a suitable candidate for the job. For all of you that knew Diana we will keep you updated in the near future about any services, I ask that you all keep Jay and Clem in your thoughts as they are going through a very difficult time. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the league please feel free to contact me at (805) 312-4375.
We are planning a league memorial service, and will share details as soon as possible.
Thank You
Bryan Gosser

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