Leighton Rees staked his claim to darting immortality at the first official World Championships. His defeat of John Lowe, in the final, capped the early period of Welsh darting dominance. The much-loved Leighton Rees proved too strong for England’s John Lowe. The ‘red mist’ had featured Rees, Evans, Ridler, and Obbard, among others, hoovering up major events and team titles. Rees himself was one of … Continue reading The Darts World 50 – 1978
Just think that, in the modern era, he would still have been eligible for the World Youth Championship and the Development Tour! Continue reading The Darts World 50 – 1977
Over the course of the year, Darts World paid tribute to some of the game’s important characters while looking forward to big events yet to come.
DW even noticed the ever-growing importance of women, though not always in ways acceptable today, in every aspect of the rapidly growing game. Continue reading The Darts World 50 – 1976
DARTS NEWS, and hence our own reports, had, for more than a year been centered around a new event. The World Masters had started life backed by audio giants Phonogram, but, after the inaugural holding, the famed music company decided to end its support. IN 1975 the next sponsor was to strike a partnership that is unique in darts and possibly across all sports. Darts … Continue reading Darts World 50 – 1975 – Master Evans
Our 1974 article outlines the initial stages of this venerable event and gives a clue to the processes going on behind the scenes at the time. Continue reading The Darts World 50 – 1974
This article, from Issue 2, is essentially a scoop on the birth of the BDO. The ‘Super Teams’ are in fact the early Counties and the National League that is ‘likely to be formed this spring’ became what was the BICC league and is currently the UKDA’s National League! Lookout for Alan Towe’s fuller explanation of the events surrounding this seminal moment in UK darts. … Continue reading The Darts World 50 – 1973
In the early 1970s, a handful of ingredients were coming together to form the recipe for the huge success of the hitherto lesser-known pub game of Darts. Darts World Magazine was one of those ingredients. Continue reading The Darts World 50 – 1972