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Date: 09/13/13 06:48 AM

23 Responses to Perfect 9-Dart Finish In 2012 World Matchplay

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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    September 12, 2013 at 3:49 pm
    Link: Perfect 9-Dart Finish In 2012 World Matchplay - Moments later, dart mob riots erupted on the streets of Blackpool, England.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    September 13, 2013 at 7:01 am
    Brilliant.

    I also live very near there at the moment at the next town up the coast...in fact I can see Blackpool tower lit up at night from my garden.

    There are always mobs erupting on the streets there....although they`re usually pissed up and on hen/stag parties.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    September 13, 2013 at 7:20 am
    I have never seen this done before. Amazing!
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
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    September 13, 2013 at 7:41 am
    neat..

    but I have a dumb question, what is `Bowling an Ozzie`?
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    September 13, 2013 at 7:43 am
    No shame in getting beat with a perfect score. I like how he loads the treble 20 from left to right to leave space for the other darts,
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    September 13, 2013 at 7:59 am
    He was one dart off getting back-to-back 9 dart finishes in the world championships.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    September 13, 2013 at 8:01 am
    @Forsquirel- The Freddie in the commentary box is an ex-England cricketer so he was referring to bowling the Australians.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    September 13, 2013 at 8:38 am
    I`m lucky to hit a triple 20 in one match.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    September 13, 2013 at 8:59 am
    I submitted this because I thought it was funny how worked up the announcers got over the dart game. I had no idea there were so many dart afficianados at I-A-B. Shows how little I know!
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    September 13, 2013 at 9:15 am
    Squrlz, It`s definitely not as popular as it was here in the 70s and early 80s but it does still have a good popularity in proper pub leagues.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    September 13, 2013 at 9:25 am
    @ Listypoos: I think it`s a great game, actually. I wish it was more popular over here in the States. If there were a dart league near me, I`d probably join it. (BTW, I was kidding in the link`s description: So far as I know, there were no "dart mob riots" on the streets of Blackpool in response to this match.)
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    September 13, 2013 at 9:30 am
    I used to play for a couple of pub teams when I was about 20... win or lose you got a plateful of sandwiches and two free pints of beer.

    Plus when I played for the base team in the military I got offical time off to go down the bar and practice before a match. I still have a board at home but I don`t play anywhere else these days.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    September 13, 2013 at 9:32 am
    Squrlz, I thought it was quite popular over there...or is that just in sports bars rather than TV coverage?

    The dutch take it very seriously...someone told me that they even play a lot in schools there, although I`m not sure how true that is.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    September 13, 2013 at 9:54 am
    @ Listypoos: I did a search for dart leagues earlier today, and from what I saw, major U.S. cities usually have one, but not mid-sized cities or towns (generally speaking). The nearest dart league to me appears to be about 45 minutes away, alas. I don`t own a TV, so I`m unable to comment on TV coverage over here.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    September 13, 2013 at 10:51 am
    I had an American mate when I was working in Indonesia in the 80`s who had a dartboard in his house. So when I saw it I naturally said, `Fancy a game?`

    He started throwing darts at the board but I couldn`t work out what he was trying to do.

    `What are you doing?`
    `Playing darts.`
    `What game?`
    `What do you mean?`
    `301? 501? Coach and Horses? Round the Clock?, Mickey Mouse? Killer?`
    `What?`

    Turned out there had been a dartboard in his student dorm but people just threw darts at it because it is a restful and pleasant activity. I even had to explain doubles and triples. This was a very bright guy who was working full-time in the field while finishing his PhD in non-chemical control of rice-crop pests.

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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    September 13, 2013 at 11:06 am
    @ LordJim: You are spot on. That describes exactly the level of knowledge of 98% of Americans concerning darts. I know about the doubles and triples--but I couldn`t for the life of me explain the rules of any of the games you mentioned.

    Exactly as you`ve said, most Americans will throw the darts at the board as a relaxing pastime, aiming for the bullseye--but that`s about the extent of it.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    September 13, 2013 at 11:15 am
    Squrlz, look up a log end board, that`ll really confuse them. It`s a fair bit smaller than the more regular board and doesn`t have any trebles.

    Pub leagues here used to play 501 (straight in, double out) in summer months, and the 301 (double in, double out) in winter months.

    LordJim, those are the games we used to play a lot in the naafi when practicing....I thought the Mickey Mouse game was just a stafford/stoke game one of the lads from there taught us, I didn`t know it was that well known. Out of your list, the only one I`m not familiar with the name of is the Coach & Horses one... how`d you play that?
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    djwajda Male 40-49
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    September 13, 2013 at 2:41 pm
    While it`s not televised or anything darts are actually pretty popular here in the U.S.

    NDA


    I haven`t played seriously in a long time but I used to play on no less than 3 teams per `season`. Of course that was back before I had kids and could afford to go out and play nightly.
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    747Pilot Male 18-29
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    September 13, 2013 at 3:43 pm
    that`s the first time i`ve ever seen that happen.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    September 13, 2013 at 4:10 pm
    Here you go guys, if you thought that was impressive...and he still didn`t win the final.
    Link
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    September 13, 2013 at 6:07 pm
    Thanks Drawman, I`ve never seen that clip before
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    September 14, 2013 at 4:23 pm
    but I have a dumb question, what is `Bowling an Ozzie`?

    I`m guessing that it`s a reference to throwing the ball into the wicket of an Australian batsman in a cricket match (which ends that batsman`s game). The Australian national cricket team is noted for consistently being very good and they`ve been the main rivals of the English national cricket team for many a year, so a player from either country would probably be particularly pleased to bowl out a player from the other country.

    The closest parallel in the USA would be a pitcher from a top level baseball team beating a batter from a rival top level baseball team by showing superior skill at the game...I think. I know almost nothing about baseball. Can a pitcher do that - pitch in such a way that the batter is deemed to be beaten and must stop batting with no further score in that game?
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    uatme Male 18-29
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    September 15, 2013 at 6:30 pm
    Funny I just watched this last week First ever 9 dart finish on TV he won 100,000 pounds for the effort.

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