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11. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Quoting wouterrr

Quoting Utrecht

I play darts myself in Holland, first division, so I watch it very regularly. And tonight is an important night for me as well, because Niels de Ruiter, a friend of mine, is playing. He's from around Utrecht as well (Nieuwegein). But he is playing the Wizard of Oz, Simon Whitlock, so he will be having some difficulties I think.
Final will be Adams-Whitlock!

First division of darts, impressive. How many 180's do you throw in a general match, Michael? I played a lot of darts a few years ago. I guess I never got very good. I am not blessed with a lot talent. But the longer you practice the more feeling you get (when you stop, the feeling also dissapears). That is the difference with the talented dartsplayers. I think I threw 4 times in my life a 180. That where fantastic moments.

O, in a general match probably no 180's or maybe 1 depending on the length. First division is not the highest and although I can play a decent game, it's still not comparable to the ones on tv. But about 3 or 4 years ago I was better. Actually, at the biggest tournament of the world (Dutch Open) I reached the last 64 (out of 3500), lost against Roland Scholten and with the couples the last 8 (we won of Komula and Kantele, the finnish guys) and lost of Bunting and another one). After that, things got worse and now it's just for fun. But it's still nice: sports and beer at one time!

12. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

I just started throwing darts, I always start during major events for some reason (PDC championchips, Lakeside). I discovered a lot of little holes round my dart board on the wall. Wonder where these come from. That shows how talented I am:(.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 10, 2007, at 7:21 AM by wouterrr ]

13. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Enjoyed Taylor against Barney?
You can buy a kind of rubber ring for around your dartboard if you want..;)

14. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 9y

Pardon my ignorance but is it a requirement for this sport to have a gap in your front teeth or is that a side effect?

15. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

Enjoyed Taylor against Barney?
You can buy a kind of rubber ring for around your dartboard if you want..;)

Definitely a spectaculair and exiting match. Great that Barney beat "the Power" after loosing the first three sets. I think its a shame that there are two different associations in Darts. The PDC and the other one (forgot the name). It would be great to have all these excellent darts players together. Especially in a worldchampionship. After the Lakeside championships, we will have in fact two worldchampions.

16. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting Pardus

Pardon my ignorance but is it a requirement for this sport to have a gap in your front teeth or is that a side effect?

The bigger the gap, the better you are;)

17. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting wouterrr

Quoting Pardus

Pardon my ignorance but is it a requirement for this sport to have a gap in your front teeth or is that a side effect?

The bigger the gap, the better you are;)

Avoids getting the feathers caught in your teeth when you've brought your hand back a bit too far while aiming...

18. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting Isadora

Avoids getting the feathers caught in your teeth when you've brought your hand back a bit too far while aiming...

Exactly Isa! To more you practice, the higher the chance that you get the flyer between your teeth. So that is why; the bigger the gap, the better you are

19. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting wouterrr

Quoting Isadora

Avoids getting the feathers caught in your teeth when you've brought your hand back a bit too far while aiming...

Exactly Isa! To more you practice, the higher the chance that you get the flyer between your teeth. So that is why; the bigger the gap, the better you are

See, I've played darts!! I just hate when you accidentally have the dart turned the wrong way and poke yourself in the nose. But, what a great toothpick while you're waiting your turn. The feathered end doesn't stick into the board very well either...

Do they get extra points for the number of beers they have drunk and still gotten a bullseye? Now there's a challenge.

20. Posted by garry moll (Budding Member 348 posts) 9y

hey, hey that me,,,i drink doubles and trebles,,,,
sorry darts, yes good game, i used to play quite a lot when fitter.
no to be honest i think the game was spoiled when they went from a double doard and added the trebles.