Barney Takes A Bow – Original Article (English)

When A.I.M: were asked to contribute to a guide the 2020 PDC World Darts Championship an article about Raymond Van Barneveld seemed essential. This piece has appeared, in various forms, in Darts World magazine, at dartsworld.com and on the hugely popular German website darts1.de amongst other places! Barney Takes A Bow! Raymond van Barneveld can claim a major role in the story of the PDC at … Continue reading Barney Takes A Bow – Original Article (English)

A.I.M: Go International! ‘Barney Takes A Bow’ Re-Published by Darts1.de

Nice to see one of the pieces we produced for ‘The Ultimate Guide to the World Championship’ proved popular outside the UK. http://www.darts1.de/news/2019/hut-ab-raymond-van-barneveld.php?fbclid=IwAR0jZhV2HphCT-TwImLy-q3Kx_PpG39wjzYG0U3cszuZwNGb2z_ynl5Kkx0 Hut ab, Barney! Raymond van Barneveld kann eine der Hauptrollen in der Geschichte der PDC-WM für sich beanspruchen. Sein Finalsieg im „Spiel der Spiele“ bei der WM 2007, seine fantastischen 9-Darter – Barney hat dem Dartsport einige legendäre Momente beschert. Darüber hinaus … Continue reading A.I.M: Go International! ‘Barney Takes A Bow’ Re-Published by Darts1.de

Rob Cross: A Remarkable Example and a New PDC Era?

Author note 1: I wrote the piece below in April 2017. Rob Cross was making a tremendous impact and it seemed to be a watershed moment in the development of the PDC. I may well have underestimated it! Voltage crashed into the Grand Slam and is tearing up the field, he is also likely to rise even higher in the rankings than I suggested in … Continue reading Rob Cross: A Remarkable Example and a New PDC Era?

Coral UK Open 2016 – Days 1 & 2

The UK Open lived up to it reputation as the FA Cup of Darts again on the first two days of the 2016 edition. Riley’s qualifiers gave it their all and many Pro’s were given a tough time. Even MVG was subdued, and The Power struggled, in the early the early rounds. The Giant Killing Starts Robert Thornton, the 2012 champion, became the biggest casualty of … Continue reading Coral UK Open 2016 – Days 1 & 2

World Championship Darts and The Lakeside Myth.

  With the recent announcement that the BBC will be covering a new darts event, staged by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC), and featuring the top 8 players in the world, it can be argued that professional darts is now able to expand and reach a huge audience of both armchair fans and potential new players. Of course, this news has also lead to much discussion … Continue reading World Championship Darts and The Lakeside Myth.

The Adonis – Steve Beaton – A Legend in his Own Time

Often sport throws up its own version of the famed curse ” may you live in interesting times”. Players of the highest ability seem to be less appreciated due to truly exceptional players, or rivalries, taking the limelight throughout their own careers. In tennis, Andy Murray is unfortunate enough to straddle the careers of Federer, Nadal & Jokovic for example. Sometimes there is also a … Continue reading The Adonis – Steve Beaton – A Legend in his Own Time

The Fight

  Over 30 years ago two of ‘the four kings’, of 1980’s boxing, met for a contest dubbed simply as “The Fight”. In boxing terms, this would seem a little understated, after the event the name was changed to “The War”. In a little under eight minutes, these two titans flouted every rule of superfights and waged an unremitting war, of brutal intensity and produced … Continue reading The Fight