Keith Deller: A Legacy in 138

Keith Deller’s momentous 1983 World Championship victory has permanent pride of place in the darting chronicles. Darting folklore has it that, as a fresh-faced 23-year old, Deller entered the tournament as the ultimate underdog. A brave qualifier who had stepped into the lion’s den to play with the big cats. The final against the late, great Eric Bristow was billed as a David meets Goliath … Continue reading Keith Deller: A Legacy in 138

Decadia: John Lowe and the 1970s

Darts World Magazine has regularly contained a sup[plement or ‘pullout’ since its redevelopment in July 2020. For DW577 we looked back at 6 decades of World Championships: 1970s – John Lowe: 3 x World Champion (BDO) Just 24 players arrived at the Heart of the Midlands Club in Nottingham to compete for the inaugural World Championships. The year was 1978 and John Lowe was amongst … Continue reading Decadia: John Lowe and the 1970s

501 or More: The BDO World Trophy

After a tough few months,  the BDO managed to get a free to air TV event, with a good field and decent prize fund, played over the Bank Holiday weekend on Dave TV. New sponsors were secured and many fans looked forward to a fresh start for players, officials and fans alike. After watching large slices of coverage and reviewing some of the predictions and … Continue reading 501 or More: The BDO World Trophy

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.

Grand Slam of Darts 2015 – Part III – The Last 16

So, with the preliminaries and mini drams are over its time for the survivors to battle it out over a longer stretch. This years group stages have been full of emotional value, a few controversial elements and a very high standard of darts. The sheer number of players, from both codes, averaging over 100 during the group stages gives an indication but the the number … Continue reading Grand Slam of Darts 2015 – Part III – The Last 16