World Darts again!


It’s that time of year – the Xmas dinners eaten, the booze has been drunk (well not all of it  yet!), and the PDC World darts championship is on the TV again.

I’m off to watch in person tomorrow (29th Dec), with the BEST tickets for the afternoon session (front row, just behind the players to the right, which is the prime being spotted by the cameras seats 🙂 ) .  They are actually exactly the same seats we had last year, and loads of people saw me on TV.

I get to see Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor again for the third or forth time – a true sporting legend.  Love him or Loath him, you can’t deny his dedication and winning nature. If only we could bottle his winning attitude and give it to the footy and cricket teams!

Heading off at 9am for the drive down – three of us on a darts watching marathon. Pictures to come!

Oh and I’m talking about the PDC Alexandra Palace world darts championships – not the (now very noddy) BDO worlds.  All the best players have finally moved across to the PDC now – it’s got the money, and the televised events, which the older and some would say old fashioned BDO just can’t match.  The difference between the two events (apart from the quality of play and prize money) is that one feels like being at a big derby game at a big footy match, while the other is like.. well going to watch old men in cheap gold jewelry play in front of a snooker crowd.  🙂

(PDC darts website can be found here)

Author: Krispy

Webmaster of this and many websites over the years. I've been a Senior developer (Java JEE and Oracle DB, specialising in SEAM/JSF/Hibernate web development). Ex Lead Developer at New Scientist magazine, where I worked on creating a new WordPress based website, using almost 100% custom created widgets, plugins and theme. My own projects include websites created in WordPress and custom written with PHP and MySQL, and have my own dedicated Windows server to run them from. Currently proud of; My several darts websites; - Darts, Beers & Cheers, and - Darts Open Tournament database. I also run websites for over ten of the elite players on the PDC tour, and two for darts management companies. Married, one cat. Beer fanatic (wife probably says bore) - I'm becoming an expert in real ale, craft ales, and Belgium and German beers. If expert means enjoying them. I've also dabbling in doing a bit of extract home brew. CAMRA member, and now regular guest judge for the local Beer festival. I've even created the 'semi official' web app for the Peterborough Beer festival (2nd largest in the country). Play a little darts (badly for Stilton), and watch .. LOTS of darts. Also a fan of the local footy team - UP THE POSH!

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